The Filipino American Chamber of Commerce of Orange County (FACCOC), one of the busiest and most active organizations in the county of 34 cities, will earmark proceeds of its annual golf tournament on July 16 at the at the Oak Creek Golf Club as it has done so for four years in a row to a community organization in support of its advocacy.
In the effort to extend its reach out to the community as part of its avowed mission, FACCOC has maintained a strong cooperation with various professional and business organizations in the service of the community. This year’s recipient is Reach Out, a nonprofit group from the Inland Empire.
The annual golf tournament has been one of the highlights of FACCOC in its calendar of events that draws the members together who share the same passion for the sport and serves as the only fundraising tool to raise needed funds to help the organization to fulfill its mission of helping the community.
The golf tournament has been limited to only 144 players and offers the opportunity for the golfer-participants to win $1 million, $10,000 and $5,000 in a hole-in-one contest as well as in others contests that will put their skills to the test like putting and driving.
Meanwhile Reach Out is a non-profit organization which shares the same outreach philosophy of FACCOC that’s focused on “embracing communities, youth and families to strengthen the human bonds that enable community members to grow and thrive”.
Founded in 1969, Reach Out has enabled for its youth clients “to gain access to various networks, education, career options and other opportunities for skills development”.
Reach Out has served as a catalyst of change by working with the local governments, schools, universities, community organizations, neighborhoods, business and others.
Reach Out has forged partnership with Ontario Police Department, Fontana Police Department, Chaffey Joint Union High School District, Ontario-Montclair School District, Foothill Family Shelter, San Bernardino County Public Defender’s Office, San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, San Bernardino County Probation Department, Fresh Start Ministries, Inc., Upland Unified School District, Rancho Cucamonga Family Resource Center, Cucamonga School District, City of Pomona, Bilingual Family Counseling, Boys and Girls Club of Pomona, Camp Fire USA/Mt. San Antonio Council, House of Ruth, Inland Valley Hope Partners, Inland Valley Recovery Services, OPARC, Project Sister Family Services, Samaritan Counseling Center, Services Center for Independent Living.
LACFAEA Joins 116 Philippine Independence Day Celebration
The members of Los Angeles County Filipino American Employees Association (LACFAEA) had always commemorated Philippines Independence with ardor and this year’s 116th Philippine Independence was a notch higher than the previous one, with the organizers led by Chair Brenda Mendoza seeing to it that it would be a meaningful celebration. This year’s event instilled pride in the Filipinos’ deeply enshrined artistry with the cultural performance of UCLA Samahang Dance Troupe featuring excerpts of Dr. Ramon Geluz’s first Filipino opera “Karim at Jasmin” and “The Life and Loves of Dr. Jose P. Rizal”.
LACFAEA was organized in 1974 “to promote and improve the status of Filipino American employees”.
Makati Natives Make it to Fullerton Reunion
The City of Makati has adopted the slogan “Make it Happen, Make it Makati”. The former residents of Makati who now call America home has gone further and made things tower in emotional impact in sprawling Fullerton residence of hosts, Nick and Tech Enciso, Realtor and Veteran Nurse, respectively. Some of the attendees had not seen each other for decades and the reunion triggered flashbacks of happy memories of their youth spent in their former residence.
While the Philippines’ premier financial hub boasts of “5 Grade AAA buildings located in the Makati CBD- Ayala Triangle Tower One, RCBC Plaza, Enterprise Center, Citibank Tower and Phil Am Tower” the June reunion towered higher in terms of strengthened relationships “and a commitment to meet regularly”.