What an amazing night to remember! The turnout was great. We were able to give our guests a wonderful experience. We celebrated our rising stars, leaders, supporters and each other. We awarded two nursing scholarships among others. We inducted our new executive board under the second term leadership of PNAVA President Catherine Paler.
A huge thank you to all our attendees and sponsors for making this event a resounding success. Gold Sponsors: Chesapeake Regional Health Care, South University, Ramiscal Equitan Group, and Piority Honda. Silver Sponsor: Alere Care.
Special shoutout to two of the brightest stars of PNAA: Dr. Marlon Saria, PNAA President-Elect and Dr. Warly Remegio, PNAA Eastern Region Vice President. Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to attend our gala and to highlight our grassroots leaders and the important volunteer work they are doing for the Hampton Roads community.
Highlights of the night included the impressive vocals of PNAVA’s very own Christine Sanchez with her spot-on rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and Lupang Hinirang; musical entertainment by one of Hampton Roads best singing couple Lee and Ester Parrilla; and exquisite professional ballroom dancing by powerhouse couples Ben and Aida Limcaoco, and Marie Rants and Dave.
We would be remiss not to mention Oceanfront Sheraton Catering Director Nancy Rosen for all her behind the scenes professional work to make this event a success; DJ Paul Calimbas for a fantastic musical selection. The dance floor was full all night; Astro Entertainment for the black Jack and roulette tables; and Visual Artistry Entertainment for the Caricature artist. Thank you all for elevating our guest experience!
Lastly, we want to extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to the following MVPs: Set-up Crew – Coleen Santa Ana, Angelo Reyes, Marge Agbisit, Cesar Agbisit, Teresa Gonzalvo, Cat Paler, Vivian Dulce, and Julie Paler for giving up their Saturday morning to prepare the venue; Registration Table- Maria Alburo, Zenaida Butler and Len James for welcoming our guests; Jo Paler(Cat’s husband) for his consistent all-around support and no-nonsense “I will fix-it” attitude during the gala and after; Tito Bautista(Carmina’s husband) and Jim Gonzalvo (Teresa’s husband) for being our volunteer photographers for the night; Chris Collins(Eileen’s son) for his photo editing talent; and our numerous guests who shared their photos on social media.