Sunday, January 30, 2011

Happy New Year of the Rabbit! - News from FANHS National Office

FANHS 14TH National Conference – Albuquerque, New Mexico

Emilie Underwood, Conference Chair reports the next conference – under the auspices of the Rio Grande Chapter – will be June 28-30, 2012.  The site is the Marriott Hotel located at I-40 and Louisiana Street in Albuquerque New Mexico.  Ester Tambor is conference co-chair.  Committees have been meeting to plan the 14th National Conference. 

Filipino American History Month

Filipino American History Month was celebrated in many parts of the United States – and in a variety of ways.  Thanks to all trustees, chapters and other members who brought this important date to the attention of organizations, institutions and the general public in their geographic area. 

This and That.
Vangie Buell has been recovering nicely … Pete Jamero turned 80 … For three months Fred Cordova has been researching (in the NPA) and writing the draft of his newest book – a chronology of Filipino American History … Fascinating read is Dr. Patricia Brown’s new book:  Kula San – Hawaii’s Healing Place … January the Bay Area FANHS Consortium had their holiday party as a fundraiser for FANHS National with Mel Orpilla and Larry Ascero hosting. The event was held in the beautiful 106-year-old mansion in Mare Island Vallejo owned by Larry and Lilibeth Ascero.  In the early 1920s Larry’s grandparents were servants in this mansion.