Calendar of Events
Columbia Fil-Am Summer General Membership Meeting & Potluck Lunch
• August 9, 2015, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
• Ridge View High School cafeteria
(4801 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229)
• It's time for a gathering of all our new, lifetime and other members as well as interested non-members during the FAAGC Summer General Membership Meeting & Potluck Lunch on Sunday, August 9, 2015, starting at 1:00 p.m. A special election for Second Vice-President will also be held during the meeting.
This is a POTLUCK event so please bring a 2-liter bottle of soda or water and a covered dish to share.
For more details and directions to the venue, e-mail us or contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen at (803-565-0272) or the other FAAGC officers. Check also the FAAGC Facebook page.
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Columbia Fil-Am 25th Annual Gala
• September 19, 2015, Saturday, 6:00 p.m.
• Columbia Marriott Hotel (1200 Hampton Street, Columbia, SC 29201)
• The Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, South Carolina (FAAGC) will celebrate its 25th Annual Gala on Saturday, September 19, 2015.
The formal dinner and dance gala, which is the organization’s annual 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 from 6 P.M. to midnight at the downtown Columbia Marriott Hotel.
The Columbia Fil-Am Cultural Dance Troupe (children, teens and adults) 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 5, 2015 for inclusion in the printed gala souvenir program. Due to Marriott Hotel requirements, ticket orders and payments must be turned in by September 11, 2015.
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 Fil-Am Group) by calling (803) 771-7000.
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.
Columbia Fil-Am Christmas Party
• December 5, 2015 (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 5, 2015 at the St. John Neumann School Gymnasium, starting at 6:00 p.m.
More details will be coming soon!
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
Glenn De Guzman (Board Member)
, Peter Liunoras (Board Member)
, Cecille Jacobsen (President)
, James Orlick (Board Member)
, Miriam Eschenfelder (Treasurer)
, Anna Temples (Asst. Treasurer)
, Tess Hill (1st VP)
. Doris Matos (Asst. Secretary)
, Reyna Funderburk (Secretary)
, Al Cockerel (Board Member)
, Carlos Arevalo (Board Member)
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 Yani Irag-Gould (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 latest issue of the Fil-Am Bulletin, FAAGC's official newsletter.
Spring 2015 - Volume 24, No. 2, issued Mach 2015 - (2.6 MB)
• Past issues of Fil-Am Bulletin:
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
• Other Relevant Fil-Am Links •
• Taravision site about Filipinos and the Philippines