After tragedy struck the Philippines early last November, PALS quickly organized to raise money to contribute to Typhoon Haiyan relief. With your help, we were able to make a small difference.
Together, we were able to raise over $1,000, all of which helped the West Bay Pilipino Multi-Service Center bring food and supplies directly to victims of the typhoon. We were really blown away by the response: those who flocked to buy our lumpia on The Beach (some even donating way more than we asked for), those who contributed food and clothes to send abroad, and those who donated to our campaign online.
Even though it was around finals time, we’re proud that the Hastings and PALS community still contributed time and money to the relief efforts. Thank you so much to anyone who donated or merely supported our cause.
For more information on our relief efforts or if you’d like to help even more, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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For further information, contact Nelson Lam, the President of PALS at email@example.com.
Last weekend, some PALS Board members were invited to march with Assemblymember Rob Bonta, the first Filipino American elected to the California State Legislature, in the 20th Annual Pistahan Parade. The Pistahan Parade and Filipino Cultural Festival is the largest Filipino-related celebration in the country, and it sure felt like it! PALS members were able to enjoy the festival by feasting on some pancit while watching some traditional Filipino dances. We even got the chance to meet MMA fighter Mark “The Filipino Wrecking Machine” Muñoz.
Assemblymember Bonta was very kind in inviting PALS Board members to accompany his motorcade in the parade. Before being elected to the California Assembly, he was a practicing attorney in the Bay Area after graduating from Yale Law School. He remains very active in the local Fil-Am community and is an inspiring figure for PALS members today.
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PALS (Pilipino American Law Society) 1st General Meeting
Wed, Aug 29 | 3:30 to 4:30 pm, Room B
Join PALS for its 1st general meeting. Learn about academic support, resume boosters, mentorship program, community service opportunities, and upcoming events. All are welcome, and we’ll have FREE FOOD and school supplies GIVEAWAY!
We are also recruiting 1L representatives. This is a good way to gain leadership experience to put on your resume. We know 1Ls are busy, so time commitment is minimal.