December 4, 2016 ALP Annual Meeting / Election / Christmas Party Report
by James Kevin Ty
Images by James Kevin Ty and Alberto Lao

Last December 4th, Astronomical League of the Philippines held its annual meeting / election / Christmas party at VP Jett Aguilar's residence in Marikina. Members who attended 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 ; Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan, Auditor Edgar Ang , PRO Edge Lat , directors Iah Serna , John Ray Cabrera , Ronald Sison and Peter Benedict Tubalinal ; Justine Garcia , Mark Ian Singson , Val Villanueva , Arnel Campos , Joaquin Fajardo , Robert Gascon , Alberto and Nonie Lao and  Raymund Sarmiento .

Meeting started at around 12:30pm with ALP Treasurer Andrew Ian Chan  handling the registration and membership renewal and director Iah Serna manning the election registration and ballots.  This year's nominees for board of directors are John Ray Cabrera , Andrew Ian Chan , Mike Enage , Justine Garcia and Peter Benedict Tubalinal.

Foods and drinks very abundance as members brought foods and drinks (potluck) to the party together with some foods prepared by the host.  It was also time for members to socialize as they had plenty of time to discuss on astro related chats , solar viewing and some parlor games such as Beer Pong  and Jenga tournament. Winners of the pingpong glass were Arnel Campos and Peter Benedict Tubalinal while Jenga was won by Iah Serna.

ALP President James Kevin Ty then announced the new sets of elected board of directors for 2017-2019 which were Andrew Ian Chan, John Ray Cabrera , Justine Garcia and Peter Benedict Tubalinal.  They will join incumbent directors James Kevin Ty , Jett Aguilar , Christopher Louie Lu, Edgar Ang, Edge Lat , Ronald Sison, Alfonso Uy, Iah Serna and Shubhashish Banerjee.  ALP board meeting follows and the following were elected officers and committee chairmen:


President / Chairman -  James Kevin Ty

Vice-President - Jett Aguilar

Treasurer - Andrew Ian Chan

Auditor - Edgar Ang

PRO - Edge Lat

Committee Chairmen

Observation - Peter Benedict Tubalinal / Christopher Louie Lu
Instrumentation - Ronald Sison /
Raymund Sarmiento
NAW - Andrew Ian Chan / Iah Serna
Education - Christopher Louie Lu / John Ray Cabrera
Events - Iah Serna / Andrew Ian Chan
Ways and Means - Edgar Ang /
Alberto Lao
ALPha - Jun Lao
PJASTRO - John Ray Cabrera
Webmaster - James Kevin Ty

The meeting ended at around 6:00pm  but many stayed till 9:00pm before going home.  Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy ALP Year !!!


Videos of the ALP Jenga Tournament can be viewed below

Team Challenge 8 vs 8

Team Challenge 4 vs 4

Team Challenge 2 vs 2

Championship Iah Serna vs John Ray Cabrera



Group Shot

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




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