by JOSEPHINE DE LOS REYES, JP
The induction of 2013 Officers of Concerned Citizen for Over 50’s (CCFO50’s) was held on 14 September 2013 at the Mount Anan Botanical Garden. The 2013 Officers are Rose Lay- President; Nenita Still-Vice President; Violy Escultura-Secretary; Josephine de los Reyes-Treasurer; Flor Chadler, Jimmy Lopez, Bert Mangalino and Rebecca Noriega-Directors. They were inducted by Lourdes Kaiser, President of Campbelltown and Region Filipino Community Council Inc, and founding officer of CCFO50’s.
Other past presidents of CCFO50’s are Jimmy Lopez, Antonio Reyes, Josephine de los Reyes, Lina Bautista and Jo Bonto. The officers and members of CCFO50’s joined the family and friends of President Rose in celebrating her birthday on that day. It was also an outing day for Sedgwick Housing Co-operative Ltd tenants, who are also members of CCFO50’s.
CCFO50’s, an active affiliate of Alliance of Philippine Community Organizations Inc (APCO), was organized to help the Senior Citizens from the Campbelltown area. One of the projects of the organization is to lobby more affordable houses for Senior Citizens.
Rose Lay, together with other members of CCFO50’s were present at the Recognition Day of Philippine Australian Community Foundation Inc (PACF) last August 18, 2013.The group were very happy to see the Filipino Community property at Schofields, and as a result the group decided to help raise funds thru PACF’s Adopt a Tree Program.