• Taranaki Filipino Society

    Together We Can Make the Difference

  • Executive Committee 2017-2018

    From left to right are, Chona, Flora, Lulu, Clarita, Jenny, Johnathan, Edna, David, Gemma & Romellia.
    Not in photo: Ulinda and Micheal.


    Front Row (L-R): Lulu Mitchell, Sim de los Santos
    Back Row (L-R): Stella Schmidt, Clarita Nono, David Ban, Edna Wilson, Evanne Hull, Chona Garcia, Lorin Rowe
    Not in Photo: Ulinda Sandford, Gemma Evans, Romelia Rosal, Joemarie Jungco

  • Executive Committee 2015-2016

    in photo from L-R : Romelia, Pat, Ulinda, Tom, Lulu, Gemma, Chona, David, Prescilla & Lorin
    not in photo : Edna & Sim — with Patricia Kemp, Sims Delos Santos, Edna Calzada Pintor Wilson, David Ban and Prescilla Macales.

  • Multi Ethnic Extravaganza 2016

    Taranaki Filipino Society contingent

  • Multi Ethnic Extravaganza 2016

    Taranaki Filipino Society members dancing Philippine national dance “Tinikling”

  • Euniece Ingrid Santos-Gonzalez

    Miss Phils-NZ 2015 – 1st runner up and Miss Congeniality

Together We Can Make a Difference

TFSI is a proud member of

Federation of Filipino Associations, Societies and Clubs in New Zealand Taranaki Mutli Ethnic Council

Executive Committee 2017-2018

Romelia Rosal

Mod. 021 269 7860

Gemma Evans
Vice President
Gemma Evans

Mob. 021 197 6992
[email protected]

David Ban
David Ban

ph. (06) 7590949.
[email protected]

Edna Wilson
Edna Wilson

Ph. (06) 751 1766
Mob. 021 132 0356
[email protected]

Committee Members:

Chona Garcia
Chona Garcia
Ph. (06) 757 9182
Mob. 021 126 3043

Ulinda Sandford
Ulinda Sandford
Ph. (06) 765 5615
Mob. 027 712 8360
[email protected]

Lulu Mitchell
Lulu Mitchell
Ph. (06) 756 8952
Mob. 021 203 5748

Clarita Nono
Clarita Nono
Ph. (06) 759 2270

Micheal Decena
Mob. 022 1269235

Jonathan Jimenez
Mob. 022 1365794

Flora Gaunt
Mob. 021 02545608

Jenny Gutang
Mob. 027 7576223

Harold Jurgens



From the President’s Desk – July 2017

Greetings to everyone

The TFSI annual general meeting was a great success, and thanks to all members who attended and participated in this annual event. 

I would also like to thank you all for putting your trust in me, and electing me as the new Society President. I am a mother of four, three girls and a son. I am also blessed to have a very supportive husband, Romel. Currently I work at Max Pennington’s Auto City as the Assistant Accountant. I am also an active member of CFC (Couples for Christ) and the coordinator of our social ministry. Like wise I am the Treasurer of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Joseph Church a Catholic Charity/Lay Organization. I love the challenges and the responsibility of each position that I am handling, and always trying my very best to perform these duties as expected from me, with GOD’s help. 

In every organization that I’ve been involved with, the key to success is the unity and respect among member. The support of each and everyone is very vital for our society to prosper. Remember that the Filipino Society plays an important role for Filipinos here in this beautiful country. And it preserves our culture. It is a way we can share who we are with other nationalities, and the next generation. 

I would like also to take this opportunity to announce Gemma Evans as the Vice-President, Edna Wilson as the Treasurer and the re-appointment of David Ban as the Secretary. For the committee members re-appointment of Lulu Mitchelle, Ulinda Sandford and Clarita Nono and the newly appointed committee members, Flora Gaunt, Jonathan Jimenez, Jenny Gutang , Micheal Decena, and our ever supportive past president Chona Garcia. I would also like to say a special thank you to Chona for stepping up as president during the year, and kept us all together. 

I am amazed by how willing very busy people are, to put up their hands, and take on tasks on behalf of the Society. I would like to thank you all for your considerable contributions. 

Looking forward to seeing you all at all the events over the coming year. 

May GOD be always with us. 

 President- Romellia Rosal

Newsletter – May 2017

The Taranaki Filipino Society newsletter for May 2017 can now be downloaded at here.

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