EWCA QUARTERLY CHAPTER REPORTS FOR JULY 2016

SUBMITTED BY JESSICA A. SHEETZ-NGUYEN
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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EWCA QUARTERLY CHAPTER REPORTS FOR APRIL 2016

Submitted by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen

April 2016 - 1

East-West Center Association Executive Board at the EWC/EWCA International Conference, Manila, January 2016

As EWCA Executive Vice President for Chapter Development, I am pleased to present the following reports.  Twenty-one chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.
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EWCA Chapter Report Highlights for October 2015

Submitted by Jessica A. Sheetz-Nguyen
Twenty-two chapter reports were received for this quarter’s report.

Highlights include the following:

There is a great buzz regarding the 2016 EWCA International Meeting in Manila! Nine chapters reported they were sending representatives. There may be more, but this is the count received in the reports. These include the APLP, ASDP, several members from the Bangladesh Chapter, others include Faisalabad, Korea, Mumbai, New York, Okinawa, and Singapore.
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (January 2015)

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).
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (April 2014)

CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

QUARTERLY REPORTS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (4/17/2014)

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Estrella Besinga Sybinsky, VP Chapters

ALOHA AND A HAPPY SPRING TO OUR US & INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS!

As always, Mahalo and sincere appreciation for your submissions.

Twenty one chapters responded this quarter.

The following chapters and chapter leaders are: 1) Bangladesh Chapter (Abu A.M. Ekramul Ahsan) 2) Brisbane Chapter (Iraphne Childs) 3) California, Northern Chapter (Barbara Bornet Stumph) 4) California, Southern Chapter (Claire Langham) 5) Chennai Chapter (PM Belliappa) 6) Faisalabad Chapter (Muhammad Ibrahim) 7) Hawaii Chapter (Carl Hefner) 8) Hanoi Chapter (Hoang Hoe) 9) Korea Chapter (Jeong Taik Lee) 10) Lahore Chapter (Arfa Zehra) 11) Latin America Chapter (Laura Viana) 12) Myanmar Chapter (Thein Lwin) 13) Mumbai Chapter (Sarosh Bana) 14) Nepal Chapter (Nirendra Maske) 15) New York Chapter (Bill Armbruster) 16) Okinawa Chapter (Keiko Yamazato) 17) Philippines Chapter (Ramon Clarete/Pauline Bautista) 18) Singapore Chapter (Alice Seok-Hoon Seng) 19) Taiwan Chapter (Nora Chiang) 20) Tokyo Chapter (Yasukata Yano) 21) Washington D.C. (Jacob Dowd/Mary Jo Furgal).
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Quarterly Report from EWCA Alumni Chapters (January 2014)

CHAPTER DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

QUARTERLY REPORTS, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING (01/16/2014)

RESPECTFULLY SUBMITTED BY: Estrella Besinga Sybinsky, VP Chapters

ALOHA TO OUR US & INTERNATIONAL CHAPTERS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Mahalo to our chapters and chapter leaders for your positive response to the call for quarterly reports.  As always, your submissions are sincerely appreciated.

Twenty-one chapters responded this quarter.

The followings chapters & chapter leaders are:  1) Brisbane Chapter (Iraphne Childs) 2) Northern California Chapter (Barbara Bornet Stumph)  3) Southern California Chapter (Claire Langham Richmond)  4) Chennai Chapter (Secretary S. Rajamani)  5) Hawaii Chapter (Carl Hefner)  6) Kansai Chapter (Seiko Furuhashi)  7) Karachi Chapter (Kamal Siddiqi)  8) Korea Chapter (Jung Talk Lee)  9) Lahore Chapter (Arfa Zehra) 10) Lao Chapter (Chantavong Saignasith)  11) Mumbai India (Sarosh Bana)  12) Myanmar Chapter (Soe Win/Soe Naing)  13) Nepal Chapter (Nirendra Maske)  14) New York Chapter (Bill Armbruster)  15) Okinawa Chapter (Keiko Yamazato)  16) Philippine Chapter (Pauline Bautista)  17) PNG Chapter (Solomon Kantha)  18) Singapore Chapter (Alice Seng Seok Hoon)  19) Taiwan Chapter (Nora Chiang)  20) Tokyo Chapter (Yasukata Yano)  21) 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 (January 2012)

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.
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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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McInerny Foundation Challenge Raises $15,888 for East-West Center

Thank you East-West Center Alumni!

A Challenge Grant from McInerny Foundation (Bank of Hawaii, Trustee) has helped to increase alumni giving, especially from individuals who had never given before.

Alumni responded to the challenge by donating $274,476 — a significant increase compared to previous years, making it possible to reach 79% of the $20,000 matching goal. The matching portion of $15,888 represented gifts from 195 alumni in 18 countries, 161 of whom had not donated to the EWC before, and 34 of whom increased their previous donations by at least $100.

Gifts were received from alumni in Australia, Brunei, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, United States, and Vietnam.

Twenty-five or almost 50% of the EWCA chapters participated in this challenge. A free registration to the 2010 International Conference will be given to three winning chapters based on the following criteria.

  1. Highest total donations received – Hawai‘i Chapter
  2. Highest number of donors – Tokyo Chapter
  3. Highest amount of matching funds – New York Chapter

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