APEX EVENTS...


03/13: Crepes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
03/18: APEX Toastmasters Club 2004 Biannual Speech Contest
03/24: Business Card Exchange w/Carol Wang, NBC Reporter & Anchor
03/27: APEX Toastmasters Club: Area 43 International Speech & Table Topics Contest


COMMUNITY EVENTS...

03/01: GDAACC Volunteer Opportunties...
03/11: Please Help! Asian Bone Marrow Donors Needed
             Dallas Morning News article on Yu Jian by News Columnist Esther Wu
03/18: AXA Advisors Women's Business Forum "Smart Choices for a Successful Woman"
03/18: Live Interview with Vienna Teng on Purple Signal, AM 1150
03/25: Bone Marrow Registry Drive
03/27: Dallas Historical Society is seeking to visit with Asian American families ...

APEX EVENTS...
03/13: Crepes for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2004
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Carpenter Park Recreation Center
6701 Coit Rd
Plano, TX 75024
Contact: Jack Fan, membership@apexdallas.org

Cost: $20/$25 member/non-member
RSVP by March 8, 2004, class limited to 24

Crepes are an extremely versatile and impressive item to have on the menu.
Anyone can make them and if you have flour, an egg and some milk, you have
the basis of a wonderful meal, any time of the day. If you are having
guests, fill crepes with exotic seafood or roll them around fresh vegetables
and smother them in a fabulous sauce. For dessert, add them to a rich sauce
or fill them with seasonal fruit and a creamy custard. Use your imagination
and amaze yourself and your friends and family.

In this class, everyone will have the opportunity to make crepes. Then we
will make a variety of fillings and talk about the versatility of crepes. We
will finish with everyone making themselves a take-home platter of crepes,
along with a copy of the recipes.

-- About The Main Course --
Main course cooking provides classes in many of the world's culinary styles.
To retain a hands-on approach to cooking we keep our class sizes small and
provide an informal teaching style. We believe interaction is the key to
getting the most out of a cooking class. Our guest's enjoyment of cooking
and the exploration of different culinary styles is always our primary goal.
Learn new recipes, techniques, ingredients and shopping tips. Meet new
people, discuss your food experiences, ask plenty of questions, and join in
with the cooking if you so desire.

APEX EVENTS...
03/18: APEX Toastmasters Club 2004 Biannual Speech Contest

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Time: 6:30 - 8:15 pm
Location: Texas Instruments (inside the Texins Activity Center)
13900 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75243
RSVP: James Song, toastmasters.pr@apexdallas.org

We are happy to announce another APEX Toastmasters Club 2004 Speech
Contest. Come join us in showing off your speaking skills! There will be
two speech categories this year: Table Topics and International. The theme
this year is inspiration. Only paid Toastmasters members are eligible to
compete, but everyone is welcome to come and vote for the better speaker of
their choice. Good luck to all our excellent competitors!

For more information about APEX Toastmasters Club, please visit
www.apexdallas.org/toastmasters

APEX EVENTS...
03/24: Business Card Exchange w/Carol Wang, NBC Reporter & Anchor

Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2004
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: Nedley's
1801 N.Plano Rd
Richardson, Tx 75081

RSVP: Justin Hung, justin@apexdallas.org

The Professional Development Committee invites you to our next Business Card
Exchange on March 24th with Carol Wang, Reporter and Anchor for NBC5 in
Dallas/Ft. Worth. Carol will share stories about her career and general
thoughts about Asian American perceptions in the media. Please join us for
this special night.

To view Carol Wang's bio, please click here.

APEX EVENTS...
03/27: APEX Toastmasters Club: Area 43 International Speech & Table Topics Contest

Date: Saturday, March 27, 2004
Time: 11:45 am Registration
12:15 pm Contestants Briefing
1:00 pm Contest Begins
Location: Hillcrest Church, The Seminar Room
12123 Hillcrest Road
Dallas, TX 75230
Contact: James Song, toastmasters.pr@apexdallas.org

Cost: FREE

Congratulations to Julie Hwang, our APEX Toastmasters President and winner of the Table Topics Contest! Congratulations also goes out to Tae Lee, CTM and winner of the International Speech Contest! Both winners will be moving on to the Area Contest.

Come support our APEX Toastmasters Club in the Area 43 International Speech & Table Topics Contest! Admission is FREE!! Refreshments are available. Everyone is welcomed!

Directions: From I635 (LBJ Fwy) go south 5/10 mile on Hillcrest Road. The Church is on the right. From Forest Lane go north 4/10 mile on Hillcrest Road. Directional signs will be posted on the Church property. Entrance from either the north or south atrium locations, or from the walkway with the I-Beam statuary at the SW corner of the campus.

For more information about APEX Toastmasters Club, please visit
www.apexdallas.org/toastmasters

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
03/01: GDAACC Volunteer Opportunties...

GDAACC Encourages interested persons who may wish to serve on
local boards or commissions....

Want to get involved in your local city and neighborhood ? Opportunities
are available to serve on city council commissions, an organization's board
of directors, and other civil services. There are diverse volunteer
opportunities available. This is your chance to get involved in governmental
affairs and various community service projects.

Contact: les@apexdallas.org
Forward your resume noting your area of interest
(Some positions may require previous functional experience)

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
03/11: Please Help! Asian Bone Marrow Donors Needed

Dallas Morning News article on Yu Jian by News Columnist Esther Wu

From Jian's Wife To All of You That Care

February 9th, 2004 was our wedding day - I decided to marry my long-time
boyfriend Jian Yu a week after he was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia. He is
only thirty years old. I could hardly bear the heaviness of the event and I
know the best way I can help him is to send the following message to as many
people as possible. I am waiting for a miracle and I believe there will be
one.

The type of Leukemia Jian has is very aggressive. No one can predict what is
going to happen to him in six months or a year. The intensive chemotherapy
he is receiving now can only put the cancer into remission temporarily; for
his life to continue, he will need a stem cell transplant.

Siblings are normally the best bone marrow donor candidates, but Jian is an
only child. He also has not found a perfect match in the existing bone
marrow registry. The National Marrow Donor center has 4.5 million donors
currently registered. Taiwan has about 240,000 registered potential donors.
Mainland China only has about 20,000 registrants at present. In general, it
is difficult to find a match and the Chinese donor pool is so small that it
is even more difficult for Jian or other Asian patients to find a match. If
you are an Asian, I urge you to join the national bone marrow program now.
You can go to a nearby Donor Center or a Bone Marrow Drive in your area. You
could be the one who saves Jian, or someone else who is also desperately
racing with death. Thanks to recent medical developments, donors usually
need only give blood stem cells instead of bone marrow.

I have already registered in the donor center. I may not be able to help
Jian right away, but one day I might give a new life to someone else's loved
one. Let's all help each other out. Let's wish that no one will have to let
cancer take away his or her life in the future and let's wish that Jian and
I will have many, many happy years together.

-- Lu Shen

http://www.yujian.org/

Further information can be found at

http://www.nmdpdallas.org/about/about.asp
National Marrow Donor Program of Dallas

http://www.aadp.org
Asian American Donor Program

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
03/18: AXA Advisors Women's Business Forum "Smart Choices for a Successful Woman"

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Location: GDAACC Offices
11171 Harry Hines Blvd, Suite 115
Dallas, TX 75229
Cost: FREE for GDAACC members or mention invited by Lily Qian (APEX Board), $5 for non-members
RSVP: info@gdaacc.com

Sponsored by Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce featuring
Cindy Wei, CPA and Chris Noonan, Executive VP, AXA Dallas.

Don't want all your hard earned money going to Uncle Sam?
Keep more for yourself! Come listen to tax tips for both individuals
and business owners. You can increase your profit by using legal
tax deductions. You can increase your time spent on growing your
business while still reduce the risk of being audited.

Take a closer look at the way you invest! Financial experts
have found women are smarter, more confident, and more
involved in investment decision-making than before. Come
to learn how you rank and how you can increase your
investment success.

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
03/18: Live interview with Vienna Teng on Purple Signal, AM 1150

Date: Thursday, March 18, 2004
Time: 8:00pm-8:30pm
Radio Channel: Purple Signal, AM 1150
Cost: Free to the listening public

Purple Signal, AM 1150 is honored and excited to have the opportunity to interview
Ms. Vienna Teng this Thursday, March 18th.

Purple Signal will be doing a LIVE phone-in interview with Ms. Vienna Teng. Everyone
can listen starting at 8 PM on radio channel AM 1150. The interview will be conducted
in English with Chinese translations and summarizations.

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

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
03/25: Bone Marrow Registry Drive

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2004
Time: 11:00am-6:00pm
Location: FunAsia Exhibit Hall
1210 E. Beltline Road
Richardson, TX
Contact: Venus Thomas vthomas@carterbloodcare.org or 214-351-8157

Carter Blood Care is in need of a few volunteers and donors for a Bone Marrow Registry Drive at the Asian Job and Health Fair on March 25, 2004. The National Bone Marrow Donor Registry is in dire need of Asian and other minority donors. The chance of finding a life saving match in the existing registry is extremely small for minorities. Register as a donor or help out to give somone a second chance at life.

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
03/27: Dallas Historical Society is seeking to visit with Asian American families ...

Date: NA
Time: NA
Location: Dallas Historical Society
Contact: Avelino Segura, CEO avelino@dallashistory.org or 214-421-4500 ext. 102

The Dallas Historical Society is seeking to visit with Asian American families who have been in Dallas for several generations. The organization is in the process of completing its Dallas history edition. If your family have been here for a few generations or know of someone who are, please contact or have them contact its CEO, Avelino Segura @ avelino@dallashistory.org or 214-421-4500 ext. 102.

This is important for us as Asian Americans to make sure that "we are not missing in history".
- Julia Wai-Yin So, Director, Community Development, DCCCD.

 

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