Filipino-American Association of Newport County Inc.
                     91 Redwood Rd., Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871

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Process for Renewal and New Membership:

Per Fil-Am Newport Bylaws, Regular Members shall be at least 18 years of age. They shall be voting members.  To obtain senior or regular membership, the applicant must :

  • be recommended by a current senior or regular member of good standing
  • file a membership card with Fil-Am Newport at its place of business
  • for regular membership, pay the membership dues to the Treasurer
  • be approved for membership by the Membership Board

According to the Bylaws, the Board of Directors is the Membership Board of Fil-Am Newport.  The Board of Directors acting as Membership Board consists of:
    Doy Heredia, Chair
    Chet Gotauco, Vice Chair
    Larry Soriano, Member
    Dio Urgasan, Member
The guidelines prescribed by the Membership Board for renewal or new membership are as follows:

  • Qualified applicants may now apply for renewal or new membership.  Download, print and fill in applicable part of the application form, referred to as the Membership Card. (There are two membership cards/applications per printed page.)
  • New applicant will request a member in good standing to nominate him/her.  The nominating member should fill in the "Nomination" section of the Membership Card.. 
  • Regular membership applicant will pay the membership dues to the Treasurer.  The Treasurer will fill in the "Membership Dues" section of the Membership Card.  The membership dues is $5 per regular member. 
  • Senior membership applicant are exempt from paying dues.  However, the applicant will still fill out the Membership Card and follow the same process as the regular membership application.
  • Membership dues shall be collected in January of  the calendar year for which they are to be applied.  Membership shall expire at the end of February of the following year.
  • The Treasurer will forward the Membership Card application to the Membership Board.
  • The Membership Board will deliberate on the applications received during its meeting.  Visit the Official Meetings page for the schedule of  Membership Board meeting dates.  The Membership Board reserves the right to require appearance.
  • Membership shall commence on the date of approval by the Membership Board.  The list of new members will be posted on the web site.
  • The $5 membership dues for regular membership applicants will be refunded if the application is not approved.

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