Almost there! Everyone hwaiting!

Hello everyone, so we are halfway through the quarter already and it’s a good time to update what we’ve done and what other events are happening as we are now in our last full month before summer!!

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Officer applications for 2011-2012 are out!!! If you are interested in becoming an officer next year, please fill out an application and submit by May 15th! https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEwxQ3BMX0dmT0Z2SnFNUk43SHlDMFE6MQ


PAST MEETINGS

So far almost all of our meetings this quarter has been the social, bonding type. Besides the usual updates, for our 2nd meeting we bonded with members playing ultimate frisbee in the quad afterwards. Our 3rd meeting, we had a movie night watching The People I’ve Slept With. 4th meeting, we finally got this year’s AAA shirts and passed it out to the members.

THIS WEEK’S MEETING

This week, our 5th meeting is going to be a short meeting where we will be having announcements of upcoming events and showing a trailer of the film being shown this thursday for Film Fest, Fool For Love. . Afterwards, we will all walk over to Chem 194 where the film will be shown.

UPCOMING EVENTS!!!

AAA Film Festival starts this week May 4th wednesday-friday for two weeks until May 13th. For the list of films that will be shown or you just want more information about Film Fest, check out their website This event is FREE!!! http://www.aaafilmfest.com/index.html

Bowling at MUGA: AAA is planning on doing a collaboration fundraiser with AAA Searchlight. The event will be from 7-9pm on May 19th (may be rescheduled). We will also update more information on this soon! I’ll be a nice way to just chill, have fun, hang out with people, and at the same time fundraise!!

End of the Year Banquet/Bash: we were planning on having this event Saturday, May 28th. Us officers are still planning this out so more details about this will be out later.

End of the Year BBQ: This is also TBA. We haven’t set a date yet. We will definitely update you all in the next week or two.

That’s all I have for now. Check back for more information or come to our meetings to get updates too! Hart 1150, Thursdays 7-8pm.

~Webmaster, Melody Yeung.

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S.. SP.. SPRING!!! It’s here!

Oh my, it has been awhile since I last update. First of all, I apologize for disappearing for an entire quarter but it’ll be better this quarter, promise 🙂

So Spring quarter is here and lots of events are happening on campus practically every week(end). That means lots of stuff to look forward to!!

Our First Meeting is this thursday 7-8pm @Hart 1150

Yes, it is this thursday!! It’ll be a lighthearted meeting: introduction, membership and of course games which we will be doing outside. Oh for the ENTIRE QUARTER our meetings will be held at Hart 1150 from 7-8pm on Thursdays!

Upcoming events!!!

  • Asian Pacific Culture Week is happening starting April 18th at MU II. The first day is a food demonstration in the format of a workshop where API campus organizations come out to share how to make some delicious cultural dishes. Here’s the link for the entire week filled of events http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=207088595972384&index=1

Lots more events to come so please check back for updates and such!

Webmaster, Melody Yeung (^-^)

AAA’s mid quarter update

Hey hey, half of fall quarter has already gone by so i’ll do a little updating on what activities we have carried out since the last post.

Recap of Corn Maze Event

This past friday was our corn maze event in Dixon. We had a bit of trouble the few days before because of the weather not knowing if we should cancel or proceed with the event, but in the end worked out and AAA carried out with the bonding session with our members-to-be.

Last Week’s General Meeting

Last week’s meeting was a game of scavenger hunt in the midst of midterms. A fun way to keep us moving because we don’t want studying to keep us from being active, right? Because we have such smart members-to-be and we know studying is still important, we ended the meeting early.

Latest Meeting Topic

Our 5th meeting topic will be Arts and Crafts. We will be having an arts and crafts session with origami this week. Something simple for the mind after stressful weeks of midterms.

Our Internship Opportunities

APIA Searchlight Directory: Applications are out and the deadline to apply is November 5. If you are interested, please check out this website http://apiasearchlight.org/node/48 or you can come to our meeting for more information.

Hopefully there will be updates on another internship opportunity from our internship coordinator, Nguyen Le at our Wednesday meeting.

Upcoming Events!!!

CSA/AAA Halloween Dance Party is this FRIDAY from 8pm-12am @ Arc Ballroom

The cost is $8 and you can contact any of us AAA officers for tickets.

Volunteer at International House -we need as many as possible for cooking, serving, and cleaning

The event is on Saturday, November 6 from 10am-10pm. For more information, please contact Kimberly Law at kslaw@ucdavis.edu or come to our meetings. We will have sign ups  if you are interested.

This event will also count towards membership requirement so please come and help out with us!

If you guys were still wondering when our meetings are held, we are at Olson 118 every wednesday from 7-8pm so please come and stop by.

Webmaster, Melody Yeung.

Makes me say Oh My Gosh!

On May 20th, I attended the Asian American Studies 21st Annual Senior Award Banquet. As you can see from the image above, our organization, Asian American Association, received the Outstanding Organization Award! This award also has a monetary award of $200, a grant from the Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs – Collegiate Council Chapter (APAPA-CCC).

I did not expect for us to win, because we are truly humble to be working in this student club at UC Davis. I want to thank all of the officers (Anita Mei, Lourenz Balayan, Kimberly Law, Nguyen Le, Tiffany Young, Tommy Lam and Cherie Buenaflor), the co-directors of AAA Film Festival (Jessica Li and Men Chun Wong), and the co-editors of the APIA SearchLight Directory (Jackie Ho and Kerri Lo) for sacrificing their time and energy to the AAA family. A huge shout out and thank you goes out to the members, the interns at AAAFF and APIADS, and all of our friends of AAA. Without you, we wouldn’t have the motivation to put on events, plan general meetings, or invest in you. On behalf of AAA, we are forever grateful for this award.

Just to give everyone a glimpse into how AAA worked this year:

The cabinet (made up of officers, co-directors and co-editors) meet one hour each week to share information and plan the events/meetings. Then we host our general meeting at a moderate sized lecture room on campus at night time. Each week, officers plan a meeting agenda based on a topic such as API media issues and they execute it at general meeting. They do the research, buy food supplies if necessary and create Power Point slide shows. While they carry out their officer duties, these exceptional folks are students who go to school and/or work part time.

Our internships, AAAFF and APIASD work a little differently. The co-directors and co-editors respectively oversee their interns who meet once a week to share information. The interns are part of committees that help the overall project, whether it’s acquiring movies to screen at the annual film festival or discussing graphics and publication for the resourceful directory magazine. These interns receive transcript notations and/or ASA units for their involvement. Also, the co-directors, co-editors and interns are also students.

While Film Festival works meticulously on hosting their annual film festival and SearchLight Directory gather information for their magazine publication, the officers dedicate their time to bringing people to events to learn more about our unique organization and to get involved in our activities. Nonetheless, we ALL work year round with very few breaks in between meetings and planning.

We set out in the beginning of the year with goals and ideals in mind. One of the goal is to bring AAA to the next level, and I believe we accomplished that. However, there’s still a lot of work ahead of us. AAA continues to grow and wishes to create and maintain an open space for anyone to join, learn and grow.

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you UC Davis, thank you ASA department, APAPA-CCC, and thank you to the friends that stopped by our meeting rooms for that one hour on Thursdays, 7 – 8 PM.

Fred Korematsu Volunteering Friday May 21st!

Hello everyone!

Hope you are all doing well today. This Friday, May 21st from 3:30 – 8 PM, AAA has a community service opportunity at Fred Korematsu Elementary School in Davis. 4. Fred Korematsu is located at 3100 Loyola Drive, Davis CA. The school is celebrating their annual Asian Pacific Islander Celebration!

Here is a link to the sign up spreadsheet https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AkJvb-84mWSCdGFmQkdDVGhqbEJPMnE4MVlIRGtaTFE&hl=en

We are asking if you can volunteer an hour of your time on Friday. There are 4 different shifts that you can attend. If you have a car and drive other volunteers that would be great!

Volunteers will be helping with the set up, game booth management and clean up. Although I did say there would be food for volunteers, the organizer updated me and said that the committee is having some issues securing the food for everyone. The least they provide are drinks. Other than that, this is a great opportunity to give back to the Davis community.

Attendance will count towards your AAA membership!

IF you have any questions please feel free to contact me at bhlam@ucdavis.edu.

-Bruce

Apply yourself…to be a AAA officer!

>>>>>>>>Download your copy AAA Officer Application 2010

Are you interested in becoming a student leader of campus for the Asian American Association? Gain leadership skills and experiences, network with other organizations, plan and execute community service events, collaborations, fundraisers and public events by joining the 2010 – 2011 team in AAA.

Deadline is May 21st, 4 pm. You can email the application as an attachment to aaacabinet@ucdavis.edu or submit a physical copy to 4th floor of the MU in the Center for Student Involvement (formerly SPAC) office in Mailbox #101.

Any questions, feel to ask =].

Wong Fu + Hometown = Om nom nom nom!!!

Hometown Chinese Restaurant Fundraiser Flyer. Click to download and print me!

Hometown Chinese Food Fundraiser

All this week (April 5th – April 9th), we’re hosting a fundraiser at Hometown Chinese Restaurant! With delicious, affordable and fresh food ready for you, you don’t want to miss this.

Part of the fundraiser is also a contest for people who are attending Wong Fu Productions: Behind the Scene on April 30th at UC Davis. The contest features prizes such as the Nice Guy merchandises, gift cards, and a secret prize

*******Contest guideline********

1. When you attend Hometown Chinese Restaurant, located at 132 E. Street, Davis CA, bring the flyer. Click on the image above to print out your copy.

2. Present the flyer to the cashier and the cashier will stamp your receipt. IMPORTANT: the receipt must have the official stamp from the cashier of the business.

3. Collect your receipts and write your full name (legibly please!) on the back of the stamp.

4. If your receipt contains personal info such as bank card number, then you can black it out with a sharpie pen. We just want the stamped receipt with your name on it.

On April 30th, we’ll be drawing the raffle. So the more receipts you have, the better chances you have of winning.

Happy eating folks =].

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Tickets for WFP’s Behind the Scene go on sale on April 5th at Freeborn Ticket Office, UC Davis. http://tickets.ucdavis.edu/Public/?SRVC=TIX

General Members = $10 // General Public = $13

VIP Members = $17 // VIP Public = $20

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Contact Nguyen Le ntle@ucdavis.edu for more info on ticket sales.

Contact Kimberly Law kslaw@ucdavis.edu for more info on the event.