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April 5, 2015
Table of Contents 
I. Board Announcements
II. Culture
IV. Membership
V. D7 Representatives
VI. Historic
VII. Community
VIII. Sports
X. Scholarship
XI. Webmaster
XII. Social
XIII. Student Advisors
XIV. Keynote Speaker
XV. Trivia
XVI. The Secretary's Blurb
I. Board Announcements

President Announcements
Hey OYFA!  
I'm Kim and I'm excited to serve as your next President.  
If any of you guys wanted to contact board for any reason, you can reach us at  I can't wait to work with you all to make this year the best one yet!
Much Love,

Vice President Announcements
I'm very excited to serve as your Vice President next year and I genuinely look forward to another fun and eventful year for OYFA! Get hyped for what OYFA has in store for next year; I know Council is going to do a fantastic job!
Elexa (Help me think of my VP nickname)

Treasurer Announcements
Hey, OYFA!

I'm Madelyn Luansing and I will be serving as your Treasurer for the upcoming school year.
I'd like to announce the winner of the Barrio 2015 T-Shirt contest: Margie Martinez! These will be the cool shirts we all wear at the end of Barrio when we sing the Good Ole Song! You must purchase and wear this year's Barrio T-Shirt in order to participate in the finale. (It will be $10 but payments aren't due until the shirts come in.)

Lastly, I am still accepting (and would greatly appreciate) donations towards the Fourth Year Class gifts! You can Venmo donations directly to "Organization of Young Filipino Americans" or pay cash to me. Thank you, and I look forward to seeing you all werk it at Barrio!


Corresponding Secretary Announcements
Whaddup OYFA!

My name is Leangelo Acuna and I'm excited to serve as your interim Corresponding Secretary for this upcoming term! Get excited for an awesome Fall Symposium and more! :D


Recording Secretary Announcements
Hello OYFA! 

My name's Jerome Tirso and I'm super excited to be your Recording Secretary. I hope you'r ready to see my name in your inbox every Sunday Night, because I'm ready to slide into those EM's (email messages). Stay tuned for perhaps something special at the end of this WIO??? 

Jerome ❤️

Recent candid photo of OYFA's Executive Board on their trip to Boracay
Left to Right: Madelyn, Jerome, Kim, Elexa, Leangelo
II. Culture

Hello OYFans!


We are your new Culture Chairs (cuties) or as our parents named us, Jane Canteros and Angely Jomuad! We are so excited to be be in charge of culture for the 2015-2016 school year! We would like to thank you for placing your trust in us for next years Barrio and other culture related events! We will work hard and make you guys proud! Get ready incoming fourth years because you are going to have the best Barrio of your lives! In order to get to know us better, we would like to present some fun facts about ourselves:

Jane: “I hope to one day own a farm!! But really, I just want a  pig. lmao”


Angel:I believe I have Trypophobia (fear of repeating patterns of holes/etc). I even get scared of water droplets and patterns on trees! Its a real struggle!”


As for IMPORTANT tasks and events coming up:

  1. BARRIO is this Saturday! Get excited! Get hyped! Mandatory rehearsals are on Monday, April 6th from 6 to 10 pm (at Newcomb South Meeting Room), and Friday, April 10 from 4-10 pm (at Western Albemarle).

  2. We also have another event after Barrio for EscAPAde, so look forward to possibly performing for that! We will send more information about this event soon!

  3. If you haven’t already, please sign up for props and ask your parents for food donations!


Much love,





We’re so excited to start the year as your new PRetty PRincesses! Thank you to our PRedecessors, Margie Martinez and Priscilla Thai, for their amazing work! 


Barrio is 7 days away so make sure to PRomote Barrio and OYFA through the Hype Contest!

Be on the look out for your Igorot men and their bamboo sticks! Snap a photo with them and rack up them points! Check the Facebook event page for a complete list of point opportunities. It’s your last chance to win cool PRizes.


We will also be painting Beta Bridge this Tuesday night. Attendance will count as a point for the Hype Contest so come and help sPRead the hype!


Live long and PRosper,

Double D (Danielle -dd7an and Dom -dho9nt)

IV. Membership

HellooOOoOooOOOOooo OYFA!


We are super excited to be your new membership chairs! First order of business is membership dinner at Ohill at 7PM. Be there pl0x. It will be our first membership dinner (yay!!!!), so please come out and meet and eat with us! Come get to know us!  ) 


Also, be on the look out for the superlatives form later on in the month. Superlatives will be announced at the End of the Year Picnic!


iight peace,

Everybody Loves ReyMin


P.S. we like to cha cha, ayeeee 💃💃

V. D7 Representative

It’s your new D7 Representative here to bring you some news from our district!

  1. 1.    Thank you so much for putting up with me trying to figure out a selfie stick at the April General Meeting. FIND Spring Conference, Lakas Loob: Speak without Shame, is going on April 10-11th at UMD College Park. Feel free to continue showing support by tweeting or posting photos on Instagram with the hashtags #LakasLoob2015 or #NoShame2015.
  2. 2.    We are in the midst of culture show season in D7! FASA UNCG, FACT@VCU, and VT FASA Culture Shows are coming up! I have created a Google doc for rides, so if anyone wants to attend and support our other member schools, please fill out this form!
  3. 3.    This month’s SFAS theme is Outreach which means a large focus on service and community. I’d like you guys to think this month about what you can to give back to your communities in a way that promotes education and social improvement.

That’s all. D7 Rep out.

-Patricia Gallegos (pgg3zg)

VI. Historic

Hey everyone!
We (Richard Dizon and Rose Montgomery) are your two new historic chairs! We've got lots of fun ideas and we can't wait to share them with you all, including our new segment, Derps of the Month! ( Were excited to capture all of your beautiful (or derpy) faces for the next year!
Love your two new cochairs,
HistoRich and HistoRose
VII. Community


Your Care-Chairs
Community-- Misha Capuno (mec9eq) & Ariana Springer (ams5en)

How goes it OYFA??



We are eager to be serving together as your community committee!!

Thank you to those who were able to volunteer at Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt with Circle K, we hope you had a hoppin time

Our next event is co-sponsoring with Scholarship for the VMA’s. PLEASE remember to sign up and submit your cleverly presented displays of talent!!



VIII. Sports
Hey guys,
It's Kyle and Kanata. We're your sports chairs for the upcoming academic year! We're looking forward to seeing you at all the events we have planned!
Your sports chairs,
Kyle Liu and Kanata Omori

There are currently vacancies for the ISIP council positions and board is still holding interviews for the position. If you or someone you know would be interested in fulfilling this role, please follow this link to nominate him/her. 

X. Scholarship




First off, we would like to thank you all for electing us as your new Scholarship Chairs! We’re very excited to announce that we will be cosponsoring with Community to present OYFA’s very own VMAs (location and time TBA).



If you don’t know what the VMAs are, it’s an event co-sponsored by Scholarship and Community that OYFA has every spring that showcases videos sent in by OYFA members. In addition to videos, there are also live performances. The videos will be judged by board and the best submission will win a trophy!  There will be food and raffles, and all proceeds will go towards the OYFA Excellence Scholarship and the He Cares Foundation.


Get creative and submit a video! Videos don’t have to be music oriented at all; make a short film, a documentary, anything you want! We only ask that you try to keep your submissions to be no more than 10 to 15 minutes in length. We’ve extended the deadline for video submissions to be Friday, April 17th by midnight!

Submit your video to:


There is also an option for live performances, so if you want to perform, make sure to let us know through the form above by Tuesday, April 7th!


If you don’t plan on performing or submitting a video (even though you should!) please come out and support everyone, have fun, and eat food!


And if you have any questions, feel free to email us at (Aaron), or (Iain).




Your $cholar Dollar Baller$

Aaron (aaa4aa) & Iain (ime9mp)

XI. Webmaster


I'm really looking forward to serving you all as the next webmaster! Council will make this year one to remember. Also, be sure to check the website to find the answer to one of the trivia questions further down!
Looking forward to the next year,
Kevin Thumim

XII. Social

We just wanted to introduce ourselves as your new SOCI-AL chairs! Just as a reminder, the Barrio After Party will be on April 11th from 10pm-2amat Kuma! Hope to see you all there! GET HYPED. 
Alex & Ally (aez3eb & alc3va)
XIII. Student Advisors 

We will be having our office hours this week on Thursday, April 9 at 8 PM in the AFC Hot Tub right after Membership dinner! Come relax with us the night before Barrio run throughs! As always, if you need any advise on absolutely anything, we gotchu. 
Hope to see you there!
Btw, here's a picture of us from 2010 lmao.
- Student Advisors
Marc (mtn9vv) and Jor (jvt2de)

XIV. Keynote Speaker

I'm happy to announce that  Dean Groves is our Keynote Speaker for Barrio Fiesta 2015: Isang Mundo. Make sure you come out this Saturday, you don't want to miss it. 
XV. Trivia

I'd like to continue doing the weekly trivia. So, just as always, the first person to respond correctly to the following questions will be featured as one of the Featured OYFANS. 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
  1. This one is a hard one: When and where is Barrio this year? 
  2. What's going on this Thursday after membership dinner? 
  3. Webmaster Question: If Kim Hall had a superpower, what would it be?
GL 😊

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