Quebec Association of Canadian Filipino Teacher celebrated today the 18th anniversary of the Association here in Montreal. New set of Executive Boards for 2014-2016 we’re inducted by Ms. Natalie Pelausa, QACFT President 2002-2004. The induction of officers was held at the Grand Hall, 6767 Community Center, Cote des Neiges, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Mr. Joseph Gonzales was the first male President Elected since the organization was started. Other Executive Officers were as follows, V.P. for Administrative Josefa Nicolas, V.P. for Merlita Ballesteros, Secretary Nenita Licyayo, Assistant Secretary Melanie Somejo and Treasurer Elvira Estopa. Asst. Treasure Valentina Datu-Lee, Auditor Eppie Gevero, Director for Communication John Linden, Director for Membership Leah Baldelovar and Gliceria Ducyugan, Directors for Referral and Legal Documentation Elma Bulatao and Irene Quizon, Directors for Educational Services Josie Fely Caro and Jennifer Ronsales, Directors for Youth and Sports Trans Liganor and Rainier Omayao, Directors with Portfollo Iliminda Slawick and Flora dela Cruz.
Ms. Elsa Montealegre – QACFT President 2012 – 2014 gives her welcome address. She quoted that “No man is an island.” Is really true, for without friends and cooperation among members; no president can make things happen. Goal and objectives could have not been achieved.”
Mr. Joseph Gonzales gives his acceptance speech. Saying, “I cannot do this alone and will have to be in this journey with people that matter – my family, Ruby and Jewel who have stood quietly by me (loyal and trusting) wherever I took them; my friends who never ceased believing in me; my non-friends who challenge my patience and test my endurance.” Indeed the inductions of officers was a success and with the newly active elected president of the association which is fully supported not only by his fellow teachers but also other leaders of the community surely the Association’s goals and objectives will be achieve.