APEX EVENTS...


04/02: Vienna Teng, Live @ Gypsy Tea Room
04/10: PACEsetters, Group Run
04/15: Business Card Exchange - "The Power of Business Networking"
04/28: Professional Seminar - "Planning for Your Financial Freedom"


COMMUNITY EVENTS...

04/01: REBROADCAST: Live Interview with Vienna Teng on Purple Signal, AM 1150
             with "pass for two" given away tonight!
04/02: 6th Annual Educational Conference with keynote speaker, Iris Chang
04/14: Re-Election Campaign, hosted by "Voice of The Asian American Association" (VOAAA)
04/17: CIE Professional Seminars - "Web Services" & "Financial Planning and Investment Strategies"
04/19: SMU Chinese Student Union presents Chinese Movie Night -- "HERO"
04/17: Go Wild - Go Native
04/23: "Earth Fest" Downtown Dallas

APEX EVENTS...
04/02: Vienna Teng, Live @ Gypsy Tea Room

Date: Friday, April 2nd
Time: 8:00 PM, Group Dinner at 6:30 PM, Cafe Brazil (2815 Elm Street, Dallas, TX 75226)
Location: Gypsy Tea Room (with special guest, Brother Henry)
2548 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Phone: 214.774.9779
Contact: Kim Lay, klay@lsu.edu or Michael Tsao, michael.tsao@tekelec.com

Cost: Individual, $8

We're thrilled to inform you that acclaimed singer/songwriter Vienna Teng, as featured on the Late Show with David Letterman, NPR, & CNN, is coming to Dallas to celebrate the release of her new album, "Warm Strangers", which has been heralded by Entertainment Weekly. Read about her recent interview with NPR.

For more information, please visit www.viennateng.com or www.virtrecords.com.

APEX EVENTS...
04/10: PACEsetters, Group Run

Date: Saturday, April 10
Time: 10:30 AM
Location: Bob Woodruff Park
Contact: Jack Fan, membership@apexdallas.org

Cost: Free

Comments: PACEsetter group runs are between 3-miles to 8-miles at paces from 7 minutes per mile to 15 minutes per mile and will be supported with water stations. The run is free, non-competitive, and a lot of fun. Social runs are open to everyone interested in running or getting in shape. Join us particularly if you are considering 5K, half-marathon, or marathon runs (including relay teams).

Directions: From downtown Dallas, take 75 north into Plano. Exit Park. Turn right on Central Parkway east. Turn right on Park Blvd. Go past Jupiter and Shiloh. Turn left on side street San Gabriel. Park will be on your left past the school.

http://www.planoparks.org/_maps/_trails/Bob_Woodruff_Park.pdf

APEX EVENTS...
04/15: Business Card Exchange - "The Power of Business Networking"

Date: Thursday, April 15
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: May Dragon, 4848 Beltline Road, Addison, TX, 972-392-9998
RSVP: Justin Hung, justin@apexdallas.org

Cost: $10 for buffet including food and drinks

APEX Dallas and AACTION (Asian American employee network from JPMorganChase) is jointly sponsoring the April Business Card Exchange. Our featured speaker will be Lee Hsia, a former Business Development Manager for CareerLink and HR Recruiter for CSC Consulting. Mr. Hsia will speak about "The Power of Business Networking" and how it can help grow your professional and personal life. Please join us for this special educational and networking event.

To view Lee Hsia's bio, please click here.

**We need an estimated headcount so please contact Justin to RSVP**

APEX EVENTS...
04/28: Professional Seminar - "Planning for Your Financial Freedom"

Date: Wednesday, April 28
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Location: Christopher Parr Library in Plano
6200 Windhaven Parkway
Plano, TX 75093
972.769.4300
http://www.planolibrary.org/Maps/newparrmap.htm

Our first Professional Seminar, "Planning for Your Financial Freedom", is set for Wednesday, April 28th, from 7 - 9 pm at the Christopher Parr Library in Plano. The seminar will be taught by Mr. David Downs from AXA Advisors, LLC and will go over how to properly plan for your future and how to reach financial security and goals. This discussion will help you determine financial goals such as how to:

- Save enough for a comfortable retirement
- Pay for your child's college education
- Protect your family in case you become disabled
- Achieve your investment goals

Mr. Downs is a Vice President with AXA Advisors and works closely with clients, both individuals and small businesses, to help them address their financial goals. You can read more about his background at http://www.daviddowns.com

Please RSVP with Justin Hung at justin@apexdallas.org

**We need an estimated headcount so please contact Justin to RSVP**

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/01: REBROADCAST: Live Interview with Vienna Teng on Purple Signal, AM 1150

Date: Thursday, April 1, 2004
Time: 7:00pm-7:30pm
Radio Channel: Purple Signal, AM 1150
Cost: Free to the listening public

Purple Signal, AM 1150 is honored and excited to rebroadcast the interview with Ms. Vienna Teng this Thursday, April 1st.

Purple Signal will be rebroadcasting the interview with Ms. Vienna Teng. Everyone can listen starting at 7 PM on radio channel AM 1150. The interview will be broadcasted in English with Chinese translations and summarizations.

There will also be a "pass for two" given away tonight before the rebroadcast.

For AM radio listening and for best reception, a radio with an antenna is advised.

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/02: 6th Annual Educational Conference with keynote speaker, Iris Chang

Date: April 2-3, 2004
Location: SMU
Time: TBD (likely 4/2/04 8:00am and ending 4/3/04 5:30pm)
Contact: Natasha Chong, nchong@smu.edu, (214) 549-0613

Special Note: The keynote speaker, Iris Chang, is open to the public forfree! Ever yone is welcome to hear her speak at SMU, Hughes-Trigg Student Center on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 12 pm.

Southern Methodist University is proud to hold the sixth annual Asian-American Leadership and Educational Conference (AALEC) April 2-3,2004. AALEC's goal is to provide an opportunity for our future generations to gain knowledge and insight on how to become successful in an increasingly competitive world.

With the growth of Asian populations, a small group of students and educators had a dream to educate and reach out to the youth. The lives of Asian American youth are affected by many different issues and concerns. There is a clear need for role models who understand the different journeys that these youth have traveled and who can resolve the nebulous issues that
they face.

Through AALEC, the SMU student leaders wish to successfully bridge the communication-gap and the culture-gap which continuously challenge the Asian-American community. The conference offers a medley of speakers and workshops
that address a comprehensive range of Asian-American topics from domestic cultural conflicts to leadership and career planning.

The theme this year is: "Looking within: Honoring the Past, Capturing the Present, and Exploring the Future." A few speakers are needed to lead the workshops about the three themes. Topics could include college life, career planning, etc. If you know anyone who is interested in participating in the conference or if you are interested in assisting, please contact Natasha
Cong. You can visit AALEC at http://people.smu.edu/aalec.

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/14: Re-Election Campaign, hosted by Voice of The Asian American Association (VOAAA)

Date: Wednesday, April 14, 2004
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Location: Kirin Restaurant
221 W. Polk, 2nd Floor
Richardson, TX 75081
Cost: Free, food and drinks provided

You have an opportunity to meet Plano Mayor Pat Evans and Councilwoman Sally Magnuson. The Asian population in Plano is the largest and fastest growing ethnic group in Plano. Come share your community needs or concerns or simply meet the Mayor and Councilwoman.

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/17: CIE Professional Seminars - "Web Services" & "Financial Planning and Investment Strategies"

Date: Saturday, April 17, 2004
Time: 1:30pm-2:45pm "Web Services"
Time: 3:00pm-4:15pm "Financial Planning and Investment Strategies"
Location: Plano Haggard Library
Cost: Free

CIE/USA DFW Chapter would like to invite you all to attend a free seminar series on April 17th, Saturday.

For more details, regarding the event, please click here.

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/19: SMU Chinese Student Union presents Chinese Movie Night -- "HERO"

Date: Monday, April 19, 2004
Time: 8:00pm-10:00pm
Location: SMU Hughes Trigg Student Center Theater (Basement Floor)
Cost: Free

SMU Chinese Student Union presents Chinese Movie Night -- "HERO"

Genre: Martial Arts, Historical Epic
Director: Yimou Zhang (Raise the Red Lantern, Ju Dou)
Starring: Jet Li, Maggie Cheung, Tony Leung, Chiu Wai, Ziyi Zhang (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
04/17: Go Wild - Go Native
04/23: "Earth Fest" Downtown Dallas


Date: Saturday, April 17
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Family EarthDay
Location: Texas Discovery Gardens, Fair Park Dallas

Date: Friday, April 23
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m
Location: Downtown Dallas, Main, Akard and Commerce Streets

Come join us for the "4th Annual EarthFest for the Metroplex". Show your support for enironmental and economic development. Free festival tours for everyone, wilde butterfly conservatory, native gardens, recycle art contest, composting demonstrations, live music, picnic, food & lots of fun!!

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