President's Message

President's Message for December

04 Dec 2012 10:48 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

December 5

On behalf of FAPAC I wish everyone the best. Have a happy and safe holiday season.

Congratulations to the FAPAC SW Chapter for putting on another successful One Day Leadership Training Event on November 17 for the sixth year. I had the privilege of representing the Executive Board in swearing in the new officers and also giving the Welcoming Remarks. I look forward to more chapters doing this type of training events so we can provide benefits to members and nonmembers who cannot make it to our National Leadership Training Event. If any of the chapters want to do more local training contact FAPAC SW or the new Chapter Chair Parveen Setia we will help in any way we can to make it happen.

At the same time we are busy working on the planning of the National Training Program at the Hilton Long Beach and Executive Meeting Center to be held on May 6-10, 2013 with the theme “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion”. As we scan the news headline we see the importance of inclusion in our theme for next year.  

After the outreach conducted by the Vice President on Committees, I had the difficult task of trying to make the final appointment on the Standing Committees and Ad hoc committees. My watchword has been passion and commitment, leadership abilities, knowledge of the subject matter and diversity.  Here are the new chairs for the year 2012-2013:

Program Committee

Thanh Trang

Public Relationship Committee

Grace Spence

Nomination& Election Committee

Lily Ho

Affirmative Employment Committee

Jane Rolen

Membership Committee

Janet Chen

Chapter Committee

Parveen Setia

Conference Committee

Farook Sait

Constitution By-Law Committee

Vanee Komolprasert

Ethics Committee

Gerald Tiqui

Past President

Farook Sait

Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity & Inclusion

Selina Lee

Ad Hoc Committee on Fundraising

Vaiyapuri Subramaniam/D K Gurung

Ad Hoc Committee on Young Professional & Outreach

Jonathan Lee/Sharon Nickolas

Again thanks for the many members who have stepped forward. For those that I was not able to make the appointment I hope you can be members of the committees and help the new Chair in carrying out their mission. At the end of the day, we are on the same boat – trying to move FAPAC forward.



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