Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas

PAMANA has 5 Standing Committees and several Ad hoc committees. 

For the 2019-2020 term, here are the committee chairs and members.

Scholarship - PAMANA has established a scholarship program to assist member’s children who plan to continue their education in college. The program supports a wide range of educational options, including vocational and technical training, and associate and bachelor’s degrees. The committee reviews scholarship applications and present to the board for approval.

 Chair  Ruchelle Elliott
 Co-Chair  Lyna Rynders
 Member Ging DeLorme
 Member  Anne McGann
 Member

 Veronica Webb

 Committee Advisor
 Janette Jordee

Community Outreach - This committee allows PAMANA members and its supporters to provide volunteering and service to various non-profits and service organizations in the Madison area.  PAMANA has historically helped the Second Harvest Foodbank of South  Central Wisconsin and Bratfest. Recently, PAMANA has been volunteering to support the Half Ironman and Ironman Wisconsin events.  Ironman events volunteering have allowed PAMANA to receive grants from the Ironman Foundation which in turn is used in various PAMANA program activities.  

 Chair  Joseph Barut
 Member  Lynelle Harrison
 Member  Open
 Member  Open
 Member  Open

Please contact Joseph Barut, if interested to serve or attend meetings.

Cultural Education - The mission of PAMANA’s Cultural Education Committee is to promote and impart the Filipino tradition, culture and legacy through (cultural and education) outreach activities in order to further community relations and share the rich heritage of the Philippines.

 Co-Chair  Jenny Ybanez                                          
 Co-Chair  Lynelle Harrison
 Member          Joseph Barut
 Member  Lystra Cole
 Member  Romeo Castillo
 Member  Rina Courtier
 Member  Marisan Litonjua
 Member  Lyna Rynders
 Member  Jenine Ybanez
 Member  Noli Ybanez

Please contact Jenny Ybanez, if interested to serve or attend meetings.

Membership Committee - The purpose of the committee is to develop and coordinate membership retention and recruitment activities and programs of the association.

 Chair  Marechiel Santos-Lang
 Member  Marie Rose Barut
 Member  Romeo Castillo
 Member  Ruchelle Elliott
 Member  Al Gutierrez
 Member  Bobby Pagas
 Member  Jenny Ybanez
 Member  Noli Ybanez

Please contact Marechiel Santos-Lang, if interested to serve or attend meetings.

Communications Committee - The purpose of the committee is to manage the publicity activities of the association as a way to share information among current PAMANA members and supporters to connect, foster unity and harmony among the Filipino-American community.

 Chair  Marechiel Santos-Lang
 Member  Katrin Madayag-Ard
 Member  Janet Fenix
 Member  Al Gutierrez
 Member  Lynelle Harrison
 Member  Charisa Stauffacher
 Member  Marivic Valencia
 Member  Noli Ybanez

Please contact Marechiel Santos-Lang, if interested to serve or attend meetings.

Social Services - PAMANA has established a social services relief fund to assist members, the Filipinos in the Greater Madison Area, and families of local residents affected by calamities in the Philippines who are undergoing immediate challenges and financial hardship. The committee will review the applications and present to the board for approval.

 Chair  Vacant
 Member  Nick Bedua
 Member  Charisa Stauffacher
 Member  Janette Jordee
 Member  Lyna Rynders

Please contact Janette Jordee if interested to serve or attend meetings.


Ad Hoc Committees

By-Laws Amendment

 Chair  Marechiel Santos-Lang
 Member  Al Gutierrez
 Member  Joseph Barut
 Member  Jun Gonzales
 Member  Christopher Santos-Lang (facilitator)
 Member  Agnes Salvo
 Member  Jerry Salvo

Contact Marechiel Santos-Lang, if interested to serve or attend meetings.

Christmas Caroling Group 2019

 Chair  Modesto "Jun" Gonzales
 Co-Chair  Ernie Jamandre
 Member  Natalie Jamandre
 Member  Omar Dumdum


Christmas Party 2019

Now recruiting sub-committee leaders. Contact Lynelle Harrison, if interested to serve.

Summer Picnic 2020  - Saturday, August 2019, Lake Farm Park; 12:00 PM-6:00 PM

 Chair  Marechiel Santos-Lang
 Co-Chair  Lyna Rynders
 Member  Allan Rosanes
 Member  Al Gutierrez
 Member  Ruchelle Elliott
 Member           William Elliott
 Member  Christopher Santos-Lang
 Member  Emma Rose De Jesus Traxler
 Member  Seth Traxler
 Advisor  Jerry Salvo
 Advisor  Agnes Salvo


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