Philippine-American Association of Madison & Neighboring Areas

Upcoming events

    • Sunday, February 24, 2019
    • Sunday, July 21, 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Staybridge Suites Fitchburg, 2916 Hard Rock Road, Fitchburg WI 53719

    Are You Interested For Your Child to Learn Tagalog?

    Sign Up is Now Open for PAMANA Kantahang Pambata. The PAMANA Cultural Education Committee is inviting parents and grandparents with children or grandchildren ages 5 to 12 years old to encourage their kids to join our Tagalog kids singing group. PAMANA Kantahang Pambata aims to introduce children to the Tagalog language through songs and instill an appreciation for the Filipino culture.They will learn one Tagalog song every month with a possible opportunity to perform at a future PAMANA event.

    Practice/Meetings will be held one Sunday a month, from 2-3:30 pm. The first  meeting will be held at the University of  Wisconsin Memorial Union. The  first practice dates is February 24.

    The last practice date is July 21, 2019 and will be held in Shelter 3,  Belleville Community Park in Belleville WI. It will be a celebration & potluck session. All parents are requested to bring a dish to share.  We will have a photo shoot of kids in traditional Filipino attire.  Please have them come in Filipino costume. If they don't have one, they can wear a solid color top and we have a Bandana necklace to provide them.  Contact Jenny Ybanez for questions.

    The rest of the practice dates and meeting venue are:

    • March 24, 2:00-3:30 PM, Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • April 28, 2:00-3:30 PM, Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • May 19, 2:00-3:30 PM, Fitchburg Public Library, 5530 Lacy Rd, Fitchburg, WI 53711
    • June 23, 2:00-330 PM, Staybridge Suites, 2916 Hard Rock Road, Fitchburg WI 53719 

    All participants must register. Register your child/grandchild here.

    Waiver & Release

    By signing up your child/grandchild to PAMANA Kantahang Pambata, parents agree to the Terms & Conditions of the Event Participation Agreement and Release and Waiver of Liability (“Release”) and the Video/Photograph Release. Parents will be required to turn in or sign these waivers on the the 1st day meeting attendance.

    The PAMANA Cultural Education Committee's goals are to promote and impart the Filipino tradition, culture and legacy by sharing practices, rituals, music, dance, food and literature through interactive presentation and activities.

    Cultural Education Committee Members & Kantahang Pambata Volunteers

    Jenny Ybanez (co-chair), Lynelle Harrison (co-chair), Gie Best, Bruce Best, Rina Courtier, Agnes Salvo, Jerry Salvo, Marechiel Santos-Lang, Chris Santos-Lang and Noli Ybanez

    Questions? Please contact Jenny Ybanez

    • Saturday, July 27, 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Shelter 3, Lake Farm Park, 4330 Libby Road, Madison WI, 53711

    PAMANA Sama Sama Summer Picnic 2019

    Saturday, July 27, 11AM-5PM
    Shelter 3, Lake Farm Park, 6330 Libby Road, Madison WI 53711

    Featuring food by Milwaukee's Filipino Food Truck Meat on the Street

    You, your family & friends are invited to PAMANA Sama Sama Summer Picnic 2019. The picnic is open to everyone. There is no admission fee. There is no limit to the number of guests you can bring. However, for planning purposes, please RSVP and indicate the no. of your guests. 

    PAMANA is pleased to partner with Meat on the Street  owned by millenial Fil-Am owner-siblings Alexa & Matt Alfaro of Milwaukee to provide food at this year's picnic through their food truck!  Meat on the Street is very generous to make it a fundraiser for us to help offset the picnic event costs. For every bowl sold, $1.00 goes back to PAMANA. For every side or lumpia sold, $0.50 goes back to PAMANA. Thank you for your support!

    The planning committee members have taste-tested! We recommend and will offer the following super yummy selection for your enjoyment.  

    Photos courtesy of Meat On The Street Instagram

    Food Menu 

     Pork Stix Meal* 1/2/3 stix $6.50 / $8.50 / $11.50
     Chicken Stix Meal* 1/2/3 stix $6.50 / $8.50 / $11.50
     Beef Stix Meal* 1/2/3 stix $6.50 / $8.50 / $11.50
     Tofu Stix Meal*  2 stix / $8.50 (tangy, spicy or both )
     Sunny Sausage Bowl  $8.50
     Sinigang Bowl**  $8.50
     Lumpiang Shanghai  $1.50/pc.
     White rice or Garlic rice  $2.50/cup
     Pork/Chicken/Beef Stix  $4/pc.
    • *Comes with a serving of white rice.
    • **Longanisa, sunny side up egg, white rice & tomatoes.

    Kakanin, Ice Cream & Soda Sale

    Grab a bite of one or more Filipino classic favorite desserts and appetizers generously provided by PAMANA Members for Sale.

    Bibingka @ $1.00/slice Kutsinta @ $1.00/piece
    Cassava Cake @ $1.00/slice Ube Cake - Price TBC
    Maja Blanca @ $1.00/slice

    Magnolia Ice Cream Milk Bar @ $2.00/bar

    Leche Flan $1.00/serving Mango on stick with alamang $1.00/stick
    Ginata-ang Mais $1.00/serving Pineapple on stick $1.00/stick

    Beverages For Sale at $1.00 each

    Soda in Cans: Coke, Ginger Ale, Fanta Orange, Sprite, Pineapple Juice, Bottle H20 

    Current paid Family Members and Individual Members get FREE ice cold bottled water!  Not a member or to renew, click here.

    “Family Members” is defined as spouses or partners and their children under 18 who are signed up in the Family Member Membership category. Each household can have two adult members for Family Membership. Spouses, partners or children of “Individual Members” are not considered members.

    Pinoy Parlor Games (Palarong Pinoy)

    It's not a Filipino get-together without parlor games! We will have sedentary/table station games and interactive games for all ages!

     Sipa  Pukpok Palayok  Sack Race
     Sungka  Tug of War  Bring Me
     Otso-Otso   Trip to Jerusalem  Itlog Relay
     Agaw-Bitin  Paper Dance  Lobo Popping

    The New Filipino Kitchen Stories & Recipes From Around The Globe Book Launch 

    Featuring Author-Speaker and Meat On The Street co-owner Alexa Alfaro. We are thrilled that Alexa will be sharing a little bit about her story as a successful Fil-Am millenial entrepreneur. Together with her brother Matt, they started the food truck in June 2014. In November 2016, they opened a food stall inside the ELEVEN2 Food Hall in Milwaukee. The dynamic duo have since received local, national and international press. A limited number of copies of the book will be on sale at the picnic and Alexa will be doing a book signing. A portion of the proceeds benefit PAMANA.

    Picnic Program Highlights (Not in the order listed.  Subject to change)

    • Kantahang Pambata

    • Awarding of 2019 PAMANA Scholars 

    • Regeneration International Educational Funds Scholarship Award

    • Men’s Chorus

    • Classic Rock Dance Number

    • Hula Hoop Exhibition Dance

    • Recognition of Staybridge Suites Hotel

    • Wisconsin Microfinance outreach in Bohol, Philippines

    • Announcement of upcoming PAMANA Events

    1. PAMANA Meet Ups  
    2. Cultural Tasting Experience
    3. Ironman Volunteering
    4. Football Fundraiser
    5. Halloween Party
    • Book Signing by Alexa Alfaro

    • Group Sing - Kantahan with Gitara

    • Dancing 

    Activities at Lake Farm Park
    • Volleyball Court
    • Kids Playground
    • Horseshoe Ring Pit (Bring your own rings)
    • Badminton (Bring your own rackets)
    • Hiking Trails
    • Hula hooping (Bring your hula-hoops to share)

    Please bring folding lawn chairs and picnic blankets.

    Adult beverage are allowed at this picnic.

    Driving Directions to Lake Farm Park, Click here.

    Donations to help defray cost are much appreciated.  The cost of this endeavor is upwards $800.00  If you wish to donate, contact Marechiel Santos-Lang.

    Thank you to our early donors!

    • Bruce & Gie Best
    • Jerry & Agnes Salvo
    • Marie Rose Barut
    • Romeo Castillo
    • Chris & Marechiel Santos-Lang
    • Noli & Jenny Ybanez

    Thank you to the 2019 Summer Picnic Planning Committee & Advisors!

    • Ana Rose Biala Doyon
    • Ging De Lorme
    • Ruchelle Elliott
    • Al Gutierrez
    • Allan Rosanes
    • Lyna Rynders (co-chair)
    • Marechiel Santos-Lang (chair)
    • Emma Rose Traxler
    • Jerry & Agnes Salvo (advisors)

    Questions?  Contact Marechiel Santos-Lang.

    • Saturday, August 10, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • MeadowBrook Clubhouse, 801 Pleasant Valley Pkwy, Waunakee, WI 53597
    • 10

    Celebrate and experience Filipino culture with a multi-course luncheon featuring lumpia, lechon, kare-kare and much more authentic Filipino cuisine.

    Saturday, August 10th, 2019
    Check-in at 11:30 am.

    MeadowBrook Clubhouse
    801 Pleasant Valley Pkwy
    Waunakee, WI 53597

    PAMANA members: $35 per person* 
    *PAMANA membership must be current to get the member price.  Each PAMANA member must register separately.  Credit card processing fees will be added to member and non-member registration price.

    Non-members: $40 per person*

    *Non-members can register up to 4 additional people per registration (total of 5 people per registration).  Credit card processing fees will be added to member and non-member registration price.

    Casual attire.  Come hungry!

    Only 10 seats available!  Register as soon as possible to reserve your seat.

    If you are not currently a PAMANA member and would like to pay the member price for this event, please sign up to be a member (BEFORE registering for this event) by completing the new member form on our website. Click this link and complete the form: PAMANA Membership Form

    To register online for the Culinary Tasting Experience, click here.

    • Registration deadline: July 29th 2019
    • If we sell out, contact Lynelle Harrison to be put on the waitlist.
    • No refunds after July 29th, 2019 unless your spot can be filled.

    The Filipino Culinary Tasting Experience is a fundraising event for PAMANA.  Thank you for your support!

    Questions? Contact Lynelle Harrison.

    • Monday, August 12, 2019
    • 1:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Sassy Cow Creamery, W4192 Bristol Rd. Columbus WI 53925

    PAMANA Meet Up: Dairy Farm Tour & Ice Cream Social

    Mon. Aug. 12, 2019; 1:45-4PM

    Sassy Cow Creamery, W4191 Bristor Rd., Columbus WI 53925

    Q: Why is Wisconsin called the Dairy State?
    A: Because it is one of the nation's leading dairy producers.
    Q: Where does dairy come from?
    A: Cows!
    Q: What do cows produce?
    A: Milk!
    Q: What can you make out of milk?
    A: Ice cream!!!

    Moms and dads! Pack the car and bring the kids.

    New to Wisconsin or you’ve never been to a dairy farm before? You MUST come!

    Join us for a private tour to Sassy Cow Creamery Dairy Farm exclusive to PAMANA on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 1:45 PM. Experience a third-generation Wisconsin family dairy farm and learn about the history, stories and activities at Sassy Cow Creamery. From the state-of-the-art milking carousel to the barn, get exclusive access to a genuine Wisconsin family dairy farm. Go inside the barn for an up close and personal view of sassy cows. Learn about their diet and lifestyle on the beautiful 1,700-acre farm.

    Tour duration: 1 hours and 15 minutes

    At the end of tour, everyone gets a dish of Sassy Cow Creamery vanilla ice cream!

    Registration Deadline:  August 03, 2019.

    Member Rate: $4.42*/adult. Children under 18 are free.

     “Family Members” is defined as spouses or partners and their children under 18 who are signed up in the Family Member Membership category. Each household can have two adult members for Family Membership. Spouses, partners or children of “Individual Members” are not considered members.

    Choose Primary Adult Family Member” for adult registering with his/her children under 18.

    Spouse/Partner of a Family Member joining the tour must register separately. Choose “Secondary Adult Member" when registering.

    Individual Member joining the tour, choose "Individual Member"

    Non Member Rate:  $4.42*/per person

    *Rate includes a 2.9% credit card processing fee and $0.30 transaction fee.

    Refunds & Cancellation Policy:  No refunds or cancellations.

    PAMANA is a volunteer-run organization.  Processing cancellations require several administrative steps and back-end work and will not be volunteer-time efficient for the cost of the event of $4.42 per person. Thank you for your understanding.

    Questions?  Contact us.

    What is PAMANA Meetups?

    PAMANA Meetups are events that allow PAMANA members and the FilAm community individuals and families who have similar interests to get together and have a shared experience.   PAMANA Meetups are organized by the Membership Committee.

    • Sunday, September 08, 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • UW Madison Campus, Lot 60

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    PAMANA Volunteering 2019

    Looking for a fun way to support the Madison Community while helping PAMANA raise funds for its operations and projects? PAMANA is seeking at least 15 volunteers for Ironman WI 2019.  In exchange for our efforts, the Ironman Foundation will award a Volunteering Foundation Grant to PAMANA ($300-$500).  The more volunteers we have, the more grant money we will get that we can use for our PAMANA programs and activities.

    Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019, 11;30am - 4:00pm, Run Aid Station 7

    Tasks include set up of station and hand out water and food to runners.

    Pre-register on the PAMANA website to volunteer on behalf of PAMANA

    Kids 10 years old and older can volunteer with an adult. However, each volunteer regardless of age must register separately. All volunteers are required to provide the individual information on the sign up site.   For the PAMANA pre-registration site, each registration requires a unique email. For example:  If mom and 10 year-old son are volunteering, the son needs to be registered using his own email or using dad’s email.  Your information will then be entered on Ironman’s official volunteer website by PAMANA.  This ensures that PAMANA volunteers will be volunteering together.

    Once your information is entered on the official Ironman website, you will receive a confirmation email from Ironman with your shift/location information and other instructions.

    Registration/Volunteering Cancellation Deadline:  The deadline to register and to cancel is Sunday, Sept. 1st, 2019. To cancel, please log back in using your email address or contact Lynelle Harrison.

    Thank you for volunteering and supporting IRONMAN Wisconsin, the athletes and PAMANA!

     Questions? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Lynelle Harrison.

Past events

Saturday, June 29, 2019 PAMANA Meet Up - Strawberry Picking
Saturday, June 08, 2019 Madison Half-Ironman PAMANA Volunteering 2019
Friday, May 24, 2019 Brat Fest PAMANA Volunteering 2019
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Fundraiser at Chipotle
Saturday, April 06, 2019 PAMANA Kapihan Series #2: Our Love Story
Sunday, March 31, 2019 PAMANA Co-Sponsorship of UW FASO Philippine Culture Night 2019
Saturday, February 09, 2019 PAMANA Winter Wellness Zumba
Saturday, January 12, 2019 PAMANA Pinoy Cooking Class
Saturday, December 01, 2018 PAMANA Paskong Pinoy Celebration 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018 PAMANA Family Fall Outing at Enchanted Valley Acres
Saturday, October 27, 2018 PAMANA Halloween Party 2018 for Scholarship
Saturday, September 22, 2018 PAMANA Fall Day Trip to Oshkosh
Sunday, September 09, 2018 Ironman Wisconsin 2018 PAMANA Volunteering
Saturday, July 21, 2018 PAMANA Sama-Sama III Summer Picnic
Saturday, June 09, 2018 Madison Half Ironman PAMANA Volunteering
Monday, May 28, 2018 PAMANA Bratfest 2018 Volunteering
Saturday, March 17, 2018 Fil-Am St. Patrick's Day Karaoke with PAMANA friends
Sunday, February 11, 2018 PAMANA Kapihan - Our Migration Story
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteering with PAMANA Friends
Saturday, January 06, 2018 Kids Karaoke with Fil-Am Families
Saturday, December 16, 2017 Paskong Pinoy 2017 - A Filipino-American Christmas Holiday Party
Friday, November 10, 2017 Madison Launch: Multilingual Filipino Picture Books from Sari-Sari Storybooks
Saturday, October 21, 2017 Filipino American Community Halloween Party 2017
Saturday, September 09, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 6
Saturday, August 26, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 5
Saturday, August 12, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 4
Saturday, July 22, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 3
Saturday, July 08, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 2
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - All 6 Sessions Package
Saturday, June 24, 2017 Let's Zumba with Fe - Session 1
Saturday, December 10, 2016 Himig ng Pasko Tawag ng Pagkakaisa (PAMANA Holiday & Unity Celebration)
Saturday, October 29, 2016 PAMANA 2016 Halloween Party
Saturday, July 30, 2016 Second Harvest Volunteering
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