CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE
QUARTERLY REPORTS: EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (January 15/16, 2015)
RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED: Estrella Besinga Sybinsky, VP CHAPTERS
Happy 2015 to all of our chapter leaders! As always, thank you for your response to the call for quarterly reports and thank you for your public service to the communities in your respective countries and your scholarly and research endeavors and collaborations.
For those of you who may have missed these recent events impacting our East West Center alumni family, we acknowledge with heartfelt sadness the unexpected passing of two “joyful moonbeams” who positively affected our lives: Honolulu’s Larry Smith and Kansai’s Kiyoshi Hamano. We also send our big mahalo and appreciation to retiring chapter leader Arfa Zehra, whose tireless leadership of the Lahore chapter touched so many lives in her community, her country and ours.
The following chapters and chapter leaders responded: 1) APLP (Ving Ho); 2) Brisbane (Iraphne Childs); 3) California, Northern (Barbara Bornet); 4) California, Southern (Claire Langham); 5) Faisalabad (Muhammad Ibrahim); 6) Hanoi (Hoang Hoe); 7) Hawaii (Carl Hefner); 8) Kansai (Seiko Furuhashi); 9) Lahore (Arfa Zehra); 10) Latin America (Laura Viana); 11) Laos (Chanthavong Saignasith); 12) Mumbai (Sarosh Bana); 13) Nepal (Nirendra Maske); 14) New York (Bill Armbruster); 15) Okinawa (Keiko Yamazato); 16) Ontario (Jonathan Jacobs); 17) Philippines (Pauline Bautista); 18) Singapore (Alice Seng Seok-Hoon); 19) Tokyo (Yasukato Yano).