10/15: Restaurant Reviews in Plano
APEX Charity Poker Tournament
Painting Party at Dallas Chinese Community Center
10/29: Evening at the Crow Collection: Corporate Networking Exchange Mixer


10/02: The Fourth Annual, Asian American Forum Leadership Institute
10/12: United Way Needs Assessment Volunteers and Grant Panel Members
10/22: Business Promotion Conference hosted by Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Administration


10/15: Restaurant Reviews in Plano

Date: Friday, October 15, 2004
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: Plano Area Restaurants
RSVP: Anna Tai, anna@apexdallas.org
Angela Lang, angela@apexdallas.org

In continuation of our new membership mixer series called the Restaurant Reviews, we are hitting a new hot spot in Plano right off of Legacy & Tollway. If you haven't heard, this 'urban' center in this North Texas suburb is the place to see and be seen. Come and check out the titillating flavors of Korean food at Naan or satiate your appetite with some fresh oysters at Half Shells. Then after dinner we'll gather at Cru Wine Bar just a short walk away. Make sure to RSVP soon for one of the restaurants!

Restaurant 1:
Naan Korean Restaurant: http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=11744
RSVP: Anna Tai, anna@apexdallas.org

Restaurant 2:
Half Shells Seafood Grill: http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=12766
RSVP: Angela Lang, angela@apexdallas.org

Cru Wine Bar: http://www.guidelive.com/portal/page?_pageid=33,97400&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&item_id=22060


10/23: APEX Charity Poker Tournament

Date: Saturday, Oct. 23
Time: 7 pm - Midnight
Location: 614 Belhaven Drive, Allen, TX 75013
RSVP: Michael Tsao, michael@apexdallas.org

Texas Hold'em Poker is all the rage and APEX-Dallas wants you to join us in the fun. On Saturday, October 23rd, APEX will be hosting a Charity Poker Tournament with proceeds to benefit The Women's Shelter. Beginners are welcomed to participate as Texas Hold 'Em poker is one of the best games for a beginner to learn. Hard-core enthusiasts will also have the option to join an all-expert table.

APEX is hosting this event in the spirit of fun and charity. Top finishers of each table will meet at a winners table for the right to be crowned the APEX Texas Hold'em Poker Champ. Prizes and bragging rights will be awarded to the first, second and third place finishers.

Buy-in is $10 for members, $15 for non-members. Additional buy-in is $10 for all. Spectators are asked to donate $5 for the charity. Snacks, drinks, karaoke, music, and additional entertainment will be provided.

Because seating is limited, please RSVP by Thursday, October 21st to ensure a place. Contact Michael Tsao (michael@apexdallas.org) to RSVP.

About The Women's Shelter:


The Women's Shelter is dedicated to reducing family violence through services that shelter victims, educate the community and support non-abusive, self-reliant families. The organization primarily serves Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County communities. The Women's Shelter has a 21,000 square-foot emergency shelter in Arlington that accommodates up to 72 women and children who are victims of domestic violence. The organization also offers non-residential services for victims as well as educational programs to the community.


The Women's Shelter
P.O. Box 1207
Arlington, TX 76004
tel: (817)548-0583
fax: (817)548-0987



10/23: Painting Party at Dallas Chinese Community Center

Date: Saturday, October 23, 2004
Time: 8:00am - 12:00 pm
Location: Dallas Chinese Community Center, 400 South Greenville Ave, Richardson, TX 75081
RSVP/Contact Person: karin@apexdallas.org

Come join us as we help renovate and paint the Dallas Chinese Community Center in a partnership with JP Morgan Chase/Aspire.

No experience necessary so anyone and everyone can attend ! APEX Members and Non-members welcome. Lunch provided.


10/29: Evening at the Crow Collection: Corporate Networking Exchange Mixer

Date: Friday, October 29, 2004 (MARK YOUR CALENDAR!)
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Crow Collection of Asian Art, http://www.crowcollection.org
Cost: Free, appetizers and drinks provided
RSVP required: James Song james@apexdallas.org

You are cordially invited to the second Corporate Exchange Mixer on Friday, October 29th hosted by JPMorgan Chase/ASPIRE and the Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art.

This exciting networking mixer will bring together various Asian American professional organizations in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex in hopes of developing future partnerships as opportunities arise. These opportunities include professional and leadership development, cultural awareness and education, community service, and networking events.

Come out for an evening of socializing, networking, and art education. Meet colleagues from different corporations around the Metroplex, including JPMorganChase, American Airlines, Verizon, APEX and many more in a beautiful setting of traditional Asian art. Friends and family invited.

About the Crow Collection: The Crow Collection is nestled as a small jewel in the heart of Dallas - in the bustling and fast-growing Arts District. Exhibiting works of art from Japan, China, India and Southeast Asia, the Crow Collection of Asian Art offers visitors a peaceful world of beauty and spirituality in the heart of the city. Because many objects now considered
"art" were created for religious purposes, many of the pieces in the permanent collection represent deities from various religions, including Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism and Jainism. The works of art, dating from 3500 B.C. to the early 20th century, include precious jade ornaments from China, delicate Japanese scrolls and a rarely seen 28-foot by 12-foot sandstone facade of an 18th century Indian residence.



10/02: The Fourth Annual, Asian American Forum Leadership Institute

Date: Saturday, October 2nd
Time: 8:30 am 5 pm
Location: University of Texas at Arlington, E.H. Hereford University Center - 300 W. First Street - Arlington Texas
Sponsors: University of Texas at Arlington, Asian Business News, JDI Investors, LP, Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Southern Star Distributors

How would you like to advance your personal and professional life ? A wonderful opportunity is available for you to hear great speakers and participate in a variety of workshops such as "Understanding Your Cultural Values", "Assertiveness Training", and "Managing Effective Collaborations."

To learn more about the event or register, please visit http://www.asianamericanforum.org or please click here to download a brochure regarding this event.


10/12: United Way Needs Assessment Volunteers and Grant Panel Members

Date: Posted Tuesday, October 12th
Time: NA
Location: NA
Sponsor: United Way
Contact: Lynn Duong-Coley, Associate Director of Planning, Lcoley@UnitedWayDallas.Org, (214) 978-0032

United Way is looking for individuals who can serve as a Needs Assessment Volunteers and a Grant Panel Members. Additional information is available on the attached documents below. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Duong-Coley, Associate Director of Planning, Lcoley@UnitedWayDallas.Org, (214) 978-0032.

<<UWMD Nds Assmt Community Expert Application.doc>> <<Grant Volunteer Packet .doc>>


10/22: Business Promotion Conference hosted by Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Administration

Date: Friday, October 22nd
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: The Westin Galleria Dallas- Johnson Room, 13340 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75240
Sponsors: Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Administration

STSP comes 3,976 acres designated specially for telecommunications, optoelectronics, integrated circuit, biotechnology, and precision machinery. As of September 2004, more than 150, local and international, high tech companies, chose here, which including TSMC, UMC, Chi Mei Optoelectronics, the Applied Materials on Taiwan and ScinoPharm Taiwan etc. Optoelectronics, IC and biotechnology industrial clusters already formed at STSP, and it is expected to reach the amount of US$ 8.823 billion in 2004, and the estimated employment will reach to 35,000 people by the end of 2004.

The investment incentives include R&D grant and tax exemption up to five years. The companies that invest here can enjoy the benefits from the National Labs, one-stop administrative service, and inexpensive rent of land/standard factories and dormitories.

Make yourself a partner of STSP, a Park that promises to order tailor-made services for you.
As for the detail information about STSP, please visit our web site: www.stsipa.gov.tw.
Look forward to meeting you soon in Dallas.

With Best Regards.
Sincerely yours,

Chein Tai, Ph.D.
Director General
Southern Taiwan Science Park Administration, Tainan, Taiwan

P.S. Please RSVP with this form.

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