By Rose Escueta
In time for our reflection for the coming Lenten Season, this month’s General Assembly opened with the Fr. Armand Robleza’s inspirational message which he aptly entitled "Seriously Speaking – Jesus The Christ". Indeed, listening to Fr. Armand speak gives you the feeling of hearing the words of Jesus Himself as He shared God’s wisdom. He taught us the 3 main dimensions of the "Self" and left us with 6 big lessons and questions we needed to contemplate on:
The Acquisitive Self – comprises of feelings, thought patterns, reactions and the numb self.
1) Say "enough" – When do we say "enough"? Decide what happiness and success mean to you otherwise you’ll drown yourself in clutter. We don’t have to be successful to be happy.
2) Share your blessings – Which treasures are you willing to give away? To love someone, you have to let go of something. What will you give up for love? Take the inner journey to your heart. God is so passionate! He gave you what you need!
On the first day of the 47th Convention of the Philippine Association of Educators in Office Administration Foundation, Inc. (PAEOAFI) held at the Richville Hotel in April, LEAP Vice Chair Jinky Aguinaldo and Board Member Frances Peria shared their expertise with distinguished educators who came from all over the Philippines. PAEOAFI’s convention theme this year was: Empowering the Academe for ASEAN 2015.
LEAP scholars from NTC, Roxelle Sobrido and Mico Largo, started this week their second semester classes for the year 2014-2015. They have rendered an outstanding performance in the first semester, Mico’s general weighted average was B (88-90%), and Roxelle’s was B+ (91-94%). As in the past, they submitted their accomplishment reports for the 1st semester, highlights of which were:
by Erlynne Figueroa
Shortly before the opening of classes this year, LEAP members once again trouped to the Hapay na Mangga Elementary School in Taytay, Rizal. The members – some with their families in tow – brought with them school supplies, snack items and assorted give-aways for 37 children whom the members are personally putting through elementary school. Special thanks for the goodies go to Rose Escueta, Luz Canivel, Liz Fernandez, Tintin Cobreros, Arlene Coronel, and Joe Umali.
Now on its third year, this CSR activity led by chairperson Erlynne Figueroa, was started with 25 children in grade two getting free education through the voluntary support from LEAP members. The school teachers for their part are likewise exerting extra effort in seeing that the children receive a good basic education.
It is remarkable to note how this gift of education is making a difference in the lives of the children. They and their respective families realize that with their enthusiasm and commitment, these children can look forward to a better future.
LEAP is a professional organization of Administrative Professionals. Its members are career women who meet on a regular basis in an atmosphere of confidentiality, trust, and openness to share in each other’s career, business, family and personal experiences. The Organization provides an ongoing opportunity to share and discuss with a group of peers all issues that arise from being an Administrative Professional.
League of Executive Assistants of the Philippines, Inc. (LEAP)
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