It is a special honor and a privilege to begin my term as president of the Council of Asian Pacific Americans (CAPA) for 2019-2020 term. Our outgoing president, Angela Wang Beasinger, deserves enormous gratitude from all of us for guiding the council in reaching our mission. It has been a pleasure learning from Angela to move our council forward and succeed. With the support of the Executive Board, Committee Chairs and all CAPA Board members, we’ll strive in our diverse talents to accomplish the goals and objectives of CAPA while pursuing opportunities that increase our membership, cultural events, educational programs, and community outreach services.
One of my top goals is to create more ways for mentoring and volunteering opportunities for CAPA members, students, and professionals. Given the right support and guidance are the essential first steps in grooming future APA leaders, community advocates, and successful organizations. My second priority is to ensure that members take advantage of the many benefits and activities available as CAPA members. Some of these benefits will include, CAPA Organization Outreach Program, Scholarship Awards, Youth Initiative, and more.
Lastly, mark your calendar for our three big events: Splendor of the East, Asian Festival, Leadership Summit, and a new one, the Holiday Gala.