News & Events
2014 APCA National Award Banquet
The APCA Midwest Chapter is proud to be the hosting chapter of the 2014 APCA National Award Banquet at Cai Fine Dining and Banquet in Chicago, IL. The banquet will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 5:30pm. You are cordially invited to attend this wonderful event. The theme for this year's event is "Inspiring Fusion". The APCA National Banquet recognizes and honors the recipients of the Corporate Leadership Award, Outstanding Member Award, and Community Leadership Award.
Proceeds from our banquet will benefit our APCA National Scholarship Fund. Our goal is to raise a total of $50,000 or more for the National Scholarship Fund! Please review the attached documents to learn more about APCA National Award Banquet and reach out to anyone who might be interested in becoming a sponsor in your respect region for our signature event. All donors will be recognized at our event. The money will go a long way in helping us reach our lofty goal in funding our APCA National Scholarship Program for 2015! REGISTER HERE
2014 APCA Scholarship
The results for the 2014 program are published here
Please join us in congratulating our 2014 APCA Scholars. Their academic, community and personal achievements in making a difference in our community were truly amazing and inspiring. On behalf of APCA and all of our scholarship program volunteers, we wish them all the best as they pursue their educational goals.
APCA Nor Cal: CAAMFest 2014 Mar 13-23th
APCA Northern California is thrilled to be a supporting partner of CAAMFest 2014, a festival celebrating Asian and Asian American cinema. The Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) holds the nation’s largest International Asian Film Festival and reflects the diversity and creativity of the many cultures in communities of not only the San Francisco Bay Area, but throughout the world in film, television, food, music, and digital media.
APCA Northern California will announce the 2 winners of this year’s first APCA Student Film Award and a $1000 scholarship grant during the Centerpiece screening of American Revolution at 6:30p.m. Sunday, March 16th. This film award recognizes promising voices in Asian and Asian American media and is presented to a college student that exemplifies the voice of a new generation.
Date: March 13 - 23, 2014
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco, CA
Co-Presented by: APCA in partnership with CAAM.
Purchase tickets: Purchase tickets online here
For more information on this year’s CAAMFest click here
2014 APCA Atlanta Chapter Lunar New Year Banquet
Please join us for a Year of the Horse New Year Celebration!
We will have dinner, great entertainment, prizes and surprises.
For additional details read here.
APCA Supports Typhoon Haiyan Victims $2K Donated with $3K More to be Matched
The AT&T Insider article stated,
As many as 10,000 people are feared dead and more than 4 million others may be affected by what is being called the strongest storm in recorded history. We arere lending a hand and you can help. That is the AT&T way!
APCA is doing its share and helping with the disaster recovery efforts. Our organization is donating $2,000 and will match up to $3,000 of additional donations made through this PayPal link.
Donations will be given to the Red Cross for distribution in the region.
APCA hopes those affected by the typhoon are safe and well. Our hearts go out to all the families affected by this disaster.
APCA Executive Council & APCA National Board
APCA Annual Awards Banquet in Houston
Please save the date on your calendars for the upcoming 2013 APCA National Awards Banquet. This is the primary annual scholarship fundraising event that is rotated among the various APCA Chapters across the country. Hosting chapters in the past included Bedminster, NJ, Dallas in 2011, Northern California, 2010 and Atlanta 2009. This year we are excited and honored that the Houston Chapter will be hosting the 2013 APCA National Awards Banquet this Fall.
The 2013 APCA National Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, October 26, 2013, at the Hilton Houston Westchase in Houston, TX.
Please join us to congratulate our 2013 APCA National Awards Recipients:
Stephen Sitton, Regional President, Southeast Region
June Tom, Lead Financial Analyst, AT&T Wholesale Solutions
Eve Ruhlman, President, Texas Dragon Boat Association
View Awards Banquet page
APCA Nor Cal: CAAMFest San Jose Aug 16-18th
APCA is also a co-presenter of the film Crocodile in the Yangtze. A rare behind-the-scenes look at China’s Internet revolution, Crocodile in the Yangtze, follows China’s first Internet entrepreneur and former English teacher, Jack Ma, as he battles US giant eBay on the way to building China’s first global Internet company, Alibaba Group. An independent memoir written, directed and produced by Porter Erisman – an American who worked in Ma’s company for eight years, Crocodile in the Yangtze captures the emotional ups and downs of life in a Chinese Internet start-up at a time when the Internet brought China face-to-face with the West. The film is scheduled to close out CAAMFest San Jose on Sunday, August 18th at 7 pm at Camera 3 Cinema. The film’s director Porter Erisman will be in attendance at the screening.
Date: Sunday, August 18th
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Camera 3 Cinema in downtown San Jose 288 S. Second Street, San Jose, CA
Co-Presented by: APCA in partnership with CAAM.
Purchase tickets: Purchase tickets online here
CAAMFest San Jose tickets and passes:
General Admission tickets (all other screenings):
$12 (General Public)
$11 (Students, Seniors (65+) and disabled adults)
$10 (CAAM Members, San Jose Museum of Art Members).
Opening Night Film and Party:
All Opening Night Film and Party tickets are $35 (General Public), $30 (CAAM, SJMA Members)
Opening Night Film Only and Party Only tickets ($20)
All Access Passes
$100 (General Admission)
$80 (CAAM Members)
For more information on this year’s CAAMFest San Jose and other film screenings, visit CAAMFest San Jose.
APCA Atlanta Chapter 2013 Asian Heritage Festival Passport to Asia
The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) Atlanta chapter held the widely attended Passport to Asia Asian Heritage Festival Program on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in recognition and celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Awareness Month. The festival attracted more than 500 attendees and over 200 volunteers and performers.
Video of 2013 Lunar New Year Banquet- Atlanta Chapter
Atlanta 2013 Lunar New Year Banquet was held on Friday February 22, 2013. Proceeds from the banquet supported APCA Georgia Scholarship Program benefitting 24 local Georgia students.
View video here
Michael Mau from CIA Presented the "Challenges in Middle Management"
On Thursday, June 6, AT&T hosted a networking event and welcomed Michael Mau of the CIA Community Outreach division, to speak about succeeding in Middle Management. The APCA (Asian and Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement), NAAAP (National Association of Asian American Professionals) Atlanta, and the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), jointly sponsored the event, which was held at the AT&T Lenox Park campus. Seventy employees from AT&T, Social Security, Coca Cola, the Department of Labor, among others, attended. Read more
APCA Atlanta Chapter Supports the Pilot Club of Atlanta
On Saturday 05/18/2013 APCA members attended the Pilot Club of Atlanta Fashion Show. The Pilot Club of Atlanta Fashion Show fundraiser was a success. Thanks for the financial contributions of APCA. An overall amount of $2000.00 was donated to the Atlanta Police Department. Read more
APCA Atlanta Chapter 2013 Asian Heritage Festival Passport to Asia
The Asian Pacific Islanders for Professional and Community Advancement (APCA) Atlanta chapter held the widely attended Passport to Asia Asian Heritage Festival Program on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 in recognition and celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Awareness Month. The festival attracted more than 500 attendees and over 200 volunteers and performers. Read more
APCA Atlanta Chapter Local Scholarship Program
APCA Scholarship is the flagship program of APCA. In the past, the program only issued national scholarships to the top students selected from the national pool of applicants. In response to the request from Atlanta and Northern California Chapters, a local scholarship trial was introduced into the program this year. Five chapters participated in the trial, helping to increase the total amount of scholarship awarded to $73,000 from $20,000 in 2012. Led by Jackson Ku and Eric Hoang, Atlanta Chapter did an amazing job raising fund for the Georgia local scholarship program and contributed $24,000 to the local scholarship fund.
As the result, 24 graduating high school seniors received the first ever APCA Georgia Scholarship at $1,000 apiece for their impressive academic, community and personal achievements while making a difference in their community. Eight APCA Georgia Scholars attended the Asian Heritage Festival at the beautiful AT&T Lenox Park Campus organized by Atlanta Chapter on 5/21, representing incoming freshmen at Georgia Technology Institute, Northwestern University, Washington University, Emory University and others. One of the scholars, Sherilyn Queen drove four hours with her friend to the festival from Vodasta, GA!
Health & Wellness - Hepatitis B & Liver Cancer
APCA values you as a member. As part of our Health and Wellness initiative, we are sharing information about Hepatitis B so that you are aware of the likelihood the infection can have on Asians. One in 12 Asian Americans have the Hepatitis B and do not know it; untreated, Hepatitis B can cause fatal liver disease leading to liver cancer. Do not be a statistic; take the assessment to determine if you are at risk, and if so, have your doctor do a one-time blood test screening to determine if you are free of the infection. Get yourself vaccinated. For more information, please read the attached Knowing Hepatitis Fact Sheet
2013 APCA Scholarship
The results for the 2013 program are published at http://apca-att.org/scholarship.html
Please join us in congratulating our 2013 APCA Scholars. Their academic, community and personal achievements in making a difference in our community were truly amazing and inspiring. On behalf of APCA and all of our scholarship program volunteers, we wish them all the best as they pursue their educational goals.
Asian Heritage Festival - Atlanta Chapter
Come out and join us for the Asian Heritage Festival on Tuesday May 21, 2013.
Enjoy Authentic Asian dishes, Traditional Cultural Dancers, Martial Arts Demonstration, Fashion Show and much more…
AT&T Lenox Campus
1025 Lenox Park Blvd. NE
Atlanta, Ga. 30319
Time: 11:30am - 1:30pm
Additional details on T-space (Internal AT&T Only)
Contact: Jonathan Lin (JL291D) 404-986-1394
Proceeds from this event will support: Center for Pan Asian Community Services (CPACS) and Raksha
2013 Lunar New Year Luncheon & Dinner - Northern Calif Chapter
It is that time of year again where we kick-off our 2013 celebrating the New Lunar Year. Based on the Lunar Calendar, the year is 4711; the year of the Snake.
Did you know that the Lunar New Year is celebrated across the world, including China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Cambodia, Korea, Bali, most in Japan, and in many more countries? Of course, here in the U.S., many Asian Americans continue the tradition as part of our cultural heritage and celebration. In the festive spirit of tasting great food, and having some fun, APCA is hosting our very own New Lunar Celebration here in Northern California.
The Great Eastern Restaurant
649 Jackson Street, San Francisco
Tuesday, February 19 11:30 to 1p.m (Luncheon)
Cost: $25 (APCA); $28 (non-members)
RSVP: Register here
Contact: Rikki Torres (jt1748) 415-644-7421
800 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento
Thursday, February 28 6 to 8p.m. (Dinner)
$22 in advance; $25 the night of the event
Contact: Cathleen Branich (cb1587) 916-600-1916
Three Brothers from China Restaurant
2211 San Ramon Valley Blvd, San Ramon
Friday, February 22 11:30 to 1p.m. (Luncheon)
Cost: $15 (APCA); $20 (non-members)
RSVP: Register here
Contact: Liaqat Ali (la4313) 925-901-9204
2013 Lunar New Year Banquet- Atlanta Chapter
Come out and join us for the 2013 Lunar New Year Banquet on Friday February 22, 2013.
Enjoy a mouthwatering 7 course dinner, prizes, outstanding entertainment and a great night to network. This event is sure to surpass any and all expectations.
Happy Valley Family Restaurant
5495 Jimmy Carter Blvd.
Norcross, GA 30094
Time: Registration 6:30 Dinner/Awards: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Steven Sitton, Southeast Region President- AT&T Mobility
Courtney Lewis Enslow, Vice President- AT&T Business Solutions
Reserve your spot today for this great night of entertainment. Click flyer for additional details.
Contact: Tri Phan (404) 219-8068, email: Tri.Phan@att.com
Proceeds from the banquet will support APCA Georgia Scholarship Program.
APCA Houston Senior Luncheon
ACPA Houston recently participated in a Holiday
Senior Luncheon where APCA volunteers assisted in serving food to local
seniors. Local businessmen and businesswomen, politicians, including Houston
Council Member Brad Bradford (pictured), and military service members were also
in attendance. APCA Houston volunteers included Marie Le, Meera Kapur, Bobby
LaSaint, Jr., and Mai Perez. Thank you to the volunteers that helped make this
a successful and memorable event for everyone!
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2012 APCA National Awards Banquet rescheduled Friday Jan 18, 2013
Message from NNJ Chapter President
Thank you for your well wishes and your support of this event. The National Awards Banquet has been rescheduled for Friday Jan 18, 2013.
Please cascade this to others you know who were planning to attend.
APCA Northern New Jersey
2012 APCA National Awards Banquet to be held
Nov 2nd [Friday Jan 18, 2013] in New Jersey Please save the date on your calendars for the upcoming 2012 APCA National Awards Banquet. This is the APCA’s primary annual scholarship fundraising event that is rotated among the various APCA Chapters across the country. Hosting chapters in the past included Dallas in 2011, Northern California, 2010 and Atlanta 2009. This year we are excited and honored that the Northern New Jersey Chapter will be hosting the 2012 APCA National Awards Banquet this Fall.
The 2012 APCA National Awards Banquet will be held on
Friday November 2nd, 5:30pm-9:30pm [Friday Jan 18, 2013], at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ, with tours of AT&T’s nearby world-class GNOC (Global Network Operations Center) available from 4pm.
The Keynote Speaker will be Esther Lee, SVP, AT&T Brand Marketing & Advertising and Angie Tang, Executive Director of Committee of 100; the MC will be Richard Lui from MSNBC.
Please join us to congratulate our 2012 APCA National Awards Recipients:
Ebrahim Keshavarz, VP – AT&T Small Business Product Management
Damon Wei, Director – AT&T Business Marketing
Bonnie Wong, President, Founder - Asian Women in Business
Click here for more information
For more info contact:
Vinay Kundaje, Banquet Co-Chair and Chapter Vice President//2012.11.16//
Anna Kay Rice, Banquet Co-Chair and Chapter Communications Officer
Larry Uno, APCA Northern NJ Chapter President
APCA DFW Annual Dragon Boat, Kite & Lantern Festival
The Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite & Lantern Festival was held
on Sunday, May 20th, at Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas, This was our third year
participating in the event. The festival featured kite flying and dragon boat races,
cultural performances, a lantern festival, plus traditional Asian food, arts
and crafts and educational activities.
Kite were originally used for communication in battle, kites
were invented in China about 2,000 years ago. In the 12th century, kite making
spread to the West. As the handicraft of making kites developed in China, local
and traditional Chinese culture combined to produce beautiful kites depicting
fairy tales, flowers, birds and other animals. Contests testing the
craftsmanship and kite flying skills have been held in China for thousands of years.
The Chinese lantern was the first historically documented
portable light in the world. Lanterns are displayed at the Chinese New Year
Festival and the August Moon Festival. They are made in many shapes and sizes
from small and simple spheres to intricate designs with portraits of historical
figures, pictures of legends and landscapes and beautiful calligraphy. At the 2011 Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite & Lantern
Festival our Paddle Happy Team finished 3rd in their division, and this year changing their name to The Blazing Paddles finished 1st in
their division adding another trophy to the APCA ERG case in the Concourse of
The Whitacre Tower! View the photo album. //2012.06.21//
APCA Southern California Dragon Boat Racing
Dragon Boat racing is an ancient Chinese tradition that is popular internationally to this day. It involves keen coordination, focus, and strength. Join the SoCal Dragon Boat tam for fun, health, and networking because Your Health Matters. View the PowerPoint or check out our blogspot page. //2012.05.21//
APCA St. Louis Chapter Gateway 180 Project
Along with members
from local chapters of five other AT&T ERGs and Pioneers, APCA St. Louis
Chapter members participated in the Gateway 180 Project on 1/28/2012, the first ever combined ERG community service
project in St. Louis. Gateway 180: Homelessness Reversed is
a valuable resource for women and children experiencing the unimaginable burden
of homelessness. They provide safe, nurturing emergency shelter services
designed to get families into transitional or permanent homes in under 30 days.
AT&T volunteers adopted three rooms and a hallway to paint and redecorate
in order to make the residence more uplifting for its temporary residents. The
project was well-planned and beautifully executed, exceeding everyone's
expectation. The story
made into the local newspaper. You can view event photos here. //2012.01.28//
APCA Northern California Chapter's first Holiday Food Basket Drive
is benefitting twenty-four families currently participating in
Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center's permanent housing program.Read more.
APCA Northern California at CAAEN Leadership Summit
APCA Northern California Chapter members helped plan and also attended the CAAEN Leadership Summit hosted by
IBM on Nov. 4, 2011 in San Jose. More than 35 CAAEN ERG leaders, sponsors, and HR managers shared best practices,
discussed leadership and organization effectiveness, and provided input to next year