Martes, Oktubre 15, 2019

2020 National President Mark David Dedicates His Heartfelt Message To JCI Philippines

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JCI Philippines is bracing for a more progressive and stronger year under the leadership of 2020 National President Mark Joseph David. He has several feathers under his cap and numerous accolades before being elected as the 2020 National President of the organization. 

At a young age of 34, Pres. David has already achieved milestones ahead of his contemporaries. He serves as the Vice President of Pal Maritime Corporation, a ship crew management, and Chief Executive Officer of Marked Apps Inc., an apps solutions company. He graduated from prestigious institutions including St. Andrews School in Parañaque (high school) and De La Salle University-Dasmariñas where he finished BS in Political Science.

His long-time commitment and decorated career in JCI Philippines started more than a decade ago. Pres. David began this fulfilling journey way back in 2005 as he joined JCI Parañaque Pambato chapter. In 2012, he was elected as the President of the same chapter. His fueling determination to serve more has led him to become the Regional Vice President for Metro South Region of JCI Philippines in 2013.
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In the same year, he was recognized with the Most Outstanding Regional Vice President Award in the National Convention held in Iloilo City. He was appointed as the National Secretary-General of JCI Philippines in 2017. The following year, 2018, he was appointed as the National Chairman for TOYM Foundation, PLDT, and The Outstanding Young Men and Women of JCI Philippines.

This year, 2019, he was elected as the Vice President for Metro Area, JCI Philippines. His latest mandated responsibility is the National President of JCI Philippines for 2020. Pres. David wholeheartedly accepted this new leadership with vigor, enthusiasm, gratitude, and hope. 

Read his heartfelt message for every JCI Philippines member and chapter:

My dear JCI Philippines family,

First, I wish to express my deepest gratitude for your support. I am humbled to have your support and even more committed to prove that your trust and confidence in me is not misplaced.

It has been indeed a colorful JCI journey for me. I have been a member since 2005 and all my experiences since Day 1 have prepared me for this position. It has not been an easy road—this journey has had its share of twists and turns. But as with everything else in life, God will make things beautiful in His time---always in His perfect time. I believe He has led me to disheartening defeats and different positions so as to mold and motivate me into the person and leader I am today. 
But you see, it’s not about how hard you got hit but how you were able to withstand all the shrapnel and come out of the rubble unscathed — a victor, a survivor. You must keep on soldiering on, ready to win your next battle. 

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“Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows. It’s a very mean and nasty place and I don’t care how tough you are it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it. You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done.”

When you win, people only see your victory. What they don’t always get to see, however, are the blood, sweat, and tears that were shed to be triumphant. I submit, however, that in our JCI life, the real victory is creating immeasurable positive change in our communities, developing a new generation of leaders, and building lasting friendships. To achieve that victory entails sleepless nights of meetings and project preparations, thinning wallets, and even physical exhaustion. 

I wish to congratulate my fellow JCI members - NE Kerby and NT Jude, the AVP and RVP candidates who have been elected to the National Board. I look forward to serving alongside each and every one of you. A wall is just as strong as its weakest point. Hence, our challenge as the 2020 NB is not only to develop ourselves and JCI Philippines. It is also to support and encourage our fellow JCI members to develop and improve such that our National Organization will be indestructible.

To the 2019 National Board, you have provided us with a sturdy foundation. We have seen what unity and common purpose can bring for the betterment of our Organization. We only have to strengthen it further. 

I wish to thank my JCI Parañaque Pambato brothers, our past presidents: PP Nesty, PP Louie, PP Doc Tootz, PP Josel, PP Bobby, PP Dick... my Pambato Wolf Pack: PP Alvin, PP Edward, PP Julio, PP Jeff, PP Matt, VP F John, VP Maykel, to the 2018 Pambato Board led by Pres FJ and last, to my president, Pres PA. You have known about my dream since Day 1 and have never faltered in helping me reach it. 

Thank you also to my Metro Area family, serving you has been one of the greatest learning experiences I’ve had. I hope I can share to the whole JCI Philippines organization the values we have developed in Area 2 for a better JCI Philippines.

To my Mentors: NP Hegem, NP Ivan, NP Ryan, NP Dennis, NP Fulbert, NP Mabel, NP Rip, NP Maeng, NS Eds, GLC Jojo, Tito Rey, Ninong Timmy, GLC Weng, NED Jeff and to those who have been continuously guiding and teaching me how to be a better leader for JCI Philippines, Maraming Salamat sa inyo. 

To my brothers - NP PJ, NP Rix, NT Paul, Cong Alfred, NSG Raymond, and to all who helped Mold and Motivate me and supported my campaign, I can never find the words how to thank you all.

To the whole JCI Philippines, my most heartfelt gratitude for your confidence that gave me the push I need to grab the opportunity. I will always be forever grateful to each and every one of you.

Allow me to thank my Mom and Dad, my siblings - Jeff, Mariel, and Matt for all the support that anyone can ask. You have understood what this opportunity to serve meant for me and you have been with me each step of the way. I am sure that the coming year will be far from easy. However, I will neither cower from fear nor run from adversity as I know that you are all beside me through this challenge.

Last but definitely not the least, Thank You, Lord God. You make all things beautiful in Your perfect time. May You guide me in this undertaking.

My fellow JCI members, Let us work together to build a better JCI Philippines---a stronger nation and win together in 2020!

Vision 2020 chant: Mabuhay ang JCI Philippines! Mabuhay po tayong lahat!
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JCI Philippines members are rallying their full-pledged support behind National President Mark David to claim its successful term for the upcoming 2020. Truly, nothing is impossible among great men who work for noble and purposeful goals.