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SOCIAL EVENTS

CONGRATULATIONS 2010 GRADUATES!

On 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.


On 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!

 




50th GOLDEN ANNIVERSARY OF WARNER AND VP MELY SIVAGE

   On 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.

    FIL-AM 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.

 

2009 FIL-AM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM NEWS


On 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 $500.00.



 
The 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.


FIL-AM 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.


On 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.

FIL-AM JOINS THE CITY OF OCEANSIDE DIVERSITY FAIR ON MAY 6, 2009

     The 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

On 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!!

 

2008 FIL-AM SCHOLAR JOHN BAUN

     This 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.

FIL-AM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2007 AWARDEES

The 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. Lavinna Arjona

 

FIL-AM SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM 2007 AWARDEES

     
One of the FIL-AM scholarship recipients, Ms. Lavinna Arjona




APRIL BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT -
SOCIAL CHAIR PAT DELA ROSA

 On April 24th at the Belle Fleur Winery & Restaurant, Social Chair Pat dela Rosa celebrated with friends and loved ones.


MARCH CELEBRANT - VP MELY SIVAGE CELEBRATES HER 70TH BIRTHDAY!

 Vibrant 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.




 

OCTOBER 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 Carlsbad, CA.



Another charming October birthday celebrant, Dir. Wendy, poses in front of Bellefleur Restaurant where the celebration of great food and fine wine is taking place.


The 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 & Treas. Belle.




SEPTEMBER BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS - Ex-Pres. Marilou Hruby and Asst. Treas. Malou Hamto

    
 A toast to a great birthday celebrant LULU!



It was a surprise birthday party given to FIL-AM's ex-Pres and Honorary Board Member Marilou Hruby at her beautiful home.


It was a full day of fine wine, food, dancing, swimming and karaoke!


AUGUST BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT - Sec. M. J. PISCO

     On 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!!!




JULY BIRTHDAY CELEBRANT - Princess ENRI FULMORE

     
Our 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.



Birthday girl princess (center) posed with Angelica Ruiz (left) and Pres. Rica (right).


Happy times and great smiles - (from left to right) Asst. Sec. Pat, Princess Enri and the great GRANDMA of FIL-AM.

JUNE BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS - BELLE LIMOGE AND RICA DEROSIER

     
It was a night of good food, laughter and dancing for Treas. Belle's birthday celebration in Gas Lamp district in San Diego.


Who said I cannot blow those three big candles? Birthday celebrant Belle and two FIL-AM directors on the background (left to right - Dir. Wendy &
Auditor Enri)



It 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.



Pres. 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!





APRIL BIRTHDAY CELEBRANTS

  
 FIL-AM 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.


FIL-AM DIR. NELLY TAGUBA (center) is also an April birthday celebrant.

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