The UPMASA Chicago/NW Indiana Chapter was the host to the National UPMASA Board of Governors’ Spring meeting held April 24 and April 25, 2009 at the TALBOTT Hotel on 20 E Delaware Pl in Downtown Chicago. The event was a resounding success.
Welcome reception on Friday night was at the John Hancock Party Room which afforded the guests a wonderful view of the lake and the event was even welcomed with a Rainbow! Magician Paul Lee set the tone for an eventual magical 2 days of work and fun.
The BOG meeting itself accomplished a lot of goals as a prelude to the Annual Grand Convention in Nashville, TN. See related page.
The Dinner Dance was spectacular. Everyone, we thought, had fun. Whenever we see Iman, Zenda, and Vince Santelices, Dianee Menezes and Menchit Senseng belting out “mony mony” (see gallery) along with Henry, then that is certainly a magic moment. The beautiful Invocation by Nitoy Bartolome was touching and by itself, very inspiring. Seb Kho was also in his elements giving out gifts and delivering an equally inspiring speech.
Thank you everyone for making it a success. Let us continue with this trend of untiring support to our next President, Dr. Sam Sevandal who was inducted on Saturday.
For a video clip of the UPMASA Chicago Band performing a number, click here
Thank you for all your support during my term as your president,
Henry Echiverri, out-going President of the Chapter