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FIL-AM ASSOCIATION OF SCV, INC.

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We would like to thank our partners for giving us the opportunity to

fulfill our objectives and serve our members and the Fil-Am community in Santa Clarita Valley!

What's the latest with Fil-Am of SCV 

COME AND CELEBRATE
OUR ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

COME & CELEBRATE OUR
ANNUAL CULTURAL FESTIVAL

Fil-Am of SCV and Santa Clarita Sister Cities Program is proud to present our Annual Cultural Festival, "Bakasyon Sa Pinas"!

 

This year, make it a family affair and discover the beauty and culture of the Philippines!

 

We are showcasing the best in Philippine culture! We will take you on a journey of a Filipino - American family vacationing in the Philippines, visiting the 3 majestic Islands of the Philippines - Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, while discovering each Island's history through traditional Fiesta celebration or "Pistahan" celebration with songs and dances!

KARAOKE FUNDRAISING
FOR A CAUSE

Are You Ready to Showcase Your Vocal Talents or Just Have Some Fun?

Join us on Saturday, July 13th starting at 5pm for a fun-filled Karaoke night! Hosted by none other than Santa Clarita's BEST KJ (Karaoke Jockey), Andy Pabalan along with Fil-Am community's rising star, Alexis Riguerra!!!

 

It will be held at Ryan's Boba Bistro! One of the BEST Boba, Halo Halo and Taho restaurant in the City of Santa Clarita!!! Yummy refreshments and a great way to beat the sizzling summer temperature.

This "Fun"draising event will support the programs and projects we have planned this year in an effort to serve you and our community! Your presence and participation will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you friends and Kababayans and looking forward to experiencing this fun event with you!!!

Please pass this along and share to your friends and families!

Fil-Am Association of SCV, Inc.

Ronnie Tejada, Chairperson

COME AND WALK WITH US!
JOIN THE 2024 JULY 4TH PARADE!

Come and Join ... Walk with Us and Represent the Fil-Am Community in Santa Clarita!

Participate in one of Fil-Am of SCV's long running tradition, the July 4th Parade!

For over 4 decades, Fil-Am Association of SCV, Inc. has been representing the Filipino-American community during the city's celebration of United States Independence Day! And we are proud to say that we have garnered several parade awards including the coveted Sweepstakes Award!

The parade's theme this year is "The Freedom To Play, Celebrating our Parks, Trails, and Open Space"!

If you want to participate in decorating our float or walk with us at the parade, please register online and someone will contact you for details.

Register here:

https://www.filamofscv.org/.../2024-annual-july-4th-parade

Thank you, Maraming Salamat Po at Mabuhay Sa Inyong Lahat!

Chairperson - Mike Justiniano

A Roster of Excellent Fil-Am Students
Added to our Prestigious JRSAA Recipients!

It is with great pride to announce that we had another outstanding students who became the recipients of the 2024 Jose Rizal Scholastic Achievement Awards!

 

We had quite an impressive group of candidates who applied for the prestigious awards this year, and every one of them exceeded the requirements imposed to be qualified candidates for the JRSAA, several applied and we narrowed it down to three top candidates.

The following are the top three winners: First Place - Yra Climaco from Castaic High, Second Place - Saira Castor from West Ranch, Third Place - Isa Magee from Hart High.

 

Each one of the winners received a Plaque of Recognition, and a monetary gift of $1,000, $500 and $300, respectively.

 

The name of the first place winner is also added on to the perpetual plaque that he gets to keep until another top awardee is chosen next year.

 

Congratulations! We wish you all the best as you begin your new adventure!

 

Dr. Verna Marty-Argũelles - Scholarship Chairperson

Scholarship Committee Members

Zony Gordon

Prima Olila

Mul Tayoba

CONTINUING OUR TRADITION,
A WHOLESOME FAMILY PICNIC!

We had such an amazing time last Sunday, March 30, 2024, at our Spring Family Picnic!

The most rewarding part of the day was seeing all of the kids having fun, playing games and seeing their precious smiles, it’s simply priceless! And the adults equally had a great time. We made new friends, reconnected with old friends and strengthened the bond among our Fil-Am of SCV family and beyond.

This picnic was in lieu of the Easter Picnic which was cancelled due to rain. And despite the rescheduling, we had very good attendance. This simply shows how we Filipinos, loves spending time with our family, getting together with friends, engaging in outdoor activities and simply soaking under the sun.

Our Picnic Committee headed by Ronnie Tejada, Mike Justiniano and Nic Montebon, Jr. did an amazing job putting this picnic together. We also acknowledges the hard work of committee members Myra Miranda, Mul Tayoba, Zeny Justiniano and Linda Crawford and host Alexis Riguerra certainly kept our even alive and exciting.

 

Thank you to all who participated and volunteered, we are looking forward to having you again at our Easter Family Picnic next year.

 

Thank you once again to all, Maraming Salamat sa inyong Lahat!  

Nic Montebon

PRO

40TH ANNIVERSARY,
A CELEBRATION OF THE PAST AND THE FUTURE
OF FIL-AM OF SCV

BY: JACQUELINE FERRER-MARTINEZ, 2023 PRESIDENT & 2024 BOARD OF

DIRECTOR , FIL-AM OF SCV

40 years ago, a few ‘pioneers’ had the vision to unite Filipino Americans living in the Sta. Clarita Valley, to form a

social organization, become active in the community and be recognized as a united Filipino group. Thank you to

our pioneers, the late Adrian Gomez and Rudy Correa, Jun Gatilao, Cesar Obnial, Art Caranto, and Fred Bertulfo,

for having the vision.

On March 23, 2024, Fil-Am of SCV filled the Hyatt Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in celebration of 40 years of

philanthropy. Of course, the Honorable Mayor Cameron Smyth was on-hand to help us celebrate. Celebrating our

40th Anniversary means Fil-Am is even older than the city of Santa Clarita! This milestone was accomplished thru

the hard work and dedication of our volunteers, our Board of Directors, and Trustees. We depend solely upon our

volunteers to help our association thrive and do the necessary work.