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.
Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 at
Ulinda is away, so I was given the task of writing this message for this newsletter. I would like to thank those who helped at our sausage sizzle in Mitre 10. To those who attended the quiz night and cake auction fundraising on August 16, thank you for your support. On September 7th, we also held a Bingo evening. There were only 9 of us. We had fun even with the small number of members gathering. Wish there were more people there.
The Federation meeting that Ulinda and I attended was well worth the effort. It gives us more insights on how the Pistang Pilipino is organised.
The Pistang Pilipino 2014 sa New Plymouth is now well underway. John Sandford is our Project Manager. A group of us will attend the Labour Weekend celebration in Rotorua this year. With the help of Venture Taranaki and other major sponsors, we hope that our event next year will be as good as the others.
Please keep your newsletter handy to check the activities or mark your calendars for our upcoming events. If you need to be reminded, let us know. Hope to see you around.
Just a gentle reminder that subscriptions are now due, so if you have not already done so, renew your membership as soon as possible.
Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at
It is the start of another year for the Taranaki Filipino Society. I beseech you all to look after yourselves because with the onset of winter we have many people sick and with sore throats.
Last month Gemma was performing at the Puke Ariki Museum on the occaision of their tenth anniversary with Edna and Lulu helping her. Well done and thank you for your work. Also in June we had our Annual General Meeting with a pot luck tea with many attending – thank you all for coming. Most of our officers and committee are the same as last year, however three of the executive committee members stepped down so welcome to our new committee, and I hope that this year we can cope with organising the 2014 Labour Weekend. After the AGM we had our fundraising Karaoke Evening which was well supported – thank you to Dave and Prescilla for organising this. We enjoyed ourselves and danced. Thank you to all the visitors for coming. I would also like to thank those who helped with our sausage sizzles in May and June. Last month we met again with Venture Taranaki. They asked questions about the number of people we are expecting to attend and what we do, but they did say that they can help us.
This month Edna and I will be attending the Federation meeting held in Rotorua on July 20 so we will have the opportunity to ask questions and they can tell us what we should be doing. After this meeting we will go back to speak with Venture Taranaki.
Please we still need your help and support.