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MapúaWorld 2009

After months of preparation and hard work, the website committee announces with great pleasure and pride that the MapúaWorld 2009 website is finally up and running.

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June 2008 General Meeting and Picnic

TAMA held its general meeting and potluck picnic at George Bush Park last June 8, 2008.

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October 2008 General Meeting and Picnic

TAMA members held the October Picnic and General Meeting at Lost Creek Park Pavilion George Bush Park last October 19, 2008. Bert Vicerra presided the meeting which was called to order at 2:10 PM. The meeting’s agenda focused on TAMA’s Scholarship Funds, MapuaWorld 2009 and the 2008 Pearl of the Orient Gala which TAMA and Offering of Filipinos and Friends for Emergency Relief (OFFER) will be hosting on November 8, 2008.

Norma Benzon and Jun Dimalaluan gave an update on the status of TAMA’s preparations for the MapuaWorld 2009 and answered/clarified all questions that were raised by some members. Norma also discussed TAMA's plans and preparations for the 2008 Pearl of the Orient Gala. She invoked all members to attend the gala and emphasized that TAMA’s share of the proceeds will be used to augment the finances for the MapuaWorld 2009. The meeting was adjourned at 3:05 PM.


October 2008 General Meeting and Picnic

TAMA members elected the new Executive Board of Officers for the year 2011-2012 during the association’s general meeting / picnic held at George Bush Park on October 30, 2011. The meeting was called to order at 1:30 PM by Jimmy Canlas (TAMA President 2006-2007). The election was presided over by the Election Committee Chair, Jerry Bulaclac (TAMA President 1985-1986) who encouraged younger Mapua alumni to participate. Jerry also discussed TAMA’s different membership categories – regular, associate and honorary members.

The absentee votes for 8 members were approved by the general membership and the elected officers were sworn in by Chairman Jerry Bulaclac. Formal oath-taking ceremony will be held at the TAMA Induction Ball with actual date and venue to be advised later.


MapúaWorld 2009

After months of preparation and hard work, the Website Committee announces with great pleasure and pride that the MapuaWorld 2009 website is finally up and running. The main objective of MapuaWorld 2009 is to promote unity and camaraderie among Mapuans around the world. Hosting this event is truly a very challenging yet worthy experience that will further strengthen the bond of unity that ties all members of TAMA together.

Please find time to visit the website and feel free to email the webmaster your comments and suggestions that could help further enhance its features. The registration for MapuaWorld 2009 is now open. You may download the registration form from the Registration page. We encourage everyone to take advantage of the discounted early bird registration fee. The registration fee is US $100 if paid by January 31, 2009 and will otherwise be US $120 if paid beyond this date. This registration fee includes the Texas Night, Gala, Seminar and Picnic. The admission fees and fares for optional activities are not included. Please see the details for optional activities on the Events & Activities page.


June 2008 General Meeting and Picnic

TAMA held its general meeting and potluck picnic at George Bush Park last June 8, 2008. The meeting was called to order at 2:30 PM and was presided over by Bert Vicerra (TAMA President 2008-2009). He asked all officers and members to introduce themselves so as to be recognized by the new members who attended the meeting and picnic. Bert discussed the current state of the organization, its financial standing and the status of TAMA's scholarship program. He encouraged the officers and interested members to make their pledges for the scholarship program. A total of $3,000 was gathered from the pledges which will be sufficient to finance 5 scholars for this school year.

Norma Benzon (TAMA President 1987-1988) updated everyone about the status of the Steering Committee’s preparations for the MapuaWorld 2009 and acknowledged the efforts and hard work that the Website Committee has exerted in building the website. She reported that a lot of Mapua alumni from Philippines, Canada, Hawaii, California, Illinois and other parts of United States have already informed her of their plan to attend the MapuaWorld 2009.


October 2007 General Meeting and Election

TAMA members elected the new Executive Board of Officers for the year 2008-2009 during the association’s general meeting / picnic held at George Bush Park on October 21, 2007. The meeting was called to order at 2:15 PM by Rudy Gonzales (TAMA President 2006-2007) and the election was presided over by Jerry Bulaclac (TAMA President 1985-1986) who encouraged young Mapuans to participate. Jerry also discussed TAMA’s history, constitution and membership and called up the names of past presidents. The election was held by balloting as required by the TAMA’s Constitution and Jun Dimalaluan tabulated the results.

Below is the list of TAMA Executive Board of Officers for the year 2008-2009:

President:

Roberto "Bert" Vicerra

Vice-President:

Jaime "Jimmy" Canlas

Secretary:

Alfredo "Alfie" Gaudiel

Treasurer:

Eden Dipasupil

Business Manager:

Nileon "Jun" Dimalaluan Jr.

Auditor:

Sheila Bughao

Public Relations Officer:

Prudencio "Toots" Febre



Induction of 2008-2009 Executive Board of Officers

TAMA will hold its 14th induction of new officers on March 29, 2008 (Saturday) at the Westin Galleria Hotel located in 5060 West Alabama, Houston 77056. Tickets are available at $50 each and proceeds will go to TAMA’s scholarship funds. The ticket gates will open at 6:00 PM and the program will start at 6:30 PM. Music will be provided by J & J.

We encourage all members to attend in this affair so that we could meet our target attendance of 250 persons. For ticket reservations, please call or email our president, Bert Vicerra or our treasurer, Eden Dipasupil. For those who would like to publish an ad in the induction’s souvenir program, you may download the file from here: TAMA 2008 Induction Ad Form.