Distinguished guests, ladies & gentlemen, good evening. Thank you
for coming tonight.
I am honored to stand before you tonight, and I am humbled
that you have chosen me to lead this prestigious association for the
year 2018. I hav
Fil-Am 2018 officers are sworn in by founding President Ely Abellera. Photo: Willy Blanco.
Young and old alike thoroughly enjoyed the visit of Santa to the Filipino-American
Association of Greater Atlanta's Christmas party yesterday. The atmosphere was
festive, holiday songs were sung, and good food was shared by all. "Mano po,"
a gesture of respect to and receiving blessing from an elder, a uniquely Filipino
tradition was practiced by about thirty children and it was pure delight to see their
happy faces. The welcome address by our Social Chair, Ms. Lolit Elliott and the
Invocation by Social Committee member, Ms Elizabeth Villanueva reflected on how
blessed we are and indeed we are grateful and mindful of the birth of Jesus!
I thank each and everyone who attended the event. Your continuing support inspires
us to always do our best to serve you. A special thank you to our dynamic and beautiful
emcee Ms. Venus Soriano, to Mr. Willee Bonus who DJ'd just the right song for the right
time and to Ms. Elsie Vidanes for coordinating the venue. To the 2017 Fil-Am Board,
thank you for a job well done!
Our next event is New Year's Eve Ball and Induction of the 2018 Fil-Am Board of Officers.
I invite you all to welcome the new year with us at the Marriott Century Hotel. I look forward
to seeing you all there. For now, Merry Christmas!
Fil-Am Board 2018, smiling for the camera after their inauguration.
President .................... Nenette Smith
Vice President ........... Juliet Cook
Secretary .................. .Nini Trinidad
PRO ............................ Lynda Reyes
Treasurer ................... Nora O' Brien
Social Chair ............... Grace Dulog
Membership Chair .... Imelda Young
Culture Chair ............. Christine Horton
Ways and Means. ...... Ador Aguilar
Service Chair ............. Myrna Mackey
Cherlyn Claire Mabutin, 2017 Fil-Am Association of Greater Atlanta Scholarship Awardee, was also a winner 2017 APAC Scholarship Award
New members of the Board of Elders took the oath of office at the Valentine's Party on 2/11/2017.
Veterans were honored at the Valentine's Party on 2/11/2017.
Members of the 2017 Fil-Am board at the Valentine's Party on 2/11/2017.
Fil-Am Board of Directors
Lilia Hagler, President
Nenette Smith, Vice President
Berna Bray, Secretary
Ador Aguilar, Treasurer
Lolit Elliott, Social Chair
Ed Villanueva, PRO
Imelda Young, Membership Chair
Elizabeth Cornell, Culture Chair
Gloria Smith, Service Chair
Raymond Partolan, Ways & Means Chair
Koko Trinidad, director
Mayette Bayani, director
Congratulations to Kristin Dulog, Miss Fil-Am Atlanta 2016! Photo: Lynda Reyes.