Many Holynamians who are already well established in their respective careers and even those who are already basking in the fruits of their toil have endless reasons to be thankful for. Each one may have a different story to tell about struggles fought and wrought. Those who are continuously making breakthroughs though agree that success is not a fruit of one’s individual isolated effort and no challenge is insurmountable in a community nurtured by a web of opportunities, many of which are unselfishly shared by others.
One very pressing challenge nowadays is the rising cost of commodities due to the spiraling cost of fuel prices in the international market. In this scenario, the disadvantaged sector could no longer cope with the demands of higher education. The HNU Alumni Association of Tagbilaran, Inc., believes that every Holynamian has a significant role to play in this situation. For this reason, the association would like to make itself significant by pursuing two crucial alternatives, namely, providing a mechanism wherein those who open to channel some of their resources for noble intentions can do so without hesitation and giving opportunities to poor yet talented Boholanos to avail of a chance to finish college.
Thus, the Board of Directors (BOD) of the association decided to enhance its Scholarship Program in terms of resources and number of beneficiaries by embarking on a dinner-for-a-cause dubbed as Holynamians Care: A Dinner Date for the HNU Alumni Scholarship Fund. The fund-raising event will be held at the Metro Centre Hotel on July 24, 2008 starting at 6:30 P.M. It is expected to draw a sizeable number of donors from various classes, chapters, and alumni groups. Different business establishments are also expected to lend their support to the program.
Tickets are pegged at Php 500.00 per donor, but if a group decides to take a table of 12, it is given at a discounted prize of Php 5,000.00. On this occasion, the association will also be presenting its major programs for the coming years. To make the gathering more enjoyable, a live band will be on hand to entertain the donors while three bingo games will also be played with very exciting prizes. More surprises await generous donors whose presence will certainly make the event very interesting.
The BODs are confident that this event will always be remembered not only because of its success but more importantly, every time the association organizes a fund-raising activity such as this, the web of opportunities is expanded and thus put more meaning to the adage "Holynamians do care."