Getting down to business and preparing for the upcoming Kappa year on this beautiful day in South Lake Tahoe! #sisterhoodtime #retreat #howfly (at South Lake Tahoe)

Getting down to business and preparing for the upcoming Kappa year on this beautiful day in South Lake Tahoe! #sisterhoodtime #retreat #howfly (at South Lake Tahoe)

// Passing the torch to the next KAbinet//

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The 2012-2013 Beta Chapter KAbinet and Active Sisters definitely held it down the past year - keeping traditions, overcoming challenges, and introducing new projects. I am definitely proud to have been a part of this amazing group of womyn doing work in our community.

A week from today, a new group of our sisters will come together and make plans for the new year at our annual Summer Retreat. These ladies have so many great ideas and all the passion to make them beautiful realities. So without further ado, we pass the torch and I introduce to you the sisters elected to our 2013-2014 Beta Chapter KAbinet:

2013-2014 BETA CHAPTER KABINET

 

PRESIDENT: MICHELLE BLANCO

VICE PRESIDENT: KATHLEEN CALDITO

SECRETARY: ATHINA LEYBA

TREASURER: ERIKA ALBINTO 

SERGEANT AT ARMS: MAXINE SORIANO

PLEDGE MOM: NICOLE TAMAYO

ACADEMIC CHAIR: LIANA ACOSTA

CULTURAL CHAIR: KC SIOXSON 

SISTERHOOD CHAIR: JEN JAVA

ALUMNAE CHAIR: LINDA NGUYEN

COMMUNITY ACTION CHAIR: JOMARIE DELA PENA

INTERRELATIONS CHAIR: ANGELICA CABAL 

RUSH/FORMAL CHAIR: CAMILLE CASTRO 

HERSTORIAN: ERIN CRUZ

WEBMASTER: ANGELICA SIMMONS

BIRTHRIGHT PHILIPPINES CHAIR: MARY ROQUE 

GB SENIOR TRUSTEE: KATRINA LIWANAG 

GB ALUMNI TRUSTEE: JESSICA MAE DE LUNA

And with that, I bid you all farewell. Thank you so much for following us on Tumblr and checking out everything I posted just for you. Our new Webmaster, Angelica Simmons, will take good care of ya and will provide all your new reads. :)

<3 in solidarity,

Felicia Escalona
Beta Chapter, Kappa Class
2012-2013 Webmaster

// #kpebphotoaday January/March 2013 Recap//

Thank you again to all those who participated in our first ever Photo-A-Day Challenges back in January and March this year! You all filled the hashtag #kpebphotoaday with beautiful pictures and captions. We hope you enjoyed the fun and that you’ll join in again next time.

Here’s another look at some of your photos. :)

A very special thanks to these IGers who shared their photos with us:
leblancs, nikki_alexa, maxangela, caraantoinette, ohhhroe, eunaaasty, aprilventures, pahnteecakes

 

JANUARY 2013

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Continue to have a great summer and keep following us for more awesome stuff! :)

Why Filipino Americans say Pilipino, not Filipino

The use of ‘Pilipino,’ as my friend and the academic Theo Gonzalves, associate professor and department chair of the American Studies Department at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, explains, was both an act of defiance and a choice.

Yes, it was partly based on the debate of whether there is or isn’t an ‘F’ in the Filipino alphabet.

But for Filipino Americans, it was a way of choosing, affirming and celebrating their Filipinoness, or Pilipinoness.

After all, the Filipino Americans argued, one can deconstruct ‘Pilipino’ into ‘pili,’ or ‘to choose,’ and ‘pino,’ or ‘fine.’

In other words, “a fine choice,” Theo says.

Late night food adventures with the sisters! #workhardplayhard #sisterhood 
👯👯👯👯👯
👯👯👯👯👯 (at King of Thai Noodle 2)

Late night food adventures with the sisters! #workhardplayhard #sisterhood
👯👯👯👯👯
👯👯👯👯👯 (at King of Thai Noodle 2)

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