Filipino American Historical Society

Get Involved

There are many ways to support FANHS and its mission to preserve and share Filipino American history. From volunteer work to financial contributions to active member participation - opportunities abound.



Order Form - PDF

FANHS welcomes and invites all members of the public to join our organization - from adolescents to senior citizens. Annual membership is based on the calendar year. New members who join during the 4th quarter of a given year will be deemed paid-up members through December of the following year. Formerly paid members whose annual membership dues have lapsed, may be reinstated at any time upon full payment of their lapsed dues. Such payment will reinstate active membership for the year in which the payment is made.

*2019 Early Sign-Up Advantage: New members and formerly paid members who join or renew their memberships by June 30, 2019 will receive the added benefit of a 10% discount on all FANHS Sonoma-sponsored event admission fees, and all chapter merchandise.


Member benefits include:

  • Advance notice of special events

  • Opportunities to learn more about Filipino American history in a fun and social environment

  • Ten percent discount on FANHS Sonoma sponsored event admission fees, and all chapter merchandise.


Meetings are held at different locations and remotely. Please check the website regularly for future announcements with details. Each meeting combines business with socializing and fun, and usually includes the following agenda items:

  • general business

  • potluck lunch

  • occasional raffle drawings

  • occasional film viewing or other historical highlights

  • occasional guest speakers

Monetary Donations

Donations, large and small, are very much appreciated. And because FANHS is a 501 3 ( c ) non-profit, they are tax deductible as well. Contributions may be used for FANHS' general operating expense, or, donors may designate specific projects or events that they wish to help fund. To donate, please mail check or money order to:

FANHS of Sonoma County
18229 Railroad Avenue
Sonoma, CA 95476

FANHS Wish List

Equipment and supplies are needed to support ongoing historical preservation work, as well as educational and cultural endeavors. We are currently in need of the following:

Equipment (new or used in good working condition):

  • Laptop computer or tablet

  • Portable flash drives

  • Portable podium or lectern

  • Microphone with portable PA system

  • Microphone stand

  • Lavalier microphone with windscreen

  • Lighting umbrella

  • External hard drive, 80 GB or more



  • DVD bubble or cardboard mailer envelopes

  • Printer paper

  • Postage stamps

  • Envelopes (business size or manila)

Donations of this type are tax deductible subject to IRS rules, and are another way for FANHS supporters to contribute to the preservation of local history.


Sponsorship opportunities are frequently available for special events held throughout the year. FANHS sponsors enjoy creative marketing opportunities and broad exposure to a wide cross section of local markets including educators, historians, artists, cultural organizations and a diverse Filipino American community. Meanwhile, interested parties may direct inquiries to fanhs.sonomacounty@gmail.comor visit or CONTACT US page.


Advertising opportunities may be offered from time to time for special event publications in print or online formats. For more information, please direct inquiries to or visit our CONTACT US page.

Volunteer Opportunities

Whether you're a history buff, inspired to learn more about your ancestry, or simply want to lend your time and talent to a worthy organization, we welcome you! Volunteers are needed for:

  • Publications

  • Graphics design

  • Fundraising

  • Marketing

  • Event planning

  • Digital media production

  • Photography

  • Historical project research and archiving

  • Transcription

  • Project teams - Team players of all levels are frequently needed for FANHS special projects

Any amount of time that can be volunteered is always welcome.

Internships for Academic Credit

Periodically, our organization may collaborate with educational institutions and corporations to offer internships or the opportunity to earn academic credits to students.