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FANHS Fundraising revised

MANY THANKS TO ALL WHO CONTINUE TO DONATE TO FANHS! ***The FANHS national office is sending the following letter out via snail mail news: Dear FANHS members and friends, Thanks to all FANHS members and volunteers in 28 FANHS Chapters throughout the U.S., FANHS continues to gather and promote Filipino American history through publications, public programs, films, and artistic expressions for more than 26 years. Through our FANHS blog: and many FANHS Facebook pages, you’ll see that our work is truly national. In 2009, we celebrate renewed activity in FANHS New England and FANHS Metropolitan New York; the success of the FANHS Midwest Conference, and the many FANHS books, photo exhibits, films, and Filipino American History Month activities in Oregon, Washington, California and New Mexico. Cheers to everyone who has been involved! Now after celebrating Filipino American History Month for more than 20 years, Congress passed H.Res.780: Recognizing

FANHS Stockton Chapter's Annual Awards' Luncheon on October 17

More than 100 people attended FANHS Stockton Chapter's Annual Awards' event on October 17 at China Palace Restaurant in Stockton, California. Pictured here are (l-r) Anita Bautista, FANHS Stockton Chapter President; Marife Domingo, FANHS Pennsylvania Treasurer; Violet Dutra of FANHS Stockton; Joan May Cordova, FANHS National President (a Stockton native now living in Philadelphia); Dillon Delvo and Elena Mangahas of the Little Manila Foundation Later, many guests also attended the Stockton premiere of D.Lee Inosanto's

FANHS Los Angeles Chapter Hosts "FANHS 101"

FANHS Los Angeles Chapter organized another successful event!

FANHS Vallejo Chapter's New Photo Exhibit

FANHS Vallejo Chapter's October 10th opening reception for their new photo exhibit, "Honoring Our Past By Telling Our Stories" was just one of their many Filipino American History Month activities. ~Photo uploaded to FANHS Vallejo Chapter Facebook Group by Belle Santos

FANHS Pennsylvania's 2nd Annual Filipino American History Month Banquet is a Success!

Many thanks to all the members of friends of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Pennsylvania Chapter who made our 2nd Annual Filipino American History Month Banquet a success. Our theme was, "Honoring Our Filipino American Veterans." We appreciate all the support from organizations such as the ...Filipino Executive Council of Greater Philadelphia (FECGP), Philippine Folk Arts Society (PFASI), MUTYA Philippine Folk Dance Company, Filipino Intercultural Society of Drexel University (FISDU), TUPAC, University of the Sciences of Philadelphia, Asian Americans United (AAU), Organization of Chinese Americans Philadelphia Chapter, Asian Arts Initiative and many other individuals and businesses. ~Photos by Marife Domingo & Vicky Aquino Please click on collage to enlarge.

H. Res. 780 passes on 11.02.09: Filipino American History Month recognized by the U.S. Congress!

"H. Res. 780: Recognizing the celebration of Filipino American History Month in October" passed on November 2, 2009. The Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) has been promoting Filipino American History Month for more than 20 years. Now, through the collaborative advocacy efforts of many individuals and organizations, Filipino American History Month is officially recognized by the U.S. Congress. CSPAN Clip- Remarks of Mr. Lynch- Tracking (shows co-sponsors, etc) MANY THANKS to all whose efforts made this possible.

Updates on Filipino American History Month Legislation

Many friends have been working with national leaders on Filipino American History Month legislation. Many thanks to everyone who reported on the Senate Resolution to honor Filipino American History Month: "On Thursday, October 1, the U.S. Senate passed on by unanimous consent on the U.S. Senate floor S. Res. 298, a resolution recognizing Filipino American History Month in October 2009, introduced by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), and co-sponsored by Senator Daniel K. Akaka (D-HI), Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Senator John Ensign (R-NV), Senator Daniel Inouye (D-HI), and Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The bill text is very similar to H. Res. 780 in the U.S. House of Representatives as introduced by Congressman Bob Filner, Co-Chair of the Congressional U.S.-Philippine Friendship Caucus." Full text of S. Res. 298 here: http:// : [Copy/paste url if link doesn't work.] Its companion bill, H. Res. 780

Thousands Attend FANHS Filipino American History Month Events

From FANHS New York to FANHS Midwest and through the west's FANHS Chapters in Oregon and California, FANHS members and friends organized October's Filipino American History Month events that collectively drew thousands to learn about Filipino American history. (Reports on many of these FANHS regional events are forthcoming. ) -photo by the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco FANHS San Francisco Consortium worked with the Asian Art Museum and other organizations to organize a Filipino American History Month program that drew 2,675 people to the October 4, 2009 event. Congrats and many thanks to FANHS National Vice President Vangie Buell and FANHS National Assistant Secretary Baylan Megino, event coordinators, and all the many volunteers and groups who worked on this most successful event.

Filipino American History Month: FANHS Chapter Events

FANHS Metropolitan New York Chapter Elects New Board Pictured here during the FANHS NY reorganizational meeting on August 14, 2009 are: Charisse Joan Sangat Santayana , Carlos Tabaco , Jackie Bleza Tabaco Ted Martinez Lorial Crowder Rose-Ann Ubarra-Cunanan , Julman Arevalo Tolentino , Joey Tabaco , Bonnibel Fonbuena , FANHS National Secretary Ronald Buenaventura , Kevin Nadal , Marie-Therese C. Sulit , Danilo Sulit, FANHS New Jersey Chapter President Nestor Enriquez For Filipino American History Month, FANHS NY will be co-sponsoring a book reading for Kevin Nadal's new book, Filipino American Psychology FANHS Midwest Chapter 2009 BIENNIAL REGIONAL CONFERENCE Conference Theme: “The Filipino American Experience in Ohio and Other Midwestern States” October 16-18, 2009 (Friday-Sunday) At University Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 3110 Olentangy River Road, Columbus, OH Filipino American National Historical

Filipino American History Month Resolution passes in California! RESOLUTION CHAPTER Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 48—Relative to Filipino American History Month. legislative counsel’s digest SCR 48, Yee. Filipino American History Month. This measure would designate the month of October 2009, and every October thereafter, as Filipino American History Month. WHEREAS, The earliest documented proof of Filipino presence in the continental United States was the date of October 18, 1587, when the first “Luzones Indios” set foot in Morro Bay, California, as published by Lorraine Crouchett in her book, Filipinos in California (1982), which annotated John Walton Caughey’s book, California (1953); and WHEREAS, The Filipino American National Historical Society recognizes the year of 1763 as the date of the first permanent Filipino settlement in the United States in St. Malo Parrish, Louisiana, which set in motion the focus on the story of our nation’s past from

California's SCR 48 just passed!

FANHS Sacramento Chapter President Frances Tibon Estoista, Consultant, Senate Elections, Reapportionment and Constitutional Amendments Committee @ the California State Capitol just sent this news: SCR 48 just passed off the Senate floor 39-0 More updates and photos soon! ~Joanie FANHS National President

FANHS National Trustees meet in Stockton, CA

MANY THANKS to all who welcomed the FANHS national trustees to Stockton, California! What a productive and fun meeting! Many thanks to Professor Emily Lawsin for this post! "Day 3 of the Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) Board of Trustees Meeting, with Trustees, Chapter members and friends from all over the country, at the Filipino Center Plaza, Stockton, California, Monday, July 27, 2009. (This photo shows only half of the 50+ people in attendance.) Agenda included planning for the future site of the FANHS National Museum (in Stockton), preserving the FANHS National Pinoy Archives (in Seattle), and discussing next year's FANHS National Conference (in Seattle July 2010). We also had an incredible tour of Stockton's historic Little Manila, where we met a 103-year-old Manong at the Filipino Federation of America, and saw spirit-filled artifacts at the Legionarios del Trabajo's Daguhoy Lodge (founded in 1926). Maraming Salamat to the FANHS Stockton Cha

California Senate Passes Filipino American History Month Legislation

The resolution must now go to the Assembly for approval. Thank you to everyone who wrote letters of support! And thanks to the FANHS Trustee / Filipino American History Month Coordinator, Mel Orpilla and team for much hard work. Fran Tibon (FANHS Sacramento Chapter President) just emailed this news. For Immediate Release: July 13, 2009 Contact: Adam J. Keigwin,(916) 651-4008(916) 256-5758 California Senate Passes Filipino American History Month Legislation Senator Yee authors resolution to recognize accomplishments of Filipino Americans SACRAMENTO – The California State Senate has unanimously approved legislation to officially recognize the accomplishments of Filipino Americans. Senate Concurrent Resolution 48, authored by Senator Leland Yee (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), will declare October as Filipino American History Month. “It is imperative that we continue efforts to promote the accomplishments of Filipino Americans,” said Yee, whose district includes one of the largest F

FANHS HR Hosts Regional Symposium: Join us!

Congratulations and many thanks to FANHS Hampton Roads Chapter and collaborating organizations for a successful summer symposium. Here are the latest photos from "SIGE: The Moment is Now" FANHS Hampton Roads founding president Dr. Allan Bergano writes: "One of the most popular east coast destinations during July 4th is Virginia Beach. The largest, east coast Filipino American community picnic occurs annually every Independence Day. Hotel rooms are at 90% plus occupied and average $155/night. As a non-757-ite, where can one find lodging AND food included from July 1 - 4 for under $100 per person?" Check out the "Sige: Our Moment is Now" Summer 2009 Symposium, sponsored by FANHS-Hampton Roads Chapter. It will be your summer vacation of a lifetime." For more information: FAÇADE Events Filipino Americans Creating a Dynamic Environment (FAÇADE), a youth c

FANHS national news from Seattle

Brief excerpts from the "Blogoong" by Dr. Fred Cordova: Seattle, April 24, 2009 – ( NPA cyberspace) – Another historical day for FANHS has come on April 22 when Arcadia Publishing via FedEx sent to the National Office preliminary copies of Filipinos in Puget Sound under authorship of Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova and the Filipino American National Historical Society. … Now on Friday, May 15 , will be its book launching and signing by D.L.C. in the parish hall of the Church of the Immaculate Conception @18th Ave & East Marion Street in Seattle, from 6 to 8 pm... Congratulations go to Fernando Sacdalan, trustee emeritus and FANHS/Oregon founding past president, for being named the “Community‘s Most Honored Elder” from the Asian Reporter Foundation in Portland. FANHS/Santa Clara Valley has a new website, thanks to chapter administrator Ron Muriera, The SCV website is and the chapter e-mails are / admin@fan

FANHS at national Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS) conference in Honolulu, 2009

FANHS leaders gathered to present their current research at the national conference of the Association of Asian American Studies (AAAS) in Honolulu April 22-25, 2009. Here at the authors' reception, (l-r) Dr. Claire Oliveros of FANHS Oregon, Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cuabales with Mahalaya direct Pin@y Educational Partnerships , Professor Emily Lawsin* with Tula of FANHS Michigan, Dr. Judy Patacsil* FANHS San Diego President, Dr. Joan May Cordova* FANHS National President, Dr. Dawn Mabalon* of FANHS Stockton Chapter, Dr. Rudy Guevarra FANHS San Diego Vice President, and Dr. Patricia Espiritu-Halagao* with Merissa of Hawai'i. Other photos include FANHS Los Angeles Chapter members Florante Ibanez (who took professional photos) and Meg Thornton* plus Domingo Los Banos* of Hawai'i. Manong Domingo graciously offered a tour of Waipahu Plantation Village and bought a Filipino dinner for all FANHS friends at the AAAS conference. Many thanks, Manong! He pointed o

FANHS San Diego hosts successful event at Miramar College, 18 April 2009

Guest speakers with members of Filameda at Miramar College in San Diego. Many thanks to Dr. Judy Patacsil, FANHS Trustee, who organized the event. Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) San Diego Chaper & Miramar College Diversity & International Education Committee co-sponsored the event, "Filipino Americans: History & Scholarly Perspectives," at Miramar College on April 18, 2009. The audience of more than 70 included students and faculty from local colleges and universities as well as members of Filameda -- Filipino American Educators of San Diego. Professor Judy Patacsil, Coordinator of International Education at Miramar College, introduced guest speakers and FANHS Trustees Dr. Joan May T. Cordova (Drexel University, Philadelphia) and Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao (University of Hawai'i) who co-presented a paper they'd collaboratively written with Dr. Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales (San Francisco State University), "A Critical Revie

Teresa Romero Jamero

Seattle, April 2, 2009 - (FANHSNATIONAL) – It is with sad news to inform the Family and friends of the Filipino American National Historical Society of the sudden death today of Teresa Romero Jamero at the age of 74. Terri died this morning after a second complicated operation in Doctors’ Hospital in Modesto near her home at Atwater, Calif. The “conscience of FANHS,” Terri served for two terms as National President from 1990 to 1994. Among her presidential highlights was directing the Fifth National Conference in San Francisco in 1994. A FANHS CHARTER member, she first served in the President’s Cabinet (1984-85), as national treasurer (1984-1988), national vice president (1988-1990), then as the third national president, and as trustee from 1986 to 2001. She was a lifetime FANHS national member. She remains a national president emerita and among trustee emeriti. Prayers and condolences to Pete and their family. Terri and her surviving husband, Peter Madelo Jamero, lived in Atwate

FANHS launches fundraising campaign

After serving our communities for more than 25 years FANHS has only recently begun its very first fundraising campaign. Please download and print the letter below so that the valuable work of FANHS might continue for "next generations." Please click on the small box in the right corner of the image to view the letter in "full screen." You may also click on the link. Please email me if you have additional questions. Fundraising 03 09 Publish at Scribd or explore others: Presentations & Spre Business & Law filipino americans FANHS

FANHS Chapter news

FANHS Leaders to Speak at Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue (FIND) Conference at Drexel University, Philadelphia - March 28, 2009 UPDATE: Students organized a highly successful FIND conference at Drexel University. CONGRATS to all!! Here are photos from the 28 March 09 event: Throughout FIND’s history, many FANHS (Filipino American National Historical Society) leaders have supported FIND as speakers and donors. Dr. Fred Cordova, Dr. Dorothy Fujita-Rony, Oscar Penaranda, Peter Bacho, Dr. Dawn Mabalon, Dr. Patricia Espiritu Halagao, Timoteo Cordova and others have all been speakers and workshop leaders at FIND since the early 1990s. Generations of FANHS youth -- including many students of FANHS Trustee R ay Obispo -- have also served as FIND organizers and leaders. This year, FANHS leaders speaking at FIND include Professor Emily Lawsin of FANHS Michigan Cha

Thelma Buchholdt, 3-term FANHS National President, named to Alaska's Hall of Fame

Titania Buchholdt, daughter of Jon and the late Thelma Buchholdt, recently wrote: "This bit of news was mentioned to me this evening by Mariecris Gatlabayan, who is the archivist working on Mom's papers. Mom was named to be in the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame! Thelma Buchholdt is one of 50 women (the inaugural group) to be inducted into the Alaska Women's Hall of Fame this Saturday, March 6, 2009 (6:30 pm, at the BP Center on East Benson Blvd). The list of women to be inducted includes many of Mom's friends and associates. Here's the website: " This month, the Asian Journal published another story about Thelma. The article opens by stating: "The life of Thelma Garcia Buchholdt was one full of “firsts”: The first Asian American elected to the A

FANHS congratulates University of Maryland, College Park: Filipino American Studies and new scholarships

We're excited that Filipino American Studies is growing on the East Coast! At the 12th biennial conference of FANHS in Anchorage, Alaska last June 2008, Juanita Tamayo-Lott organized the panel, "Inspiration, Influence, and Intrigue: the Long Reach and Hidden Impacts of Filipino American Studies since 1969," that included pioneers of the first Filipino American Studies program -- Tamayo-Lott and Dan Gonzales, as well as Gem Daus, instructor of the newest Filipino American Studies program in the US. During the second Filipino American Studies Gala on February 21, 2009 at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Filipino Cultural Association -- together with many supportive community members and organizations -- launched the Philip Vera Cruz Scholarship and the Major General (Ret.) Antonio Taguba Profiles in Courage and Leadership Scholarship at UMCP. Guest speakers included General Taguba, Kris Valderrama of the M

FANHS is 100% volunteer work

Since Dr. Dorothy Laigo Cordova and Dr. Fred Cordova founded FANHS in 1982, they have been volunteers who now work full-time for FANHS. All projects and FANHS Chapters (now numbering 28 throughout the USA) are also run by volunteers who donate time, resources, talent, and spirit to the work of gathering and promoting Filipino American history. Everyone -- even FANHS unpaid staff, officers, and national trustees -- pays their own registration fees and travel expenses for all conferences and meetings. At each of the biennial national conferences, FANHS has maintained a tradition of finding ways to subsidize student registration and many meals. Former FANHS students -- who now include Edwina Bergano, Professor Emily Lawsin, Dr. Dawn Mabalon, Ron Buenaventura, Veronica Salcedo, and others -- now continue the tradition of supporting new generations of youth participation at various FANHS events. What many of us value most about FANHS are th