NaFFAA Reg V Empowerment Conf – Gala

Posted on Oct 13, 2015 in #auroraasian, #coloradoasian, APA, Arts & Culture, Educational, Food, Humanitarian Efforts, The Philippines, Youth | 0 comments

NaFFAA-Nat'l-logoNational Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA)

Empowerment Conference

Regional Conference will be held at two Aurora sites:

Fri., October 16th — Youth Retreat
7:00 – 11:00 PM
Location:  Knights of Columbus | Aurora
Led by Javier San Andres, Region 5 Youth Coordinator,

Sat., October 17th — Empowerment Conference
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Location: Crosswind Church | 15801 East Centretech Circle | Aurora


8 am     Registration (free) and Continental Breakfast, for purchase at Crosswind
9 am     Opening remarks, introduction-NaFFAA Region 5 Chair—Dennis Apuan
9:30      Plenary-Immigration Reform, DACA-JT Mallonga, Esq., NaFFAA Chair
11:00    Plenary-AARP, Aging and Health, Major General Tony Taguba
12:00    Lunch Break, for purchase at Crosswind, also time for social
1:00      Plenary-FilAm Vote-Gloria Caoile, NaFFAA Filipino American Vote Director
2:00      Plenary-FilVet Recognition and Education Project, Major General Tony Taguba
3:00      Plenary-Youth Caucus, to be led by Javier San Andres, NaFFAA Region 5 Youth Coordinator

Filipiniana-Gala_101715Sat., October 17th — “Filipiniana” Gala (link to announcement)
6:00–11:00 PM
$60 – Adults | $50 – Students (Ages 13-21) | $30 — Children (Ages 0-12)
Location:  The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center | 200 Inverness Dr. West | Englewood

MendingFaces-imageBenefit Victims of Typhoon Haiyan:  About 2 years ago, Philippines was hit by the strongest storm ever recorded to hit landfall named Typhoon Haiyan affecting millions of lives. In the aftermath of the relief efforts made by local and international community, the Tacloban area primarily affected by Typhoon Haiyan have made tremendous progress. NaFFAA V was able to raise and donate more than $25,000 to help build livelihoods, provide food, water and shelter, and rebuild infrastructure and education, such as the Salvacion Elemetary School. However, more work is still necessary with a past catastrophic event of this magnitude but with continued support and effort, we as a region are excited about funding a project that is currently ongoing that would greatly help families in those affected areas. Proceeds of the gala will benefit the building of a Multipurpose Shelter in Tacloban, Leyte for temporary housing of families who remain homeless after two years of devastation by typhoon Haiyan. Almost two years after typhoon Haiyan, there are still several families living in danger zones, making do in makeshift shelters. There is an urgent need to relocate these families to safer grounds, especially with the onset of the rainy months. Once permanent housing has been built, it can be used as a community multi-purpose building.  Your support to this project will impact the lives of 290 families in a big way.

Contact: | (303) 465-4070

The Aurora Asian/Pacific Community Partnership is a proud sponsor in-part.