IAAI is all set for its annual Coronation Ball, which includes the induction of new officers, at Leonard's in Great Neck, New York, on Friday, August 2 at 7:30 p.m. Suggested donation is $85/pp. Members please contact any of the officers for more information.
IAAI officers and members, led by Ben Q. Vigilia, President, and Rocky Singson, Chairman of the Board, marched along Madison Avenue at the Philippine Independence Day parade on June 2, 2013. Joining them were Hawaii State Representative Rida Cabanilla, IAAI Directors Menchie Pulido, Ned Pulido, Carlos Talisaysay, Jerie Abiva, Betty Pasion, Beth de Ocampo and Ellen Vigilia, and Treasurer Merilyn Abiva. Also with them were Miss Little Ilocana 2013 Lianne Florez and her parents, Ana and William. Evelyn Laguatan, Libby Carroll and Monique Espejo were there, too. Also with the group were Kara Mia Vigilia Escobar, daughter Lyla and pet dog Moby, Kristin Vigilia Castillo and kids Jared, Jaden and Jude and other friends and supporters of Ilocano.
IAAI was cheered countless of times by Ilocanos along the parade route.
To view parade pictures, click on Photos above, then click on the Independence Day Parade 2013 album.
"Summer Dance," a seafood buffet and dancing event will be held at the Super Grand Buffet Restaurant at 1874 Grand Avenue, Baldwin, NY 11510 on June 30, 2013 from 12pm to 4pm Adults - $30, children - $20. To reserve, call Rocky Singson 516-639-6340, Ben Q. Vigilia 212-960-3339 (cell), Brenda Talisaysay 718-886-6348, Tonette Nunez 347-707-0359 or any IAAI officer. Free parking is available at the restaurant's parking lot.