The FMA Annual Meeting and Dinner Dance is a gathering each fall where FMA shares information about the state of the organization, including its calendar of activities and financial reporting. This year, the Election of Executive Officers and Board Members will also take place.
We hope you can join us for this milestone event! Please purchase your tickets at http://www.fmaannualball2017.brownpapertickets.com
Put on a pair of spandex shorts and a loose-fitting top and head over to our first ever Music and 'Q (as in BBQ) 'Fest. Eat your fill of different kinds of Pinoy Grilled Foods, then find a patch of grass to veg out and watch the musical talents brought to you by the FMA.
Please join us for a “TED” style presentation where we’ll hear from passionate speakers covering a variety of topics ranging from the arts, sciences, to history, and business. Refreshments will be served following the presentations and audience members will have an opportunity to participate in an informal question and answer session with our panelists.
To reserve a seat, please call Joy Dava at 763-496-9600 or Allen Malicsi at 612-242-3834
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Connect with your community through our annual FMA Basketball Invitational. It's more than just basketball! Taste the flavors of the Philippines as we feature four of our most popular food vendors in the Twin Cities. Shop at the marketplace and browse through the displays of our business partners. Learn about the different professional, civic and non-profit community organizations in the Twin Cities.
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A genteel celebration of culture, the FMA Annual presentation of Debutantes and their Escorts is also a reflection of the accomplishments of these young Filipino men and women and their arrival into adult society, done with elegance and formality. For the young women, it is a moment never to be forgotten. For the young men, it is a memorable participation in a coming of age celebration in the cultural tradition of the Filipinos reflecting a part of their heritage from Spain
The Fil-Minnesotan Association continues its Christmas Tradition with the 41st Annual Paskong Pilipino
Free events like Paskong Pilipino are made possible by donations to Fil-Minnesotan Association. FMA is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, which means your donation is fully tax deductible. Please click the link below to donate. Thank you for donating and supporting your Filipino Community!
The Filipino community in Minnesota is incredibly generous. Many people regularly give their time and talents to support causes near and dear to our hearts. With that in mind, we at FMA are asking for 90 volunteers for only two hours to help pack meals for children in need around the world, including the Philippines.
When: Saturday, October 8, 2016
Time: 9:00 - 11:00AM
Where: Feed My Starving Children
990 Lone Oak Rd. Eagan, MN 55121
Click HERE to volunteer or call Lita Malicsi at 612.209.7032
Fil-Minnesotan Golf Tournament
Saturday Sept 17th
1:30pm Shotgun Start
Victory Links Golf Course
18 hole Scramble Format
$70.00 per player
Registration Deadline: September 3rd
Questions? Contact Arnie Talatala
FMA is offering a preparation course for students taking the ACT. Students in their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in high school are encouraged to take this course in preparation for their college applications. FMA is offering this course at a significant discount to other ACT preparation courses.
To register, please contact Allen Malicsi by clicking HERE.
Registration Deadline: August 31
This six session course, taught by Eileen Shannon, M.Ed., will provide prospective ACT exam participants an opportunity to enhance their possibility of success by learning test taking strategies in the areas of:
Mathematics, Science, Reading and English. This will be done through:
- Instructor lectures
- Exam exercises / practical application / strategy exercises
- Practice examinations and evaluations of results
This course is not intended to teach subject content, but rather provide students with strategic approaches to taking the ACT examination.
**A maximum number of 15 students may participate in this course.**
This course will be 6 sessions. The sessions will be held on Saturday mornings starting at 10:00am on the third floor of the Philippine Center of Minnesota (PCM)
Session 1: Sept 17
Practice ACT Exam
Session 3: Oct 1
Session 5: Oct 15
Session 2: Sept 24
Session 4: Oct 8
Session 6: Oct 22
ACT Practice Exam
Cost for the course will be $100.00. However, if students attend all sessions and raise their exam score by two points from the first to the second exam, a percentage of the course will be granted back to the student in the form of a scholarship (Unfortunately, FMA can make no exception to this criteria).
Additionally, due to the extensive course information that will be provided to the students, it is highly recommended that students attend all sessions.
COMPARISON COSTS TO OTHER COURSES
Kaplan - $749 to $3799
Princeton Review - $599 - $999
Sylvan - $1199
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Eileen Shannon earned her B.S. degree in Elementary Education from the University of Oregon and an M.Ed. degree in Curriculum and instruction from the University of Minnesota. She holds a current Minnesota State Teaching License. Over the last 25 years, Eileen has taught public school in Special Education, 3rd grade, Middle School and all grades in substitute positions. She also spent 10 years as a Lead Teacher and Director of Education at Sylvan Learning where she developed her skills as an AST Prep Instructor. Currently, Eileen is an Academic Instructor at HHH Job Corps in St. Paul helping young adults earn high school diplomas, GED's and employability skills. Her specialties include working with students from diverse backgrounds and cultures and accommodating individual learning needs.
To register, please contact Allen Malicsi by clicking HERE
FMA is hosting the Philippine Consulate General from Chicago to extend consular services to Philippine citizens our local community from Minnesota, Western Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.
PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must mail their applications and requirements BY AUGUST 5TH to the Philippine Consulate General for pre-processing. See below for information.
11th Annual Fil-Minnesotan Association Basketball Invitational
June 24, 25 & 26, 2016
Minneapolis Sports Center (YWCA)
2121 East Lake St., Minneapolis, MN 55407
Friday June 24 – DAY 1* @ PCM, Maplewood, MN
Team Registration – 7:00pm
Team Drawing & Bracketing – 8:00pm
Saturday June 25 - DAY 2* @ Minneapolis Sports Center
Late Registration – 9:00am
Opening Ceremonies – 10:00am
Singing of the National Anthems
Team Parade and Presentation of Muse
Awarding of Best Muse
Game Schedules (Round Robin) – 11:15am to 4:00pm
3-pt Shootout Preliminary Round – 12:30pm
Sunday June 26 - DAY 3* @ Minneapolis Sports Center
Game Schedules (Elimination/Championship Round) – 9:00am to 4:30pm
Semi-Finals – begin at 12:00pm
Finals – begin at 2:00pm
3-pt Shootout Championship Round – 3:00pm
Half Time Show
Awarding of Medals & Trophies for the Champions
*Schedules subject to change. Please arrive at the predetermined daily start time.
Join us and support your favorite teams and muses. Enjoy the Filipino foods, kid’s games, and other activities. See You There!!!
For more information, contact:
Boo Dava (763)528-5768 / email@example.com
Rey Eduvas (952)457-9528
Darwin Yasis (612)483-5494
Jun Nacionales (763)234-0137
Annie Lubansky (763)445-1422
FMA is hosting a performance & post-show merienda reception for Mu Performing Arts' production, tot: The Untold, Yet Spectacular Story of (a Filipino) Hulk Hogan by Victor Maog, Directed by Randy Reyes, and featuring FMA's very own Public Relations Officer, Eric "Pogi" Sumangil!
When: Sunday, June 19th, 2pm
Where: Park Square Theatre, 20 W. 7th Place, St. Paul, 55102
**Get 50% off tickets when you use the code FMA at checkout**
To reserve tickets, visit: http://www.muperformingarts.org/production/tot/
NOTE: There will be no late seating, so please arrive at the theater by 1:30pm
Are you looking for that piece that ties the whole room together?
Have you been admiring your Tita's wardrobe for years and wondering where you can get pinay chic?
On May 28th, from 8am - 3pm come to PCM for Ukay-Ukay and get what you're looking for. Proceeds support Advancement for Rural Kids, inc. (ARK).
Do you have things to donate? We're looking for:
Gently Used Clothing
Please drop them off at PCM, 1380 Frost Av. Maplewood, during our collection times:
May 14, 10am-2pm
May 22, 10am-2pm
May 27, until 7pm
ARK empowers farmers in the developing world to feed and keep their kids in school.
With its groundbreaking $15/kid/year FeedingProgram, ARK and its partner communities are successfully eradicating hunger, getting kids back to school, and providing new income and industry to rural communities. This paves the way for, and makes ARK's $5/kid/year Supplies, $50/kid/year Scholarship, Classrooms and For-Profit investments successful and sustainable.
FMA is hosting officials from the Philippine Consulate of Chicago to conduct voting for Philippine citizens who are Registered Overseas Voters.
Please join us at Philippine Center of Minnesota, 1380 Frost Ave., Maplewood to help choose the next President of the Philippines!
Join the culinary explorers of Hidden Apron, local gastronomes Lola Rosa's MN, and hundreds of young foodies from all over the Midwest at a four-course dinner featuring Filipino flavors from around the world. Expect strong flavors, quirky drinks, good tunes, lively conversations, all in an atmospheric boxing gym! Bringing together traditional recipes with modern sentiment and local ingredients, you'll discover Filipino food in a way that's uniquely Minnesotan.
Held in partnership with the Midwest Association of Filipino-Americans (MAFA) and the Advancement for Rural Kids (ARK), the dinner also celebrates the collective efforts of college students across the Midwest in raising funds to provide a MILLION fresh, sustainable, and local lunches to rural kids in the Philippines and keep them in school.
What: Midwest for a Million Unity Dinner
When: Saturday April 2, 2016 6:00-9:00pm (dinner 6:30-8pm)
Where: Uppercut Boxing Gym - 1324 Quincy Street NE, Minneapolis MN 55413
Suggested Attire: semi-formal
Buy Tickets: https://hiddenapron.eventbrite.com
FMA Invites you to the 16th Annual
Come enjoy games, an egg hunt, crafts, face-painting, and a talent show!
Delicious tocilog, champorado, french toast, fresh fruit, and Easter cookies will be served from 10am-Noon.
Raffle Prizes include:
- Forex Certificate (towards a Balikbayan Box with shipping to the Philippines).
- Human Nature Philippine-made Beauty Products Gift Bag (valued at $25)
- Target Gift Card (valued at $25)
- $25 iTunes Gift card donated by The Title Group, Inc.
- (2) MOA/Nickelodeon Unlimited Rides all day passes
- (2) MOA/Sea Life admissions tickets!!!
Artful Indulgence of Stillwater painting (value $90)
Two $35 Gift Certificates to Artful Indulgence of Stillwater
Children ages 10 and younger are FREE!
Get your tickets now!
Dinner reservations are sold out! Please join us after dinner at 8pm
Each year, the Fil-Minnesotan Association welcomes the young people from our community to participate in a traditional rite of passage which reflects part of our heritage from Spain. And while the meaning behind this tradition has changed in modern times, it still represents an opportunity for our young people to learn about Filipino culture & traditions, and join a sisterhood & brotherhood of Filipino Americans from the Twin Cities area who have participated in this event over the last 38 years.
$50 on or before February 7, 2016
$60 after February 7, 2016
$35 Children aged 10 and under
$20 After Dinner
6:00pm Cocktail hour
8:00pm After Dinner Admission Begins
Mixed Garden Greens Salad
Portabella mushroom, stacked with heirloom tomato, squash, fresh mozzarella, and topped with a tomato basil sauce.
Sliced Pork Tenderloin
with a maple demi glaze
with Mango Raspberry Coulis
Childrens Meal Available
This year, we honor the 38th class of
Debutantes and Escorts
Andrew Aquino Aakre
Berin J. Blashack
Leandro Jose Hernandez Gavino
Marc Adrian M. Gutierrez
Richard Roman Noren Quinones
Cameron Avery Diaz
Carmelle Arcangel Quinto West
Cristina Lynne Zuniga
Jucel Grace Agujo Zerna
Madison Elise Pineda
Rachel Juan G. Torres
Savannah Jane B. Mendoza
Hilton Airport Hotel
3800 American Boulevard East
Bloomington, MN 55425
FMA will be holding a Consular Outreach day on August 8. Consular services include: ePassport services, Visa services, Notarials (Acknowledgment/Authentication), Civil Registry (Report of Birth/Marriage), Dual Citizenship, Overseas Voter's Registration. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants must mail their applications and requirements in advance to the Philippine Consulate General before July 31.