Monday, August 3, 2009

FANHS National Trustees meet in Stockton, CA

MANY THANKS to all who welcomed the FANHS national trustees to Stockton, California! What a productive and fun meeting!
Many thanks to Professor Emily Lawsin for this post!
"Day 3 of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Board of Trustees Meeting, with Trustees, Chapter members and friends from all over the country, at the Filipino Center Plaza, Stockton, California, Monday, July 27, 2009. (This photo shows only half of the 50+ people in attendance.) Agenda included planning for the future site of the FANHS National Museum (in Stockton), preserving the FANHS National Pinoy Archives (in Seattle), and discussing next year's FANHS National Conference (in Seattle July 2010). We also had an incredible tour of Stockton's historic Little Manila, where we met a 103-year-old Manong at the Filipino Federation of America, and saw spirit-filled artifacts at the Legionarios del Trabajo's Daguhoy Lodge (founded in 1926). Maraming Salamat to the FANHS Stockton Chapter, Central Valley Chapter, Sacramento Chapter, and Sonoma Chapter for being such great hosts! For more on Filipinos in Stockton, see: http://www.littlemanila.net/ For more on FANHS, see: http://www.fanhs-national.org/ or http://fanhsis25.blogspot.com/

In this photo: Herb Jamero (FANHS Central Valley), Lourdes Cereno (FANHS Oregon President), Titania Buchholdt (FANHS Alaska), Simeon Mamaril (FANHS Oregon), Fran Alayu Womack (FANHS National Secretary & FANHS Midwest), Art Villarruz (FANHS Central Valley), Mel Orpilla (FANHS Vallejo), Joan May T. Cordova (FANHS National President & FANHS Pennsylvania), Nena Calica (FANHS LA), Dely Alcantara (FANHS Rio Grande New Mexico), Vangie Buell (FANHS National Vice President & FANHS East Bay), Moreno Balantac (FANHS Stockton), Letty Bantillo Perez (FANHS Stockton), Baylan Megino (FANHS East Bay), Emily P. Lawsin (FANHS Michigan), Concordia Mamaril (FANHS Oregon), Princess Emraida Kiram (FANHS Wisconsin), Patricia Espiritu Halagao (Hawai'i), Luna Jamero (FANHS Central Valley), Dorothy Cordova (FANHS Executive Director, Seattle), Melvin Arthur LaGasca (FANHS Stockton), Fred Cordova, Bob Luna (FANHS Central Valley President), Christine R Marasigan (FANHS Alaska), Maria Terri Torres (FANHS Stockton). Missing but in attendance are: Dawn Mabalon (FANHS Stockton & Little Manila Foundation), Ron Buenaventura (FANHS National Secretary & FANHS San Diego), Linda Revilla, Bobby Roy, and Pam Bulahan (FANHS Sacramento Delta), Fran Tibon Estoista (FANHS Sacramento Delta President), Delia Repolla (FANHS Sonoma County Presdient), Al Acena (FANHS National), Eduardo Datangel (FANHS San Francisco President). Other trustees sent email: Ray Obispo (FANHS Hampton Roads, Virginia), Oscar Penaranda (FANHS San Francisco), Nestor Enriquez (FANHS New Jersey), Gil Pilapil (FANHS Midwest), and Enrique Dela Cruz (FANHS LA).