December 8, 2013 ALP Annual Meeting / Election / Xmas Party Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by Alberto Lao

Last December 8,  members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) celebrated their Annual 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; ALP VP Jett Aguilar, ALP Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, ALP Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and daughter Frances ; ALP Auditor Edgar Ang, ALP director Arnel Campos and wife Michelle Campos; Ronald Sison with wife Adriel, children Adrian, Aleecia & Aldrin; Vincent Gella, Norman Marigza, Dodi Maralit, Alfredo Junca  , Per Edman and family, Miguel Enrique Cajita & Family ;Jake Ramos, Oliver de Guzman, Mark Vornhusen & wife Arlene; Mike Enage, Iah Serna, Gary Andreassen & wife Irma; Jason Comia, Alberto Lao & wife Nonie ; Liza Quitlong.

The party started at around 12:30pm with lots of food preparations brought along by fellow ALP members (potluck) while ALP auditor Edgar Ang handles the registration as well as voting process.  At around 1:30pm, ALPer Ronald Sison's son Adrian, lead the prayer invocation before the start of the party. 

Afterwards, ALP President James Kevin Ty then welcome ALPers and their families to the yearender ALP annual  meeting and Xmas party.  He then announce that the only 4 out of the 6 nominees shall be elected to join the current active ALP Board of Directors for 2014.  They were re-electionists Melisa Bata, Andrew Ian Chan, Christopher Lee and Peter Benedict Tubalinal and will be joined by new nominees Gary Andreassen and Mike Enage. He also make special mention to ALPer Oliver de Guzman  for his attendance as he has to travel from Pangasinan to Manila just to be with fellow ALPers on the general meeting!

At around 2:30pm, they started with their annual ALP Bingo game :)  This year's prizes were a Celestron Sky Master 15x70 binoculars, Celestron Up Close 10x50 binoculars, 50mW rechargeable green laser pointer, Celestron Adjustable Red LED flashlight.  Door prizes also include digital multi function clock, Coleman water jug and LED flashlights / laser pointers.

The first game that was played was pattern A with the Celestron Adjustable Red LED flashlight which was won by ALPer Albert Lao's wife Nonie;  Second game was played with the L pattern with the prize of the 50mW rechargeable green laser pointer, which was won by ALPer Jake Ramos ; Third game was played with pattern P with the prize of Celestron Up Close 10x50 binoculars, which was won by ALP President James Kevin Ty's son Kendrick Cole Ty ; The 4th game was played with a Blackout Game with the top prize of Celestron Sky Master 15x70 binoculars, and was won again by last year's blackout winner Miguel Enrique Cajita.  What a winner!  In return, Miguel's mom then offered to donate one original NASA cap as a door prize to be raffled off as well.

On the door prizes raffle games, the digital multi function clock was won by ALP Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, Coleman Water Jug by ALPer Jason Comia, 5 LED flashlights / laser pointers were won by ALPers Charito Ty, Iah Serna, Edgar Ang, Karren Lu and Norman Marigza.  The donated NASA cap was won by ALPer Per Edman, which will be turn over to Per on January monthly meeting.

The party ended at around 6:30pm .

Is that the newest astro application you're talking about?

ALP Ladies Discussion :)

Per, is this the Xmas gift you're giving to me???

ALPers cast their votes as well as renew their memberships with ALP auditor Edgar Ang.

Lots of foods shared by ALPers for the party ! Yummy!

ALPers listen to the prayer invocation made by ALPer Ronald Sison's son Adrian before the start of the party.

It's Chow Time :)

Lots of ALPers attended the year ender general meeting!  Thank you ALPers!

ALP Auditor Edgar Ang manned the voting booth as well as renewal of memberships.

Astro Chat over Lunch :) LOL  Great Combination!

ALP Membership Renewal Time :)

When will our next Caliraya Session be??? :)

What's the latest Astro Gadgets???

ALP Auditor Edgar Ang was assisted by ALPer Per Edman to tally the votes while ALP President James Kevin Ty looks on.

And the winners are Gary Andreassen, Mike Enage, Andrew Ian Chan and Peter Benedict Tubalinal.  Congratulations!

Astro Bingo Prizes

ALPer Oliver de Guzman showing Edgar and Per how to image with 2 cameras simultaneously :) Cool huh?

ALPers wait for the Astro Bingo to start.

First Game Pattern A begins!

Congratulations Mam Nonie Lao for winning the Celestron Adjustable Red LED flashlight.

Good Bingo!  Congrats Jake!

Congratulations ALPer Jake for winning the 50mW rechargeable green laser pointer.

Congratulations Kendrick Cole KC Ty for winning the Celestron Up Close 10x50 binoculars.

Congratulations ALPer Miguel for winning the Celestron Sky Master 15x70 binoculars.  Back to Back winner of Celestron Sky Master 15x70 binoculars in 2 years in a row!

Kendrick Cole Ty help his dad presents the digital multi function clock door prize to ALPer Iah Serna.

Congratulations ALPer Iah Serna for winning the digital multi function clock.

ALP VP Jett Aguilar draws a lucky number for the Coleman Water Jug door prize.

Congratulations ALPer Jason Comia for winning the Coleman Water Jug door prize.

Frances Lu receives from Kendrick Cole LC Ty one of the 5 LED flashlights / laser pointer door prize.

ALP Auditor Edgar Ang is all smiles as ALPer Oliver de Guzman draws his winning number!

ALP Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan seems to be asking what else can still be won ? :)

Congratulations ALPer Per Edman for winning the NASA cap donated by ALPer Miguel Cajita which will be presented in January ALP monthly meeting.

ALP Astro Bingo Winners !!!

ALP Astro Bingo big prize winners !!!

Group Shot

Wacky Shot ! Merry Christmas and a Happy ALP Year !!!



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