Macrine Katague congratulated everyone for being on time and called the meeting to order. The meeting kicked off with introductions. Macrine asked everyone to say something about themselves (where they’re from and other interesting trivia). You all should have been there, it was a real hoot. It was a terrific start, it got everyone energized. The agenda included: Welcome address from Annie Miles (MABC President), Invocation led by Monsignor Rey Nunez, Approval of Minutes Chicago Meeting July 9, 2005 Thelma Santos, Treasurer’s Report Vi Magsino, Chapter President or Representative Report, New and Old Business and finally the Election Of Officers. Gawad Kalinga made a video presentation about housing projects in the Philippines. Much healthy debate took place but Houston, Texas was conditionally accepted as the eighth Chapter of MII. They were also elected as hosts of the 8th Grand Reunion, just barely by one vote over MESA.
Here are your MII officers for 2006-2007: President: Thelma Munoz-Santos (MESA) Vice President: Noli Ricohermoso (MASC) Secretary: Alma Sosa (MESA) Treasurer: Vi Magsino (MACUSA) Auditor: Lita Alandy (MANC) Press Relations Officer: Cugie dela Santa (MACA) Executive Director: Grace Regan (MASC)
And last but not least, MII unanimously endorsed the Mission of Love 2006. Mark your calendars: February 5-11,2006 is the date of the next medical mission. If you haven’t attended, you are missing the “service” opportunity of a lifetime. And if you cannot attend, you can do your part by pledging your financial assistance.
The 5-star Westin Bayshore was the site of the evening’s formal affair. The grand ballroom had room for four-hundred. It was a wonderful sight with all the beautiful women of MII dressed in their long gowns