Calendar of Events
Columbia Fil-Am 25th Anniversary Gala
• September 24, 2016, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
• Columbia Marriott Hotel (1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201)
Quarter of a Century !!!
The Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, South Carolina (FAAGC) will celebrate this year its 25th Anniversary .
The celebration gala, which is the organization’s annual primary fund-raising activity to benefit its scholarship fund, charitable endeavors, and other educational and multi-cultural activities in the Midlands of South Carolina, will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2016. from 6 P.M. to midnight, at the downtown Columbia Marriott Hotel.
The Columbia Fil-Am Cultural Dance Troupe (children, teens and adults) and Hiyas-Min (The Philippine Cultural Society of Charleston, SC) will perform Philippine folk dances for entertainment. DJ Verno will provide the lively music to dance the night away.
• View/download the gala brochure and ticket order form for price details and meal choices. All messages and/or advertisements and payments must be submitted no later than September 10, 2016 for inclusion in the printed gala souvenir program. Due to Marriott Hotel requirements, ticket orders and payments must be submitted by September 18, 2016.
For questions or additional details, e-mail us or contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen at (803-565-0272) or the other FAAGC officers. Check also the FAAGC Facebook page for gala updates.
Click to go Bing Maps or Google Maps or Mapquest or Yahoo Maps for a map and specific directions from your address to the hotel.
Guests who would like to stay at the hotel may reserve rooms at reduced rates (mention the Columbia Filipino-American Association) by calling (803) 771-7000.
Columbia Fil-Am 11th Basketball Invitational Tournament & Filipino Food Sale
• October 15, 2016 Saturday, 8:00 a.m. -- 7:00p.m.
• (venue TBA)
• The Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, South Carolina (FAAGC) will host its 11th Columbia FIL-AM Basketball Invitational Tournament on Saturday, October 15, 2016, starting at 9:00 a.m. The friendly tournament will benefit the Columbia Fil-Am Scholarship Fund.
FREE to spectators, the round-robin tournament involves Fil-Am teams from Columbia and neighboring cities.
Come join us for a day of sports competition and tasty Filipino culinary delights!
Food concession will open at 8:00 am, offering Filipino dishes and varied desserts. Food donors and food service volunteers are most welcome; contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen (803-565-0272) or the other officers for details.
For registration and more information, contact tournament coordinator: Carlos Arevalo (803-237-9171).
FAAGC General Membership Meeting & Halloween Party
• October 29, 2016 (Saturday)
• (venue TBA)
The Columbia Fil-Am Fall General Membership Meeting & Halloween Party is tentatively set for Saturday, October 29, 2016 .
More details will be coming soon!
Columbia Fil-Am Christmas Party
• December 17, 2016 (Saturday, 6:00 p.m.)
• St. John Neumann School Gymnasium
(721 Polo Road, Columbia SC 29223)
The Columbia Fil-Am Annual Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the St. John Neumann School Gymnasium, starting at 6:00 p.m.
More details will be coming soon!
Visit your favorite mapmaker: Bing Maps or Google Maps or Mapquest or Yahoo Maps for maps and specific directions from your address to
the Christmas party venue.
Updates & Notices
Photo galleries of recent FAAGC activities (Gala, Christmas Party, International Festival, other get-togethers) can be viewed at the Columbia Fil-Am Facebook site.
FAAGC Executive Board for 2015-2017
Carlos Arevalo (Board Member)
, Anna Temples (Asst. Treasurer)
, Tess Hill (1st VP)
, Cecille Jacobsen (President)
, Miriam Eschenfelder (Treasurer)
, Reyna Funderburk (Secretary)
, Doris Matos (Asst. Secretary)
, Peter Liunoras (Board Member)
. (back, l-r):
Glenn De Guzman (Board Member)
, Al Cockerel (Board Member)
, James Orlick (Board Member)
, Alan Matienzo (2nd VP)
Columbia Fil-Am Cultural Dance Troupe
If you and/or your child or children like to dance or learn to dance, Columbia FilAm Dance Troupe may be your ticket! The volunteer dancers perform during the Annual Gala, Christmas Party, Columbia International Festival, and other socio-educational-cultural events in the area.
• Some Columbia Fil-Am Dance Troupe video clips:
• To join the troupe, contact the dance coordinators: Helen Alon (youth), or Tess Hill (adults).
• To avail of the services of the troupe for your event, contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen at (803) 565-0272.
• Subli . . . . . . . . . . . . .
• Pandango Rinconada 1
• Bulaklakan . . . . . . . .
• Pandango Rinconada 2
• Tiklos. . . . . . . . . . . .
• Sayaw sa Bakya
• Check out the past issues of the Fil-Am Bulletin, FAAGC's official newsletter.
Summer 2015 - Volume 25, No. 1, issued August 2015 - (646 KB)
Spring 2015 - Volume 24, No. 2, issued Mach 2015 - (2.6 MB)
Summer 2014 - Volume 24, No. 1, issued September 2014 - (2.8 MB)
Spring 2014 - Volume 23, No. 2, issued April 2014 - (3.0 MB)
Summer 2013 - Volume 23, No. 1, issued August 2013 - (2.3 MB)
Spring 2013 - Volume 22, No. 2, issued March 2013 - (3.4 MB)
Summer 2012 - Volume 22, No. 1, issued August 2012 - (3.6 MB)
Spring 2012 - Volume 21, No. 3, issued May 2012 - (4.8 MB)
Fall 2011 - Volume 21, No. 2, issued December 2011 - (7.1 MB)
Summer 2011 - Volume 21, No. 1, issued August 2011 - (6.5 MB)
Spring 2011 - Volume 20, No. 2, issued April 2011 - (5.3 MB)
Summer 2010 - Volume 20, No. 1, issued August 2010 - (6.1 MB)
Winter 2010 - Volume 19, No. 2, issued December 2009 - (5.7 MB)
Summer 2009 - Volume 19, No. 1, issued August 2009 - (2.4 MB)
Spring 2009 - Volume 18, No. 2, issued March 2008 - (1.9 MB)
Summer 2008 - Volume 18, No. 1, issued August 2008 - (745 KB)
Spring 2008 - Volume 17, No. 2, issued March 2008 - (1.5 MB)
Summer 2007 - Volume 17, No. 1, issued August 2007 - (773 KB)
Spring 2007 - Volume 16, No. 3, issued March 2007 - (1.8 MB)
Fall 2006 - Volume 16, No. 2, issued November 2006 - (1.4 MB)
Summer 2006 - Volume 16, No. 1, issued August 2006 - (2.0 MB)
Spring 2006 - Volume 15, No. 3, issued March 2006 - (1.0 MB)
Fall 2005 - Volume 15, No. 2, issued November 2005 - (2.0 MB)
Summer 2005 - Volume 15, No. 1, issued August 2005 - (1.3 MB)
Spring 2005 - Volume 14, No. 3, issued March 2005 - (1.5 MB)
Earlier issues (2001 - 2004) can be found here.
Other Fil-Am websites in South Carolina:
• Organizations •
• Filipino Community Center of Charleston
• Hiyas-Min, the Philippine Cultural Society of Charleston
• West Ashley Fil-Am Group --Charleston
• Philippine-American Association of the Carolinas - Greenville/Spartanburg/Upstate SC
• Filipino-American Association of Orangeburg, ATBP
• Bicol Association of Charleston
• Filipino-American Association of Greater Aiken
• Other Relevant Fil-Am Links •
• Taravision site about Filipinos and the Philippines