East-West Center Association
Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports
3rd Quarter Chapter Reports (August-October 2017)
Thank you to seventeen Chapters who submitted their third-quarter reports for 2017. Your submissions help us and others to know how active the Chapters are, and to show your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter: 1) APLP (Melissa Pawneshing); 2) ASDP (Dona M. Cady); 3) Bangladesh (Ekramul Ahsan); 4) Hawaii (Carl Hefner); 5) Hong Kong (Glen Shive); 6) Indonesia (Mr. Irwansyah); 7) Kansai (Yumiko Okamoto); 8) Nagoya (Mamoru Tsukada); 9) Tokyo (Kazuhiko Takemoto); 10) Malaysia (Gan Siowck Lee); 11) Nepal (Nirendra Maske); 12) Okinawa (Kiyoshi Nakachi); 13) Philippines (Ramon Clarete); 14) Seoul (Won Nyon Kim); 15) Singapore (Alice Seng Seok Hoon); 16) Southern California (Claire Langham); 17) Taiwan (Frank L. Hung).
Submitted by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
East-West Center Association Executive Board at the EWC/EWCA International Conference, Manila, January 2016
As EWCA Executive Vice President for Chapter Development, I am pleased to present the following reports. Twenty-one chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
QUARTERLY REPORTS: EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (7/17/2014)
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: Estrella Besinga Sybinsky, VP CHAPTERS
Thank you, especially to the nineteen chapters for responding to the call for chapter reports and congratulations on all your noteworthy community outreach activities and scholarly and research collaborations. You all make the EWCA proud.
The following chapters and chapter leaders responded: 1) APLP (Vinh Ho) 2) ASDP (Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen) 3) Bali (Anak Agung Muninjaya) 4) Brisbane (Iraphne Childs) 5) Chandigarh (Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal) 6) Faisalabad (Muhammad Ibrahim) 7 )Kansai (Seiko Furuhashi) 8) Korea (Jeong Taik Lee) 9) Lahore (Arfa Zehra) 10) Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith) 11) Latin America (Laura Viana) 12) Mumbai (Sarosh Bana) 13) Nepal (Nirendra Maske) 14) Okinawa (Keiko Yamazato) 15) Philippines (Pauline Bautista) 16) Singapore (Alice Seok Hoon Seng) 17) Sri Lanka (Rajapaksha Harshini de Silva) 18) Taiwan (Nora Chiang) 19) Tokyo (Yasukata Yano)
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
QUARTERLY REPORTS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (10/17/13)
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Estrella Besinga Subinsky, VP Chapters
ALOHA TO OUR US & INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS! This report comes to you amidst a general anxiety backdrop currently preoccupying American societal discourse over our seemingly divided United States government. We keep optimism alive however, hopeful that a creative resolution to the impasse between our political leaders and parties will soon be resolved (preferably before our EWCA Executive Board meeting scheduled on October 17th!). MAHALO TO OUR CHAPTER LEADERS for your positive response to the call for chapter reports. As always, your reports are sincerely appreciated.
The followings chapters & chapter leaders responded: 1) ASDP Chapter (Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen) 2) Bangladesh Chapter (Abu Ekramul Ahsan) 3) Southern CA Chapter (Claire Langham Richmond) 4) Chennai Chapter (Sonna Belliappa Pemanda) 5) Faisalabad Pakistan Chapter (Muhammad Ibrahim) 6) Jakarta Indonesia (Irwansyah) 7) Lahore Pakistan Chapter (Arfa Sayeda Zehra) 8) Laos Chapter (Chantavong Saignasith) 9) Malaysia Chapter (Gan Siowck Lee) 10) Mumbai India (Sarosh Bana) 11) Myanmar Chapter (U Thein Lwin) 12) Nepal Chapter (Nirendra Maske) 13) Okinawa Chapter (Keiko Yamazato) 14) Philippine Chapter (Ramon Clarete/ Pauline Bautista) 15) Singapore Chapter (Alice Seng Seok Hoon) 16) Taipei Chapter (Yu-Jen Kao) 17) Tokyo Chapter (Yasukata Yano) 18) Washington D.C. Chapter (Jacob Dowd). 19) Hawaii Chapter (Carl Hefner).
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
QUARTERLY REPORTS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING ON APRIL 18, 2013
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Estrella Besinga Sybinsky
ALOHA TO ALL OF OUR US AND INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS!
For all of the chapters that responded, we extend our deep appreciation for your chapter responses. We continue to have faith that other chapters will soon follow with their reports for the next Quarterly Executive Board Meeting.
The following chapters and chapter leaders responded: 1) ASDP Chapter (Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen) 2) Bali Chapter (Anak Agung Gde Muninjaya) 3) Brisbane & Virtual Australia (Iraphne Childs, Leader & Karen Reid Nunan, Secretary)) 4) Hanoi Chapter (Hoang Hoe) 5) Hawaii Chapter (Carl Hefner) 6) Lahore Chapter (Arfa Zehra) 7) Laos Chapter (Chantavong Saignasith) 8) Mumbai Chapter (Sarosh Bana) 9) Nepal (Nirendra Maske) 10) Okinawa Chapter (Keiko Yamazato) 11) Philippines Chapter (Ramon Clarete and Pauline Bautista) 12) Singapore Chapter (Seng Seok Hoon) 13) Southern CA Chapter (Claire Langham Richmond) 14) Tokyo Chapter (Yasukata Yano (current) & Shigeo Tonoike (past)) 15) Washington D.C. Chapter (Jacob Dowd). Continue reading
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, EWCA
QUARTERLY REPORTS FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (7/21/2011) RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY
ESTRELLA BESINGA SYBINSKY, VP FOR CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT
Aloha and mahalo to the 15 chapters that responded to the call for quarterly reports! A big mahalo also to the chapters that enthusiastically embraced the alumni chapter collaboration suggestion and to their members, who contributed and will continue to generously support the EWC foundation’s endowment student scholarship fundraising goal in the near future. Thank you for your very much appreciated gift.
The following Chapter Leaders reported on their chapter activities for this quarter:
1) APLP (Caitlin Wyndham), 2) Arizona (Michelle Marion), 3) ASDP (Jessica Sheetz-Nguyen), 4) Brisbane (Karen Nunan/Iraphne Childs), 5) Chennai (P. Subramaniyam), 6) Hawai’i (Carl Hefner), 7) Kansai (Seiko Furuhashi), 8_) Korea (Jeong Taik Lee), 9) Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith), 10) Malaysia (Gan Siowck Lee), 11) Myanmar (U Maung Maung), 12) Nepal (Nirendra Maske), 13) Singapore (Alice Seng-Seok Hoon), 14) Sri Lanka (G.B.A Fernando/W.A. Siriwardena), 15) Tokyo (Shigeo Tonoike).
Calvert Johnson (Photo Credit: The Santa Barbara Independent)
Calvert (Cal) Johnson (ASDP 00) is a talented musician who records and performs East Asian Organ and Harpsichord Music (mainly Japanese, South Korean, Chinese — including Taiwan and Hong Kong, as well as composers from those countries who live in Europe and North America). He is the Charles A. Dana Professor Emeritus of Music and College Organist at Agnes Scott College (Decatur, GA), where he serves as chair of the music department and teaches organ, harpsichord, sacred music, and women in music.
Cal was recently quoted in May 2011 in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal (Asia Edition). The op-ed author, Lee Lawrence asks why there is so little interest in local organ composers in Japan, even though the country produces great organists. You can read the article here.
Cal was touring Japan earlier this 2001 but the tour was truncated in the wake of the March earthquake. This article was serendipitously published two days before he played a recital at Rikkyo University in Japan.