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2016 12 May Highlights from #APAHM2016

2016 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

 

Happy Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! Thank you to everyone who joined us last week to kick off the month long celebration. Here is a recap of all the APAICS events that took place from May 3-May 5, 2016. To see more pictures, please visit our Facebook page (don’t forget to like us as well!): www.facebook.com/APAICS.


22nd Annual Awards Gala Dinner

 

 

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President Barack Obama highlighted his Administration’s efforts and successes on behalf of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in his keynote address. Photo Credit: Joe Shymanski

 

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Mr. Simon Nagata, Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer for Toyota, accepting the APAICS Corporate Achievement Award on behalf of Toyota, presented by Congressman Mark Takano. Photo Credit: Joe Shymanski

 

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Congressman Xavier Becerra receiving the APAICS Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Secretary Norman Mineta. Photo Credit: Joe Shymanski

 

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Aziz Ansari and Alan Yang receiving the APAICS Vision Award, presented by Congresswoman Grace Meng. Photo Credit: Joe Shymanski

 

Judy Chu Gala 2016

Congresswoman Judy Chu provided welcome remarks as Chair of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) and introduced President Barack Obama as the keynote speaker. Photo Credit: Joe Shymanski

 

Parvesh and Sonal (JS)

Actors Parvesh Cheena and Sonal Shah served as Master and Mistress of Ceremonies. Photo Credit: Joe Shymanski

 

Fellows (RGT)

Congressman Ami Bera and Congressman Mike Honda presented the 2015-2016 APAICS Congressional Fellows and sponsors on stage. Thank you to our sponsors: American Petroleum Institute, Coca-cola, Herbalife, McDonald’s, Walmart, Wells Fargo and Southwest Airlines, for your support of the APAICS Fellowship Program. Photo Credit: Ramon Talusan

 

APAICS Board of Directors. Photo Credit: Mike Wilkinson

APAICS Board of Directors. Photo Credit: Mike Wilkinson

 

Winners of the APAICS Opportunity Drawing. Prizes of the raffle were graciously donated by Dell, Southwest Airlines, MGM International Resorts and Toyota. Photo Credit: Michael Wilkinson, Roberto Llames, Ramon Talusan

Winners of the APAICS Opportunity Drawing. Prizes of the raffle were graciously donated by Dell, Southwest Airlines, MGM International Resorts and Toyota. Photo Credit: Michael Wilkinson, Roberto Llames, Ramon Talusan

 

Congratulations to this year’s raffle winners!

 

Grand Prize GRAND PRIZE- 2016 Toyota Prius Three Touring

Maria Consuelo G. Maisto

Dell Latitude 14 7000 Series Laptop

Cora Holbrook

Family of 4 Round-trip Southwest tickets

Pamela Lam

Pair of 2 Round-trip Southwest tickets to any INTERNATIONAL Southwest- published destination

Bettie Luke

Las Vegas Getaway package from MGM International Resorts & Pair of 2 Round-trip Southwest tickets

John Pan

 


 

National Leadership Academy

The National Leadership Academy is designed for current elected officials seeking re-election or advancement into higher office, and individuals who plan to run within the next two years.

2016 National Leadership Participants

38 elected officials and community leaders from across the country came to Washington, D.C. representing CA, FL, GA, MA, MN, NJ, NV, PA, VA, WI, Washington, DC and Saipan, MP. Photo Credit: APAICS

 


 

Military Leadership Luncheon

Over 230 retired and active duty military personnel, cadets and community leaders attended the 3rd Annual APAICS & PPALM Military Leadership Luncheon. Thank you to Toyota, the host sponsor of the event.

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PPALM Chairman General Tony Taguba (US Army) and APAICS President and CEO Floyd Mori with keynote speaker Lieutenant General Gina M. Grosso from the Air Force. Lt Gen Grosso spoke on diversity inclusion, cultural competence and mentorship in our Armed Forces. Photo Credit: Ramon Talusan

 


 

VIP & Alumni Appreciation Dinner

APAICS hosted an intimate dinner for its VIP sponsors, Members of Congress and alumni. Congresswoman Judy Chu gave welcome remarks. Thank you to Toyota for being host sponsor and National Association of Broadcasters for the additional sponsorship support. Thank you to Southwest Airlines for providing air travel for our alumni coming from all over the country.

 Over 30 alumni of the APAICS Summer Internship and APAICS Congressional Fellowship program attended the dinner. Photo Credit: Ramon Talusan

Over 30 alumni of the APAICS Summer Internship and APAICS Congressional Fellowship program attended the dinner. Photo Credit: Ramon Talusan

 

Congratulations to Wendy Ho for receiving the Horizon Award and Umair Khan for receiving the Trailblazer Award. APAICS is proud of the achievements of all our alumni! Photo Credit: Ramon Talusan

Congratulations to Wendy Ho for receiving the Horizon Award and Umair Khan for receiving the Trailblazer Award. APAICS is proud of the achievements of all our alumni! Photo Credit: Ramon Talusan

 


 

Thank you to everyone who attended our events and your continued support of APAICS in building the political pipeline for AAPIs. A special thank you to our sponsors and community partners who make the mission of APAICS possible.

PLATINUM

Comcast NBCUniversal

GOLD

American Petroleum Institute
Toyota
Walmart

SILVER

California Teachers Association
National Education Association
Coca-Cola
Southwest Airlines
State Farm Insurance
Wells Fargo

BRONZE

Amgen
AT&T
BP America
Dell
Diageo & Breakthru Beverage
Facebook
General Motors
Herbalife
Motion Picture Association of America
National Association of Broadcasters
National Association of Realtors
Verizon

SUPPORTER

AARP
Bel Leong Hong & Shekar Narasimhan
CBS
Google
MGM
Nielsen
PG&E
PhRMA

FRIENDS

Monster Cable
Shine

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Southwest is the official airlines of APAICS