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2020 BBFAA  Membership Form (Click here to print form)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the discounted membership fee of $25 has been extended until September 30, 2020. Please fill out the BBFAA Membership Form in the link above and mail your check to the BBFAA P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0227.  Or pay online by clicking the links below or the Pay Online Membership buttons above. Thank you for supporting the BBFAA.

Student membership fee with a valid .edu email $10
3 year family membership fee $72
5 year family membership fee $115
 

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BBFAA News

FAMU grad, track & field star Alelee Figueroa named MEAC 2020 Woman of the Year

Effective July 1st, St. Louis Catholic Church welcomes Father Alberic. Bishop William Wack, CSC, has appointed Fr. Alberic Lazerna, to be the new Parochial Administrator of St. Louis Catholic Church, effective July 1, 2020. Father Alberic has been the Parochial Vicar at Little Flower in Pensecola. Welcome to St. Louis, Fr. Alberic!

BBFAA’s Dr. Portia Dinoso Campos featured in Tallahassee Woman Magazine, celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Page 30. (April/May 2020)

Dr. Portia Campos
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FMSU Update

2020 FMSU Candidates had numerous Filipino Delicacy Fundraisers e very 3-4 weeks. Orders were picked up in front of Lynns Oriental Store and distributed throughout the community.
This was their way of pageant contestants sharing Filipino delicacies and spreading Filipino treats. This raised money for the upcoming Pageant. A portion of the donations are earmarked for Bantay Bata 163 which helps disadvantaged children in the Philippines. Thank you for your continuous support of our BBFAA candidates.

UPDATE ON 2020 FMSU “Pageant for a Cause”
FIRST COUNTING WINNERS announced last May 15, 2020.
Miss Tallahassee Joella Mosley and Princess Melissa Foster won top fundraiser in their categories.
Second and Third countings will be announced soon. Thank you for all your support for Team Tallahassee Candidates.

Recently, Riza Solis – FMSU Pageant Coordinator, had conducted a survey among candidates on the proposal to have a virtual pageant. It was suggested to have a Virtual Pageant/Coronation based on the success of the Miss Earth Philippines Virtual Pageant.
The outcome of the survey: Candidates voted for a live competition like previous years. There will be no virtual coronation.

The previous coronation date of August 1, 2020 has been POSTPONED to a later date. Due to the unpredictable nature of Covid-19. They will wait until mass gathering are allowed in Florida to hold a coronation. Pageant officials will make sure that the candidates will have enough time before that yet-to-be-determined date. For now, contestants will wait patiently and do all that we can to ensure everyone’s safety.

Let us hope and pray that this pandemic will end soon.
God bless and be safe.

Lally Mosley
FMSU Team Tallahassee Pageant Coordinator

Upcoming Events

Lucky Goat Coffee to Support BBFAA Scholarships

It’s that time again! The BBFAA Scholarship Committee has partnered with Lucky Goat again this year to raise support for scholarships in the Philippines. Lucky Goat coffee is available for sale now! Only $11/bag. Please contact Mafe Brooks for your order or for any questions at mafemrb@gmail.com. Click here to view the Lucky Goat Flyer.

Past Events

BBFAA Members: As we learn more about the Coronavirus and its effects on every day life, the BBFAA is cancelling all events until further notice.

September

Event: Pista sa Nayon- A Fiesta Filipino This event has been cancelled for September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to coming back strong with our community celebration in 2021!

Event: The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee & Tallahassee Community College Dance Company present Fusion World Dance Concert. Click here to view the Fusion World Dance Flyer.

October

Event: BBFAA Costume challenge 2020! We don’t have to be together but we can still have fun by preparing our costumes for Halloween and sending them for a Virtual Costume Challenge.

This is a FREE event for all to enjoy. In lieu of entry fees, we encourage voluntary donations for the Philippine Scholarship Fund. To donate, please visit the Philippine Scholarship Fund webpage or click here to donate.  You can also mail a check to: BBFAA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0227.

Trophies will be awarded for:
– Best Male Costume
– Best Female
– Best Minor
– Best Filipino-Inspired
– Best Couple
– Honorable Mentions(2)
Deadline for Group Dance (NOVEMBER 2)
Deadline for Submission of entries (NOVEMBER 2)
Announcement of Winners (NOVEMBER 9)

Pets in costumes are also welcome!

In the spirit of our Annual Fall Costume Party, we will also accept videos of dance performances from interested groups with a maximum of 5 members. We will post dance video entries on the Philippine Scholarship Fund FB page as well. Deadline for video submission is on October 28th.

This will be a FREE event for all to enjoy. In lieu of entry fees, we encourage voluntary donations for the Philippine Scholarship Fund. Checks can be mailed to: BBFAA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0227.

For more information, please contact Sonny Abad or email: bbfaascholarship@gmail.com.

Ongoing Events

Event: BBFAA choir

  • BBFAA Choir Director: Ferdie Francisco
  • Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Filipino Choir sings at Blessed Sacrament every 3rd Sunday of the month

Executive Office

Jan 2019-Dec 2021

Officers

Board of Directors

BBFAA Members are welcome to attend the Executive Meeting held each third Friday of the month. Location TBA. Contact any Officer/Board member for more information.

Information on the 2020 BBFAA Educational Grant:
2020 BBFAA Educational Grant Information

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Educational Grant!

Julia Hernandez (Winning Essay)
Giselle Almanzor
Mattheus Abad

Contact Person: Hosea Battles (850) 322-4927, Chairman BBFAA Educational Grant Committee

Visit our FACEBOOK page for pictures of BBFAA Activities.

Sign up to be a BBFAA Concession Stand Volunteer

High school students can earn volunteer hours for their Bright Futures Scholarship

Click on the logo below to sign up as a volunteer

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 2020 FSU Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/Results
                    Sat., Sep. 12
                    Home game
FSU vs.
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Tallahassee, FL TBA
                    Sat., Oct. 3
                    Home game
FSU vs.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Tallahassee, FL TBA
                    Sat., Oct. 17
                    Home game
FSU vs.
North Carolina Tar heels
Tallahassee, FL TBA
                    Sat., Nov. 7
                    Home game
FSU vs. 
Pitt Panthers
Tallahassee, FL TBA
                    Sat., Nov. 21
                    Home game
FSU vs.
Clemson Tigers
Tallahassee, FL TBA
                     Sat., Nov. 28
                    Home game
FSU vs.
Virginia Cavaliers
Tallahassee, FL TBA

Please CLICK Here, or the picture above, to sign up and volunteer for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. High School students will receive Bright Future hours.
Contact Person: Sonny Abad (850) 443-2694, or email Sonny Abad.

January

Event: Sinulog 2020

  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 26 at 12:15 noon
  • Location: Blessed Sacrament Church, 624 Miccosukee Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
  • Details: This is a potluck event after the 12:15 mass. Click here to sign up for the potluck

February

Event: BBFAA General Membership Meeting

  • Date/Time: Sunday, February 9 at 2.p.m to 5 p.m
  • Location: Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office, 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway near Lynn’s Oriental Seafood Market, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Event: International Bazaar

  • Date/Time: Saturday, February 15 at 2.p.m to 5 p.m
  • Location: FSU Ballroom, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event: Valentine’s Party

    • Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6 to 11 p.m.
    • Location: American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL
    • Details: This is a dinner/dance. Cost: $35/couple; $20/person; $10/performer student;$5/child less than 5 y.o. To purchase tickets, please text (or Facebook message) Lally Mosley at 850-766-0281 or Ferdie Flores at 850-570-4468. Please purchase tickets in advance.

    Click here, or the image below, to view the Valentine’s Party poster

April

Event: FSA hosts the International Cafe Cancelled 

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1 ,2020
  • Location: International Globe, Tallahassee, FL
  • Details:

Event: BINGO Cancelled

  • Date/Time: Friday, April 24,2020
  • Location: St. Louis Church ,3640 Fred George Road , Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • Details:

Event: FSU Spring Football Game/Pizza Hut Revenue Opportunity. Cancelled until further notice.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 18,2020
  • Location: FSU Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL 32306
  • Details: We need up to 14 people to volunteer. Pizza Hut is paying the BBFAA for each person who volunteer. Your support is appreciated.

May

Event: Flores de Mayo Cancelled

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Please bring flowers

June

Event: Summer Picnic Cancelled

September

Event: Pista sa Nayon- A Fiesta Filipino This event has been cancelled for September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to coming back strong with our community celebration in 2021!

Event: The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee & Tallahassee Community College Dance Company present Fusion World Dance Concert. Click here to view the Fusion World Dance Flyer.