10 Jan Internal Organization Regulations ratified, Committee Members recognized
[January 9, 2022 – Tumon, Guam] Guam Football Association President Valentino San Gil and General Secretary Joe Cepeda signed into effect the GFA Internal Organization Regulations, an official document outlining the structure and duties of GFA committees, during the 2022 GFA Committee Induction event Saturday at the Hilton Guam Resort & Spa.
“Signing the GFA Internal Organization Regulations into immediate effect is a crucial step in professionalizing GFA’s operations through the support of the organization’s Standing and Ad-Hoc committees,” said Joe Cepeda, GFA General Secretary. “The GFA Standing and Ad-Hoc Committees play a large role in shaping GFA’s operations and policies, with committee members – over 50 individuals in seven different Standing Committees – working collectively on a volunteer basis to steer football in Guam to success locally and internationally. On behalf of GFA, I sincerely thank the committee members for their support and passion for football in Guam and dedicating their time to elevate Guam’s football status in the local community and around the world.”
The main objective of the GFA Internal Organization Regulations is “to complement the GFA Statues with regard to the organization of GFA.” The document applies to, and regulates, three areas: the duties, powers, and responsibilities of the GFA bodies and members of GFA bodies (with the exception of the GFA Congress), the duties, powers, and responsibilities of the GFA President, GFA General Secretary, and the GFA General Secretariat, and the establishment of authorizations to represent GFA legally and limits of financial authority.
The document in its entirety is available for viewing and download from GFA’s Official Web site at https://guamfa.com/contact-us/finance-and-governance/official-documents/
The Induction Event also recognized members selected and accepted into GFA’s seven Standing Committees: Finance and Risk, Competition, Technical and Development, Referee, Women’s Football, Grassroots and Social Responsibility, and Futsal and Beach Soccer. Members of the committees are:
• Finance and Risk
George Lai (Chairperson), Craig Wade (Deputy Chairperson), Kazu Shintani, Jean Cepeda, Benson Au-Yeung, Thomas Poole, James Okuhama, and Eun Sung Jang (Committee Secretary)
Gian Tenorio (Chairperson), Craig Wade (Deputy Chairperson), Jason Cunliffe, Anjelica Perez, Nathan Sablan, and Samuel San Gil and Ashley Besagar (Committee Secretaries)
• Technical and Development
Fred Alig II (Chairperson), Gian Tenorio (Deputy Chairperson), Jean Diras, Pete Toves, Sang Hoon Kim, Sakiko Ogura, Ross Awa, and Dominic Gadia
Joe Roberto (Chairperson), Tina Esteves (Deputy Chairperson), Rhoda Bamba, Eladio Manansala, James Oh, and George Stewart (Committee Secretary)
• Women’s Football
Tina Esteves (Chairperson), Fred Alig II (Deputy Chairperson), Anjelica Perez, Kelley Barnhart, Sakiko Ogura, and Kimberly Sherman (Committee Secretary)
• Grassroots and Social Responsibility
Duane Pahl (Chairperson), George Lai (Deputy Chairperson), Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Mayor Louise Rivera, Brett Maluwelmeng, Aileen Artero, Camilo Lorenzo, Tammy Benavente, and Samuel San Gil (Committee Secretary)
• Futsal and Beach Soccer
Fred Alig II (Chairperson), Gian Tenorio (Deputy Chairperson), C.Y. Leung, Andrew Gimenez, Jerick Cruz, and Ross Awa (Committee Secretary)
In addition to standing committees, GFA also established six short-term Ad-Hoc Committees: Club Transition, Strategic Plan, Organizational Restructure, Child Safeguarding, Property and Infrastructure, and Governance and Compliance.
Guam Football Association Committee members who attended the GFA Committee Induction Event at the Hilton Guam Resort and Spa Saturday morning pose for a group photo. In the photo are, front row from left to right, Kelley Barnhart, Jean Cepeda, Tina Esteves, Tammy Benavente, and Sakiko Ogura. Second row, from left to right, are Rhoda Bamba, Aileen Artero Kimberly Sherman, Chyna Ramirez, Gianna Tenorio and Tamuning-Tumon-Harmon Mayor Louise Rivera. Third row, from left to right, are Kazu Shintani, Fred Alig II, Gian Tenorio, Benson Au-Yeung, and George Lai. Fourth row, from left to right, are Craig Wade, CY Leung, Joe Roberto and Duane Pahl. Fifth row, from left to right, are Eun Sun Jang, Jerick Cruz, and Camilo Lorenzo. Sixth row, from left to right, are Samuel San Gil, Cheri Stewart, Joe Cepeda, and Thomas Poole. Last row, from left to right, are Andrew Martin, Jason Cunliffe, and Ross Awa.