The National, Wednesday October 9th, 2013
By ZACHERY PER
THE Goroka Chapter of the PNG-Australia Alumni Association has elected new executives to run the organisation for the next two years.
Former vice-president Lynn Iarume was elected unopposed as president, replacing Lawerence Garry. Nina Florencia Giheno was elected vice-president.
Priscilla Sakopa was elected secretary and Rapaila Sigimata as publicity officer.
The two males were Mathew Omena from the PNG Institute of Medical Research, who was elected treasurer, and Dr Sam Najike of the University of Goroka as mentor.
Garry urged the new executives to maintain the good work his team had started.
His team donated a blood pressure machine to the midwifery section at UOG, raised K25,000 in March 2011 for the Christchurch earthquake appeal, Queensland flood and Japan tsunami.
“The disaster appeal and help were the biggest achievements of the Goroka Chapter of PNGAAA,” Garry said.
He said last year they secured K28,000 and conducted awareness in good governance before to the general election.
He said he would continue to support the new executives.
The organisation allows interactions between students and professionals from Australia and PNG in many activities.
New president Lynn Iarume vowed to ensure the Goroka Chapter remained one of the top performing chapters in PNG.