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November 3, 2017

Time to yawn on the lawn…

AND THE CRYING STOPPED when father and baby settled down together on the peaceful green, green grass of home at one of the PA condos along the golf course. (Staff Photo)

Cancun airport launches Terminal 4
serving national, international flights 

By Staff – Cancun Airport launched its new “Terminal 4” this week and snowbirds beginning to return to their winter nests here may want to double check at which terminal their flight will arrive.

Bringing a national impetus to the inauguration was Mexican President Enrique Pina Nieto who joined Gov. Carlos Joaquin Gonzalez and scores of officials in dedicating the new facility to good service.

The two-level facility with a mezzanine floor will service national and international flights and sport the usual commercial outlets of duty-free retailers, food, of course, and a smattering of other commercial enterprises.

The airport is now rated with one of the highest passenger countsin the nation after spending more than 2.5 billion pesos completing the new facility. It is expected to add 9 million more passengers to the total airport traffic which, in the first nine months of 2017, was 5,839,906  using three terminals.

Infrastructure includes new roads, platforms, parking lots and connecting taxiways.  An integrated airport hotel is under development. Cancun Airport service connects to 21 destinations nationally, and more than 30 countries in the Americas, the Caribbean and Europe. The airport originally opened in 1974. Since that time, it’s other three terminals have experienced extensive renovations to meet increasing demand.

A spirirted event…

THE ANNUAL HALLOWEEN party at Latitude 20 Restaurant drew more than 130 ghouls from the grave this year, making for a spirited event, says owner Jim Stubbs, who thanked all those who wore their best nightmarish attire for a great fright night..

Congtroversy spawns unusual
Colegio Q&A forum on  Nov. 8 

By Staff –  A still-simmering conflict between the Fideicomiso and Colonos homeowners’ board over main gate policy has apparently triggered two recent resignations from the Colonos board.

It has also fostered an upcoming public forum at which PA developer and Fideicomiso Roman Rivera Torres, who is bilingual, will be open to questions from the audience to present his views.

Rivera Torres has filed a request for the resignations of Colonos board Chairman Jorge Kaufer and general manager Armando Rincon and plans to take over operation of the main gate, which he owns. These issues will be on the December 9 assembly agenda, according to the Colonos.

The forum was proposed by Gabriela “Gabi” Kozelji, general director of the Puerto Aventuras Colegio, for 7 p.m. ,Wednesday, Nov. 8 at the Colegio. She extends a welcome to all members of the Colonos homeowners’ association.

Her reasons for what she characterized as an unusual proposal for the Colegio to make, are contained in a letter sent by her to the Colonos homeowners’ association. It is included here. The letter:

“I have been a resident of Puerto Aventuras since 1989.  Today I write as the Director of Colegio Puerto Aventuras, an important recipient of the concerns of our community.   I am greatly concerned by the inaccurate information being passed from one person to another and the distortion created regarding the situation of our community which is putting at risk our healthy coexistence

“I want to remind us all of the original principles upon which Puerto Aventuras was built and the ones that were the basis of our choice to call this destination our home.  These principles were: an Integrated Development (single entity), secure and private in spite of the overwhelming growth around us.

“Conceived as an Integrated Development with a unified administration and operation, residents and owners would enjoy its infrastructure by means of their ID Passport.  HOA has lost this objective, separating the community, obligating us to solve our own problems and hiring our own security.   We are losing what made us unique.

“The security of a development, as with a home, begins at the main gate.  The inability of HOA to handle control of our access is turning our beaches public and allowing massive traffic from outside to enter our resort and use our facilities.  The Association has determined that anyone from outside showing an ID may access the Development and use our infrastructure.  The Developer has requested temporary control of the access to re-establish order and then give it back to the Association.

“It was the Developer who proposed the formation of a Homeowners’ Association, to walk hand in hand toward the same objective, a formula which worked during more than 20 years under the direction of previous presidents of the Association.  In these last years, HOA separated from the original concept proposed by the Developer to the detriment of the quality of life of our residents and the appeal to our visitors.

“We know through experience, the binomial “Developer-Association” leadership worked in an optimal fashion and we should return to this proven and effective formula.  I acknowledge and give full credit to the Developer who conceived the concept of Puerto Aventuras, made it a reality, and who stands true to it to this day.  I denounce the actions of the Board of Directors of HOA, who, lacking the experience or credentials, has moved away from the original directive and are jeopardizing the original concept.

“I urge our community to review our history, the course we have taken during the last years and to recognize and support the Developer in getting us back on track to what was promised and why we chose to call this home.”

2 former board members cite
reasons for their resignations
Martin ‘not prepared’ for controversy

 “I, Renato Martin, consider it necessary directing this letter to explain my resignation from my brief participation in the Board of Directors of Homeowners Puerto Aventuras due to the fact that after my leaving, different versions of the situation that is taking place in this very important organ of our community.

“I am grateful for having been invited to participate in such board of directors that was functional and acquired many goals for several years.

“It seems that my arrival was coincidental in moment when, as a group, we were obligated to confront new situations of a legal character that set on trial the cohesion of the group and our capacities.

“I believe that most of all, I became aware of not being prepared to confront situation of this sort on time for lack of legal foundation. I am convinced that members of the board of directors are respectable people with a legitimate interest in contributing to our community.

“I think it is necessary to review the attributions and obligations of the board of directors reassuming the spirit of Puerto Aventuras as a project and coming closer once again to work with Fideicomiso in one single direction.

“I decided to resign when I became aware there was no longer a constructive dialogue and that the board of directors had lost its functionality due to not showing an open mind to new solutions necessary to preserve the lifestyle of Puerto Aventuras in front of the increasing pressures from its entourage.”

Lobo cites general dysfunction

“By this means I, Guillermo Lobo, present my resignation from the position I’ve served during the last 3 years as Secretary to the Board of Directors of the Homeowners Association of Puerto Aventuras.

“The constant differences presented sinceMarch in our bi-weekly board meetings between the board president, the Vigilance Committee and the administration have cost a loss in importance to those meetings often canceled for months.

“Different from previous years, in which decisions were taken by the parts arriving at agreements between the board of directors, the Vigilance Committee and Fideicomiso, this year the agreements have been scarce and some of these have been contradictory and taken unilaterally by the president, postponing important projects like the second phase of the control building at the main access, the integration of Phase 4 and the construction of the park as examples.

“The motives before mentioned take me to this decision since at the moment the Committee has become dysfunctional and my participation does not add to the original objectives.

“Today, special attention to our Resort necessarily requires a balance between Fideicomiso as responsible for the Development and the Association as its Administrator.

“The growth of our Development with diversity of residents of different cultures requires a firm direction, dynamic and conciliatory that respects the basic principles on which the Development was created in order to allow continuity in the security, well-being and enjoyment of its residents and owners in the future.

“I thank the members of the Board and the Committee for the opportunity to serve with you during the last three years, confirming my disposition to contribute in anything for the common welfare.”

What’s happening?

Here’s a reminder that the folk ballet entitled “Love and Death” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, November 3, at the PA Cultural Center on Bahia Akumal by the Silla Movil Danza group. Tickets are 120 pesos.  Also happening:

Trivial Pursuits at 4 p.m. Sundays November 12 and 26 at Latitude 20 Restaurant with proceeds going to the poblado Community Center. Owner Jim Stubbs welcomes new players to join in the fun

November dates of note: In Mexico:  Revolution Day, Nov. 21: All Saints Day, Nov. 1:  All Souls Day, (Day of the Dead), Nov. 2 – In the U.S.  – Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 5; Election Day Nov. 8; Veterans Day Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

The Roundup…

A trailer truck driver delivering tons of produce was credited with efficient driving when a tire and rim blew out on the northbound lane of Highway 307 just a mile or so north of Puerto Aventuras. Police said the driver maintained control of the heavy truck when it skidded about 600 feet and managed not to hit other traffic, avoiding any injuries. Traffic was tied up for nearly two hours before the truck was moved from the center of the lane…

Another narco-suspected shooting death was reported on Oct. 26 when a 35-year-old man was targeted at 3:20 a.m. exiting the “Tapanko” bar on 40th Avenue near 4th Street north.  It was the municipality’s 52nd gang-linked fatal shooting this year. Police later caught up with suspects in a car, but they escaped after firing shots at the police, reported the local press… And one more on Oct. 31 -Halloween- in a colony west of the Playa center – shot in the head gang-style and attributed to narco violence for control of the criminal enterprise n the area. He is victim 53 since the first of the year…

Catalonia’s independence drive in Spain has had no effect thus far on tht region’s business investments in the Riviera Maya, reports the president of the Riviera Maya Hotel Association. There is a Catalonia hotel in Puerto Aventuras, which is an important partner in the community’s financial well-being…

The rules we live by…or not!

(Page 9 of 22)

 CHAPTER VIII (unedited translation)

–OF THE OBLIGATIONS OF THE PRESIDENT
OR THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ARTICLE 23.- The following shall be the obligations for the president or as the case may be, for the Board of Directors of the Association:

  1. To have ordinary meetings every month;
  2. To celebrate extraordinary meetings in those cases when either the President or the Board’s President consider it necessary, or when the majority of the membership so request.

Failure to attend three consecutive meetings of the board without due justification shall constitute reason enough to remove any member from office.

III. Formulation of the Association’s annual activity program to be presented at the Assembly of associates for approval;

  1. To publish a newsletter of the Association;
  2. Prepare the annual income and expense budget;
  3. Prepare the annual Balance sheet and Profit-and-Loss Statement for the fiscal year which must be audited, and present them to the consideration of the General Assembly; and

VII. All other derived from the Law, the Deed of incorporation, these Bylaws and the internal regulations of the Association.

ARTICLE 24.– The following are obligations of the President, or of the Board’s President, as the case may be:

  1. If no other person or commission is specifically designated for the purpose of representing the Association legally and/or carry out the resolutions of the same Board or of the Associates’ Assembly. To assume such functions.
  2. To chair the meetings of the Board of Directors of the Association and to sign the corresponding minutes;

III. To invite to and organize, together with the Secretary. All Ordinary and Extraordinary General Assemblies, and to chair them; and

  1. To present a report to the General Assemblies of Associates about the activities carried out in the following aspects:
  2. Financial;
  3. Administrative; and
  4. (To be continued)

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November, 2017

NOTICES…

AN INFORMAL GATHERING in memory of the late Victoria “Vicki” Lotz will be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at the rock jetty fronting the Chac Hal Al condominium complex. Her family joins organizer Roman Rivera Torres in welcoming friends to share memories of Victoria’s long association with the community and the real estate occupation. She died Sept. 19 following an illness. She was 62.

WEEKLY PUBLICATION of the Pelican Free Press resumes Nov. 9 as it transitions from its monthly off-season schedule. Comments for the Mail Bag and coming events should be in by Tuesdays at noon of each week. Thank you for reading.

PA serves as safe haven…

One of the ferries that hugged the PA marina for protection from Hurricane Nate’s empty threat.

Hurricane Nate broke Riviera
date and that was really great!

By Staff
Boaters began preparing on the day before Hurricane Nate was to brush by with much rain and high winds, knotting mooring lines to secure their vessels in place. Others along the coast rushed to Puerto Aventuras Marina for protection.

Most residents nonchalantly continued daily life while taking common sense steps to protect their property. Similarly, condo administrators such as Carlos Suarez and Lothar Batt prepared the complexes and considerately notified absent owners they had done so, then emailed again after the storm passed to report the “all’s well.”

Nate was moving rapidly enough to prompt authorities to report it would not be necessary to stockpile water and food for a storm such as lingering Maria that absolutely wore out the welcome mat in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida.

Schools out early

Preparations also included notices that schools might, and eventually did, close early as some businesses boarded up windows…just in case. “Gladly” said developer Roman Rivera Torres, “Nate respected us. We were lucky once again.”

On Thursday, October 6, the Puerto Aventuras community morphed into a safe  haven for large ferries seldom seen there and the more familiar large yachts seeking protection from Nature’s potential fury.

“Some large ferries as México and Ultramar took refuge here,” Rivera said,  “not so much to escape sea conditions on our side, but more for predicted conditions in Cozumel.”

Beaches also spared

Sleek yachts also sought refuge in the canals of Puerto Aventuras.

He said what was unexpected was the number of smaller vessels from touristic activities like Xcaret and others choosing refuge in Puerto..  “We had to occupy many spaces in the second marina to make room for larger ferries,” Rivera said.

Asked whether there was any waterfront damage, he said the beaches wee relatively unscathed since the sea remained calm. “We thought it was the calm before the storm, but our luck prevailed and the storm spared us.”

Nate was the fifth regional storm that bypassed Puerto Aventuras and the Yucatan Peninsula this hurricane season ending Nov. 30.

 

The Mail Bag of public opinion…

Let buyer beware

Whenever making a decision to build and buy a local property, it is highly recommended not to invest your money into a property that has not closed escrow and actually belongs to you.

One couple moved to Puerto Aventuras to build their new life and instead of ending up with their dream home on the golf course, ended up losing thousands of dollars in what has been called a very elaborate scam to improve a personal property that belonged to a family member of the builder.

The investigation is ongoing and has been referred to a few different lawyers to find a peaceful resolution. All initial attempts to recover stolen property were ignored. Be very cautious when doing business with local architects and builders.

Signed/Kevin Pollock

Support Colonos general manager

Dear Editor:

(This letter was addressed to PA developer Roman Rivera Torres and copied to the Pelican Free Press for publication)

We are writing to express how very surprised and frankly, extremely unhappy we were to read that you (Rivera Torres) are seeking the removal of Armando Rincon as Manager of Colonos.  We strongly urge you to reconsider and that he be retained in that position.

As residents of Puerto Aventuras we appreciate Armando’s years of attention to maintaining the aesthetics of the resort.  He has created activities that contribute to its spirit and has managed the improvement of its beauty and cleanliness.  We have found Armando’s frequent communications to be very helpful in keeping us apprised of everything from major recycling days to international food fairs to the semi-weekly food markets.

In particular, as condominium owners of Quinta Luna, our experiences with Armando have been outstanding.  Most recently he has been instrumental in helping us arrange a meeting with the Hotel Catalonia regarding the permitted cleaning of the area of the lagoon which we share.  His cooperation and involvement have been key to what we anticipate will be a successful conclusion to this project.

Finally, we hope and trust that you will reconsider your position and will withdraw your request for Armando Rincon’s resignation.  On behalf of the members of the Vigilance Committee and the owners of Quinta Luna, we remain:

Sincerely, (Signed)
Scott Benz, president;
Lucie Perry, secretary

Cultural Center opens season
with folk ballet on Nov. 3

Also: Road race set for Jan. 21, 2018

The first cultural event of the international high season is coming to the Puerto Aventuras Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, when the folk ballet “Silla Movil Danza” celebrates the Day of the Dead holiday with its rendition of “Amor y Muerte” – “Love and Death”.

The event is being sponsored by the Colonos (home owners association) as part of the association’s ongoing efforts to provide residents with myriad cultural and sporting events for their enjoyment and participation.

The cultural center is located at the end of Bahia Akumal, which is just inside the main gate. Tickets are 120 pesos ($6.50 USD) and are available at the Colonos office in Centro, at the Colegio and at Transformar Educando in the Poblado Community Center.

ANNOUNCEMENT: And just released is the date for the coming season’s annual road race that attracts around 500 runners in various classes, from children to seniors.

The Colonos administration says, “We hope you attend and enjoy this event organized for you and your family. The date is Sunday, January 21, 2018. We will have more details in subsequent issues as the 10th annual race nears.”

We’re told that Papacito’s restaurant on the Dolphin Walk walk is hosting a Halloween Party starting at 7 p.m., Oct. 31, which is Hallloween Night.

Trivial Pursuits is coming up at 4 p.m. Sundays, November 12 and 26 at Latitude 20 Restaurant with proceeds going to the Poblado Community Center. Owner Jim Stubbs welcomes new players to join the fun. And don’t forget the Halloween Party being held early this year on Oct. 28 starting at 6 p.m.

November dates of note: In Mexico:  Revolution Day, Nov. 21: All Saints Day, Nov. 1:  All Souls Day, (Day of the Dead), Nov. 2 – In the U.S.  – Daylight Saving Time ends Nov. 5; Election Day Nov. 8; Veterans Day Nov. 11; Thanksgiving, Nov. 23.

Playa gas explosion kills
two tourists from Argentina

PA condo escaped similar fate last year

A double gas explosion on October 20 in a condominium occupied by two Argentine tourists resulted in second and third degree burns over 80 percent of their bodies.

They were taken to the general hospital in Playa del Carmen then transferred to a private clinic in Cancun where one of the victims died the next day, Saturday, and the other on Sunday.

Their rented condominium was located on 30th Avenue, between 50th and 52nd Streets in the Colony Colosio north of Playa’s tourist zone. The condo complex was reported under guard by police in the explosion’s aftermath as investigators sought to learn how the gas leaked, accumulated and exploded when the tourists started to cook breakfast.

Last year, a condo in a Puerto Aventuras complex had been leaking gas trapped between a floor and ceiling, filling wall cavities and leaking gas downward an out of electrical outlets for quite some time before the condo’s management was alerted.

Fortunately, the condo inhabitants never closed windows, allowing the gas to escape with the breeze and avoiding accumulation. Since then, some condo administrators have acquired gas sniffers to quickly investigate complaints of gas odors. The Colonos is considering a similar purchase that would be available to all.

If you suspect a gas leak, call your condo administrator.

 

Rare reads and deeds…

Some talk the talk, but here’s
a man who breathed the breath

Two men walking by the El Novillo River in Mexico’s Sonora State saw a fawn lying by the side of the water, apparently dead from drowning.

An extraordinary act of compassion.

Most people would have continued walking with or stopped a moment out of curiosity or called for help from authorities.

In this case, one of the unidentified men took another, quite rare option. He knelt beside the animal, lifted its head by the neck and began mouth-to-mouth resuscitation… all of it captured on a video.

It took multiple attempts to start the fawn breathing again as the men nurtured the young deer until it had time to reorient itself to its surroundings.

Then it lifted itself up and darted off into the nearby woods, a life saved by an extraordinary act of human compassion.

Turtle serves as hearse  in unique
burial of oceanographer at sea

Tony Amos, down to the sea.

Self-taught oceanographer Tony Amos, 80, of Port Aransas, Texas, wanted to be buried at sea after a lifetime of caring for sea turtles and aquatic birds in the Animal Rehabilitation Keep he founded nearly 40 years ago.

As it happened, he died recently of prostate cancer just as the rehabilitation center was caring for a rescued green sea turtle following the devastation of Hurricane Harvey in that area.

Most turtles  the area had escaped the storm because an early hatching season was followed by most turtles heading out to the relative safety of the sea before the storm arrived.

Thousands of people came to the ceremony on a Saturday in  Port Aransas to observe the rescued, rehabilitated turtle carry Amos’ ashes on its back to the deep Gulf waters as Amos had wished.

The  Roundup…

Titles and taxes – Lot owners in the poblado who have not obtained titles and now want them will have to pay property back taxes – in some cases 10 years’ worth – before proceeding to acquire titles, said Antonio Hernandez, PA’s municipal delegate…

7.6 million tourists visited Cancun and the Riviera Maya so far this year, reports Marketing Consultants, exceeding last year’s count at this time. Cancun had 3.7 million visitors and the Riviera Maya 3.9 million…

The municipal delegate from Puerto Aventuras has complained about the increase of stray dogs in the poblado and Puerto Maya, estimating 1,000 dogs roam free, resulting in multiple dog-bite cases and unsanitary droppings on the public ways. The municipal animal welfare department head said there isn’t enough room in the municipal pound to handle the demand but will continue impounding about five dogs a week from the delegation…

Quintano Roo  now ranks 6th among the Mexican states in average salary. But in 2012, it ranked 5th. Despite wage increases of 200 pesos and an average salary of 7000 pesos a month this year, up from 6,000, the state poverty rate inched up from 27 to 29 percent. Locales with the highest income are, not surprisingly, on the West Coast…

An Argentine traveler was arrested at Cancun Airport when he attempted to smuggle more than $60,000 USD, Canadian dollars and Argentine pesos into the country. Money was stashed in his luggage, in the soles of three pairs of shoes and a money belt…

A would-be bank robber at the Bancoppel in Las Americas Mall entered the bank branch’s second floor location armed with a gun and a can of gasoline with which to set fire to clothing,  evidently as a distraction. Quick response by private and public security agents foiled the plot but did not assuage the uneasy feelings of shoppers…

A decline in room reservations in Quintana Roo’s hotel industry was noted by Gov. Carlos Joaquin who attributed some of the decrease to the image that the state presents to the US market. He said the state must work more on promoting the area while simultaneously improving security…

Price hikes for electricity have stirred the area population into organized protests demanding that the federal electric commission reverse rising power charges that are hurting family budgets…

More narco/gang violence occurred in the tourist zone of 10th Avenue as September rolled into October.  A 28-year-old man suffering life-threatening bullet wounds told police he was shot at the La Embajada bar on 10th Street and ran away to a spot on the street and collapsed, where police found him. He was later reported in critical condition at the hospital and later died, raising the ang killings to 45 this year…

That number didn’t last long as two more men were shot Oct. 9 in the Playa tourist-zone bar “La Jarra” at about 4 a.m. One, who was celebrating his birthday, died immediately and the other, shot in the head, was hospitalized in serious condition, bringing the gang-related homicide total this year to 46…

A clampdown was ordered on tourist are bars in the wake of the above execution that occurred at around 4:40 a.m, nearly two hours after the lawful closing time of 3 a.m. The bar was ordered permanently closed and won’t be open until it has a new name and improved internal security. In the meantime, police patrols were ordered to assure bars close at the legal time or face sanctions…

But thar’s not all – Another execution was carried out Oct. 14 in front of hundreds of shoppeer at Las Americas Mall parking lot where a man was shot while in this car. On or about the same day, a man was kidnapped near 5th Avenue and driven to the access road of Xcaret, just north of Puerto Aventuras, and shot dead, bringing the total executions believed gang/drug related to 49 so far this year in Solidarity. It was the third time the Xcaret access road was used as a kill zone by assassins…

And by Oct. 21 the 5oth death by execution was recorded among the gangs warring for control of the area when a gangster was shot in a bar on Constituyentes Avenue… followed the next day by another execution in the “Baby’s Hot” bar, victim number 51 so far this year … We’re told now that a ontingent of federal officers is roaming the Colosio colony in north Playa after six executions were reported in 15 days in October…

An observation: It has taken multiple sicarios (assassins) with handguns 10 months to kill 51 rival gang members just like them in Playa del Carmen. In Las Vegas, it took one man with an array of automatic weapons a few minutes to slaughter 59 innocent law-abiding people and injure about 500 for no nown reason, begging the question of which is the safer tourist destination?

Z Gas Propane increased prices 14 percent in October, says press reports. The new price for a 30-kilo tank is now 512 pesos, up from 536 pesos and a 20-kilo tank rose 10 percent to 408 pesos from 372 pesos…

Xcaret has been nominated in competition as best theme park in the world. The winner will be announced by sponsoring Travvy Awards in January…

Tulum turnabout – For those who remember the crude takeover of hotels last year in Tulum with the blessing of the then governor who is now under investigation, know that two of the hotels have been returned to the owners…

A man was arrested for a crime against biodiversity in Tulum. What’s a biodiversity crime?  He was walking around with a baby crocodile in his hand…

Earthquakes bring budget cuts to all the states as the federal government ponders cutting federal payments to states to generate funds to rebuild and assist victims of the two recent earthquakes….

 

The rules we live by…or not!

(Page 8 of 22 Continued)

Duties of HOA officers

In an enunciative but not limiting manner, either the President or the Board of Directors may:

a). Carry out all actions and the resolutions of the Assembly of Associates;

b). Manage the Association’s assets and business and carry out its goals and objectives in the most thorough manner;

c). Celebrate all actions, contracts and agreements which are necessary to attain its goals;

d). Execute actions of ownership in regard to the goods owned by the Association, with the previous approval of at least fifty-one percent of the associates attending the Assembly of associates;

e). Buy, sell or lease all type of goods and articles necessary to attaint the association’s goals, staying within the budget  limitations of income and expenses approved by the associates Assembly for each fiscal year;

f). Represent the Association before every authority, either judicial or administrative or labor, federal, State or Municipal. In  any  trials, actions or controversies. Either will have full power to appoint special or general attorneys and to determine their powers and attributions;

g). Designate the manager and all other officers, administrative staff and all necessary manpower for the attainment of its goals;

h). To designate delegates among the membership to form the commissions or committees either considers convenient and to define their powers and attributions;

i). To draft the Association’s internal rules and regulations any those for other units that might be set up.

j). inform the associates about the suspension of the excercise of their rights when the General Assembly has so determined;

k). inform the associates about their expelling when the Assembly so determines;

l). Call to a General Extraordinary Assembly when considered pertinent; and

m). Execute the resolutions of the General Assembly of Associates.

n). Present the proposal for the assessments and moratory interest to the General Assembly for their discussion and approval. (To be continued)

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