The Philippine Nurses Association of Wisconsin is pleased to announce the oath taking ceremony of the Executive Board 2016-2018 during their Annual Holiday party on December 5, 2015 at the Clinical Cancer Center Conference Hall, Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The newly inducted board are: Marilyn Mallari, president elect and members: Sarah Austria, Nieves Soriano, Shelardino Capitan, Pam Marcelino, Maria Tilistyak, Virna Daquioag, Jackie Tulod, Minnie Parbs, Rowena Poticar and Abegail Mira. Distinguished guest speaker and inducting officer was Bessie Schiroky, PNAA Regional Vice president for the North Central Region. In her inspiring address, she shared her PNAA experiences and talked about the achievements and projects of NCR during her term. She emphasized the importance of PNAWI as a strategic PNAA presence on the north near non- represented northern states like the Dakotas, Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota. Gem Cubos, current PNAWI president who ends her term on January 2016 was awarded a PNAA Certificate of Appreciation along with the officers and board of 2014-2016. Other PNAA NCR guests in attendance were: Bryan Ranchero, PNA Illinois president-elect and Manelita Dayon of PNA Northwestern Indiana. Bessie Schiroky and Manelita Dayon entertained the crowd with a beautiful rendition of Christmas carols during the Holiday party.
A special PNAWI meeting and welcome night was held on December 4, 2015 with guests, PNAA president elect Dino Doliente III, Miss Bessie Schiroky and Bryan Ranchero. Dino Doliente was unable to join the oath taking ceremony the next day due to a previous commitment that weekend. The election of PNAWI officers will be held on the first nurses meeting on January 16, 2015. PNAWI is looking forward to 2016 as they continue to reach new endeavors and gain more success in the NCR.
PNAWI president 2014-2016
PNAWI had a successful Halloween fundraiser on October 31, 2015 at the Philipiine Center, Zablocki park, Milwaukee,Wisconsin. It was a glitzy, frightfully fun night with a sold out crowd. Guests enjoyed raffles, games, trick or treat for the kids and the most anticipated best costume contests . Judges for the costume competition were Tom Hey, Cream Pepito and JoAnne Capitan. The winners of the different categories were Jun Visalda as King of the Night, Rosita Marcelino as Queen of the Night, Sharmaine Cruz as Princess of the Night and Jason Mira as Prince of the Night. Acknowledgement goes to the generous donors. Our only Platinum sponsorwas Dr. Violeta Singson. Gold sponsors were Edgar and Rehmie Azcueta, Alvin and Sheila Jackson, Drs. John and Evalynne Pickeral, Dr. Jazmin Parcon, Michael Soriano, Gerry Ramos, FAAWIS , PMA and Dr. Jerry Vinluan. Silver sponsors were Jake and Zen Edralin, Mareta Prill, Dr. Rowena Punzalan, Dr. Ruben Romero and UPAAW.