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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

Thank you for your support! – Click here to view the 2021 BBFAA Pista sa Nayon Patron Sponsors and Businesses/Organizations.

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

FMSU Update from Lally Mosley, FMSU Team Tallahassee Pageant Coordinator

BBFAA Provides Support to Taal Volcano Victims

Thank you to All BBFAA Members for your continued support and help. Members of the BBFAA contributed $500 plus individual contributions for the relief effort to Taal Volcano victims in the midst of the COVID onset. Special thanks to Criz and Louie De Leon for organizing.


Support to Taal Volcano Victims

2022 Calender of Events

Past Events

BBFAA Members: As we learn more about COVID-19 and its effects on every day life, the BBFAA will be following CDC guidelines.

November

Event: FSU Football Concessions

  • Date/Time: FrIday, November 25, time 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. for FSU v. Gators
  • Location: To carpool, please meet at Olive Garden at 3:00 p.m
  • Details: Please volunteer for the FSU concession stands. Report to the FSU Stadium at 3:30 p.m. at Gate F. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. Dress code: Black or khaki pants or shorts (thigh-high), no dangling jewelry, and closed-toed shoes. Black shirts. Clear bags. Please text Lally Mosley at (850) 766-0281 if you would like to volunteer or need more information.
  • High school volunteers can earn Bright Future Scholarship hours.
  • High School seniors and college students are qualified to
    apply for the 2022 BBFAA Student Service Award Application
  • Please sign up by clicking this link: Click here to sign up to volunteer.

December

Event: BBFAA Annual Christmas Party

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 10, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • Location: FSU Dunlap Champion’s Club, Ballroom West – Level 3
  • Details: Please join us for our Annual Christmas Party. Dress is semiformal to formal.
  • Cost for Adult Members – $31.50
    Child Members – $11.50
    Adult NonMembers – $46.50
    Child Nonmembers $16.50.
    The costs listed above includes a $1.50 online fee charge per reservation. To pay by check, please contact Lally Mosley at 850-766-0281.
  • Click here to make your Christmas party reservations
  • Please make your reservations soon. There is a limited capacity. Deadline for reservations is Wednesday, November 30. No refunds after Monday, November 28.

Event: Simbang Gabi

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 17, from 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd.
  • Details: Join us for Simbang Gabi. We will have a potluck dinner dubbed as our “Noche Buena” after the mass. Click here to sign up for the potluck

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 voice.

BBFAA Leadership 2022-2024

BBFAA Executive Council

Jan 2022 – Dec 2024

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
  • Board Member Romeo Aggabao (Past President)
  • Board Member Ed Acoff
  • Board Member Lally Mosley
  • Board Member Alice Cruz
  • Board Member Jun Agbunag
  • Board Member Earl Campos (Past President)

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

 

2022 BBFAA Educational Grant for $500

Apply for the new 2022 BBFAA Student Service Award


High School Seniors and College or University students, Please apply for the 2022 BBFAA Student Service Award. We are now accepting applications for the student with the most BBFAA volunteer service hours. Additional points will be given to BBFAA members and a well-written 150 to 200 word essay on “What is the Importance of BBFAA to You and the Community.”

Please complete the 2022 BBFAA Student Service Award Application and email it Dinah Johnson at djohnson3333@comcast.net and Necy Cardenas at vcardenas@admin.fsu.edu by the deadline: December 1, 2022.

Congratulations to the 2022 recipients of the BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Educational Grant!

Essay Contest Winners:

Anton Abad (Winning Essay)

Giselle Almanzor
Zoe Brammer
Julia Hernandez
Christopher Salvador

 

TikTok Video Winner:

Rafael Guarda

@g.raph42 A brief solo TikTok on performing arts, with a goal of promoting cultural, social, and economic ties between Filipinos and Americans while preserving Filipino and American culture. #BBFAA2022 ♬ original sound – RaphaelG42

Chair: Mrs. Dinah Johnson, Ed.S., MPA, email: djohnson3333@comcast.net

2022 FSU Football Volunteer Schedule

BBFAA Football Concession Sign Up for 2022. Please VOLUNTEER!

Sign up to be a BBFAA Concession Stand Volunteer

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

Click on the logo below to sign up as a volunteer

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 2022 FSU Football Schedule

All games listed below are Home games in Tallahassee, Florida
Date Opponent
Saturday, April 9 Garnet & Gold Spring Game
Saturday, August 27 FSU v. Duquesne Dukes
Saturday, September 24 FSU v. Boston College Eagles
Saturday, October 1 FSU v. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Saturday, October 15 FSU v. Clemson Tigers
Saturday, October 29 FSU v. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Saturday, November 19 FSU v. Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns
Friday, November 25 FSU v. Florida Gators

Adopt-A-Street

ADOPT-A-STREET: We need volunteers!

High School students will receive 1 to 1.5 hours of Bright Future Scholarship volunteer hours.
Contact Person: Sonny Abad (850) 443-2694, or email Sonny Abad.

Past Events

February Event: BBFAA/FMSU Valentine’s Day Party
  • Date/Time: Sunday, February 13 from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Location: American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Dr., Tallahassee
  • Cost: $30/couple; $20/person; $15/student; $5/child under 10 years of age.
  • Details: As we continue to monitor the status of COVID in the Leon County, please save the date for our next event, the BBFAA-FMSU Valentine’s party this February. Salamat po!
  • Dinner/Buffet. Semi-formal attire. Come dance the night away with your sweetheart and enjoy the performances. Cash bar, mask competition, games, raffles, and presentation by FMSU candidates.
  • For tickets, contact Lally Mosley at (850)766-0281.
  • Click this link, or the image below, to view the Valentine’s Day Party poster.
February Event: Sinulog Celebration
  • March Event: BBFAA General Assembly Meeting
    • Date/Time: Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Location: Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 4665 Thomasville Rd.
    • Details: Please join us for the Annual BBFAA General Assembly Meeting. Kindly proceed to the rear of the church where parking and entry to the open area is located.
    • This is a potluck event. Click here to sign up for potluck.
    • If you are unable to attend in person, please click on this Google Meet link to join online.
    Event: Springtime Tallahassee Parade
    • Date/Time: Saturday, April 2, 8 a.m.
    • Location: Downtown Tallahassee
    • Details: Please meet between 1st and 3rd Avenue (facing South towards the Capitol).
    • Parade starts at 10:30. Attire: Filipino inspired.
    • Please inform Event Coordinator Sonny at email: sagaluis@yahoo.com.
    • Route: From the staging area in North Monroe, going towards South Monroe just past the historic Florida Capitol.
    • There is still time to sign up for the 2022 Springtime Tallahassee Parade and be part of BBFAA history. We thank the first volunteers who represented our Association some years back. Kudos to all of you. We will represent ourselves in this parade as an active organization that has been here for 40 years! It is a good time to come back and enjoy the parade together with the community that we live in. Please sign up and come to the parade.
    • Click here to sign up for the Tallahassee Parade.
    Event: Tagalog Mass
    • Date/Time: Sunday, April 17, 12:30 p.m.
    • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd..
    • Details: Please join us for the Annual BBFAA General Assembly Meeting. Kindly proceed to the rear of the church where parking and entry to the open area is located.
    • This is a potluck event. Click here to sign up for the potluck.
    April Event: Volunteer for the FSU Spring Baseball Games
    • Date/Time: Please note time changes below and in SignUp links. Friday, May 13: Meet at 3:30 at Olive Garden. Saturday, May 14: Meet at Olive Garden at 3:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 15 at 8:30 a.m. at Olive Garden. You can also go straight to the FSU baseball field. Click here to see the schedule for all upcoming FSU games and meeting times.
    • Location: Baseball Dick Howser Stadium
    • Details: Click here to sign up to volunteer. The SignUp links have the correct times listed.
    • High school students can earn Bright Future volunteer hours. Please bring your paperwork to have it signed.
    • If you need transportation, please meet at Olive Garden at 3:30 p.m. All volunteers must check in at 4 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.
    • Masks and face shields will be provided.
    • Contact Lally Mosley for more details at 850-766-0281.
    • Clear bag policy.
    • Dress code: Black or khaki shorts or pants and close-toed shoes. Shorts must go down to knees- no short shorts, blue jeans, or leggings. No dangling earrings or hoops larger than a nickel. A t-shirt and cap will be provided.
    • Please tell Lally Mosley your shirt size ASAP. Also, those 15 years old must submit a signed parent waiver. Have a great time! Go Noles!.
    • Upcoming Baseball Games! April 29, 30 and May 1 May 13, 14 and 15
    Event: Adopt-a-Street
    • Date/Time: Saturday, April 23 at 9 a.m.
    • Location: Kerry Forrest Parkway, the parking lot at the bank near the sign with the BBFAA name.
    • Details: Be a part of tradition as we gather on April 23, Saturday at 9:00 AM to clean our adopted street. Refreshments will be served after the volunteer work. High school students needing Bright Future service hours, or Civic class requirements, can have 3 hours fulfilled by joining this clean up. Questions, please text Sonny Abad at (850)443-2694.
    • Click here to sign up for Adopt-a-Street.
May Event: Flores de Mayo
  • Date/Time: Sunday, May 7: Mass at 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Santacruzan.
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd. vicinity and parking lot.
  • Details: We are looking for volunteer participants for the procession. We need volunteer participants for the procession; Ladies will be in gown and men will be in the Barong Tagalog. We would like children to also participate. Please text Lally Mosley at (850) 766-0281 if you would like to volunteer or need more information.
  • This is a potluck event. Click here to sign up for the potluck.
June Event: BBFAA Annual Picnic
  • Date/Time: Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m.
  • Location: Dr. Julian Bruce, St. George Island State Park, located at 1900 E. Gulf Beach Dr., St. George Island, FL 32328
  • Details: This is one of our favorite picnic venues which makes planning and enjoying the day easy. Highlights would include home made food, desserts, Halo-Halo fundraising, games (Dodgeball “Pinoy Style”, DAMA, others, prizes for winning teams!) Bring your favorite dish to share and make this another successful Potluck Tradition!
  • This is a potluck event. Click here to sign up for the potluck.
  • Date/Time: Saturday, September 24, from 3:15 p.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Location: To carpool, please meet at Olive Garden at 3:15 p.m.
  • Details: Please volunteer for the FSU concession stands. Report to the FSU Stadium at 4:00 p.m. Kickoff will be at 8:00 p.m. Dress code: Black or khaki pants or shorts (thigh-high), no dangling jewelry, and closed-toed shoes. Black shirts. Clear bags. Please text Lally Mosley at (850) 766-0281 if you would like to volunteer or need more information.
  • Please sign up by clicking this link: Click here to sign up to volunteer.
Event: BBFAA Halloween Costume Party
  • Date/Time: Saturday, October 22, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Location: Tom Brown Park near shelter #2, Tallahassee, FL
  • Details: Enjoy pinoy kids’ games, pabitin, treats and pizza for kids. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic mats.
  • Come and join with your family and friends. You may bring a favorite dish to share or dessert in this potluck event. We are also collecting donations for candies. You can text Michelle Riley to volunteer or donate at 813-728-7379. Don’t forget to signup to RSVP for treat bags and pizza for kids. See you there!!
Event: Wakulla TESDA Welcome Group Event
  • Date/Time: Sunday, October 23, from 12:30 p.m..
  • Location: Wakulla Springs State Park, 465 Wakulla Park Drive Wakulla Springs FL 32327
  • Details: The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) of the Philippines will arrive on October 22, 2022. They will be here in collaboration with the Community College Administration Program Team headed by Dr. Jeff Milligan of the Learning System Institute of FSU. There will be a Welcome event for them at Wakulla Springs on October 23 hosted by FSU. Let us meet them and show our Filipino hospitality. Interested parties who wish to participate could please sign up for the potluck below. Barbeque will be provided by Dr. Milligan’s group. Deadline for sign up will be extended to October 12.
  • There is a $6 vehicle fee
  • 12:30 PM – FSU and TESDA Group will arrive at Wakulla Springs 1:00 PM – Lunch will be served. Pavilion has been rented. 3:00 PM – Boat Tour
  • Click here to sign up for the potluck.
Event: Pista sa Nayon – Filipino Festival
  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 5 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Kleman Plaza
  • Details: Please join us for the Annual Pista sa Nayon- Filipino Festival where we will feature Filipino cultural performances, such as Filipino Martial Arts, a karaoke contest, Filipino folk dances, Filipiniana Fashion Show, Zumba led by Mia Lustria, TikTok competition, Filipino food booths, a health check booth, vendors, and so much more. Please contact Lally Mosley, Event Chair at phone: (850) 766-0281 for more information.
  • This event is sponsored by the City of Tallahassee.
  • Click here to sign up to become a Sponsor for Pista sa Nayon
  • Click here to register as a Food Vendor/Exhibitor for Pista sa Nayon
Food vendors must be licensed to sell food to participate.    
Pista sa Nayon Poster
Event: Filipino Mass
  • Date/Time: Sunday, November 13, from 12:30 p.m..
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd., Tallahassee, FL
  • Details: Join us for Filipino Mass. We will have a parole making workshop. More details to come.
  • This is a potluck event.
Event: Filipino Mass
  • Date/Time: Sunday, November 13, from 12:30 p.m..
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd., Tallahassee, FL
  • Details: Join us for Filipino Mass. We will have a parole making workshop. More details to come.
  • This is a potluck event.
Event: FSU Football Concessions
  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 19, time 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for FSU v. Louisiana
  • Location: To carpool, please meet at Olive Garden at 7:30 a.m
  • Details: Please volunteer for the FSU concession stands. Report to the FSU Stadium at 8:00 a.m.. Kickoff will be at as noon. Dress code: Black or khaki pants or shorts (thigh-high), no dangling jewelry, and closed-toed shoes. Black shirts. Clear bags. Please text Lally Mosley at (850) 766-0281 if you would like to volunteer or need more information.
  • High school volunteers can earn Bright Future Scholarship hours.
  • High School seniors and college students are qualified to apply for the 2022 BBFAA Student Service Award Application
  • Please sign up by clicking this link: Click here to sign up to volunteer.