29th anniversary-Circulo PampanguenoThe Michigan Circulo Pampangueno (MCP) will celebrate its 29th anniversary in the evening of Nov. 23, 2013 in Somerset Inn at 2601 W. Big Beaver Road, Troy.

MCP officers said the event will be “a night of sumptuous dinner, great camaraderie, wholesome entertainment, lots of fun and tons of dancing.”

The 2013-2015 MCP officers and board directors will also be inducted during the affair.

The new officers who will take their oath of office are Flor Sitchon, president; Rose Caoagas, president-elect; Alex Sitchon, vice president; Kathleen Aniciete, secretary; Lily Ambrosio-Ylen, treasurer; Lily Ann Lacap, auditor; Arcie Gemino, public relations officer; and Mercedes Nacorda, immediate past president.

Also to be sworn in are the members of the board of directors. They are Ferdie Angeles, Mina Aniciete, Esperanza Changcoco, Shirley Cristobal, Atty. Marcus Evangelista, Dr. Stella Evangelista, Lydia Guiao, Divina Juco, Dr. Ben Marquez, Maria Paz Rivera, Bert Sitchon and Rey Tungol.

Incoming President Flor Sitchon came to Michigan in 1995 together with the members of her family — husband Alex and daughters Maria, Patricia and Charlene. She brought with her a wealth of experience, having been officer of community organizations in Australia where she and her family lived for 17 years.

She was three-year president of the Colyton/St Clair Lions Club, three-year secretary of the Samahang Kawayan, Inc composed of 350 families, conductress of the Himig Kawayan Choir and five-year member of the Aguman Capampangan.

In Michigan, Flor has been an active member of MCP, Philippine American Community Center of Michigan (recording secretary/board member) and KKPM (Kapulungan ng mga Katolikong Pilipino sa Michigan) Adult Choir (alto). She is a lector/commentator and Eucharistic minister at St. Rene Goupil parish church in Sterling Heights.

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Flor also chaired the committee on PACCM Valentine’s Ball, Bulilit Fashion Show and FILAMCCO Rizal Day and Kalayaan Day celebrations.

Noting that MCP has “a very strong, diversified, energetic, and supportive board of birectors,” Flor said she is “very excited and determined to lead MCP to new heights.” She would like to continue supporting PACCM, FILAMCCO and other non-profit organizations such as the World Medical Relief, Soup Kitchens and Nursing Homes in Michigan as well as people in need in the Philippines.

MCP was formed in 1984 by Dr. Jose Evangelista, Dr. Bernardo Danan, the late Dr. Demetrio Timban and the late doctor Jose Tungol.

Circulo has undertaken several worthwhile projects and medical missions in Pampanga during its 29 years of existence.

It is an active member of FILAMCCO and consistent supporter/donor of PACCM.

Regular tickets to the event cost $55 each, and benefactor tickets, $100 each. The rates for one-full page ad and one-half-page ad in the souvenir program are $100 and $60, respectively.

For more details on tickets and advertisements, people intending to join the affair or place ads in the souvenir program are asked to e-mail or call any one of the following: Flor Sitchon – [email protected] (586-822-5951); Ched Nacorda – [email protected] (248-682-3936) and Becky Tungol – [email protected] (248-755-6119).