2016 March Fiesta Celebration and Meeting

Schedule:
    • 12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch
    • 1:30 – 4:00 pm Organizational Meeting
    • 4:00 – 5:00 pm Wrap up
    • 5:00 – 6:00 pm Holy Mass by the Church
Agenda / Agreements:
    • Current Hermano groupings of 6 will be purge to the original number of 5 groups. Brown Group volunteer itself to be the group to be purged and its member redistributed to the other 5 groups. However, for purposes of the golden celebration Brown Group will still be intact.

       Yellow Group (Long Beach) 2013
       White Group (Cypress) 2014
       Brown Group (Anaheim) 2015 – will be purged after 2016
       Blue Group (San Diego) 2017
       Gold Group (Cerritos) 2018
       Green Group (Fullerton) 2019

    • A color flag/banner will be created to represent each group and will be displayed during annual fiesta celebration. An official GMESRO flag/banner will be created, as well.

    • Coordinator was named/appointed per Hermano Group, whose major responsibility is to collect the hermano contribution, as well as the usual members contribution of $50 (working couple) and $35 (working single).

       Charito Edles-Salas – Yellow Group
       Fe Castillo-Garcia – White Group
       Fe Aranas-Sandoval – Brown Group
       Rebecca Carsido-Quijano – Blue Group
       Mila Lorico – Gold Group
       Amie Quirante-S
heldon – Green Group
    • Minimum contribution per Hermano is $200. The contribution exclude costs of the ticket to the Gala and Welcome Night.
    • Each hermano group is encourage to recruit other members or non-members to be an hermano.
    • It was agreed that the 50th Anniversary will be done via a 3-day celebration of fun and dance with family and friends.
    • The 9-day novena will be scheduled one day earlier than usual to accommodate the vesper’s Gala and Welcome Night.
    • 9 -day Novena Schedule and Hosts:

       Tue, Aug 16, 2016, Los Angeles, Ernesto Jaramilla
       Wed, Aug 17, 2016, Long Beach, Peter & Charito Salas
       Thu, Aug 18, 2016, Anaheim, Bong & Fe Sandoval (for confirmation)
       Fri, Aug 19, 2016, Buena Park, Samuel & Demy Edles
       Sat, Aug 20, 2016, San Diego, Agosto & Rose Ecleonel
       Sun, Aug 21, 2016, Montclair, Nino & Che Abejo
       Mon, Aug 22, 2016, Buena Park, Joseph & Ludy Sajorda (for confirmation)
       Tue, Aug 23, 2016, Cerritos, Mila Lorico
       Wed, Aug 24, 2016, Las Vegas (for confirmation)

    • Vesper Day, August 26, 2016

      o Gala & Welcome Night, Knott’s Berry Farm Hotel, Buena Park, CA 90620
      o Ticket: $50/head
      o Attire: Strictly Formal

    • Fiesta Day, August 27, 2016

      o Fiesta day, UFCW 324 Auditorium Hall, Stanton Ave, Buena Park, CA 90622
      o Ticket: Free, but Non-Hermano Members are requested to contribute (as usual)
Attire: Filipiniana
    • Day After Fiesta, August 28, 2016

      o Family Fun Day, Liberty Park, Cerritos, CA 90703
      o Families are encourage to bring their children
      o Attire: Comfortable attire and wear rubber shoes
      o Everyone is encourage to wear the commemorative T-shirts that will be on sale during the novenas and Fiesta day.
• Officiating Priest:

1. 4 Priests are expected to concelebrate:

     Fr. Baldo
     Fr. Egargo
     Fr. Placa
     Fr. Amande
Committees:

Souvenir Program – Che Abejo and Cristina Salas

Fiesta Day Decoration – Rina and Ruby Navidad

Video and Pictures Collage – Melecca Consultado

Everyone is requested to send old pictures thru: gmesro50@gmail.com

Fun Day Parlor Games – The Young Professionals of GMESRO (3rd generation)

Flyer / Invitation – Edwin Edles

Gala & Welcome Night – Mila Lorico and Nilda Paderogo

Food Catering (2nd and 3rd Day) Nino Abejo & Reynaldo Sison

Fund Raising Activities:
    o Turn Around 1 (May 1, 2016) TBA c/o Che Abejo
    o Turn Around 2 (July 3, 2016) TBA c/o Che Abejo
    o Bingo (during Family Fun Day)
     Beautiful prizes courtesy of Ate Amie
     $1/card
    o Souvenir Program
     Prices:
    • Inside Front = $150
    • Back = $200
    • Whole Page = $100
    • 1/2 Page = $50
     Solicitation:
    • 2 – Full Page = 1/2 page free
    • 4 – 1/2 Page = 1/2 page free
    o Ms. GMESRO of the Night (winner is determined by the highest dollar collected during the night of the celebration) – Che Abejo

    Commemorative T-shirts – Lorna Badeo & Karlo Abejo

    Deadlines:
      o Hermano Contributions: July 1, 2016
      o Gala & Welcome Night Ticket: August 5, 2016

    • Follow up and update meeting:

      o Saturday, July 16, 2016
      o Host: Agosto and Rose Ecleonel

    • Meeting was adjourned at about 4:30 pm
    • Attended the Holy Mass, with special Thanksgiving to St. Joseph sponsored by Salas Family

    • Holy Mass ended by around 6:10 pm, and took another 30 – 40 minutes or so of just saying byes and all at the church yard – a classic Filipino tradition.

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