PHILIPPINE-AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MADISON & NEIGHBORING AREAS
The Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas (PAMANA) is a nonprofit organization whose mission includes fostering unity and harmony among Filipino, Filipino-American, and local communities in south-central Wisconsin. PAMANA promotes Filipino cultural education and also provides aid and assistance to humanitarian projects both in the local community and distressed communities in the Philippines.
PAMANA is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting understanding and goodwill among members and the community at large through participation in social, cultural and educational activities. In Filipino, PAMANA means inheritance or legacy.
Half Ironman Volunteering - June 8 & 9, 2019 at Olin Turville Park
Thank you PAMANA volunteers for helping at the Athlete Check-In on June 8, at the Ironman 70.3 in Madison! It was fun meeting many of the athletes. It was impressive that Bruce Best could find the Filipino athletes and start chatting with them in Tagalog! On race day, June 9, PAMANA volunteers helped at the Finish Line. There they “caught” athletes as they finished the event (in case they were a little dizzy and tired from the swim/bike/run lasting more than 4 hours), gave out water, and handed out the athlete’s finisher’s medal and hat. It was very inspiring seeing the athletes finish such a grueling event! Thank you to Veronica Webb, Annika Webb, Al Gutierrez, Chris Black, Torben Harrison, Kirsten Harrison, Ebba Harrison, Lyna Ryders, Bruce Best and Lynelle Harrison. Special thanks to Lynelle, our president-elect for leading and coordinating. Combined, PAMANA put in 60 volunteer hours for a Foundation Grant to help fund PAMANA programs.
International Women’s Day Community Celebration, March 2, 2019
PAMANA was honored to participate at the International Women’s Day 6th Annual Community Celebration in Madison. Organized by the Senegambia Women's Association and the African community, PAMANA president Janette Jordee was co-emcee of the event highlighting an exciting period of history where the world demand and expect balance. Women have come a long way with more to be achieved. PAMANA provided entertainment by dancing a Philippine folk dance, Pandanggo Sa Ilaw — the dance of lights! Other performances included Indian and Chinese together with inspiring women trailblazers speaking at the event. Mabuhay ang mga kababaihan!
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