Sports — 22 February 2013 — by - press release –

On Saturday, February 16, 2013, the Belize Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association held its elections. The 17 member Associations were represented by 2 members each.

The Elections were presided over by an Election Commission, appointed in coordination with NOC/PASO and Mr. Charles B. Hyde, Sr., President of Belize NOC/OA Fair Play Commission, which comprised of Mr. Raymond Lashley, Rt. Pharmacist; Ms. Sharon Frazer, Senior Magistrate; and Ms. Hadie Gomez, Rt. Principal.

The meeting was called to order, the National Anthem was sung by Mr. Sean Saldano, and the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi was recited by all.

Sir Colville Young, Governor General of Belize, was unanimously elected and appointed as Patron of the Belize Olympic & Commonwealth Games Association.

Elected to office are: Mr. Hilberto (Hilly) Martinez – President; Mr. Owen (Sonny) Meighan – Vice President; Mrs. Yolanda Fonseca – Secretary General; Ms. Josephine Flowers – Assistant Secretary; Mr. Giovanni Alamilla – Treasurer; Mr. Herman Pastor, Jr. – Member; Mr. Allan Sharp – Member; Mr. Arturo Vasquez – Member.

The meeting culminated with a Resolution presented by Mr. Billy Musa, Sr., President of the Belize Tennis Association, under the written approval of all 17 Associations, to name the outgoing President, Mr. Edward Pitts, as President Emeritus.

(Ed. Note: According to a reliable source, the last AGM where elections were held for the Belize Olympic Committee was on July 1, 1977. The new President, Hilly Martinez, was the Secretary General under former President, now President Emeritus, Edward “Ned” Pitts.)

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