Message from the President 2018


I’d like to begin by wishing all of you a prosperous and healthy New Year and, as you receive this message, it is my hope that you are all doing well.  As for my wife, Daisy, and I, we are doing as well as can be expected.

Last Sunday, January 14, 2018, at the General Assembly meeting, we held our Board Member election for 2018. Your newly elected board has not changed much. Re-elected were, myself, Ruben Aleman, as President, Nancy Rozon as our Vice President, Luis Carrillo as our Treasurer, and Ray Guadalupe will continue as our director of Public Relations.

Elected for the position of Vocal Director is Mr. Carlos Mejía, who previously held the position of Substitute Director. Our new Substitute Director is Mr. Charles Quiles.  Al Feliciano, who has been our Recording Secretary for the last six years, opted out this year and, at the time of our meeting, the position remained vacant. First, on behalf of our organization, I would like to thank Al for the great job he did during his tenure.

Unfortunately, at the meeting, there were no volunteers for the position, which leaves it up to the board to select an interim member for the position. The good news is we have a volunteer for the position: Ms. Giselle Borrás. The bad news is that she presently does not qualify for the position as she is a brand new member. After reviewing her qualifications during our monthly Board Meeting held on January 23, 2018, we asked if she would consider taking on the role on an interim basis for the next six months. After that time, with your approval, we would elect her to the position on a permanent basis for the remainder of 2018.

I hope to see many of you this Friday, the 26th of January, for our “Winterland Black and White Event.” Please dress properly. No tank tops, dungarees, or tennis shoes are allowed. That rule applies to ALL members and their guests, so please inform any guests that you have invited to adhere to the dress code. We don’t want to have to reject any one at the door. Let’s have a great year!

Ruben Aleman

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