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Board of Officers

Vice President: Fred Bertulfo
Secretary: Pete Jimenez
Treasurer: Marcel Ibarra
Auditor: Rhod Resella
Public Relations Officer: Rudy Correa
Board Members: Ted Ricafort, Alex Fulgencio, Cezar Obnial

1988 President

"I was born and raised in Tondo, Manila, Philippines.  My wife Lety and I were classmates from Torres High School and both graduated high school in 1955.  I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of the East while Lety completed her Bachelors of Science Degree in Architecture at Mapua Institute of Technology.  We got married on February 10, 1963.  

 

I came to America in 1969 and Lety soon followed in 1970.  We have raised 3 children: Rainel, Irmina, and John Norman in the Santa Clarita Valley from the late 70’s.  We now have 8 grandchildren.

I am one of the organizers in the formation and incorporation of the Association in 1984. It is my hope that this association will continue to flourish in the next  several years and that our youth who are the future leaders of this organization will carry on the traditions and ideals of our Filipino heritage.

 
We have fulfilled our dreams for our dear Fil-Am Association of SCV when we celebrate our many years of unforgettable anniversaries.  One of my favorite quote:" 

  
“Ask not what your association can do for you but what you can do for your association.” -- John F. Kennedy 

 


HIGHLIGHTS AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 

  • 1st place - Best Use of Theme Award in July 4th Parade-“We’ve Come A Long Way”. Our Entry was called “The Immigrants”

  • 1st Souvenir Program at the June Festival-“Pista Ng Bayan” 

  • 1st Scholarship Award Recognition to our High School Graduates.  Financial assistance to their counterparts in the Philippines.

  • 2-year term on the board for top 3 highest voted candidates implemented

1988 Significant Events:

  • Buck McKeon elected first mayor of the City of Santa Clarita

  • George HW Bush elected 41st President of the U.S.

  • Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship

  • Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series

  • 15th Winter Olympics, Calgary, Alberta Canada

  • 24th Summer Olympics, Seoul, South Korea 

 1988 Highlights & Accomplishments

1988 Events, Programs & Activities

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