The Bayanihan Club of Union has a tax exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code

September 20, 2009 by admin  
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The Bayanihan Club of Union has a tax exempt status under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code

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Bayanihan Club Website Launching

June 24, 2009 by admin  
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The formal launching of the Bayanihan Club website will be held on July 2, Thursday at the Jacinto’s residence at 7:00 PM. Potluck refreshments will be served. Please bring your favorite dish and big appetite.  Each member’s attendance is appreciated.

For more information, please call Rene Reniva 908-764-1953.

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Bayanihan Club of Union – History and Through the Years

June 22, 2009 by admin  
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The Bayanihan Club of Union, is a non-profit civic organization founded in 1995 in the Township of Union, New Jersey – USA. The word Bayanihan symbolizes volunteerism, sharing, making the load lighter through united efforts. With the organization’s vision and shared goals, the officers and members willfully aim to live up to the organization’s name. As the organization continues to promote the Filipino culture and uphold the Filipino values and traditions, the Board of Directors, officers and members of the Bayanihan Club of Union inspire respect. Greatly enhancing the cultural vitality in the Township of Union, some of the officers and members take on leadership roles in the township, schools, and religious institutions while fostering volunteerism and willingness to help people in need especially our mga Kababayan. The organization takes pride in being able to meet some of the needs of our deserving mga Kababayan through Gawad Kalinga (2007), Bantay Bata through ABS-CBN Foundation (2008), Tribal Literacy Program of Malita Tagakaulos-Mission in Malita, Davao del Sur through the Missionaries of Jesus (2009) and an Orphanage in Tayuman Tondo, Manila managed by the Missionaries of Charity (2009), to mention a few.

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First President Gani Puertollano

The Bayanihan Club of Union sponsors and coordinates activities that bring together the Filipino-American residents in Union and the neighboring townships. The annual events and projects that encourage the ties among the Filipino-American residents and beyond include Educational Forum on College Funding (February), Hakbang ni Kristo or Walk for Christ in cooperation with the St. Joseph Parish in Maplewood, New Jersey (April), Nurses Appreciation Nite celebrating the National Nurses Week in cooperation with the various chapters of Philippine Nurses Association (May), Adopt a Park in cooperation with the Township of Union (May), Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Union Township (June), Senior Citizen’s Atlantic City Trip (June), National Night Out Against Crime in cooperation with the National Association of Town Watch and the Township of Union Police Department (August), the Bayanihan Club of Union Annual Picnic (August), Bayanihan Halloween Party (October), Bayanihan Christmas Party (December), and Simbang Gabi at St. Michael’s Church and Holy Spirit Church in cooperation with the Filipino Apostolate in the Archdiocese of Newark (December).

The organization also assists and/or participates in the Annual Sinulog celebrating the Feast of Santo Nino at St. Michael’s Church in Union (January), the Annual Santacruzan at St. Joseph’s Church in Maplewood (May), the Annual Philippine Independence Day Parade in New York City (June), the Annual Philippine–American Friendship Committee Parade in Jersey City (June), the Annual Mass celebrating the Feast of San Lorenzo Ruiz (September), and many more.

The Bayanihan Club of Union, as an integral part of the community is recognized for the various activities, programs and projects the organization is committed to. In cooperation with the Union Township Administration, the Bayanihan Club of Union co-sponsored the unveiling of the plaque (December 1999) in honor of the brave Filipino and American men and women who sacrificed their lives in pursuit of freedom at the Pearl Harbor. The Pearl Harbor Memorial Park is located along the Stuyvesant Avenue and Johnson Place rotunda in the Township of Union, New Jersey. In return, the Union Township Administration publicly expressed the township’s appreciation with a Testimonial Resolution dedicating a park called “Bayanihan Park” located along Vauxhall Road off Francyne Way (May 2000) in the Township of Union. The Bayanihan Club of Union remains grateful for this recognition.

Philippine Independence Day/Week Proclamation – June 1997

June 20, 2009 by admin  
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In recognition of the Bayanihan Club of Union’s humble share in the centennial celebration commemorating the Declaration of the Philippine Independence, Mayor Greg Muller of the Township of Union, New Jersey proclaimed June 12, 1997 as “Philippine Independence Day” and June 9-14, 1997 as “Philippine Independence Week” in the Township Of Union.

The Proclamation read in part, “Be it further resolved, that I (Greg Muller), on behalf of the Township Committee, urge all citizens to acknowledge that this holds a special meaning not only for Filipinos but for all nationalities.”
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National Night Out Against Crime

June 20, 2009 by admin  
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Every first Tuesday of August, the National Association of Town Watch and the local Police Departments encourage people in the neighborhood to leave their front porch lights on to show their support in the fight against crime. Over 35 million people across the United States of America and Canada heed to this annual request from the movement established in 1984 by Matt Peskin. The idea being that if neighbors know each other they watch out for one another and they are more likely to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhood rather than look the other way.
For over a decade, the Bayanihan Club of Union is a consistent participant in the annual National Night Out Against Crime in the township of Union. Usually sponsored by the Union Police Department and local businesses such as banks, the activities start with the provision of photo ID for children in cooperation with parents and guardians. Groups of people, various organizations and clubs pre-register for the event and have designated places for assembly. With the permission of the pastor at St. Michael’s Parish, the Bayanihan Club of Union officers, members, supporters and residents in the neighborhood meet at the parking lot of St. Michael’s Parish every first Tuesday of August. Yes, there are finger foods, non-alcoholic drinks (pot luck), music, “give-away” from sponsors, toys and games for the children but the main purpose is to get to know each other. From the Union Township Administration represented by the Mayor, Committeemen, Township Administrator, etc. to the Union Fire Department personnel headed by the UFD Commissioner, EMS personnel, First Aid Squad, Union Police Department staff headed by the Chief of Police, DARE representatives and more….the night is spent talking and listening to one another. The residents and National Night Out… participants speak up their minds, give their opinions, get input, ask for assistance, express their concerns, verbalize any complaints and more. This event is open to everybody and anyone can form a group and register with the Union Police Department to join. On this note, please come to the parking lot of St. Michael’s Parish from 6:00PM – 10:30PM on Tuesday, the 4th of August for another National Night Out Against Crime gathering. If unable to attend, please leave your front porch lights on in support of the movement. Thank you!!
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Pearl Harbor Square – December 1999

June 20, 2009 by admin  
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The Bayanihan Club of Union has been in existence since 1995. It aims to foster and uphold the Filipino values, customs and traditions. It is mainly comprised of Filipino Americans residing in the township. Right Now, there are hundreds of families that call Union their home. We are participating and contributing to the well-being of the township through our children excelling in the schools, parents instilling good family values, individuals practicing good citizenship and the whole Filipino American commnuity engaging in community events.

This Saturday, December 4, 199, Marks a big day for the Filipino-Americans in the Township of Union. On this day, at 9:30 in the morning, a plaque remembering the survivors and the people who gave up their lives to defend democracy in the attack against Pearl Harbor by the Japanese on December 7, 1941 will be unveiled at the Pearl Harbor Square (corner of Stuyvesant Avenue and Elmwood Street).

In commemorating the Pear Harbor Square, the Bayanihan Club of Union (Filipino American community) feels it is a chance we can show our gratitude and appreciation for the persons who took the first blow and fought back to defend this great land. With the Philippines and the United States fighting together against a common enemy, it is our desire to give great honor to these persons for defending our freedom and democracy.
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Message from the President – Butch Palencia

June 20, 2009 by admin  
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Message from the President Butch Palencia:

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I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve you as President. It is an honorable task, indeed, that requires immeasurable commitment and perseverance. However, together with officers’ and members’ benevolent support, this burden shall be lighter and the road to our success is straightforward.

We went through a lot of growing pains and proudly, we can say, “we’ve come a long way.” The Bayanihan Club has grown to be even stronger. The camaraderie among the officers and members, which is our trademark, is a testimony to the progressive growth of this organization. The achievements are clearly the result of hard work, self-sacrifices, untiring efforts, and unselfish services. Undoubtedly, it is the Bayanihan spirit!

Our vrsion is even clearer. We shall commit and set our goals for the progress of our community. We shall forge ties and friendship with other Filipmo communities and encourage them to adopt the Bayanihan way, and foremost, we shall advance and preserve the traditions and honor of our great national heritage through the Bayanihan Club.

Congratulations to my fellow officers and Board of Drrectors. And to all, enjoy the evening!

Romeo Antonio P. Palencia
(signed)

Web Design Meeting

June 20, 2009 by admin  
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Pres. Rene and Johnny Jacinto are meeting with nDevco.com to finalize the web design.

Message from the President – Isagani Puertollano

June 19, 2009 by admin  
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Message from the President Isagani Puertollano:

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