Lourdes Capili was recently elected new president of Sandugo USA Family Club of New and Jersey in an election held at the residence of Larry and Malou Galang in Paramus, New Jersey.
A retiree from the pharmaceutical industry in New Jersey, Capili used to be resident of Jagna, Bohol and was once an active member of the Bohol Jaycees.
In her victory speech, Capili vowed to pursue the primary direction of Sandugo in assisting the less fortunate Boholanos through outreach projects lined-up during her two-year tenure as head of this non-profit organization, now 27 years in existence.
Capili is the mother of Atty. Emmanuel Jude Bernido, a practicing lawyer based in Cebu City and Atty. Maria Loreste Bernido, vice president and corporate legal counsel of CIT Group in New York City.
Sandugo’s latest project was the distribution of food packs consisting of rice, canned goods, soap bars, coffee, noodles and cash to some 150 indigent children patients of the Governor Celestino Gallares Memorial Hospital (GCGMH) in Tagbilaran City, as part of the group’s outreach program headed by its incumbent president Francis Dompor.
The Sandugo Family Club also donated a brand new service vehicle to the Bohol Crisis Intervention Center.
The Bohol Stimulation and Therapeutic Activity Center (STAC) was a recipient of educational and therapeutic kits for children with behavioral conditions.
The other new officers for the year 2020-2022 include: Maggie Dejaresco, 1st vice president; Lyn-lyn Racho, 2nd vice president; Nilda Galang, secretary; Inday Parras, asst. secretary; Nene Dante, treasurer; Inday Sarabosing, asst. treasurer; Annabelle Tinampay, auditor; Peg Maghuyop, asst. auditor; Bobong Dejaresco, PRO; Annabelle Remolador, asst. PRO; Tita Dompor, ways and means.
Board of directors are are past presidents: Paeng Ignacio, Clifford Galang, Nena Maceren, Justy Parras, Larry Galang, Dido Racho, Boni Dante, Junie Sarabosing and Francis Dompor.
Induction of the new officers will be held on December 14 during the annual Sandugo Christmas Party to be held at Baymont by Wyndham in Pompton, New Jersey.