December 7, 2014 ALP General Meeting / Christmas  Get Together Meeting Report
by James Kevin Ty

Last December 7, members of the Astronomical League of the Philippines (ALP) held their general meeting / Christmas lunch get together meeting  at Aristocrat Restaurant in Roxas Blvd.  Members who were present were ALP President James Kevin Ty, wife Charito and son Kendrick Cole KC Ty; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan  and Iah Serna ; Secretary Christopher Louie Lu, wife Karren and  daughter Frances ;  Auditor Edgar Ang, directors Mike Enage  and Peter Benedict Tubalinal;  Ronald Sison , Edge Lat and daughter Trizha Elise ; Justine Garcia, Jason Comia , Vincent Gella and  Rochele Brabante ; Shubshashi Banerjee.

Meeting started at around 12:30pm with ordering of some foods.  It was also time for members to renew their membership as well as exercise their right to vote for the new set of ALP directors for 2015-2017. Nominees were reelectionists James Kevin Ty, Edgar Ang, Christopher Louie Lu, John Ray Cabrera, Rich Pijuan and Armando Lee while new nominees to join the election were Edge Lat and Ronald Sison.

Members used the opportunity to have longer astro talk and discussion while having their delicious lunch.  At around 3:30pm, ALP Treasurer tally the election results and announce the winners of the top 5 slots which includes ALP President James Kevin Ty, Auditor Edgar Ang, Secretary Christopher Louie Lu , Ronald Sison and Edge Lat.  This was followed by director John Ray Cabrera who will take over the remaining 2 years of former PRO Gary Andreassen while director Rich Pijuan will finish the remaining 1 year term vacated by director Armando Lee.

Afterwards, they proceeded to Starbucks Pedro Gil to discuss further the 2015 National Astronomy Week preparations as well as take the opportunity to image the beautiful Manila Sunset.

(L-R) Charito, KC, Frances, Karren, Iah and Andrew

(L-R) Justine, Louie, Mike and Ronald

(L-R) Edgar, Peter, Edge and Trizha

(L-R) Rochel and Vincent

(L-R) Jason, Edgar, Peter and Edge

(L-R) Shubshashi , Edge, Jason , Edgar , Louie and Peter


Group Shot

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



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