|At the FCCQ 2012 AGM, Murrarrie Community Hall, Brisbane on 15 July|
In an interview with Mrs Edmondstone, following the result of its annual general meeting on Sunday 15 July 2012, she identifies 'action' as the most urgently desired qualitiy of a leader within the Filipino community.
"Because if there is action, more projects could be achieved," Mrs Edmondstone justifies.
"I also invite all Filipino associations to become members of FCCQ as it is beneficial for them. The door is also open for them to observe in our meetings to witness the changes there are now in the new management of FCCQ," she adds.
The interview with Mrs Edmondstone will be aired over radio 4EB 98.1FM during the Filipino program on Wednesday 18th July from 10PM. In the segment she will reveal her story: her origin from the Philippines and how she migrated into Australia.
The new set of officers for FCCQ's 2012-2013 term is as follows:
President - Mena Edmondstone, Vice-President - Edel Suede, Secretary - Teresita Aquino-Launt, Assistant Secretary - Minda Tinambacan, Treasurer - Josie Gow, Assistant Treasurer - Amy Tanto, and Internal Auditor -Elsie Comino.
The new committee members are as follows: 1. Myrla Prianes, 2. Letty Vendramini, 3. Fe Stokes, 4. Eden Rolfs, and 5. Lisa Zosh. An added role was identified in the AGM: the media officer is now assumed by Erwin Cabucos.
Filipino Radio Brisbane congratulates FCCQ for its successful AGM and its new leadership.
FCCQ's upcoming event the Barrio Fiesta on the 8th of September 2012 is promising to be a sensational celebration of Filipino heritage and culture at Yeronga State School Grounds in Brisbane. Entry fee is $6.00 and a family rate is available. More information is available by calling 0416 689 900.
The proposed new logo of FCCQ (pictured above), if approved, may be used for correspondences of FCCQ to its stakeholders. Some points about the logo:
The back flip grey texts on ‘FCCQ’, showing like a shadow of the red text. It symbolizes transparency that is needed to be maintained in the group. The back flip grey texts on ‘FCCQ’, showing like a shadow of the red text. It symbolizes transparency that is needed to be maintained in the group.
The use of maroon-ish colour signifies our place that is Queensland. The use of the blue, sky blue in particular, is a reminder of the spirit of peace through service that is underpinning the association. It is also reminiscent of the Mother Mary motif which constantly reminds us of the spirituality that is Filipino.
The term ‘happier’ is used to illustrate the simplicity and contemporariness of the group. To be happy is to be fulfilled, active in the community, mentally balanced, charitable, effective citizens of this country. To be happy is the most basic goal that modern man longs for yet can sometimes be illusive. It is the most common term by both children and adults when talk about the destiny of life. It is the end result of every work that a volunteer in FCCQ devotes to.
The address and website is included to create a sense of accessibility to the organization. FCCQ is after all an organization that should care for all Filipinos in Queensland. The Philippine flag and the map of Queensland on the ‘F’ and the ‘Q’ letters are used for apparent reasons.