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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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The Election Committee is proud to announce the new BBFAA Leadership. We would like to recognize and thank the Election Committee for their hard work and dedication in running a fair and transparent election. We also appreciate all the BBFAA members, who submitted their votes and participated in the election. We also appreciate all of the candidates who stepped up to volunteer for the positions when the need emerged. We are proud of all of you. Now, let us together move our association forward and continue its purpose and future.

Here now comes the Final Election Result from the Election Committee:


The following are the elected Officers and Board Members of the Big Bend Filipino-American Association, Inc. after the counting of the election ballots held on Tuesday, November 21, 2023, 5:30 pm at the Panda Buffet, 3507 Thomasville Rd, Tallahassee, FL 32312

BBFAA Officers:

  • President: Sonny Abad
  • Vice President: Michelle Riley
  • Secretary: Annette Gante
  • Treasurer: Josephine Bass
  • Auditor: Joanne Skelton

5 Elected Board Members:

1. Lally Mosley
2. Albert Foz
3. Father Alberic Lazerna
4. Nelly Guarda
5. Arneil Reyes

2 Board Members (Past Presidents):

1. Earl Campos
2. Romy Aggabao

Certified and respectfully submitted by:

The Election Committee

  • Dinah Johnson – Chairman
  • Sue Sparks – Co-Chairman
  • Clarisse Grise – Committee Member
  • David Johnson – Committee Member
  • Jeannette Chancey – Committee Member

Council of Cultural Arts Grant

BBFAA has been approved to receive  $1260 in Cultural Grant and $360 Marketing Grant for FY24 in COCA Grants. The Cultural Grant (City Grant) has not been finalized in which BBFAA requested $10K. We will hear more information soon as we have just submitted the FY2023 Final Grant Report.

Thank you for your support! – Click here to view the 2022 BBFAA Pista sa Nayon Patron Sponsors and Businesses/Organizations.

Pista sa Nayon – Filipino Festival

 The Annual 2023 Pista sa Nayon – Filipino Festival was held on Saturday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. where BBFAA showcased its Filipino traditions, food, and performances.  This cultural festival is sponsored by COCA grant and the City of Tallahassee. Our major sponsors included Florida Blue, Sanista, HCA Healthcare and Tallahassee Memorial Hospital. Special thanks to our food vendors: Acosta’s Kitchen, Murillo’s Kitchen, Eat’s Pinoy, Real Sarap, Filipiniana Cafe, Josie’s Kitchen, and Tarty’s Enterprise ETC.  

Event: BBFAA General Assembly

  • Date/Time: Saturday, March 24, 2024 from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Location: Parish Hall at the St. Louis Catholic Church, 3640 Fred George Rd.
  • Details: Please join us for the BBFAA General Assembly Meeting to talk about the upcoming events for BBFAA and the Annual budget.
  • This is a brunch potluck event, please share your favorite dish and Click here to sign up to bring a dish.

Event: Visita Iglesia

  • Date/Time: Friday, March 29, 2024 @ 3:00 p.m.
  • Location: Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More
    Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church,
    Good Shepherd Catholic Church,
    St. Louis Catholic Church.
  • A Filipino religious cultural practice started by BBFAA in Tallahassee is the Visita Iglesia. This would mark the third year!
  • If interested, Click Here to sign up to participate.

Event: April Filipino Mass

  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 14th @ 12:30 PM
  • Location: St. Louis Catholic Church, Tallahassee, FL 32311
  • Details: Our religious celebration will be celebrated by Fr. Alberic Lazerna. We are grateful to him and the St. Louis Parish for hosting a Filipino Mass. We thank our BBFAA Choir directed by Barbara Reyes for providing the Filipino Church Music for the Mass. A Fellowship Lunch will follow at the Parish Hall. We encourage everyone to share their best dish.
  • Click here to sign up for the potluck

Event: FSU Volunteer Concession Stand- Spring Football Game

  • Date/Time: Sunday, April 20th @ 10:30 am
  • Location: FSU Doak Campbell Stadium
  • Details: Please sign up to volunteer for the FSU Spring Football Game. If you need transportation, meet at the 10:30 am at Olive Garden parking lot. Check in is at 11 am at Gate F. The game ends at approximately 5:30 pm. Please wear your blue BBFAA concession shirt, black pants/long shorts, close non-skid shoes, and clear bag policy. Contact Lally Mosley at (850) 766-0281. Thank you for volunteering and helping the organization thrive!!!
  • Click here to sign up to volunteer

Ongoing Event
Event: BBFAA choir

  • BBFAA Choir Co-Leads: Michelle 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 Vice President Michelle Riley if you are interested.  Please come to practice as we would love to hear your voices

Past Events

BBFAA Leadership 2021 - 2023

BBFAA Executive Council
Dec 2021 – Dec 2023

  • President Sonny Abad
  • Vice President Michelle Riley
  • Secretary Nelly Guarda
  • Treasurer Elvie Edens
  • Auditor Dinah Johnson
  • Public Relations Officer Clarisse Grise

Board of Directors

  • Chairman of the Board Mafe Brooks
  • Vice Chair Board Member Ed Acoff
  • Board Member Romeo Aggabao (Past President)
  • Board Member Earl Campos (Past President)
  • Board Member Lally Mosley
  • Board Member Alice Cruz
  • Board Member Jun Agbunag

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

BBFAA US Educational Grant $500

The BBFAA Volunteer Student Service Award is currently active for the Fall Football Season. High school seniors and college students, who volunteer the most hours at the FSU Concession Stands, will be awarded a $500 US Educational Grant. Please contact Lally Mosley to volunteer at phone: 850-766-0281.


Congratulations to our first recipient of the 2022 BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Volunteer Student Service Award!
Jason Munoz

Jason Munoz received this award for volunteering the most hours at the FSU concession stands in 2022. BBFAA is thankful for his service.



Congratulations to the 2023 recipients of the BBFAA $500.00 U.S. Educational Grant!


Essay Contest Winners:
Christopher “Justin” Salvador (Winning Essay)
Marc Guarda
Zoe Brammer
Anton Abad

TikTok Video Winner:
Rafael Guarda

@rmcguarda My TikTok entry for the 2023-2024 Pilar Hinchcliffe Educational Grant. In this video, I will try to educate you on the traits, values, and culture of the Philippines with a comedic twist. Through performing arts and skits demonstrated throughout this video, I hope I can exemplify one very good Filipino trait, and that is spreading humor and positivity. Through comedy I hope to show you that education is POWER and that we treasure our familial relationships. #BBFAA2023 ♬ original sound – rmcguarda

Chair: Mrs. Dinah Johnson, Ed.S., MPA, email:
Co-Chair: Virginia Cardenas, DNP, FNP, APRN-C, PMHNP-BC, Doctor of Nursing Practice

BBFAA FSU Volunteer Concession

Sign up to be a BBFAA Concession Stand Volunteer

High school students can earn volunteer hours for their Bright Futures Scholarships All games listed below are Home games in Tallahassee, Florida at Doak Campbell Stadium.
    • All volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and take a 2 hour training.
    • Please meet 4 hours before kickoff. Transportation at Olive Garden.
    • Dress code: Black or khaki pants/long shorts. No jeans or leggings. Non-skid shoes with covered toes and clear bag policy.
Contact: Lally Mosley, phone: 850-766-0281

Click on the logo below to sign up as a volunteer

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 2023 FSU Football Schedule

All games listed below are Home games in Tallahassee, Florida
Date Opponent
Saturday, September 9 FSU v. Southern Miss Golden Eagles
Saturday, October 7 FSU v. Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, October 14 FSU v. Syracuse Orange
Saturday, October 21 FSU v. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Saturday, November 11 FSU v. Miami Hurricanes
Saturday, November 18 FSU v. North Alabama Lions

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