The Year was 1994 …. “The Year of the Northridge Earthquake” But we shook, rattled, and rolled with so many fun events. It was not work at all! 1994 Board Members: President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Auditor: PRO: Board Member: Board Member: Board Member: Board Member:
Edgar Mendoza Tess Carlos Raffy Mariano Pete Imperial Nila Jaramillo Celeste Esguerra Tony Pascua Virginia Quibin Ony Ordona Ramon Ocampo
1994 Association Highlights:
Cancelled Induction Ball because of Northridge Earthquake; simple event at Hyssop clubhouse instead
Nila encouraged Board and Members (guys too) to take belly-dancing classes with The Great Dahlia
June Festival Cultural Show consisted of:
“Ati-Atihan,” feathers were flying!
Virgie Quibin’s formal and elegant Philippine Dance Club from Diamond Bar
July 4th Parade, Overall Sweepstakes Winner, Best Decorated Float, 1st Place Fraternal Float; 3 Highest Awards, Sweet and Unexpected! Camping at Lake Elizabeth (big, rowdy, crowd) Two show performances during Christmas Program. Amateur talent at its very best. o The Nutcracker Suite ala Nila, the belly-dance version, Rated G for Great and for all audiences o Snowflakes and the Seven Elves (became 4, short 3 elf costumes), Rated F for Fun
Association Highlights, cont’d ….. Plus we had the usual events like the Easter Picnic and Bowling Tournament
Ony Ordona got his “barkada” involved. They were lots of fun but also very good people. Plus Nila’s “out-of-the-ordinary” creativity turned out pretty good. And the rest of the Board and assoc members also LET IT LOOSE and worked hard and played hard. It was great! WE Rock’d!!!!
Family Life, in the last 5 years …..
See the page for the 1997 Board with Dr. Carol Mendoza (my wife) as president
The 1994 President in the last 5 years .....
Ran the Long Beach, Las Vegas and Los Angeles Marathons Hiked at least once a week for the last 5 years; rock climbing weekly for 3 years at Texas Canyon and Stoney Point Got psoriatic arthritis all of sudden! Bummer! Now shooting self 2X/week and gave up some activities.
Discovered Biblical Study Resources at The Master’s Seminary I was always in love with Biblical studies during my 20’s, then without reason lost interest. In my late 40’s, and now in my 50’s, the interest came back with a vengeance. Thanks to God. Life’s journey is so much easier with a “God-centered” outlook and a “Gospelcentered” plan. The people around you also look better. Hebrews 4:12 “For the Word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” ……………… Edgar Mendoza