APAPA Central Valley
A Message from the Chapter President
The Asian and Pacific Islander (API) community continues to define California’s economy, culture and quality of life. California’s diversity and our ability to think different is the reason why we’re the eighth largest economy and global leaders in fields of agriculture, clean technology and stem cell research. APAPA, in the years to come, will continue to play a key role in writing California’s success story.
As an immigrant, I know firsthand that California is truly a land of opportunity. Where people, from all walks of life, can become the next entrepreneur, engineer or even member of the U.S. Congress. APAPA’s civic and education outreach efforts are ensuring that our next generation will also have the opportunity to succeed and give back to our communities.
With warm regards,
Board officers and members:
APAPA CVR Chair/President
Community and Media Partners:
Comcast, Director Government Relations
Photos from APAPA-CVC events:
Mongolians and APAPA celebrate the New Year (by Danny Lee, APAPA-CVR
Presdident): Monday, February 11, 2013 was a very special day for
Mongolians throughout the Sacramento community; this was the first day
celebration of the lunar new year, the year of the water snake. APAPA board
members from Sacramento and the Central Valley celebrated the lunar new year
with their Mongolian friends and family at the Gedatsu Buddhist Church,
Sacramento,California.The evening was filled with regional foods served to all
who attended; as well as dancers and a fashion show representing the Mongolian
culture. The highlight of the lunar new year celebration was Buddhist prayers
and meditiation, Mongolian national anthem and special VIP guest ANKHBAYAR
Nyamdorj, Counsul General; Counsulate General of Mongolia in San Francisco.
APAPA Stockton Civic Town Hall Forum was held on October 11, 2012 at the Central United Methodist Church. The program opened up with a soloist, Connie Rill, performing the National Anthem. Steve Smith, SUSD Trustee served as emcee followed by Bobby Bivens, President of the NAACP, Stockton Branch, who served as moderator for the evening. Candidates running for Stockton City Council, Mayoral, California State Assembly and Senate participated in Q & A sessions. This program is organized by APAPA's Central Valley Region (APAPA-CVR), under the leadership of Danny Lee and with the support of dedicated volunteers. APAPA wants to give special thanks to Philip Ardnt of Comcast for sponsoring this very informative event. Photos are posted in the APAPA Gallery.
APAPA-CVR sponsored its 5th Annual Stockton Civic Town Hall Forum in Stockton on Saturday May 19, 2012. Featured guest speakers included BOE Member Betty Yee and Andrew T. Kim.
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