Los Angeles- “The oldies but the goodies.” The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club ( LA PWC), the oldest Filipino-American women’s organization, marked their 55th years of community service by installing new officers and members.
In her welcome address, past president Amelia Arichea lauded the organization’s officers for their tireless effort is running the organization. She adds that their dedication inspired her to continue working for LA PWC.
“I thought I was too old, too tired and just want to retire but the president, Ms, Linda Jones then sold her house and relocated to Arizona, thus I have to assume the presidency again,” adding that “but when I see Mrs. Ruby Cube who is older then me who still works, then I said, when should I rest and retire?”
She also noted that “the LA PWC has the distinction of the only API organization whose name is the marker of the Music Center at the Ahmanson Theater in Downtown LA, an LA PWC supported the project,”
A Happy Occasion
The happy occasion was held at the Manila Terrace Social hall at 2328 W. Temple St. at Historic Filipino town, Downtown LA. Their guest speaker was Ruby Cube, past president of the California Federation of Women’s Club, Los Cerritos District.
She was introduced by LA PWC Vice President and work horse, Rosalie Caratao who was also the installing officer for the installation of the new officers and members of the LA PWC.
Induction of New Members
She swore in the new set of officers led by President Perla Santos and nine new members of the LA PWC.
After Ms. Perla Santos accepted her post as new organization president and Mrs. Linda Maestro conducted the Cadena De Amor ceremony with lawyer Roman Mosqueda and Sir Knight Commander of the KOR-HFT, Art Garcia and his singers regaled the crowd with their songs while Maestro Buddy Reyes played the music accompanying the singers.