Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a good New Year.
Two thousand and fourteen is going to be a big year for us as we are going to host the 2014 Labour Weekend. The Committee is working hard to make this the best Labour Weekend ever. If you would like to volunteer for this weekend let us know. We (the Committee) have decided not to have any events.
If you have any idea af how to host a social event please let us know, especially the Committee who are trying to get all the help they can. But if you wish to be involved in the Labour Weekend activities, or know someone who would like to participate, remember that they need to be a member of the Society.
All the best, looking forward to everyone helping with this Pistang Filipino.
I would also like to thank all who helped with the fundraising during the year.
Monday, November 18th, 2013 at
Kumusta mga kabayan,
Before anything else, I would like to express my sincere sympathy to the victims and families that have been affected by the typhoon Yolanda. It is very sad to hear the devastation of Tacloban City and the suffering of its people. In this newsletter, please find the Philippine Embassy advisory appealing to all of us Filipinos living in New Zealand to donate money to provide the necessary medicines, food, water and other needs of the people in Tacloban. Yo ur donation will make a difference to them. Please give generously.
Ulinda and the Committee have decided that the money raised from the upcoming A&P show food stall fundraising will be donated to the typhoon Yolanda relief fund, so we encourage all Filipinos in Taranaki to help at the food stall on the 23rd and 24th of November.
Last Labour Weekend, some members of the executive committee attended the Pistang Pilipino 2013 sa Rotorua. Along with us were Paul Stancliffe-White of Venture Taranaki and his wife Debbie. We had a promotional stall to invite people to come to New Plymouth next years Labour Weekend Pistang Pilipino 2014 sa New Plymouth. Planning is very well underway now. John Sandford is our Project Manager.
Next year, we hope to have a monthly meeting with members to give them regular updates. Nonmembers are also welcome to attend. There are some Filipinos who belong to the Couples for Christ and Jesus is Lord, who expressed their interest to help. We would appreciate it very much. The more the merrier.
The committee continues to do sausage sizzle fundraising. If you can help please let us know. The schedule is in the upcoming attractions. Our usual Xmas party and carolling is on. Please look at the “Upcoming Attractions” for the dates. If you want one done in your home, please let us know. Your donation will help our community continue what we do.
I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year 2014. Remember that the birth of Jesus Christ, our Saviour, is the reason for the season.