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New stake presidents

Stakes have been reorganized in Bolivia, Brazil and Japan, and in California.

STAKE REORGANIZATIONS

CHIBA JAPAN STAKE (FORMERLY TOKYO JAPAN EAST): (Feb. 2, 2003) President — Hideaki Asanuma, 48, supervisor for Sasaki patent attorney's office; succeeding Yoshikazu Yokoyama; wife, Seiko Masuda Asanuma. Counselors — Hiroya Tabuchi, 41, president of D.C. Group; wife, Tomiko Kudo Tabuchi. Mitsugu Sato, 40, construction manager for Sudo Home Inc.; wife, Junko Sasaki Sato.

LA PAZ BOLIVIA CONSTITUCION STAKE: (Jan. 12, 2003) President — Ernesto Loza P., 39, MSR supervisor for Church area office; succeeding Juan Carlos Quiroz Sanchez; wife, Ruth Ormachea S. de Loza. Counselors — Jaime Juan Flores B., 44, taxi driver; wife, Teresa Norho Hurtado A. de Flores. Richard Sebastian Rodriguez V., 34, accountant for Church area office; wife, Edalmira Modesto L. de Rodriguez.

MUSASHINO JAPAN STAKE (FORMERLY TOKYO JAPAN WEST): (Feb. 2, 2003) President — Katsumi Kusume, 41, executive for S.D.L. Co. Ltd.; succeeding Seiichirou Utagawa; wife, Yuko Sasaki Kusume. Counselors — Hideki Aoki, 53, manager for Showa Shell Sekiyu; wife, Setsuko Hashimoto Aoki. Philip M. Stevenson, 41, director of Overthere K.K.; wife, Kazuyo Nishimura Stevenson.

OSAKA JAPAN SAKAI STAKE: (Jan. 19, 2003) President — Sigehiro Sugimoto, 51, education specialist for Johnson & Johnson; succeeding Kunio Minamimoto; wife, Michiko Owan Sugimoto. Counselors — Osamu Ooshita, 47, self-employed architect; wife, Keiko Inour Ooshita. Kazuhilco Nakamura, 47 ; wife, Chitomi Taskuwa Nakamura.

PORTO VELHO BRAZIL STAKE: (Jan. 19, 2003) President — Leonel Ramos Fernandes, 30, coordinator for Church Educational System; succeeding Jose Sanxer Paulino de Lacerda; wife, Florbela Carvalho de Silva de Fernandes. Counselors — Luis Alberto Lourenco de Matos, 41, professor; wife, Maria Angelica Vasgancellas L emos de Matos. Luiz Augusto Santos, 37; wife, Maria Semiroanes da Silva Braga de Santos.

SARATOGA CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Nov. 10, 2002) President — John C Hodgman, 48, chairman, president and chief executive officer for Cygnus Inc.; succeeding John B. Ludwig; wife, Victoria Joyce Kelly Hodgman. Counselors — Charles W. Walton, retained. James Hugo Patterson, 57, dentist; wife, Marsha Carolyn Mobilio Patterson.

TOKYO JAPAN STAKE: (Feb. 2, 2003) President — Yoshikazu Yokoyama, 56, president of HB Ltd.; succeeding Kazue Suzuki; wife, Maruko Okawa Yokoyama. Counselors — Shigenori Funayama, 57, manager of Seiko Instruments Inc.; wife, Mayo Nosaka Funayama. David B. Iwaasa, 54, general manager and Japan Representative of Canadian Wheat Board; wife, Jane Kadonaga Iwaasa.

YUCCA VALLEY CALIFORNIA STAKE: (Feb. 2, 2003) President — Michael S. Tree, 33, general manager for Morongo Basin Transit Authority; succeeding Kip P. Madsen; wife, Molly Erwin Maloney Tree. Counselors — Jeffrey S. Bailey, 33, veterinarian for Hi-Desert Animal Hospital; wife, Monica Garner Bailey. Ralph M. Clinger, 54, coordinator for Church Educational System; wife, Tami Peterson Clinger.

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