Thursday, December 1, 2011

Updated - Asian American Appreciation Day - 2 days away!

December 1, 2011
4:30 p.m.  Fairfax, Va.

We are just two days away from our end-of-year Appreciation Day event! Join us as we honor leadership of all levels in the Commonwealth of Virginia. 

Join us for an Asian and Pacific Islander Feast, consisting of Chinese, Indian, Korean, Thai, and Vietnamese dishes for lunch, thanks to the contribution of Dr. Cindy Shao, AACC; Mr. Satish Korpe and Sant Gupta, IAFPE-VA; Mr. Wonhee Kang, Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington; Mr. Jay Chen, Asian Fortune, and Voice of Vietnamese Americans.
 
The event is free and open to the public.
 
We ask that attendees bring an item to contribute to care packages to be sent to U.S. troops abroad.
 

ASIAN AMERICAN APPRECIATION DAY
Hosted by Voice of Vietnamese Americans
Fairfax County Government Center
12000 Government Center Parkway, Fairfax, VA 22035
Saturday, December 3, 2011 – 10:00am - 3:00pm
Please bring an item to contribute to our care packagesto U.S. troops abroad.

Tentative Program

10:00 a.m.       Registration
10:30               Reception
                        Networking Hour. Jobs, organization andnonprofit booths open.  
11:00               Welcome Remarks, Introduction ofCommunity Leaders
11:10              
Honoring U.S. Senator Jim Webb
                        Keynote by Sen. Webb
                        Appreciation Award Presented to Sen. Webb
11:40               Honoring Chairman Sharon Bulova
                        Remarks by Chairman Bulova
                        Appreciation Award Presented to Chairman Bulova
12:00 p.m.       Honoring Congressman Gerry Connolly
                        Remarks by Congressman Connolly
                        Appreciation AwardPresented to Congressman Connolly

12:30               Lunch
1:30                 Presentation of Appreciation Awards and Recognition Awards         
                   
2:30                 Closing Remarks
                        Group Pictures
3:00 p.m.         Adjourn

The recognition and appreciation awards will be held in the Board Auditorium
The reception will be held in the Forum Circle.

If you have any questions, please email voice.vietnameseamericans26@gmail.com.
If you a member of the newsmedia, please email Vel Hernandez at veleh1025@gmail.com.All media personnel must show credentials and sign in at the event.

Award Honorees

Congressional Leaders:
Leader in Foreign Affairs:
The Honorable Jim Webb, U.S. Senator from Virginia
Leader in Jobs and Economic Development:
The Honorable Mark Warner, U.S. Senator from Virginia
Leader in Health Care and Education:
The Honorable Gerry Connolly, U.S. Congressman from Virginia
Leader in Human Rights Advocacy:
The Honorable Frank Wolf, U.S. Congressman from Virginia

Cultural and Diversity Leader:
Reme Grefalda, the Library of Congress, Asian Division, APA Collection                   

Legislative Leaders in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
The Honorable Janet Howell, State Senator (VA-32)
The Honorable Vivian Watts, State Delegate (VA-39)
The Honorable Mark Keam, State Delegate (VA-35)

Best County Management Leader in the Commonwealth of Virginia:
The Honorable Sharon Bulova, Chairman of Fairfax County Board of Supervisors

Mason District Best Leader:
Supervisor Penelope A. Gross
Business Leaders:  
Asian American Chamber of Commerce
 Asian Real Estate Association of America, DC Metro Chapter

Education Leaders:
Ilryong Moon, Member of Fairfax County School Board, At-Large
Sandy Evans, Member of Fairfax County School Board, Mason District

 Public Safety Leader:
Tony Pham, General Counsel, Richmond City Sheriff’s Office

 Youth Training Leader:
 The Vietnamese Youth Education Association
 
Advocacy Leaders:  
Christine Chen - APIA Vote
Kevin Simowitz - Virginia Organizing
Vel Hernandez - Voice of Vietnamese Americans


Please bring an item to contribute to our care packages for our troops abroad.
 

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