March 3, 2013
FAPAC welcome the Lunar New Year with 100 members and friends in DC Chinatown and TD Bank singed up to be a new sponsor. Many new members signed up also, thanks to the work of the Membership Committee. According to the Chinese zodiac this is the Year of the Snake. Snakes are known to be patient and analytical and with the political tumult it is a good model for FAPAC leadership.
The planning group for the NTP (National Training Program) is busy working to establish a cost effective and comprehensive program for us all to be held on May 6-10, 2013 at the Long Beach Hilton. We expect attendees from the greater Los Angeles area and Orange County. Several Asian elected officials were invited to the Welcoming Reception. Admiral Jonathan Greenert, Chief of Naval Operations, was to be our Keynote at the Opening but due to his trip overseas he would be the Keynote at the Military Award Luncheon instead. FAPAC has invited Mayor Edwin Lee of San Francisco to be the Keynote at the Opening Ceremony and is waiting for confirmation. Several prominent leaders from the Asian Pacific American community are invited to speak at the various plenary and workshops. In additional we have seasoned and great trainers from across the government to provide fabulous training on Strategic Leadership, Communication, Supervision/Management Essentials. The FAPAC SW Chapter and the new Young Professional and Outreach Committee are pulling together to put on a three day student program, a first our FAPAC. We will have an independent track of program for students in addition to opportunity for them to meet with recruiters from many agencies. To ensure everyone have a good experience we have a limit so students are asked to registered early so they can come on the day that is best for them. The team visited Long Beach recently and information is being sent out to all area colleges. FAPAC is also teaming up with the Department of Veterans Affairs to put on a Veterans Program to enable agencies to hire more veterans. In light of the fiscal uncertainty in Washington FAPAC is soliciting the help of the Federal Executives Board to help us to outreach to agencies in Southern California.
The Program Committee is working with the office of Congresswoman Judy Chu and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus on the Congressional Workshop to be held in May on Capitol Hill to enable members to learn about congressional operations and meet the many new Asian faces of Congress.
FAPAC is looking forward to graduating its first class of CDHP (Mentoring Program) and will be launching a second class soon, building on its experience. We are also working with the White House Initiatives on AAPI to a possible new pilot project for members in need of more leadership training opportunities.
FAAPC is constantly looking for new membership especially those who are committed and are willing to devote their valuable time to contribute to the success of our programs. If you are ready to serve, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org.