SJEC conducts overnight Socialization
Aiming to create bond and to build camaraderie among college male students, St. John Eudes Club (SJEC) conducted an overnight socialization at SBC gymnasium, Aug 10-11.
Inspired with the theme “Establishing strong relationship and camaraderie by acquiring the values of St. John Eudes”, various activities were prepared by SJEC officers and senior members.
SJEC members were divided into four teams: Yellow Team, Blue Team, Green Team and White Team. Several games such as Ubusan ng Lahi, Minute to Win it, Amazing Race, Volleyball and Basketball were facilitated by the officers. Blue team was declared as the overall winner.
Meanwhile, college alumni and former SJEC members were invited to give talk and sharing. Terrence Ambon, former Daop- Palad Student Council (DPSC) president, emphasized that being an SJEC member requires the sense of commitment, system of reconciliation and a strong relationship with God.
Afterwards, Armando De Chavez, former Knowledge Artisans in Business and Networks (KABAN) president, delivered his talk with an acronym MPBL. M stands for Malasakit sa kapwa, P stands for Pagkukusa sa mga gawain, B stands for Bukal sa puso and L is for Laging may pagdadamayan which are the attitudes that an SJEC member must possess.
Lastly, Jerick Ramos, SJE Awardee, opened the topic about gender and sexuality, identity versus role confusion, chastity, and zeal.
“The world needs a man that is not judgmental. A man needs to act and become a responsible human person that will leave a legacy,” he ended.
According to Sherwin Bagon, SJEC moderator, it is good that the tradition has been revived because it is one of the highlights of being an SJEC member. It is not only for the intention of bonding all boys but it also serves as a challenge for development, not only physically but also socially, emotionally and intellectually. After the socialization, the bond became stronger among the members whether with the same course or not.
The activity was concluded with brotherhood rites where SJEC members surpassed different obstacles while being blindfolded.
-Edison Sulit, BPEd1
Blind folded. SJEC (St. John Eudes Club) members sit and rest after successfully completing the different obstacles in the brotherhood rites during the club socialization.
Photo by Joseph Renel M. Suarez, BSEd4