The Filipino Clubhouse blessing, on August 17, was reminiscent of old Lanai in that the nanas and tatas all congregated for the blessing with their favorite dishes and talked story before the event. They shared their stories about baptisms, birthdays and weddings that all occurred regularly at the clubhouse. They shared pictures of the old pineapple days -- many of the pictures were of teenagers who are now elders. Do you have any pictures from the original Filipino Clubhouse? Please share them with us on our Facebook timeline.
Most importantly, the elders talked excitedly about having the clubhouse as the prime gathering spot once again. Father Jose McCoy of Scared Hearts presided over the blessing that included approximately 35 construction workers, plus 25 elders representing the Filipino Foundation and community.