After enjoying a brunch hosted by Tsue and Jerry Ostermann, Richard Vuylsteke described his first 16 months at the East-West Center. Tsue said, “We feel very encouraged to learn that Richard’s vision for the Center puts more emphasis on the student programs” and made an appeal for everyone to think of ways that the chapter can become more active.
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE: EWCA
QUARTERLY REPORTS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (4/19-4/20/2012)
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY ESTRELLA BESINGA SYBINSKY
I am happy to inform the Executive Board that nineteen chapters responded to the call for Chapter Quarterly Reports for our April, 2012 meeting. Though some chapters have not had much to report for this quarter, we continue to thank you for your response.
The following chapters submitted their quarterly report: 1) Bangladesh Chapter (Abu A.M. Ekramul Ahsan) 2) Beijing Chapter (Pan Zhongming) 3) Brisbane Chapter (Iraphne Childs) 4) Chicago Chapter (Pam Drymiller) 5) Faisalabad Chapter (Muhammad Ibrahim) 6) Hanoi Chapter (Hoang Hoe)
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, EWCAA
QUARTERLY REPORTS FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (1/20-21/2011) RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, ESTRELLA BESINGA SYBINSKY
I am pleased to announce that the number of chapters responding to the call for quarterly reports almost tripled for our January 20-21/ 2011 Executive Board meeting. Whereas eight (8) chapters responded back in October 2010, currently twenty chapters sent in their reports.
The following chapters submitted their quarterly reports: 1) Arizona (Michelle Marion), 2) ASDP (David Jones), 3) Brisbane (Karen Nunan), 4) Chennai (P. Subramaniyam), 5) Chicago (Pam Drymiller), 6) Hawaii (Carl Hefner), 7) Hyderabad (E. Nageswara Rao), 8 ) Jakarta (Nasti Reksadiputro), 9) Kathmandu (Nirendra Maske), 10) Kansai (Seiko Furuhashi), 11) Karachi (Aziz Husain), 12) Korea (Jeong Taik Lee), 13) Lahore (Arfa Zehra), 14) Malaysia (Gan Siowck Lee), 15) Mumbai (Sarosh Bana), 16) Ontario (Jonathan Jacobs), 17) Singapore (Seok Hoon Seng), 18) Sri Lanka (W.A. Siriwardena/GBA Fernando), 19) Taiwan (Tien-en Kao) 20) Washington DC Capital Region Chapter (Mary Jo Furgal).
The East-West Center Association (EWCA) represents the 55,000 individuals who have participated in East-West Center programs since it was established in 1960. EWCA provides many programs and services for its members throughout Asia, the Pacific, and the United States. These services and programs are designed to support the Center’s mission to help build an Asia Pacific Community and to extend the outreach of the East-West Center.
There are nearly 50 East-West Center Association (EWCA) chapters throughout Asia Pacific and the United States. The goal of each chapter is to support the Center by broadening its outreach throughout the region. Chapters facilitate professional networking through a variety of activities including informal get-togethers, seminars, lectures, and workshops. Chapters also support the Center by helping to recruit qualified participants for Center programs, increasing awareness of the Center, and carrying our community service projects.
In November 2009, we received a series of reports from more than a dozen of EWCA Chapters, here is a summary from some of their activities in the year 2009. While some of the reports include activities that have already happened in this 2010, the reports provide a clear idea of the activities that the EWCA Chapters.
Reading these chapter reports shows the active international network of the East-West Center Association, and is like traveling around the world without leaving your chair.