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In This Issue

Welcome to the SPECIAL EDITION of "NAAAP-DFW News For You!


- 1. Note
- 2. Rebranding
- 3. Lantern Festival Recap
- 4. Awards Gala Recap
- 5. NAAAP-Workings
- 6. Professional Development Events
- 7. Community Service
- 8. Academic Involvement
- 9. Dumplings for Diplomas
- 10. Getting Fit
- 11. Awards for NAAAP-DFW
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1. Note



As 2012 comes to a close, we take time to reflect on the many accomplishments that NAAAP-DFW has achieved this year. All of this would not have been possible without the support and commitment of our community, our corporate sponsors and most importantly, to members like you. We hope that each of you have a safe and joyous holiday season with family and friends. We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2013 and look forward to your contributions and participation in our upcoming events.

As a sneak-peek, hold the date on January 23rd because Travelers Insurance will be hosting a dynamic professional development workshop for NAAAP. Psstt- the topic is on Personal Branding! A special thanks goes out to our outgoing President Thomas Tu, who will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of NAAAP-DFW. We appreciate all Thomas has done in helping build and shape this award-winning organization. We also would like to congratulate and welcome our new President Kim Cummings, who was recently named as Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year. We look forward to both their future contributions and leadership in their new roles.

Happy Holidays! NAAAP-DFW Leadership Team
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 2. Rebranding



Although this is only NAAAP-DFW’s second year, we have gone through a lot of change (each time for the better) and that has been reflected in our logo as we have matured throughout the months. Check out the rest of the newsletter to see what we have been doing throughout 2012.
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  LEARN MORE  
 3. Lantern Festival Recap

Event recap for December 16, Chinese Lantern Festival | Fair Park in Dallas

 



Most recently, members of the NAAAP-DFW Leadership Team and some lucky Facebook raffle winners took a trip to the Chinese Lantern Festival this past weekend courtesy of George Zhao & Wayne Adam from the Hanart Culture Foundation who sponsored tickets to the group. The group had a great time learning more how the Chinese Lantern Festival came about in a special session that was hosted just for our organization. Check out the beautiful dreamscape of illuminated animals, buildings, and myths, now through Jan. 6, 2013-- Don't miss out on this rare opportunity for the Dallas-Fort Worth area!
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 4. Awards Gala Recap

Event recap for December 6, A Night with the NAAAP Stars | Magnolia Hotel, Dallas



Thank you to those who attended our first awards gala and helped make it a success. We would also like to thank all our generous sponsors and volunteers who contributed their time, money and efforts to make it an unforgettable and fun night. A portion of the proceeds from the gala will be going towards more scholarships for next year. We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2013 and we look forward to your participation in our upcoming events and our next awards gala. We were excited that our first Awards Gala was a sold out event. We received nominations from amazing individuals all over the metroplex and had a tough time narrowing the list down to five finalists who then received the Leaders of Excellence Award: Phuong Ton of Raytheon, Uyen Tran of the University of North Texas, Galileo Jumaoas of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber, Tammy Nguyen Lee of Against the Grain Productions and Shannon Chen of Community Youth Leadership Camp. Additionally, we received scholarship applications from students throughout North Texas and had another terrible time selecting just two winners, Shiva Acharya of Conrad High School in Dallas and Kaitlin Lok of Arlington High School. At the end of the night, it was time for our entertainment portion where contestants competed for first place in a variety of dances that got the crowd pumped! We had three very different photographers with unique styles that night, and more pictures can be seen at:
Allen Tsai Photography | Photoscripts | Pose

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 5. NAAAP - Workings



NAAAP-Workings were held on the second Wednesday of every month at various venues all over the metroplex. In March, it was NAAAP-DFW’s one year anniversary! This was celebrated at House of Blues in Dallas.
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 6. Professional
Development Events




We also hold these events to help members grow in their careers and personal lives. The most recent Professional Development event was held in November with executive coach Neena Newberry, who spoke on the topic of “Tastefully Tooting Your Own Horn”. Other speakers have included Julie Tam, Emmy-nominated TV news anchor, reporter, and producer who focused on the topic: "How to Get Your Resume Noticed, Not Tossed."
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  LEARN MORE  
 7. Community Service



NAAAP-DFW has been deeply involved with the Bhutanese community helping speed mentor the Bhutanese refugees in Dallas with life skills, knowledge and experience to collecting 175 pounds of school supplies for their children for the new school year in 2012.
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  LEARN MORE  
 8. Academic Involvement

Event Recap for October 27 - University of North Texas | APAEC 8 The Asian Pacific American Empowerment Conference - “Emerge & Lead”


NAAAP-DFW was the official sponsor for the APAEC conference earlier this year. College students and young professionals from all over the Southern U.S. Region enjoyed workshops led by NAAAP leaders Kim Cummings, Anita Tsang, and Thomas Tu. The attendees gained real world professional skills from interactive workshops ranging from "Building Your Personal Marketing Plan" to "Project Management 101" and "Success Is Not the End Goal." As a result of NAAAP's involvement with APAEC, many bright college students have joined NAAAP and expressed a desire to become active in the organization!
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 9. Dumplings for Diplomas

Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Cottonwood Park



We strongly believe in education, so one sunny autumn Saturday in October, NAAAP held their first annual Dumplings for Diplomas event to raise scholarship funds for Asian American high school students in the DFW metroplex. The highlight of the Dumplings for Diplomas event was a competitive dumpling eating contest that pit 10 contestants against each other, the clock, slippery chopsticks, and their stomach capacity. In an entertaining display of unashamed eating prowess, Lionel Kong managed to eat...err swallow rather 42 dumplings in 3 minutes to be crowned the first ever NAAAP-DFW Dumpling Eating Champion. Yes, he did in fact receive an official championship belt. Thanks to the 60+ attendees, sponsorship from Bistro B, Jeng Chi and Ranch 99, NAAAP-DFW was able to raise funds for the scholarship program. And of course there must always be a video to document gastronomical feats!
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  LEARN MORE  
 10. Getting Fit



With all that eating, NAAAP encourages its members to stay fit by participating in events like the Dragon Boat Race. Together with Accenture, we were able to pull off first place! We have also participated in a charity Kickball Tournament with NetIP and have a Sports Group on Facebook for NAAAP members. Not to be lost amidst the exciting kickball action, both organizations were able to raise funds for their respective charities. Additionally, a fun time was had by all during pre-game warmups and post-game celebrations to film "Oppa Kickball Style. You can like this video on youtube here.
Check out our Dragon Boat music video here.
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  LEARN MORE  
 11. Awards for NAAAP - DFW

August 23-25, 2012 | 2012 NAAAP National Convention


NAAAP-DFW has been honored with multiple awards from the annual NAAAP National Convention:
• 2011 Venture of the Year
• 2011 Operational Effectiveness Award
• 2012 Community Involvement Award
• 2012 Associate Chapter of the Year
• 2012 Marketing and Public Relations Award

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  LEARN MORE  
 NAAAP-DFW is in the process of planning even more electrifying events for the upcoming year. We are excited about what the future holds for the organization in 2013 and the years to come in Dallas-Fort Worth! Additionally, if you are interested in helping out with our events, please check out our Facebook page or website. You can also contact us at info@naaapdfw.org.
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  LEARN MORE  

 
In This Issue

Welcome to the SPECIAL EDITION of "NAAAP-DFW News For You!


- 1. Note
- 2. Rebranding
- 3. Lantern Festival Recap
- 4. Awards Gala Recap
- 5. NAAAP-Workings
- 6. Professional Development Events
- 7. Community Service
- 8. Academic Involvement
- 9. Dumplings for Diplomas
- 10. Getting Fit
- 11. Awards for NAAAP-DFW
  VISIT OUR SITE  

1. Note



As 2012 comes to a close, we take time to reflect on the many accomplishments that NAAAP-DFW has achieved this year. All of this would not have been possible without the support and commitment of our community, our corporate sponsors and most importantly, to members like you. We hope that each of you have a safe and joyous holiday season with family and friends. We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2013 and look forward to your contributions and participation in our upcoming events.

As a sneak-peek, hold the date on January 23rd because Travelers Insurance will be hosting a dynamic professional development workshop for NAAAP. Psstt- the topic is on Personal Branding! A special thanks goes out to our outgoing President Thomas Tu, who will assume the role of Chairman of the Board of NAAAP-DFW. We appreciate all Thomas has done in helping build and shape this award-winning organization. We also would like to congratulate and welcome our new President Kim Cummings, who was recently named as Ogletree Deakins HR Professional of the Year. We look forward to both their future contributions and leadership in their new roles.

Happy Holidays! NAAAP-DFW Leadership Team
Back to top

  LEARN MORE  
 2. Rebranding



Although this is only NAAAP-DFW’s second year, we have gone through a lot of change (each time for the better) and that has been reflected in our logo as we have matured throughout the months. Check out the rest of the newsletter to see what we have been doing throughout 2012.
Back to top

  LEARN MORE  
 3. Lantern Festival Recap

Event recap for December 16, Chinese Lantern Festival | Fair Park in Dallas

 



Most recently, members of the NAAAP-DFW Leadership Team and some lucky Facebook raffle winners took a trip to the Chinese Lantern Festival this past weekend courtesy of George Zhao & Wayne Adam from the Hanart Culture Foundation who sponsored tickets to the group. The group had a great time learning more how the Chinese Lantern Festival came about in a special session that was hosted just for our organization. Check out the beautiful dreamscape of illuminated animals, buildings, and myths, now through Jan. 6, 2013-- Don't miss out on this rare opportunity for the Dallas-Fort Worth area!
Back to top
  LEARN MORE  
 4. Awards Gala Recap

Event recap for December 6, A Night with the NAAAP Stars | Magnolia Hotel, Dallas



Thank you to those who attended our first awards gala and helped make it a success. We would also like to thank all our generous sponsors and volunteers who contributed their time, money and efforts to make it an unforgettable and fun night. A portion of the proceeds from the gala will be going towards more scholarships for next year. We have an exciting year ahead of us in 2013 and we look forward to your participation in our upcoming events and our next awards gala. We were excited that our first Awards Gala was a sold out event. We received nominations from amazing individuals all over the metroplex and had a tough time narrowing the list down to five finalists who then received the Leaders of Excellence Award: Phuong Ton of Raytheon, Uyen Tran of the University of North Texas, Galileo Jumaoas of the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber, Tammy Nguyen Lee of Against the Grain Productions and Shannon Chen of Community Youth Leadership Camp. Additionally, we received scholarship applications from students throughout North Texas and had another terrible time selecting just two winners, Shiva Acharya of Conrad High School in Dallas and Kaitlin Lok of Arlington High School. At the end of the night, it was time for our entertainment portion where contestants competed for first place in a variety of dances that got the crowd pumped! We had three very different photographers with unique styles that night, and more pictures can be seen at:
Allen Tsai Photography | Photoscripts | Pose

Back to top
  LEARN MORE  
   
 5. NAAAP - Workings



NAAAP-Workings were held on the second Wednesday of every month at various venues all over the metroplex. In March, it was NAAAP-DFW’s one year anniversary! This was celebrated at House of Blues in Dallas.
Back to top
  LEARN MORE  
 6. Professional
Development Events




We also hold these events to help members grow in their careers and personal lives. The most recent Professional Development event was held in November with executive coach Neena Newberry, who spoke on the topic of “Tastefully Tooting Your Own Horn”. Other speakers have included Julie Tam, Emmy-nominated TV news anchor, reporter, and producer who focused on the topic: "How to Get Your Resume Noticed, Not Tossed."
Back to top

  LEARN MORE  
 7. Community Service



NAAAP-DFW has been deeply involved with the Bhutanese community helping speed mentor the Bhutanese refugees in Dallas with life skills, knowledge and experience to collecting 175 pounds of school supplies for their children for the new school year in 2012.
Back to top
  LEARN MORE  
 8. Academic Involvement

Event Recap for October 27 - University of North Texas | APAEC 8 The Asian Pacific American Empowerment Conference - “Emerge & Lead”


NAAAP-DFW was the official sponsor for the APAEC conference earlier this year. College students and young professionals from all over the Southern U.S. Region enjoyed workshops led by NAAAP leaders Kim Cummings, Anita Tsang, and Thomas Tu. The attendees gained real world professional skills from interactive workshops ranging from "Building Your Personal Marketing Plan" to "Project Management 101" and "Success Is Not the End Goal." As a result of NAAAP's involvement with APAEC, many bright college students have joined NAAAP and expressed a desire to become active in the organization!
Back to top
  LEARN MORE  
 9. Dumplings for Diplomas

Saturday, October 20, 2012 | Cottonwood Park



We strongly believe in education, so one sunny autumn Saturday in October, NAAAP held their first annual Dumplings for Diplomas event to raise scholarship funds for Asian American high school students in the DFW metroplex. The highlight of the Dumplings for Diplomas event was a competitive dumpling eating contest that pit 10 contestants against each other, the clock, slippery chopsticks, and their stomach capacity. In an entertaining display of unashamed eating prowess, Lionel Kong managed to eat...err swallow rather 42 dumplings in 3 minutes to be crowned the first ever NAAAP-DFW Dumpling Eating Champion. Yes, he did in fact receive an official championship belt. Thanks to the 60+ attendees, sponsorship from Bistro B, Jeng Chi and Ranch 99, NAAAP-DFW was able to raise funds for the scholarship program. And of course there must always be a video to document gastronomical feats!
Back to top

  LEARN MORE  
 10. Getting Fit



With all that eating, NAAAP encourages its members to stay fit by participating in events like the Dragon Boat Race. Together with Accenture, we were able to pull off first place! We have also participated in a charity Kickball Tournament with NetIP and have a Sports Group on Facebook for NAAAP members. Not to be lost amidst the exciting kickball action, both organizations were able to raise funds for their respective charities. Additionally, a fun time was had by all during pre-game warmups and post-game celebrations to film "Oppa Kickball Style. You can like this video on youtube here.
Check out our Dragon Boat music video here.
Back to top

  LEARN MORE  
 11. Awards for NAAAP - DFW

August 23-25, 2012 | 2012 NAAAP National Convention


NAAAP-DFW has been honored with multiple awards from the annual NAAAP National Convention:
• 2011 Venture of the Year
• 2011 Operational Effectiveness Award
• 2012 Community Involvement Award
• 2012 Associate Chapter of the Year
• 2012 Marketing and Public Relations Award

Back to top
  LEARN MORE  
 NAAAP-DFW is in the process of planning even more electrifying events for the upcoming year. We are excited about what the future holds for the organization in 2013 and the years to come in Dallas-Fort Worth! Additionally, if you are interested in helping out with our events, please check out our Facebook page or website. You can also contact us at info@naaapdfw.org.
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  LEARN MORE  
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