Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Aurora Association USA



The Aurora Association USA, Inc. Scholars held a welcome and thanksgiving party for association members who were in Baler for a vacation. The program was held at the Angara Hall of Baler Central School on Sunday, November 20, 2005. Honorees present were Mr. & Mrs. Amador del Prado (from New York), Mr. & Mrs. Ezer Gonzales (from New york), and Dr. & Mrs. Ruben Guinto (fr. California). the program was coordinated by Mrs. Ilovita Mesina, the association coordinator in Baler.

Aurora Association USA, Inc. College scholarship Program started in 1995-1996 under the chairmaship of Mr. Ador del Prado, the husband of Corazon Loarca Buenconsejo, a native of Baler. It used to be a high school financial assistance but when Mrs. Ilovita Mesina became the coordinator, she recommended that it be changed into a college scholarship since there are free high schools all over Aurora. The association sponsors the college education of deserving and potential students who cannot afford to go to college due to financial reasons. Candidates are chosen from the eight municipalities of Aurora and will have to enroll only in the colleges in Baler for closer monitoring and supervision of the awardees. So far 26 high school graduates have been accomodated, 12 have graduated, 12 are on going and 2 were dropped due to marriage and failure to meet the graduate requirement. the association likewise gave high school Valedictorian awards of $100 each and to the Valedictorian of Baler Central School in honor of Mrs. Levy Gonzales Sindac, the association founder.

The organization limits the sponsorship of scholars to three students per year due to limited funds. If you are from Aurora and permanently living in the USA and wants to know more about this scholarship program, send an email to batangbaler at gmail dot com and I will forward their contact information.

Click here for more pictures from the program.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to AAUSAI members and scholars. Ang tagal na nawala sa news nitong organization ng Aurorans na based sa East Coast.Bakit wala akong nababasang mga active members bukod sa East o sa ibang bansa bukod sa US? Bakit hindi ba pwedeng gawing International pati? Pwedeng magsimula ng special thread for AAUSAInc. sa message board para madali ang communications at saka mas maraming ma-involeved? May website ba sila?

Anonymous said...

magkanu kaya ang yearly or per semester na ibinibigay sa mga scholars? pare-peroho ba sila kahit ano ang course? baka lamang rumami ang donors kapag may idea sila ng mga expenses per scholar.

Anonymous said...

Depende sa exchange rate ng $. Bawat student ay nakakareceive ng from 13 to 15 thousand each per semester. the association have to raise $6000 per year to support their scholars kaya nahihirapan din daw sila.

Anonymous said...

Meron baga silang Fund na pwedeng magdeposito kahit sinu? JRQ

Anonymous said...

oo nga meron baga silang acct. na pedeng dun na lang ihulog? kid magtayo ka na rin ng mga iskolar mu parang si mets hehe

enyel

Anonymous said...

Ay de baga't matagal nang balak ni Kid and company ang Aurora Volunteer? Anu na ang nangyari? Baka pwedeng i-hook up sa AAUSAI? Kumbaga ang AA ang local version?

Anonymous said...

Maganda kung sa ganda. Mag donate ka naman ng $20. bucks babarahin ka pa na parang nag aamit. Inabut ku iyan ay! Ibinalik sa akin iyung $20. tapus kinuha uli. May isa pa $20. din duun sa isa, namputsa biru mu namang ibandilyu na kala napaka-laki nuung nai-bigay ku. Intensiyon ku laang naman duun maka-dag-dag ng kahit na anung maitutulung na galing sa pamilya ku. Wala namang hambugan ditu ay de baga? Kahit $2 $5 $10 $20 o$100 $1000 o kahit na anu. Ang ipinapa-hatid nating lahat ditu ay iyung handa tayung 'mag tulungan' sa oras ng pangangailangan ng mga nag hihikahus nating mga kababayan. Salamat po! Taga Baler po aku.

Anonymous said...

ay sinu naman na iyung nag-aamit pa? baka naman paldu iyun, adi wag na laang silang maghingi ng abuluy.

nabasa ku nga iyung post na nag-aamit dati last year nung bagyuhin baga ang aurora.kala ku dati taga BB, taga aausai pala.

tambuli said...

Ngay-un ku laang uli nabalita ang Aurora Association sa East Coast mula nung huli kung makausap si Ka Levy sa phone. Akaw, ay ang tagal na nuun. Akala ku nawala na ang organization. Mabuti naman at active pa pala sila. Sa LA pa solpot-solpot daw laang iyung organization nila sabi ni Lucie.

Anonymous said...

Bakit hanggang ngay-un wala pang mga info sa AAUSA maski ditu o sa messageboard? malapit na ang Pasku, baka may mag magandang loob na mga kabayan natin, wala silang mapagtanungan kung paanu ang gagaw-in.

tanung pati, anung % ng donation ang direct na napunta sa recipient? sa Red Cross, almost 95%, sa salvation army at goodwill less than in red Cross. yung ibang donors tinatanung itu para alam nila ang kahihinatnan ng kanilang tulung. yung iba ta ay more than 50% napunta sa "administrative expenses o mga bagay na useless sa tingin ng donors".

may choice baga ang donors, scholarships? health care? disaster relief? cultural?

Anonymous said...

ay nasaan na daw kya ung computer na ipinangako sa mga iskolar ha,,ay dpat mkabili n ng monitor at de lng iun gagana pg wlang gan-un,,at sna magamit n nila at pra de n cla gumastos s pgpapacomputer ok b yon