Flash! Flash! FAASG is founded
Fil-Ams formally organized FAASG or
Filipino-American Association of South Georgia is the name.
The decision was unanimous. The group was
unstoppable. The meeting began with an invocation, followed by a presentation of
justifications for forming an organization, namely, to have a forum for
interaction and to have "higher goals" such as public
education/awareness of Philippine culture and tradition. It also underscored
formulating such activities as to qualify FAASG as a 501 (c) (3) organization.
Surprisingly, the enthusiasm was electrifying and the impetus to elect officers
soon followed. Dr. Henry Eugenio and Jackelyn Fulgenico were easily elected
President and Secy-treasurer, respectively. The group decided to meet
At this juncture, the By-Laws Committee is in
the process of drafting the FAASG By-Laws.
FAASG is a charitable organization. It is not
a social club. It will operate with the least interference of members already
busy schedules. Hence, one project a year should be adequate. No membership fees
will be levied. In lieu of fees, members may donate time, talents and services
to achieve the goals of the association. To become a member, you may fill out a
registration form available at the Secretary-Treasurer's office. Anyone
interested in Fil-Am affairs may apply. Official projects of the association
will be underwritten through sponsorships.
At present, it is critical to develop the
infrastructure. Like an infant, the formative years are crucial to the final
outcome. Therefore, we have to proceed slowly and deliberately. Let us not lose
our focus by doing too much too fast.
The June 17, 2000 meeting has been postponed
to July 2nd and will be held at the Wheedleton residence. The agenda will be
posted in the June issue of the Sanggunian.
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