We are celebrating in each country over breakfast.
In this Friends of Mindanao newsletter
> Dress up in something representing your country
> Trip to Agusan Filling Up > Interesting News from Frank W> Meeting
Friends of Mindanao
Connecting like minded people in Mindanao
There are new owners at Coffee shop #51. They are doing a good job. John and I had breakfast there last week.
It was excellent value and well prepared.
> July 4 Breakfast
is a big celebration in the USA. The Philippines has just had its independence day. Out meeting is a BREAKFAST meeting. We will celebrate independence or national day for each country.
We start the breakfast (optional) at . The cost per person is p125 p/head, which includes sausages, eggs and a special banana desert. This is ideal day to bring your lady and join a nice social fun morning.
The breakfast is at Coffee Shop # 51. Bring friends with you so that we have a bigger celebration than usual.
> Dress up in something representing Your country
Come dressed in something that represents your country. It could be apparel, a hat, badge or the colors of your country. We will have quick move around from the team telling us what happens in each country to celebrate their national day.
> Trip to Agusan Filling Up, Join us?
There is very good interest in the trip on n ; we have 6 places book already. We will undertake a field trip to Richard and Jessa T place in Agusan. We will be taking vans, so it’s relaxing and no need for you to drive. We will enjoy breakfast along the way lovely time for the ladies too arriving in time for lunch. In the afternoon we can have a look around the area, a swim or two, arriving back to around . We anticipated the trip would be p400 p/p for the round trip.
> Interesting News from Frank W
Great to hear from you Ian. I miss Davao dearly. However, lately I have been quite busy with my new employer. I work for Liebherr Mining Equipment in Newport News, VA as their Manager of Marketing & Product Management. Liebher is a $10B/yr family owned company headquartered in . They are much diversified and part of their product line is Haul Trucks for surface mines around the world. We make the largest truck in the world, the 400 ton capacity T282B haul truck. It is manufactured solely in Newport News, VA.
Presently I am in Lima, Peru where I had to go to an altitude of 4600 meters in the Andes to visit a company Antamina who is interested in buying a fleet of our trucks. Their copper mine is the largest in . I have become suddenly the technical expert to present our product for applications at high altitude! Our future market is definitely at high altitude primarily in . Each truck sells for approx. $4.5M USD. Wish me luck! I anxiously wait for the opportunity to sell our product in the Philippines to Xstrata who will be operating the copper mine at Tampakan only a few hours from Davao. Their anticipated start up is estimated to be early 2016.
My wife Mylyn and kids Mealeah (6) and Alexis (4) are doing fine as we are all healthy. I miss Samal Island, Kinilaw, lechon, cold SM including the price, and most of all my good friends in Davao. I trust this email finds everyone in good health and I hope to visit Davao maybe over Christmas to visit friends and relatives. Say Hi to the gang! All the best. Frank
> Things to look out for?
* Raffle. Last week winner got p100 * Meeting on 17th about Herbs
* News from Tony Wilson* Mexican Breakfast in August
* Membership list this meeting
Thanks to Reg N for conducting our raffle and acting as the treasurer.
To Mike for being our Greeter, and to Bruce for compiling the memberships list.
You will find us at Coffee Shop # 51
This is right next to Metro-bank and Buffet
Palace. It’s in Compound
We commence our meeting at
with a coffee and chat. This is a vital part
of the FOM meeting.