2009 Asia Houston Network Scholarship Recipients
Houston Community College
University of Houston

Community Leadership Awards Luncheon
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Asia Houston Network recognized two outstanding community leaders: Donna Fujimoto Cole, President and CEO of Cole Chemical; and Elsie Huang, Chair of the Mayor’s International Affairs Development Council – Asia/Australia. Hon. Theresa Chang and Dr. Peter Chang were honorary chairs. Attendees included Mandy Kao, Wea Lee, Glen Gondo, State Senator John Whitmire, State Rep. Dwayne Bohac, Former State Rep. Martha Wong, State Rep. Hubert Vo, State rep. Kristi Thibaut, Gordon Quan, former State Rep. Jim Murphy, Vu Than Thuy of Radio Saigon, Sugar Land City Councilwoman Jacquie Baly Chaumette, FOX 26 General Manager D’Artagnan Bebel, Sidney Evans, County Clerk Beverly Kaufman, Rogene Gee Calvert, City Council Member-elect C.O. “Brad” Bradford, Ethiopian Hon. Consul General Gezahgen Kebede, and KRIV anchorwoman Pattie Shieh. View photos here.

Korean Festival
Saturday, October 3, 2009

Come and celebrate Korean culture at the annual Korean Festival. Asia Houston Network is pleased to be a co-sponsor for an exciting day of traditional dances & costumes, music, food, and martial arts. The festival will take place on Saturday, October 3, from 11 am to 3 pm at the Houston Community College - Spring Branch campus on I-10 and Beltway 8. Admission is free. Please click here for more information (.jpg).

Asian American Summit / Candidate Forum
Friday, October 2, 2009

The Asian American community has been increasing over the last decade both in numbers and in political participation. This November, the City of Houston will hold a very important election. The Mayor, Controller and several Council seats will be open for the first time in six years. Asia Houston Network will co-sponsor an Asian American Summit/Mayoral Forum. This event is free and open to the public.

The purpose of this event is to educate the public on issues important to the Asian American community; and to give the opportunity for candidates of all November races to meet the public. Click to view the invitation (.pdf).

Women's Self-Defense Seminar & Workshop: Mind, Body & Spirit
Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's not about the size or strength, but attitude and skill. Asia Houston Network and Kim Soo Karate hosted the 5th annual Mind, Body & Spirit , a free women's self-defense seminar and workshop. Participants learned how to use leverage, momentum and vital pressure points against an attacker and how to employ practical, easy-to-learn blocks and strikes. Click to view photos.

New Year Networking Reception
Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Asia Houston Network hosted " Sweet Asia " featuring sweet samplings from various Asian countries. This year's event honored Gordon Quan, former Mayor Pro Tem and City Council Member, and Christine Starkman of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.  Those joining the crowd included Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, City Council Member Peter Brown, Japanese Consul General Tsutomu Osawa, Mandy and William Kao, Jerome Vielman, Thomas Au, Viet Hoang, Hon. Consul General of Thailand Charles Foster and KPRC legal expert Brian Wise. Click to view photos.



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