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January 31, 2016
Upcoming Events
  • IM Basketball: Wednesday @10pm
  • February General Meeting: Thursday @ 7pm
  • IM Volleyball: Thursday @10:15pm
  • Coffeehouse: Friday @7pm
Board Announcements


Hello, OYFA!
At the general meeting this Thursday, we will be having OYFA Board Nominations. A few weeks later, we will have Board Elections coming up February 28th. If you are interested in running for any of the following positions, we strongly recommend you contact any of our current board about that position:

  • President: Kim Hall (knh9xe)
  • Vice President: Elexa Rallos (epr5fj)
  • Treasurer: Madelyn Luansing (mtl3jx)
  • Corresponding Secretary: Leangelo Acuna (lba3hv)
  • Recording Secretary: Jerome Tirso (jnt2yf)

As always, if you have questions about anything (OYFA related or not), feel free to reach out to any member of Board! 
See you at the meeting this Thursday and make sure to come to your Barrio practices!


Greetings, OYFANs!
OYFA's council currently has an open council position for the remainder of the spring semester for the role of PR Chair. If you are interested in learning more about the role/responsibilities of this position or would like to sign up for an interview slot, please e-mail me at Please send in your interest/response by 11:59PM this Tuesday (February 2nd). 


What's up OYFA!

It's great seeing all your beautiful and handsome faces back at UVA. Here's what we have lined up for you in the next few weeks!
Coffeehouse (February 5)Do you like music? Would you like to support both your friends and Relay for Life at a single event? Want food, coffee, polaroid photo booths, and more? Come out to Coffee House, a musical event for charity sponsored by CSA, VSA, and OYFA! 
Winter Classic (February 13): Get hype because our football tournament is coming soon! Practice dates and times will be posted on the OYFA Facebook page! 
IM Sports: 1. Basketball - Wednesday (2/3), AFC, 10 PM
                    2. Volleyball - Thursday (2/4), MEM, 10:15 PM
                    3. Please be there 15 minutes early. Or we get DQ'd. 
Sign up for our Relay for Life team here
- 2KSports



We are very excited to announce that we are now officially sponsored by our local SUSHI KING!!!

OYFAns who go to Sushi King will receive the normal 10% student discount on their meal, and at the end of every month, 5% of the collected proceeds will go to our Scholarship Endowment Fund!

All you need to do is tell them you are a member* of OYFA to receive the discount, and make sure to give your customer copy of your receipt (with OYFA written on it) to the reception desk for their records!!!

FIRST YEARS: the application for the OYFA Excellence Scholarship will be released sometime in February, so keep an eye out and apply!

If you have any questions about the Sushi King sponsorship or the scholarship application, feel free to ask me or Iain!


Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)


Here's are a few interesting links regarding the Philippines.

Historic Update:
 Emperor Akihito Honors Japanese War Dead in Philippines
Last week's article explained that the Japanese Emperor and Empress were planning to visit the Philippines, and it has already happened. Read this article to see what the Japanese royalties did while in the Philippines. Has time remedied the wound that Japan has placed on the Philippines during WWII? Or does the wound still need time to heal?
Family Life: Common Family Traits

Ever wondered about what values are Filipino descendants raised under? Read this article to learn about the Filipino Family Traits! Can you relate to this? Let us know!
Brush up on interesting facts and trivia about the Philippines! If you were born in the Philippines, this should be a breeze, but if not, check it out and learn a little something! Have fun! Let us know how you did!
Have a great week guys! If there is a topic that you want ISIP to feature on the next WIO, let us know! 
ISIP (lad2bf, az2pj)

 Kumusta OYFAmilia,
Barrio season has finally begun! We hope you guys are ready to embark on a busy, but fun-filled semester. Practices start this week, both traditional and modern. Culture will also be holding auditions for SKIT on February 9th, location and time tbd. Lookout for more information regarding auditions in the following days. Hope to see all of you!
The Cult,
Angel Jomuad & Jane Canteros
(aj4dg & jpc5ev)

Click the link for our announcement!:

Everybody Loves ReyMin


D7 Representatives 
Hello OYFA!
A big thanks to everyone who came out to Board and Council Auction this past Saturday!  The event was raised over $350 for OYFA and D7!  Shoutouts to our awesome MC's Jasmine and Priscilla for keeping the event HYPE and to Board/Council for hosting such a plethora of awesome activities.  
The Annual Winter Classic Football Tournament is just weeks away (February 13th-14th).  We will be hosting members from several D7 schools for a weekend of friendly competition and comradery.  Contact Patricia or I if you would willing to host someone for the night at your house/apartment.
Patricia and Brian  

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 February General Meeting be held? 
  • When is Coffeehouse? 

GL 😊
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