RVP Rio Grande Valley Region, Chair
Mrs. Rhodora Tonel Elizondo is the current chair of PACC Rio Grande Valley Region in Texas. PACC RGV is a chapter in South Texas of PACC, an NGO that is consists of businessmen and professionals with Filipino American Heritage. Under her chairmanship, PACC RGV was awarded as the most outstanding PACC chapter in Texas in 2019, having continuously done community projects like consular outreach, medical missions, aid to hurricane victims, school supply drives and food boxes.
Rhodora Elizondo is a math teacher for 28 years, and is tennis coach for 24 years. She is currently the head tennis coach for McAllen Memorial HS. She has won the award as the 30-5A and 31-6A Coach of the year for the past 9 years, leading her team to district, bi district and area championships.
Before coming to the US in 2003, she was also a teacher and a coach in the Philippines, and a volunteer supervisor and counterpart for the US Peace Corps. She was actively involved in environmental projects and conservation by being in the national committee of USPC for environmental affairs and has helped organized environmental organizations and clubs in cooperation with USAID and International Marinelife Alliance. In January 2020, Rhodora Elizondo was awarded by her Alma Mater, Aklan Catholic College as an outstanding alumni in their Golden Jubilee Celebration in the fields of sports and public service.
She has been active in the Rio Grande Valley Fil- Am community, has helped organized and celebrate Sinulog Festivals, Independence Day Celebrations and has done several fund-raising events to help calamity victims in the Philippines since 2005. She also helped organized the Sanlahi Dance Group, that has performed in cultural events in the RGV, proudly representing our beautiful culture and heritage of the Filipinos.
Rhodora Elizondo is an avid traveler, and has traveled to 3 continents and 30 countries. She loves exploring cultural diversity in everywhere she goes, and loves people in all race and color. She is currently living in San Juan Texas with her husband, Juan and her 2 daughters Haya and Francheska and has a son in the Philippines Freddan. She loves to garden and read in her spare time.