Attention, NaFFAA Region 8 members (new and renewal):
For your 2013 membership RENEWALS, contact Jinni Mabalot Bartolome at email@example.com (regional treasurer)
For NEW memberships, contact Lorna Dietz at NaFFAANorCal@gmail.com (regional chair) so she can endorse membership sponsorships to the County chairs. Please call (415) 508-5326 and leave a voicemail message. Thank you.
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It’s as easy as 1-2-3!
1. Fill out the online form.
2. Print out the completed form and sign it.
3. Mail it!
You can participate in this Online Voter Registration campaign!
HOW? (Please email NaFFAANorcal@gmail.com so you can get the HTML code. The information below shows the actual graphics for the HTML codes.)
1. Text link:
Just copy and paste this HTML code into a page on your site and you will create a link to your unique voter registration tool.
2. Add a button:
This is similar to the first option. The code will create a graphical button or banner on your site that links to NaFFAAR8.com’s unique voter registration tool. Copy and paste the following:
3. Add a Widget button
Best option! Like the second option, this code will create a button or banner on a web page. But instead of taking your users to a separate website or page, the link will result in NaFFAAR8.com’s voter registration tool being displayed on top of the page users were viewing. That’s right, users will not leave your site.
For July 6, 2011 - You’re Invited to a San Francisco - Filipino Community Town Hall Meeting and Palabokan, for Global Summit 2011
In preparation for the upcoming Global Summit on September 27-29 in Manila, spearheaded by the Commission on Filipinos Overseas, a series of town hall meetings are taking place worldwide.
Click here to view the invitation from the Philippine Consul General’s Office in San Francisco, California.
For more information about the September event, click here.
Photo Credits: Bradford Adkins, Manila Mail
Jet Tagle of Parangal Dance Company Photo by RJ Muna
In Milpitas, California.
The Filipino Association of Milpitas’ Filipino Fiesta, June 11, 2011 at 2:00pm at the Milpitas Community Center on Calaveras Avenue.
Seasons Marketplace at Landess in Milpitas, California, co-sponsored by the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA), Region 8-Santa Clara County Chapter, will be holding a Philippine Independence Day Celebration on Sunday, June 12, 2011. The theme is “Celebrating Our History and our Community Leaders.” The program, organized by Ben Menor, NaFFAA Region 8’s Santa Clara County Chair and Clarence Madrilejos, NaFFAA R8-Santa Clara County Vice-Chair who represents Filipino young professionals and other YP’s (young Pilipinos/young Pilipinas), will be from 1:00pm to 3:00pm.
A Grand Opening and Blessing of G’s Day Spa kicks off the festivities. There will be an opening procession with the “Colors of the Philippines” by the youth and opening prayers by Father Andy Ligot. A special recognition program officiated by City of Milpitas’ Mayor, Jose Esteves, highlighting Santa Clara County’s community leaders and contributors in the success of Seasons Marketplace at Landess and its Community Studio, will also take place.
Entertainment will be provided by the Community Studio’s regular users, students, and honorees. The program will be followed by a “merienda-cena,” sponsored by G’s DAY SPA.
In San Francisco, California.
NaFFAA Region 8 is also a participating organization at the first-ever regional gala event, “A Celebration of Heritage: A Coming Together,” a gala dinner on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in celebration of the 113th Anniversary of Philippine Independence, the 150th Anniversary of the Birthday of Philippine National Hero Dr. Jose Rizal, and the 50th Anniversary of the Founding of the San Francisco-Manila Sister City Committee. Expected to attend the festivities will be public officials from national through local levels, members of the diplomatic corps, and movers and shakers from among the Bay Area’s diverse communities. In addition to a sumptuous filet-mignon dinner, a unique program is planned, involving dancers, singers (choral, operatic and pop) and mixed-media graphics. The affair will be strictly formal: black-tie (tuxedo) and long-gown, or alternatively, “formal barong” and “terno.” As of press time, tickets are almost sold out based on a “first paid, first served” basis. For inquiries, contact Jose Pecho, NaFFAA Region 8 Chair, at JP8cho@aol.com or (925) 286-6607.
In Berkeley, California.
One of NaFFAA Region 8’s community partners, Parangal Dance Company, who many NaFFAA members and supporters connected with during the 9th NaFFAA Empowerment Conference (E-2010), will be performing dances and rituals from the Subanen people of Lapuyan, Zamboanga del Sur in the Philippines at the 33rd Annual San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival on June 11 and June 12 at Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley. They will feature dancers leaping onto a sinalimba, a type of swing, representing a mythic vessel used for journeying.
Tickets can be purchased at http://bit.ly/jywLft. Previous years have sold out, so don’t wait! Tickets are $18 - $58; Subscriber discounts are available when purchasing tickets to four separate performances; Group discounts for 20 or more are available; and kids 12 and under receive half-price admission for all matinees.
For more information about the festival, log on to http://www.worldartswest.org. To check out Parangal Dance Company’s FREE Philippine Dance and Music Workshops this summer, where you can learn new dances for your 2012 Philippine Culture Night (PCN) presentations, go to www.ParangalDance.org or call 415 244-5203.
At NaFFAA Region 8, Parangal Dance Company’s contact is Ben Menor at BenMenor@yahoo.com.
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Ben Menor, Santa Clara County’s chair at NaFFAA Region 8, and Clarence Madrilejos, the County’s NaFFAA vice-chair, are very busy community coordinators and community developers, with Milpitas’ newest Filipino-centric mall, Seasons Marketplace at Landess, foremost in their collaboration activites and projects. As Seasons’ community developer and E-2010’s “intergenerational leadership in succession planning” champion, Ben explains why a coordinated event schedule in the Filipino American community is a practical, efficient, & collaborative solution. For The Community Hall’s Bulletin Board, go to Ben’s Season’s Marketplace at Landess blog at http://bit.ly/gMwDyF.
In a message to his friends and fellow advocates, Ben said:
This first year of “Building Community at Seasons Marketplace” will offer several programs and activities that will engage your senses — complementary to your shopping and dining experiences. We would like to hear your ideas, too! Email me at Menor360D@gmail.com. The website: http://www.theseasonsmarketplace.com/
You will also be meeting our Community Partners during future events, among them, Seafood City, ChowKing, Xoom.com., and GMA Pinoy TV & GMA Life TV If you are interested in being one of our community partners, please email me.
‘Tis the season for giving — and there’s no place like Seasons Marketplace to make your thoughtful gestures count.
The following videos were taken by members of the NaFFAA Region 8 Media Group (Lorna Dietz and Ben Menor) on October 24, 2010.
Philippine Consul General Marciano Paynor, Jr. gave a 20-minute talk (shown in two parts) about the methods and strategies that would provide a “continuum of Filipino leadership” in coordinating the yearly events. The reality for the local Filipino American community is that our Consulate officials come and go (the nature of their work) — so as a community, we need to formally set up an infrastructure and process that is able to work effectively and efficiently with the Philippine Consulate General’s office.
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UPDATE AS OF NOVEMBER 22, 2010
Our gratitude to our techie gurus whose collaborative experiments in bringing E-2010 accessible to NaFFAA members, affiliates, and supporters worldwide succeeded! We’ve embedded a few videos at a time. Enjoy!
Ben Greer, aka PhotoBen750, made the videos available to our online audience. You can also view the videos on your droids and i-phones.
NaFFAA on USTREAM: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/naffaa
AT THE JACINTO “TONY” SIQUIG NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER - NOVEMBER 19, 2010 at the Welcome Reception: A Legacy of Pride”
Meet the YP’s!
SESSION II - EMPOWERMENT THROUGH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Featuring: Kirk Dizon, Nancy Harrington, Cristina Serrano, Loida Nicolas Lewis, Yolanda Ortega Stern, Ph. D. among others.
November 17, 2010
Hello, everyone! Thank you to our techie gurus who helped put this together. Our 9th NaFFAA Empowerment Conference will be accessible online — and your smart phones! If you are not able to make it this weekend, you will still be able to participate. Let’s thank Grace Esteban, John Juan, Ben Greer, and other members of our delegate-volunteer team.
Since this is still in the experimental stages, please bear with us as we keep on experimenting. The plan is for Grace to use an HD webcam to capture the proceedings — and then we can embed the edited videos online. Great documentation for our institutional memory.