SMSSAFF GENERAL ASSEMBLY MEETING MINUTES
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA CANADA
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
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
- 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.
- Andrew Bacdayan
will takeover the Presidency effective January 1, 2010
- 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.
- 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.
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.
Annabelle T. Marchadesch