One of PAMANA’s mission is to foster unity and harmony among members and the community at large through participation in social activities. It has been a wonderful day for a dozen PAMANA members and friends as they got together on the first day of Fall for a road trip to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The group went to the EAA Aviation Museum and marveled at aviation innovations with a collection of more than 200 historic aircraft. They feasted on a Boodle lunch at Manila Resto — a first of its kind restaurant in the Fox Valley offering a fusion of Filipino, Asian and American dishes. After lunch, the group enjoyed the Paine Art Center and Gardens - a preserved historic estate listed on the National Register of Historic Places for a personal guided tour of the mansion and gardens, and taking a glimpse of the Louis Comfort Tiffany treasures from the Driehaus collection. Their trip ended with a quick stop at the Outlet Shoppes and a merienda of halo-halo to go from Manila Resto. Thanks to Manila Resto owner Marlo Ambas for welcoming PAMANA at his restaurant and the sumptous meal. Thanks to participants Rina Courtier, Mary Ann McGann, Romy Castillo, Janette Jordee, Tim Jordee, Nenita Marañon, Chris Santos-Lang, Jenny Ybañez, Noli Ybañez, William Elliott, and tour organizers Ruchelle Elliott and Marechiel Santos-Lang for the company and a fun day! Shout out to William for driving the the passenger van. The PAMANA Day Trip to Oshkosh is a project of the PAMANA Membership & Communications Committee.
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Congratulations to the new officers of the 2018-2019 board of directors term of PAMANA!
President Janette Jordee
President-Elect Lynelle B Harrison
Secretary Al H. Gutierrez
Treasurer Jun Gonzales
PRO Marechiel Santos-Lang
Youth Representative Kayla Ylagan FASO Madison Co-President
Advisor 1 Joseph Barut Arcangel
Advisor 2 Romeo Castillo
Advisor 3 Rina N. Courtier
Advisor 4 Bobby Pagas Star DJ Music
Advisor 5 Charisa Conklin Stauffacher
Advisor 6 Marivic Valencia
Advisor 7 Jenny Dungca-Ybanez
Thank you so much to all PAMANA volunteers who worked the Athletes’ Check-in for Ironman 70.3 manning 4 of the 5 stations this afternoon. It was very busy and hectic but you all served with a smile and positive energy checking off names at entrance, explaining the forms and how to fill them, checking off waivers and filing and handing out goodie bags and athlete shirts. Combined, PAMANA put in 51 volunteer hours benefiting our association for a Foundation Grant to help fund our programs. Maraming salamat Al Gutierrez, Alfred Santos Braceros, Lynelle, Ebba & Torben Harrison, Chris & Marechiel Santos-Lang, Ruchelle Elliott, Ana Rose Doyon, Tom Mejia, Nyke Bedua and Emma Tomberlin-Burdulis for giving up your Saturday afternoon in support of PAMANA
Each year PAMANA awards scholarships to deserving graduating high school seniors of PAMANA members. Following an application process and the recommendation of the Scholarship Committee, the PAMANA board is pleased to award $700.00 scholarships each to Marianne Gale Pagas and Astrid Harrison.
Mariane Pagas graduated from James Madison Memorial High School. She is the daughter of Bobby and Dolly Pagas. She is a PEOPLE scholar and a recipient of Student Achievement award presented by Optimist International. She plans on attending UW-Madison to pursue a Nursing degree.
Astrid Harrison graduated from Waunakee High School. She is the daughter of Torben and Lynelle Harrison. Astrid graduated Summa Cum Laude and is a recipient of Chancellor Scholar at UW-Madison where she plans to take Civil Engineering.
In addition to their academic achievements, both of our scholars are active in sports and community services. When you see Mariane and Astrid, extend your warm wishes as they both enter college life.
June 1 was a very productive Friday night for PAMANA board members as they held their in-person meeting. They debriefed on the successful Christmas party 2017, reflected on things to improve, approved this year’s venue & Dec 15 date, reviewed plans for the July 21 summer picnic, reported on the community volunteering efforts for Second Harvest, Brat Fest, IRONMAN 70.3 and IRONMAN Wisconsin, approved the scholarship awards, received updates on the social services efforts to help a Filipina whose home exploded in Beaver Dam, reported on our cultural education activities of Migration Story, FASO partnership and future activities, discussed membership, presented the preliminary plan for the Sept 22 Fall day tour to Oshkosh, reviewed the events calendar for the next two years and made preparations for the next board term. Thank you to the 2017-2018 board members for their leadership led by president Marechiel Santos-Lang, Jenny Ybanéz, Janette Jordee, Glenn Ruiz, Marivic Valencia, Lynelle Harrison, Jun Gonzales, Bobby Pagas Star Djmusic, Joseph Barut Arcangel, Al H. Gutierrez. Thank you to all our members, donors and volunteers! The board couldn’t have done it without your support.
Thank you volunteers for giving up your weekend to help Second Harvest fight hunger in Wisconsin by volunteering at this year's Bratfest. Close to $500 will be donated to the Second Harvest from your efforts.
Deadline to sign up is April 5
Great news! The PAMANA Scholarship deadline for graduating high school seniors has been moved to April 15. If you or friends you know have a graduating high school senior, please encourage them to apply. Questions? Contact Janette Jordee, Scholarship Committee liaison to the board. Learn more.
Single mom with two young children lost home in Beaver Dam from chemical explosion
The Wisconsin Microfinance invites you to a night of delicious Filipino food, drink pairings, inspiring speakers and a silent auction at its annual Microfinance Gala to provide micro-loans to business women in the Philippines on Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6PM. The gala will be held at the Harvest Restaurant on the Capitol Square, 21 N. Pinckney Street. The ticket costs $99 per person and funds one new loan! To purchase tickets, click here. More information. Here's the invite: WM GALA.pdf
Philippine-American Association of Madison and Neighboring Areas, Inc. is a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
P.O. Box 5013
Madison WI 53705-0013