by FLORENCE TALBO PARKER
FilCom BBQ Xmas party at Tolosa Park
(l-r) Liezl, George, Rev, Mark, Ella, Marie and Senen with the food of the season.
Ladies at the Xmas BBQ
Erick, Michelle, Nadine and Marlou at the Xmas BBQ
Another fundraising day for Typhoon Haiyan relief appeal
(l-r) Liza Hudson, Beverly Briers, Adrian Smith, Tonette and Bob McGregor and Lilia Laredo
PACTI, Inc. celebrates 40th Anniversary
The largest and oldest Filipino organisation, Philippines-Australia Community of Tasmania, Inc. now on its 40th year. held its annual Christmas Party - Masquerade Ball with a theme (Tulong sa mga kababayang nasalanta ng bagyong Yolanda or Haiyan) on the 14th of December at the Royal Hobart Showgrounds Function Centre.
It was attended by more than 300 people with the guest speaker, Mayor Stuart Slade of Glenorchy City. It was a fabulous event with most of the Filipino community leaders present : Mr. Romeo Macchetti, Mrs. Emily Schneider, Mrs. Maria Price, Mrs. Marie Rea, Mrs. Donna Leach, Mrs. Grace Matcham and Mr Louie Jacildo.
During the night the mayor awarded the best mask and best costume won by Eleonor Grffiths and Laurie Matcham respectively.
Mr. Victor Folloso - President of PACT, Inc. mentioned that money raised that evening will continue to provide immediate financial assistance to our kababayans, not only who are most affected by this devastating typhoon but also the displaced people caused by civil war in Zamboanga and also the horrific 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Bohol.
The board also acknowledged our generous donors, Mr. Nick Cretan who gave $5000, Professor Frank Kimble who donated $1000 for this fundraising.
The President also acknowledged the support of Hon. Consul General Peter Cretan, Mayor Stuart Slade, Hon. Scott Bacon MP, Hon. Adriana Taylor MLC, Mr. And Mrs. Graham and Christy Forsythe, Mr. Scott Cripps, Mrs. Mary Rayner and the works of Mr Adrian Smith and other community leaders, Mrs. Florence Parker and Mrs. Marie Palencia.
The night was full of fun and also raised a good amount of money for a good cause.
Victor Folloso concluded by saying, “Maraming salamat po sa mga dumalo at sa mga sumuporta, and also to the PACT inc. working committee.
Thank you at Mabuhay po kayong lahat and Happy New Year everyone!”