The American Samoa Society of Washington, DC

The American Samoa Society of Washington, DC Talofa and Welcome to the American Samoa Society of Washington, D.C. The American Samoa Society of Washington, DC was established in 1977 by the Samoan Community living in Washington, DC and the Metropolitan area.
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The American Samoa Society is a Non Profit & Tax Exempt Organization under the IRS clause 501(c)4; and is a member of the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS). The National Conference of State Societies was chartered by an Act of Congress in l958; and is the primary sponsor for the Cherry Blossom Princess Program in the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place during spring time each year in the Nation's Capital.

Mission: The American Samoa Society is a non-profit, non-political organization, whose mission is to foster enduring relationships with the common goal of sharing our Samoan values, culture, tradition and native tongue. Moreover, we engage the community and NCSS state/territory/country members through various programs that raise cultural awareness.

Operating as usual

TASS & TMK Joint Teams @ 2020 Wreaths Across America Event @ Arlington National Cemetery - Saturday, 12/12/2020 --- 2nd ...
12/21/2020

TASS & TMK Joint Teams @ 2020 Wreaths Across America Event @ Arlington National Cemetery - Saturday, 12/12/2020 --- 2nd Truck!

Thank You So Much TASS Team & FSCCC-DMV Team for our Joint Project @ 2020 Wreaths Across America Event on Saturday, 12/1...
12/21/2020

Thank You So Much TASS Team & FSCCC-DMV Team for our Joint Project @ 2020 Wreaths Across America Event on Saturday, 12/12/2020 at the Arlington National Cemetery!!! It was a very successful day unloading trucks for The Old Guard to lay wreaths and Family Pass Holder Day. Your efforts is greatly appreciated!

As the year wraps up and we approach the holidays, we wanted to extend our heartfelt and sincere thanks for your significant contributions and dedicated focus on continuing to enhance the volunteer services we provide. Your hard volunteer work is commendable, and it’s exciting to pause and reflect on our wonderful achievements as a “volunteer team” this year!

Please fully enjoy the warmth and spirit of the holiday season; and stay safe, happy and healthy!

Happy Holidays and Warm Wishes for 2021!

Honoring Our Veterans – Fa’afetai TMK!!!🙏🙏❤️❤️
11/19/2020

Honoring Our Veterans – Fa’afetai TMK!!!🙏🙏❤️❤️

Veteran’s Day Celebration
• November 14th, 2020 •

❗️Honoring those who have served & are currently serving❗️

( PC - Roy N Pasi )

Veterans Day is a time to honor American Veterans of all Wars!
11/11/2020

Veterans Day is a time to honor American Veterans of all Wars!

E lelei le Atua i taimi uma! 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️
11/03/2020

E lelei le Atua i taimi uma! 🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️

✝️Sunday Worship Service✝️
• October 25th, 2020 •

Join the Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (PI-CoPCE) with partners next Monday, September 28 at 2:00 p...
09/25/2020

Join the Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (PI-CoPCE) with partners next Monday, September 28 at 2:00 pm HST / 5:00 pm PDT / 8:00 pm EDT for Episode 3 of Koviki Talk—a limited podcast series on all things Pacific Islanders, COVID-19, and seeking wisdom to learn more about how the Pacific Islander community is responding.

Carl Johnson and Annette “Nackie” Fiso-Moli of PolyByDesign talk with guests Dr. Andrew Ah Young and Dr. Raynald Samoa about what it takes to find a cure.

Register now on Zoom: https://bit.ly/KovikiTalk-Zoom

You can also watch the episode LIVE on Facebook:
Pacific Islander Center of Primary Care Excellence (@PI-CoPCE)
Pacific Islander COVID-19 Response Team (@PacificIslanderCovid19Response)
PolyByDesign (@polybydesign)
Empowering Pacific Islander Communities (Elevate Your Voice)

The COVID-19 pandemic has shed light on the inequities across many areas in our society including health care, research, policy, and essential community services. Although data that separates Pacific Islander numbers from the general population is limited, the states and counties that are reporting this data show Pacific Islanders are disproportionately affected by COVID-19—with some regions seeing rates of infection up to five times that of white people.

Pacific Islander individuals, families, and community members navigating the constantly changing environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Pacific Islander-serving organizations and other allies (e.g., researchers, educators, health and human services providers and caregivers, nonprofit organizations, policy and government agencies, funding organizations, and press/media) are also welcome and encouraged to join. Help us spread the word!!!

09/24/2020
First Samoan Congregational Christian Church-DMV

Happy 2nd Anniversary FSCCC-DMV / EFKAS-TMK!🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

Sauniga Faafetai o le atoaga o le 2 Tausaga o le galuega, EFKAS-DMV "Tafatolu Mo Keriso"

Ta'ita'i: Apisaloma P. Toleafoa F.S.
"Tala Lelei o le Alofa Tunoa"
I Korinito 15:2

Join the UCLA CHPR as we launch the NHPI COVID-19 Data Policy Lab and introduce a dashboard that highlights the dispropo...
08/27/2020

Join the UCLA CHPR as we launch the NHPI COVID-19 Data Policy Lab and introduce a dashboard that highlights the disproportionate impact COVID-19 is having on this vibrant community. T H U R S D A Y, A U G U S T 2 7 , 2 0 2 0 | | N O O N – 1 P. M. P T | Join us via Zoom: https://ucla.in/2kJIQt5

Please Join Us at the Launching of the Community Engagement Work Group, SoCal Faith-based Pacific Islander Community Fir...
07/31/2020

Please Join Us at the Launching of the Community Engagement Work Group, SoCal Faith-based Pacific Islander Community First Talk Story Series on Wednesday, August 5th at 6:30pm/Pacific; 9:30pm/Eastern. A Conversation with Faletuas’ – Faith in Action through COVID-19 – Featuring The Katina Brothers! Please Register at bit.ly/faletua. Hope to see you on Zoom!

Please join Us @ Pacific Islander COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, Friday, July 31st at 5:00pm/Pacific; 8:00pm/Easte...
07/30/2020

Please join Us @ Pacific Islander COVID-19 Town Hall Meeting tomorrow, Friday, July 31st at 5:00pm/Pacific; 8:00pm/Eastern; don’t miss out this Statewide critical dialogue.
Please RSVP: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NTGX5YC

07/04/2020
Pacific Islanders are among the MOST IMPACTED by COVID-19 in the nation and with the country moving rapidly towards re-o...
06/20/2020

Pacific Islanders are among the MOST IMPACTED by COVID-19 in the nation and with the country moving rapidly towards re-opening, we need to make sure that we have enough information in order to be as safe as possible.
JOIN US to hear stories from our community, learn about the information that shows how affected our community is, and learn more about testing and why it is one step to making sure we stay healthy and ALIVE. Please register via Zoom: bit.ly/picovid19-townhall062020 [Webinar Registration]. Hope to see you this afternoon. Fa'afetai lava and God Bless!!!

Viia le Agalelei o le Atua; fa'afetai TMK DD Ministry!
03/04/2020

Viia le Agalelei o le Atua; fa'afetai TMK DD Ministry!

❗️Late-Post❗️

✳️ Last Sunday’s Worship Service & the Ordination of Deacon Mataio Fogavai ✳️

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your hard work this weekend in Wreaths-Out at the Arlington National Cemetery! What each an...
01/13/2020

THANK YOU SO MUCH for all of your hard work this weekend in Wreaths-Out at the Arlington National Cemetery! What each and every one of you do is essential to making Wreaths Across America Day a success. Thank you Fort Lee [TK Lani Pine and Fort Lee Troops’]; thank you TMK and thank you TASS Board; May God bless you for your tremendous initiative! See you in December for Wreaths Across American Day 2020!!!

Thank you Fort Lee [TK Lani Pine and Fort Lee Troops’]; thank you TMK and thank you TASS Board; May God bless you for yo...
01/13/2020

Thank you Fort Lee [TK Lani Pine and Fort Lee Troops’]; thank you TMK and thank you TASS Board; May God bless you for your tremendous initiative! See you in December for Wreaths Across American Day 2020!

2019 Wreaths Across America - Arlington National Cemetery Wreaths Laying Project - 14 December 2019! Joint Truck Crew Te...
12/19/2019

2019 Wreaths Across America - Arlington National Cemetery Wreaths Laying Project - 14 December 2019! Joint Truck Crew Team | American Samoa Society & FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso! Thank You All for Volunteering; great team work! God Bless You!!!

The American Samoa Society of Washington, DC
12/19/2019

The American Samoa Society of Washington, DC

A Grateful Heart is Always Full - Fa'afetai Team!!!
11/25/2019

A Grateful Heart is Always Full - Fa'afetai Team!!!

25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution 11.23.19!TASS/FSCCC-DMV Joint Team with Project GiveBack Leadership - Ransom ...
11/25/2019

25th Annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution 11.23.19!
TASS/FSCCC-DMV Joint Team with Project GiveBack Leadership - Ransom Miller, III Founder/Chair
HarDisha Miller, Vice Chair!

10/01/2019
First Samoan Congregational Christian Church-DMV

Happy 1st Anniversary FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso!!!🙏🙏🙏💕💕💕

🙏🏽 Sauniga Aso Faamanatu EFKAS-DMV 🙏🏽
1st Year Anniversary Worship Service
• Setema 29, 2019 •

Tatalo : Rev. Mana’omia Tauanu’u

Tusi Paia : Rev. Semi Mauga

Lauga : Rev. Iasepi D. Ulu

Matua : Luka 14: 15
“Amuia lē ‘ai i le malo o le Atua”

Manatu Autū: “O le valaau lautele”

Text : Luke 14: 15
“Blessed is anyone who eat bread in the kingdom of God!

Theme : “An open invitation”

Thank You ACCA USA & The World Bank for letting us be Part of the Multicultural Celebration! ACCA USA (the US arm of the...
09/06/2019

Thank You ACCA USA & The World Bank for letting us be Part of the Multicultural Celebration! ACCA USA (the US arm of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) is the global body for professional accountants, with over 4,000 members and students residing in the USA. An amazing evening last night, 9/5 at the World Bank in honor of the rich, cultural diversity of ACCA members living and working in the United States! TASS feel honored to be part of it, and proudly represented the Pacific region and Asia at the celebration! Thank you Team!!!

Thank You ACCA USA & The World Bank for letting us be Part of the Multicultural Celebration!
09/06/2019

Thank You ACCA USA & The World Bank for letting us be Part of the Multicultural Celebration!

When people feel like they’ve made a difference—when they can see the tangible return of their donations and hard work—i...
08/06/2019

When people feel like they’ve made a difference—when they can see the tangible return of their donations and hard work—it inspires them to come back, to give again; thank you Tafatolu mo Keriso for the Community Outreach!!!

❗️Late❗️Post❗️
• 03 Aug 19 •
FSCCC Tafatolu Mo Keriso DMV
🚘🧽Car Wash Fundraiser🧽🚘

Spreading the Word and Supporting the Best Car Wash in DMV! Donations are welcome & appreciated! Hope to see you there!!...
08/02/2019

Spreading the Word and Supporting the Best Car Wash in DMV! Donations are welcome & appreciated! Hope to see you there!!!

👋Talofa lava Family’s & Friends,

Tafatolu Mo Keriso is having another Car Wash Fundraiser. Come out and support us by bringing your car(s) so we can wash, dry & shine them. Please see below for more details & we hope to see you there!

Ma le fa’aaloalo lava,
Faafetai

E lelei le Atua, i taimi uma...Fa'afetai Tafatolu mo Keriso!!!
07/24/2019

E lelei le Atua, i taimi uma...Fa'afetai Tafatolu mo Keriso!!!

Sunday Worship Service led by Rev. Pou Taua'a (EFKAS Utumea, AS) followed by luncheon & fellowship.

2019 Theme: 'Olelo Hawai’i…recognizes the connection between languages and the preservation of culture and history! TASS...
06/10/2019

2019 Theme: 'Olelo Hawai’i…recognizes the connection between languages and the preservation of culture and history! TASS joined the 50th Anniversary Celebration of King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony yesterday, 6/9 at the US Capitol; we were honored! Every community, cultural group or ethnic group has its own values, beliefs and ways of living where cultural and language are inseparable; we build together, embrace our uniqueness and have every opportunity to succeed! Thank you/Mahalo nui loa, Madam Chair Darlene Kehaulani Butts; Art Dias, President HSS; Hawai’i State Society, and all who made the event possible!!!

50th King Kamehameha I Lei Draping Ceremony in the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, June 9 with US Senator Mazie Hirono [D-HI]; 2...
06/10/2019

50th King Kamehameha I Lei Draping Ceremony in the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, June 9 with US Senator Mazie Hirono [D-HI]; 2019 US Cherry Blossom Queen Tilea West; 2019 AS Cherry Blossom Princess Sheila Lee; PA State Society Delegate Marylou Collector and TASS Board/Members! We celebrated the life of King Kamehameha I and shared the culture and traditions of Hawai'i! Thank you/Mahalo Hawai'i State Society!

Fa'afetai lava FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso; Viia le Atua i Mea Aupitoaluga - Glory to God to the Highest!!!
05/21/2019
First Samoan Congregational Christian Church-DMV

Fa'afetai lava FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso; Viia le Atua i Mea Aupitoaluga - Glory to God to the Highest!!!

🌴 Hope United Church of Christ 🌴
🌺 Luau Fundraiser 🌺

( Catering & Samoan Performances : FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu Mo Keriso Family )

VC : Roy N Pasi

🎶Background Music: WAYNO ~ Siva Samoa Mix 2K18🎶

Safe Travels to our 2019 American Samoa Close Up Group; thank you for representing American Samoa and God Bless!!!
05/10/2019

Safe Travels to our 2019 American Samoa Close Up Group; thank you for representing American Samoa and God Bless!!!

Late Post

Thank you Honorable Congresswoman Aumua Amata, Chief of Staff Leafaina Tavai Yahn & your awesome Staff, and the American Samoa Society of Washington D.C for the awesome feast we had yesterday. We are filled with gratitude for everything you continue to do for American Samoa and our people.

A Big Thank You to TASS for their annual participation at the APCN API Marian Pilgrimage supporting our Samoan Catholic ...
05/10/2019

A Big Thank You to TASS for their annual participation at the APCN API Marian Pilgrimage supporting our Samoan Catholic Community of Washington, D.C. Thank you Team!

What a Wonderful Easter Celebration at FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso – Grateful, Thankful & Blessed!!!
04/23/2019

What a Wonderful Easter Celebration at FSCCC-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso – Grateful, Thankful & Blessed!!!

FSCCC-DMV Sauniga Aso Sa Toe Tu
Easter Sunday Worship Service
Sunday School / Youth Ministry Easter Egg Hunt

2019 Wreaths Out Team: Sheila Lee, Kim Yerick, Angie Roberts, Upuese Galoia, Penn Morris, Oloie Alaimalo, Chief Ina Yahn...
01/21/2019

2019 Wreaths Out Team: Sheila Lee, Kim Yerick, Angie Roberts, Upuese Galoia, Penn Morris, Oloie Alaimalo, Chief Ina Yahn, Lomi Taala, Vaueli Taala, Nancy Glass & Isapela Coggins. You are one of the reasons behind our success. Thank you & God bless!!!

Every drop of your sweat will go towards building the foundation of someone else’s life. Thanks for working hard as a Vo...
01/21/2019

Every drop of your sweat will go towards building the foundation of someone else’s life. Thanks for working hard as a Volunteer…Kudos to The American Samoa Society of WDC & First Samoan Congregational Christian Church-DMV Tafatolu mo Keriso!!!

Thank you to the American Samoa Society of Washington D.C. and First Samoa Congregational Christian Church of Alexandria for supporting #WreathsOut today and honoring those who rest at Arlington National Cemetery. #HonorThem

(Photo courtesy Barbara Lewandrowski, Arlington National Cemetery)

…continued..What a whirlwind day, but that did not stop US from getting the job done! Once again, thank you all for your...
12/19/2018

…continued..What a whirlwind day, but that did not stop US from getting the job done! Once again, thank you all for your tremendous effort!!! We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!💕💕💕

More photos from todays Wreath Laying project!

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Talofa lava and Welcome to the American Samoa Society of Washington, D.C. Facebook. The American Samoa Society of Washington, D.C. was established in 1977 [July 2, 1977] by the Samoan Community living in Washington, D.C. and the Metropolitan area. The American Samoa Society is a Non Profit & Tax Exempt Organization under the IRS clause 501(c)4; and is a member of the National Conference of State Societies (NCSS). The National Conference of State Societies was chartered by Congress in 1952, and represents the various state and territorial societies in the National Capital Area. NCSS is the primary sponsor for the Cherry Blossom Princess Program in the National Cherry Blossom Festival, which takes place during spring time each year in the Nation's Capital. The Cherry Blossom Princess Program is a week-long program that offers cultural, educational and professional development opportunities for young women leaders, ages 19 through 24 from across the United States and around the world; including the selection of the U.S. Cherry Blossom Queen, to promote peaceful relations with Japan.

Join The American Samoa Society [TASS] and participate in community events, to give back to the community and make a difference in the DMV! Membership in TASS is open to anyone. Please email TASS for a membership form.

2020-2022 Executive Board: Isapela Coggins, President; Vaueli Taala, Vice President; Nancy Faasi’u Glass, Secretary/Historian; Kimiko Yerick, Treasurer

Address: P.O. Box 66484, Washington, D.C. 20035 Email: [email protected] | Tel: (202) 699-1256

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