New Members of the Executive Council for 2012/2013 at the Tofamamao retreat in late March 2012
SUNGO members celebrate the success of the Organisation during its 14th AGM
Almost 50% of SUNGOs new Executive consists of new members representing various member organisations. As SUNGO farewells its Immediate Past President Vaasiliifiti Moelagi Jackson who served 2 consecutive terms as the National President for SUNGO, she also welcomes a new hero Seumanuula Moana Clarke to steer the organisation for the next 2 years in support of her newly elected council members.
The Samoa Umbrella for Non Governmental Organisations (SUNGO) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Wednesday 1st February 2012 at the STA Fale, Mulivai where its Audited Financial Accounts for the year 2010-11 including the annual budget and work plan for the year 2011-12 were tabled and approved by its members.
Members of the organisation praised the success of the organisation though there were lots of challenges faced during the past financial year. Members also moved a motion that SUNGO should step up its focus on helping weak organisations to become successful.
“I challenge the new Executive that building and helping our members must become the priority of SUNGO in the years to come” says Vaasiliifiti in her final speech as President of SUNGO.
I offer to commit myself to the services of the organisation in my term as President”, says Seumanuula Moana Clarke in her opening speech as President.
More than 50 members attended the meeting from both Upolu and Savaii to witness the progress of the Organisation into achieving its vision and mission as outlined from the Strategic Plan 2011-2016. The Opening Ceremony started with a prayer by Rev. Feterika Motu, the Assistant Minister EFKS Tuanai.
Members have voted and as results the new Executive Council was elected as follows;
National President: Seumanuula Moana Clarke (Animal Protection Society), Vice President: Vaasiliifiti Moelagi Jackson (Faasao I Savaii Society)
National Secretary: Lia’I Iosefa (Samoa Family Health Association) - later replaced by Leveti Auvaa, National Treasurer: Raymond Voigt (Beekeepers’ Associations of Samoa Incorporation)
Tafua Breda Tipi-Tufuga (Goshen Trust), Rev. Reupena Leau (Piu Community) ,Mailo Sio (Vaiusu Catholic Youth), Saumalu Saufoi (Taulasea Samoa), Namulauulu N Potoi (Samoa Aids Foundation), Alaifea Laititi (PPSEAWA), Tuala Ponifasio (Nuanua O Le Alofa)
Reserve Board Members:
Solomona Hafoka (Tanugamanono Methodist Youth), Unasa Peau (Sosaiete O Atina’e o Aiga), Rev.Feterika Motu (Courier of Samoa)