Ryan Rosario

State Farm Agent Ryan Rosario led the newly elected officers of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce-Michigan (PCCM).

Elected with Rosario during the chamber’s meeting held last Oct. Oct 4 at the Philippine American Cultural Center of Michigan (PACCM) in Southfield were Becky Tungol, vice president; Lisa Bugg, secretary; Lawrence Mangindin, treasurer; and immediate past PCCM president Betsy Henry, chairperson of the board of directors.

Elected members of the board of directors were Atty. Jun Timban, Nina McCaulley, Lenlen Jenks, Fe San Agustin, Toni Martinez, Charlie Cao, Rhodian Racal, Donna Alvarez and Atty. Marcus Evangelista.

This is the second time Rosario was elected PCCM president. Eight years ago, he was elected as charter president of the chamber.

Shortly after his election as PCCM president, Rosario announced plans for the chamber to go high-tech in the next two years. The PCCM, he said, will set up a website through which the members will be informed of the chamber’s programs and activities.

He announced that PCCM will have three new big-time corporate members and one ethnic chamber affiliate member. The regular networking event will be revitalized, he said, so that it is not only a social gathering but also “something of value to the members.”

He also said there will be classification of the chamber members.

Outgoing PCCM Treasurer Jeff Vedua said there is a need to update the roster of memberships, noting that many members have failed to pay their yearly dues.

The two-year term of office of the new offices will start on January 1, 2018 and end on December 31, 2019.