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Maui Filipino chamber holds election

The 2016 officers and board of directors for the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce and Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation were selected at the chamber’s general membership meeting in November.

Elected to serve are:

* President: Maria Katrina “Kit” Zulueta.

* Vice President: Joaquin “Jake” Belmonte.

* Secretary: Michelle Santos.

* Treasurer: Dulce Karen Butay.

* Immediate Past President: Melen Magbual Agcolicol.

Directors:

* Virgilio “Leo” Agcolicol.

* Lynn Araki-Regan.

* Richard Minatoya.

* Christine Sabado.

* Alvin Santander.

* Yuki Lei Sugimura.

* Jorge Tirona.

* Sharon Zalsos.

Zulueta currently works as communication director for the Maui County Council and Belmonte is a chef instructor at University of Hawaii Maui College’s Culinary Academy and a proprietor of Maui Lifestyle Cuisine LLC.

“I look forward to sharing ideas and my talents to give back to the community in this capacity,” Zulueta said. “It’s a lot of pressure but I see it as an opportunity to make a difference.”

The 2016 officers-elect will formally take their oaths at the chamber’s holiday party at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Nahele Ballroom of The Kalihi Golf Course in Wailuku. Dinner is $50. Guests may RSVP to (808) 741-9758 or info@mauifilipinochamber.com.

For more information about the holiday party and the chamber, visit www.mauifilipinochamber.com.