In 1974 the Filipino-American Association of Milton was established to promote friendship, understanding and community relations through social, cultural and civic activities. All people of Filipino or American heritage who reside in Milton or nearby communities are welcome to apply for membership. Learn More
It is my sad duty to report that one of our members, Ginny Goulet, passed away recently. She had been a member since 2003 and regularly attended our functions. There will be a memorial service for Ginny on January 21 at 3 PM at the Fil-Am. After the service there will be a pot-luck dinner.
Merry Christmas to you. I want to let you know that our gathering is canceled this Friday, December 22. A lot of folks will be out of town or have relatives visiting and many Fil-Am members will be involved with Christmas Caroling. We will meet again on Friday, December 29. I will also add that our New Year’s Party will take place Sunday, December 31. The doors open at 6:00 PM. The Fil-Am will provide chicken and pork adobo and rice but the rest is pot-luck. Please join us to bring in the New Year. Tickets or donations are not required.
This is a reminder that our Christmas Party & Induction Ball will take place, Saturday, December 16. As always, the doors open at 6:00 PM and dinner is at 7:00 PM. The menu is traditional Christmas food with some Filipino cuisine. The donation is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children twelve years old and under. Please join us for an evening of dancing and fun. It is not required but we encourage everyone to dress up for this event. It is a special occasion so if you guys have a coat & tie or Barong and the ladies have a favorite dress this is your opportunity to show the other members how great you look.
This is a reminder that our Children's Christmas Party will take place Saturday, December 9, at noon. The menu is hot-dogs and hamburgers and pot-luck. But there is no requirement to bring anything. And you are not even required to bring children, just join your fellow members for some Christmas cheer and a fun afternoon. Afterward there will be music and dancing. Tickets or donations are not required although the donation jar will be out if anyone feels so inclined.
Happy Thanksgiving to you. I want to let you know that our gathering is canceled this Friday, November 24. A lot of folks will be out of town or have relatives visiting. We will meet again on December 1.
Our Thanksgiving Dinner will be this Saturday, November 18, at 6 PM. The Fil-Am will provide two deep fried turkeys and two baked hams along with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy. The rest of the menu is pot-luck. Please feel free to bring whatever side-dishes you like. Afterward there will be music and dancing. Tickets or donations are not required although the donation jar will be out if anyone feels so inclined.
The Fil-Am Halloween party is this evening, October 28 at 6 PM. The menu is pot-luck. The Fil-Am will contribute some Dinuguan, french bread, rigatoni, fried chicken, water and soda. Halloween costumes are optional.
This is a reminder that, weather permitting, our election is this Sunday, October 8, at 2 PM. In case of inclement weather we will reschedule the election. Specifically I am referring to tropical storm Nate. It is forecast to make landfall along the northern Gulf Coast late Saturday night or early Sunday as either a hurricane or a tropical storm. If it follows its current forecast we may get 2 to 3 inches of rain Sunday morning. If we decide to postpone the election I will send another email.
This is a reminder that our Luau Party is this Saturday, September 30. As always, the doors open at 6:00 PM and dinner is at 7:00 PM. The menu is American and Pacific Island cuisine and desert. The donation is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children twelve years old and under. Please join us for an evening of great fellowship and fun.
This is a reminder that we will have a General Assembly meeting today, September 10, at 2 PM.
Letty was discharged from the hospital this afternoon after a stress test revealed that no new blockages were affecting the arteries in the heart. Letty appreciates your prayers.
This is a reminder that our annual Fil-Am 4th of July picnic will be (Tomorrow) Saturday, July 1 at noon at the Fil-Am Bldg. We will provide fried fish, rice and sodas but he rest of the menu is pot-luck. Please join us for fun and fellowship.
This is a reminder that our annual Father's Day picnic will be (Tomorrow) Sunday, June 18 at noon. The location is the Navy Boat Docks in East Milton at pavilion #1. As you may know the Boat Docks is a Navy recreation facility and is now subject to the same security procedures as any other Navy facility. This means that if you have a military ID you must show it to the gate guard. If you do not have a military ID then you must have some other photo ID and explain to the gate guard that you are a member of the Fil-Am. They will have our membership list. Non-member guests are also welcome but you may need to have the gate guard phone me (313-6307) or one of the other Fil-Am Officers. Children in the company of their parents do not need ID's. The menu is hot dogs, hamburgers, pork ribs and various side dishes. This event is also pot-luck so any contribution you can make is welcome. No glass beverage containers are allowed.
This is a reminder that our Valentine’s Party will take place Saturday, February 11. As always, the doors open at 6:00 PM and dinner is at 7:00 PM. The menu is American and Asian cuisine and desert. The donation is $15.00 for adults and $5.00 for children twelve years old and under. Please join us for an evening of great fellowship and fun.
Tita Croy is now at Select Specialty Hospital room 160 and is no longer in the ICU. The address is:
7000 Cobble Creek Dr
Pensacola, FL 32504
Phone: (850) 473-4800
Visiting hours are 9 AM to 10 PM.
Directions: It is off of Airport Blvd near Cordova Mall. Go south on Davis Hwy and turn left onto Airport Blvd. Then turn right on Cobble View Drive (between Duncan Doughnuts and Hilton Garden Inn). Then turn left Cobble Creek Dr. The hospital is at the end of the road.
One of our members, Tita Croy, is in the hospital. She recently underwent surgery to remove her gallbladder. She is being moved from the West Florida hospital ICU to a different hospital while she continues to recover. When I get more information I will send details and let you know when she is able to receive visitors. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. Today is the first Friday of the month so we will have prayers at the building tonight at 7 PM.
This is a reminder that our annual Father's Day picnic will be Sunday, June 12 at noon. The location is the Navy Boat Docks in East Milton at pavilion #1. As you may know the Boat Docks is a Navy recreation facility and is now subject to the same security procedures as any other Navy facility. This means that if you have a military ID you must show it to the gate guard.
If you do not have a military ID then you must have some other photo ID and explain to the gate guard that you are a member of the Fil-Am. They will have our membership list. Non-member guests are also welcome but you may need to have the gate guard phone me or one of the other Fil-Am Officers. Children in the company of their parents do not need ID's.
The menu is hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken and various side dishes. This event is also pot-luck so any contribution you can make is welcome. No glass beverage containers are allowed.
A person that many of us knew, Chuck Drewen, passed away last Friday. He was the boyfriend of our Treasurer, Diana. Although Chuck was not a Fil-Am member he attended many of our functions and was well known and liked by all. The memorial service will be at the Lewis funeral home in Milton this Friday at 6 PM. There will be no funeral as he will be cremated.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Our Children's Christmas Party will be this Sunday, December 13, at 12 noon. The Fil-Am will provide hot dogs and hamburgers. The rest of the menu is pot-luck. Please feel free to bring whatever side-dishes you like. There will be games for the children and a visit from Santa. Afterward there will be music and dancing. Tickets or donations are not required although the donation jar will be out if anyone feels so inclined.
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Our Thanksgiving Dinner will be this Saturday, November 21, at 6 PM. The Fil-Am will deep fry two turkeys and bake one ham. The rest of the menu is pot-luck. Please feel free to bring whatever side-dishes you like. Afterward there will be music and dancing. Tickets or donations are not required although the donation jar will be out if anyone feels so inclined.
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Our Halloween party has been rescheduled to 7 PM Friday, October 30. We will have a pot-luck dinner followed by games for the children. Afterward there will be music and dancing. Costumes are optional. No tickets or reservations required.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Our monthly prayer will be this Friday, October 2, at the Fil-Am at 7 pm. As many of you already know one of our past presidents, Sal Ferrer, passed away September 28.
Also, Charlie Burnham's mother passed away on September 29. Please keep them and their families in you prayers.
Visitation and burial schedule:
Virgie Burnham's visitation is 9 am this Friday at the Pensacola Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. The service will follow at 10 am.
7433 Pine Forest Rd, Pensacola, FL 32526
Sal Ferrer's visitation will be at Faith Chapel South, Sunday, October 4, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with the rosary at 5:00 pm.
Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Monday, October 5, 2015 at Our Lady of Loretto Chapel. Monsenior Reed will officiate and interment will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.
The "Lady of Loretto" Chapel is located in the west wing of the Naval Aviation Memorial Chapel complex Pensacola Nas, Chambers Ave, Pensacola, FL 32508.
Our annual Luau will be this Saturday, October 3, at 6 PM. The tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 years old and younger.
The menu is Pacific Island cuisine. The dress code is casual. Please join us for an evening of Philippine culture, dancing and fun.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
The one-year prayer for our friend and long-time member, Clarita Callahan, will be held this Sunday, September 13, immediately following the 2 PM General Assembly Meeting.
A pot-luck dinner will follow and all members are encouraged to attend.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
The one-year prayer for our dear friend and past president, Leo Agagas, will be held this Friday at the Fil-Am. The Monsignor will begin Mass at 6 PM so please be there early.
A pot-luck dinner will follow and all members and guests are encouraged to attend.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Here is the schedule for the next several months of 2015. Please Visit The Website For The Complete Schedule, www.miltonfilam.org
Casino trips are canceled for the rest of the year.
Questions? Contact the PRO at 313-6307 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Just a reminder... our Healing Prayer is this Friday at 7:00 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner.
Sunday, August 2, 2015
You are invited to the 40th day prayer for Bob Garling at the Garling residence this Wednesday, August 5 at 5 PM. Afterwards dinner will be at Ryan's Buffet. Please join us in remembrance of a long-time member and good friend.
Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Bob Garling's ashes will be interred at Barrancas National Cemetery on July 22 at 1030. The Lewis Funeral Home does not know yet whether the service will be at the new section or the old section. They won't know until a few days before the service.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
I have more information concerning the schedule for Bob Garling.
5482 Chantilly Circle
Milton, FL 32583
Family: 4:30 PM
Friends: 5 PM to 6 PM
Family: 4:30 PM
By the way, the Fil-Am 4th of July picnic is from Noon to 5 PM. We will provide hot-dogs and hamburgers, chips and sodas but he rest of the menu is pot-luck. Please join us for fun and fellowship.
Monday, June 29, 2015
Prayers for Bob Garling begin tonight, Monday June 29, at 7 PM at the Milton Fil-Am Community Center. The Viewing will be at the Lewis Funeral home in Milton next Monday, July 6 at 6 PM. I have no schedule for the funeral services yet.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
It is my sad duty to inform you that our dear friend, Bob Garling, passed away last night at Sacred Heart Hospital. As many of you know he had a long battle with cancer and then suffered a broken hip. He was unable to recover from the resulting hip surgery. He was a long time member of our Association. In fact, he was one of the members present when the land for our Community Center was cleared in 1997. I have no details on funeral arrangements or prayers yet. Keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Friday, June 26, 2015
As I mentioned in my previous emails Bob Garling underwent surgery yesterday for a broken hip. However, he will not be able to receive visitors today as we had hoped because he is in the ICU. Please pray for his speedy recovery and continue to keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Good news, Bob Garling is out of surgery and will be at the Sacred Heart Bayou Tower room 876. He should be able to have visitors starting tomorrow morning. Violi is still at the hospital but you can call her later at home.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Bob Garling is at Sacred Heart undergoing surgery for a broken hip. He fell down at home which caused his injury. He will be in room 436 and Violi we let me know when he can have visitors.Please keep Bob, Violi and the rest of his family in your prayers.
Saturday, June 13, 2015
This is a reminder that our Father's Day party will be at the Navy Boat Docks in East Milton tomorrow, June 14, at Noon. The Fil-Am will provide hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, chips and soft drinks. You are welcome to bring your own covered dish as well. Please join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship.
Directions: Take Hwy 90 East through downtown Milton across the Blackwater River. Turn left onto Johnson Rd and then left on Haylo. Watch for the brown signs with Whiting Park on them!
Friday, May 15, 2015
It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of Dino Alhambra. Dino passed away on May 11, 2015. The funeral arrangements are as follows:
Please keep Dino’s wife, Lynn, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
I have some good news. Bob Garling is out of the hospital and doing fine. We are hoping to see him at the building this Friday. In fact, our Healing Prayer is this Friday at 6:30 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner.
Here is our schedule for the next three months.
Saturday 11April, Saturday16May, Saturday 20June Casino Trips to Windcreek. The bus leaves Parkmore Plaza at 5 PM. ThePrice is still only $15!
Sunday5AprilEaster Picnic at noon. The menu includes Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Pot-Luck. Chef D’Buny will be cooking assisted by child volunteers.
Sunday 12 April General Assembly Meeting at 2 PM.
Saturday 9 May Mother's Day Party at 6 PM.
Sunday 14JuneFather's Day Picnic atnoon at the Navy Boat Docks.
The complete schedule is on our website, http://www.miltonfilam.org/cms/index.php/our-schedule/2015-schedule
Thursday, March 19, 2015
We will host a prayer this Friday, March 20 at 7 PM, for one of our lifetime members, Drusilla Igtanloc. She is the mother of Mila Villaruel and passed away recently. Some of you may not have known her because she moved back to the Philippines several years ago. Please keep her and her family in your prayers. There will be a pot-luck dinner afterwards.
Please don't forget our casino bus trip to Windcreek this Saturday. The bus leaves Parkmore Plaza at 5 PM. The price is only $15. If we don't get enough passengers we may be forced to cancel.
Bus POC: Luz Agagas (218-2161), Diana Hooker (516-5845), Selfa Wallin (736-3887), Lynn Johnson (304-3106), Terry Sanderson (313-6307)
Friday, March 6, 2015
I wanted to let you know we have several members who are ill and could use your prayers; Dino Alhambra is ill with cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy. Another member, Bob Garling, has finished chemotherapy for his cancer. Dave Hinton had shoulder surgery a few weeks ago. He will be doing physical therapy for 6 to 8 more weeks. So, please keep these members in your prayers. If you know of other members that are ill or in distress please keep me and Selfa Wallin informed. Don't forget we have a healing prayer tonight at 7 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
We have a busy weekend ahead of us. This Friday, March 6, the Fil-Am will host a healing prayer at 7 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner. Saturday morning at 9 AM we begin cutting meat for shish kabob in preparation for the Riverwalk Arts Festival on March 14 & 15. Then on Saturday evening is the main event, Mary Ann Hoffman's birthday party.
Don't Miss Mary Ann Hoffman's Giant Birthday Party!
Saturday, March 7 at 6 PM
5165 Rowe Trail, Pace 32571
(Woodbine Springs Plantation)
B.Y.O.B. and Let's Party!
1) From Milton go west on Hwy 90. Turn right onto Woodbine Road...
2) From Pensacola go east on Hwy 90. Turn left onto Woodbine Road...
3) … Go north on Woodbine Road. After approximately 2 miles you will pass Burklow Pharmacy on right. Look for Dunning Drive on your left. Turn left. Rowe Trail is the first cross street. Turn right and follow it around, it curves left. The Hoffman residence is a white 2-story house on the left side of the road halfway down the block.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There have been some schedule changes.
1) The Casino Trip on February 21 will leave Parkmore Plaza at 3:00 PM instead of 7:00 PM.
2) The next General Assembly Meeting will be on April 12 instead of May 3.
3) General building cleanup is TBA instead of monthly.
The complete schedule is posted on this website. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Please don't forget our Valentine's Day Party this Saturday at 6 PM. The menu is roast beef and American & Filipino cuisine. There will be door prizes, raffles, games and dancing. We will also select the 2015 Mrs. Valentine. The donation is only $15 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 years old and under.
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Dave Hinton, one of our long-time members is at home recovering from shoulder surgery. He underwent rotator cuff repair and bone spur removal. He is doing fine but experiencing some pain in his shoulder and will begin physical therapy in a few weeks. Please pray for his speedy recovery. His phone number is 324-2002.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The schedule for Jennifer Tomas is as follows.
Sunday Feb 1
5:30 PM Rosary at St. Rose of Lima
Monday Feb 2
09:30 – 10:00 AM Rosary at St. Rose of Lima
10:00 – 11:00 AM Visitation at St. Rose of Lima
11:00 AM Funeral Mass at St. Rose of Lima
2:00 PM Interment at Barrancas
3:30 PM Reception at St. Rose of Lima
The Fil-Am is having a Prayer on Friday, January 30, at 7:00 PM followed by a Pot-Luck dinner. Please keep the Tomas family in your thoughts and prayers.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
The Fil-Am will host a prayer for Jennifer Tomas this Friday, January 30, at 7 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner. I don't have any other information at this time but I will keep you informed as I find out more.
Saturday, January 24, 2015
It is with great sadness that I am informing you of a terrible tragedy. Jennifer Tomas, the daughter of Eusebio & Sandy Tomas passed away on Thursday as a result of a hit-and-run accident. You may have read about this in the Pensacola News Journal. I think most of you have known her for a long time as I have and I cannot convey the sorrow I feel for her and her family. Please pray for them. I will send more details as they become available. Their phone number is 623-4135.
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Here is the schedule for the first three months of 2015. The complete schedule can be found on this website by selecting "Our Schedule" on the main menu.
Sat 17 January, Sat 21 February, Sat 21 March Casino Trips to Windcreek. The bus leaves Parkmore Plaza at 7 PM. Price only $10!
Sat 7 February Valentines Party. $15 per person, Children 12 years old and under only $5.
Sat 28 February Lumpia Wrapping for Riverwalk. 9 AM
Sat 7 March meat cutting for Riverwalk. 9 AM
Sat 14 March Riverwalk. 10 AM – 6 PM
Sun 15 Mar Riverwalk. 10 AM – 5 PM
Monday, January 5, 2015
The 1 year prayers for Dely Dungca will be at 5:00 PM at the Dungca residence Wednesday, 7 January.
6404 Julia Dr
Milton, FL 32570
The Dungca family appreciates all the support from the Fil-Am members so please keep them in your prayers.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
This is a reminder that our New Years Party is tomorrow, Wednesday, December 31. The doors open at 6:00 PM but we will not have a formal dinner, rather it will be hot dogs, hamburgers and pot-luck. Donations are not required but the donation jar will be out for those who feel inclined. Please join us for an evening of dancing and fun. At midnight we will have party hats, champagne and fireworks.
Perla Alabata was released from the rehab center and is with Phil and Michelle in Destin. She will be returning to Milton on Saturday. Her phone number is 428-0498 in case you would like to wish her a happy New Year. Please keep her in your prayers as she is still not fully recovered.
Friday, December 12, 2014
This is a reminder that our Children's Christmas Party will take place Sunday, December 14, at noon. The menu is hotdogs and hamburgers and pot-luck. But there is no requirement to bring anything. And you are not even required to bring children, just join your fellow members for some Christmas cheer and a fun afternoon.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Here are some photos from the Gallery Night shiskabob sale on December 5. These pictures were taken before it got busy. We sold all 100 lbs of shiskabob in two hours. Many more people were involved in the preparation and sales than are pictured here. Thank You to all who supported the Fil-Am in this event!
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Letty Jones was released from Sacred Heart Hospital yesterday afternoon and is now at home. Perla Alabata is still at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace rehab facility in Pensacola. Please pray for their continued recovery.
There will be Prayers for all our members who are ill, in distress or have passed away this Friday, December 5, at approx 7:30 PM at the Fil-Am.
We will be selling shiskabob in downtown Milton tomorrow night from 5:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This is in support of Gallery Night which is being put on by the Santa Rosa Arts & Culture Foundation, http://www.sracf.org/. We will be setting up in the afternoon in the parking lot across from the court house. Volunteers are welcome.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Letty Jones is in room 433 at Santa Rosa Hospital. Please wish her well as she is still having some complications. And don't forget that it is Perlas birthday and that she is still at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace rehab center. See you tonight at our Thanksgiving Party.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Just a reminder, we have a Thanksgiving Dinner on Saturday, 22 November. The doors open at 6 PM and dinner is at 7 PM. The admission price is a $5 donation at the door for adults and a $2.50 donation for children under 12. After dinner you are welcome to stay and watch the Pacquiao fight.
Friday, November 14, 2014
Letty Jones is now at the Santa Rosa Hospital in the ICU. She was previously at the Pruitt Health facility but had a complication Wednesday night that required hospitalization. Fortunately she is doing much better now and is in good spirits. She will probably be going home when discharged from the hospital. Perla Alabata is still at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace rehab facility in Pensacola. She is able to stand now but cannot yet walk. Please wish them well and keep them in your prayers.
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Letty Jones is now at the PruittHealth Facility Room 117 (A.K.A. Unihealth) in Milton. She recently had heart surgery and is doing well but requires some care before returning home. Her cell phone number is 450-1434. Perla Alabata is still at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace rehab facility in Pensacola. Please visit them if you are able and keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Prayers for all our members who are ill or in distress will be held this Friday (tomorrow) at 7 PM at the Fil-Am.
FYI, Saint Rose of Lima will have a Mass of Remembrance tonight at 6 PM for all those who have passed away from November 2013 to November 2014 at the Parish Hall
"Mass of Remembrance Thursday, November 6th at 6 pm. Everyone is invited to this special Mass for those who have died from November 2013 to November 2014. A candle lighting ceremony will be held to honor our departed loved ones. Reception follows in the parish hall."
Please keep our members who are in the hospital in your prayers and visit them if able. Letty Jones is at the Sacred Heart Bayou Tower Rm 775. She had heart surgery last Friday. Her phone number is 450-1434. Perla Alabata is at the Haven of Our Lady of Our Peace rehab center. She had hip replacement surgery in September.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Letty Jones underwent heart surgery Friday morning. It was for a double by-pass and heart valve repair. She is at Sacred Heart on the 4th floor of the Bayou Tower. She is currently in the ICU but is expected to be moved to a room later today or tomorrow. She is doing well and looking forward to having visitors. Please keep her in your prayers and wish her a speedy recovery.
Prayers for all our members who are ill or in distress will be held on the first Friday of each month at 7 PM at the Fil-Am.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
The 40 days prayer for Clarita will be on Wednesday, October 22 at the Fil-Am starting at 5 PM. Prayers for all our members who are ill or in distress will be held on the first Friday of each month at 7 PM at the Fil-Am.
This Saturday, October 25, the Fil-Am is having a Halloween Party. The doors open at 6 PM and dinner is at 7 PM. The menu is lechon, lumpia, rice, dinuguan and various other side dishes. If anyone would like to bring a dish please do so. Costumes are optional but encouraged because there will be a contest for best costume for adults and for kids. After the costume contests the floor will be open for dancing. A $5 donation at the door would be appreciated.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The 40th day prayer for Leo will be 6 PM Monday, October 13 at the Fil-Am. A Healing Prayer for all our members who are ill or in distress will be held on the first Friday of each month at 7 PM at the Fil-Am.
Monday, October 6, 2014
I have some good news. Perla Alabata is now at the Haven of Our Lady of Peace rehab facility room 304. The corrective surgery for her hip replacement was successful but she has to start physical therapy again. Please visit her if you have the time.
Friday, October 3, 2014
Perla Alabata was transferred to Sacred Heart Hospital earlier today. There was a problem with her hip replacement and now she must undergo corrective surgery. I will send more information as it becomes available. Please pray this procedure goes well and Perla makes a speedy recovery.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Photos and video of Leo's viewing, prayers and funeral are online at
If anyone would like to contribute more pictures/video please let me know.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Letty Jones is in Santa Rosa Hospital with pneumonia. Fortunately she is doing well and is in good spirits. She is in Room 333 and visitors are welcome.
We also visited Perla Alabata today and I am happy to report she is getting stronger and laughing and making jokes. She is in room 304 at the Haven of our Lady of Peace rehab center in Pensacola. Visitors are welcome.
Please prayer for our two friends to get well soon so they can return to the Fil-Am on Friday nights.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The last day of prayers for Clarita is today, Sunday, at 2 PM at the Fil-Am. I apologize for the late notice.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Perla continues to make progress with physical therapy following hip replacement surgery. She is at the Haven of our Lady of Peace rehab center on Summit Blvd in Pensacola. Visitors are welcome. Please pray for her speedy recovery.
Monday, September 15, 2014
I have a few updates. First, there is good news, Perla is doing much better today and has already started physical therapy. And Prayers for Clarita will be this evening a 7 PM at the Fil-Am. See you there and thanks for supporting our members in distress.
Monday, September 15, 2014
The viewing for Clarita will be tomorrow (Tuesday) from 6 to 8 PM at the Lewis funeral home in Milton. The Prayers on Tuesday will be at 7 PM during the viewing.
The funeral mass will be at St Rose of Lima at 10 AM on Wednesday. The burial will be at 12:30 at Barrancas followed by a reception at the Milton Fil-Am. The Prayers will be at the Fil-Am immediately after the reception. Please keep Clarita and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Perla continues to improve after her hip replacement surgery. I spoke with her today and she is in good spirits. She is at Sacred Heart Bayou Tower room 862. Visitors are welcome.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
Perla Alabata underwent surgery today for a total hip replacement. The doctor said it was an easy surgery and she is now in post-op. She will be at Sacred Heart room 862 of the Bayou Tower for the next three days. Visitors are welcome. Please keep praying for Perla's speedy recovery.
We performed the Prayers for Clarita after the General Assembly Meeting this afternoon. So, the next Prayers will be tomorrow (Monday) at 7 PM at the Fil-Am.
The results of today's Board Meeting and General Assembly Meeting are as follows;
1) Nora Burnham will fill Leo's remaining term as President.
2) The Fil-Am building is now officially the "Leo A. Agagas Filipino-American Association Community Center."
Don't forget our Luau next Saturday at 6 PM.
Sunday, September 14, 2014
I just received a text msg from Greg Leech concerning Perla. He informed me that she is in the hospital. She fell down this morning and suffered a fracture in her hip. It will require surgery. She is at Sacred Heart room 862 and in much pain. As Greg said in his text, "Pray that God guides the hand of the surgeon and all those who care for her."
I will send info on the location for the next Prayers for Clarita later today. It will probably be at the Fil-Am at 7 PM but I don't know for sure yet.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
I have additional information concerning Clarita. The Prayers start tonight at 7 PM at the Fil-Am followed by a pot-luck dinner. The family will make funeral arrangements on Monday. Again, please keep Dave and the children in your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
I have sad news today. I received word that long-time Fil-Am member and friend, Clarita Callahan, passed away early this morning. I have not spoken with her husband, Dave, yet and I have no schedule for Prayers yet. I will send more information as it becomes available. Please keep the Callahan family in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Ming Brookshire is at home recovering from surgery received at Santa Rosa Hospital. She was doing so well after surgery that she was released early. Please wish her well and pray for her continued recovery.
Just a reminder, we have a General Assembly Meeting at the Fil-Am Community Center on Sunday, September 14 at 2 PM. Then on Saturday, September 20 we have our annual Luau Party at 6 PM. The last two days of Prayers for our dear friend Leo will be tonight and tomorrow night at 7 PM at the Fil-Am followed by a pot-luck dinner.
For those of you unable to attend Leo's funeral it was a memorable event. The St Rose of Lima Church was filled to capacity with friends and relatives. There were military honors and a Masonic Service at Barrancas followed by lunch at the Chow Tyme buffet in Pensacola.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
The Prayers for Leo tonight (Tuesday) will again be at the Lewis Funeral Home in Milton at 7 PM. The visitation is from 5 to 8 PM. The Funeral Mass will be at St Rose of Lima on Wednesday at 10 AM followed by the burial at Barrancas National Cemetery at 1230 PM. After the burial the family invites all for lunch at Chow Tyme Resturant at 6841 N 9th Ave, Pensacola 32504.
Wednesday's Prayers for Leo will be for family only at the Agagas residence. Thursday and Friday's Prayers will be at the Fil-Am at 7 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
The Prayers for Leo will be at 7 PM on Sat & Sun at the Milton Fil-Am building. On Mon & Tue the Prayers will be during the viewing at the Lewis Funeral home. On Wed the Prayers will be at the Agagas residence. I do not have a schedule for the remaining days yet.
I apologize for being the bearer of more sad news but another one of our friends has passed away. Many of you remember Bernie and Lena Greenwood. They moved to Las Vegas after Bernie became terminally ill so they could be near Lena's family. Well, Bernie passed away yesterday of an apparent heart attack. Charles Whitehead informed me a little while ago. I have no contact information for Lena right now. Please keep them in your prayers.
As many of you know Clarita Callahan has been ill recently. Please keep her in your thoughts and pray for her speedy recovery.
Now I have some good news. Bob Garling is continuing to recover from lung cancer. He is feeling much better and has been coming to the Fil-Am on Friday nights. Please pray for his full recovery.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
The first day of Prayers for Leo will be tonight but for family only at the Agagas residence. Day two of Prayers will be at the Fil-Am tomorrow at 7 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner.
The Viewing will be on Monday and Tuesday at the Lewis Funeral Home in Milton from 5 to 8 PM. The Funeral Mass will be at St Rose of Lima on Wednesday at 10 AM followed by the burial at Barrancas National Cemetery at 1230 PM.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
This morning I have very sad news. Our dear friend and president, Leo Agagas, passed away. It happened at approximately 4 AM. I cannot put into words how much this hurts me. We worked closely at the Fil-Am for so many years and accomplished so much. I will send more information as it becomes available. Please do not call the Agagas residence for a few hours. His family was up all night and needs some rest.
You may be wondering what changes will take place at the Fil-Am now that Leo is gone. Certainly. the Fil-Am will seem different without Leo but don't worry there will be no changes. Although gone, Leo's vision, principles, and determination will continue to inspire us. Whenever this Board of Directors is presented a challenge we will ask ourselves, "What would Leo do?"
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
I just spoke with Leo's brother. He told me Leo has been moved to a hospice but is still not strong enough to have visitors. His family asks for your prayers and thanks all of you for your concern and kindness.
Monday, September 1, 2014
I have an update on Leo's condition. He is out of the ICU and in a private room but still cannot receive visitors. Unfortunately, there is no word on exactly when he will return home. Please keep him and all other members who are ill or in distress in your prayers. If you or someone you know is ill or in distress and would like that information included in these emails please let me know.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Leo's condition has not changed since yesterday. He is stable but remains in the ICU and cannot have visitors. Let us pray he is able to return home soon. In case you missed my last email the Fil-Am will host a Healing Prayer each Friday at 7:00 PM followed by a pot-luck dinner.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
I spoke with Elpid today and have more news concerning Leo. He was in critical condition last night but is now stable. As before Leo and his family appreciate the concern we have all shown but request no visitors yet. Hopefully Leo will be home in a few days. Keep him and his family in your prayers. We will host a Healing Prayer each Friday at 7:00 PM until further notice.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
There will be a Healing Prayer at the Fil-Am building this Friday, August 29, at 7:00 PM. It is for all our members, relatives and friends who are ill or suffering. Leo is still recovering in the hospital and cannot receive visitors but he should be home in five days. Please join us this Friday if possible.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
I spoke with Elpid today concerning Leo's condition. As you know he is in the hospital recovering from surgery. Unfortunately there is bad news. The doctors discovered that Leo has cancer and it has spread. They estimate he has four to six weeks to live. As before, his family requests that no one visit yet. Elpid expressed his family's gratitude for everyone's concern. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Leo underwent surgery at Baptist Hospital yesterday and is in the ICU recovering. His family requests that no one visit for now. I will send another email tomorrow and hopefully have more information. Keep Leo and family in your prayers.
Monday, August 25, 2014
I just wanted to let you know that our President, Leo Agagas, has been ill and is in the hospital due to a stomach problem. He will be undergoing surgery today but his family requests that no one visit until he regains some strength. I will send another email when Leo has recovered enough for us to visit him. Please keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Monday, August 4, 2014
It is with regret that I inform you Robert Jones, husband of Jinny Jones, passed away. The viewing will be at the Lewis funeral home tomorrow, Tuesday, August 5, at 6:00 PM. The funeral will be at the Barrancas National Cemetery on Wednesday, August 6, at 2:00 PM. There will be more details about to funeral later. Please keep Jinny and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
There will be a prayer service at the Fil-Am Community Center for Elisa Gaddess on Sunday, August 3 at 2pm. As you all know she was a long-time member who passed away on March 24. Following the service there will be a pot-luck lunch. Please attend if you can and remember her and her family in your prayers.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
We received word from Pearlas that her mother, Perla Alabata, underwent back surgery at Twin Cities hospital in Niceville on June 12. She had a lumbar laminectomy to decrease the pain in her back and leg resulting from spinal stenosis. Her surgery went very well and the doctor said she should have no more leg pain. Hopefully, the next time she attends a Fil-am event she will be dancing the night away! Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers.
Don’t forget about our Father's Day party at the Navy Boat Docks Pavilion #1 tomorrow (Sunday, June 15) at noon. The menu is Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and fried fish.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
The General Assembly Meeting scheduled for May 25, 2014 has been postponed. We will determine a new date in the near future.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
The 40th day prayers for Mike McNair will be held at the Fil-Am of Milton Community Center at 7:00 PM on Friday, May 16. Please join us if you can.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
A long time member, Dave Hinton, is in the hospital due to injuries from an accident that occurred while repairing a friend's roof. He fell and sustained broken ribs and a collapsed lung. The good news is that he should be leaving the hospital tomorrow and is expected to make a full recovery. He is at the Baptist Hospital in Pensacola and can be contacted on his cell phone. In case you did not know, for many years Dave has been the team leader of all Fil-Am construction projects. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Prayers for Dely will be at 6:30 PM at the Dungca residence until further notice. I will send another email when I receive new information. Please keep the Dungca family in your thoughts and prayers.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tonight's (Jan 8) prayers for Dely will be at the Dungca residence, 6404 Julia Dr, Milton, FL 32570. The time will be 6:30 PM. Carlos is currently out of town but he will return on Saturday. Funeral arrangements are still being determined. Please contact Edith Oca for details regarding future prayer locations and times.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
A long time member of the Milton Filipino community, Adelina "Dely" Dungca, passed away this morning. The first night of prayers will be held at 6:00 tonight at the home of Pearlas Sanborn. Funeral arrangements are being determined. Please contact Edith Oca for details regarding future prayer locations and times. May the perpetual light shine upon Dely Dungca and may she rest in peace.