September 18, 2016

Upcoming events

  • 9/19 Monday: OYFA Bingo / Clark 108 @ 7PM
  • 9/20 Tuesday: Wing Night / Wild Wing Cafe @ 7PM
  • 9/21 Wednesday: Game Night / Ern Commons @ 7PM
  • 9/22 Thursday: Family Field Trip / Carter's Mountain @ 5:30PM
  • 9/23 Friday: Family Potluck / Family Head Apts @ 7PM

Board Announcements

Hello OYFA!

We currently have an open Interim Culture Chair position we are looking to fill. If you are interested in applying or have any questions about the Interim interview process, please contact Alex at

Much love,
ewan KOYFA


Please give a warm welcome to our new Advocacy chair, Oanh Dao! 😁😁🎉🎉😍 (congrats Oanh i love you and i can’t wait to see where advocacy goes from here!!!)
Hi guys! My name is Oanh and I am a third year biology major. I am interested in baking (especially banana bread with free bananas from Ohill)  and doing leg dayz to make leg gainz and advocacy!


As for current events this week, do you need an internship and/or want to make a change?
The Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC) is a national organization that empowers Southeast Asian communities. They are looking for an intern to help with video editing and production during the Fall 2016 semester. All you need is a resume so contact us (ond2sg & mll3mm) if you want more details!


Also, check out their #FIX96 campaign! Ever Since 1996’s Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRIRA) there have been 16,000 deportations of Cambodian, Laotian, and Vietnamese Americans (many who were legal permanent residents). As Filipino Americans, it’s important for us to step in when our Southeast Asian family faces legislative corruption. So check out their social media campaign!

Have a good week everybody!
Oanh Dao (ond2sg) Melissa Lim (mll3mm)


Hey everyone!!

PENNY WARS CONTINUESSS! Will Sampaloc remain on top?? Will Pandacan make a comeback?? Which family will triumph??!! Jars will be present at every event until Thursday, bring your money and keep up the hype!! You can also venmo @OYFAatUVA!

Remember all proceeds go towards the HeCares Mission and OYFA’s Barrio! For rules, check out this doc:

Thanks for an amazing first Culturefest practice!! Hope you all had as much fun as I did :)

Here is the interest form for Culturefest. Please spread it around and get all your friends to sign up!! Can’t wait to see you all again soon on the dance floor >:) practices will resume after family week!


Much love,
Stephen (sgl9gd)


Hello OYFA,

Check out Culture’s news above about PENNY WARSSSS!! Drop your money at Family Week events or venmo @OYFAatUVA!! Let’s keep the hype up guys!

In other news, join us to ~braid some bread~ at Challah for Hunger this Wednesday (9/21) from 4-6pm at the Brody Jewish Center!! Proceeds from Challah sold go towards social justice causes. Bring your family members, bond with Community, and we can walk over to Game Night together<3

This week’s volunteer spotlight is on Sara Wong!! Read below for a sneak peek about her involvement in United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)! Check out the full coverage on Facebook this week!


Tell us about the goals of UNICEF?
The goals of UNICEF are to raise funds for international and local child survival projects to increase the welfare of children and to educate and address the rights of children in the United States and abroad, while also fostering strong relationships between students and the Charlottesville community.

What do you do in UNICEF?
I am the Events Coordinator in UNICEF, so I am responsible for organizing and advertising UNICEF events, which include meetings, fundraisers, social gatherings, and volunteering opportunities. This Tuesday, September 20 at 4pm, we will be hanging peace cranes along the Whispering Wall for our End Violence Campaign. Our goals for this campaign are to raise awareness and start a conversation regarding how violence is everywhere, including our own community, not just in developing countries.

What does community service mean to you?
Community service means getting involved and improving the community in any way that you can, whether it be through fundraising, education, or just being there for support. I think it’s important that everyone take a break from their everyday lives to help others and identify themselves as an active member in their community. I believe that community service is also a great way to meet new people and foster strong relationships with those around you.

<3 COmmunity
Celine (cln9ds) & Oliver (jav4vm)


Hello OYFA!

We are continuing the Mentor/Mentee Program this semester.  Through this, we match first years with upperclassmen regarding prospective majors and academic interests.

FIRST YEARS!  Sign up to be a mentee:

In addition, we will be holding our first Fireside Chat this semester for
~first years~!  Pls hang out with us Sunday, Sep. 25 on the Lawn from 1-3pm.  We will be discussing about the OYFA Excellence Scholarship (free $$$), the Mentor/Mentee Program, chilling out ANDDD there will be food provided!

Caroline (cp5ae) & Abigail (akh6rb)


come out to bingo
and get your picture taken
it will be awesome
             -     a historic haiku

hello oyfa,

historic will be having a photo shoot on the LAWN starting at 6pm before BINGO NIGHT in Clark 108!


we will also be doing individual portraits (come get dem profpics)!! because this is a free range photo shoot, please dress up in any way that you would like to be photographed! while photos are being taken throughout the event, there will be activities on the lawn along with bonding with other oyfans!!!

afterwards we'll all head to Clark 108 to play some BINGOOOOO. there's gonna be some awesome prizes and food so be sure to come out!!

goodbye oyfa,
Aaron (aaa4aa) & Larry (lhh9ep)



FAMILY WEEK IS FULL SWING! To all of you that came out, we hope you had fun at FIELD DAY and the FIRST CULTUREFEST PRACTICE!! It was great seeing all of your beautiful faces!

BUT WE'RE JUST GETTING STARTED! Tomorrow is BINGO NIGHT at CLARK 108 @ 7 PM! COME WIN PRIZES AND BOND WITH YOUR FAMILIES!  Also, come take FAMILY PICTURES with Historic and us on the LAWN beforehand, starting at 6PM!  


Come out, support your family, and bring the hype!  Families earn points through attendance at events, penny wars donations, and event competitions!

Below is a schedule for the rest the week to help you all keep track:

9/19 Monday: OYFA Bingo / Clark 108 @ 7PM
9/20 Tuesday: Wing Night / Wild Wing Cafe @ 7PM
9/21 Wednesday: Game Night / Ern Commons @ 7PM
9/22 Thursday: Family Field Trip / Carter's Mountain @ 5:30PM
9/23 Friday: Family Potluck / Family Head Apts @ 7PM

reMember the Titans,
Joe (jpm5ye) & Mark (mtm4fg)

D7 Representatives

Hey there OYFA!

I hope you enjoyed yourself at Family Field Day! If your experience was so great and you wish that you could do it again, don’t fret because you can do it again at D7 Olympics!! But instead of competing against OYFA families, you will compete against other D7 schools like ODU, Tech, VCU, JMU, and more! Mark your calendar that D7 Olympics will be hosted at JMU on October 22nd.

Make sure to look out for ASU’s Not a Model Minority Campaign that begins tomorrow. It’s a great way to talk about and learn more about yourself and others around you. Here’s the Facebook link to their event page:

Also, your D7 chairs are hosting the event Hoo am I on Sept 29th at 7:00pm. We will be discussing an array of identity focused topics ranging from ally ship to perceptions of Asians in the media. We hope to see you there!

Last but not least, there are open positions on D7 Executive Board for Historian and National Director Proxy. If you are interested in either position, or know anyone who would be a good fit, let John or Dani know. We’d love to welcome more OYFAns to D7.

Thanks for being awesome and have a wonderful, and hopefully not so stressful week!

Your loving D7 parents,
Dani(dgr3ce) & John(jah6vg)


What’s up OYFA!!

Thanks again for coming out to Field Day. It was HYPE
The rankings for field day are as followed:
  1. Tondo
  2. Pandacan
  3. Sampaloc
  4. Ermita
  5. Binondo
Continue to support your families in the upcoming Family Week events.

And as always, flag football is still going on!
Practices are Fridays at 4pm and games are on Sundays at 7pm.

We’ll see you all there!

Ronald (rpd2ea) and Alexa (amg8tf)



Hope you’re excited for family week! Make sure you come out to Wing Night this Tuesday (Sept. 20th)! It’ll be at Wild Wing Cafe at 7PM. More information about rides will be posted soon. Thanks and have an awesome week!

Jack & Barry went up a hill (jac6dn & bxc2gn)


Hello OYFA!

Next week is gonna be a lot of fun so please come out!! Especially check out Game Night at Ern Commons @ 7PM on Wednesday the 21st! I hope to see you soon this week!

Chris -cwf5tf-


Hello dis me your favorite fam head <3

I will give the winner of this week's Trivia...a penny!! What an incentive omg what are you still waiting for??
  1. On what days are flag football practices?
  2. What even is happening tomorrow night at 7pm?

Good luck my children,

Christine (npl3rf)

General Announcements

  • Asian Student Union presents IDENTITY BREAKTHROUGH
    • Wednesday 9/21, 6-8PM
  • Asian Student Union presents NOT A MODEL MINORITY CAMPAIGN
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