President’s Report – July 2016 (Financial Year 2016-2017)

Lorin RoweWelcome all to our new term, new financial year. AGM was held on the 18th of June 2016. Significant and prospective issues were discussed and new committee members were added to our visionary and working team. I personally thank Edna Wilson, Evanne Hull and Lulu Mitchell, all my mentors and great leaders of the pasts. They are the ones who give me encouragement, advice and acknowledgement for all the things I’m doing for the Society. Also thank you to Ulinda & John Sandford, our guardians, for being in a Society the whole time. And lastly, thank you to all our loyal members and dedicated committee members who are purely committed in keeping and serving our Society. Long Live Taranaki Filipino Society Inc.!!!

Also welcome to our beautiful TFSI Babies namely: Myah Naomi Evans – daughter of Gemma & John Evans. Arlo “AJ” Arthur Sandford – son of Neil & Amy Sandford, grandson of Ulinda & John Sandford. Lennox Herbert – son of Cindy & Lewis Herbert, grandson of late Cristina Keegan. Thomas Phillip Kessney – son of Ouksa & Kaven Kessney. Welcome to the world little angels!

TFSI would like to express our deepest sympathy to the bereaved family of Bob Frost. Bob was the husband of Emie Frost, our loyal couple. Bob Frost was the one who designed our official TFSI Logo. Bob’s creation of Society’s logo will be remains and respected in the future. Thank you Bob for your great contribution. Rest in Peace.

Masquerade Ball was organised last month. Thank you to all involved and everyone were definitely had a great night. Thank you to our two young performers Clayr Asia who played piano and Aljeah Gutang who rendered few songs. Well done girls. Congratulations to Jim & Vita Hotter for winning our Ballroom Dance Competition. Also congratulations to Femie Hatcher & Nonoy Decena, our fancy masquerade mask winners of the night. Thank you to Prescilla & David Ban for the complimentary gift basket for the winners. Well done organising team!

TFSI Website is now fully updated. This includes: TFSI Newsletter, Federation Logo, TMEC Logo, Rey Valera’s Concert, TFSI Travel Corner, TFSI Baby Corner, TFSI Featured Photo (Taranaki Scenery), Pistang Pilipino Sa NP 2014 Photo Gallery and the latest is our TFSI Beauties Photo Gallery (Miss Phils-NZ Candidates & Winners). Please visit our website : There’s more to come. Watch this space!

Featured Photo: Lake Mangamahoe is one of New Plymouth’s iconic place. This man-made lake has a spectacular view of Mt.Taranaki. A popular place for walking, running, mountain biking or even outdoor outing/gathering. Featuring photos of different scenery of Taranaki is our way of promoting and showing our own paradise to the world. By doing this, people will have an insight of who we are and what we are. TFSI newsletter is designed to give our viewers and readers specific details of everything in a newsletter. Highest quality was used to achieve outstanding results. Thanks to our young editor Colin and our webmaster expert Ver.

Plans for Pistang Pilipino Sa Wellington 2016 is well under way. TFSI is proud to introduce Jenny Gutang as our official TFSI Beauty Pageant Candidate for “The Search for Miss Phils-NZ 2016”. Under 19 Basketball Team will also participate in basketball tournament. TFSI Festival Dance Group is also gearing up for the biggest show in Pistang Pilipino 2016. Please support our team. Being there is good enough for us. Thank you!

TFSI is proud to support Rey Valera’s Concert “Pangako Sa ‘Yo” that will be held on the 9th of September 2016 at Ryder Hall, NP Boy’s High School, NP. Rey Valera is one of Philippines’ most acclaimed singer, song writer, producer and music award-winner. An iconic balladeer, Rey Valera will share and sing his songs that will touch your heart again. Don’t miss out this great opportunity. To buy your tickets please contact Lorin on 027-8401557.

Induction of New Officers & Winter Ball Night is set on the 23rd of July at Beach Street Hall, Fitzroy NP. Start @ 6 PM. Potluck Tea. Everyone is welcome! We have so many plans ahead. We will keep everyone informed in the next newsletter. Until then……..take care everyone……..winter is here.

Lorin Rowe

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