Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (July 2013)

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).
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (April 2013)

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

Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (January 2013)

CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

QUARTERLY REPORTS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (1/17/13)

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY Estrella Besinga Sybinsky

HAPPY 2013!  Despite the hectic holiday schedule worldwide, seventeen chapters managed to respond to the call for chapter reports.  We continue to thank you for your response, though your respective chapter may not have much activity to report.

The following chapters responded: 1) Bali Chapter (Agung Muninjaya) 2) Brisbane Chapter (Iraphne Childs) 3) Chandigarh (India) Chapter (Rajesh Kumar Aggarwal) 4) Chennai Chapter (P. Subramaniyam) 5) Hawaii Chapter (Carl Hefner) 6) Kansai Chapter (Seiko Furuhashi) 7) Korea Chapter (Jeong Taik Lee)  8) Kuala Lumpur Chapter (Gan Siowck Lee) 9) Laos Chapter (Chanthavong) 10) Mumbai Chapter (Sarosh Bana) 11) Nepal Chapter (Nirendra Maske) 12) N.Y., CT, N.J. Chapter (Bill Armbruster) 13) Papua New Guinea Chapter (Solomon Kantha) 14) Singapore Chapter (Alice Seng Seok Hoon) 15) S. California Chapter (Claire Langham 16) Sri Lanka Chapter (GBA Fernando) and 17) Taiwan Chapter (Nora Chiang).
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (April 2012)

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)
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (July 2011)

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).

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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (April 2011)

CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE, EWCA
QUARTERLY REPORTS FOR EXECUTIVE  BOARD MEETING (4/21/2011) RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED, ESTRELLA BESINGA SYBINSKY, VP for Chapters

Mahalo to all the chapters that responded to the call for quarterly reports. We received twelve reports from our chapters.

Mahalo also to those chapters that shared their views on the issue pertaining to 1) a cooperative Student Fundraising Permanent Endowment Fund Project for 2011 with all the chapters collectively participating and 2) to the Chapter proposal raised earlier that Chapter Reports be changed from the current quarterly to a twice a year reporting.

The following Chapter Leaders reported on their chapter activities:

1) Anthony Pennings (New York Chapter), 2) Caitlin Wyndham (APLP Chapter), 3) Michelle Marion (Arizona Chapter), 4) Karen Nunan/Iraphne Childs (Brisbane, Australia Chapter), 5) P. Subramaniyam (Chennai, India Chapter), 6) Carl Hefner (Hawaii Chapter), 7) Nageswara Rao (Hyderabad, India Chapter), 8.) Seiko Furuhashi (Kansai, Japan Chapter), 9) Chantavong Saignasith (Laos-Vientiane Chapter), 10) Jonathan Jacobs (Ontario, Canada Chapter), 11) Aziz Husain (Karachi, Pakistan Chapter), and 12) Seng Seok Hoon (Singapore Chapter).

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Around the World with the EWCA Chapters

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.

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