Social Activities

PAANC promotes social exchange through annual entertainment, sports, and recreational events. We offer the following activities annually: Welcome Luncheon, Summer Independence or Kalayaan Picnic, Barrio Fiesta, Charity Golf, Badminton Tournament, 5K Run, and the Benefit Gala, which is PAANC’s flagship event.

PAANC Charity Golf Tournament: It Takes a Village

PAANC’s tenth annual Charity Golf Tournament took place on Saturday, June 5, 2021 at the Quaker Creek Golf Course in Mebane, NC. This year’s fundraising event, which happened under a sunny blue sky, is in support of the upcoming 2023 Carolina Medical Mission (CMM) to Tanauan, Batangas. Nearly $1,700 was raised for the mission.

Each year, the tournament has been spearheaded by PAANC Board Member Ed Panganiban with support from the PAANC. In addition, the Triangle Filipino Golf Association (TFGA) President Jonathan Dagpin, Vice President Wency Mendoza, as well as officers and members have given their time, treasure, and talent to fundraise for the popular event.

Special thanks to Fred Avila, tournament director, for promoting the event and to Ron Tadeo, statistician. Charlotte golfers from the Carolina International Golf Association including Raul Delfiero, president and Bert Rodgriguez contributed as well.

“I want to send a big thanks to all of our CMM supporters and PAANC Board members Emma Dempsey, Tess Ferrer-Turner, and Dr. Robert Turner for helping with registration. Also, to Linda McGloin for publicity.” said Panganiban. “Lastly thanks to my family and my wife, Bing, for their love and support. May God bless you all.”

During the awards ceremony, Avila was recognized with a PAANC appreciation certificate for his continued support of the tournament. “We are very thankful for Fred’s help over the past decade. The tournament wouldn’t be as successful without him,” said Panganiban. Participants enjoyed a Filipino-themed luncheon after the event.

The tournament was one of a handful of PAANC events that took place this pandemic year. If you missed The “Filipino Fashion Time Capsule,” you can see the recording here. PAANC’s upcoming events include the badminton tournament in August and the 5K in October. For more information, go to Upcoming Events.

If you’re interested in volunteering with PAANC or playing in next year’s golf tournament, please contact

Pictured above are the tournament participants; the top row features the winners of the tournament.

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