2014-16 VHSAAA Pres – Mel Casupanan'73 Message

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Greetings, Fellow Villamorians!

First and foremost, I would like to express my heart-felt thank you to our VHSAAA 2012-2014 Executive Officers for their dedication, hard-work, perseverance and diligence for the success of our recently concluded Grand Reunion last July 25-27, 2014 in San Francisco, California. You all have been inspirational role models for me and I’m sure the rest of the Alumni will agree, as well as the next generation of VHSAAA Officers to come. Like I mentioned from my short speech, I’m going to continue and maintain the legacy that you all have passed on so the VHSAAA tradition and spirit lingers on.

Before I announce our newly-elected VHSAAA Officers for 2014-2016, let me share with you the plans for our 2016 Grand Reunion which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada around September or October time frame, the details will still need to be discussed and agreed on. My plan is to encourage and motivate more Villamorians to that upcoming celebration, so I have taken the liberty of contacting some of the active or “core” people in some batches, which I would call this: PROJECT: REACH-OUT!!!

Now, I’m very pleased, honored and humbled to announce and introduce our VHSAAA Executive Officers for 2014-2016:

• President – Melanio (Mel) Casupanan ‘73
• VP – No. California – Susan Cifriano ‘76
• VP – So. California – Edita Reyes ‘72
• VP – Canada – Fleur deliz Pichay ‘67
• VP – Outside California – Lydia Antolin ‘61
• Treasurer – Elvira Rillon ‘76
• Corresponding Secretary – Zennie McClintock ‘68
• Recording Secretary – Teresa Franco ‘72
• Auditor – Elisa Torres ‘81
• PRO – Carlos Unas ‘66

I guess I’m considered the “new kid in the block” so I’m looking forward to personally meeting and knowing you all, if not most of you, so please bear with me when those “senior moments” start to creep up.

See you all in 2016 in Las Vegas!!!

To God Be The Glory!

Sincerely,
Mel E. Casupanan

President’s Report

2012 VHSAAA Uniform Project a Huge Success

The Uniform Project sponsored by the VHS Alumni Association of America (VHSAAA) in 2012 was a huge success primarily due to the generosity and support of the different segments of the VHS community. 

A total of $1,700 was raised from donations of alumni from Canada, the Philippines, and the UnitedStates. This was supplemented by $200 from the VHSAAA’s general funds increasing the total to $1,900. At the average exchange rates of PhP 42.50 and PhP 43 per dollar the total peso equivalent of $80, 950 was used to purchase 425 blouses and 410 polo shirts. With the excess uniforms during the past years, approximately a thousand needy students received free uniforms during the “Handog School Uniforms” event of the VHS on June 18, 2012. 

The officers and members of the VHSAAA extend their sincerest thanks and appreciation to the following:

 

1. Alumni donors for your generosity:

From Canada:

Coloma Pichay, Fleur De Lys ‘67

Dinginbayan Briones, Norma ‘67

Laquindanum Bicomong, Adelina ‘67

Jordan Virola, Aleth ‘67

Solis, Clodualdo ‘67

From the Philippines:

Evangelista, Ernie ‘63

Lorejo Banlaygas, Emilia ‘65

From the United States:

Alday Liam, Cora ‘61

Baldevarona Uyan, Cecile ‘68

Bautista, Danilo ‘61

Brioso Glory, Mary ‘61

Diramos, Clarence and Julita Cruz’61

Gallega Galang, Rosita ‘61

Hocson Mangoba, Fe ‘63

Lacuna Stewart, Grace ‘61

Reyes, Francisco ‘62

Solis Lastimosa, Cynthia ‘68

Tuazon Antolin, Lydia ‘61

Ventura Wilder, Becky ’65 (also for helping solicit donations)


 

2. VHS administrators, faculty, and alumni for your support and assistance in identifying the student recipients and purchasing and distributing the uniforms:

a. Mrs. Chita G. Glorioso, principal, and members of the faculty screening committee;

b. VHSAFI board members (Gil Carolino ’62, Jaime Co ’88, and Amy Vasquez Nerecina ’63);

c. Cora Baldevarona Nubla ’64 for initiating the project when you were VHSAFI president and Josie Santos Ramos ’65 for helping purchase the uniforms;

d. Class ’61 (Aurora Aragones, Fidela Liberato, Evelyn Carino Dagum, Vicky Santos Pabalan, Basilio Isla, Cesar Basa, Renato Domondon, and Roberto Robles); and

e. Ernie Evangelista and Caloy Felicerta, both ’63, for financing and taking charge of documenting the event

 

Financial Report

Sources of Funds

Donations Received from Alumni $ 1,700

Canada $ 325.00

Philippines $ 200.00

United States $1,175.00

VHSAAA Contribution $ 200

Total $1, 900=PhP 80,950)*

*Note: $1, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it /$1=PhP68,000;$300@PhP43/$1=PhP12,900; PhP 50

donated by R. G. Galang

Disbursement of Funds

Purchase of Uniforms PhP 80, 950**

**Note: PhP 68,000 check to Cora B. Nubla

through R. G. Galang and PhP 12,900+PhP 50 cash

to Josie S. Ramos from donors and R. G. Galang

Balance $ 0/PhP 0

Submitted by:

Rosita Gallega Galang

VHSAAA Founding President and Current President


Remembering Luis M. Vargas*

Luis M. Vargas is a proud and special member of Batch ’61 of Villamor High
School and there is no member whose life he didn’t touch - - - as a classmate,
friend, co-resident of St. Andrews Fields, admirer, organizer, leader, or drinking
buddy. No wonder, Luis was known to everybody - - - the students, the teachers,
the administrators, and the staff of Villamor High School. How do I pay tribute
to a very special person like Luis? I am sure all his batch mates have their own
memories of how he touched their lives. For now, please allow me to say a few
words describing Luis as a tireless and dynamic leader/organizer, a loyal and
consistent supporter of the VHSAAA, and a caring and generous friend.

A Tireless and Dynamic Leader/Organizer

As his loving wife Cely emailed me, his memories of Villamor High School meant
so much to Luis.

If we were to recognize alumni for being instrumental in the
founding of the Villamor High School Alumni Association of America, Luis would
head the list of such alumni. Upon arrival in the US in the 70’s while working for
Pacific Bell, he located Class ’61 and other graduates of Villamor High School and
initiated the class roster which later became the core of the VHSAAA membership
directory.

In 1992, Luis asked Cenon Carolino and me to organize the Class ’61
reunion in the SF Area. This was later expanded to welcome all Villamorians from
different classes and residing in different states and became the first grand reunion
in the US and Canada. It was at this reunion in July 1995 in So. San Francisco,
CA when the alumni from different classes banded together and founded the
VHSAAA.

Plans for the formal establishment of the Association were finalized
including the drafting of its Constitution and Bylaws ratified at the second grand
reunion in1996 in El Segundo, CA. Thus, the birth of the Association could be
attributed to the vision, dedication, and efforts of a group of alumni like Luis who
were inspired by their love for and pride in our Alma Mater.

A Loyal and Consistent Supporter of VHSAAA

Serving on various capacities, Luis helped the VHSAAA expand and grow. He
served as the liaison who kept the VHSAFI and VHSAAA connected and later
became Chair and until his illness continued to be a member of our Educational
Grants (formerly the Scholarship) Committee. Since its inception, Luis was a
consistent sponsor of the Adopt a Villamorian Program and most recently at the
recognition program for scholars and sponsors, he proudly took out his wallet and
gave cash to the student he had sponsored from first year until graduation.

A Caring and Generous Friend

Every time I visit the Philippines, I always hear of his many acts of generosity - -
- paying for the tickets of batch mates who couldn’t afford, extending financial
assistance to those in need, and treating friends to lunch, dinner, or drinking
session. No wonder everyone got concerned when he was diagnosed with leukemia
and were eager to talk to him, even just on skype.

On behalf of Class 61, I extend our sincerest condolences to the family of Luis.
Like you, we grieve over his loss but at the same time celebrate his life full of love
and fond memories. While we miss him terribly, we are comforted by the thought
that he is up there with the Lord and free of pain. Thank you for sharing Luis
with us. We consider ourselves extremely lucky for having known him and being
blessed with the opportunity to be enriched by our memorable experiences with
him.

Knowing Luis, I’m sure he is with us today sitting beside each one, and with
his contagious smile is checking on us; especially he was part of the planning of
this visit with him a few weeks before he passed away. In honor of his memory,
Batch ’61 will lead the sponsorship of the Luis Vargas Adopt a Villamorian grant.

Luis, we love you and you will always be our inspiration and example of love,
loyalty and dedication to Villamor High School. Mabuhay ka, Luis!

*Delivered by Rosita Gallega Galang ’61 at the funeral service for Luis M. Vargas on
November 17, 2012, Palm Downtown Mortuary and Cemetery, Las Vegas, Nevada.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rosita Gallega Galang, Ph.D.

Class'61, VHSAAA President

 

Greetings Fellow Villamorians,

 

Congratulations for keeping the Villamor High School (VHS) spirit alive. Although many years have passed since our graduation from VHS and departure from the Philippines to reside and work in other countries, we have maintained our interest in our Alma Mater and relationships with fellow alumni. We have treasured our memorable experiences in high school and together and/or individually we have expressed our affection, loyalty, support, and gratitude to VHS at every opportunity.

 

Alumni in the Philippines have established the Villamor High School Alumni Foundation, Inc. (VHSAFI) and those in the United States and Canada have formed the Villamor High School Alumni Association of America (VHSAAA). VHSAAA was conceived at the alumni reunion in 1995 held in San Francisco and formally established at the reunion in 1996 held in Los Angeles where the Constitution and Bylaws were presented and ratified by the alumni present.

 

The birth of this association could be attributed to the efforts of not a single person or founder but a group of alumni many of whom became charter members. While majority of the current members of VHSAAA are from US and Canada, other alumni residing outside the Philippines are welcome to join in our efforts to serve the VHS community of alumni, students, faculty, and administrators.

 

At the VHSAAA reunion in San Diego last July, the general membership elected the officers for 2010-2012. As the newly elected President, I appointed the committee chairpersons with the consent of the executive board at our first meeting on October 16 hosted by the Mangobas and other San Francisco Bay Area alumni at the former's residence in Vallejo, California. Indeed it is a most welcome opportunity and a great pleasure to work with a group of dedicated, capable, and hard-working alumni who will serve on the executive Board in 2010-2012:

 

President

- Rosita Gallega Galang '61

Vice-President:

Northern California

- Fe Hocson Mangoba '63

Southern California

- Clarence Diramos '61

Outside California

- Fleur De Lys Coloma Pichay '67
Recording Secretary - Zennie Mojica McClintock '68
Correspondence Secretary/Chair, Membership Committee - Norma Fonollera Robinson'60
Treasurer/Chair, Finance Committee - Evelyn Dulce Del Villar '68
Auditor - Roy Coloma '63
PRO/Chair, Publications Committee - Jesse Reyes '64
Other Committee Chairs:
Scholarship - Julita Cruz Diramos'61
Constitution and Bylaws - Maryla Coloma '61
Elections - Mario Casupanan '68


The VHS website is definitely in the direction of keeping our Alma Mater's torch burning. It could serve as a communication network among Villamorians interested in VHS and its mission. Caring VHS alumni responsible for the launching of this website deserve to be commended and thanked. My sincerest appreciation and gratitude to Rebecca Ventura Wilder, website administrator, for inviting me to write a welcome message and be a part of this laudable undertaking. With the help of the executive board and other interested alumni, we will use the website, particularly the VHSAAA Update and Filipino Potpourri sections, to disseminate information about the activities and projects of the association. In these sections we plan to discuss relevant topics including, but not limited to, the history of VHSAAA, its on-going and proposed projects, and of course the 2012 reunion in Canada. At the same time we invite alumni from US, Canada, and other parts of the globe to share with us your valuable feedback and ideas consistent with the goals and mission of VHSAAA.

 

We look forward to seeing all of you and your families and friends at the reunion in 2012 in Toronto, Canada. With your whole-hearted support, we can make it a huge success and a reunion to remember.

 

Best regards,

 

Rosita

 

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Villamor High School Alumni Association of America (VHSAAA)
South San Francisco, California

September 6, 2012

Fellow Villamorians,

Our 9th Grand Reunion is just a month away. I hope you are as excited as we are to
join fellow Villamorians in a journey back to our high school days at Villamor in
Pasig Line, Sta. Ana.

In preparation for our reunion, please review the attached 2012 proposed
amendments to the VHSAAA Constitution and Bylaws to be presented for
approval at our general membership meeting on October 6, 2012. To facilitate your
review, the proposed amendments are (a) set in bold italic letters and (b) preceded
by the original provisions. In sections where there are no proposed amendments,
only the titles of the articles appear. If you have suggestions, please email them to
Maryla Coloma Dino at as soon as possible and
not later than September 20, 2012.

Remember to print the attached document and bring a copy to our membership
meeting at our upcoming reunion. See you all in Toronto. Mabuhay kayong lahat!

Sincerely,

(Sgd.) Maryla Coloma Dino ’61
Chairperson, Constitution and
Bylaws Committee

(Sgd.) Rosita Gallega Galang ‘61
Founding and Current President
VHSAAA

 

Proposed Amendments 2012

VILLAMOR HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI

ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA

(VHSAAA)

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS

ARTICLE I

NAME, STATUS, AND STRUCTURE

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 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 from the region of the current President. (last sentence deleted)

ARTICLE II

OBJECTIVES

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

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 1. Annual fees shall be established at the following rates: regular membership at $20 and associate membership at $10 payable in January of each year.

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

Section 2. Regular and associate members may pay a single fee of $200 or $100, respectively, for lifetime membership.

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

Section 3. Members desiring to establish local chapters shall pay a one-time chapter membership fee of $200.

ARTICLE V

OFFICERS AND DUTIES

Section 1. The elected officers of the Association are the President, 3 Regional

Vice-Presidents, Recording Secretary, Correspondence Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and PRO.

Section 1. The elected officers of the Association are the President, 4

Regional Vice-Presidents, Recording Secretary, Correspondence 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 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 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 Association standing and special committees in consultation with the Executive Board, (e) preside at the meetings of the membership and Executive Board, (f) together with the Vice-President from the same region as the current President, sign all contracts and other legal documents in the name of the Association, (g) together with the Treasurer, countersign all checks issued for disbursement and withdrawals of monies from the bank account of the Association, 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 3. Four Regional Vice-Presidents shall be elected by the members coming from their respective regions which are Northern California, Southern California, Canada, and Outside California. The Regional Vice-Presidents shall (a) serve as ex-officio members of the standing and special committees and (b) perform other functions assigned by the President. The Vice-President from the region of the current President shall preside at meetings of the membership and Executive Board in the absence of the President. He shall also become President in case of the incapacity, resignation, or impeachment of the President. (“members of the Executive Board” deleted)

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 4. The Recording Secretary shall (a) record, prepare, and read the minutes of previous meetings; (b) keep all records of the proceedings of all meetings, and (c) maintain all records of the Association including an up-to-date copy of its Constitution and Bylaws. (“member of the Executive Board” deleted)

Section 5. The Correspondence 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 5. The Correspondence Secretary shall (a) prepare and send out all official correspondence and notices to all members including the date, time, place, and agenda of the meetings; (b) keep an accurate and up-to-date roster of all the members and officers of the Association with their full names, home and email addresses, and telephone numbers; and (c) chair the Membership Committee. (“member of the Executive Board” deleted)

Section 6. The Treasurer who must come from the same region as the President 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 6. The Treasurer shall (a) be responsible for the collection and disbursement of funds with prior approval of the President, (b) receive and issue corresponding receipts and duplicates of all monies paid to the association, (c) keep accurate records of all the collections and disbursements of the Association, (d) deposit in a timely manner all monies and other funds in the name and to the credit of the Association in a bank designated by the President and approved by the Executive Board, (e) together with the President, countersign all checks issued for disbursement and withdrawals of monies from the bank account of the Association, (f) prepare annual and periodic financial statements, (g) prepare and render a report at the regular meetings of the Executive Board and general membership of all monies received and disbursed for the Association during the previous month(s) stating the balance of the bank account and any petty cash on hand at the time of the report and annual and periodic financial statements, and (h) prepare and file federal and state income tax returns. (“member of the Executive Board” and “chair the Finance Committee” deleted)

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

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.

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

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 1. The Executive Board shall consist of the ten elected officers of the Association: President, 4 Regional Vice-Presidents, Recording Secretary, Correspondence Secretary, Treasurer, Auditor, and Press Relations Officer (PRO); chapter presidents; the three appointed chairpersons of the following standing committees: Educational Grants, Elections, and Constitution and Bylaws; and the appointed chairpersons of the special committees established by the Executive Board. The immediate past president shall serve as the Advisor to the Board.

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

Section 3. The Executive Board shall be the policy-making body of the Association and shall have general supervision and control over its monies and finances.

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

Section 4. The Executive Board shall have over-all responsibility for implementing the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws and for planning, coordinating, managing, and accomplishing fund-raising and all other activities of the Association.

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

ARTICLE VII

STANDING AND SPECIAL 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 1. The standing Committees on Membership, Publications, Educational Grants, 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. Special committees may be established and their functions defined by the Executive Board as needed. (“Finance, Fund Development, and Social and Cultural Events” deleted)

Section 2. The chairpersons of the Committees on Membership, Finance, and Publications, who are also the Correspondence 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 2. The chairpersons of the standing Committees on Membership and Publications, who are also the Correspondence Secretary and PRO, respectively, are elected by the general membership while those of the Educational Grants, Elections, Constitution and Bylaws, and special committees established by the Board are appointed by the President in consultation with the Executive Board. (“Finance Committee” deleted)

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.

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

Section 4. The Membership Committee shall (a) invite and encourage alumni and friends to join the Association, (b) campaign and recruit new members of the Association, and (c) contact and encourage inactive members to rejoin the Association.

Section 5. The Publications Committee shall coordinate the publications of the Association including the Newsletter and website.

Section 6. The Educational Grants Committee shall (a) administer the Educational Grants Program of the Association including all correspondence with the grantees and the Education Committee in the Philippines; (b) present for Board approval necessary updating of scholarship criteria, annual estimated dollar amount of the scholarship and grant, and request for transfer of funds for the program; (c) obtain the updated list of names of scholars and grantees together with their pictures, grade point averages, thank you letters to the Association, and records of disbursement of stipends; (d) solicit donations from 3-4 sponsors for the Adopt a Villamorian Program, and (e) present for Board approval recommendations for program improvement.

Section 7. The Elections Committee shall (a) seek nominations on the floor and (b) conduct the election during the general membership meeting held every two years.

Section 8. The Constitution and Bylaws Committee shall (a) advise the Board on matters pertaining to the provisions and implementation of the Constitution and Bylaws, (b) take charge of amending and updating the said document, and (c) help the Board better understand the parliamentary procedures outlined in the most recently revised Robert’s Rules of Order.

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 1. The officers of the Association shall be elected by ballot every two years at a general membership meeting. The immediate past president shall serve as the Advisor to the Association. (“or by mail” deleted)

Section 2. Members unable to attend the general membership meeting shall be allowed to vote by mail. (deleted)

Section 3. The Committee on Elections, composed of a chairperson and two or more 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 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 3. The Committee on Elections, composed of a chairperson and two or more members, shall seek nominations and conduct the election during the general membership meeting. Nominations will be sought from the floor 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. (“nominations by mail” deleted)

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.

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 from the same region as the current President.

ARTICLE IX

MEETINGS AND QUORUM

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 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 in the morning of the first day of the reunion which is a Friday. The Executive Board may also decide to reschedule their meetings by a two-thirds vote of all the Board members.

Section 6. Other members of the Association may attend but cannot participate in the discussions nor vote at the meetings of the Board. The suggestions or comments from the attending members may be given in writing to any member of the Executive Board at the said 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 1. An officer desiring to resign shall be required to submit to the Executive Board a formal letter of resignation. (“stating the reasons” and the second sentence deleted)

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

(c) If, after hearing the case including the evidences of facts offered by the officer concerned, the Executive Board determines that the allegations set forth in the complaint are true and merit the removal of the officer, such findings shall be submitted to the general membership for consideration and confirmation.

(c) If, after hearing the case including the evidences of facts offered by the officer concerned, the Executive Board determines that the allegations set forth in the complaint are true and merit the removal of the officer, such findings shall be submitted to the general membership for consideration and approval.

ARTICLE XI

CHAPTERS

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

Section 2. The chapter shall pay a one-time chapter membership fee of $200 and submit to the Association a copy of their constitution and bylaws upon ratification and amendments upon approval by their general membership.

Section 6. The Association shall loan seed money of approximately $5,000 to the chapter for initial expenses in planning the grand reunion. Remaining proceeds from the reunion after the seed money is paid shall be shared equally by the Association and the chapter. Where there is no chapter in the region of the planning committee, all the proceeds will go to the Association.

ARTICLE XII

AMENDMENTS

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.

Section 2. Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall be submitted by any Association member to the Committee on Constitution and Bylaws who will in turn notify the general membership at least thirty days before the amendments are brought to a vote. Approved amendments will be effective immediately upon approval by the general membership.

ARTICLE XIII

ORDER OF BUSINESS AND PROCEDURES

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

(d) Reports of standing committees

(d) Reports of officers

(e) Reports of select committees

(e) Reports of standing and special committees

ARTICLE XIV

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS REVISION

Section 1. REVISION

The revised Constitution and Bylaws shall be in effect immediately upon

ratification by the general membership and shall replace all previous Constitutions and Bylaws, rules, and regulations governing the Villamor High School Alumni Association of America (VHSAAA).

Section 2. RATIFICATION

This Constitution and Bylaws was ratified at the VHSAAA 9th Grand Reunion on October 6, 2012 in Toronto, Canada.

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS, 2010-2012

President: Rosita Gallega Galang ‘61

Regional Vice-Presidents: Fe Hocson Mangoba ’63 (Northern CA)

Clarence P. Diramos ’61 (Southern CA)

Fleur De Lys Coloma Pichay ’67 (Outside CA)

Recording Secretary: Zennie Mojica McClintock ’68

Correspondence Secretary: Norma Fonollera Robinson ‘60

Treasurer: Evelyn Dulce Del Villar ‘68

Auditor: Roy A. Coloma ‘63

PRO: Jesse T. Reyes ‘64

Committee Chairpersons: Mario E. Casupanan ’68 (Elections)

Maryla Coloma Dino ‘61(Constitution and Bylaws)

Julita Cruz Diramos ’61 (Scholarship)

RGG/8-5-2012

 

DR. ROSITA G. GALANG HONORED NATIONALLY AS A FILIPINA OF DISTINCTION

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, AUGUST 22, 2O12: The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN)
has selected Dr. Rosita Gallega Galang,Professor Emeritus, University of San
Francisco, as one of the 100 Most Influential Filipina American Women in the
United States. The Filipina Women’s Network (FWN) honors her accomplishments
with the Policymakers and Visionaries award category which “recognize
Filipina women leaders who have made or are making a difference in U.S.
government policies or laws that impact business, industry, or society and
who enrich the lives and careers of others by sharing the benefits of their
wealth, experience and knowledge.”

The 100 Most Influential Filipina American Women in the United States Award™
is a celebration of leadership, inspiration and achievement. It honors
Filipina women who are changing the face of power and influence in their
communities, organizations and the U. S. workplace. They were selected from
nominations submitted from 23 states.

The Most Influential Filipina American Women in the United States Award™
recognizes women of Philippine ancestry, having reached status for
outstanding work in their respective fields are recognized for their
leadership and achievements in the workplace and their communities.
The awardees are asked to femtee a young Filipina and bring her to the
Filipina Summit in San Francisco. The FWN100 awards program is part of a
larger game plan called "Pinay Power 2012" - a dream with a meaningful
purpose - to double the number of Filipina women leaders by 2012.

The 100 Most Influential Filipina American Women in the United States Award™
is a working recognition award, a dream with a meaningful purpose: double the
number of Filipina women leaders by 2012. The awardees are asked to mentor a
protégé and attend the Filipina Leadership Summit on August 30 thru September
1, 2012 in San Francisco.

“Pinay Power 2012 began in 2006 with a dream to inspire, inform, and advance
Filipina women leaders who would influence the Filipino American community’s
future. It provides a critical pathway for successful women who care about
advancement, achievement and purpose,” said Marily Mondejar, President of
Filipina Women's Network. “These awardees are not only talking about change
from a bi-cultural perspective, but plan to be part of making change happen
in their organizations and communities.”

“Filipina Women’s Network will honor these amazing women at a gala awards
celebration on Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Stanford Court Hotel in San
Francisco,” said Susie Quesada, Executive Vice President of Ramar Foods and
board member of FWN. “The awards gala is the highlight of the 9th Filipina
Leadership Summit from August 30 thru September 1st. Awardees often share
this inspiring evening with their daughters, sons, mothers, grandmothers,
young women and men and their bosses from their organizations.”

Highlights of the summit are the Mayor’s Reception at City Hall, “Powerful
Pinays at the Bay” – a power walk at the Golden Gate Bridge, and the popular
Pinay Speed Femtoring event with 100 young Filipina professionals and
students who will meet and learn from the FWN100 of 2012.

For information to sponsor the Filipina Leadership Summit and attend the gala
awards celebration, call 415.935.4396 or go to www.FilipinaWomensNetwork.org/
events. For additional details concerning Dr. Galang, contact her at (650)
742-6469 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .