July 29th , 2007 was the much awaited picnic of the Mangaldan Association of North California . It was held at the Orange Park in South San Francisco . There was a good turn out at the picnic . Bona ( nee de Vera ) and Melchor Parayno ( from South California ) attended the picnic . From our hometown of Mangaldan , Butch Ydia and wife Diana ( nee Exconde ) , Diana's brother and his wife and Belen Abril Tambalo were present during this special event . The new immigrants , Rey and Melba ( nee Garcia ) Casaclang were welcomed by the group . It was also the occasion for the election of new officers of the Association .
One of the founders of MAONCA , Don Manuel de Vera was on hand to greet the members and the visitors with Marlene de Vera , Lani M .Basuel , and Thelma Lalaquit and new immigrant Rey Casaclang .
The "young " and the "not so old generation " took time out for a photo : ( counterclockwise ) RoseAnn ( Perla B. Cruz s' daughter ) , Marilou, Perla, Digna and guest ,and Joni ( Marilou's M. Jue's daughter )
Thelma Sarzaba Romero with Butch Ydia
Help ! ! The barbecue man , Rudy Oca , needs your help .
Nonong Billote , Butch Ydia and Art Aquino recalling the good old days in Mangaldan .
Need I say more for these two pictures ? Lechon and ice cream ? Who cares about calories at this time ????
Tessie de Guzman , Lani Marron Basuel , Doming Lalaquit and Judith Prado Fornales near the barbecue station.
It was chow time and prayers before grace was the first order of the day before everybody dug in to those yummy food ..
Newly elected officers of MAONCA led by President -elect Ditas Palisoc Sarzaba .
Melba Garcia Casaclang , a new immigrant , joined the oldtimer MAONCA members , Thelma Sarzaba Romero , Merle Palma a guest and Mrs . del Rosario. Here are the guys ; Efren Abril, Nonong Billote , Art and brother Ted Aquino, John Cereno , Doming Lalaquit , Gil Gutierez , Winston Aquino , Mr. Meneses and Dennis Abril ..
Former neighbors in Mangaldan : The Abrils , Abrogars Esperanzas and del Rosarios . and Ernesto de Vera . It is great to get reconnected with neighbors...
This group picture includes Gerald de Guzman , Joe Oca, Tessie de Guzman , Melba Casaclang, Lala and Ally Romero , Mrs. Isay Echevarria , Bert Esperanza , Letty de Vera , Carol Oca , Thelma S. Romero , Lilia Viloria , Josie Esperanza and Marlene de Vera .
Congratulations to the newly elected officers . Since their elections , fundraising activities have been initiated . Some of the successful events for fundraising were bingos and Casino trekking . Stay tuned for the coming induction of officers soon ...
P.S. I need the names of the newly elected officers , Ditas .
Thanks , Atchi Marie