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New stake presidencies

Two new stakes have been created in Australia and in Tahiti.

The Melbourne Australia Pakenham Stake has been created by Elder V. Dallas Merrell of the Seventy. The new stake includes the Berwick, Dandenong, Moe, Sherbrooke, and Wantirna wards, and the Bairnsdale, Noble Park, Sale, and Traralgon branches.The Punaauia Tahiti Stake, which includes the Heiri, Outumaoro, Punaruu, Puurai, and Tavararo wards, and the Lotus and Papeete 3rd branches, has been created by Elder Lowell D. Wood of the Seventy.

Elsewhere, stakes have been reorganized in Argentina, Australia, Philippines, and Tahiti.

New stakes

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA PAKENHAM STAKE: (July 2, 1995) Created from the Melbourne Australia Braeside, Melbourne Australia Deer Park, Melbourne Australia Heidelberg (formerly Fairfield), and Melbourne Australia Maroondah (formerly Waverley) stakes. President - J. Murray Lobley, 55, self-employed engineering and social research consultant, former stake president's counselor, district president, and branch presdent, married Judith Marilyn Head. Counselors - David Kannar, 33, former bishop and counselor, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Sally Jane Tennant; Graham F. Smith, 33, sales manager for Pitney Bowes, former stake president's counselor, stake mission president's counselor, and high priests group leader, married Elaine Hunt.

PUNAAUIA TAHITI STAKE: (May 28, 1995) Created from the Paea Tahiti, Papeete Tahiti, and Pirae Tahiti stakes. President - Tetuanui Marama Tarati, 44, headmaster of special education college, former stake president's counselor, district president, bishop, and branch president, married Christiane Mere Pea. Counselors - Calixte Faremata Pai, 53, police officer, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake patriarch, and bishop, married Tuane Habete; Oscar Tetua Barff, 46, store keeper, married Rose-Marie Richmond.

Stake reorganizations

MAR DEL PLATA ARGENTINA: (May 21, 1995) President - Patricio Hortal, retained. Counselors - Andres Eduardo Pisano, 31, self-employed merchant, former high councilor and bishop, married Miriam Isabel Riquelme; Mario Alfredo Vallo, 43, business owner, former district president's counselor, branch president, and institute instructor, married Maria Silvina Veyra.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA BRAESIDE STAKE: (July 2, 1995) President - Dirk Smibert, retained. Counselors - Keith B. O'Grady, 56, Church custodian, former stake president's counselor, high councilor, stake Young Men president, bishop and counselor, and high priests group leader, married Avis Charlene Ngawaka; Chub Frank Paizs, 34, business analyst, former stake mission president, stake director of public affairs, bishop's counselor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president, and Young Men president, married Judith Lynda Ayers.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA HEIDLEBERG STAKE (FORMERLY MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA FAIRFIELD STAKE): (July 2, 1995) President - Malcolm R. Mullis, 48, national technical supervisor for Mercedes-Benz; succeeding John Galanos; former stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, high priests group leader, elders quorum president, and seminary teacher, married Ruthie Mosterd. Counselors - Richard D. McLean, 33, self-employed financial planner, former stake mission president's counselor, bishop and counselor, and ward mission leader, married Janelle Merle Woodford; Christopher A. Stuart, 31, sales engineer for King Communications, former stake seventies president, bishop's counselor, assistant ward clerk, ward misson leader, Young Men president and counselor, gospel doctrine teacher, and seminary teacher, married Alayne Louise Dick.

MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA MAROONDAH STAKE (FORMERLY MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA WAVERLEY STAKE): (July 2, 1995) President - John Galanos, 50, principal consultant for Professional Engineering Services; succeeding Robert John Snow; former stake president, district president, high councilor, stake mission president, bishop's counselor, and branch president, married Aileen Lanai Smith. Counselors - Peter J. Harkness, , employed by Qantem Audio Video, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, and high priests group leader, married Jenette Ann Shearn; Warwick D. Tempany, 39, manager of department of planning and development, former high councilor, stake executive secretary, bishop and counselor, and ward mission leader, married Leah Melinda Cullis.

PAEA TAHITI STAKE: (May 28, 1995) President - Richard T. Williamu, 37, Church Educational System coordinator; succeeding Jean Alexis Tefan; former mission president's counselor, stake president's counselor, stake executive secretary, stake Young Men president, bishop, and high priests group leader, married Marguerite Tererai Baumert. Counsel-

ors - Olivier Tumoana Taipu Tahua, 43, technician of veterinary services for Rural Development Services, former high councilor, bishop, ward clerk, and executive secretary, married Juliette Vaimeho; Eria Temahuki, 34, food producer, former high councilor, bishop, branch president, and branch elders quorum president's counselor, married Epouse Temahuk Mou-Tham.

QUEZON CITY PHILIPPINES STAKE: (May 7, 1995) President - Ramon V. Del Rosario, 38, film composer and musical director; succeeding Constatino P. Farrales; former stake president's counselor, high councilor, and bishop, married Maravick Atangan Ramos. Counselors - Celso P. Tolentino, 48, logistics manager for San Miguel Corporation, former high councilor, bishop, elders quorum president, and Sunday School president, married Norina Rondolo Reodica; Danilo A. Baligod, 36, proprietor and manager for Caparta Enterprises, former high councilor, bishop and counselor, ward mission leader, elders quorum president's counselor, branch president and branch single adult leader, married Elizabeth Olegario Nangit.

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