By Leila Castro
It was two non-stop weekends for QPAM members. On June 24, the annual meeting and election of officers was held at a member’s house at Amber Trails. It was a rainy day, but it did not stop the attendees from enjoying the BBQ, champorado and pancit habhab. Maggie “Maan” Chan Urbano presided the meeting and the election. Congratulations to the elected QPAM officers for 2017-2018:
President – Maggie “Maan” Chan-Urbano, VP-External – Nolasco “Ollie” Merluza, VP-Internal – Rowena Arquero , Secretary – Leila Castro, Asst. Secretary – Sonny Puache, Treasurer – Rosario Leonie Lacandula, Asst. Treasurer – Alden Novallasca, Auditor – Abdon Chan, Asst. Auditor – Federico Hinanay, P.R.O.:, Norman Padilla, Pipo Sarmiento and Mario Arquero, Sgt. at Arms: Eduardo Aquino
Glenda “Mammeth” Relis, Anjoh Maling and Rizalda Plata Merluza, Districts Representatives: 1st – Eddie Revilla, 2nd – Ronnie Merluza, 3rd – Ellen Sarmiento and 4th – Rowell Radovan.
On July 1, QPAM members participated in the celebration of 150th Canada Day by joining the 3600 people that formed the living Canada Day flag at Portage and Main. They endured a very long line and rainy weather, but it was well worth it after the beautiful aerial view of the living maple leaf came out in the news and social media.