The New Year’s Eve Induction Ball is an established tradition of the Filipino American Association of Greater Atlanta since its initial inception back in 1974. This year, it was held at the Marriott Hotel at the Galleria. It was another successful event put forth by the outgoing and incoming boards of the organization. We thank all of them for their selfless and thankless effort in carrying out the tradition and in volunteering their services to the various activities in the community.
As both the outgoing President Nenette Smith and incoming President Marites Pellicer conveyed in their messages, this would not have been possible without those willing to serve. Of course, the continued community support has a lot to do with the association’s success and accomplishments.
I would like, therefore, to echo the call for everyone to continue their support as we embark on the number 45, the milestone number, the number of years we have been in existence in promoting our Philippine culture and in the service for our ever-growing community. Further, I would reiterate the profound thanks and deep gratitude which Ms. Pellicer ably and loudly articulated to those who have served in one capacity or another. You are the epitome of what makes an association great! It has never been, “What is in it for me,” but “What can I do to help?” Our hats off to all of you!
1974 Fil-Am President