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September 20, 2015
Upcoming Events 
  • Painting Beta Bridge: Monday Sept. 21 @7pm
  • Wing Night: Tuesday Sept. 22 @7pm
  • Family Feud: Wednesday Sept. 23 @7pm
  • O'Hill Dinner: Thursday Sept. 24 @6pm
  • Family Potluck: Friday Sept. 25 Check with your family heads for details!
  • IM Football Game: Sunday Sept. 27 @ 
  • Arch's Fundraiser: Monday Sept. 28 from 5-10pm
Board Announcements


Hey OYFAm!
Don’t forget to pay your $10 member dues to me as soon as you can! You can pay at any of the Big/Little Week events! (I will accept cash, Venmo to @OYFAatUVA, or check to “Organization of Young Filipino Americans.”)

Mad$-money (mtl3jx)


Jasmin and I have been so happy to see you all at Field Day and our First Culturefest Practice! Keep up the good attendance and earn more points for your family by coming out to the rest of our events events this week. The dates and times are as follows:
-Monday September 21 @7pm: Painting Beta Bridge
-Tuesday September 22 @7pm: Wing Night (Rides provided! Look out for the sign up sheet)
-Wednesday September 23 @7pm: Family Feud at O'Hill Forum
-Thursday September 24 @6pm: O'Hill Dinner at O'hill Dining Hall
-Friday September 25: Family Potluck at various times and locations

We look forward to seeing all of y'all. Hope you're excited too, because we've got a whole lot of fun planned for each of those events! 

Also its never too late to sign up to be a big or a little! Click here to do that! 

Hit us up if you have any questions or you just want to hang out with us! Email either Jasmin (jvn7ju) or Reyna (rlh3xt). 

-Everybody Loves ReyMin 


Kumusta OYFAM!

Thank you to everyone who came to CultureFest practice today! Littles & First Timers- don't be intimidated by CultureFest. It honestly is a lot of fun and is a great way to bond with a lot of OYFANs. I had such a great time practising with my peeps despite how bad of a dancer I am (Co-chair has all the talents). I'm just so happy to see so many of you come out!

Also, Penny Wars. This is getting real guys. Donate, Pay, Win.

Watch the video below for inspiration: 

The Cult,

Angel Jomuad || aj4dg
Jane Canteros || jpc5ev

Public Relations

RePResent your family and paint Beta Bridge with us Monday (aka TOMORROW) at 7 PM
If you're directionally impaired or confused about the bus system, take the Inner Loop and get off at the stop after the UVA Chapel stop. PRep your skills and see all you cool friends there!
Double D (Danielle - dd7an and Dom - dho9nt)

Greetings dearest Oyfans.

  1. Enjoy yourselves at family week, but also remember to participate in Culture and Community’s PENNY WARS--details are posted on facebook.

  2. We have a fundraiser next Monday, SEPTEMBER 28th at Arch’s on the Corner. Swing by 5-10pm and fill your tummies with a variety of frozen yogurt flavors and toppings.

  3. Challah for Hunger has provided us with a volunteering opportunity to help them make bread to their support their social justice cause, check out more about them here>>>

There are 3 days we are volunteering with them starting October 11th. Do all, do some, you decide.



Much love,


Misha (mec9eq) & Ariana (ams5en)




Thanks to everyone who came out to our first mentor/mentee meeting and the UCS resume workshop! We hope you guys learned a lot! Below is the link to the career guidebook that Lee from UCS shared with us! Also First Years, it’s not too late to sign up to be a mentee!!


Career guidebook:





Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)


 Hey OYFA,

We hope you have been enjoying Big & Little week so far. WING NIGHT is on Tuesday, September 22nd at 7pm at Wild Wing Cafe, please sign up for RIDES here!


See you all again soon!


Your soci-AL chairs,

Ally and Alex

(alc3va & aez3eb)


Last Saturday was… FIELD DAY! It was so much fun, and we were glad to see so many people come out to support their families, cuz fam is life obviously. (All of OYFA is fam doe). What you can look forward to after family week is over will be the “Shoot for the Moon” Soccer Tournament going on this week on September 26th! Sign-ups begin right now! If you’re interested in joining and would like more information contact Kyle Liu on Facebook/ phone 
(516-643-5940). It’s $7 for registration, and will be TONS of fun for everyone! 

Also, please don’t forget that we have an IM football game next Sunday (9/27) at the Park! We’ll be reminding you about it throughout the week! Also, if you haven’t joined our “Chilling Out with OYFA” page just contact one of us and we’ll add you right in!
-This message was brought to you by 2KSports 
Kanata (keo2eb) and Kyle (kl7ds)

D7 Representatives 

Magandang Gabi OYFA!


Mark your calendars for Hoo Am I?  It will be held on Wednesday September 30th, from 7-8.30pm. It is a panel for A/APA members of our community to speak about their experiences on Grounds with regards to racism/micro-aggression, under-representation of A/APA community in areas outside of cultural organizations, and self-segregation of A/APA community from the rest of the university community.

The D7 Executive Board is currently looking for a National Director Proxy. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us!

GET HYPED for D7 Olympics! Get your blood, sweat, and tears ready because it's time to throw down! It will be held Saturday October 3 at VCU. Fill out this form for rides, housing and what games you want to play.  Come out & help OYFA slay the other D7 schools at Olympics! You also get to have a fun field day with friends and soon-to-be-friends from all over our district!

Lastly, if you have any gently used clothes, bags, shoes and accessories, donate them to the OYFA Thrift Store. If you have any donations, you are more than welcome to email or facebook message Jean (jms2wz) or Patricia (pgg3zg) and we’ll work out a time to pick them up from you.


Let us know if you have any questions, comments or concerns!

Much Mahal,

Your D7 Reps

Student Advisors 

Student Advisor office hours will be this Friday at 2PM in the Newcomb Game Room! Come play pool/air hockey/ping pong with us, talk to us about your favorite part of family week, and hang out! Hope to see you there :)
- Student Advisors
Marc (mtn9vv) and Jor (jvt2de)
General Announcements


So, just as always, the first person to respond correctly to the following questions will be featured as next week's Featured OYFAN. However, anyone else who answers correctly will be entered into a raffle to win some awesome OYFA merch at the next General Meeting! You can find the answers in this WIO as well as OYFA's site
  • Where will the Hoo Am I? Panel be held? 
  • Where will you be tomorrow at 7pm? 
  • What has been your favorite part of Big/Little week? or What are you most looking forward to? (Same as last week I know but still I want more answers) 

GL 😊
Featured OYFAN

 Name: Sarah Chwiki

 Graduation Year: 2017

 Major: Cognitive Science & Psychology

What was your favorite part of culture fest?
My favorite part of culture fest was getting to know/bonding with the oyfans in my class and partaking in certain traditions that occur during some practices ;)

What do you plan to do post-grad?
After I graduate, I plan on doing a post-bac program at the National Institutes of Health and then hopefully move on to med school!

Favorite OYFA Memory:
My favorite OYFA memory was the night before Barrio 2014 because of the incredible struggle to find a location to rehearse all night. We got kicked out of Ern Commons and the stadium parking garage (yes, we tried rehearsing in a parking garage) and somehow ended up in the band building on Culbreth where we then watched the last minutes of UVA Men's basketball lose to Michigan State in the Sweet 16 round and then proceeded to rehearse all night.
A Message from Jerome

Here are some words of wisdom I'd like to share this week.

I know that family week is getting intense, and the competition is lit. But don't forget that all of OYFA is a family, no matter which one you were born into.
And for the babies specifically, have fun and don't be afraid to try something new perhaps! Do Culturefest! Answer a trivia question! Go wild! Don't worry about what anyone thinks. We love you even if you can't dance. It's truly a great experience and you really do bond with your class. Trust me. (If you are not a baby, this does not apply to you. If you can't dance we no longer love you. I'm sorry. Learn to dance or something.)
And most importantly, be yourself.

I love you all,

PS Jk that wasn't the last point. (Well duh obviously be yourself) but yeah. Idk man. Here's a gorgeous photo of me and my co-family head Daniel. 
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