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DEVOTEES OF OUR LADY OF MANAOAG (DOLMA) MINUTES OF A MONTHLY MEETING March 6, 2010
DEVOTEES OF OUR LADY OF MANAOAG (DOLMA)
MINUTES OF A MONTHLY MEETING
March 6, 2010

Present:
Tony & Josie Bautista Rosie Evangelista Magdalena Salazar Ely Soriano
Florie & Edgar Nilayan Reynie Lopez Ofelia Bonifacio Rose Soriano
Lino & Vicky Carmona Candy Tamondong Violeta Angara Lily Angara
Joe & Fe Gavilan Nini Centeno Emerenciana Tamondong Terry Padua

The meeting was called to order at 6:55 P.M.

Magdalena Salazar led the opening prayer…..

Thank you note received from David Elementary School Mangaldan, Pangasinan for the contribution that was collected from DOLMA members.

Copies of the meeting agenda were distributed. The meeting continued with the discussion of each item on the agenda.

OLD BUSINESS:
• Nine Day Novena Leaders/Sponsors have been completely filled.
• May Flower Candidates:
1. Shayla Isada – daughter of Carlito & Sherry Ann Isada
2. Lorraine Cesario – daughter of Allan & Lorina Cesario
3. Jocelyn Terese M. Bettarelli – daughter of Mr & Mrs Betarelli
4. Bianca Joaquin – daughter of Jake & Cecile Joaquin
5. Maria Carmela Dominguez – daughter of Pat Dominguez
1st and final canvassing will complete on Saturday, April 17th after mass.

• Souvenir program – canceled due to insufficient time.
• Block Rosary – Terry Padua passed out schedule of the group’s monthly assignment.
• Website updates – still to be developed
• A full day pilgrimage to Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wisconsin – agreed for May 15th Joe Gavilan made a motion to accept and seconded by Florie Nilayan. The cost per person is calculated to be $40 to $45 the bus size accommodates 40 – 50 people – it will be release to St. Hedwig parishioners. The departure time still to be set.


Treasurer’s report:
DOLMA’s bank balance as of March 2010 = $1162.29



NEW BUSINESS:

• Feast Day Celebration:
o Procession - will begin @ exactly 4:00 pm – Joe Gavilan, Dr. Tony Bautista & Jun Vazquez will be in charge of the procession
o Coronation of Our Lady of Manaoag will follow immediately right after the procession so children should start lining up by the entrance of the church for the flower offering then the candidates to follow.
o Mass – Guada Salazar will be in charge of the liturgy
o Reception & program – emcee was previously assigned to Lorraine Carmona, daughter of Lino & Vicky Carmona, however due to prior engagement, she’s unable to emcee.

Reminder:

Food to serve on the April 24th Feast Day Celebration:
• Group 1 – Arozcaldo + fresh fruits – c/o Tony & Josie Bautista
• Group 2 – Pancit + puto – c/o Rosie Evangelista
• Group 3 – Lechon – whole lechon will be donated by Butch & Nini Centeno
• Group 4 – Menudo + bibingka – c/o Terry Padua
• Group 5 – Pancit + banana bread – c/o Vicky Carmona
• Group 6 – Menudo + bibingka – c/o Salazar family
• Group 7 – Arozcaldo – c/o Joe & Fe Gavilan
• Group 8 – Chicken + brazo – c/o Tamondong family

Each group must bring 1 case of bottled water + 2x 2 liters of soda & rice



No further business to discuss – meeting adjourned at 9:05 P.M.





Prepared by: Attested by:

Reynie Lopez Vicky Carmona
Reynie Lopez Vicky Carmona
Assistant Secretary President





St Hedwig Parish Pastoral Council Report:

1. The Parish launched a plan to have a Carnival on June 25, 26, 27 (3 days). Fr. Stan, our Pastor, encourages each ethnic group to have a food booth and be decorated with ethnic motif. He was excited to see the cultural presentations through our booths. DOLMA is expected to participate and decorate the Filipino Food Booth. Somebody suggested that we make a nipa hut as our booth. We would like to request everybody to pitch in their ideas and opinions.
2. Dr. Violeta Angara is leading an exhibit to be shown on April 25th, just a day after our Feast Day. It is the Eucharistic Miracle Exhibits. Please support this project - it is not only very educational project but it encourages us to increase our devotion to the Blessed Sacrament. These pictures and stories are authenticated by the Vatican. In fact, these materials came from the Vatican Museum. (I am very thankful to Dr. Violeta Angara for her contribution to the Parish Pastoral Council in spite of her new status as a member. Please note that we are representing Filipino Community in this Council. There is an on going battle of ideas in the Council and Filipinos earned respect from the members themselves... Please support us because what we do is for the legacy we have to leave behind in this parish.







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