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Los Angeles’ Philippine Women’s Club mark 55 years of community service

Nine new members were sworn in by the Los Angeles Philippine Women's Club (LA PWC) on their 55th Anniversary last Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Manila Terrace Apartments Social hall at 2328 Historic FIlipintown, DTLA. New LA PWC President Perla Santos ( fourth person on the left) in Blue Pilipina terno with the new members
The Los Angeles Philippine Women’s Club (LA PWC) sworn in nine new members on their 55th Anniversary last Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Manila Terrace Apartments Social hall at 2328 Historic FIlipintown, Downtown LA. New LA PWC President Perla Santos (fourth person on the left) in Blue Filipina terno with the newly sworn in members.

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.

Abner Galino
The author is a poet and a writer. He was a cultural worker before he became a reporter for Tinig ng Masa and Malaya Midday Edition during the Marcos regime. He later became a reporter of People's Tonight shortly after 1986 EDSA Revolution. He went on to become its Chief of Reporters, City Editor and News Editor. He retired after 15 years in the Journal Group of Publications. He now writes for Weekend Balita and the US Asian Post (USAP), weekly Filipino-American newspapers based in Los Angeles, California.

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