PAANO 2007 Inaugural Ball
Have you bought your 2007 Inaugural Ball tickets already? Don't wait till the last minute. Buy your tickets now!
The Halloween Party was great!!!
(The officers' efforts led to a lot of PAANO kids having fun.)
Thanks to our hardworking officers (led by Grace Pascual). The children had a blast at the Halloween Party. A lot of kids agree that it was probably the best every halloween party PAANO ever had. After the usual dinner, everyone was treated to a "haunted house". Then there was "musical chairs" and limbo rack. Then the kids went arround the tables for "trick or treat". Finally the best costumes were judged from among the little kids, the young ones, and those older folks who wanted to stay young. Congratulations to PAANO and the 2006 officers!
The Filipino Community Center at Waipahu, Hawaii: An Inspiration
To give inspiration to those who dream of having our own Filipino Community Center here in Oklahoma, let us check out what the Filipino community in Hawaii did to realize their dream.
Skeptics said that it could not be done, but the flame was championed by two businessmen. One of the two is in fact a University of Oklahoma graduate. We should have them as consultants if ever we decide to start working on our own Filipino Community Center here in Oklahoma.
Witness too the spirit of volunteerism among the Filipino community in Hawaii that sustained the work in realizing their dream to have a center of their own. This is truly inspiring.
Have you read the September 2006 Newsletter?
PAANO is now accepting scholarship applications. The deadline is December 1, 2006.
Please renew your PAANO membership. Recruit new members and have them fill the Application Form.
Have you seen the Byahe Tayo! video? (Please be patient. It takes a while to download.)
Do you know that our trailer was stolen? All things we have accumulated through the years are gone. Many of those things are valueless to the thief/thieves like our stage nipa hut. PAANO is accepting donations in kind or cash to replace the stolen trailer and materials. We thank those who have donated already. We will be posting a "wish list" so that you will know what PAANO needs most. We will also publish how much has been raised for the Trailer Fund and who gave donations. Thank you.
Check out link to Tagalog language online resource website and other links.
A revolution is ongoing in the Philippines and it is touching the hearts of both Filipinos and foreigners alike. In fact a lot of Fil-Ams are involved. It is called Gawad Kalinga. What is Gawad Kalinga?
Couples For Christ (CFC) is in Tulsa. If you are interested ask for Doug & Mena Evans or Butch & Lotus Buhay. What is CFC?
YEAR 2006 OFFICERS:
Grace Pascual (President),
Little (Vice President),
Rita Saplala-Crisostomo (Editor),
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Sign up for any of the following commitees:
Dance & Entertainment,