Overview

CRITERIA OF MEMBERSHIP ELIGIBILITY

  1. Membership is voluntary for expatriate Filipinos and their families but it is not restricted to Filipinos alone.
  2. The membership fee is set at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) each year.The fee amount shall be determined by the WFA Committee with an approving recommendation of a significant quorum of the WFA financial members present at the meeting.
  3. Membership tenure is from AGM to AGM.
  4. The renewal of membership subscription levy must be made by payment in full by June 8.
  5. Cessation of membership occurs:
    • with resignation
    • non-payment of membership subscription levy
    • or through significant breaches of the rules of the association by the member concerned.

MEMBERS PRIVILEGES

  1. Free information, advice and guidance, mediation and support for new migrants and their families.
  2. Personal recommendation and assistance (references and letters of support)
  3. Eligibility for election participation and voting rights (restricted to WFA Financial Members only)
  4. Eligibility to be nominated and elected as WFA Executive Committee member (after one year WFA membership)
  5. Eligibility to be nominated and elected as WFA Officer (after one year WFA Executive Committee member)
  6. Participation in Hamilton City Council and other community celebrations: Christmas Parade, Waitangi Day, Indigo Festival and others.
  7. Discounted/ Free Admission-Entry fees to WFA regular/ annual social function events.
  8. Free participation in WFA hosted and/ or organized Programmes :
  9. Tagalog language courses  (Pilipino Classes)
    • Filipino cuisine
    • Lessons in traditional cultural dances (e.g. Tinikling, Pandanggo sa Ilaw, etc)
    • Health Sessions (e.g. Breast and Cervical Screening Programme for women)
    • Safety Sessions (Fire Safety Sessions and similar)
  10. Discounted/ Free participation in Filipino community social sports’ activities - e.g .basketball, volleyball, ten pin bowling, badminton, darts, etc.

 Please send an email to info@waikatofilipino.org.nz to get started with your membership application.

WFA due to its charitable trust nature is dependent on members’ annual fees and small grants/ donations for its day-to-day existence/ funding, therefore, cannot provide outright monetary assistance to its members (ie. Bereavement, financial hardships, etc.)

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