June 14, 2010, ALEXANDRA TUAZON graduated from
Fallbrook High School. Her friends, relatives
and loved ones joined her memorable celebration
at the in Camp Pendleton, Oceanside, California.
May 15th, SAMANTHA HAMTO got her B.S. Sociology
degree and what followed was a big and wonderful
celebration with her family, friends, fellow
graduates and loved ones!
GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF WARNER AND VP MELY SIVAGE
July 15, 1959, Warner and VP Mely Sivage had
their wedding vows and promised to live with
each other for the rest of their lives. They
celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at
Staff NCO in Camp Pendleton, California, with
their families, loved ones, friends and FIL-AM
members. It was a day to remember as slides
of pictures were shown to reminisce the 50 golden
years that passed and the celebration was made
more enjoyable with lively entertainment and
dancing for hours.
Director Zucette Lumabas was inducted
as President of Sea Lions Club of Oceanside
on July 1, 2009 at the China Star Buffet
Restaurant in Oceanside. FIL-AM Pres.
Rica (not in the picture) was also inducted
as club's treasurer.
FIL-AM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NEWS
June 6, 2009, during the 8th Annual Filipino
Cultural Celebration, the FIL-AM scholars
were presented and awarded with their
cash prizes (From L to R) Jewel Pereyra,
3rd prize winner of $200.00, Evelyn Espiritu,
2nd prize winner received $300.00 and
Cristine Sidela, 1st prize awardee of
scholarship comittee, composed of Dee
Weber, Anthony Fulmore and Nelly Taguba,
had spearheaded two fund-raising events
- Carwash on March 21st and Bowl-a-thon
on April 18th, wherein all proceeds will
go to the FIL-AM scholarship funds. Every
year, the association gives cash awards
to deserving FIL-AM senior high school
students from North San Diego County to
help them in their college expenses. Deadline
to submit applications will be on May
8th and the winners will be announced
on June 6th during the FIL-AM Annual Fiesta
at the Oceanside Civic Center. Application
forms can be downloaded on the homepage.
officers and volunteers worked hand in
hand to raise funds for the FIL-AM scholarship
program by washing cars on March 21st
from 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM.
On April 18th from 1:00-4:00 pm, BOWL-A-THON,
another FIL-AM Scholarship fund-raising
event, was held in Camp Pendleton Bowling
Center in Oceanside, CA.
June 3rd, during the Oceanside Council
Meeting at the Oceanside City Hall, nine
(9) FIL-AM girls and boys did the Pledge
of Allegiance before the Council Meeting
starts and opportunity was given to promote
the June 6th Annual Filipino Cultural
Association by the organizers - Fil-Am
Cultural Association of North San Diego
County, through its representative, Sec.
Belle Limoge, and the Oceanside Public
Library Staff headed by Deborah Polich.
The kids in colorful Philippine costumes
are (from left to right) Evangeline Flemming,
Shanell Logan, Carlo de Vera, Gloria Giles,
Mona Abrazado, Mina Giles, Alexa Ortega,
Melanie Pagayonan and Anthony Pagayonan
who headed the recitation. Sec. Belle
and Library Head Deborah had talked about
the June 6th event while Oceanside Mayor
James Wood hosted the meeting.
JOINS THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE DIVERSITY
FAIR ON MAY 6, 2009
Association was given an opportunity to
join the 2009 City of Oceanside Diversity
Fair during the City of Oceanside Employee
Recognition event at the Beach Community
Center in Oceanside, California on May
6th. FIL-AM was given a booth to showcase
our Filipino products and culture. FIL-AM
members and officers who attended are
Pres. Rica, VP Mely, Sec. Belle, Auditor
Enri, Dirs. Zucette and James, Aida and
Mrs. Fil-Am 2008 Jackie.
FIL-AM GAVE A FAREWELL PARTY TO MEMBER
ANNE GROSECLOSE ON MAY 3, 2009 AT THE
LUISENO PARK IN OCEANSIDE, CA
May 3rd, at the Luiseno Park in Vandegrift
Blvd., Oceanside, CA, FIL-AM officers
and members, especially the Little Miss
and Pre-teen candidates and their families
gave a farewell party to Anne Groseclose
who was the chereographer of the Little
Miss and Pre-teen candidates last year.
Anne (in front) is a very active young
member and volunteer of the association
who is leaving the US to settle back to
the Philippines. WE WILL MISS YOU AND
WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST!!
FIL-AM SCHOLAR JOHN BAUN
year's awardee for the annual FIL-AM scholarship
program is John Dominic G. Baun. He graduated
from Mission Hills High School and plans to
take up Human Biology in University of San Diego.
John is a consistent honor student and was involved
with many community organizations like Red Cross,
Filipino Club, among others, and did volunteer
service in Elderly Homes. He was also involved
in varsity tennis team and tutoring club in
school; aside from his active involvement in
his community church.
Every year, the association gives out scholarship
to deserving FIL-AM high school senior students
from schools in north san diego county like
El Camino High School, Rancho Buena Vista High
School, Oceanside High School and many others.
This year, the scholarship grant is $500. The
program was headed by Chair Anthony Fulmore
and his committee members are VP Dee Weber and
Dir Nelly Taguba.
Scholar John shows his $500 check granted by
the association to help him in his college expenses.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2007 AWARDEES
Association searched for deserving FIL-AM senior
high school students to award a scholarsphip
grant. Three students were given $250 each to
help in their college education namely, Jaedeleen
Felizardo of Vista High School, Allyson Baylon
of El Camino High School, and Lavinna Arjona
from Mission Hills High in San Marcos. A fourth
awardee (runner up) was Jasmine Ruise from Vista
High School. The recipients were ranked based
on their community service, essay, extra-curricular
activities, leadership and academic excellence.
This is a continuing program of the association
so FIL-AM senior students from EL CAMINO HIGH
SCHOOL, VISTA HIGH SCHOOL, OCEANSIDE HIGH SCHOOL,
RANCHO BUENA VISTA HIGH SCHOOL, GUAJOME PARK
ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL, MISSION HILLS HIGH SCHOOL
and other nearby high schools are invited to
participate. This year's scholarship committee
was composed of Chair Dee Weber, ex-Pres. Marilou
Hruby, and Sheryl Dilag.
Two of the four beneficiaries,
JAEDELEEN FELIZARDO AND JASMINE RUISE, received
their grant on Aug. 18, 2007 during the Annual
Picnic of the association. They were awarded
by Pres. Rica, VP Jess and Committee Chair Dee.
One of the FIL-AM scholarship recipients, Ms.
SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2007 AWARDEES
One of the FIL-AM scholarship
recipients, Ms. Lavinna Arjona
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT -
SOCIAL CHAIR PAT DELA ROSA
April 24th at the Belle Fleur Winery & Restaurant,
Social Chair Pat dela Rosa celebrated with friends
and loved ones.
CELEBRANT - VP MELY SIVAGE CELEBRATES HER 70TH BIRTHDAY!
and energetic VP Mely celebrated her birthday with
her FIL-AM friends during the monthly executive meeting
at the Oceanside Mission Library Community Room on
March 2, 2009.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS - VP Dee Weber and Dir. Wendy Abon
Gorgeous birthday celebrant VP Dee
enjoys a sunny afternoon in San Marcos on her birthday.
VP Dee and her friends are all smiles
in this happy hour at Bellefleur Winery and Restaurant in
charming October birthday celebrant, Dir. Wendy, poses in
front of Bellefleur Restaurant where the celebration of
great food and fine wine is taking place.
celebrant (farthest right) Dir. Wendy with FIL-AM officers
and friends : (seated) Auditor Enri, (standing from left
to right) Asst. Sec. Pat, VP Dee, Asst. Treas. Malou &
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS - Ex-Pres. Marilou Hruby and Asst.
Treas. Malou Hamto
toast to a great birthday celebrant LULU!
was a surprise birthday party given to FIL-AM's ex-Pres
and Honorary Board Member Marilou Hruby at her beautiful
was a full day of fine wine, food, dancing, swimming
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT - Sec. M. J. PISCO
August 30th, Sec. MJ Pisco (seated) celebrated her
birthday with friends and FIL-AM officers and directors.
It was a dinner with great ambience at the Yellow
Coyote Tortilla Factory in Carlsbad followed by
a night of dancing at Crazy Burro in Encinitas.
It was just fun!! fun!! fun!!!
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT - Princess ENRI FULMORE
Auditor ENRI FULMORE or fondly called "Princess"
by her husband, ANTHONY, and close friends, celebrated
her birthday with family and friends at the Iron Mike's
SNCO Lounge in Camp Pendleton. It was a night of great
steak, karaoke and dancing.
girl princess (center) posed with Angelica Ruiz (left)
and Pres. Rica (right).
times and great smiles - (from left to right) Asst.
Sec. Pat, Princess Enri and the great GRANDMA of FIL-AM.
BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS - BELLE LIMOGE AND RICA DEROSIER
was a night of good food, laughter and dancing for Treas.
Belle's birthday celebration in Gas Lamp district in San
said I cannot blow those three big candles? Birthday celebrant
Belle and two FIL-AM directors on the background (left to
right - Dir. Wendy &
was a surprise birthday party given by FIL-AM friends and
family members to Pres. Rica on June 28, 2008. It was also
the 25th wedding anniversary of Rica and her husband Elwin.
Rica's granddaughter Alex Tuason together with voice coach
Debbie sang beautifully for Rica and Elwin. Aside from singing,
great food and fun, there were lots of dancing, too!
DIR ZUCETTE LUMABAS (seated left) and FIL-AM MEMBER GLORIA
ASH (seated 3rd from left) celebrated their bdays with friends.
Seated infront are FIL-AM Treas. Belle Limoge, and Becky
Estacio. Standing at the back are : (L-R) Ed Ash, Debbie
Nicastro, John Nicastro, Ted Van Kirk.
DIR. NELLY TAGUBA (center) is also an April birthday celebrant.