The Filipino Community Cooperative Ltd (FilCoop) 40th AGM and elections of five directors held on 18 June 2022 at the YMA Centre, Mt Pritchard.

The AGM was well attended. Sixty eight members attended, of which were 26 new members and 42 old and voting members. Nine candidates nominated for the position of directors.

Former UP Alumni Association and Ateneo Alumni Association President Tiffi Ramos conducted the elections. The members re-elected Kate Andres, Millie Banan, Jimmy Lopez, Lillian de los Reyes and Normie Steward for a term of 2 years joining the 5 incumbent Directors Edna Longhurst, Malyn Andres-Chun, Serna Ladia, Elsa Collado and Dorothy del Villar on the Board.

After the AGM, the Board met to elect the 2002-2003 Officers . They returned the same people to their posts with Kate Andres as Chairperson, Normie Steward as Vice Chairperson, Edna Longhurst as Secretary and Jimmy Lopez as Treasurer. It was the 3rd elections held in 21 years after 2002 and 2007 and registered the largest AGM attendance.


“It seems the FilCoop’s proposed community centre project is drawing attention and interest and we are delighted to have community support” Kate Andres happily commented.

FilCoop registered interest with Regional NSW WestInvest $1.6 billion community infrastructure program for the establishment of a community centre in Blacktown LGA which passed the first round and now making a pitch for the second round.

 FilCoop celebrated its 40th foundation anniversary on 12 December 2021 recognising its pioneers and leaders in a musical extravaganza featuring top Filipino-Australian artists. Christmas hampers and essentials gift vouchers were also distributed to seniors as part of its Christmas Cheers project which was funded by the NSW Government under the Supporting and Empowering Local Communities program.

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