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 (7/18/13)
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Estrella Besinga Sybinsky
ALOHA TO ALL OF OUR US & INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS! My personal sympathies for those among us who are inconvenienced by a climate that is hotter than usual, for the heavy rains/flooding that comes with the monsoon season and for those who have lost loved ones. For all of our chapters, mahalo for your chapter responses, and as always, we hope that those unable to respond this quarter, will do so in the next.
The following chapters & chapter leaders responded: 1) APLP Alumni Chapter (Vinh Ho) 2) Brisbane Australia Chapter (Iraphne Childs) 3) Faisalabad Pakistan Chapter (Muhammad Ibrahim) 4) Kathmandu Nepal Chapter (Nirendra Maske) 5) Lahore, Pakistan Chapter (Arfa Sayeda Zehra) 6) Laos Chapter (Chantavong Saignasith) 7) Mumbai India Chapter (Sarosh Bana) 8) Nagoya Japan Chapter (Yasuo Hoshino) 9) Northern CA Chapter (Barbara Bornet Stumph) 10) Okinawa Japan Chapter (Keiko Yamazato) 11) Papua New Guinea Chapter (Solomon Kantha) 12) Philippines Chapter (Ramon Clarete/ Pauline Bautista).
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 REPORT, EWCA QUARTERLY REPORTS FOR EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING ON 1/19/2012 RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY ESTRELLA BESINGA SYBINSKY (revised 2/1/12)
HAPPY NEW YEAR! I am pleased to report that despite the holiday hectic schedule, eighteen (18) chapters from our US and international chapters took the time to send in their quarterly reports. Mahalo.
The following chapter leaders submitted their quarterly reports: 1) Arizona (Tomi Johnston)*, 2) Brisbane (Iraphne Childs)*, 3) Chennai (P. Subramaniyam), 4) Faisalabad, Pakistan (Muhammad Ibrahim), 5) Hanoi (Hoe Hoang), 6) Korea (Jeong Taik Lee), 7) Lahore, Pakistan (Arfa Zehra), 8) Mumbai (Sarosh Bana)*, 9) Myanmar (U Thein Lwin), 10) Nepal, Kathmandu ( Nirendra Maske), 11) New York (Anthony J. Pennings), 12) Northern CA (Barbara Bornet), 13) Okinawa (Fumio Teruya)*, 14) Philippines (Ramon Clarete), 15) Singapore (Alice Seng Seok Hoon), 16) Tokyo (Shigeo Tonoike), 17) Vientiane (Chanthavong Saignasith)*, 18) Washington D.C. (Mary Jo Furgal)
* Chapter report was received after submission of committee report to the Executive Board. It is included in this revised report dated 2/1/12.
CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
QUARTERLY REPORTS October 12, 2010 Revised
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, ESTRELLA BESINGA SYBINSKY
On September 23, 2010 an email was sent to all the Chapter Leaders for the following purpose:
1) informing the chapters that the Executive Board will meet on October 13, 2010 and that the quarterly reports from the chapters are needed for that meeting and
2) briefly mentioning the suggested idea regarding a chapter collaborative student fundraising legacy project and soliciting initial input and suggestions from the chapters.
A follow up reminder email that the quarterly reports are due by no later than October 9th was sent by the Alumni office.
The following chapters submitted their quarterly reports:
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.