SRU re-elects officers
APIA: 31 July 2012: The Samoa Rugby Union held its Annual General meeting this month, where all its Affiliated Members met to approve the Union’s Annual report, the Financial Statement of the Union 2011 financial year and also to elect an Executive for the Samoa Rugby Union.
The occasion marked the first time the Samoa Rugby Union meets for its Annual General Meeting at its $4.5 million High Performance and Administrative Compound.
The Annual General Meeting was chaired by the President, Hon Tuiloma Pule Lameko, who is a representative of the Falealili Rugby Union and one of the longest serving members of the Union.
Hon. Tuiloma Lameko has served the Samoa Rugby Union for more than 40 years having initially represented the Apia Rugby Union.
The members approved the Annual Report and the Financial Statements and Report as audited by Lesa ma Penn.
The members in electing the Executive unanimously approved the re-election of the current Executive members. The only 2 changes made by the members was increasing the number of Vice Patrons from 4 to 8, and electing Mr. Afoa Kolone Vaai as the Independent member to replace Mr. Suafaiga Peter Blood who stood down from the Executive due to other commitments.
The officers elected by the members:
Patron – His Highness the Head of State, Afioga Tui Atua Tupua Tamasese Efi
Catholic Church Arch Bishop Alapati Mata’eliga Catholic Church,
Chairman of the CCCS Reverend Elder Tautiaga Senara FS
President of the Methodist Church Reverend Aisoli Iuli
National Council of Churches Reverend Kasiano Leaupepe
Worship Centre Pastor Viliamu Mafo’e
Assembly of God Pastor Joe Amosa
Seventh Day Adventist Pastor Willie Solofa
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints President Sapele Faalogo
President: Hon Tuiloma Pule Lameko
Vice President: Rev Susuga Alesana FS
Chairman: Hon Tuilaepa Aiono Lupesoliai Naioti Fatialofa Sailele Malielegaoi
Vice Chairman: Hon Lefau Tauiliili Fao Harry Jeffrey Schuster
Secretary Fepuleai Ameperosa Roma
Treasurer: Tupa’i Klaus Stunzner
Representative of Womens Rugby Union Toleafoa Ulugia Mara Coffin Hunter
Representative of the Referees Association Lealaiauloto Mapu Tafai Toilolo
Independent Member Afoa Kolone Vaai
The Affiliated Unions will elect the 4 members to represent the Affiliated Unions of Upolu and 2 members to represent the Affiliated Unions of Savaii and the Samoa Schools Union will nominate the person to be the representative for the Samoa Schools Union.
Auditors for the Samoa Rugby Union – Lesa ma Penn.
Honorary Solicitors – Patrick Fepuleai
- Semi Leung Wai.