Real leaders are shining more in times of pandemic. They are relentless, nobody can stop them to help and even outside their community, they are there.
Meet Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas who grew up in Calauan, Laguna and now residing in Pasig with offices in Los Baños, Calauan and Makati. A serial entrepreneur and a once aspiring to be a public servant in her hometown, truly there’s always a higher plan, now she’s serving to help others nationwide and beyond.
At the start of this Pandemic, even in lockdown, Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas, the Kiwanis Club of Makati President works so hard to help out. Because of her leadership and amazing effort, she’s elected as the new Lieutenant Governor Elect under Division 3A which is composed of clubs located in Manila, Pasay, Taguig and Makati. It’s the highest position in the division.
“I’m thankful for the trust. It’s a big responsibility but as what they say, challenges is part of being alive. In the start of this global health crisis, we focus on the orphanages and small hospitals, we saw that most are donating already to bigger and popular hospitals in Metro Manila so we like to go beyond, targeting to donate in smaller community hospitals and orphanages not just here in Metro Manila but also in Laguna. We started to send out packs of bottled water to Santa Ana General Hospital in Manila then to Bahay Ni Maria Orphange in Calamba City then to Welcome House Orphange in Makati. Even we are all in crisis, if our heart is to help out, even this deadly Virus can’t stop us, there are always ways to help. I am also encouraging all to do the same, in this crisis, it’s your time to prove your worth and your time to shine truly. While everyone are bored because of lockdown, do something productive and helpful to others, share your blessings. For this year, we contributed to different community pantries and a partnership with JCI Makati.”- Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas
Kiwanis Club of Makati is one of the clubs in Division 3A under the Philippine Luzon District. Engr. Grace Bondad Nicolas is the newly elected Lieutenant Governor for this coming 2021-2022 and the new President of American Association of the Philippines and the first female since it’s 73 years of establishment in the Philippines and Vice President of Makati Tourism Foundation Inc.
Kiwanis International was established in 1915 at Detroit, Michigan. Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 600,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in more than 80 countries. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance. Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.
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