|Calendar of Events
Columbia Fil-Am 6th Basketball Invitational Tournament & Filipino Food Sale
• February 22, 2014, Saturday, 9:00 a.m.
• Ridge View High School Gym
(4801 Hard Scrabble Road, Columbia, SC 29229)
• The Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, South Carolina (FAAGC) will host its sixth Columbia FIL-AM Basketball Invitational Tournament on Saturday, February 22, 2014, starting at 9:00 a.m.
FREE to spectators, the round-robin tournament involves Fil-Am teams from South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia, and will benefit the Columbia Fil-Am Scholarship Fund.
Come join us for a day of sports competition and tasty Filipino culinary delights!
Food donors and food service volunteers are most welcome; contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen (803-360-2469) or the other officers for details.
Go to Bing Maps or Google Maps or Mapquest or Yahoo Maps for maps and specific directions from your address to the tournament venue.
For more information, contact tournament co-coordinators: Bong Rances (803-788-6271), or Carlos Arevalo (803-699-9729).
Columbia International Festival
• April 5-6, 2014 (Saturday-Sunday)
• SC State Fairgrounds (1200 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29201)
• Come see the Columbia FilAm Dance Troupe perform Phillippine folk dances.
• Stop by and view our Philippine national exhibit.
• Savor adobo, pansit, lumpia and other Filipino delicacies at the Philippine Food Booth. Be sure to sample a cup of kapeng barako and the array of Filipino desserts such as cassava cake, palitaw, biko, and pastries.
• And don’t forget to shop at the Philippine Bazaar.
For more information about this weekend when "the world comes to Columbia," check the festival website.
Columbia Fil-Am Annual Spring-Picnic/Easter-Egghunt
• April 20, 2014, Sunday, 1:00 p.m.
• Sesquicentennial Park, (9564 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223)
It's that time for the annual springtime Fil-Am get-together to renew friendships and have the children enjoy Easter egg-hunting.
This is a POTLUCK affair so please bring a 2-liter soda and a covered dish enough for your family and others.
For more details and directions to the venue, e-mail us or contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen (803-360-2469) or the other FAAGC officers.
Click here or here for a map and specific directions from your address to the Sesqui park.
• FAAGC's Charitable Endeavors •
Since its formation, FAAGC has been involved in charitable activities -- from providing funds and goods to calamity victims in the U.S. and the Philippines to donations to Philippines orphanages to participation in other organizations' charity events.
In the past it has donated to, among others:
• The Hospicio de San Jose Orphanage in Metro Manila.
• The Catholic Relief Services for the relief of the flood victims of Typhoon Ondoy
• San Vicente de Paul Orphanage in Manila
• SOS Village in Tacloban, Leyte
• The ERDA Foundation helping children in Metro Manila
• The Philippine National Red Cross for relief of Philippine calamity victims and for its special educational projects
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 2013-2015
Cecille Jacobsen (President)
, Jocelyn Locke (Secretary)
, Tess Hill (Board Member)
, Prescy Ramirez (Treasurer)
, Sheena Shearer (Asst. Secretary)
, Carlos Arevalo (Board Member)
, Miriam Eschenfelder (Asst. Treasurer)
, Edith Alston (Board Member)
, Alma Robichaud (Board Member)
, Faye Colley (1st VP)
. Not In Photo:
Eric Sosa (2nd VP)
, Bong Rances (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: Faye Colley (children); Odess Brinkman (teens), 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.
Summer 2013 - Volume 23, No. 1, issued August 2013 - (2.3 MB)
• Past issues of Fil-Am Bulletin:
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
• 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