About CHOP

The Culinary Historians of the Philippines (CHOP) is a non-profit sister organization of the Culinary Historians of Washington, D.C. (CHoWDC). We are not historians in the academic or scholarly sense; we are students of culinary history who want to give back to society through culinary-based programs. Our mission: To study, promote, and help preserve the history and heritage of Philippine cuisine and culinary customs/traditions; to implement advocacy programs; and to study the cuisines of other countries. [Your comments on our posts are most welcome.]

Saturday, January 14, 2017

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Saturday, January 14, 2017, Ted's Private Garden Restaurant, Sta. Cruz, Laguna

The Annual Membership Meeting coincided with our Food Tour of Laguna. The quorum requirement was fulfilled, and the outgoing President, Pia Lim-Castillo, officially handed over the leadership to the incoming President, Ige Ramos. Prior to the meeting, Pia emailed to all members the following documents: (1) Minutes of the Executive Board Meeting held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017; (2) President’s Report for the year 2016; and (3) Proxy Statement for quorum purposes.

CHOP Executive Board, 2017 - 2019:
Seated, L to R:  Alvin Lim (Vice President); Vicky Yu (Treasurer); Ige Ramos (Incoming President; and
Pia Lim-Castillo (Outgoing President)
Standing, L to R:  Inez Reyes (Secretary); Nanette Medina (Vice-President, Advocacy);
Susie Fong (Legal Counsel); and Regee Newport (Founding President)

The following items were discussed:
-       Food tours planned for 2017;
-       Rainy-day lecture series planned for 2017;
-       Update on funds, as per the President’s Report for 2016;
-       Membership dues;
-       Accounting and legal matters;
-       Cookbook project; and
-       Other matters.

The current set of officers for the two-year term (April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2019): 
President – Ige Ramos
Vice-President – Alvin Reyes Lim
Vice-President, Advocacy – Nanette Medina
Secretary – Inez Reyes
Treasurer – Vicky Yu
Legal Counsel - Susie Fong
Ex-Officio Board Member – Pia Lim-Castillo

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