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March 2nd, 2014

A Message from the Executive Board

Hey OYFA! 
Don't forget that our March general meeting is this Thursday, March 6th 7PM @ Clark 108! We will be talking about Barrio, Council Elections, and FIND Conference! We will also be taking nominations for Council Elections at the end of the meeting. Be there or be square! 
Thanks to everyone who went to Board Elections, and congratulations to OYFA's new Executive Board for the 2014-2015 school year! 
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OYFA Executive Board for '14-'15 school year. From left to right: Treasurer - Kim Hall, Recording Secretary - Elexa Rallos, President - Justin Trinidad, Vice President - Nicole Winfree, and Corresponding Secretary - Andrea Valdez
If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact Have a wonderful week, everyone! 






First off, I’d just like take a second to congratulate my lovely co-chair, Nicole Winfree, on her Board Position as Vice President of OYFA next year! :) LOVE YOU CO-CHAIR! <3


Second, don’t forget to come out to the March General Meeting this Thursday, March 6th @ 7PM at Clark 108! Find out more about FIND conference, Barrio updates and stay after for council nominations!



Lastly, join us for our last after general meeting event as social!


Discount with student IDs! ‘nuff said.

(Rides will be provided if you don’t have one!)



Social (Nicole - naw4hr & Danielle - dbe5pj)


PS. Be our friends (please) and hang out with us, we love to be social.

HAHA get it? social. HEHE.LOLOL

Don’t have our numbers? E-mail usssss <3


Barrio Countdown:  27 DAYS #fudge #mattlapuz
Check your e-mails for practice dates, times, and locations!
...and remember the 2-strike rule! Please let US or the CHOREOGRAPHER know if you CAN'T participate ASAP.
See what DANCE you're in here, sign up for a COMMITTEE here and don't forget about the RECEPTION after Barrio, which means FOOD
Donate a dish for our annual cultural feast! Contact the Food Committee for any questions: Denise Catbay ( and Christopher Lumain (
*Be on the look out for an email about up coming run-throughs and dress rehearsals*
Barrio Love,
Culture (Leangelo and Kristine)


Greetings OYFAm! 
FIRST YEARS! Hoo's interested in FREE MONEY?!
The time has come to fill out the OYFA Excellence Scholarship Application! Each year, we award this prestigious honor to one outstanding first year who has demonstrated excellence and commitment to OYFA, his/her academics, and greater university involvements. We encourage ALL 1st Years to apply in a chance to win this distinguished award. The deadline for this application is March 16th at 11:59PM. The winner of the Excellence Scholarship will be announced at this year's Barrio Fiesta!
To fill out the Scholarship Application, please click on THIS LINK.
And for entire OYFAm:
Get ready for MAJOR MENTORS/MENTEES! This year, we are installing a new advising program where we will group together OYFAns of the same major to advise and help each other with their academics. 
Upperclassmen, to become a Major Mentor, please fill out THIS FORM.
Underclassmen, to become a Major Mentee, please fill out THIS FORM.
*We have extended the deadline for the forms to this Friday, March 7th @ 11:59PM.
Thanks everyone!
Sexy Scholarship, Arnel & Glenn


Hey OYFAm!
We are pleased to announce officially that FIND Spring Conference 2014 is confirmed to be held at UVA on April 5, 2014! We have an amazing team of people working to make this event successful, including the National Directors of all 7 FIND Districts, FIND Executive Board, subcommittee volunteers, Jor, and me.
Fill out this interest form to be the first to get information about FIND Conference.
In this year's FIND Conference, Bukas Ngayon: Tomorrow Starts Now, delegates will be inspired to transform their passions into a reality in the hopes of focusing on a better tomorrow, opening new possibilities, and fighting for the future. Delegates will be bridging the gaps between different generations of Filipino Americans, be inspired to pay it forward by continuing the values of those generations, and make steps in creating a prosperous future. We hope that this Conference will act as a catalyst for creativity and empower delegates to seize tomorrow, now.

We will need a lot of volunteers to help us out that weekend, so if you're interested, choose yes on the Google Form, and we will get you more information soon!
Thanks all and hope to see you at the general meeting!
Your FIND Chairs,
Jor(jvt2de) & Jasmine(jap8ew)


Hello OYFA!

We are in the midst of creating the 2014 Barrio Program, and we need your help to continue to make it as awesome as it is year after year!

If you are interested in getting an ad space in the newsletter, please check out [this form] and help us share it with your parents! It’s a great way to help personalize the Barrio Program, and to make the Barrio experience an entire family affair. If you would like to see an example of previous ad spaces, you can ask either Eclair Junchaya or Katherine Jiang!




Hi everyone!
It was a great season for OYFA sports. Our IM volleyball team made it to semi-finals, and our basketball team made it to quarterfinals with a record of 3-1.  Thanks to everyone who played and supported the team :D
If you haven't done so yet, join our Relay For Life team with the following link
Stay sporty,


Kamusta OYFAm!
Just a reminder that we'll be having our weekly Membership Dinner this Tuesday night at 6PM! We'll be holding it at  RUNK Dining Hall, so feel free to come and join us!
As always, if you have someone who's interested in joining OYFA, just let one of us know! Our emails our mar8af and aev9dp :)
Thanks guys!

General Announcements

VSA@UVA presents:
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 Tuesday, March 4th at 7 PM in Clark 108!
Come out to our March General Meeting.  We will be discussing the upcoming VSA Election for the board for next year (and what the nomination process is!), Membership Week Part II, Relay For Life, and Duke Bowl!

What is a PHE?
The Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are a diverse group of 45 U.Va. students trained to educate their classmates about college health and wellness issues in a positive, interactive, fun, and nonjudgmental manner.  We provide large group outreaches and one-on-one patient education sessions about a variety of health-related topics.  We also host community awareness events such as the 4th year 5k and Mental Wellness Screening Day to support a healthy campus culture.

 Interested in applying?
  • Must be a first or second year student
  • All majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply
  • Must be present during training semester of Fall 2014 (cannot go abroad)
  • Must complete EDHS 3240 (Concepts of Peer Health Education) during Fall 2014
  • After training, must be able to commit 40 hours/semester (3 hrs/week) to the PHE program

Applications will be due Friday, March 7th at 5pm (the Friday before Spring Break) via atUVA. Apply here!
Please email Seth McChesney ( with any questions.

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Submission deadline: March 5
Reception party: April 18 12-2 in Garden V


Trivia Challenge 

Be the first to answer back with at least one correct answer to be the next featured OYFAN! But wait! If you answer back with both answers by the end of this week (midnight on Sunday), you will be entered into the Week In OYFA Raffle for a chance to win a prize at the next general meeting if you attend! Remember, the raffle is renewed every month so keep participating!

1. What are two things happening this Thursday and where?

2. What is the theme for FIND Conference this year? And where will it take place?

This week's Featured OYFAn is Alex Zarzuela!

Tell us a little about yourself! I am a 1st year in the College and I still don't know what I want to major in but I hope to pursue a health related profession. I enjoy playing sports, my favorite is Tennis. I hope to find more people to hit with when it gets warmer! I also like playing pick up sports with various groups of people. I am in the concert band here and I play the French horn. My musical background began on the piano and I have learned a few instruments throughout the years. I was named after the band Rush and my brother's name is Geddy (if you are familiar with them). I like ice cream and I like eat my feelings on a regular basis.

Favorite GIF?

Favorite OYFA memory? My favorite OYFA memories were all the dance practices for Global Expo! I'm really looking forward to performing at Barrio too!
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