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03/03 – Day 101: Chapter Youth Congress 2012

The experiences for the past 2 years was indeed worthwhile and something that I will cherished for life. It is the best decision that I have ever made to run and being voted by more than half of the delegates last 2010 but today, the journey ends.

I am not a hands-on officer due to my working hours thus something that I regret because I know I could have offered more. Today, I can say almost all of my doubts from yesterdays just made sense. Even if I am busy, I never gave up and still continued to be of help to my fellow officers. I will surely miss the bond that I shared with my crazy friends/officers and our vice chairs.

Maybe you guys are wondering what is this Congress I am talking about… well let me provide you a brief description.

During the Congress, we are tasked to amend our constitution and by-laws, report the achievements and milestones reached for the past 2 years and elect the youth officers who are tasked to serve and plan out activities to promote Red Cross in our society.

As we bid goodbye to our 2 year term, we thank the people who never failed to support us. The advisers and youth members who never failed to serve humanity and the youth leaders who never gave up despite the dramas that they have been through.

I would like to thank my fellow officers for understanding and for always being supportive with my endeavors. I know that I gained great friends that I promised to keep forever. We also appreciate the delegates, observers, advisers and National Youth Council officers who attended the congress. Anyways, before I get too sentimental, I’ll just cut it off and prepare another blog entry soon. 😉

I also made the tarp for the youth night which I designed without any creative inspiration but it looked fine though yet it did not match my satisfaction.

Anyways, the Chapter Youth Congress made my day awesome even if I am sleepless because I went straight to the venue right after shift.

More posts about Red Cross Youth memoirs soon! 😉


12/04 – Day 11: Million Volunteer Run

Run for Humanity
Run for Humanity

“How far can you run for humanity? At around 6am earlier this morning, Red Cross volunteers from various walks of life painted the streets of Lacson red as they run for humanity. It was a successful and heartwarming event. Seeing thousands of people doing something for a cause is really overwhelming. I realized that it’s been 9 years that I am part of this worldwide organization and been an active volunteer for the past 7 years. I have developed my leadership, first aid and basic life support skills because of Red Cross. I realized that I did not quit no matter how hard it was to juggle both extra curricular and my academics back in college so as in high school. I find it amusing how some people think I have a degree in Nursing because I am associated with Red Cross and in the school where I came from, nursing students dominate the Red Cross Youth Council. Before, my goal is to set a difference that even if my course is far from the medical field, I can still be the president and I am not quite sure if I am indeed the first ComSci student who became USLS – CRCY Council president for 2 consecutive years in the history of Red Cross Youth in La Salle Bacolod. A big chunk of how I lead and who I am today is because of Red Cross. Thanks for everything… and in my heart I will still be a proud Red Cross Volunteer because there is no noble heart than a heart of a volunteer. Amongst all the work that I have done and been associated with — this is the organization that made me happy and fulfilled. Our term is about to end and because of the nature of work I am in right now, I was not able to maximize my time and need to sacrifice some RCY activities to focus more at work and of course be sane and healthy. I regret the times I was not there to help but I appreciate the understanding and the friendships. Go Chapter Youth Council 2010-2012 — 3 months to go and it’s all over, mixed emotions. 🙂 😦 ”