NaFFAA National Newsletter for February 2013

NaFFAA National Newsletter, February 2013 by Lorna Dietz

US Pinoys for Good Governance and the Spratly Islands Issue

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See for an overview of the Spratly Islands issue.

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.

San Francisco – Filipino Community Town Hall Meeting and Palabokan (for Global Summit 2011)

Celebrating Rodel Rodis’ 18 years of service as City College of San Francisco Trustee

Congratulations to Rodel Rodis, Esq., one of the co-founders of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) and the founder of the Global Filipino Networking Convention (, for his 18 years of service as a City College Trustee of the City College of San Francisco.

Download your invitation here:

Board President Lawrence Wong & Board Vice-President Dr. Natalie Berg cordially invite you to join the City College community in celebrating three-term Board President Rodel Rodis’ 18 years of service as a City College Trustee.

When: Tuesday, January 27, 2009
What Time? 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: The Green Room. Veterans War Memorial Bldg.
401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco
featuring buffet Asian cuisine, music by the Standard Time Band
and special guest, Classical Guitarist Michael Dadap

Tribute to Rodel Rodis 27 January 2009 at the Green Room San Francisco – Checks Payable to West Bay Pilipin…


Election Watch: Filipino Americans Running For Public Office in Northern CA

This list is by no means complete. We are featuring three NaFFAA members from Region 8 who are running for political office. Since NaFFAA, as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, cannot endorse any political candidate, this entry is considered informational We support the political empowerment activities of our members, affiliates, and supporters. We hope that more and more Filipino Americans will step up to the plate and volunteer for public service and community service, thus going step by step in their learning curve toward political empowerment. The earlier we start, the earlier we get to be on that table!

Rock the vote! Get out and vote!!!

Rodel Rodis, in his re-election bid for Board of Trustees of City College of San Francisco, is largely instrumental in proving that Filipino Americans have made a mark in the development and expansion of one of the top 10 educational institutions in the US. There’s an interesting column that he wrote here: (check out his blog at

Myrna Lim is running for Board of Supervisors, District 11, in San Francisco (see

Hermy B. Almonte, who is currently serving as Consumer Affairs Commissioner at Alameda County, CA, is running for a San Leandro School Board position. (see