By way of introduction, my name is Maria Fe (Lagana) Reutebuch. My husband, Eric, and I just moved to
Lake Martin a year ago and have met some wonderful fellow Filipinos through our church, St. John the
Apostle Catholic Church, in Alexander City. Through them, I met a small group of dedicated Filipino
American families in the area who work hard to pursue the goal and objectives of the Filipino American
Association of Alexander City and Neighboring Counties. To make a long story short, I got involved and was
nominated for president of the organization for 2016-2018. I am humbled by the trust and confidence that
the members (present at the last general meeting) have in me and I am encouraged by their commitment to
keep the organization’s mission alive. So, I said YES!
I am a firm believer that nothing happens by accident… that in the wisdom of God and in His
all-loving plan for us, there is a reason why we are all here in this area at this time of our lives. It is
very inspiring for me to know that some of my “kababayan” (like you) and their families have bonded
together to support one another, are taking pride in who we are, and continue to feel a sense of oneness with
our less fortunate young generation in the Philippines. THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THIS
Technology has given us a wonderful tool to keep in touch with one another when
www.faaacnc.org , to keep yourself posted of our upcoming activities. Our organization needs you and
your God-given gifts to realize our mission, our goal, our objectives. Thank you for your continued
involvement. Please feel free to contact me at [email protected]. This email address is
totally dedicated to our association.This is the best way to get hold of me since I am not on Facebook.
I am enthusiastic about the future of our association as we continue to support each other, deepen our bond
as Filipino-Americans and work together to achieve our goals. I am looking forward, with excitement, to
working with all of you. We are going to have fun!
Asking for God’s blessings on you and your loved ones, sincerely,
Peps (Maria Fe Reutebuch)
Just a few tidbits about me…
I am an Ilongga (Iloilo in the island of Panay in Western Visayas is my home province.)
I am the eldest of three children born to a family with very humble means.
I came to the U. S. in 1981 on a Rotary International Fellowship to Auburn University.
I met my husband, Eric, at AU while we were both students in graduate school.
I am a retired educator (22 years as a school counselor; 10 years as an elementary school assistant principal)
with Lee County Schools, Alabama.
My husband, Eric, is Director of the Alabama Water Watch Program under the auspices
of the Auburn University Water Resources Center and is also currently serving as President of
Lake Watch of Lake Martin, a volunteer association of lake homeowners dedicated to preserving Lake Martin
as Treasured Alabama Lake.
We have one child, now a young man, employed as an IT/Computer Programmer with a tech company in
No grandchildren yet but hoping to have a few someday.