AUGUST 8, 2009

The meeting was called to order by Lambert Sagalla, incumbent President of the SMSS Alumni and Friends Foundation at 1:30PM.

Minutes of the 2007 General Assembly held in New York was read by the Secretary,

Annabelle T. Marchadesch. It was moved by Nellie Pit-og and seconded that the minutes be accepted as read.

Treasurer’s Report:

Inez Saley reported on the financial status of the organization. See attached. Rose Nabert moved and seconded by Marie Buking that the report be accepted.

Chairman of the Board of Trustees Report:

Edwin Abeya reported on what transpired during the Board meeting that was held at 11AM.

He went on to announce to the body the following:

  1. Lambert Sagalla filed his resignation as President of the Association effective August 31, 2009, but was prevailed upon to continue as president until December 31, 2009. Mr. Sagalla will also remain as a member of the Board until his term expires.
  2. Andrew Bacdayan will takeover the Presidency effective January 1, 2010
  3. Annabelle T. Marchadesch will be stepping down as Secretary effective December 31, 2009 however will continue as member of the Board until her term expires in 2010.
  4. That there will be a need to take over the secretarial position effective January 1, 2010.

    Election of New Members of the Board:

    The following are members of the Board whose term of office will expire at the end of the year:

    1. Dr. Cora Aguilar
    2. Ceasar Castro 
    3. Annie Laurie Anderson 
    4. Brian Gulian 
    5. Norman Longid
    6. Max Batong

    Edwin Abeya presented the following six who have voiced their willingness to sit as members of the Board.

    1. Sandra Baldo 
    2. Rachel Ongyod
    3. Rose Nabert 
    4. Carmen Coteng
    5. Juvela de la Cruz
    6. Janet Pasiwen

    The floor was open for further nominations. Having no other nominations from the floor, it was moved and seconded that the nominations be closed. The above slate was then voted by acclamation.

    President’s Report:

    Lambert Sagalla reported on the accomplishment of the Association since its inception in 2003 to the present. See attached. It was moved and seconded that the President’s report be accepted as reported.

    Venue and Date for the 5th SMSSAFF Conference and Reunion:

    Edith O’Keefe on behalf of her group volunteered that Chicago will host the 5th SMSSAFF Conference and Reunion come August, 2011.


    Having no further matters to discuss the meeting was adjourned at 6:45PM.

    Respectfully Submitted:

    Annabelle T. Marchadesch

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