17. April 2013 12:29
As the new President of the APAPA Sacramento Chapter, I look forward to personally meeting and working with each and every one of you. I will continue our chapter’s long history of working collaboratively with partner organizations in the community and look for ways to expand upon it. I will also continue to maintain and build upon the close relationships we have built with our area’s elected officials; we greatly appreciate the openness and willingness they have shown to engage with our community and support APAPA events. Also, as always, all of the work that APAPA does could not take place without the generous support of our sponsors and I will make sure that we continue to show our appreciation and recognize their importance to our organization.
The dedication and commitment of all of our members---all of you---is absolutely amazing and rest assured that I am well aware of the important role you have played and will continue to play in APAPA’s success. My door is always open for your input and your volunteer efforts are always appreciated! I look forward to growing APAPA and taking the organization to the next level. As someone who has worked in sales and business development for the past 20 years, I know that the key to APAPA’s growth lies in its members. We need your help to spread the word about APAPA by inviting friends, colleagues, and family to APAPA events. We also ask that you actively engage with us on APAPA’s social media sites---social media is a quick and easy way that you can help us expand our reach exponentially. If each of our members connected with us on social media and shared our content regularly we could literally ‘click our way to the Capitol.’
Information about immigration reform is all over the news recently. APAPA will be holding a Town Hall to help educate and mobilize our community members. We need every member actively participating in this because the stakes are very high for us as nearly 40% of all immigrants to the US come from Asia. There is an urgent need to make sure that API voices are heard and considered as an integral part of this reform because out of the 13.5 million Asian Americans currently living in the United States, 8.7 million immigrated to the US. Of particular concern to the API community are proposals that would eliminate certain categories of family-based immigration. To put these proposals in perspective, if they had been implemented 30 years ago neither I nor my parents nor many of my aunts, uncles and cousins…all of whom are now positively contributing to the US as small business owners, pharmacists, doctors, engineers, etc…would have been allowed to immigrate to the US.
On a lighter note, we are having our annual membership drive and BBQ on June 29th at the Yin Ranch. Over 500 members attended last year and this year’s event will be even better! This is a great opportunity for our elected officials, donors, and members to bring their family and friends to socialize in a relaxed atmosphere. This year’s event is Hawaiian themed and it’s a gathering that you won’t want to miss!
Thanks again for all your support!
3. July 2012 13:21
You are cordially invited to attend the
Annual Membership Drive/BBQ
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Free with Paid Membership
6319 Pleasants Valley Road
Vacaville, CA 95688
(Drive thru open gate at Pleasants Valley & Foothill Road)
Join us for dinner, fun, and square dancing led by the
Vaca Valley Ramblers
To RSVP or for more information:
APAPA National Headquarters
Please click on the link below for PDF flyer:
Annual_Drive_Flyer.pdf (263.50 kb)
13. June 2012 10:41
The Annual Membership Drive will be held on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at the Yin Ranch in Vacaville. Come enjoy great BBQ food, fun entertainment and the opportunity to meet new friends and learn more about APAPA. Volunteer opportunities are available. For more information, please contact APAPA National Headquarters, (916) 928-9988, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.