Calendar of Events
Columbia Fil-Am 7th Basketball Invitational Tournament & Filipino Food Sale
• September 6, 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 seventh Columbia FIL-AM Basketball Invitational Tournament on Saturday, September, 2014, 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 Atlanta, Augusta, Charleston and Columbia. The top 4 teams from the round-robin match-ups will compete in the play-offs starting at 4:00 p.m.
Come join us for a day of sports competition and tasty Filipino culinary delights!
Food concession will open at 8:30 am with food donations delivered throughout the day. Food donors and food service volunteers are most welcome; contact FAAGC President Cecilia Jacobsen (803-360-2469) or the other officers for details.
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For more information, contact tournament coordinators: Eric Sosa (850-803-4432), or Carlos Arevalo (803-699-9729).
Columbia Fil-Am 24th Annual Gala
• October 4, 2014, 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 24th Annual Gala on Saturday, October 4, 2014.
The 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) and Hiyas-min (The Philippine Cultural Society of Charleston, SC) will perform Philippine folk dances for entertainment.
• View/download the gala brochure and ticket order form for price details. All messages and/or advertisements and payments must be submitted no later than September 14, 2014 for inclusion in the printed gala souvenir program. Due to Marriott Hotel requirements, ticket orders and payments must be turned in by September 27, 2014.
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Guests who would like to stay at the hotel may reserve rooms at reduced rates by calling (803) 771-7000.
Columbia Fil-Am General Membership Meeting & Halloween Party
• November 1, 2014, Saturday, 4:00 p.m.
• Chestnut Hill Plantation clubhouse
(851 Lost Creek Drive, Columbia, SC 29212)
• The Filipino-American Association of Greater Columbia, South Carolina (FAAGC) will have a General Membership Meeting and Halloween Party on Saturday, November 1, 2014, starting at 1:00 p.m.
This is a pot-luck get-together with FAAGC providing hamburgers and hotdogs. Arrive early for more food, fun and socialization! See y'all there.
KIDS (& kids-at-heart)! Wear your Halloween costumes for a late round of trick-or-treating and win some prizes!
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Columbia Fil-Am Christmas Party
• December 6, 2014 (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 6, 2014 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 2014-2015
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)
, Peter Liunoras (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); Helen Alon (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.
Spring 2014 - Volume 23, No. 2, issued April 2014 - (3.0 MB)
• Past issues of Fil-Am Bulletin:
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
• 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