New stake presidencies

Two new stakes have been created, in Argentina and Peru.

The Buenos Aires Argentina Adrogue Stake, which includes the Adrogue, Alejandro Korn, Burzaco, Claypole and Longchamps wards, and the Guernica and San Vicente branches, has been created by Elder Carlos H. Amado of the Seventy.The Tacna Peru Los Angeles Stake, which includes the Grau, Inclan, Jorge Chavez, Los Angeles, Pocollay and Ramon Castilla wards, has been created by Elder Francisco J. Vinas of the Seventy.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Australia, Fiji and Tonga, and in California, Maryland, Utah and Virginia.

New stakes

BUENOS AIRES ARGENTINA ADROGUE STAKE: (Nov. 3, 1996) Created from the Buenos Aires Argentina Monte Grande and Florencio Varela Argentina stakes, and the Alejandro Korn Argentina District. President - Enrigue Manuel Garcia G. , 43, supervisor for Church area office; wife, Cristina Isabel Castillo de Garcia. Counselors - Alberto Luis Alfonzo L., 52, self-employed plasterer; wife, Santa Azcona I. de Alfonzo. Cristobal Steben, 40, partner and manager for Decorfast S.R.L.; wife, Lorenza Pereira O. de Steben.

TACNA PERU LOS ANGELES STAKE: (Sept. 15, 1996) Created from the Tacna Peru Stake. President - Rolando Melchor A., 40, sales promoter and director of Image Institution for Zona Franca Industrial; wife, Isabel Cristina Aranibar G. de Melchor. Counselors - Sergio Corvacho, , finance executive for Profuturo; wife, Patricia Guadalupe Viveros S. de Corvacho. Socretes Jimenez C., 29, sales agent for Roberts Automation; wife, Angelicia Ynes Viveros S. de Jimenez.

Stake reorganizations

CHESAPEAKE VIRGINIA STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) President - W. David Miller, 59, Virginia area sales manager for Tarmac America; succeeding J. Craig Merrell; wife, Dea K Norton Miller. Counselors - James P. Councill III, 51, life insurance and financial planning for Councill Financial Concepts; wife, Dorothy Francis Trotman Councill. Charles R. Anderson, 50, self-employed custom home builder; wife, Linda Levine Anderson.

LAUTOKA FIJI STAKE: (Feb. 2, 1997) President - Hari Ram, 34, credit controller for Fiji Times Ltd.; succeeding Jone Ratudale Sovssova; wife, Suman Kuman Ram. Counselors - Atunaisa Masivou Qabale, joiner for Public Works Dept.; wife, Vakaloloma Finau Taqa Qabale. Vuni Laisenia Tuinamoala, 32, telecommunications technician; wife, Lanoma Joanazellel Lilo Tuinamoala.

LONG BEACH CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) President - Keith G. Devereaux, 48, financial planner for New England Life; succeeding Robert Lindsay Ward; wife, Cheryl Ann Kaiser Devereaux. Counselors - Faigata Setima Tulau, 37, manager for Transporting American Steamship Agency; wife, Hulda Magalei Tulau. Michael R. Durham, 41, controller for Majestic Realty Co.; wife, Vicky Lynn Brooks Durham.

MANTI UTAH STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) President - Douglas M. Dyreng, 49, dean of business and technology at Snow College; succeeding Gregory Martin Maylett; wife, Valerie Brown Dyreng. Counselors - Scott D. Hintze, 41, farmer and turkey grower for Lee R. Barton; wife, Janice Barton Hintze. Steven R. Johnson, 48, proprietor of S.R. Johnson Knifemaker; wife, Dorothy Scholes Johnson.

NUKU`ALOFA TONGA HALALIKU STAKE: (Jan. 19, 1997) President - Lavemai Funganitgo, 41, farmer; succeeding Sitaleki Tonga Faeamani; wife, Matileti Kalatiola Vanisi Funganitgo. Counselors - Isileli T. Sopu, 50, farmer; wife, Meleame Vanisi Sopu. Sione Finau Valevale, 47, cafeteria manager at Liahona High School; wife, Losaline Kilifi Valevale.

OAKLAND CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Feb. 2, 1997) President - Ralph F. Severson, 51, limited partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co.; succeeding Gary Stephen Anderson; wife, B. Sue Clark Severson. Counselors - Dean E. Criddle, 46, attorney; wife, Nancy Marie Lindberg Criddle. Nathan Wynn Bell, 37, venture capitalist and owner of Pacific Mezzanine Fund; wife, Melanie Francis Muir Bell.

SALT LAKE EAST MILL CREEK STAKE: (Feb. 2, 1997) President - Wesley B. Thompson, 48, administrator of Alta View Hospital; succeeding Wilford Bruce Woodruff; wife, Rebecca Landward Thompson. Counselors - Jay M. Anderson, 56, vice president of Dymo Morel Americas; wife, Elaine Rich Anderson. Michael J. Berry, 45, president of Firetrol; wife, Beth Ann Schwendiman Berry.

SENECA MARYLAND STAKE: (Jan. 26, 1997) President - Gregory A. Harman, 34, senior manager of Ernst & Young; succeeding Karl R. Sweeney; wife, Katherine Anne Brewer Harman. Counselors - Steven Wallace Farnes, retained. Gene Clayton Schaerr, retained.

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA PARRAMATTA STAKE: (Feb. 2, 1997) President - Warren Henry Meyer, retained. Counselors - Joseph Azar Elias Saikaly, 46, engineer at Sydney Australia Temple; wife, Denise Marion Haddon Saikaly. Taituli Moa Mataipule, 37, business relocator for Crown Worldwide; wife, Seleisa Leilua Anamani Mataipule.

VAN NUYS CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Feb. 2, 1997) President - Thomas L. Muir, 48, treasurer and controller of United Television Inc.; succeeding A. Gerald Michels; wife, Sara Leslie Saunders Muir. Counselors - J. Bruce Bell, 69, retired teacher; wife, Charletta Cotterell Bell. David B. Rimington, 54, teacher for Church Educational System; wife, Linda Ann Nash Rimington.

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