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1st Council Meeting - 2011 Edition

March 2011

APO FL ORID A FLORID ORIDA HOSTS 1ST COUNCIL MEETING Once again ACNA executives will trek to the Sunshine State to hold its 1st Quarterly meeting to be held at the Residence Inn by Marriott on March 25-27, 2011. If I can recall, APO Florida hosted the same Spring Meeting (3rd Quarter) in 1998. I remembered, most if not all attendees headed by then ACNA President Dony Rondilla and my ka-batch VP Dennis Villanueva came back home in high spirits and full of wacky tales about their one of kind experience. And although APO Florida, kind of stayed low profile or shall we say hibernated from ACNA for a while. They are now back in full swing not only in ACNA affairs but also in the Filipino-American community in the counties of Palm Beach, Miami-Dade, Broward & Orange in Florida.

Sis. Cora de Jesus, is originally from Orion , Bataan and Project 4, Quezon City and now lives in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. She is gifted with a 26 years old son William , who is pursuing his Doctoral program in Criminal Justice in Rutgers University in New Jersey. She joined the Alpha Phi Omega on July of 1973 under the Alpha Eta Chapter.

After 10 years of inactivity, APO Florida was revived through the leadership of Bro. Frank Suzara when a new set of officers were elected on March, 2009, namely: President- Bro Frank Suzara VP - Bro Edwin Magparangalan, Secretary - Bro Lito Cua Treasurer - Sis Isidra Yokose Auditor - Sis Lu Chavez ID Officer - Bro Harrison Garalde Sgt.-At-Arms - Sis Myrna Macatangay & Sis Felicia Madronal Board of Directors: Chairman - Bro Jeric Sta Rosa Director - Bro Jose Eco Director - Bro Del Dela Cruz Director - Bro Nelson Fetalvo Director - Bro Chris Alfonzo Director - Bro Rene Alumpe

She has a vast record of service to APO as President of Alpha Eta North America - 20072008; President of Alpha Phi Omega AA of British Columbia - 2007-2008, ACNA Board Secretary - 2007-2008; ACNA 1st Vice President 2009-2010; Appointed ARNA Deputy Regional Director - 2009-2010 and now as current ACNA President - 2011-2012 as well as ARNA Regional Director - 2011-2012.

Slowly but surely this new set has re-invigorated more or less the 48 member strong APO Florida which was founded in the summer of 1996 thru the initial efforts of Bro Tony Santos and Sis Jessie Santos.

Top row: Sis. Marlene Leones, Lito Tarculas, Sis. Merlinda Apostol, Roehl Reyes, Ian Beltrano and Sis. Cora De Jesus during induction of officers in San Diego, California. Bottom row: Thom Pascual, Roehl Reyes, Ian Beltrano, Cora De Jesus and Mel Adriano after ACNA election in Newark, California.

ACN A HAS NEW EXECS IN THE BL OCK CNA BLOCK The Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) Alumni Council of North America elected its new set of officers last September, 2010 in Newark, California. There were a few historical firsts in last year’s convention. For a change, we elected our first lady president. After 10 consecutive presidents from the United States, she is also the first Fil-Canadian to lead the confederation.

Other elected officials are Bro. Ian Beltran as 1st Vice President; Bro. Roehl Reyes as 2nd Vice-President and Bro. Thom Pascual as Auditor. The rest of the executive positions were appointed by the incoming president. Kudos to all of you for your continued service to APO! Best wishes and More success! -ssy

Wishing for your continued success! And to all ACNA Meeting attendees, get ready the HEAT is on . . . you are in for another Florida treat! - by chosy


Message from the President To All My Brothers and Sisters of APO San Diego , distinguished guests, and friends, Once again, I would like to thank the whole APO ACNA /APO ARNA brethren, through the APO Alumni Association of San Diego , for the trust and confidence that you have bestowed on me to lead this segment of our illustrious fraternity in North America, the Alumni Council of North America(ACNA) and the Administrative Region of North America (ARNA) . I am sure that a great majority of us are well aware that we are just in the threshold of confronting a major challenge that lies ahead – that of uniting all of the APO alumni associations in this part of the world. This task, no matter how gigantic it may sound, is attainable. We only have to harness our strength and focus our resolve to achieve this goal. As your incoming president and incoming

Bro. Ian Beltrano, Sis. Cora De Jesus and Bro. Roehl Reyes

regional administrative director, I can only assure you of a strong leadership skill to lead ACNA/ARNA to attain this seemingly insurmountable goal. Yes, we can. If only every APO Alumni Association in our region work together, and offer their all-out support and cooperation, yes indeed, WE CAN. Let me again say, THANK YOU, my brothers and sisters, for giving me the honor of leading our fraternity in this part of the world. I would like to thank Brother President Ben Castro and all the other executive officers and member of the Board of Directors for all the support, guidance and assistance that you have given me while Iam your 1st Vice President for 2009-2010. Good night, and I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays, everyone. Acceptance speech for APOAASD Affair, December 4, 2010 By: Sis. Cora de Jesus APO ACNA Pres. 2011-2012 APO ARNA RAD 2011-

Sis Cora with Brods. Ian, Thom Sis Cora and Brother Maggie Katz Pascual and Bems Domingcil


The Council is a publication of the Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) Alumni Council of North America exclusively for its members, families and friends. The opinions expressed hererin are those of the writers, and are not intended to represent APO-ACNA. Editor-in-Chief Sancho Sy Contributors: Nora Quibal • Vic De Leon • Ian Beltrano Cora de Jesus • Dan Nino • Franz Tanglao Julian Santos • Aleks Garcia • Maricar David Dan Suratos • Vinvin Vedar Madonna Castro Photo by Bob Bacalia The Council 15226 Ryan St. Sylmar, CA 91342 email:

Sis Cora and Bro. Mel Adriano


SAN DIEGO COUNTY AA NEWS AND ACTIVITIES • Rice Giving and Feeding Program: 200 families benefited from rice distribution project while 50 children were fed.This is done through coordination with APO Kabite Alumni Association.

• Multiple Sclerosis Society Walk: The APOAASD was a yearly volunteer for MS Walk since 1996 and was awarded the volunteer of the year.

• Bethune Elementary School: Beautification and cleaning. Part of the partnership of SD Unified School District.

Alpha Phi Omega of San Diego played gracious host to the inauguration held at the Holiday Inn, Miramar last December 4, 2010. Over 150 Brothers and Sisters from four corners of the continent attended the threefold celebration and induction of officers of the Alpha Phi Omega Alumni Council of North America, Alpha Phi Omega Administrative Region of North America and the APO Alumni Association of San Diego. We were indulged by past President APOAASD 2009-2010 Bro. Edwin Apostol, who delivered the welcome remark to a packed house of visiting delegates and guests. Bro. Bob Diaz also gave a great introduction to induction officer Bro. Past President Ben Castro ACNA National President 20092010 and ARNA Regional Director 20092010, followed by an intoxicating closing remark by APOAASD President Year 2011-2012 Bro. Julian Santos. It was an event marked with a night of camaraderie, fun and never ending fellowship. Sister Cora De Jesus delivered her acceptance speech as the newly inducted ACNA President. Her goal for the next two years is to put forth a shared vision towards a common mission that will create cohesion, teamwork, and will greatly enhance North America’s mission effectiveness. She exhibited the highest standard of professionalism, integrity, dedication, and unyielding efforts that brought her to the highest pinnacle of ACNA authority, as the first ACNA Sorority President who hails from the North West region of North America. She is now ready to assume ACNA’s highest position and her sustained superior performance has earned respect, trust, and confidence of ACNA Brothers and Sisters, and the rest of the APO community.

APOAASD EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: President: Julian S. Santos Jr , Pi, 1962 Vice President: Pablo “Paul” C. Rabanal, Theta 1964A Secretary: Merlinda S. Apostol, Zeta Delta, 1982 Treasurer: Ricardo “Ric” Pascua, Pi, 1980C Auditor: Raymund B. Quicho, Gamma Pi, 1979 PRO: Gordon “Don” Gordo, Gamma Psi, 1979 Sgt-at-Arms: Rocelino “ino” Castro, Theta Sigma, 1999 Chairman of the Board: Edwin Apostol, Zeta Delta, 1981 Board Members: Cesario “Cesar” Angeles, Alpha Phi, 1975 Patrick “Pat” Mendoza, Delta Nu, 1980A

• Navy-Marine Corps 23rd Annual Original Bay Bridge Run/Walk: Annual volunteered service by APOAASD since May 17, 1998 to give back and support our military service personnel.

• Saint Michael Church: Gardening and cleaning. Replaced old pots and transfer plants on new pots.

• Donated $ 300.00 through APO-ACNA donations for typhoon Ondoy in the Philippines, February 2009.

• San Diego Blood Bank Run/Walk, San Diego, CA.

• Christmas Gift Giving: APOAASD bought the Christmas wish list of 16 orphan children of “Caring for Future Foundation” Saul, Pangasinan, Philippines.

• Saint Vincent de Paul, San Diego, CA: ACNA EXECUTIVE OFFICERS: President: Cora De Jesus, Alpha Eta 1973 1st VP: Ian Beltrano, Gamma Epsilon 2nd VP: Roehl Reyes, Chi, 1978 Auditor: Thom Pascual, Beta Lambda ARNA ELECTED OFFICERS: Regional Director: Cora De Jesus, Alpha Eta 1973 Deputy Regional Director: Ian Beltrano, Gamma Epsilon Regional Representative: Francis Mejia, Gamma Epsilon The APOAASD was founded on Dec 11, 1993. It has grown to over 140 members and continues to expand as APO alumni become aware of its existence and join in. About 1/3 of its members are connected with military service in active or retired status. Its members are dedicated to the three cardinal principles of APO: Leadership, Friendship and Service. The APOAASD have been active, productive, and responsible members of the San Diego community. It proudly serve the community locally and nationwide. Some community service events participated:

Volunteered at Father Joe’s Village. Prepared 1200 sandwiches and served breakfast for the homeless of San Diego.

• Adopt A School: Send 4 large shipping boxes of assorted school supplies and books for the 2 schools in San Pablo City , Philippines.

• San Diego Blood Bank Naked Juice Run/ Walk, San Diego, CA • APOAASD Scholarship Program: Yearly since 2006. APOAASD pays for the tuition fee of Karen Lois Casidsid at Christian hood Learning Center in Dasmarinas, Cavite. She is currently on her last year of elementary school. The APOAASD conducts at least once a month general membership meeting, fellowship and family get together/birthday celebrations. To view APOAASD milestone in LF&S (activities and projects) go to this link: To view the souvenir program for the APOAASD 17th Anniversary Dinner Dance, Induction of APOAASD, ACNA & ARNA Officers 2011-2012 go to:



BIN AY’S FRA T MEMBERS HOST DINNER BINA FRAT Nearly 100 APODCAA members and their families braved the cold to give a warm welcome to one of their own, HE Jejomar C. Binay, a loyal member of Alpha Phi Omega for half a century. Vic DeLeon, president of APODCAA led the reception in honor of the Vice President of the Republic of the Philippines, in downtown DC on February 1, 2011. To add to the warm welcome, APODCAA surprised the Vice President by bringing to the audience his APO batch mate, Willy del Rosario, whom the VP had not seen for almost 50 years. The Vice President was accompanied by his 20-plus delegation and were treated to a sumptuous dinner and fellowship. The VP shared with the audience how even his family and closest advisors doubted that he could win the election. He told of how he had 2% of the votes at the beginning of the campaign while his opponents were at the high 30-40 % at the time. Never wavering throughout the campaign season, he slowly inched higher and higher as the campaign progressed. He eventually won 14 of the 17 regions with a margin of 700 thousandplus votes. He thanked his APO brothers and sisters who helped him during the campaign and in the immediate aftermath of the election with their courageous efforts to preserve the integrity of the votes. ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

APODCAA members who welcomed Vice President Binay to Washington, DC are, from left: Fely Gomez, Berna Busog, Mila Oasan (seated), Lulu Sipin, Dood Castellano, Brenda Catellano, HE VP Binay, Di Aquino, Axi Alvarez, Hon. Erwin Binay (seated), Vic DeLeon, Bodgie Oasan.

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APOkids @ WangoTango Con



By Bro. Dan E. Nino, Psi


After its successful launching on Feb. 3, the Search for Ten Outstanding Senior Students in Greater Los Angeles (TOFASS-GLA) is in high gear. The scholarship program of Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) Alumni Assn. of Greater Los Angeles was even endorsed by Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon. She also graced its launching at the Adult Day Health Care Center in Los Angeles attended by community leaders and members of the media. A Powerpoint presentation detailing the Search’s objectives, criteria and qualifications of the nominees was viewed by the attendees. Each awardee will receive a minimum of $1,000 scholarship grant. After news had reached its target audience, organizers had received calls and e-mails who requesting application forms to be mailed to the principals and student counselors. The deadline for submission of nominees is April 29. Thereafter, the selection process will take place between May 7 to May 21. The final awardees will be announced on or before June 1. The Scholarship Grant will be presented on July 2 to coincide with the Filipino-American Friendship Day celebration. The criteria for the selection of the 10 APO-GLA scholars are 85% academics, 5% extra-curricular activities, 5% financial status, 3% essay and 2% school size. A week before the launching, APO-GLA and Asian Journal had signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) as partners. Asian Journal, published twice-weekly with the largest circulation in the Filipino-American community in mainland USA was chosen to promote and advertise this undertaking to reach as many audience among Filipino-American college-bound high school senior students, thereby creating impact for this project. According to overall chairman Tony Amon, the selection process will be entrusted to a panel of select group of educators and community leaders across Los Angeles County with no family members of APO-GLA and project partners will be appointed as members of the selection committee.

The objectives and mission of TOFASS-GLA are: 1. To recognize and award outstanding senior students of Filipino ancestry for their scholastic and extra-curricular achievements so they could serve as role models for other youths to emulate 2. To provide scholarship grant to financially-disadvantaged graduating high school students in their transition to colleges and universities and 3. To be a rallying symbol for Filipino-American unity. In lending her support to this undertaking, Los Angeles Consul General Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon stated, “Allow me to commend Alpha Phi Omega (Philippines) Alumni Assn. of Greater Los Angeles for living up to its sterling tradition of developing not only our societies, but also our future leaders, especially through guidance, mentoring, mutual assistance and generous sharing of resources.” She added, “ In these, they have the wholehearted support of the Philippine Consulate General in Los Angeles. We cannot underestimate the impact of acts of generosities like these in uplifting our people and promoting their prestige in American society.” As APO-GLA has embarked on this lofty program, the Logistics Committee headed by Bro. Ferdie Yambot is in the thick of soliciting donors to finance this ambitious project. Names of prospective donors who are financially well-off but altruistic are most welcome. Donations are tax deductibles because of the 501 C-3 nonprofit status of APO-GLA. Donors have options in their levels of sponsorships. Platinum donation ranges from $1,000 or more; Gold $999 to $500; Silver - $499 to $300 and Purple Heart $299 or less. Interested parties may contact: Tony Amon - 818-970-4214 or, Ferdie Yambot - 909-904-4372 or Mar Garchitorena - 661-317-1713 or Dan E. Nino - 562-921-5116 or



A hallmark of APOAA South Bay is the biennial Anniversary Celebration and the induction of newly elected officers on Valentine’s Week. A celebration that marks the recognition of the APOAA South Bay’s achievements under the leadership & service of the outgoing officers. On February 12, 2011, APOAA South Bay was honored by the attendance of 120+ guests, members, APhiO alumni, family & friends who came to recognize the AA’s humble accomplishments and to share our hopes in community-building for the new term. Following is an abbreviated catalog of special events, projects for 2010:

Labor Day Weekend, September 4 – 6, 2010: ACNA Quarterly Meeting, Hilton Hotel, Newark, CA June 12, 2010, September 18, 2010, December 18, 2010 and March 12, 2011 Adopt-a-Beach/ Beach Clean-up @ Belmont Shores Beach, CA A quarterly community service commitment by APOAASB

September 11- 12, 2010 - Festival of Philippine Culture & Art at the Point Fermin Park, San Pedro, CA An annual community service commitment by APOAASB, building bridges & communities with APOSD

December 11, 2010 APOAASB Christmas Party

October 16, 2010 - Long Beach Marathon/ Marathon by the Sea An annual community service commitment by APOAASB. 2010 marks the 2nd year Bros. Stephen Castro, PJAclan & Dominic Espejo running the full marathon together, representing APO’s 3-fold principles of Leadership, Friendship and Service. Also, 2010 marks the year APOAASB is joined by APOHA as a joint service project.

November 13, 2010 - Election of 2011 - 2012 Officer A night of fellowship and bayanihan pride in this most-anticipated, excitement packed & fun-filled evening of the Pacquiao vs Margarito Fight that turned into an impromptu fund-raising event for APOAASB.

February 12, 2011- Anniversary and Induction Ball A Night of Song, Music & Dance at the Knott’s Berry Farm Resort Hotel A formal biennial celebration usually on Valentine’s weekend commemorating the anniversary of APOAASB and induction of officers. The event is highlighted by presentation of the traditional valentine roses to all lady members & guests. This year’s anniversary & induction ball was a successful fellowship & fundraising opportunity to help jump-start the APOAASB’s projects for 2011 – 2012.




Officers Meeting & Last Canvassing for APO Toronto Little Princess, October 23, 2010

Halloween Party - October 30, 2010

Sis CORA DE JESUS - President Bro. IAN BELTRANO - 1st VP Bro ROEHL REYES - 2nd VP Bro THOM PASCUAL - Auditor Bro VINVIN VEDAR - Secretary Bro BEMS DOMINGCIL - Treasurer Sis BETH WONG - PRO Bro WINDELL delos REYES - Webmaster Bro EDGAR SOAN VELASQUEZ - ID Officer - US

1st APO Toronto Little Princess Coronation Night - November 20, 2010

Bro ALDOUS ENCISO - ID Officer - Canada Representative APO National Council Bro SANCHO SY - Ed-in-Chief/The Council Bro ART LIBOT - Regional Representative to APO Phils. ALL PAST ACNA PRESIDENTS - Council of Elders

Kids Party - December 4, 2010

Boxing Day 2010 - December 26, 2010

Boxing Day 2010 - December 26, 2010

Induction of officers - December 18, 2010

Induction of officers - December 18, 2010

Blood Letting - February 26, 2011

2011-2012 BOARD OF DIRECTORS Bro RUEL CRUZ - Alberta Bro DAN SURATOS - British Columbia Bro PAUL VILLAFUERTE - Central Valley of CA Bro ALEKS GARCIA - Dallas-Fort Worth Bro VIC DE LEON - District of Columbia Bro FRANK SUZARA - Florida Bro FRANCI MEJIA - Greater Los Angeles Bro PAUL HIPOLITO - Greater New York Bro CAESAR MITRE - Greater Washington Sis COY BLANCO - Hawaii Sis IRMA ALMAZAN - Hollywood Bro TEDDY RAMOS - Las Vegas Bro JUN TAPAY - Metro Houston Bro ED CONSTANTINO - Midwest-Chicago Bro JIMMY ALINO - Mississauga Bro EDUARDO VASQUEZ - Montreal Bro CHANG AZARIAS - Northern California Bro JULIAN SANTOS - San Diego Bro JUN DE CASTRO - San Francisco-SiliconValley Bro STEPHEN CASTRO - South Bay Bro. JOSEPH ARPON - Southern Ontario Bro JUNI ARELLANO - Toronto Bro ROLLY CARPENA - Washington State


Harrah Casino Rincon Turn Around July 2010 - Harrah Casino Rincon Valley Center, CA

Alzheimer’s Walk - September 2010 Century Park, Los Angeles, CA

Long Beach Marathon w/APO Southbay Nov 2010 Long Beach Aquarium, Long Beach, CA

General Membership Meeting Jan 2011 Arnold Bejasa’s Residence Burbank, CA APOHa Induction Ball April 2011 Crowne Plaza Hotel, LAX

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Last December 4, 2010, the APO Alumni Association of Dallas Fort Worth, Texas celebrated its 10th year anniversary with the theme Celebrating A Decade: In The Tradition of Leadership, Friendship and Service. The celebration was held at the Hampton Inn & Convention Center, Mesquite, Texas. Brothers and sisters from neighboring cities attended the affair, as well as families and friends of APO DFW. Part of the celebration was the induction of newly elected officers for the year 2011-2012: Bro. Alex Garcia - President, Bro. Renato Amoguis -Vice President, Bro.Allan Icarangal– Secretary, Sis. Tess Reyes– Treasurer and Bro.Sam Macabbabad– Auditor. Brothers Jun Tapay and Dan Maines from APO Houston AA led the induction ceremony.

Awards and recognitions were also given to brothers and sisters who showed exemplified service and unselfish dedication to achieve the goals and objectives of the association. Among them were Bro. Aleks Garcia, Bro. Ivan Reyes, Sis. Tess Reyes and Bro. Bong Coronel. APO DFW AA launched its 10th Year Commemorative Badge as a souvenir item for this historic event.

APO MID WEST - CHICA GO AA NEWS AND ACTIVITIES MIDWEST CHICAGO Alpha Phi Omega (Philipines) Midwest-Chicago Alumni Association celebrated its 13th Induction of Officers and Dinner Ball last Saturday, March 12, 2011, at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield, located at 1800 East Golf Road, Schaumburg, Illinois 60173. The Induction of Officers and Dinner Ball is the biggest fundraising event of the association. The proceeds from this event are used to fund the various service projects of the alumni association. Sis. Cora de Jesus, ACNA President and ARNA RD, DY 2011-2012 delivered an inspirational speech and also inducted into office the Executive Officers and Board of Directors of APO Midwest-Chicago AA for DY 2011-2012. The Executive Officers inducted are: Bro. Edgardo Constantino, Gamma Eta, Batch 1982 - President Bro. Homer Yamsuan, Pi, Batch 1994 - Internal Vice President Bro. Kirby Lomuntad, Psi, Batch 1992C - External Vice-President Sis. Nora Cortez-Quibal, Alpha Zeta, Batch 1976 - Secretary Sis. Beth Cassion, Gamma Delta, Batch 1982 - Treasurer Sis. Lynn Tala-Sawyer, Alpha Theta, Batch 1969 - Auditor Sis. Ruthy Silao, Kappa Tau, Batch 1998 - Press Relations Officer Sis. Marissa Vazquez-Sering, Epsilon Gamma, Batch 1977A - Sergeant-At-Arms Bro. Ryan Daymiel, Epsilon Phi, Batch 2002A - Sergeant-At-Arms Members of the Board of Directors inducted into office are: Bro. Lito Pier, Pi, Batch 1976 - Chairman Bro. Ed Constantino, Gamma Eta, Batch 1982 - Member Bro. Butch Atas, Beta Chi, Batch 1974 - Member Bro. Edwin Marquez, Theta, Batch 1978C - Member Bro. Miguel Duquilla, Delta Zeta, Batch 1976 - Member


JANUARY 15 - 1 EXEC/BOARD MTG. @ Bro. Ed Constantino’s Residence - 1:00 pm 2310 Century Point Lane, Apt. B Glendale Heights, IL 60139 (630) 774-9715 ST

FEBRUARY 5 - 1 GEN. MEMBERSHIP MEETING @ Bro. Homer Yamsuan’s Residence - 5:00 pm.,79 Regent Dr., Gilbert, IL 60136 Tel. No. (630) 338-7298 FEBRUARY 13 - 2nd EXEC/BOARD MTG. @Three Z Services - 2:30 pm 307 S. Milwaukee Avenue, Suite 115 Wheeling, IL 60090 (847) 553-6521 MARCH 11 - FRIDAY NIGHT’S FELLOWSHIP WITH AA’s MEMBERS & GUESTS (dinner will be served w/ donations from members & a whole lechon will be sponsored by the AA’s Officers) @ Hyatt Regency Woodfield Schaumburg, 1800 E. Golf Road, Schaumburg, IL 60173 – 7:00 pm MARCH 12 - SATURDAY “filipino style’ BREAKFAST @ the hotel; tosilog, longsilog, bangsilog etc. – 7:30 am (sponsored by Pi Brothers in the Midwest) INDUCTION OF OFFICERS & DINNER BALL @ Hyatt Regency Woodfield Schaumburg – 6:00 pm

JULY 9 - ANNUAL PICNIC @ JOHN’S PARK, 2101 Central Road, Glenview, IL (POTLUCK – you may share your favorite dish) AUGUST 6 - 4th GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (Venue & Time – TBA) AUGUST 20 - SERVICE @ NORTHERN ILLINOIS FOOD DEPOSITORY 600 Industrial Dr., St.Charles, IL 60174 (Chairman: Bro. Benjie M. Sabalvaro) SEPT 24 - 2nd APO GOLF OUTING 2011 (Venue & Time – TBA by Bro. Butch Atas) OCT 1 - 5th GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (Venue & Time – TBA) OCT - CHICAGO MARATHON 2011 (Venue & Date &Time – TBA by Bro. Joemar Camacho) OCT 22 - IMMIGRATION SEMINAR (Venue & Time – TBA by Bro. Homer Yamsuan) NOV - APO MIDWEST-CHICAGO AA & APO-USA FELLOWSHIP (Venue, Date & Time – TBA by Bro. Homer Yamsuan) NOV/DEC - HOT CHOCOLATE RACE (Venue & Time – TBA by Bro. Joemar Camacho) DEC 3 - 6th GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING (Venue & Time – TBA)

AFTER INDUCTION MIDNIGHT FELLOWSHIP Foods & drinks will be served - 12:00 midnight

DEC 16 - APO 86th ANNIVERSARY & CHRISTMAS PARTY @Ventura Club 21, 375 Ventura Club Dr., Roselle, IL 60172

MARCH 13 - GET- AWAY PARTY @BRO. PET RAMOS’ RESIDENCE After check out from the hotel @ 12:00 noon (Lunch will be served)

For further informations, please call or email:

APRIL 2 - 2nd GEN. MEMBERSHIP MEETING @ Bro. Kirby Lomuntad’s Residence – 1:00 pm, 4504 Pipestone Ct., Naperville, IL 60564 APRIL 10 - SHAMROCK SHUFFLE (SPORTS EVENTS) VOLUNTEERS/ SERVICE (Venue & Time – TBA by Bro. Joemar Camacho) MAY - OUT OF TOWN/GET-AWAY OUTING (Venue & Date – TBA by Bro. Ed Constantino) JUNE 4 - 3rd GEN. MEMBERSHIP MTG @ Sis. Beth Cassion’s Residence - 5:00 pm 1109 E. Fosket Dr., Palatine, IL 60067 JULY - 2nd JOINT CAMPING WITH WMAPOAA & APO TORONTO AA @ 9660 Reading Road, Reading, Michigan (/Date – TBA by Bro. Peter/Sis. Maricel Angelo)

Bro. Ed Constantino President, Cell Ph. (630) 744-9715 Sis. Nora Cortez-Quibal Secretary, Cell Ph (773) 807-2500 - LEADERSHIP - FRIENDSHIP - SERVICE

ACNA 1st Quarter Meeting for 2011-2012 Hosted by APO-Florida March 25 – 27 (Friday – Sunday) Boca Raton, Florida at the Residence Inn by Marriott 525 NW 77th St. Boca Raton, Florida 33487 Registration Fee is $100.00 per attendee. Registration Fee will cover: „ Welcome packet and conference materials. „ 4 meals (including the Sunday brunch at the beach) and a heavy snack (ihaw-ihaw) on Friday afternoon. Residence Inn by Marriot hotel guests will also enjoy a free breakfast buffet during their stay. „ The use of conference room. „ Surprise APO-Florida gift.

PROPOSED AGENDA I. Meeting Call to Order - Cora De Jesus, ACNA President II. Invocation III. Welcome Address - Frank Suzara, Pres.- APO Florida IV. Roll Call (determination of quorum) - Vinvin Vedar, ACNA Secretary V. Election and Oath Taking of Chairman and Secretary of the Board VI. Change in Presiding Officer (from ACNA President to Chairman of the Board) VII. Approval of last meeting (Newark BOD meeting September 3, 2010) VIII. Old Business a. Previous resolution for adoption for DY 2011-2012 b. APO Calgary application IX. New Business a. Creation of Membership committee b. Confirmation of Appointed Officer c. Proposed Activity for DY 2011-2012 d. Proposed Budget for DY 2011-2012 e. Fundraising Presentation - Ian Beltrano, ACNA 1st VP f. Proposed Resolution, One Stand for North America - Sis. Cora de Jesus g. Alumni Association advertisement solicitation to ACNA h. 8th IHMDOM May 21, 2011 – For information and adoption i. 26th National Biennial Convention, Cagayan De Oro City, Phl. Torch and Trefoil Advertisement approval X. Announcement XI. Adjournment XII. Toast Song For further information and clarifications, please contact Bro. Frank “Rocky” Suzara at: or call 1-954-600-6631


THE 8TH ACNA INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN MEDICAL, DENTAL AND OPTICAL MISSION The ACNA International Humanitarian Medical, Dental and Optical Mission had been a biennial service project undertaken in the Philippines for many years now. It is one of ACNA's noblest projects in coordination with APO Philippines. Below are information for this year’s mission: Date: Time: Place:

MAY 21, 2011 ( SATURDAY) 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. PFCI Basketball covered court Floodway, Barangay San Andres, Cainta, Rizal. Chairpersons: • Brod. Aleks Garcia ( APO DFW President ) - Over all chairperson of the 8th IHMDOM • Brod. Ian Beltrano ( ACNA 1st VP/ ARNA DRD) - co-chairperson ( North America) • Brod. Joey Policarpio ( SAPOC Chairman of the Board) - co-chairperson ( Philippines ) • Sis. Zita Balagot ( Lambda AA & resident adviser ) - co-chairperson ( Philippines ) • Brod. Art Libot, ACNA permanent representative to APO Philippines This year's mission will be centered to the following services: 1. Surgical Cysts removal, Awareness and Education 2. Children's Deworming Program, Awareness and Education 3. Dental Service, Awareness and Education 4. Optical Service, Awareness and Education 5. Circumcision Service On the humanitarian side of the mission, we will distribute used clothing and stuff toys. Please send your door to door shipment to Brod. Virgilio Blasco (SAPOC President). His home address is, 727 blk. 26 Kabisig Floodway, Barangay San Andres, Cainta Rizal. Tel. nos. 09062822772, 5423550. Due to the proximity of the mission, ACNA provides most, if not all of the financial aspect while APO Philippines will coordinate the provision of volunteer medical doctors, dentists, nurses, security,and others but not limited to medicine and medical supplies, security, press coverage, food and drinks. These will be coordinated by yours truly, Brod. Art Libot and the Overall chairman, Brod. Aleks Garcia with Philippine counterparts, Brod. Joey Policarpio and Sis. Zita Balagot, co-chairpersons. Also on the Phillippine side, we are now coordinating with APO MAFI, Brod. Dr. Mike Hernandez and Sis. Dr. Celine Basbas, APO-DAP, Sis. Dr. Yoya Tarriela and also to Sis.Rikki Liquigan. In order to have a smooth flow of operation for the success of the mission, we will designate and create later on different committees that will get involved on the planning and execution of the 8th IHMDOM. PLAN OF ACTIONS: 1. All Alumni Associations are enjoined to support this noble project. The AA Presidents should send as soon as possible their association's pledges for advertisement on our ACNA member directory to Brod. Bems Domingcil, our ACNA Treasurer. 2. Northern and Southern California AA's should collect more used clothing and stuff toys.It is proposed that we send 40 door to door boxes of these items. 3. IPP Brod. Ben Castro will be the contact person on the SFO side. The shipping cost is $45.00, including the free boxes. Brod. Ben address is 3269 Lopes Court, Hayward, CA 94541.The deadline for this shipment is April 18, 2011.. 4. We will make update later who in the LA side will handle the shipment. We will also make announcement on the cut-off dates of submission to give time for delivery. 3. All members of the ACNA Executive Officers should exert all efforts to help in the fundraising to the success of the project. 4. Bro. Pres. Francis Mejia will be in charge in the LA side. Forex shipment charge is $45.00 per box. He will make the announcement on the cut off dates and drop off points . Details and updates will be discussed on our Spring 2011 meeting in Boca Raton, Florida on March 25-27, 2011.