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March 6, 2016
Upcoming Events
  • Monday - Sunday: Spring Break yay 
  • Sunday March 13: Open Council Meeting 10pm
  • Monday March 14: Membership Dinner at 6:30pm
  • Friday March 18: Lakas 5k: Mad Glow Run 
  • Saturday March 19: Council Elections 11am
Board Announcements
Hey OYFA, 
We're releasing the the application for Student Advisors for the next school year. If you have at least one year of board or council experience, please apply! Note: People with two years of board/council experience will be preferred. Nominations are due by March 6th (TONIGHT) and applications are due on March 16th.

Also, if you know someone who is qualified to be a Student Advisor, please use our nomination form below. 

here to nominate. 
here for the application. 

Have a great spring break!

Vice President
Please join us for OYFA's Council Elections on March 19th at 11AM in OHill Forum to help us select our council for the 2016-2017 school year. In order to speak and vote in the elections, you must be a paid member! Please note: we will have food at elections!

If you would like to nominate an individual or yourself to a position, please e-mail me at You have until the night before elections (March 18th at 11:59PM) to nominate individuals. Candidates have until the day of elections (March 19th) to drop out of the running.

I would also like to clarify something I mentioned during during the meeting about running if you are not going to be present the day of elections. If you have a very particular and unavoidable set of circumstances that prevent you from being at UVA the day of elections, we are allowing you to Skype into elections to give your speech/answer Q&A/etc. Note, once again, that this is only for very special circumstances that I must approve of ahead of time. You must also give me a timeframe (of about 30 minutes) where we can Skype you in.

Finally, for those running for a position, we will be having an Open Council Meeting the Sunday we come back from Spring Break (March 13th) at 10PM in Newcomb Room 389. You are welcome (and encouraged) to come see how council meetings are run.

To those of you running, good luck! If you have any questions about the electoral procedure, please feel free to e-mail me.




Calling all artistic OYFAns!
OYFA needs your talents to design the Barrio Fiesta 2016 T-shirts.  You can send your designs to me ( by Thursday, March 24th at 11:59 PM. The winner of this contest will receive a FREE shirt!

Please follow the guidelines outlined below:
- incorporate OYFA into the shirt in some way
- 3 colors maximum
- Optional (but highly recommended): incorporate this year’s theme - Pinagmulan (“Origins”)

Thank you!



We hope everyone is having a great start to Spring Break! As you may know, we aren't the only students on break; students in the Philippines have started their "summer break" (from now until May). Check out the three little blogs below to see how Filipino students spend their break.

What to do? 
Suggestions to Spend Break
Three suggestions for Filipino students - or students in general - to spend their break.

The Philippines During BreakWhat's Summer Like in the PI
Read this little blog to see how Filipino celebrate their break.

The End is NearSweet Summer Endings
We all wish break would be forever; unfortunately, that's simply just not the case. This same can be said for Filipinos. Check out this blog post to see what the blogger did during the final days of his break.

Can y'all top any of these? Let us know! As always, thanks for checking us out! Have a great rest of Spring Break!

Enjoy the R&R,
ISIP (lad2bf, az2pj)

P.S. If you are interested in running for ISIP, please do not hesitate to contact either Lawrence Moreno Dulay (lad2bf) and/or Amy Zhang (az2pj) as well as previous ISIP commiitte chairs (found in OYFA's website archives)


Hey OYFAm!! 
The Organization of Young Filipino Americans presents Lakas 5K: Mad Glow Run, an event benefitting Relay for Life and the HeCares Foundation! Please join us on Friday, March 18th in the only night 5K around Grounds and for a night filled with glow-in-the-dark fun, live music, free food, raffles, great company and so much more! Participants will be provided with various glow materials and showered with glow paint! You can purchase tickets at or catch us tabling during the week leading up to the event! 
Early bird registration ends Monday, March 14th so purchase tickets while it lasts! Also if you can, please invite all of your friends to the
event page.
Hope everyone has a wonderful spring break!
Your (Community) Care Chairs,
Misha (mec9eq) & Celine (cln9ds)


Hello OYFA!

We hope you're enjoying your time off this Spring Break! But get ready, because starting Monday, March 14th, the Barrio Hype Contest will begin!  Show your love and excitement for the Barrio season by PRing all over social media.  Earn points through posting videos, wearing OYFA swag, making quality memes, and so much more!  Get the most points this Barrio season and you'll score yourself some brand new BEATS HEADPHONES!!! There are many more prizes too, so get hype and look out for the Facebook event for full details this upcoming Saturday. We can't wait to see your PR posts, but until then start PRacticing!

Your PRiends,
Danielle and Joe



Hope you guys are starting your breaks off well- make some great memories and come share them with us when we get back from break at one of our last membership dinners, Monday, March 14 at 6:30pm at O'Hill!! 

-Everyone Loves ReyMin
Jasmin (jvn7ju) & Reyna (rlh3xt)

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! 
  • What is the main prize for winning PR's Barrio Hype Contest? 
  • When are Council Elections? 
GL 😊
That's all for this week, OYFA. Have a lovely Spring Break. 
I love you all,
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