ENFiD-UK Elects New Set of Officers and Re-organises the Executive Committees

ENFiD-UK | BOT Members in Filipiniana
(Seated L-R: Maria Basford, Lagrimas Antonio, Yvette Ramos, Edwin Dela Cruz, Janette Vicera, Ruby Ibalio, Petmyla Arceno. Standing L-R: Ricardo Gacayan, Jr., JJ Formento, Christian Estrada, Novo-Mar Ramos, Renato Lucero, Moises Española)

The Board of Trustees of the European Network of Filipino Diaspora United Kingdom (ENFiD-UK) has elected a new set of officers who will be in charged of implementing and managing the activities, projects and programs of ENFiD and reaching out to the members of the Filipino community in the UK.

The election of officers was part of the agenda during the regular meeting held on the 26th day of June 2016 at the Westminster City Hall, Westminster, London. All of the Members of the Board of Trustees (BOT) were present.

Under the Constitution and By-Laws, the officers shall be chosen by the Trustees from among themselves. All executive positions automatically became vacant as soon as the new set of Members of the Board of Trustees were sworn in and assumed such office during the 2016 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of members on the 30th day of April 2016.

In a special meeting after the AGM, Edwin Dela Cruz was elected as the Chairperson and JJ Formento as the Secretary, positions which they held immediately prior to the election.

The Board also decided to elect from among the four (4) Vice-Chairpersons a concurrent Deputy Chairperson. Christian Estrada, Vice-Chairperson for Northern Ireland, was unanimously elected as the Deputy Chairperson.

The new set of officers is as follows:

EDWIN DELA CRUZ
Chairperson

CHRISTIAN ESTRADA
Deputy Chairperson/
Vice-Chairperson for Northern Ireland

RENATO LUCERO
Vice-Chairperson for England

LAGRIMAS ANTONIO
Vice-Chairperson for Wales

MOISES ESPAÑOLA
Vice-Chairperson for Scotland

JJ FORMENTO
Secretary

PETMYLA ARCENO
Assistant Secretary

MARIA BASFORD
Treasurer

JANETTE VICERA
Assistant Treasurer

RUBY IBALIO
Auditor

YVETTE RAMOS
Assistant Auditor

NOVO-MAR RAMOS
Press Relations and Communications Officer

RICARDO GACAYAN, JR.
Assistant Press Relations and
Communications Officer

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEES

The Chairpersons for the Executive Committees were also elected together with their Co-Chairpersons. Every Committee will then be responsible in managing each own membership and functions. In addition to the standing committees, the Committee on Arts and Culture was created.

The following is the composition of the re-organised Executive Committees:

Trainings and Development Committee

Chairperson: Petmyla Arceno
Co-Chairperson: Moises Española

Membership Committee

Chairperson: Christian Estrada
Co-Chairperson: Janette Vicera
Member: Yvette Ramos

Communications and Website Committee

Chairperson: Novo-Mar Ramos
Co-Chairperson: Ricardo Gacayan, Jr.

Finance and Budget Committee

Chairperson: Maria Basford
Co-Chairperson: Ruby Ibalio

Revision of Constitution and By-Laws Committee

Chairperson: Ricardo Gacayan, Jr.
Co-Chairperson: Novo-Mar Ramos

Arts and Culture Committee

Chairperson: JJ Formento
Co-Chairperson: Petmyla Arceno

Grievance Committee

Chairperson: Lagrimas Antonio
Co-Chairperson: Ricardo Gacayan, Jr.
Member: Novo-Mar Ramos

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