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Tuesday, 29 June 2010 13:40
Re: A Comparison of Two Asian-American Organizations (2) In a message dated 6/29/2010 12:03:31 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time, nestland@msn.com writes: <> Nelson ============================== Dear Dr. Nelson, Tocayong Bobby and Friends: The difference between the NaFFAA and other Asian-American federations such as the Thais or the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) is that the NaFFAA is run by crooks while the other Asian-American entities are managed by well-meaning individuals. Please visit the NaFFAAgate Section of our website and read the various scandals scams being done by the scoundrels of the federation. The section's URL is http://www.mabuhayradio.com/sections/naffaagate.html The latest racket of the NaFFAA controlling clique is its "Overseas-Filipino Conference for Good Governance" that will be held in Metro Manila on July 1-2, 2010. The NaFFAA had to vacate a room it was renting at the OCA office for failure to pay the rental of $500 per month. The NaFFAA could not afford to pay the $500 rental per month but it could afford to sponsor the confab for Good Governance in Manila. No wonder the NaFFAA national-executive officers (NEOs) have the best rackets in town even if they do not play tennis. Perhaps the NaFFAA NEOs can form the Filipino-Am equivalent of the Thai Tennis Organization in America. LOL. Mabuhay, Lolo Bobby M. Reyes Editor www.mabuhayradio.com BCC: NaFFAA E-mail lists In a message dated 6/29/2010 10:41:38 A.M. Pacific Daylight Time, bobmanasan@hotmail.com writes: Re: A Comparison of Two Asian-American Organizations <> best regards, bobby manasan -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:21:46 -0700 From: easimedia@yahoo.com Subject: Re: A Comparison of Two Asian-American Organizations To: pmcsi.phils@<> Hi, Bob, After comparing them, you probably are giving a grade for their successes and failures. Please share your results with us, if you don't mind. Thanks. Lourdes --- On Tue, 6/29/10, bob manasan wrote: From: bob manasan Subject: A Comparison of Two Asian-American Organizations To: pmcsi.phils@<> Date: Tuesday, June 29, 2010, 12:11 PM here are two minority-american organization's objectives: first, the filipino-americans' objectives: NaFFAA's Objectives The National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan tax-exempt organization established in 1997 to promote the welfare and well-being of all Filipinos and Filipino Americans throughout the United States. NaFFAA's primary objectives include: Promoting active participation of Filipino Americans in civic and national affairs and in all other aspects of mainstream America. Promoting awareness of Filipino American contributions to social, economic, cultural and political life in the United States. Securing social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment of Filipino Americans through advocacy and legislative and policy initiatives at all levels of government. Strengthening community institutions that promote the cultural heritage of Filipinos. Eliminating prejudices, stereotypes and ignorance of Filipino Americans. To achieve these objectives, NaFFAA sponsors and supports the following programs: Community Development: providing assistance to Filipino American community-based organizations. Applied Research, Policy Analysis and Advocacy: providing a Filipino American perspective on issues such as education, immigration, health, employment and training, civil rights, youth and the elderly. Political Leadership & Candidate Development: preparing Filipino Americans for public service. Entrepreneurial Training: developing the business skills of Filipino Americans in order to promote Economic Development. Civic participation: educating Filipino Americans to get involved in the electoral process through voter registration and get-out-the-vote campaigns. Scholarship and Youth Assistance: assisting Filipino American youth access information on scholarships, education grants and other forms of financial support. National Resource Directory of Elected and Appointed Public Officials at all levels of government, Filipino and Filipino American organizations and businesses in the entire country. NaFFAA's national office is based in Washington, D.C. Its main function is to monitor legislation and public policy issues affecting Filipino Americans and work in coalition with other national groups around common issues and concerns. In addition, the national office serves as a communications link between affiliate members as well as an information source on federal and legislative initiatives and policies relevant to Filipino Americans. And the thai-americans' organization: “Promote Tennis Growth & Education Within The Minority Community Both In The US and International” Encourage the Thai & Asian communities in the United States to promote and support tennis for adult and children under the age of 18. Encourage children under the age of 18 (or who are still in high school) to embrace the possibilities of representing the United States or their own countries as national players. Provide annual tennis scholarships to children under the age of 18 (or who are still in high school) who might not otherwise be able to participate in the sport. Provide tennis clinic to children & adults. Strengthen Community by working with other organization. Facilitate Asian tennis players in the US. Kitiphan Srisawat President Thanakorn Duangmanee Managing Director Sarah Sando Secretary Joanne Duangmanee Treasurer Vinh Do Executive Committee Paul La Board Member Pasineee Sakayawonk New York Soravis Vittanakorn Miami Chiriswat Phungsunthorn LA Siriporn Burke Miami Aroon Sreeboonruang LA Chanyute Ottamakorn New York THAI LOS ANGELES TENNIS CLUB Ed Brown Technology Consultant : USTA Organization Member # 922502696 :: the NaFFAA's sponsors: Sponsor Print Ads the TTOA's sponsors: Newsletter Click here to receive newsletter Singha Beer http://www.boonrawd.co.th/ Tara Thai Restaurant www.tarathai.com MorganStanley www.morganstanley.com JetBlue Airways www.jetblue.com Vitamin Water www.vitaminwater.com VNINE INC. www.vnine.com USTA : United States Tennis Association www.usta-va.com THAIGEM.COM Adidas Tourism Authority of Thailand www.thaigem.com www.adidas.com www.tat.or.th Thai Airways www.thaiairways.com Tennis Channel McDonalds Yonex Thai BBQ Restaurant Baan Kanom Thai Tennis Industry © Copyright 2010. Thai Tennis Organization in America. All Rights Reserved. is one organization more inclusive of all minorities than the other? which is more "kami-kami, kayo-kayo"? do organizations' aims and objectives reflect the culture of their people? i remember fil-ams trying to request medicare coverage, to those who wish to retire in the philippines, from the US congress? i wondered why they could not have formed a coalition with other groups like the irish, scots, italians, germans, scandinavians, eastern europeans, asians and middle-eastern immigrant-descendants who may wish to spend their retirement in their immigrant-ancestors homelands? was the fil-am request granted by the US congress? had the fil-ams joined forces with other US-immigrant groups would their request have carried more weight and force in congress? did the fil-ams try to form a coalition? is being able to work together a characteristic of a people's culture? just wondering...

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