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October 2011 General Meeting and Picnic

TAMA members elected the new Executive Board of Officers for the year 2012-2013 during the association’s general meeting / picnic held at the George Bush Park on October 30, 2011.

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A Message from the President

On behalf of the officers and members of our association, I am pleased to Welcome you to the official site of The Texas Association of Mapúa Alumni (TAMA). TAMA is a non-profit organization founded in 1980 by graduates of Mapúa Institute of Technology, considered as one of the finest engineering and architectural schools in the Philippines. The association's primary goals are to promote the image of Mapua graduates and the Alma Mater; to uphold and sustain loyalty to the Alma Mater; to foster camaraderie among the members and their families; and to provide financial assistance to deserving students of Mapúa who are unfortunately inadequate to pursue their studies.

Stella Ortiz-Pangilinan, ECE '85 TAMA prides itself as one of the first Fil-Am organizations founded in Texas that still exists to date. Its past officers and members have left behind a legacy that has become a model that was followed by other organizations. Their efforts contributed significantly in helping the organization evolve to where it is today. As TAMA embarks on its 36th year of existence, I have the distinct pleasure of serving as its 17th and 18th president.

When I was first inducted on March 8, 2014, I thought that was the last time that I will take the Oath of Office for our organization. But I was approached in May last year during a small get-together by our TAMA founders and was asked if I’m willing to lead our organization for another term which I think is a great honor. am truly blessed because this organization which I consider myself as instrumental as a leader, is indeed constituted with very supportive and generous members most especially our beloved founders. They are always behind me, with their great support.

Last year, we supported the “Unang Hakbang Sa Kinabukasan” school project of a local Television Network in the Philippines by donating $500 to buy school supplies for underprivileged school children. In June, we awarded certificates to some Elementary, Junior High School and High School graduates in Texas as a salute for the completion of their academic studies.

We hosted a fundraising trip in which we donated the profit to the People Caring for the Community Inc. (PCCI) and we also leveled up our membership status to Legacy Tree and hoping to elevate to a higher status to help in the completing of our own Philippine Center. We participated in Christmas chorale competition where we finished second place; held our annual Christmas caroling and generated a good turnover to add up to our scholarship fund.

Immediately after our last year's induction, we scheduled a visit to Optimum Personal Care to share joy and love to the elderlies to help them ease into transitional stage in life.

We have enormous plans for the next 20 months and we shall be updating you again on our next Induction event.

I am hoping that with the help of our Executive Board and Advisors and fully-committed members, and with your continuous support, we will to continue to fulfill our commitments and achieve new goals for further improvement of our organization in areas need be.

Viva Mapua!

Stella Ortiz-Pangilinan, ECE '84
TAMA President 2016-2017