President’s Report – September 2016

Lorin RoweTaranaki Filipino Society Inc. became officially incorporated on the 9th of August 1994. Twenty-two years down the track, Society has gone so far. From the type written, black and white to a high quality creative design newsletter, from a small group of Filipinos to a growing numbers, from small performances to a huge hosting event, our vision has slowly come to a reality yet our mission remains. Society’s objective is to protect our own people. TFSI’s Past President Ulinda Sandford, Edna Wilson, Lulu Mitchell and myself as Senior Members, Guardian , Board of Trustees,  all pure Filipino descent, been a members for so long and  all worked so hard to love, care, preserve, promote and protect the Society from the people who has false intention and cause trouble to the Society. Read more

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!
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President’s Report – May 2016

Lorin RoweHarold Jurgens, our Editor of Pinoy Sa Bundok Taranaki Publication has respectfully announced his retirement few months ago. Harold has been loyal and very committed in making Society’s long time official circulation. Aside from making the newsletter, Harold also played a big role in making souvenir programmes of “Journey to the Manger Concert” and “Pistang Pilipino Sa NP 2014”. He has seen and dealt with different leaders of the past terms and have been very helpful in decision making during AGM. Harold is a private person and doesn’t come to Society’s function very often, but would do anything asked for the Society. Age and health issues are the reason why Harold has decided to retire. He wanted to enjoy his retirement life and yet, still willing to help with the printing of the newsletter. He thinks that there are now more younger generations and highly intellectual individuals that are capable of doing the modern digital media. On behalf of Taranaki Filipino Society Inc., I would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for all the years of hard work and passion he has offered to the Society. All the best to the future. God bless you Harold!

Colin RoweTFSI Introducing…….. Colin Rowe is our new Editor of Pinoy Sa Bundok Taranaki. Colin is a WITT student and is currently studying Graphics Design. With his knowledge and passion in digital media, that makes him a highly qualified for creating our new look newsletter. Colin was TFSI’s Graphic Designer and Photographer during Pistang Pilipino Sa NP 2014. Even Gene Orejana, Big Boss of Western Union (Major Sponsor of Pistang Pilipino 2014), verbally congratulated and praised Colin for his amazing job. None in Pistang Pilipino history has ever done such an amazing creative effect design used as a background on stage. Well done Colin! The decision for Colin as our Editor was agreed and made by the Executive Committee. Good luck Colin! Read more

Travel Corner – May 2016


Photos – May 2016

Travel Corner – March 2016

Helen O'Keefe in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Philippines - January 2016

Helen O’Keefe in Sipalay, Negros Occidental , Philippines – January 2016

Photos – March 2016

President’s Report – March 2016

Lorin RoweTaranaki Multi-Ethnic Extravanganza is popular than ever before. It took months of preparation by TMEC Committee and its associates and the result was a success. Again, TFSI has done its best to support Taranaki Multi-Ethnic Council and became part of the multi-cultural event. Read more