KASAGIP Charitable Trust celebrates 4th Anniversary

posted 22 Aug 2013, 03:18 by Nick Ballesteros   [ updated 22 Aug 2013, 03:23 ]

(from left): Lower Hutt Mayor Rey Wallace, Philippine Ambassador Virginia Benavidez, Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and KASAGIP Board Chair Mar Esparas cut the cake during KASAGIP’s 4th Anniversary held on 17th of August, 2013 at the Dowse Art Museum.

KASAGIP Charitable Trust (“Community Partners in Times of Need”) celebrated its 4th Anniversary on 17th of August 2013, at the Dowse Art Museum. Among its distinguished guests are Philippine Ambassador Her Excellency Virginia Benavidez, His Worship Upper Hutt Mayor Wayne Guppy and His Worship Lower Hutt Mayor Rey Wallace. The guests in their speeches discussed the benefits of diversity brought about by the migrant community, and the positive contributions of the migrant community in general. They lauded KASAGIP for its mission and vision and encouraged the organisation to continue to be of service to Filipinos and other ethnic groups. 

The Ambassador and the two Mayors led in the installation/oath taking of the new members of the Board of Trustees – Mar Esparas (Board Chair), Rey Cabauatan (Vice Chair), Tina Florendo (Board Treasurer) and Michael Siazon (Board Member). New volunteers were also recognised at the programme by the Ambassador, with acknowledgement of the other members of the KASAGIP who will be holding some administrative duties, including Rachel Pointon as the incoming Executive Director (and interim Board Secretary), and Ed Alforte as Petty Cash Manager. 

Mar Esparas the new Board Chair, thanked outgoing Executive Director Mimi Laurilla for her contributions as Board Secretary (in 2009) and in her role as Executive Director for almost 3 years. Jarvis Laurilla was also thanked for his role as Board Treasurer for 4 years. 

A testimonial was also given by one of KASAGIP’s beneficiaries who is now successful in New Zealand. 

The organisation wishes to thank all guests and family/friends who celebrated the event with them. 

FSB4 Financial Services was the proud sponsor of the event.