The new president of the South Eastman Filipino Association (SEMFA) Raymond Chua (left) is welcomed to his new role by the outgoing president Cesar Valdez (centre). Overseeing the ceremony wearing a formal Filipino Barong is Steinbach MLA, Kelvin Goertzen. SEMFA organizes local events for Filipino families as well as participating in community events in and around the Steinbach area. The new president and new officers of the Association where sworn in at an induction ceremony on Saturday April 18th in Steinbach. They were elected to serve a two year term.