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In Loving Memory of Marta McDonald
Draws members from the following areas:
New York – Dunkirk, Medina, Cherry Creek, Westfield, Fredonia, West Seneca, Jamestown, Clymer, Orchard Park, Bemus Point, Celeron
Ohio – Conneaut
Erie – Union City, Warren, Corry, Atlantic, Albion, Russell, Townville, Edinboro, North East, Clarendon, Warren, Cochranton, Saegertown, Finleyville
President - Chris Magno - 812-340-3884
Vice Presidents - Gigi & Jason Goodwill
Co-secretary – Lin Parco
Treasurer – Dan & Jo Arnold
Auditor – Bayani Quijada
Conneaut Ohio/Albion Coordinator - Nita Moyer
Buffalo Coordinator - Romeo & Art Barcena
NY Coordinator - Lenora Carpenter & Terry Quijada
Erie Coordinator - Terry Morales & Marie Dreyfus
Meadville Coordinator - Annie Hoffman
The Filipino-Am of NW PA objectives are:
- To serve as a support group for Filipino immigrants who prefer to settle in Northwestern Pennsylvania and contiguous areas.
- To serve as a clearing house for information on various services available in Northwestern Pennsylvania that would benefit Filipino immigrants and longtime residents and their families, and help them achieve economic self-sufficiency, social acceptance and empowerment.
- To foster fellowship and closer relations among Filipino Americans in Northwestern Pennsylvania and contiguous areas, and enable them to assist each other in achieving fuller participation in American Society.
- To promote and maintain awareness of the Philippine heritage and American values in order to help Filipino immigrants adapt to their new environment and facilitate their assimilation into the American culture.
Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month September - May
PHILIPPINE CONSULATE GENERAL NEW YORK
P R E S S R E L E A S E
PR-CBR- 048 -10
01 October 2010
October is FILIPINO AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH in the United States
On 02 November 2009, the US House of Representatives unanimously approved
House Resolution 780 “Recognizing Filipino American History Month in
October.”. Congressman Bob Filner (D-CA-52) introduced the Resolution
in the House. Over 50 members of the House signed as co-sponsors.
The Congressman, who is also Co-Chairman of the U.S.-Philippine Friendship
Caucus and Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, said.
“We are pleased to honor the Filipino American community and pay tribute
to the extraordinary contributions that Filipinos make to this nation.
Filipino Americans have been part of the American experience, confronting
many difficult challenges while being resolute and steadfast in their
The resolution was passed in recognition of the centuries-old presence of
Filipinos in the United States, of the enduring friendship and cooperation
of Filipinos and Americans, of the significant contributions of Filipinos
to American society whether these be in the healthcare system, in the
arts, in science, technology and other fields which enrich “the landscape
of the country…”. Also recognized was the need to continuously document
the history of Filipino immigrants in the United States.
In 01 October 2009, the US Senate also passed its own Senate Resolution
298 declaring October 2009 as Filipino American History Month. The House
Resolution, however, did not specify any year and therefore marks October
permanently as the celebration of Filipino American History Month.
The Resolutions were a result of the work of the Filipino American
National Historical Society (FANHS), founded in 1982 in Seattle, for
Fil-Ams to be given its own month to celebrate its history and culture in
the United States. It should be that favorable time to celebrate,
remember, reflect, motivate and renew efforts towards the promotion of
Filipino American history and culture. This should “provide an opportunity
for all Americans to learn and appreciate more about Filipino Americans
and their historic contributions to… the United States of America.”
The Resolution cited that the earliest documented proof of Filipino
presence in the United States was October 18, 1587, “when the first
‘Luzones Indios’ set foot in Morro Bay, California, on board the
Manila-built galleon ship Nuestra Senora de Espranza.” This was more than
33 years before the landing in Plymouth Rock of the first English
The Philippine Consulate General and NaFFAA, Region 1 enjoin our Filipino
communities in the Northeast to dedicate their projects and activities
this October to commemorate our Filipino-American heritage and culture.
All are enjoined to undertake their own activities to observe and
highlight our community’s historic contributions and achievements in the
Other links to know more about the Philippines
Viewing The Philippines In A Different Light
Thanks to the sponsors of the website - Filipino entreprenuers who are members of the organization:
- Geri Myers a Coldwell Banker Realtor
- David's Landscaping and Design - www.davidslandscapinganddesign.com
- Lori Blanc Photography/Video contributor
- Mike McDonald co/web contributer
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