October 17, 2016

Upcoming events

  • OYFA Membership Dinner Thursday (10/20) @ O’Hill top floor
  • Lakas 5K: Mad Glow Run FRIDAY (10/21) 6-9PM @Nameless Field
  • D7 Olympics Saturday 10/22 @ JMU
  • Interim Elections Sunday 10/23 10-1pm @ Runk Green Room
  • Culturefest Practices (location TBD):
    • Traditional 10/18 7-9pm
    • Partners/Review Everyone 8-10pm
    • Traditional/Partners/Review others TBD

Board Announcements

Hello OYFA!

Interim elections is this Sunday, 10am-1pm at Runk Green Room. We still have an open Interim Culture Chair position on OYFA’s Executive Council. Please use this form to nominate candidates for Interim Elections (form). Please encourage all of your friends to come out as we need at least 51% of paid members to begin. This is also a valuable opportunity for anyone who is interested in running for next term!

Warm regards,
ewan kOYFA


Heyyyy OYFA! Check out #IAmAnImmigrant Day, the Philippines’s news, and our word of the week!

Dialogue: We will be co-sponsoring “#IAmAnImmigrant Day” with LSA, MELC, ISA and other orgs on November 1st! It will be a 2-part event where speakers tell their story of about immigrating to, assimilating, and living in America and then an open discussion. We would love to have more speakers from OYFA to share their story about immigrating to America. So if you’re interested pleaseee sign up HERE before the 18th!

Weather: Typhoon Sarika leaves 2 dead, strands thousands in the Philippines
A Category 3 typhoon barreled through the northern Philippines on Sunday, dumping heavy rains and unleashing strong winds on the land. Almost 12,500 people were evacuated to emergency shelters. There were damages to trees, electricity poles, and homes. Damage to farm crops, mostly rice and corn, was estimated at 53.5 million pesos ($1.4 million). Winds were up to 125 miles per hour, potentially the most destructive this year. Although the storm has weakened as it moved west, another storm could possibly enter by Monday.

Since this is so recent there aren’t any donation sites up yet specifically for Hurricane Sarika in the Philippines but do donate to the Philippines Disaster Relief Fund to support hurricane relief!

Word of the Week: For this week we have 2 words - a double whammy!
+“Bagyo” (bah - gyoh) means “typhoon” or “large storm” like “It’s bagyo season in the Philippines.”
+“Takbo” (tahk - boh) means “run” like “Takbo at Lakas 5K this Friday at 7PM!”

Have a great week everyone! Don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything clarified or just to talk <3
MOLDing Society (Melissa Lim mll3mm and Oanh Dao ond2sg)


Hi Everyone!!!

Thank you to all the people who have been coming out to practice! Ya’ll have been KILLIN IT!!! Can’t wait to see even more of your faces next week!
Here is the doc of the schedule. Thank you all for be so flexible with the practices and sudden changes.

-Stephen (sgl9gd)



Lakas 5K: Mad Glow Run is THIS FRIDAY (10/21) from 6-9PM at Nameless Field!!! Come for a light-up experience with a charity run, glow sticks, free food, raffles, and live music! Let Lakas light up your world!!

Every runner gets a ~FREE~ shirt with registration! Sign up as a group for $12 up until the race and get a ~FREE~ shirt AND glow pack!!!

REGISTER HERE: http://oyfaatuva.com/lakas.php

We will also be braiding challah for Challah for Hunger this Wednesday, 10/19/16, with VSA, so come through.  It will be at the Brody Jewish Center on University Ave.  If you need help getting there, let us know!

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



Thanks so much for coming out to FIlipino Food Night this Thursday! We hope you enjoyed the performances and food from Little Manila. If you won a raffle, please message either of us about picking up your prize!

Also, thanks to everyone who came to our OYFA/VSA Alumni Panel on Friday. We hope you all left with some great advice about undergrad and postgrad life from our alumni :) And lastly, thank you to VSA’s Advisors Tiffany and Quyen for cosponsoring the event with us!

Carol (cp5ae) and Abigail (akh6rb)


thank you for coming
to filipino food night
hope you enjoyed it

            -    a historic haiku

Aaron (aaa4aa) & Larry (lhh9ep)


Psst…. OYFA,

We heard you like dinner, so we got you dinner plans!!! We’re bringing back
OYFA Membership Dinner for this Thursday (October 20th) at O’Hill top floor!  It is where Mem Dinners all started, so come with your appetites ready and we’ll see you all at the long tables!  We will be posting a poll to see which time is best for everyone.

Something is going to be happening in 3 weeks.  It is called OYFAssassins.  Prepare yourselves.
joe (jpm5ye) & mark (mtm4fg) 

D7 Representatives


We are a mere
6 days away from D7 Olympics and…
IT’S TIME TO GET HYPE!!!!!1111!!111!!!!!(one)!!!

If you have pent up exam rage or want to get to compete with the rest of the D7 collegiate body to establish UVA dominance, we could use your energy to kick their butts!
Travel and housing is COMPLETELY FREE! And the long term friendships you establish in these events will be more valuable than you know. :) #TURNUP

Watch this sick video of the intense D7 games:

Didn’t sign up? Don’t worry! We have the ride and housing form below!

Questions? Forward them to your beloved D7 chairs:
John (jah6vg) & Dani (dgr3e)




When: Friday Oct, 21 @ 6pm
Where: Nameless Field
Why? To support a great cause

Also, IM basketball starting soon. Look out for the schedule.



Hey guys!

Don’t forget to register for lakas @ http://oyfaatuva.com/lakas.php.  Also don’t forget to have a great week!

Chris -cwf5tf-
General Announcements
  • On behalf of Sigma Chapter at UVA, I would like to cordially invite your chapter to our 15TH ANNUAL BREAST CANCER AWARENESS BENEFIT CONCERT. This year, we'll be featuring YouTube artist, JOSEPH VINCENT, with opening acts by UVA acapella, dance, and musical groups!
  • 1st and 2nd Year A/APA Students:
    Apply for APALTI
    Click here for FB Event 

    The Asian Pacific American Leadership Training Institute (APALTI) is a 2-hour weekly leadership development program that takes places for 10 weeks in the Spring Semester on Wednesdays 7-9PM. A select number of 1st and 2nd years will be accepted into the cohort. Sign up for an interview here by Friday 10/21 at 11:59. Interviews will take place 10/24-10/30. Links to application will be sent out to interviewees by 10/24 and will be due 11/2.

    Interest Meetings
    Facebook Event

    APALTI Interest Meeting #1 - Current Issues in AAPA Media
    Mon.10/17 5-6PM
    APALTI Interest Meeting #2 -Leadership Panel
    Thurs. 10/20 7-8PM

    Both take place in the new Multicultural Student Center on the Lower Level of Newcomb Hall Across from the Newcomb Theater. You can come to one or both. 

    For questions, please e-mail APALTI@virginia.edu
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