Mapua Alumni Australia joins 2017 Tree planting day
Last 30 July 2017, Sunday, MAA members and their families and friends and other community volunteers observed National Tree Day by planting tree seedlings in Church Street, Rooty Hill, NSW. For 8 consecutive years, MAA has participated in this annual national greening event.
The activity was from 9am and till noon and was hosted by Blacktown City council which provided the seedlings, gloves, tools and equipment for planting. Afterwards there was a get together picnic lunch at Bungaribee Park in Doonside Rd & Holbeche Rd, Doonside. Delicious food were shared as well as good company and laughter.
Blacktown city council also issued certificate to all who participated in the tree planting.
MAA would like to thank the following members and their families for their participation in this activity.
Ninoy Batara and children Echo and Therese
Erick Buenavista and wife Marissa and children Isabel, Francis and Danielle
Gene and Jane Capistrano
Mao De Vera
Nelia Palmer and husband Craig
Jon Sierra and wife Malou
Harry Ubungen and wife Elvie
Special thanks as well to Donna Uvero who started this project last 2010. Donna is one of the founding members of MAA and was also a past officer.
Mapua Alumni Australia (MAA) is a duly recognized international chapter of the National Association of Mapua Alumni , Inc (NAMA). Its mission is to unite the alumni of Mapua Institute of Technology (MIT) in Australia in cooperative undertakings involving social, educational, and cultural projects and activities for the benefits of the alumni, the MIT student body, and the general Australian community.
NAMA- MAA Scholarship Project
The scholarship program is a joint initiative of Mapua Alumni Australia (MAA) and the National Association of Mapua Alumni (NAMA). MAA awards full tuition fee scholarships to deserving economically disadvantaged MIT students.
Fundraising and Sporting Events
Basketball Tounament - April 03, 2016
MAA supports our Cardinals Basketball Team. We help source out players by looking for more Mapuans and their next of kin who would like to join our team. 3 April was the Inter Collegiate game. We didn't win, but we will come back strong!
Sportfest - July 16, 2016 @ Rooty Hill Leisure Centre
Sportsfest is a social event that offers our members together with their families and friends an opportunity to meet fellow Mapuans in a relax and fun environment. In this year Sportfest which was organized by Remz Remorrozo we had Badminton, Tennis, Basketball and Zumba.
National Tree Planting Day - July 31, 2016 @ Mackillop Reserve, Baulkham Hills
Thank you to everyone for another successful event. Once again, with everyone's effort, we're able to give something back to our beautiful community. It's also great to see our children's participating in this event as It brought the sense of awareness of the importance of nature in our lives.
City to Surf Fun Run - August 14, 2016
This year we had 14 runners. Our main fundraising campaign led by Bill Capati and with the help of other members, families and friends, who tirelessly supported our campaign, we were able to raise $5,050.00. This fund will go towards our Scholarship Programme.
The following are our C2S runners.
Rey Baraceros, Imelda Baraceros, Johnrey Baraceros, James Baraceros, Nelia Palmer, Edgar Escasinas, Ethaniel Escasinas, Excel Dabu, Randy Tangonan, Jane Capistrano, Gene Capistrano, Malou Sierra, Jon Siera, and
Mauricio de Vera
Woodcroft Festival - 24 Sept 2016
We made $308.00. Chairman Mao along with Randy, Marj, Cely and Ninoy manned our stall. Thanks to Remz, Nelia's son, Dorothy, Daks and those who donated goodies for us to sell. Your support and encouragement makes every fundraising event a very worthwhile activity as it helps fulfill the dream of our scholars.
Table Tennis Tournament - October 16, 2016 @ Woodriff Gardens Tennis Complex Penrith NSW
What a success! A very well attended 1st MAA Table Tennis Tournament. A huge Congratulations to the team who's made so much effort to make this day possible. And special mention to Jon for organising this event.
And of course Congratulations to the following for winning in their respective division.
1st Place-Ian Anave
2nd Place-Alex Agra
1st Place-Neil Garcia
2nd Place-Ronald Dasig
Christmas Party - November 21, 2016 @ Liverpool Catholic Club
What a great way to end our busy year with a dinner dance. Members and their families let their hair down by dancing the night away after we shared a very nice buffet dinner together.