The 2014 Board of Directors is excited about our next event – the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards Banquet on June 18, 5:30 p.m. at the Maui Beach Hotel. We will be honoring outstanding individuals who, in 2013, has exhibited leadership and a dedication to community service.
The seven award recipients are:
• Joyce Afalla
Afalla is a staunch social justice advocate and served as president of Neighbors Helping Neighbors and immigration chair for Faith Action for Community Equity (FACE) Maui. In 2013, Afalla lobbied for reunification and immigration laws while helping undocumented families fight for equal rights. She is a State Case Worker for the Department of Human Services.
• Emmanuel Baltazar
As secretary of Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center, Baltazar led numerous events that perpetuated the Filipino culture such as the Hotel Industry Awards Night. His dedication to the community was highlighted when he chaired the 2013 Barrio Fiesta Flores de Mayo Coronation program at the War Memorial soccer field. Now on its 45th year, Baltazar continues to direct the Barrio Fiesta program as chair, once again. Baltazar is the Lead Houseman at the Grand Wailea Hotel Resort & Spa.
• Atty. Alfredo Evangelista
Evangelista initiated and chaired the Fil-Am Heritage Festivals on Maui for three consecutive years. He developed programs to promote the Filipino culture such as the Master P-Noy Chef cooking contest, Speedy Balut eating contest and the Filipino Fashionista attire contest, among others. He has served in numerous nonprofit boards both on Maui and Oahu, and made instrumental contributions to the community. Evangelista is an attorney in private practice.
• Nante Manangan
Manangan directed MMA War on the Valley Isle and Boxing Under the Stars in 2013 which provided a venue for local and international mixed martial arts athletes to compete. Manangan has dedicated his time and resources training students, most who are underprivileged, and kept youth away from the wrong path. His students continue to excel in the sport and they look up to him for the values he has taught.
• Liezl Oandasan Oandasan led a disaster-relief fundraiser when typhoon Haiyan stuck the Visayan region of the Philippines. As President of the Sto. Nino Club of Maui, roots of which are located in the region, she was quick to raise funds from the community, which included a fundraising from Sheraton, her employer. Oandasan currently works in property operations at the Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa.
• Elmer Tolentino
Tolentino has served on several community boards including serving as Vice President of the Maui Filipino Community Council. He led the organization at the Rizal Day celebration in 2013 where community leaders were honored. He often gives back to the community, including generous donations to the needs of his province in the Philippines. Tolentino is the purchasing manager at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa.
• Jojo Vasquez
Vasquez led a team of Maui chefs in 2013 in a foodie-fundraiser dubbed Kain Na! Kokua for the Philippines and raised more than $20,000 as relief to the victims of a devastating earthquake and typhoon Haiyan. Guests at the fundraiser enjoyed an array of Filipino-inspired dishes. Vasquez is the Executive Chef of the Plantation House in Kapalua.
At the same evening, scholarships at $1,000 each will be awarded to select High School seniors and $500 to a recipient from UH Maui Culinary Academy.
At the same evening, scholarships at $1,000 each will be awarded to select High School seniors and one $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a student at the University of Hawaii Maui College Culinary Academy.
Bryson Josh Galapon. Parents: Bobby Cadiz Galapon and Bernadette Agodon Galapon. Maui HS. Plans to major in Physics/Mathematics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. GPA of 4.224 with a class rank of 1. As the top ranked scholar, Galapon will receive the $2,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Renato & Maria A.F. Etrata Foundation Scholarship.
Aileen Ballesteros. Parents: Alex Ballesteros and Elene Ballesteros. King Kekaulike HS. Plans to major in Business at University of Hawaii Maui College. GPA of 4.087 with a class rank of 4. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Megan, Meredith & Mallory Bagoyo Scholarship in Business.
Rochelle Coloma. Parents: Erick Coloma and Rosemarie Coloma. Maui HS. Plans to major in Psychology at University of Hawaii at Manoa. GPA of 4.0 with a class rank of 1. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Antonio Fartan Ayson Family Scholarship.
Kelcie Malia Molina. Parents: Michael J. Molina and Cielo E. Molina. Kamehameha Schools Maui. Plans to major in Environmental Science and Studies at Carleton College. GPA of 3.865. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.
Alexandra Jeanel C. Pardico. Parents: Elmer A. Pardico and Jean C. Pardico. Maui HS. Plans to major in Biology at Gonzaga University. GPA of 4.060 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.
Alyssa Jane R. Rosaro. Parents: Samson Rosaro and Josephine Rosaro. Maui HS. Plans to major in Biology at Willamette University. GPA of 4.020 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.
Lorilei Visitacion. Parents: Jon Visitacion and the late Arlyn Visitacion. Lahainaluna HS. Plans to major in Chemistry or Biology at the University of Washington. GPA of 4.018 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.
Dayna Yoshimura. Parents: Gary Yoshimura and Michele Yoshimura. Maui HS. Plans to major in Engineering at University of Portland. GPA of 4.035 with a class rank of 1. Will receive a $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation Scholarship.
Brian Tolentino Zamora. Parents: Afriquito Degracia Zamora Jr. and Annabel Tolentino Zamora. Maui HS. Plans to major in Political Science at University of San Francisco. GPA of 3.98 with a class rank of 23. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Richard Caldito Sr. Scholarship.
Bernadette R. Bautista. Bautista has a 4.0 grade point average at the University of Hawaii-Maui College where she is enrolled in the Maui Culinary Academy after graduating in 2013 from Maui HS. Will receive the $1,000.00 Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation/Maui Culinary Academy Scholarship.
The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce continues to promote, represent and advocate the interests of the business community in Maui County. Please consider the sponsorship opportunities enclosed to support the Chamber’s commitment in celebrating the Filipinos of our community.
We invite you to purchase a table at this banquet or individual tickets at $50 per person. Your organization or business may benefit from the advertising opportunities included.
Tickets may be purchased by contacting Kit at (808) 291-9407 or via firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to having you at awards night.
Become a sponsor!
All sponsorship levels will receive publicity on social media, scheduled e-blasts, print and event recognition.
PLATINUM SPONSOR - $1,250
• Premium seating for 10
• Your choice of inside front cover or inside back cover color ad (8.5x11 in).
• Free year membership to the Chamber for 2.
* only 2 please confirm availability and direct all inquiries to Kit at (808) 291-9407
GOLD - $1,000
• Premium seating for 10
• Full page (8.5 x 11in) black and white ad
• Free year membership to the Chamber for 2
SILVER - $500
• Premium seating for 5
• Half page (8.5 x 5.5 in) black and white ad
• Free year membership to the Chamber for 1