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The UPAA-MB, Inc. celebrated its third annual Christmas Party last Friday, December 7th at St. John Cantius Hall, 768 Mountain Avenue.
Despite the plummeting temperatures, the event was well-attended by its members, families and friends. Dinner was served buffet-style, prepared by volunteer members.
To start the night’s program, the Membership Committee showed a short video presentation to showcase how far the organization has become, starting from the idea of creating the group way back in 2006 and reaching forward to its present state. The committee also held games, raffles and prizes to children and adults as part of the festivities.
The Membership Committee also awarded its first Member of the Year Award to the organization’s most outstanding member for his/her contributions for the past year. The award was given to Jullie Quijano, whose achievements include going over and beyond her responsibilities and scouted for members using social media tools. She capped these off by being the organization’s founding chairperson in 2011.
The event ended with announcement of the raffle draw winners. Jeusa Raflores won the 50/50 draw while Kristine Acab-David won the Silent Auction prize of Cappuccino Set.