VHSAA Vancouver Canada










Rudy Robles Class'64

Dear Fellow Villamorians,

As current President of Villamor High School Alumni Association of Vancouver, British Columbia Canada, I welcome you on our Villamor High School Alumni Canada site.

These are our current officers:














Below is the picture of our members and officers who worked hard to help our students at Villamor High School in Sta. Ana, Manila, Philippines.

From Left to right 2nd row: Lito Gemino'65, Carlito Valle'71, Dolores Paraiso Manzo'60, Bienvenido Ambrosio'66, Ramon Dela Costa'66 and Allan Apodaca'72
From Left to right 1st row: Angelita Albania Blanco'65, Marietta Ramirez Cunada '67, Elvira Valle'69, Rudy M. Robles'64, Leticia Gallamos Schmidiger'63, Rosalina Valencia Ambrosio'68, Violeta Isog Antasuda'67, Benjamin Dingcol'62, Paquito Isog '63
Not in picture: Shirley Hernani Borzym'67, Doroteo Dingcol'66, Lilia Santos Valido'67, Mercedes Valle Samson'67

Since our group inception in 2003, we have been actively supportive in funding some projects for our Alma Mater through fund raising events.

Our fund raising projects were: garage sales, sales of bottles and tin cans, ticket sales for dance, raffles.

For more info on our past projects please scroll down below.

 

On behalf of VHSAA BC-Canada, thank you Becky Wilder'65 and Mabuhay Villamorians!

Yours truly,

Rudy M. Robles'64
President, VHSAA BC-Canada

Villamor High School Alumni Association of Greater Vancouver, BC Canada

Please click below for project pictures or copy and paste  http://villamorhighschool.org/files/VHSAAVancouver2.php

1. The Dress Uniforms worn by the music students members "Himig Kawayan" when they perform on musical competition.

2. Their Musical Instruments (Himig Kawayan) are called apparently "Angklongs" and those are the instruments they use when they compete.  Most of them were all worn out so the money we sent was used to buy or repair those instruments.

3.  The Stage with other Manila Class'64 donors Manuel Layug, Alfredo Non, Gloria Sarrol and Ma. Corazon Nubla for their performance and for the use of the entire VHS.

4. We also had 200 Stools made for the laboratories because the ones they had before were just normal chairs and they were too low for the lab desks and students can't see the teacher.  Our Donors were:   Dolores Manzo who donated $1000US and the association donated the same amount.  Rudy and Dolores were in the Philippines as shown in the picture attached.

5.  Library Tables for the Library renovation led by Cora Nubla'64

6. The Waiting Sheds at the Quadrangle were donated so the students won't get wet when it rains or be under the hot sun.

Our fund raising projects were: garage sales, sales of bottles and tin cans, ticket sales for dance, raffles.

2007 Projects:  For the Home Economics Department

1. Three table sewing machines.

2. One portable sewing machine for the Home Economics high school competition.

3. Ben Dingcol donated 1 set of silverware for the Home Economics class.

4. Porcelain set of plates for competition.

5. Portable electric oven for the Home Economics high school competition.

6. Weighing scale.

7. Cake decorating tool set.

8. Cabinet for keeping all of the above.

9.  2008 VHS Golden Anniversary, we joined Class'64 in providing lunch boxes for about 4000 students and teachers during Founders Day on February 15, 2008.

List of Projects

List of Officers

Fellow Villamorians!

We would like to thank everyone who came and help in the distribution of uniforms to Villamor High School.

The Villamor High School Alumni Association of Vancouver, BC Canada just concluded the distribution of school uniforms to our alma mater.

I represented our Villamor High School Alumni Association of Vancouver, BC Canada (Uniform Donor) and through organizers Cora Nubla’64 and Josie Ramos class ’65 (purchaser, transporter and packer), coordinated with VHS principa Chit Glorioso and other teachers in identifying the poorest of the poor among the students and distributed the uniforms with the help of other alumni in the Philippines.

Sharing with you Cora Nubla’s email:

Dear All,

Sharing with you the successful launching of gift-giving of school
uniform by VHS Canada, giving pride to its present principal Mrs.
Chit Glorioso, school officials, teachers, and each and every student
recipient of new uniform at the opening of classes.

Cheers to the VHS alumni who never forget to look back to its alma mater.

Maria Corazon B. Nubla



From Left Front Row: Rudy Robles shaking hands with a student, Cora Nubla and Josie Ramos.



About 400 students benefited from this gift giving of uniforms.

Brief Biography 

Dr. Rosita Gallega Galang is currently a professor and chairperson of the International and Multicultural Education Department in the School of Education at the University of San Francisco (USF). Consistently at the top of her class, she graduated first honors at the Philippine Normal College Laboratory School, valedictorian of Villamor High School, and Summa Cum Laude at the Philippine Normal College where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She also completed her Master of Arts in Teaching English as a Second Language at the University of Hawaii on an East-West Center grant, and her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the Ateneo de Manila University-Philippine Normal College Consortium on an Asia Foundation scholarship.  As a teacher educator and language instructor, she has served as director of teacher training programs at USF; reviewer of bilingual teaching credential programs; member of the Bilingual Advisory Council and the English Learner Instructional Team of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing; member of the Asian Pacific Advisory Council of the State Department of Education; and a consultant to school districts in California. Dr. Galang has received academic and non-academic awards in education and was elected President of the National Association for Asian Pacific American Education (NAAPAE), the California Association for Asian-Pacific Bilingual Education (CAFABE), Phi Delta Kappa - USF Chapter, and founding President of the Villamor High School Alumni Association of America and the Philippine Normal University Alumni Association-USA, Inc. She has also developed language tests in Filipino and published books, journal articles and book chapters; delivered keynote speeches; and conducted workshops on the education of Filipinos and other language minority students in the Philippines and the United States. She is married to Ernesto, an environmental engineer and they have two children: Glenn, an electronic engineer and Gloria, a graphic artist.

VILLAMOR HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS 

ARTICLE I 

NAME, STATUS, AND STRUCTURE

            Section 1.  The association shall be known as the Villamor High School Alumni Association of America (VHSAAA), herein referred to as the Association.

            Section 2.  The Association shall be governed by this Constitution and Bylaws.  The Association also adopts, for its rules of conduct and the faithful observance of the democratic process, the ROBERT’S RULES OF ORDER except where otherwise specifically stated.

            Section 3.  The seal of the Association patterned after the seal of the Villamor High School shall be displayed at all official functions of the Association, and shall remain in the custody of the Vice-President.  The decision for the selection of the seal shall be left to the newly elected officers.

            Section 4.  The Association shall be incorporated in the state of California as a national non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-profit alumni organization.  Its official address is that of the incumbent President, until such time when an office is established by the Association.

            Section 5.  Chapters may be established and shall function according to the guidelines set forth in Article XI of this document.

ARTICLE II 

OBJECTIVES

            The Association has been organized to pursue the following objectives: 

            (a) To work with Villamor High School in advancing its tradition of academic excellence and leadership; 

            (b) To promote and maintain camaraderie among the members of the Association; 

            (c) To advocate and protect the professional and socio-economic well-being of the members of the Association; 

            (d) To provide a communication network among the members of the Association and other alumni in the Philippines and other parts of the world; and 

            (e) To do all things necessary for the advancement of these and other objectives which may be deemed appropriate by the members of the Association. 

ARTICLE III 

MEMBERSHIP 

            Section 1.  There shall be two categories of membership: regular membership and associate membership. 

            Section 2.  Eligible for regular membership are the graduates and former students of the Villamor High School who are presently residing outside the Philippines. 

            Section 3.  Eligible for associate membership are the following: 

            (a) Former faculty members of the Villamor High School who are currently residing outside the Philippines, 

            (b) Spouses and friends of alumni and  former teachers of Villamor high School who are currently residing outside the Philippines, and 

            (c) Other friends and supporters of the Association who are residing outside the Philippines. 

            Section 4.  Only members in good standing may participate in any discussion or transaction of business.  A member is in good standing if the membership fees and other accounts with the Association have been fully paid. 

            Section 5.  Associate members may not vote or be elected into office. 

ARTICLE IV 

DUES 

            Section 1.  Annual fees shall be established at the following rates: regular membership at $10, and associate membership at $5 payable in July of each year. 

            Section 2.  Regular and associate members may pay a single fee of $100 or $50, respectively for lifetime membership. 

            Section 3.  Members desiring to establish local chapters shall pay a one-time chapter membership fee of $100. 

ARTICLE V 

OFFICERS AND DUTIES 

            Section 1.  The elected officers of the Association are the President, 3 Regional Vice-Presidents, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and PRO. 

            Section 2.  The President shall (a) be the chief executive officer and spokesperson of the Association, (b) be the chairperson of the Executive Board, (c) be responsible for coordinating the activities of the Association subject to the advice and consent of the membership and Executive Board, (d) appoint the chairpersons of selected Association committees in consultation with the Executive Board, (e) preside at the meetings of the membership and Executive Board, (f) together with the Vice-Presidents, sign all contracts and other legal documents in the name of the Association, (g) together with the Treasurer, sign each check issued for disbursement, and (h) serve as the liaison between the Association and the chapters, Villamor High School, and the alumni in the Philippines. 

            Section 3.  Three Regional Vice-Presidents shall be elected by the members coming from their respective regions which are Northern California, Southern California, and Outside California. The Regional Vice-Presidents shall (a) be members of the Executive board, and serve as ex-officio members of the standing committees.  The Regional Vice-President who received the highest number of votes during the election shall preside at meetings of the membership and Executive Board in the absence of the President. 

            Section 4.  The Recording Secretary shall (a) be a member of the Executive Board, (b) take minutes of the meeting, (c) send notices regarding the date, time, place, and agenda of the meeting, and (d) maintain the records of the Association. 

            Section 5.  The Corresponding Secretary shall (a) be a member of the Executive Board, (b) keep an up-to-date roster of the members of the Association, (c) take charge of all the communications of the Association, and (d) chair the Committee on Membership. 

            Section 6.  The Treasurer shall (a) be a member of the Executive Board, (b) be responsible for the collection and disbursement of funds with the consent of the President, (c)keep financial records of the activities of the Association, (d) prepare annual and periodic financial statements, (e) together with the President, sign each check issued for disbursement, (f) prepare and file federal and state income tax returns, and (g) chair the Committee on Finance. 

            Section 7.  The Auditor shall (a) be a member of the Executive Board, (b) audit all funds and expenditures of the Association once a year and whenever necessary, and (c) make audit reports during membership and Executive Board meetings, and (d) assist the Treasurer in preparing and filing federal and state income tax returns. 

            Section 8.  The Press Relations Officer (PRO) shall (a) be a member of the Executive Board, (b) take charge of press releases, (c) compile news materials by and about the Association, and (d) chair the Committee on Publications which will coordinate the publications of the Association including the Newsletter. 

ARTICLE VI 

THE EXECUTIVE BOARD 

            Section 1.  The Executive Board shall consist of the nine elected officers: President, 3 Regional Vice-Presidents, Recording Secretary, Correspondence Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and Press Relations Officer (PRO); chapter presidents; and the chairpersons of the following standing committees: Committee on Membership, Committee on Finance, Committee on Publications, Committee on Scholarship, Committee on Fund Development, Committee on Social and Cultural Events, Committee on Elections, and Committee on Constitution and Bylaws. 

            Section 2.  The President shall serve as the chairperson of the Executive Board. 

            Section 3.  The Executive Board shall be responsible for the conduct of the meetings and activities of the Association. 

            Section 4.  The Executive board shall be responsible for implementing the recommendations of the Association members. 

            Section 5.  The Executive Board shall meet at least two times a year. 

ARTICLE VII 

STANDING COMMITTEES 

            Section 1.  The Committees on Membership, Finance, Publications, Scholarship, Fund Development, Social and Cultural Events, Elections, and Constitution and Bylaws shall (a) take charge of planning and proposing activities to the Executive Board and (b) oversee the implementation of approved activities. 

            Section 2.  The chairpersons of the Committees on Membership, Finance, and Publications who are also the Corresponding Secretary, Treasurer, and Pro, respectively are elected by the general membership while the chairpersons of the Committees on Scholarship, Fund Development, Social and Cultural Events, Elections, and Constitution and Bylaws are appointed by the President in consultation with the Executive Board. 

            Section 3.  The chairpersons shall (a) be members of the Executive Board, (b) appoint the two members of their respective committees, (c) preside at their committee meetings, and (d) oversee the planning and implementation of their committee activities. 

ARTICLE VIII 

ELECTIONS 

            Section 1.  The officers and Adviser of the Association shall be elected by ballot every two years at a general membership meeting or by mail. 

            Section 2.  Members unable to attend the General Membership meeting shall be allowed to vote by mail.

            Section 3.  The Committee on Elections composed of a chairperson and two members, shall seek nominations and conduct the election.  Nominations will be sought by mail four months prior to the election and from the floor during the general membership meeting.  Nominations obtained by mail shall be announced also by mail with the nominees’ qualifications and statements/platform at least four weeks prior to the election.  Nominations obtained from the floor will be announced and the nominees will be introduced and asked to speak stating their qualifications and platform before the election is conducted.  Consent of the nominees must be secured before they can be considered for election. 

            Section 4.  In case of vacancy due to incapacity, resignation, impeachment, or death of an officer, the vacancy shall be filled by temporary appointment by the President in consultation with the Executive Board until it is filled during the next election unless provided otherwise. 

            When the vacancy involves the position of the President, it will be filled by the Vice-President who received the highest number of votes during the election. 

ARTICLE IX 

MEETINGS AND QUORUM 

            Section 1.  A general membership meeting of the Association shall be held every two years on the third Saturday of July or another day agreed upon the membership. 

            Section 2.  The semi-annual meetings of the Executive Board shall be held on the third Saturday of January and July except during a reunion year where the July meeting shall be held on the day immediately preceding the reunion.  the Executive Board may also decide to reschedule their meetings by a two-thirds vote of all the Board members. 

            Section 3.  Special meetings of the Board may be called at the initiative of the President or at the written request of at least two members of the Executive Board setting forth the purpose of such meeting. 

            Section 4.  One-third of the members in good standing present at the general membership meeting of the Association shall constitute a quorum. 

            Section 5.  One-third of the members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum at their meeting.

ARTICLE X 

RESIGNATION AND IMPEACHMENT 

            Section 1.  An officer desiring to resign shall be required to submit to the Executive Board a formal letter stating the reasons for resignation.  If the Board members find and determine that the reasons cited in the letter justify the resignation of an officer, the case shall be presented to the general membership for consideration and confirmation. 

            Section 2.  An officer may be impeached by a two-thirds vote of the general membership on the following grounds: 

                        (a) Neglect of duty 

                        (b) Misconduct or conduct unbecoming of an officer.  Unexcused absences in two semi-annual meetings of the Executive Board in a year shall constitute neglect of duty. 

            Section 3.  The following procedures shall be followed in the impeachment of an officer: 

                        (a) A written complaint against an officer signed by at least five members of the Association charging such an officer with neglect of duty or conduct unbecoming of an officer shall be submitted to the Executive Board for review and consideration. 

                        (b) Upon receipt of such a complaint the Executive Board shall set a date of hearing with at least a month’s notice to the officer concerned in order to review the case and hear evidence of facts offered by the officer concerned in his defense. 

                        (c) After hearing the case, the Executive Board shall determine whether or not the allegations set forth in the complaint are true and whether or not the facts found to be true merit removal of such officer. 

                        (d)  If the Board members find and determine that the findings are true and the facts merit the removal of the officer concerned, such finding shall be submitted to the general membership for consideration and confirmation. 

ARTICLE XI 

CHAPTERS 

            Section 1.  A chapter may be established by at least ten regular members of the Association currently residing in the same area which may be a city, state, or region in the United States and Canada.  The said members shall draft and ratify their own constitution and bylaws which shall be modeled after this document and thus conform to the national policy but modified to meet local needs.  Therefore, the chapter members shall determine their categories of members and officers and amount of dues, and hold their own elections and meetings.  They will also plan and implement their own activities  and projects in consultation with the national association. 

            Section 2.  The chapter members shall pay a one-time chapter membership fee of $100 and submit a copy of their constitution and bylaws upon ratification and amendments upon approval by their membership. 

            Section 3.  The annual fees of the members of the Association (national) and the chapter shall be shared equally by the Association and the chapter.  Such concurrent members shall pay their dues to the Association treasurer who will give half of the fees to the chapter treasurer.  A member of both the Association and the chapter enjoys all the rights and privileges and accepts all obligations of a member in both bodies. 

            Section 4.  The Association will support the chapter in every way possible in the pursuit of their objectives and implementation of their projects. 

            Section 5.  Each chapter shall be represented by the chapter president who shall be a member of the Executive Board of the Association.

ARTICLE XII 

AMENDMENTS 

            Section 1.  These bylaws or any part thereof may be amended or repealed by a two-thirds vote of the members in good standing present at the general membership meeting where a quorum is present.  One-half plus one of all the members in good standing shall constitute a quorum. 

            Section 2.  Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be submitted in writing by any Association member with the concurrence of two other  members to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws who will in turn notify the general membership in writing at least thirty days before the amendment is brought to a vote.

ARTICLE XIII

APPROVAL AND RATIFICATION 

            The constitution shall take effect immediately upon ratification by a majority vote of all the members in good standing present at the general membership meeting. 

ARTICLE XIV 

ORDER OF BUSINESS AND PROCEDURES 

            Section 1.  As a general rule, the following order of business shall be adopted in the Association meetings:

                        (a) Call to order by the President 

                        (b) Determination of a quorum 

                        (c) Reading and action on the minutes of previous meeting(s) 

                        (d) Reports of standing committees 

                        (e) Reports of select committees 

                        (f) Unfinished business 

                        (g) New business 

                        (h) Other matters 

                        (i) Adjournment 

            Section 2.  Any general or special meeting shall be conducted in as flexible a manner as possible to suit the purpose for which it was called, provided that a quorum exists. 

CERTIFICATION 

            This is to certify that this Constitution and Bylaws was approved and ratified at the General Membership meeting held on July 21, 1996 at the Hacienda Hotel, Los Angeles, CA. 

Rosita Gallega Galang                        Julie Villareal                          Moreno “Bon” Olano

Presiding Officer                                Recording Secretary               Adviser