WELCOME CMFAA 2018 PRESIDENT VALERIE VERIDIANO, M.D.
Hello 2018 and hello all,
On behalf of the CMFAA officers board members , I would like to express our gratitude and appreciation to our outgoing president, Mr. Thomas Jourdan, for everything that he has done for the association the past two years.
I have seen CMFAA grow through different phases as I have seen my own children grow. In1993, CMFAA was the only organized group that served the Filipino-American families in Central Massachusetts area.
As the population of our ethnic group grew, so did the number of other Filipino-American associations in the area.
I remember meeting a few Filipinos during my daughter’s1st birthday party 22 years ago. Those new acquaintances at the time remain some of my very close friends to this day. Our kids grew up calling my friends “Tito” and “Tita”, and my friends treated them as true nieces and nephews. For about 10 years or so, our kids went to every single May Fiesta and children’s Christmas party. As our kids got older, they have stopped coming. Yet, they visit each other across the country, attend each other’s weddings, and still consider each other family – only connected by Filipino culture and heritage. Most of us older folks stuck around, and kept the association going, because we knew how powerful this community is.
Last year we We Hit our Goal of $4000.00! Thanks to everyone for your participation and donations! This year we set a goal of $5000.00. We can do it!
2017 Fiesta was a great time at the new venue. Looking forward to hosting again this year at the same location. Valley Springs Sportsmans Club 65 Valley Road North Grosvenordale , CT 06255 2017 pictures here Presidents speech – video Star Spangled Banner – Alana Paul & Elizabeth Jourdan – video LUPANG HINIRANG (PHILLIPINE ANTHEM) Read More