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The Big Bend Filipino-American Association, Inc. is a 501(3)c registered non-profit organization.

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2020-2022 Miss Tallahassee Joella Mosley: Best in National Costume, Miss Earth Florida Eco Tourism, Miss Foundation

BBFAA  Membership Form (Click here to print form)

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
 
Click here to pay for BBFAA $25 Annual Membership Fee Click here to pay for BBFAA $250 Lifetime Membership Fee

October

Event: Volunteer for FSU Football Concession Stand

  • Date/Time: Saturday, October 7, from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium, 403 Stadium Dr., Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Please sign up to volunteer for the FSU Concession Stands. Meet 4 hours prior to the start of the game. Met at 11:00 a.m. at Tallahassee Community College. You have to be 18 years and above.
  • There is a 2-hour mandatory alcohol training.
  • We will provide BBFAA T-shirts and hats. Please wear black or khaki pants and non-skid shoes. Clear bag policy applies.
  • Remember 3 days volunteer earns you a complimentary ticket to our Christmas Party as guest of honor!
  • Please contact Lally Mosley at 850-766-0281 or Sonny Abad at 850-443-2694 for more information.
  • Click here to sign up to volunteer

November

Event: Pista sa Nayon – Filipino Festival

  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kleman Plaza, 1100 Duval Street, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Cost: Free Admission and Open to the Public
  • Details: Please join us for the Annual Pista sa Nayon – Filipino Festival where we will feature Filipino cultural performances, such as Filipino Martial Arts, Filipiniana Fashion Show, a karaoke contest, Filipino Folk dances, Zumba, TikTok Dance competition, Filipino food booths, a health check booth, vendors, and so much more.
  • Become a Vendor or a Sponsor
  • Please contact Lally Mosley, Event Chair at phone: (850) 766-0281 for more information.
  • This event is sponsored by the COCA – Council on Culture and Arts and the City of Tallahassee.

 

December

 

Event: BBFAA Annual Christmas Party

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 9
  • Location: DoubleTree, 101 South Adams Street
  • Details: More details to come.

Ongoing Event

Event: New BBFAA choir

  • BBFAA Choir Co-Leads: Michelle Riley and Barbara Reyes
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Volunteers are needed for the Tagalog Choir to support the Tagalog Mass. The choir will have scheduled practices. Please RSVP to Vice President Michelle Riley if you are interested.  Please come to practice as we would love to hear your voices

Past Events

BBFAA Leadership 2021 - 2023

BBFAA Executive Council
Dec 2021 – Dec 2023
Officers

  • President Sonny Abad
  • Vice President Michelle Riley
  • Secretary Nelly Guarda
  • Treasurer Elvie Edens
  • Auditor Dinah Johnson
  • Public Relations Officer Clarisse Grise

Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board Mafe Brooks
  • Vice Chair Board Member Ed Acoff
  • Board Member Romeo Aggabao (Past President)
  • Board Member Earl Campos (Past President)
  • Board Member Lally Mosley
  • Board Member Alice Cruz
  • Board Member Jun Agbunag

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

BBFAA US Educational Grant $500

The BBFAA Volunteer Student Service Award is currently active for the Fall Football Season. High school seniors and college students, who volunteer the most hours at the FSU Concession Stands, will be awarded a $500 US Educational Grant. Please contact Lally Mosley to volunteer at phone: 850-766-0281.

 

Congratulations to our first recipient of the 2022 BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Volunteer Student Service Award!
Jason Munoz

Jason Munoz received this award for volunteering the most hours at the FSU concession stands in 2022. BBFAA is thankful for his service.

 

 

Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Educational Grant!

 

Essay Contest Winners:
Christopher “Justin” Salvador (Winning Essay)
Marc Guarda
Zoe Brammer
Anton Abad

TikTok Video Winner:
Rafael Guarda

@rmcguarda My TikTok entry for the 2023-2024 Pilar Hinchcliffe Educational Grant. In this video, I will try to educate you on the traits, values, and culture of the Philippines with a comedic twist. Through performing arts and skits demonstrated throughout this video, I hope I can exemplify one very good Filipino trait, and that is spreading humor and positivity. Through comedy I hope to show you that education is POWER and that we treasure our familial relationships. #BBFAA2023 ♬ original sound – rmcguarda

Chair: Mrs. Dinah Johnson, Ed.S., MPA, email: djohnson3333@comcast.net
Co-Chair: Virginia Cardenas, DNP, FNP, APRN-C, PMHNP-BC, Doctor of Nursing Practice

BBFAA FSU Volunteer Concession

Sign up to be a BBFAA Concession Stand Volunteer

High school students can earn volunteer hours for their Bright Futures Scholarships All games listed below are Home games in Tallahassee, Florida at Doak Campbell Stadium.
    • All volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and take a 2 hour training.
    • Please meet 4 hours before kickoff. Transportation at Olive Garden.
    • Dress code: Black or khaki pants/long shorts. No jeans or leggings. Non-skid shoes with covered toes and clear bag policy.
Contact: Lally Mosley, phone: 850-766-0281

Click on the logo below to sign up as a volunteer

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 2023 FSU Football Schedule

All games listed below are Home games in Tallahassee, Florida
Date Opponent
Saturday, September 9 FSU v. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Saturday, October 7 FSU v. Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, October 14 FSU v. Syracuse Orange
Saturday, October 21 FSU v. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Saturday, November 11 FSU v. Miami Hurricanes
Saturday, November 18 FSU v. North Alabama Lions