December 9, 2012 ALP General
Meeting / Election / Xmas Party Report
Images by Jett Aguilar
December 9, members of the Astronomical League of the
Philippines (ALP) held their general meeting / election
/ xmas party at Manila Planetarium. Members who were present were ALP President James
Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; VP
Jett Aguilar, Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife
Karren and daughter Frances Lu; direc Auditor Edgar Ang,
directors ; Rich Pijuan and friend Imee BinzaJohn Ray
Cabrera, Christopher Lee and wife Sandra Lee; Gary Andreassen
, wife Irma and Steinar Andreassen ; Mike Enage , Arnel Campos
and wife Michelle Campos; Joshua Herrera, Kristine Joy
Perez, Marv Gulapa, Mark Ian SIngson and Cristina;
Vincent Gella, Alberto Lao and wife Nonie ; Reuel Norman
Marigza, Miguel Cajita with parent Mel and sister Trisha
Cajita; Ronald Sison with
wife Adriel, children
Adrian, Aleecia and Aldrin; Bel Pabunan , Nel
Lagda, Mark Vornhusen, and
newest ALPer Per Edman and son Oliver Edman.
12:30pm, members started to arrived and also brought
along their pot luck foods to share with fellow ALPers.
This was followed by an opening prayer by ALP director
Rich Pijuan before they started their bountiful lunch :)
Memebrs also started to renew their membership as well
as cast their ballot for this year's new set of board of
directors. This was conducted by ALP auditor Edgar
1:30pm, they started their annual Astro Bingo Game with
the grand prize of a Celestron 15x70 binoculars.
Also at stake were Celestron FirstScope Accessory Kit,
Celestron Red Flashlight. For the warm up games, a
NASA tumbler courtesy of ALP director John Ray Cabrera ;
Celestron bonnets, portable foldable binoculars courtesy
of Cutting Edge and a pack of White Coffee courtesy of
ALPer Jerod Soriano were at stake :)
James Kevin Ty and Secretary Christopher Louie Lu
officiated the ALP Bingo games. Participants were
asked to pick a set of bingo cards of their choice
before the games begin :) As for the warmup games,
winners were ALPer Mike Enage & Kristine Joy
Perez. This was followed by a Celestron red
flashlight won by ALPer Mark Ian Singson who needed to
break the tie between him and Chris Lu's daughter
Frances via a high bingo number draw. The
Celestron Firstscope Accessory Set was won by Nonie Ong
Lao, the wife of ALPer Albert Lao, whom were celebrating
their 22nd wedding anniversary that day as well :)
Congrats Albert and Nonie!
Last but not
the least is the final game which features the grand
prize of a Celestron Sky Master 15x70 binoculars.
To win this game, the first to complete their bingo card
completely (blackout) wins the top prize and the winner
of the grand prize goes to ALP youngest member Miguel
Enrique Cajita! Congratulations! Hope it
will help me increase his observing skills with his new
then handed out the election results for the new set of
ALP board of directors for 2013 and elected were re-electionist
ALP VP Jett Aguilar, PRO Armando Lee, Alfonso Uy and new
newest board of director Arnel Campos.
ended at around 5:00pm.
Bountiful pot luck food
brought along by ALPers to share with fellow ALPers.
Opening prayer was lead by ALP
director Rich Pijuan
ALP Auditor Edgar Ang handles
the registration and membership renewals as well as
ALP directors Rich Pijuan and
James Kevin Ty welcome newest ALPer Per Edman and
his son Oliver to ALP!
ALPer Alberto Lao and wife
Nonie 22nd wedding anniversary coincide with ALP
General Meeting bit were able to still attend.
Congratulations Albert and Nonie!
ALP President James Kevin Ty
and Secretary Christopher Louie Lu leads the
preparation for the ALP Bingo Games.
ALPer Mike Enage received a
Celestron Bonnet and foldable binoculars for the
first warmup game prize.
ALPer Kristine Joy Perez
received a Celestron Bonnet , foldable binoculars
and NASA tumbler for the second warmup game prize.
ALPer Joshua Herrera received
a Celestron Bonnet, foldable binoculars and a bag of
white coffee for the third warmup game prize.
ALPer Norman Marigza received
a Celestron Bonnet and foldable binoculars for the
consolation last warm up game prize.
Hey, this leftover plastic
NASA bag will do fine for me as consolation :) LOL
The first major Bingo prize
for a Celestron Red Flashlight got a dual winners in
ALPer Mark Ian Singson and Frances Lu. They needed
to break the tie via a high bingo number to be the
winner. Good luck!
ALPer Mark Ian Singson got
the high Bingo number to claim the Celestron Red
ALPer Albert Lao's wife Nonie
won the 2nd Major Bingo Prize of a Celestron
Firstscope Starter Accessory Set.
ALP youngest member Miguel
Enrique Cajita won the Grand Bingo Major Prize of a
Celestron Sky Master 15x70 binoculars !!!
Winners take a group shot and
proudly showing their prizes :)
Merry Christmas and a Happy ALP
Year to all !!!