WELCOME MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT JOYCE COURY
Richard, Joyce, Kelly (8), Gavin (6), Mark and Michael (4) Coury
My fellow members of FAAWIS, it is with much excitement and enthusiasm that I am to begin my service as president of our Filipino American Association of Wisconsin. Myself along with our outstanding board members, officers and all of our associates are looking forward to carrying on our traditions and activities as all our distinguished past leaders have.
A very wise Filipino once said “He who does not know how to look back at where he came from will never get to his destination” Dr. Jose Rizal.
Indeed, it is through this wisdom that has born our cultural service organizations like FAAWIS. On behalf of myself and our board members we will work in earnest in continuing the culture and tradition of FAAWIS mindful to look to our past and hopeful in our service to provide a source of unity, understanding, sharing and support among its members, its families, and friends.
I would like to congratulate our newly elected 2014-2015 Board Members: Tom Hey, Delilah Dijamco, Divina Wells, Sol Yoder, Marivic Gilbert and Rhoda Dickhut. It is with great joy that I welcome you to the team and I look forward to what you will bring to the success of the organization! Special thanks to our hardworking officers and dedicated chairpersons for accepting the responsibilities and preparing our activities that we look forward to every year.
Lastly, I want to thank you all of you who came and joined us in celebrating the New Year at the FAAWIS New Year’s Eve Party. It was a fun night of great food, dancing, games, raffles and camaraderie with old and new friends.
Happy New Year to all!
Joyce Coury, President 2014
A FAREWELL LETTER FROM 2013 PRESIDENT
I would like to take this chance to express my gratitude to all who lent a hand and money towards achieving the noble objectives of our organization, the Filipino American Association of Wisconsin. Kudos also, to the different groups like, UPAA, USTAA, PNAWI, PCCCF and others, for their contributions and participations.
What a colorful year this was for FAAWIS. We witnessed this during our bowling event where teams wore different colored T-shirts. Our summer picnic likewise, was colorful as guest and members wore their Hawaiian outfits. Not to be outdone and most eye catching of all these events was the Fashionista Night where various hues of colorful clothing adorned our models.
The color red was also prominent at our meetings about FAAWIS’ financial status and our International Folk Fair participation. All these questions were passed with flying colors.
The lunch with Santa was overwhelmed by white snow. Our New Year celebration sparkled of gold.
Thank you. Long live FAAWIS. Mabuhay.
Zen Edralin - FAAWIS President 2013
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