Monday, March 23, 2009

Knowledge Into Action Fundraising Banquet

The 15th Annual NWFASA Conference is being held at Washington State University!

Every year, the Northwest Filipino American Student Alliance puts together a conference to gather Filipino-American students for a weekend of learning, leadership, networking, and team-building. The conference enables students to build a strong network and community between the organizations, to increase education and awareness, and to promote student activism and involvement.

This fundraising banquet is to raise money for NWFASA Conference '09 and will take place at Seattle University on Sunday, April 5, 2009 at 5:00pm. We are also fundraising to sponsor a few high school students to come and experience Conference. We will have:

  • 1. Live Dessert Dash
  • 2. Raffle Ticket Sales - Prizes: Ipod Shuffle & 2 tickets to the Seattle Art Museum
  • 3. Special Quest Speaker Uncle Bob Santos
  • 4. Live Entertainment Dance, Spoken Word, Singing
  • 5. Prize Giveaways

Tickets are $15.

Please come and show some support with your organization!

Contact Kuya Paul Rios to RSVP

Friday, March 13, 2009

Contact Info for Conference Registration Questions and Concerns

Thank You for registering for the 15th Annual NWFASA Conference at WSU!!
For additional information about the upcoming conference visit:

Please address any registration corrections, questions, and concerns to David Balberdi. His e-mail is or give him a call at 702-994-8380

For concerns and questions regarding "payment" of registration or late registration please contact the conference co-chairs:

Chris Granlund: 206-313-8754 and

Nikki Crebillo: 503-415-1882

We look forward in building with you all on Conference weekend!

See you all on Saturday, March 28, 2009, 12:30PM - NWFASA Monthly Meeting @ WSU, Pullman, WA

Monday, March 2, 2009

High School Youth Sponsorship


As you know, Anakbayan Seattle is coordinating with Franklin High School and Chief Sealth High School student who are interested in attending this year's conference. As we run closer to the deadline, we are asking for help in raising funds for the high school youth so that they are able to participate in such a great event as conference. Please forward this email far and wide to those who can help sponsor the youth!

The youth from FHS and CSHS have committed to volunteer their time giving back to the community through programs at the Filipino Community Center of Seattle in return for the sponsor's generosity. Please read below (or attached document) from the youth asking for your help.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you!

Janelle Quibuyen
NWFASA Alliance Finance Officer
(360) 440-2761 |


Dear Community Member,

The Northwest Filipino-American Student Alliance (NWFASA) is asking for your help to give the opportunity to members of Franklin High School, Chief Sealth's Filipino Club and other high school youth to learn and celebrate Filipino culture at this year's 15th annual NWFASA Conference at Washington State University.

The Filipino Clubs at Franklin High School and Chief Seattle High School, among others, consist of about 30 youth in each program. This spring, their plan is to attend the NWFASA Conference at WSU, but are not able to participate in this event without the support of the community. We are asking you to support their desire to learn and develop a stronger sense of their identity as Filipino youth, and be able to network with other strong Filipino Alliances as prospective students in colleges in the northwest. The Conference provides students an opportunity to gain exposure for a future after high school, and may even inspire students to seek possible mentorship by Filipino college students. This is life-changing opportunity for high school students to be involved in Filipino-specific educational workshops, and create dimensions to their outlook on life as a student, individual, and Filipino youth.

Both Franklin and Chief Sealth and Franklin have one of the highest population of Filipino students in the Seattle School District, and a high number of these students qualify for free or reduced lunch. The cost per student to attend the NWFASA conference is a $65 registration fee which includes room and board for three days and two nights, meals for 2 days, but most importantly to participate in workshops that deal with Filipino identity.

Franklin High School Filipino Club, Chief Sealth Filipino Club and other Seattle area high schools thank you for your support in advance.

For more information on how to donate, please contact the NWFASA Alliance Finance Officer Janelle Quibuyen at or (360) 440-2761. Checks may be payable to "Washington State University FASA" and will be collected no later than Saturday, March 14, 2009.


The conference is a weekend-long event for student groups to gather and learn about leadership, networking, and team-building. It enables students to build a strong and unified community between all participating organizations, increases education and awareness, and promotes student activism and involvement. One full day is devoted to attending educational workshops catered to addressing issues affecting Filipino-American and Asian Pacific Islander communities. Workshops cover a wide range of topics such as identity issues, immigration, comfort women and sex trafficking, and many others. These workshops help shape members of the Filipino Clubs of Franklin and Chief Sealth into more critical and active individuals as they gain a better understanding of the issues affecting them and their communities.

For more information about the NWFASA Conference, please visit

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

NW FASA Conference 09' Website!

The website for this years conference "KA-Knowledge Into Action" is up! Check it out at 

Text it to friends, post it on their social networking sites, Twitter it, whisper it in their whatever it takes to make this years conference the best yet!

Also, the conference media kit is available on the website, start street teaming all those materials! We encourage you to use the press release available on the website and forward to all list-serves and individuals who would be interested.

Also, here is the info for this Saturday's (Jan 10th) Alliance meeting at Oregon State University!

Meeting room reserved from 12-4:30pm. We hope to start no later than 12:30. 

The address is: 

121 The Valley Library 

Corvallis, OR 97331

Here is a link to a map of the meeting building with the meeting room highlighted.

Directions from Seattle:

Directions from Portland:

Directions from Spokane:

Important Information!:

1. Please confirm your attendance to the meeting 24 hours prior.

2. If you are not able to send a representative, please inform whether you will be phone/video conferencing and the proper source of contact.

3. For those traveling from the Eastside of WA, video conferencing will be accepted of closed highways hinder travel.

4. For those traveling to the Eastside AFTER the meeting, keep in mind that I-84 which travels through the Columbia River Gorge and meets up with I-82 was closed earlier in the week due to snow. 


Isang Bagsak!

-NWFASA Executive Board

Monday, November 3, 2008

FilipinOlympics 2008!

Thank you everyone who came out to this year's FilipinOlympics! (Even though I was late - looks like everyone had a great time!) Congratulations to Gonzaga FASU for winning this year's barrelman trophy and UW FASA for winning the first annual Spirit Stick - and everyone for being great sports. Big ups to The Kuyas (Omega Phi Omega) for organizing this event for all of us to enjoy.

Another big thank you to those who were able to stay in the area and attend our monthly meeting. It was fun, productive and great to see our progress with the Conference and many other topics! Another big thank you to the FANHS and Brando (NaFFAA) for hosting our November meeting.

Please mark your calendars for our next general monthly meeting to be held on Saturday, December 7 at 12:30PM in your regional areas. We will be holding meetings in your respective area (Eastside, Seattle Area, Oregon) and then video chatting in for updates on workshop proposals and constitution matters! Stay tuned for more info!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

See you at Mossyrock!

Thank you to everyone who came to the July Alliance Meeting!
(Thanks GU for hosting! The Sushi was great!)

See you all at the NWFASA Leadership Retreat on Aug 1 - 3, 2008
@ Mossyrock Park!
(One weekend, One Alliance, 15 Organizations, 40 Student Leaders)

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Friendly Reminders

Thanks to all who made it out to Gonzaga for our last meeting. It was super productive and we got a lot of things done! For those who unfortunately were not in attendance, please keep an eye out for Lyndon's minutes of the meeting. As for now - please consider the following friendly reminders:

1. The NWFASA Retreat for 2008 registration forms are due this Friday, July 25. Please email (the ExecBoard) your organizations information as soon as possible. Each organization may send up to 5 reps. The cost is $20 per person which will include campsites, food, and workshop supplies and presenters. Everyone should have gotten an email with the retreat information and registration packet. Schools/organizations that still need to submit registration forms are:
PCC - Samahan
2. Please fill out your organization's contact information via the NWFASA 2008-09 Contact Roster on Google Documents if you have not already done so. Schools/organizations that still need to complete their part of the roster are:
PCC - Samahan

I look forward to hearing from/seeing you all soon!

Janelle Quibuyen
NWFASA Finance Officer

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

NWFASA July Meeting

Our July meeting is coming up this Saturday, July 19. Please plan ahead in sending a few reps for your org, as we will be discussing the registration details for the NWFASA Leadership Retreat and other alliance business items. I know that this will be a long drive for many of us, so try to coordinate carpools if you can.

NWFASA Monthly Meeting (July)
Sat., July 19, 2008 @ 12:30pm
College Hall - President's Conference Room # 204
Gonzaga University
502 E. Boone Ave
Spokane, WA 99258

To set-up a video conference please call Lyndon @ 206.898.0985 in advance.

Have a safe drive everyone!


Save the Date: Aug 1-3, NWFASA Leadership Retreat @ Mossyrock Park, WA (Please plan to send 4-5 reps from your org.)

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Welcome to the NWFASA Updates Blog. Please check this space regularly for latest info on NWFASA's calendar of events and activities including:
  • NWFASA Monthly Meetings
  • NWFASA Leadership Retreat
  • NWFASA FilipinOlympics
  • NWFASA Conference
  • and other important announcements
Congratulations to the newly elected NWFASA ExecBoard:
  • Chair: Patrick Villaflores (PSU)
  • Finance: Janelle Quibuyen (AB)
  • Communications: Lyndon Dacuan (WSU)

And also Congratulations to Washington State University for being selected as the host school for the 2009 NWFASA Conference!!!

Hope to see everyone at the next monthly meeting at Gonzaga University. (July 19, 12:30pm, room TBA)

Save the Date: Aug 1 -3, NWFASA Leadership Retreat