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I set out to find a friend but couldn't find one;
I set out to be a friend, and friends were everywhere.

TSCFAI Monthly Meeting

Notice of meeting

December 5th 2011
meeting time to 6pm

Please arrive by 7:15pm SHARP
for a 7:30pm START

Be there a few minutes earlier for a good seat.

Venue will be either

Dewe Residence
20 Le Cren Street,

Time 7:30pm sharp

Items on the Agenda

  • Christmas party
  • Food prep, Decorations, Activities for the kids, etc
  • Other general issues brought forward

After Meeting Notes

We have about 20 financial members including new members and many more from South Canterbury and outside this region on the waiting list

Plans for the Christmas function are well under way. We have confirmed numbers for the night

Many people including members are asking who to contact for this and who does what in our organisation. If someone has something to contribute or say please do make it known at one of the scheduled meetings. That is the appropriate forum.

The best way to support your organisation is to join in. Participate and then you won't have to rely on the sometimes unreliable rumour mill and grapevine for your information. Become a member today.

Everyone that has attended and participated in the planning and the parties has had a wonderful time. Come and see what you are missing.

Christmas party is scheduled for the 10th of December.

Meeting and Preparation Schedule

Meeting Venue : Dewe residence 20 Le-Cren Street, Timaru Day : Monday December 5th 2011

Time : 7:15 pm

General courtesy to make working with other members more pleasurable.

If you have planned to contribute something at the next meeting, or have indicated you will be present and find you are not able to participate please telephone, email or text an apology through and pass on your contribution, questions or suggestion to someone who will be there. This is more a courtesy than a hard and fast rule.

  • Time is precious.

  • It is time to call on all members to help the core of regular, dedicated few who keep the wheels of this organisation moving.

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy,
the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation there is
one elementary truth, the ignorance of which kills
countless ideas and splendid plans:

That the moment one definitely commits oneself,
then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
that would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issue from the decision,
raising in one's favour all manner of unforeseen incidents
and meetings and material assistance,
which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."

---- Goethe's Faust


Carl W. Buechner
They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

Doc Childre and Bruce Cryer,
From Chaos to Coherence

Coherent communication is based on four key principles:
1. Achieve understanding first
2. Listen nonjudgmentally
3. Listen for the essence
4. Be authentic

Doc Childre, Freeze-Frame
As you learn to Freeze-Frame highly-charged emotions, you also learn to communicate directly to people without the extra voltage that can cause them to be defensive, while frying your nerves and draining your energy bank.

View our press releases and articles published in external publications

They are available for download in pdf format

First Ball in SC

Paskong Pinoy - Christmas 2004

Belinda Dewe - TSCFAI Acting President
WE NEED MORE PHOTOS and STORIES from members to add to our site. Please email us at


List of Monthly Meeting
Dates and Times for 2011

Venue : St John's Hall (Sacred Heart Parish) OR Dewe Residence
Day : First Monday of each Month
  • July 4th 2011
  • August 1st 2011
  • September 5th 2011
  • October 3rd 2011
  • November 7th 2011
  • December 5th 2011
  • No January meeting
  • February 6th 2012
Time : 7:30pm Sharp

View our photos of past events

More events planned for the next few months

If you feel you have some links or affiliation with
filipino in Central South Island please do
EMAIL US and indicate your interest.

Give us your name and a contact phone number
or email address so we can give you more
information on upcoming events
and membership benefits.

You DO NOT have to be a member of this
organisation to join in our festivities.


Subscriptions for 2011/2012

Subscription packs are being prepared. When you receive one please read through them, complete the form, and send back as soon as possible

When you pay a subscription then you can call the South Canterbury Filipino Association Inc your organisation. Please do come and participate in our activities and in our planning.

Join Today Family Annual Sub $20, Couples annual Sub $15, Individual Annual Sub $10

With your input and suggestions we can provide what you want.

Without your input you will have to put up with what we decide without complaint.

See you at the next meeting -
date To be Advised


We are always looking for new leaders. Could you be a leader?

What is a leader. Read on and learn from these quotes.

Harold J. Seymour
When the leadership is right and the time is right, the people can always be counted upon to follow—to the end and at all costs.

A good leader inspires others with confidence in him or her; a great leader inspires them with confidence in themselves

Jesse Jackson
Leadership has a harder job to do than just choose sides. It must bring sides together.

Lance Secretan, Industry Week, 10/12/98
Leadership is not so much about technique and methods as it is about opening the heart. Leadership is about inspiration—of oneself and of others. Great leadership is about human experiences, not processes. Leadership is not a formula or a program, it is a human activity that comes from the heart and considers the hearts of others. It is an attitude, not a routine.


The Warehouse BBQ Schedule - to be advised after Christmas
Meet at 9am for a 10 am start

It would be really nice to see more members attend to help. It always seems to be the few that do the work so the many can enjoy the benefits. Not really fair people.

  • To be advised after Christmas
    This is one of our fund raising activity we run during the year leading up to our Christmas function. Thank you to all those great helpers who came along throughout the day to lend a hand in the past.



are having a Christmas Party!

You are cordially invited

Saturday December 10th
Doors open 5.30 PM
Scottish Hall
Barnard Street, TIMARU

R.S.V.P. Saturday December 3rd

John Burrell
Phone: 03-6881756
E-mail: jcburr@ihug.co.nz

Belinda Dewe
Phone: 03-6846887
E-mail: pinoy_southcanterbury@yahoo.co.nz

Please bring a plate of food and non-alcoholic drinks to share
$15.00 per family
$10.00 per person.
Financial members discount $5 off prices above
Bring friends and a plate
of something delicious to eat

Come Along!