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Nominations Sought for Maui Filipino Chamber Leadership Awards

April 22, 2013, 6:44 AM HST
* Updated April 22, 6:46 AM
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2012 Gintong Pamana leadership awardees. Courtesy photo.

2012 Gintong Pamana leadership awardees. Courtesy photo.

By Sonia Isotov

The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the 2013 Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards which celebrates the leadership and community service of a member of the Maui Filipino community.

“This is the most prestigious leadership award bestowed in Maui’s Filipino community,” said Melen Agcolicol, event chairperson, Maui Flipino Chamber of Commerce, in a media statement.

“Since 1995, the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce has presented the Gintong Pamana Leadership Awards,” said Sharon Zalsos, president of the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce.

“Past honorees have included Vince Bagoyo, Jr. (1998), Richard Caldito (2006), Gilbert Keith-Agaran (1995), B. Martin Luna (1997), Erlinda Rosario (1996), and Roger and Tina Santos (2000).”


The Gintong Pamana Leadership & Scholarship Awards Banquet will be held on June 19 at the Maui Beach Hotel and will include the presentation of the Maui Filipino Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Scholarship Recipients.


“We honor Maui’s Filipino community leaders at the same time we present our Foundation’s scholarship recipients as leadership and community service are traits we want our scholars to aspire to,” said Zalsos.

“Likewise, our community is energized when we hear about the achievements of our scholars.  It’s really a win-win event and the Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce is excited for the continued success of the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards Banquet.”

The nomination forms are available on-line at and the chamber encourages the public to participate in the nomination process. Nominations should be postmarked by May 10.

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