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2020 BBFAA  Membership Form (Click here to print form)

Please fill out the BBFAA Membership Form in the link above and mail your check to the BBFAA P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0227.  Or pay online by clicking the links below or the Pay Online Membership buttons above. Thank you for supporting the BBFAA.

 
Student membership fee with a valid .edu email $10
3 year family membership fee $72
5 year family membership fee $115
 

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BBFAA News

FAMU grad, track & field star Alelee Figueroa named MEAC 2020 Woman of the Year

Effective July 1st, St. Louis Catholic Church welcomes Father Alberic. Bishop William Wack, CSC, has appointed Fr. Alberic Lazerna, to be the new Parochial Administrator of St. Louis Catholic Church, effective July 1, 2020. Father Alberic has been the Parochial Vicar at Little Flower in Pensecola. Welcome to St. Louis, Fr. Alberic!

BBFAA’s Dr. Portia Dinoso Campos featured in Tallahassee Woman Magazine, celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Page 30. (April/May 2020)

Dr. Portia Campos
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FMSU Update

FMSU Update from Lally Mosley, FMSU Team Tallahassee Pageant
Coordinator

BBFAA Provides Support to Taal Volcano Victims

Thank you to All BBFAA Members for your continued support and help. Members of the BBFAA contributed $500 plus individual contributions for the relief effort to Taal Volcano victims in the midst of the COVID onset. Special thanks to Criz and Louie De Leon for organizing.


Support to Taal Volcano Victims

Upcoming Events

Lucky Goat Coffee to Support BBFAA Scholarships

It’s that time again! The BBFAA Scholarship Committee has partnered with Lucky Goat again this year to raise support for scholarships in the Philippines. Lucky Goat coffee is available for sale now! Only $11/bag. Please contact Mafe Brooks for your order or for any questions at mafemrb@gmail.com. Click here to view the Lucky Goat Flyer.

2021 Calendar of Events

Past Events

BBFAA Members: As we learn more about COVID-19 and its effects on every day life, the BBFAA will be following CDC guidelines.

October

 Event: FSU Football Concession Booth volunteer opportunity
  • Date/Time: Saturday, October 23rd at 7:30 a.m. (game kickoff at 12 p.m.)
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium, Florida State University
  • Details: Please volunteer for the football concessions to support BBFAA. This is a great opportunity for high school students to earn Bright Future Scholarship hours. Masks and face shields will be provided. A t-shirt and hat will be provided. Please wear black or khaki pants or long shorts down to knees. No leggings or short shorts. Clear bag policy and bring a photo ID. If you need transportation, please meet at Olive Garden 4 hours prior to game kickoff. Please contact Lally Mosley if you are interested in volunteering or click here to sign up to volunteer.
 

Event: Tagalog Mass

  • Date/Time: Sunday, October 10 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd., Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Led by Father Alberic Lazerna. The Mass will be celebrated on the second Sunday of these months: August, October, and December for 2021. Also, in December, the Parish will be celebrating the traditional Simbang Gabi, a nine day devotional series reading up to Christmas.

November

Event: Pista sa Nayon “Filipino Festival”

  • Date/Time: Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Klemen Plaza, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Pista sa Nayon is a Fiesta Filipino that is held annually to showcase Filipino culture, art, and food. This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for this wonderful event.
  • To become a sponsor or register as a food vendor/exhibit: Click here for more information or to click on the green buttons above to pay and register online.

Ongoing Event

Event: New BBFAA choir

  • BBFAA Choir Co-Leads: Michele Riley and Barbara Reyes
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Volunteers are needed for the Tagalog Choir to support the Tagalog Mass. The choir will have scheduled practices. Please RSVP to President Earl Campos if you are interested.  Please come to practice as we would love to hear your voice!
BBFAA Leadership 2019-2021

Executive Office

Jan 2019-Dec 2021

Officers

Board of Directors

BBFAA Members are welcome to attend the Executive Meeting held each third Friday of the month. Location TBA. Contact any Officer/Board member for more information.

2021 BBFAA Educational Grant for $500
Information on the 2021 BBFAA Educational Grant:

Congratulations to the 2020 recipients of the BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Educational Grant!

Julia Hernandez (Winning Essay)
Giselle Almanzor
Mattheus Abad
 
Contact Person: Hosea Battles (850) 322-4927, Chairman BBFAA Educational Grant Committee
BBFAA PICTURES

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BBFAA Football Concession Sign Up for 2021. Please VOLUNTEER!

Sign up to be a BBFAA Concession Stand Volunteer

High school students can earn volunteer hours for their Bright Futures Scholarship

Click on the logo below to sign up as a volunteer

Click to View Volunteer Opportunities on SignUp.com

 2021 FSU Football Schedule

 

Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/Results
         Sunday, Sept. 5
           Home game
FSU vs.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Tallahassee, FL 7:30 p.m.
        Saturday, Sept. 11
           Home game
FSU vs.
Jacksonville State Gamecocks
Tallahassee, FL TBA
        Saturday, Sept. 18
            Away game
FSU vs.
Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Winston-Salem, NC TBA
        Saturday, Sept. 25
            Home game
FSU vs. 
Louisville Cardinals
Tallahassee, FL TBA
         Saturday, Oct. 2
             Home game
FSU vs.
Syracuse Orange
Tallahassee, FL TBA
          Saturday, Oct. 9
              Away game
FSU vs.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Chapel Hill, NC TBA
          Saturday, Oct. 23
              Home game
FSU vs.
UMass Minutemen
Tallahassee, FL TBA
          Saturday, Oct. 30
              Away game
FSU vs.
Clemson Tigers
Clemson, SC TBA
          Saturday, Nov. 6
              Home game
FSU vs.
NC State Wolfpack
Tallahassee, FL TBA
          Saturday, Nov. 13
              Home game
FSU vs.
Miami (FL) Hurricanes
Tallahassee, FL TBA
          Saturday, Nov. 20
              Away game
FSU vs.
North Carolina Tar Heels
Chapel Hill, NC TBA
 
ADOPT-A-STREET 2019 We need volunteers!

Please CLICK Here, or the picture above, to sign up and volunteer for 1 hour to 1.5 hours. High School students will receive Bright Future hours.
Contact Person: Sonny Abad (850) 443-2694, or email Sonny Abad.
Past Events

January

Event: Sinulog 2020

  • Date/Time: Sunday, January 26 at 12:15 noon
  • Location: Blessed Sacrament Church, 624 Miccosukee Rd., Tallahassee, FL 32308
  • Details: This is a potluck event after the 12:15 mass. Click here to sign up for the potluck

February

Event: BBFAA General Membership Meeting

  • Date/Time: Sunday, February 9 at 2.p.m to 5 p.m
  • Location: Leon County Supervisor of Elections Office, 2990-1 Apalachee Parkway near Lynn’s Oriental Seafood Market, Tallahassee, FL 32301

Event: International Bazaar

  • Date/Time: Saturday, February 15 at 2.p.m to 5 p.m
  • Location: FSU Ballroom, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Event: Valentine’s Party

    • Date/Time: Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6 to 11 p.m.
    • Location: American Legion, 229 Lake Ella Drive, Tallahassee, FL
    • Details: This is a dinner/dance. Cost: $35/couple; $20/person; $10/performer student;$5/child less than 5 y.o. To purchase tickets, please text (or Facebook message) Lally Mosley at 850-766-0281 or Ferdie Flores at 850-570-4468. Please purchase tickets in advance.

    Click here, or the image below, to view the Valentine’s Party poster

April

Event: FSA hosts the International Cafe Cancelled 

  • Date/Time: Wednesday, April 1 ,2020
  • Location: International Globe, Tallahassee, FL
  • Details:

Event: BINGO Cancelled

  • Date/Time: Friday, April 24,2020
  • Location: St. Louis Church ,3640 Fred George Road , Tallahassee, FL 32303
  • Details:

Event: FSU Spring Football Game/Pizza Hut Revenue Opportunity. Cancelled until further notice.

  • Date/Time: Saturday, April 18,2020
  • Location: FSU Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, FL 32306
  • Details: We need up to 14 people to volunteer. Pizza Hut is paying the BBFAA for each person who volunteer. Your support is appreciated.

May

Event: Flores de Mayo Cancelled

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 2, 2020
  • Location: Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Please bring flowers

June

Event: Summer Picnic Cancelled

September

Event: Pista sa Nayon- A Fiesta Filipino

This event has been cancelled for September 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We look forward to coming back strong with our community celebration in 2021!

Event: The Asian Coalition of Tallahassee & Tallahassee Community College Dance Company present Fusion World Dance Concert. Click here to view the Fusion World Dance Flyer.

October

Event: BBFAA Costume challenge 2020! We don’t have to be together but we can still have fun by preparing our costumes for Halloween and sending them for a Virtual Costume Challenge.

This is a FREE event for all to enjoy. In lieu of entry fees, we encourage voluntary donations for the Philippine Scholarship Fund. To donate, please visit the Philippine Scholarship Fund webpage or click here to donate.  You can also mail a check to: BBFAA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0227.

Trophies will be awarded for:
– Best Male Costume
– Best Female
– Best Minor
– Best Filipino-Inspired
– Best Couple
– Honorable Mentions(2)
Deadline for Group Dance (NOVEMBER 2)
Deadline for Submission of entries (NOVEMBER 2)
Announcement of Winners (NOVEMBER 9)

Pets in costumes are also welcome!

In the spirit of our Annual Fall Costume Party, we will also accept videos of dance performances from interested groups with a maximum of 5 members. We will post dance video entries on the Philippine Scholarship Fund FB page as well. Deadline for video submission is on October 28th.

This will be a FREE event for all to enjoy. In lieu of entry fees, we encourage voluntary donations for the Philippine Scholarship Fund. Checks can be mailed to: BBFAA Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 227, Tallahassee, FL 32302-0227.

For more information, please contact Sonny Abad or email: bbfaascholarship@gmail.com

May

Event: Celebrate Asia

  • Date/Time: Saturday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Tom Brown Park, Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Celebrate Asia for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. This event is sponsored by the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee and supported by area Asian Organizations. More details at www.asiantlh.org.
 

June

Event: Tagalog Mass

  • Date/Time: Sunday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd., Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Led by Father Alberic Lazerna. The Mass will be celebrated on the second Sunday of these months: August, October, and December for 2021. Also, in December, the Parish will be celebrating the traditional Simbang Gabi, a nine day devotional series reading up to Christmas.

July

Event: Annual Picnic

  • Date/Time: Saturday, July 17. We start eating at noon.
  • Location: St. George Island State Park
  • Details: This is a potluck event. Please bring a potluck dish to share. We will have ube ice cream and FMSF will be selling halo halo as a fundraiser. There will be a $6.00 entrance fee per vehicle. We will also sell BBFAA 40th year commemorative t-shirt

September

Event:
Special Mass – Bishop William Wack to install St. Louis statue and Father Alberic Lazerna

  • Date/Time: Saturday, September 4th at 5 p.m.
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd., Tallahassee, Florida
  • Details: Bishop William Wack will be officiating the mass at St. Louis Parish to install the statue of St. Louis and make Father Alberic Lazerna a permanent Priest of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee. This will be a potluck event. Please bring side dishes, desserts, and drinks. Please click here to sign up.