Quarterly Reports from EWCA Alumni Chapters 2017 (1st Quarter)

East-West Center Association

Chapter Development Committee, Quarterly Reports

2017 1st Quarter Chapter Reports (Jan-April)

Compiled by Dr. Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Vice President for Chapter Development

Thank you to the 17 Chapters who submitted their first quarter reports for 2017. Your submissions help us and others know how active the Chapters are, and show your continued patronage for EWCA/EWC outreach. The following Chapters and representatives responded this quarter: 1) APLP (Miloni Gandhi) 2) ASDP (Dona M. Cady 3) Beijing (Hongxia Zhang) 4) Brisbane (Iraphne Childs) 5) Chennai (Vasanthi Ranganathan) 6) Dhaka (Abu Ekramul Ahsan) 7) Hawaii (Carl Hefner) 8) Kansai (Yumiko Okamoto) 9) Kathmandu (Nirendra Maske) 10) Kuala Lumpur (Gan Siowck Lee) 11) Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith) 12 ) Mumbai (Sarosh Bana) 13) Okinawa (Kiyoshi Nakachi) 14) Philippines (Pearl Angeli Erguiza Pacada) 15) Seoul (Won Nyon Kim) 16) Singapore (Alice Seng Seok Hoon) 17) Southern California (Claire Langham)

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Nineteen chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.

Asia Pacific Leadership Program (APLP)
This quarter APLP completed their inaugural APLP Global Day of Service – where APLP alumni around the world participated in community service activities. They used this event as a way to give back to their communities and celebrate the graduation of APLP G15!
Below is a list of participants from the first day of service. They hope to double this number next year.  They also released another issue of the Navigator newsletter.
Dayaprasad Kulkarni (G11), Syracuse, New York – Volunteered at Mountain Goat Run
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (July 2013)

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).
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (January 2011)



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).

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East-West Center Delegation Visited South Asian Countries

By Kamal Raj Sigdel (APLP, 08-09)

Sigdel, a journalist based in Kathmandu, was an EWC fellow from Nepal for the Asia Pacific Leadership Program 2008/09.

Karen Knudsen and Mary Hammond with Alumni from the EWCA Kathmandu Chapter.

As part of the East-West Center’s move to strengthen its ties with Nepal and other South Asian countries and to prepare grounds for the Center’s 50th anniversary in 2010, an EWC delegation completed its four-day visit to Nepal from Sept. 12 to Sept. 15, 2009.

The delegation, which arrived in Kathmandu on Sept. 12, 2009 completing its similar programs in Dhaka, Bangladesh, organized and participated in number programs among EWC alumni and other prospective students and researches in Kathmandu.

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Dr. Shankar P. Sharma (OG 79-83, RSI 83-86) appointed Nepalese Ambassador to the United States

Congratulations to Dr. Sharma on his appointment as Nepalese Ambassador to the United States by the Government of Nepal this August 3rd, 2009.

United Nations ESCAP

Source: United Nations ESCAP

Dr. Sharma is the President of the EWCA Nepal Chapter with headquarters in Kathmandu. He is a prominent economist and former Hon. Vice-Chairman of the Planning Commission in Nepal.

Karen Knudsen (EWC Director of External Affairs) and Mary Hammond (EWC Dean of Students) are planning to visit Kathmandu in September 2009 and will be meeting with representatives of the EWCA Nepal (Kathmandu) Chapter to talk about the chapter’s plans for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the East-West Center in July 2010 and congratulate Dr. Sharma on his distinguished appointment.