YAPSNetwork AGM – J ‘Something

25 February 2016

Bem vindo to 2016! The year of happiness.

Our first networking event of the year has started the social year off with a grande bang!

Thanks to Standard Bank for their spectacular new professionals offering they put together for our yapsters – first world advanced banking now in reach of the youth – free data, personal banker, black cards and travel offers; need we say more?

We devoured the delicatessens and kept the barista busy all night! 

The only thing possibly smoother than Micasa is their lead singer J-Something! João is originally from Portimão in Portugal and arrived in ’95. Having adjusted to a plethora of diversity he has conquered – as the Portuguese do! – our land and hearts. This multi-talented marketing graduate, businessman, brand manager, singer song writer worked his way up from the bottom having started as a royalties sorter. 

He met the rest of Micasa by chance at a family engagement party. A DJ was DJ’ing and a trumpeter was trumpeting. The planets aligned and our shy guy grabbed the mic and that was the first performance!

He is proud to be Portuguese but more importantly proud to be human. “We should never forget where we come from but we should focus on where we are going – to a beautiful world filled with different cultures.” This is his message – to unite people and instil a message of love and hope.

We were further graced with the presence of the Academia do Bacalhau members. As their youth wing, it was a great moment for us to share our evening with them.

As a registered NPO it was time for our AGM.  2015 was our best financial year and that enabled us to help individuals in serious need and the shelter for abused women and children.

Congratulations to our 2016 Committee:

Chair lady
Claudia Moreira

Vice chair lady
Nicole da Silva

Treasurer
Claudio de Sousa

Secretary
Amy Duarte

Board Members
Roger Cabanita
Nelson Cabanita
Rui Moreira
Chris Sampaio
Robin Robertson
Jacqui Caldeira

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