The Gumaca Association, USA, formerly known as Gumaca Association of Southern California (GASCA) has recently celebrated its 25th founding anniversary. A formal dinner-dance affair was held on Aug 24, 2013 at the grand ballroom of Hilton Hotel in San Gabriel CA with an overflowing attendance. On the following day, the traditional annual picnic was hosted by the association at the Mayfair Park in Lakewood CA. Founded in 1988 through the initiative of the late Col. Pedro de las Alas, this association continues to be very strong and united. Through the years, officers and members have fulfilled their objectives of granting scholarships to deserving students from local public schools while providing assistance to the parish church and to local indigents.