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The just concluded Oktoberfest of the Vienna International Center Club Filipino held on the grounds of the parish of Leopoldau was actually a charity event.
Officers of the organization, led by its President, Ms. Miriam de la Cruz, together with the program Coordinators, Charito Leidenfrost and Marizel Rojas were very glad to hand over the cash donation to Father.Klaus Coolen, OSC, Parish Priest of Leopoldau.
Father Klaus Coolen, OSC expressed his sincere gratitude to the club ladies for initiating the Oktoberfest and .for their generous support. The parish priest contended that the financial assistance will be utilized for the ongoing renovation of the Parish Church.
“Rest assured your donation will be used to continue our church projects. I am very glad that your club has initiated this event. We hope that the Oktoberfest will be staged regularly in order to promote friendly relations among the Filipinos and Austrians,” Father Coolen said.
Ms. Miriam de la Cruz, President of VIC CF thanked the officers and members of the Club for their support.
Marizel Rojas thanked her fellow officers and members for their commitment to the organization and execution of the event, contributing a great deal to its overall success.
The VIC-Club Filipino has already supported various institutions in Austria. It has also conducted events in order to raise funds and awareness for the St. Anna Children’s Cancer Research Institute and St. Anna Children’s Hospital.
Objective of the group is to promote a stronger spirit of unity and cooperation not only among it’s general membership but also with other civic organizations.
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