JCI Cagayan de Oro, the premiere leadership organization in Cagayan de Oro, is hosting the biggest gathering of JCI chapters in Mindanao – the 30th JCI Mindanao Area Conference.

The event is scheduled for Sep. 3-5 and will be participated by 54 JCI chapters with an expected 500 official delegates.

The JCI Mindanao Areacon is held simultaneously with other JCI Areas, and is scheduled almost a month before the JCI National Conference to be held in Tacloban City.

The last time JCI Cagayan de Oro hosted this type of event was in 1987, and was noted as one of the most memorable area conferences in the history of JCI Mindanao.

JCI Cagayan de Oro president Bien Along, who belongs to a multi-generation JCI family, said “We are making headways in introducing new ways to conduct and organizing the conference, especially now that communication is so much faster than before. I can give updates almost real time, thanks to mobile technology and social network sites like Facebook. This year we arranged the entire event schedule to give more leeway for the delegates to see more of the City of Golden Friendship.”

The conference will include a JCI Leadership Training, plenary sessions and elections for Mindanao officers for JCI Area 5.

JCI Cagayan de Oro will be providing the delegates with discounted rates on Great White Water Tours and the Dahilayan Adventure Park, as well as the ATV and the Zorb. All these establishments are owned and managed by JCI members.

The Areacon director is JCI Sen. and Past-President Javi Paras. In spite of his task as Chief of Staff of Rep. Jess Paras, he is able to juggle himself with all the committee workings of the preparations while travelling by land and air almost weekly between Manila, Cagayan de Oro and Bukidnon.

Javi said, “It’s not an easy task, but with a chapter like JCI Cagayan de Oro, nothing is impossible. We have a good set of officers and members that can handle themselves individually and as easily as a combined group. Our past group experience also helped and made us able to manage our time and resources better, thanks to our various training with the Jaycees and guidance from our past officer and members.”

The JCI Mindanao Area Conference is presented by J5 Agritech, and in part by Petron Gasul, Crocs Philippines, Ayala Land and Alegria Hills, and Agile Technologies; and in cooperation with Teddy Salido Videography, Biema Shoe Shop, LU Dental Office, EVG Trucking, Max’s Restaurant, JCI Sen. and PP Vincent Pelaez, JCI Sen. and PP Gigi Go, Samrey Printing Press, Star Ads, Sunstar Cagayan, Parasat Cable TV, and Mindanao Gold Star Daily. It is supported by Miser Gasul Center, JCI Durian City, ATC Gasul Center & General Merchandise, Mellow Touch 95.7, Alfonso Y. Sia Marketing, and 89.3 KillerBee.

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