Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas Party 2011

Following a very successful gathering with some of the Mindanao mountaineers in the Island Garden City of Samal, our LOGSAC group had once again gathered for an annual Christmas party a week later, this time at our Sta. Cruz home court Tajos Beach Resort on December 18, 2011. This came early than most of our previous yuletide schedules considering that Papong, Irvhin and Pawiks will have their yearend climb at Mt. Ugo in Luzon on the 26th of December.

All members were refreshed and excitement were scattered all over the place. We haven’t exclusively done this for quite some time within the year what with the plenty of individual schedules each member had either work or personal reasons.

Other members, however, weren’t able to come but manifested desires to be around on the next gatherings. Chickay was taking a nursing board exam. Policeman John Jay was assigned at Compostela Valley. Kiba was with a touchy friend. Tolits was busy facilitating an event with his other group. The rest were nowhere to be found. But our presence was more than enough to fill the dance floor with reggae beat. Our self-made concert was headed by then-dredged-but-now-bald Bob Niloy. Newbies Anjo and Mariel also used to grace the event and enjoy the company so much.

Personally, this blogger, who is the group’s overstaying president (hehe, because others always refuse to have an election especially Jonas), will always be delighted to have all the club members gathered in an occasion such as Christmas. It will always be very rewarding that apart from all the advocacies of the club and all other commitments, fellowship and friendship will always prevail. Jah bless LOGSAC.

Thanks to all sponsors………………..

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

MFSM Day 2011

A huge event hosted by the Mountaineering Federation of Southern Mindanao (MFSM) was actively participated by the Local Government of Sta. Cruz Adventure Club. It took place on December 10-11, 2011 at a newly-opened Sunset Beach Park in Island Garden City of Samal.

With a very timely theme of “MOTHER EARTH, MFSM AND ME,” it fulfilled another goal of making Southern Mindanao mountaineers part of the challenge in climate change co-existence and mitigation. It also allowed the new club members of MFSM to define the reasons of their membership to the federation aside from the sense of belongingness and camaraderie which is to “heal Mother Nature.”

The event was graced by no less than the Director of Department of Tourism XI Mr. Arturo P. Boncato, Jr. who himself believes that members of MFSM have greater roles in promoting Davao Region as an eco-tourism destination in the country with the presence of Mt. Apo as its banner site.

There were 22 LOGSAC contingents who joined the anniversary and everybody was overwhelmed with all the surprises prepared by the organizers.

More Notes:

• Welcome first-timers Anjo, Nice, Gene, Mariel, etc….
• Thanks also to the Alcoriza brothers for the car ride when this blogger lost his consciousness due to intoxication (hehehe).
• Congrats to Mr. Julius Paner who was one of the three awardees of the Most Outstanding Club Presidents of MFSM.