Last May 22, 2010 – KoopAralan was conducted at the Seminar Room of the SDCC Office. Participants of this kooparalan were the SDCC Staff. The speakers were Mrs. Evelyn R. Luching, EdCom Chaiman, Mrs. Marites M. Sanchez, Training and Development Head and Mr. Noli S. Salvador, Project Development and Membership Support Services Head. The objective of this program is to continuously instill in the minds and hearts of the participants the values and principles of the cooperative, to broaden their coop knowledge and be part of the staff development program. The program started at 3:00 p.m. and lasted until 6:00 p.m. The following topics were discussed: 1). Basic Cooperative Orientation 2). Success Stories of Cooperatives 3). History of Cooperatives (International) 4). History of Cooperatives (Philippines) and 5). Coop Organizational Structure and Roles and Duties of Officer. After every topic, a test was given to the staff to ascertain if they have learned from the topics discussed.

The following were the TOP 5 in the examinations that followed:

Top 1 : Jose Noel Cruz and Joanna Esperanza

Top 2 : Maricris Bautista, Elena Ferrer and Cynthia Yeban

Top 3 : Catherine Lopez

Top 4 : Marilyn Mendoza and Nelson Union

Top 5 : Vivian Alcantara, Magnolia Calma, Evangeline Magdaraog and Annaliza Rebustes

Certificates of Attendance were awarded by the EdCom Chairman. Mrs. Evelyn R. Luching and Ms. Cielito L. Garrido, General Manager to all the Staff at the end of the program. Next participants for the KoopAralan would be the SDCC Officers. We would like to thank Mr. Romulo Villamin as the originator of this KoopAralan Education Program through the Coop Institute. More power!!