by NOEMI OGNILLA
Club Filipino Illawarra & USTAA, Illawarra & Sydney joint “Gatsby Night” Dinner/Dance at the Grand Ballroom, Novotel Northbeach Wollongong on Saturday, 19 October 2013.
Some guests from Sydney with Malyn Vasquez. Seated: Lulu Amoloria, Millie Vergara, Malyn. Back: Joe Amoliria, Ross Vergara & Danny Vasquez of Novotel Northbeach.
Some APCO attendees with Noemi Ognilla. Front: Jhoey Brown, Josephine delos Reyes, Cen Amores, Erlinda Trinidad, Sarah Salazar, Emylee Tuzon & Noemi. Back: Jhun Salazar, Nhu Tran, Brillo Amores, Glorina Papaioainnou, Emma Braceros, Myrma Lopez & Ruben Amores.
More attendees from Sydney. L-R: Tess Sayas, Pauline Peralta, Emylee Tuzon, Francis, Melanie & Imelda Balagtas.
Some attendees from Illawarra, (l-r) Front: Jennifer, Jo Weatherly, Vergie Polestico, Nelia Palmer, Analou Ackroyd, Lala Carter & Vivian Dron. Back: Marlene Harkness, Cynthia Piccirilli & Ehbie Miller.
The Raffle 1st prize winner, overnight stay with breakfast for two courtesy of Novotel Northbeach Mr & Mrs Peter & Beverly Sotillo with CFI Officers Miriam McCauley, Analou Ackroyd & Cynthia Piccirilli.
Jose Bitabara, Ian Jackson, May Jackson, Fe Bitabara, Rob Soligo, Johna Bitabara, Rene Bitabara & Edna Steele posed with CFI Banner.
Leyla Conching (l) & Carissa Meyer (r) wowed the audience with their contemporary dance numbers.
Seasoned dancers Victor Valdez, Ricky Mendoza, Mellie Connelly & Melanie Mendoza did two beautiful numbers.
Brian Lorenz and Linda Trinidad’s duet of the “The Prayer”.
Tess Ristevski, Elsa Gruber, Johna Bitabara, posed with choreographer Brian Lorenz, May Jackson & Lynn Bitara after their Gatsby dance number.
Melanie Cristine Balagtas did a song number.
Albert Prias did a song & dance number.