CHSNAF CENTENNIAL SONG
This Centennial Song entitled "Here We Are" was composed by Socorro de Castro, HS67 of the PNW chapter. She is also one if the 100 Outstanding Awardees of CHSM. The musical score and lofty lyrics inspire and remind us of the fun and joys of our student days. The words are nostalgic, poignant and heartrending. Listen and sing a long as this song will be played on the Centennial weekend at CHSM and at the CHSNAF Centennial/grand reunion in Las Vegas between Oct. 17-21 '13.
CHSNAF's 2012-13 SCHOLARS
PACIFIC NORTHWEST CHAPTER
Ma. Eliner Nichole Elvina - BS Religious and Values Education
Judy Ann Rey - BS Tourism Management
Nikki King Cruz - BS Tourism Management
Ma. Leah Agnes Gagaoin - BS Accountancy
HS CLASS '62
Ilijah Jane Garillo - BS Respiratory Therapy
HS CLASS '65
Xenia Ocampo - BS Business Administration
HS CLASS '67
Jesse Ann Polistico - BA Communication Arts
Ellen Young Gomez (So Cal Chapter)
Nicole Aristorenas - BS Psychology
Marilyn Dijamco & Corazon Simon Nieves (So Cal Chapter)
Clea Joy Rillera - BA Communication Arts
In Memory of Joelly and Mary Young (So Cal Chapter/Philippines)
Nicole Timpog - BS Medical Technology
In Memory of Alicia Exconde (So Cal Chapter)
Claudine Villadiego - BS Education
CHSNAF's 2012-13 SCHOLARS
In Memory of Susan Chung (So Cal Chapter)
Krissel Kate Prado - High School 1
HS Class '68 (USA/Canada - ½ share)
Hannah Pestano - High School 2
THE HOLY SPIRIT COMMEMORATIVE WATCH
Own a memorable centennial Swatch watch and have part of CHS history (Click here for Swatch pictures)
Project Organizers Menchu Que, HS-75, Cynthia Martinez, HS-76 and Viqui del Rosario, HS-77, have been appointed Project Managers of the Holy Spirit Swatch Project to represent the School and to negotiate with Swatch Philippines for the official College of the Holy Spirit Centennial Commemorative Watch by Swatch. The project goal is to raise PhP1MM for the CHSAF Adopt a Scholar Program by selling 1,000 Limited Edition watches.
PhP4,000.00 or $100.00.
Please place your orders early through your class representatives to enjoy the 12.5% discount. Make your checks payable to Mary Anne T. Fadul, memo - Swatch Watch. Mail the check to
Mary Anne T. Fadul
2639 Paddock Gate Court
Herndon, VA 20171
For questions, contact Mary Anne Fadul firstname.lastname@example.org
CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE MERCHANDISE
CLASS '64 CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE CROSS
This beautiful cross comes in a variety of colors and can be worn in different ways. To get more details and order, please link to CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATIVE CROSS.
CHSM CENTENNIAL AWARDEES
In light of this Centennial celebration, CHSM has posted its 100 Centennial Awardees - the proud product of 100 years of CHSM's education par excellence.
Link here for the complete list.
THE FIRST KEY IS TO GIVE
by Nipun Mehta
In the movie Wall Street -- which originally came out well before you guys were born -- there's a character named Gordon Gekko whose credo in life reads: Greed is good. When I was about your age, Silicon Valley was in the seductive grip of the dot-com boom. It was a time when it was easy to believe that Greed was Good. But a small group of us had a different hypothesis:
*Maybe* greed is good, but Generosity is better.
We tested that hypothesis. When I started ServiceSpace, our first project was to build websites for nonprofits at no charge. We ended up building and gifting away thousands of sites, but that wasn't our main goal. Our real purpose was to practice generosity.
In the early days, the media was pretty sure we had a hidden agenda. "We're doing this just to practice giving with no strings attached," we said. The few who actually believed us didn't think we could sustain it. The thing is -- we did. A decade later, when our work started attracting millions of viewers, entrepreneurs told us that we'd be crazy to not slap on ads or try to monetize our services. The thing is -- we didn't. We probably *were* a bit crazy. And when we started Karma Kitchen, people really thought "No way!" It was a restaurant where your check always read zero, with this note: "Your meal is paid for by someone before you, and now it's your chance to pay it forward." The thing is -- 25 thousand meals later, the chain continues in several cities around the globe.
People consistently underestimate generosity, but human beings are simply wired to give.
In one study at Harvard, scientists surprised a couple hundred volunteers with an unexpected monetary reward and gave them the choice of keeping it or giving it away. The only catch was that they had to make the decision spontaneously. Lo and behold, the majority chose --- to give away the money! Greed, it turns out, is a calculated after thought. Our natural instinct is, and always has been -- to give.
When you take Econ 101 in college, you will learn that all of economics is rooted in the assumption that people aim to maximize self-interest. I hope you don't just take that for granted. I hope you challenge it. Consider the likes of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and Mother Teresa who have rocked the history of our planet with the exact opposite assumption, with the belief in the goodness of our human nature.
Or consider Ruby Bridges. Six-year-old Ruby was the first African American girl to go to an all-white school on Nov 14, 1960. All the teachers refused to teach her, except for one Mrs. Henry. Ruby received constant death threats and on the way to class every day, people would line up to shout and throw things. Mrs. Henry instructed Ruby to not speak to anyone, as she crossed the jeering crowds every day. But one day, she saw Ruby saying something, so she said, "Ruby, I told you not to speak to anyone." "No, Mrs. Henry, I didn't say anything to them." "Ruby, I saw you talking. I saw your lips moving." "Oh, I was just praying. I was praying for them," Ruby responded. Then she recited her prayer, and I quote "Please, God, try to forgive these people. Because even if they say those bad things, they don't know what they're doing."
A six year old! Wishing well for those who were wishing her harm. How generous is that? And what does it say about the power of the human heart?
Our capacity to love is a currency that never runs out.
May each of you tap into that generous ocean and discover every day, what it means to give.
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Dear Ellen and the CHSNAF Officers,
My warmest congratulations to all of you for your successful hosting of the Centennial celebrations here at Las Vegas, USA!
As I speak in behalf of the SSpS Sisters in the Philippines, my Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and students, we are indeed grateful for all the financial and intangible support you have extended College of the Holy Spirit Manila. While we continue to journey towards the next hundred years, we are confident that the fire we have in our hearts for CHSM is very much alive. This journey may take minute steps but if coupled with deliberate focus and passion, it can take CHSM to higher heights and boundless boundaries.
Last night, I couldn't help but feel the energy of each of our alumnae. The spirit of pride and dynamism for our Alma Mater is awe-inspiring. This intensity can further accelerate the thrust of the College to achieve the quality image and standards we have long been known for. We will continue to build CHSM, forever proud of our individual roles in the preservation of her treasured historicity and legacy.
Thank you and God bless.
Dr. Felina C.Young
College of the Holy Spirit
A LETTER FROM DR. FELINA C. YOUNG
President, College of the Holy Spirit, Manila
The devastation in our beloved mother country, Philippines, specifically in Leyte and Samar, calls for immediate and emergency assistance to these areas. CHSNAF has partnered itself to three NGOs:
1) FEED the HUNGRY - geared towards meeting the immediate and basic needs if the victims through food and water; after the crises, to help with setting up infrastructure such as shelters, housing, for the victims.
2) WATER FILTRATION units through the UP Medicine - Mu Sigma Phi Foundation - an organization made up of UP physician alums in the US assisting victims by way of self help water filtration units to hydrate the population and to prevent the spread of disease by having clean, potable water available.
3) The SSpS houses in Tacloban and Cebu suffered devastation from the largest typhoon (Yolanda ) in recorded history. The house in Cebu now shelters 2000 refugees from Tacloban. Immediate help is desperately needed to feed this population through CHSNAF so it can receive direct assistance.
Donations can be made to CHSNAF which will channel these donations to FEED the HUNGRY, WATER FILTRATION and or SSps Congregation..
Click the Donations bar on the left side of this web page. Once in, click Pledges. Send your check to Darlene Troy Milo (address is on the Pledge form) and on the memo of your check, write where you want your donation to go to - 1) Feed the Hungry and/or 2) Water filtration 3) SSpS Congregation/Trinity Province.
Or you can donate thro Pay Pal and once you click Pay Pal from the Pledge page, indicate where you want your donations to go to.
Please help your country men and women. There has never been a crisis of this magnitude. In some places, not a single tree, not a single house or structure exists. There is no food, no water, and no electricity. And as much as a person is hungry, there is nothing like losing a love one or looking for a love one that you hope is still alive somewhere.
URGENT YOLANDA RELIEF NEEDED!!!
More on relief efforts CHSNAF:
Below is a link to Feed the Hungry, as well as the latest and the greatest news reports about the devastating typhoon and current relief efforts.
Should you decide to help in the relief efforts via Feed the Hungry : http://www.feedthehungry.org/. Then just click on Philippines Relief or Philippines Typhoon for the latest information and donation link.
For the latest news from ABS-CBN, a Philippines-based TV News Station please click on this link: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/global-filipino/world/11/14/13/obama-appeals-philippines-typhoon-relief.
President Obama's pledge to send aid to my country of origin is posted there, too, along with other news about the Philippines.
From the Huffington Post, here's President Obama's pledge to aid typhoon victims: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/14/obama-philippines-typhoon_n_4275254.html?utm_hp_ref=politics
As President Obama had stated in his latest comments regarding the devastation in the Philippines, as well as the relief efforts from the U.S. and the United Nations, there are other bona fide organizations that we could choose from in order to donate. I am appealing to each one of you to please consider donating whatever you could to help the victims of the worst cyclone ever experienced by human beings.