The (ANEA) Association of Novo Ecijanos in Austria staged its Induction ceremonies of the new set of officers for 2017-2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Vienna.
Guests included dignitaries, elected leaders and officers of the Council of Filipino Associations in Austria were also present to support the organization’s endeavors.
The officers were officially installed into office by Hon. Sulpicio Confiado, Consul General, Philippine Embassy Vienna. In between ceremonies, the talented members of ANEA performed songs and cultural dances.
“As we celebrate this milestone year, we continue to pursue a legacy of cultural preservation and propagation, as well as community service through our various programs and activities,” Victoria Lim, elected Vice-President of the organization said in her opening remarks.
Lim called all members and friends to support the association to fullfill its commitment to help.
“Let us thank the good Lord for all blessings we received to be shared to others,” the Vice president added.
ANEA re-elected President Armando Ortiz thanked his kababayans and friends for gracing and attending Induction Ball and 15th Anniversary of the association.
The President likewise expressed his gratitude to the members and officers of ANEA and to the whole Filipino community in Austria for supporting the programs of ANEA. Consul General Sulficio Confiado admired the officers and members of ANEA because of their dedicated effort to be of service for their “kababayans” back home in Nueva Ecija.
“Despite being away from our beloved country, you continue to seek ways to improve the quality of our citizenry’s lives through varied endeavors. Truly, geographical distance cannot hinder us from upholding our social responsibility , as well as our distinct Filipino values of generousity and compassion,” Confiado said in his speech.
The Consul General likewise lauded the Novo Eciajnanos for keeping the spirity of unity alive and continuing to celebrate their identity as ANEANs. ANEA has been steadfast in its efforts to provide outreach services to fellow Novo Ecijanos back home through their medical and dental missions, housing projects, nutrition and feeding programs, educational to poor but deserving students and financial assistance to victims of natural calamities in the Philippines.