YMCA-USA visits Davao, Asuncion-A A +A
Saturday, March 23, 2013
SENIOR associate director Boon Chin Tan of the International Group of YMCA USA arrived in Davao City on March 11 to visit the local YMCA clubs in the city and Asuncion in Davao del Norte.
Tan was accompanied in her trip to Davao and other cities like Iloilo City by national general secretary Pablito Tabucol of the YMCA Philippines. They also visited the YMCA in Naga City.
Upon arrival in the city, Tan proceeded to the YMCA clubhouse, took a look around its office and conference room including the multi-purpose function hall and the fitness center on the 3rd floor.
As associate director, Tan is instrumental in the strengthening process of local YMCAs, more particularly in Asia, her area of responsibility, where YMCA of Davao is a member under the umbrella of the Asia-Pacific Alliance of YMCAs.
During a luncheon meeting at Regency Inn, there were exchanges of ideas and experiences by her with the board directors and the YMCA youth volunteers. Late afternoon was spent in touring the Partoza Durian Farms in Tugbok District.
The following day, another dialogue was convened with Asuncion Mayor and YMCA president Joseph Nilo Parre¤as and his directors.
President Leoncio Villa-Abrille, past president Vic Banes Jr, PP Reynaldo Sazon and gen-sec Sylvia Piedad traveled with her to Asuncion.
The visit provided Tan a chance to hear YMCA stories and hold a dialogue with the local Y'ers to learn and see the developments and impacts of the strengthening process.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on March 23, 2013.