FAMAZ Inducts New Officers for 2023-2024

The Filipino American Marriage Group of Arizona (FAMAZ) held its eagerly awaited Induction of Officers for the 2023-2024 term. It was held in typical fashion with our signature blend of Food, Fun, and Fellowship. Melba Picardo-Herskovitz, past President of Phoenix Barangay Lions Club, graciously introduced the distinguished individuals who will be leading our esteemed organization for the term spanning 2023-2024:

  • President: Jennifer Lewis
  • Vice President: Lynerose Morris
  • Secretary: Maryann Vurich
  • Assistant Secretary: Victoria Angela
  • Treasurer: Gigi Gi Gross
  • Auditor: Bell David

Joining them are the dedicated members of the Board of Directors who as always provide a wealth of resources to our organization in the form of indispensable talent, hands on assistance, and guidance:

Victoria Angela & Jeff Aceveda, Gigi & Robert Gross, Maryann & Gary Vurrich, Robert & Elvie Johnson, Marife Rizada, Cora C Simmons, Teresita Dapora, Sylvina Techo Bennink, Maribel Caldiera, Dave & Thelma Sabanal Bellomo, Beth Haley, Minerva Huerta, Lilia Cypert, Maribel Baldovino Biso & Bill Soliman, Susan Bebie Orcullo-Ruff & Paul Ruff, Rosette Meadows, Doug & Lynerose Morris, Michael Lewis & Jennifer Lewis, Gemini & Jason Dragon, and Charo Capinig

Leonardo Aromin presided over and conducted the induction. We couldn’t have come this far without acknowledging the instrumental role played by Leonardo Aromin in the birth of FAMAZ. We are immensely grateful for his presence and his continuous support which has been vital to FAMAZ’s growth and success.

Event Highlights:

Laughter filled the air as Lynerose Morris led us in a series of entertaining games and activities. Our event wouldn’t have been complete without the joy and camaraderie that these games brought to the table.

Our President, Jennifer Lewis, shared her enthusiasm for the upcoming year. She expressed deep appreciation for the unwavering support of our members and hinted at some exciting plans in the pipeline. Get ready for more engaging and creative ways to connect with the FAMAZ community!

We must give a shoutout to Teacher Carlos and Vangie Bugtai for DJing and keeping the tunes spinning. Additionally, heartfelt thanks go out to Gary & Mary Ann Vurich for their generous provision of sound equipment.

With the new leadership in place, FAMAZ is looking forward to another year of enriching experiences and unforgettable moments. Stay tuned as we embark on this exciting journey together! 🎉 #FAMAZ2023 #OfficerInduction #FilAmMarriage


  • Michael Lewis

    Michael is joined at the hip with the Filipino American community through family, friends, and his love for the food. Over the past 15 years+, he has been an active "behind the scenes" contributor to a variety of Filipino community groups, events, and activities. Michael is also ringleader of the FilAm FamBam crew and in his free time enjoys RV'ing and anything tech.