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Meeting Minutes 5

August 14, 2009
Villa-Real residence, Quezon City
9:00 - 11:00 pm

Gino Antioquia
Tere Cervero
Jhoel Jorda
Rose Lacson
Alex Loinaz
Mike Lu
Jasmin Meren
Jun Osano
Rich Pijuan
Felix Servita
Henry So
Mel Tan
Tommy Tan
Arnel Telesforo
Alex Tiongco
Cel Tungol
Yannie Valmero
Mark Villa
Jerry de Villa
Alice Villa-real
Jon Villasper

Mike Lu, Balanga City Administrator/Bird festival co-chair Rudy de Mesa and Jon Villasper

Meeting Minutes

1. Sponsorship Committee – Felix Servita

Official list of sponsors as follows: City of Balanga, Team Energy Foundation, Department of Tourism, Province of Bataan, Genesis Transport, Recreational Outdoor Exchange, Columbia Outdoor Wear

2. Souvenir Program Committee – Trinket Canlas and Adrian Constantino

Total pledges amount to P 91,000.00, still a bit below printing cost.

The following have paid for their ads: Sylvia and Tonji Ramos, Tina & Wency Mallari, James McCarthy, the Netherlands Embasssy, PWU, Villa Escudero, Super Trade, C. K. Lu Enterprises, Romy Ocon.

The following pledges have yet to be collected: Pioneer Insurance, Ixi Mapua, Joaquin Cervero, Chicken Ati-Atihan, Ivan Sarenas, Tim Fisher, Papemelroti, Birding Adventure Philippines, Amelia and Dan Paniza.

3. Stage design for festival venue was presented and WBCP members proposed a video montage on the center of the stage to prepared by Arnel Telesforo.

4. Exhibitors Committee – Mark Villa and Cel Tungol

The outdoor exhibits will be located at the Capitol Oval. Half of the oval is allocated for bird fest exhibitors. The other half will be used for a trade fair of different towns in Bataan sponsored by the Provincial government of Bataan.

20 tents (sized 3m x 3m) can be accommodated in the perimeter for the exhibitors. 2 tents for WBCP will be set-up on one side.

The finalist of exhibitors are as follows:

Local organizations (12):
WWF-Philippines, Philippine Eagle Foundation, Katala Foundation, Isla Biodiversity and Conservation, Birdwatch Palawan, Polillo Island Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, PENAMANNAKI, Cebu Biodiversity and Conservation Foundation, Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Foundation, Municipality of Candaba, City of Bislig, Team Energy Foundation

Foreign organizations (8):
Wild Bird Society of Taipei, Chinese Wild Bird Federation, Nature Society Singapore, Wild Bird Society of Japan, Hong Kong Birdwatching Society, Malaysia Nature Society, Bird Conservation Society of Thailand, Korea Wild Bird Society,

Birdwatch Palawan had requested sponsorship for 8 delegates. As we are only sponsoring 2 delegates per organization, the festival committee has decided to sponsor the meals of the delegates provided the lodging expenses are paid for by Birdwatch Palawan. Birdwatch Palawan will be informed of our decision.

5. Venue and Exhibit Committee – Chary Dino, Jon Villasper, & Arnel Telesforo

Columbia has offered to print 200 festival t-shirt. Festival committee requested the following breakdown: XL-25, L-75, M-75, S-25.

Mel Tan wil finalize the food selection for the lunch buffet for the dates October 9 and 10.

6. Programs Committee – Anna Gonzales & Alice Villa-Real

Bird Migration lecture by Lala Espanola will be changed to another topic as Lala will not be able to make it to the festival. Leni Sutcliffe has proposed a bird call lecture based on the presentation the group made for blind children. Arnel Telesforo will be asked to prepare this lecture.

Local environmental organizations have volunteered to conduct simultaneous lectures for high school and college students at the Bulwagan during the festival.

7. Logistics Committee – Ixi Mapua

The Department of Tourism is sponsoring 20 rooms at the Traders Hotel in Manila for October 7-8. WBCP will sponsor the rooms of local delegates at the Orchid Garden Suites. The Welcome Dinner in Manila has been moved to Casa Blanco in the Plaza San Luis complex in Intramuros. The bus will pick-up delegates at 5:30 pm and give a tour of Casa Manila before the dinner to be tendered by DOT Secretary Ace Durano.

Genesis Transport is providing 2 buses for the trip to Balanga-Manila and back. It was suggested that one bus pick-up[ delegates in Manila and another bus to pick-up delegates at the Villa-Real residence in Quezon City.