Greetings to All!
I hope you had a chance to attend our 2nd Annual Scholarship Dinner. As always, we had good food and good friends all around us. It was a chance for us to honor Asst. Chief Solis, who retired after 32 years of service. Not only was he a great leader for the San Diego Police Dept., he is an even greater role-model for the Filipino-American community. He may be retired, but we will continue to seek his guidance and advice as FALEO-SD continues to grow.
The dinner also awarded two deserving college-bound students: Elena Radovan and Arvin Poblete, with a $500 scholarship each. Talented singer Katriz Trinidad amazed the crowd with her beautiful voice. However, the highlight of the night was our very own VP Teo Millan. Teo channeled his “ELVEZ” persona to the delight of his adoring fans. Many couldn’t believe that Teo was actually singing since he sounded so much like the real thing. In case you missed it, catch his performance at our future events.
Anyway, I would like to update everyone on some of our upcoming events. On Saturday, May 3rd, VP Al Ambito (who is also the PAN-PAC President) has graciously invited FALEO-SD to attend the Dragonboat Races at Mission Bay (see our Facebook page for more details). If you are interested in rowing at this event, just let us know. No experience necessary but you will definitely have fun. Bring the whole family!
Also, we are currently working on the details for our annual 5K Run/Walk at Rohr Park. This event will commemorate Philippine Independence Day on June 12, 1898. The event will also help others in need. Details will follow so start training…
Another big event is the National Asian Peace Officers Association (NAPOA) Training Conference during August 18-21. It will be held at the Hyatt Manchester in Downtown San Diego. This annual conference is attended by law enforcement agencies throughout the US. PAN-PAC and FALEO-SD has partnered to bring this valuable leadership and law enforcement training here to our beautiful city.
See you all soon!