On the 13th of March, 1997, the first meeting of FCB officers was held. In a thanksgiving mass on April 11, 1997, the newly-elected officers were sworn into office by Mgr. Torbjørn Olsen. The president, Concepcion Balagat wrote a letter to the then Bishop of Tromsø, Rev. Gehard Goebel informing him that the Filipino catholics in Bodø created a duly organized Filipino organization. At the beginning, FCB was a religious organization as the majority of the members were Roman Catholics. Several activities were conducted from then on like the excursion to Gietvågen to celebrate the Philippine Independence Day, Christmas Party, Costume Party, Rosary, Retreats, Flores de Mayo, Ski-Day and many others. The get-togethers of Filipinos in Bodø became livelier and organized under FCB. The formalization of Filipino Community in Bodø was taken positively by the Filipinos in the area with their active participation in every activity and the increase in membership year after year.