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                BAUK - A Brief History

                    In 1993, a group of like-minded individuals decided to formally form an organisation which would
                    unite the Batanguenos in the UK and provide them with an outlet for fellowships, socials, and
                    sporting activities.  Chosen to lead the fledgling association during its formative period was
                    Julian "Jun" Masilungan of Rosario.

                    The first activities of the association were a couple of parties to introduce the Batangas Association UK
                    to the Filipino community and recruit members.  After BAUK was firmly established in the London
                    community, an outreach program for our less fortunate kababayans back in Batangas was launched. 
                    To fund these various projects, the very 1st Dinner and Dance was held at the London Marriott Hotel
                    on October, 1994.

                    This annual affair has become the main source of income for the association and on the 28th of
                    September 2007, we will be holding our 14th dinner and dance.  In addition to the formal dinner and
                    dance, BAUK also has the annual Easter Family Gathering and for 2007, it will be held on the 28th of
                    April at the Kensal Community Centre. 

                    During the summer of 2005, the very first UK Batangas Day was launched at the Sion Manning Hall
                    wherein members and non-members were invited to an afternoon of food, fun, games, entertainment,
                    and the chance to buy goods from Batangas.

                    Through the years, BAUK has sent books and funds for desks, tables, and repairs to public schools in
                    the province.  It has also organised a medical mission which distributed medicines to remote areas,
                    immunisation for the elderly and donated medical equipment to local clinics.  An ongoing activity is the
                    Alay Pasko wherein food hampers are distributed to our indigent kababayans. 

                    BAUK has decided to adopt the Bahay Ampunan Foundation, Inc which is located in the city of Tanauan. 
                    It is a home for the homeless elderly from all over the Philippines.  We recently completed the construction
                    of the Bahay's perimeter fence which will provide security and protection to the elderly.  We have also
                    donated money and goods for the upkeep of the Bahay.

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