Thursday, September 18, 2014

"Here's why I want to honor our Lolo and/or Lola..."

Click to download flyer: FANHS PA Gala October 17, 2014

For #fahm2014, FANHS PA will honor all Lolos and Lolas/grandparents during our October 17 gala at Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant - 1026 Race Street in Philadelphia's Chinatown, at 6 pm. Click to see flyer above and in photo in next post. 

*All Lolos/Lolas pay just $25 each for discounted tickets and will be recognized as a group at the FANHS PA gala :)

*Special recognition will be given to Lolos and/or Lolas whose grandchildren participate in the FANHS PA project outlined below. 

Do you want your Lola and or Lolo to be honored by FANHS PA during our Filipino American History Gala on October 17, 2014?

Then please tell us why. :)  Please send an email to or

*your name
*your age
*your Lolo and/or Lola's full name

Think about and write one page in response to these questions. OR --Create a 30 second video* where grandchildren answer these questions:

*Why is your Lola and/or Lolo awesome? 

*Tell us what you know about your Lola and Lolo's life story. (You might have to ask them questions first :)

*What advice or  - traditions or Filipino culture shared by your Lolo and Lola - will you remember forever?  

FANHS PA friends will review all writing/videos and announce Lolos and Lolas honored on October 17. 

With gratitude and love for all Lolas and Lolos,

~Tita Joanie / JoanMay Cordova -
and @ForCommunities on all social media 

Please give us permission to post your stories and videos. 
*Upload your video to and please make sure your settings allow us to download your video. We'll screen 30 seconds at the FANHS PA gala on October 17.

#fahm2014 FANHS PA to honor Lolos & Lolas at 7th annual Filipino American History Month Gala - October 17

Celebrate Filipino American History Month with FANHS PA on October 17 - at 6 pm, Joy Tsin Lau Restaurant, 1026 Race St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
*8 course banquet dinner*
dancing with DJ Jerry Ancheta
*live entertainment including: 

PFASI Rondalla, FISDU, 
St. Augustine Church Choir, ++ *

FANHS PA will honor all Lolos and Lolas 
Tickets $45 / $25 all Lolos and Lolas; students and seniors

Special $20 tix for performers 
For tickets:

Monday, August 11, 2014

#FANHS2014 is a success! Cheers and thanks to all!

The Filipino American National Historical Society’s 15th biennial national conference, successfully hosted by FANHS SanDiego Chapter on July 30-August 2 at the KonaKai Resort, drew 500 + participants to more than 80 Intergenerational workshops, an authors’ reception and panels, films, plenary sessions, and a gala with a live band. See many more images and tweets compiled

Photos now on Shutterfly!

Cheers and thanks to all - organizers from FANHS San Diego Chapter, sponsors, donors, presenters, artists, vendors, participants - who made the 15th biennial FANHS national conference a success!  We hope to see everyone at #FANHS2016 in New York City.

Monday, July 28, 2014

#FANHS2014 Authors' Reception on July 31, San Diego, CA

#FANHS2014 latest national conference updates!

PLEASE click on link for latest #FANHS2014 conference press release

July ~ 7/27/14

Dear FANHS Friends,

Greetings! Excitement is building and the countdown to the FANHS conference is now here this week (please see attached press release for additional conference details)! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this summer at the FANHS 2014 Conference in sunny San Diego! 

Remember that we are planning a tribute for Uncle Fred on Wednesday night, July 30, 2014 at 8-10PM.  Former FANHS Trustee Meg Thornton is helping to coordinate. Please contact her by e-mail if you wish to be a part of the tribute.  We will be dedicating the evening to “Uncle Fred”. This will allow a more organic time, for individuals to participate and or pay tribute to such an influential man. The evening will also set the tone for the entire 2014 FANHS Conference to be a tribute to Uncle Fred.

The FANHS 2014 Conference Authors Reception will be July 31, 2014 at 7-10PM and presenters are already confirmed (please see attached flyer).  However, if you wish to participate in the reception to sell and sign books, please contact Joe Mazares There is still an opportunity to participate as an author in this capacity.

The Kona Kai Hotel (location for the FANHS 2014 Conference) is SOLD OUT for the lower rate. Attached are lists of nearby places to stay. The Kona Kai required FANHS payment in full by 7/25/14. As a result, we have reached capacity for the conference registration with meals on Thursday and Friday. Online registration is now closed. Limited Saturday one day registration will be only on-site. This will be subject to space availability. Gala Dinner tickets sales will be subject to Kona Kai Hotel Discretion/Regulations. Click for additional hotels

As Comic Con leaves San Diego, the next great conference (the FANHS 2014 Conference) will come to San Diego. Some of you will be arriving as soon as Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you and we wish you safe travels. Our FANHS SD Chapter is excited to host the 2014 Conference. We are proud to come together in unity with FANHS Chapters throughout the United States as we represent a nationwide Filipino American community. We will all move forward in the spirit of kapwa and we will honor Dr. Fred Cordova our founding President.  

Judy Patacsil, FANHS 2014
Conference Coordinator/National VP
FANHS San Diego Chapter

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

#FANHS2014 gala sponsorship extended to July 7 and more updates from Dr. Judy Patacsil

Dear FANHS Member,

Greetings! We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this summer at the FANHS 2014 Conference in sunny San Diego. Attached are documents that we ask you to please disseminate to your FANHS Chapters, to colleagues, and to community contacts to help promote the FANHS Conference. This will help spread the information to as many as possible, and answer questions that you may have, especially as we head into the final stretch with less than one month now left to go before the conference.

Remember that we are planning a tribute on Wednesday, July 30, 2013 after 7:30PM. We will be dedicating the evening to “Uncle Fred”. This will allow a more organic time, (which please note that it may end before 11PM, depending on participation & coordinators) for individuals to participate and or pay tribute to such an influential man and the founder of Filipino American History Month. Having this tribute Wednesday night will help all of us to find comfort and solace among the FANHS family of friends. This will also set the tone for the entire 2014 FANHS Conference to be a tribute to Uncle Fred.

If your FANHS Chapter, your organization, or if you individually would like to put a tribute in the Gala Program, please consider doing so in the way that would be most meaningful to you. The deadline has been extended to July 7. Thank you to those of you who have already submitted an ad for the Gala.

If you have not yet registered, please see the attached registration form. You can also register on line at our FANHS SD website. The website will be a place for updated information about the conference. The Kona Kai Hotel (location for the FANHS 2014 Conference) is SOLD OUT for the lower rate. However, attached is info on nearby accommodations in San Diego around Pt Loma. We also signed a contract for a few rooms at a nearby hotel in very pretty Little Italy for pre-conference dates. The hotel is calledPorto Vista Hotel at the low rate of $119, but you must book by July 7. The website, and note the weekend rate during the conference is higher and requires a 2 night stay, but averages to less than $200 a night. Call the hotel directly619 544 0164 and ask for the FANHS room block.      

Also note, that this year there will be a special post conference Forum on Filipino American Psychology. Dr. Patricia Heras and Dr. Debra Kawahara graciously organized and are coordinating the forum.  Please see attached and pass on to others and/or consider attending.

We are excited to host the 2014 Conference, as we come together in unity as a nationwide Filipino American community, to move forward in the spirit of kapwa and to honor Dr. Fred Cordova.  

Judy Patacsil
FANHS 2014 Conference Coordinator
Filipino American Psychology Forum  click for more info

Saturday, June 21, 2014

#FANHS2014 - Tentative Schedule Posted!

#FANHS2014 - The 15th biennial national conference of the Filipino American National Historical Society/FANHS will be held July 30-August 2, 2014 at the Kona Kai Resort in San Diego, California. For more information on FANHS


Dr. Judy Patacsil, FANHS National Vice President and FANHS National Conference Coordinator, wrote an informative letter re: tributes to Dr. Fred Cordova, the late founding president of FANHS, the silent auction, registration, volunteers, and more:
Here's a letter for gala sponsors:  DEADLINE extended to July 7

Letter about the #FANHS2014 silent auction. Please donate now!

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