APEX EVENTS...


05/07: APEX in Action: BOTRES Field Day – Benefits Children's Cancer Fund
05/14: APEX in Action: ASSISTANCE NEEDED for the GDAACC - 15th Annual Asian Festival
05/26: APEX After 5
feb - aug: APEX Dallas College Mentor Program

COMMUNITY EVENTS...

05/05: JADE Kabuki Event
05/07: LAMP - Chinese Institute of Engineers Path to Excellence – A Leadership Workshop


APEX EVENTS...
05/07 APEX in Action: BOTRES Field Day – Benefits Children's Cancer Fund

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 8:30 AM- 2:30 PM (2 shifts)
Location: The Cooper Aerobics Center, 12200 Preston Road Dallas , Texas 75230 (near 635)
RSVP: Angela Lang, angela@apexdallas.org

APEX in Action is the new name for our Community Service part of the organization. We are dedicated and driven to volunteer for various community service projects. We're taking action by giving back to the area community.

APEX in Action friends, let's get our volunteering on! We've got this worthy cause to help cure childhood cancer and an awesome opportunity to help with a local group. Help entails different kinds of involvement. We'll need timers, set-up crews, clean-up crews, parking attendants, game helpers, etc.

Lend a hand for a few hours! Shifts are 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM, 11:30 AM-2:30PM. We'll try to match you up with a role that fits how much you want to be involved. RSVP for more info!

Battle of the Real Estate Superstars (BOTRES) is a field day for teams of Dallas' real estate companies who take the time out to compete in obstacle races, do goofy activities and enjoy each other's company in raising money for the Children's Cancer Fund.


APEX EVENTS...
05/14 APEX in Action: ASSISTANCE NEEDED for the GDAACC - 15th Annual Asian Festival

Date: Saturday, May 14th
Time: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Annette Strauss Artist Square, adjacent to the Meyerson Symphony Hall, in the Arts District area of downtown Dallas
Contact(s): James Song, james@apexdallas.org or Angela Lang, angela@apexdallas.org

The Asian Festival is here again!

APEX Dallas would like to invite you to come volunteer for the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce - 2005 Asian Festival.

For more information, please find on the following links: the volunteer duties description, volunteer packet and volunteer form.

The 15th Annual Asian Festival will be held on Saturday, May 14th, 2005, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The Festival will take place at the Annette Strauss Artist Square, adjacent to the Meyerson Symphony Hall, in the Arts District area of downtown Dallas.

Asian Festival:

Lion Dance, martial arts, sumo wrestling, Japanese drums and over 14 different Asian Communities will once again grace the Annette Strauss Artist Square in Downtown Dallas. Over 15,000 people will be in attendance, making the Asian Festival the largest cultural festival in North Texas. This fun, colorful, and festive event will unite Asian cultures while creating a
diverse marketplace featuring native arts & crafts, music, dance, food, martial arts and children's activities. Unique cuisine from Indonesia, Korea, China, India, Laos, Vietnam, the Philippines and other countries will be sold by independent vendors. The children's area, Passport to Asia for Kids, will provide activities culturally relevant to the traditions of the arts of Asia such as origami, face painting, henna painting, jewelry making, and many more.

Thank you for your support and we are looking forward to having you as a part of this event.


APEX EVENTS...
05/26 APEX After 5

Date: Thursday, May 26
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: BerryHill Baja Grill, located in Addison, 18101 Preston Road #204C. (tel: 972-732-8226)
Drink Specials: $2 domestic and wells, $2.50 imports, $3 sangria, $4 premium, $4.50 rita, $4.95 bellini
Contact: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org - no reservations required!

APEX-Dallas invites you to wind down with us at the highly acclaimed restaurant BerryHill featuring unique Baja-style cuisine. Help us dive into their famous tamales and tacos of which they boast authenticity.

Enjoy live music, drink specials, and complimentary appetizers just for us! Look for the section especially reserved for APEX!


APEX EVENTS...
feb - aug APEX Dallas College Mentor Program

Date: February - August
Contact: Justin Hung, justin@apexdallas.org

APEX College Mentor Program: Sponsored by Deloitte

Overview

The APEX College Mentor Program is a chance for our organization to give back to the community while also committing to help develop the Asian American leaders of tomorrow. This year, from February to August, APEX Dallas will host the pilot program of the College Mentor Program. 15 mentors will be paired up with 15 students from the Southern Methodist University. Our goal for the first year is to develop a strong foundation of mentors, sponsors, and resources to build upon for the following years.

Mentors will be required to spend at least 4 hours per month communicating with their mentees through email, phone, or face-to-face. Additionally, mentors will be encouraged to bring their mentees to their workplace. A feedback survey will be distributed at the end of the Spring Program to both mentors and mentees to help improve the program.

Our mentors have the following backgrounds:
· At least one year of professional work experience.
· Comes from one of a diverse range of fields (medicine, law, engineering, marketing, finance, IT, retail, accounting)
· APEX Membership for 2005
· Enthusiasm to pass on knowledge and wisdom about their careers and job industry.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Justin Hung at justin@apexdallas.org or Anthony Luu at anthony@apexdallas.org.

Objectives

To help foster the career development of undergraduate students in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area by providing a program for which young professionals can mentor students with similar backgrounds and interests in building a professional network, developing a professional skills set, as well as achieving their overall career goals.

APEX Dallas Mentors will achieve its mission by
· Providing advice on how to succeed in the corporate world
· Passing on experience and knowledge about specific industries
· Advising students on job searches and networking tips
· Encouraging mentees to follow their career dreams
· Building lasting relationships with their mentees

Program Schedule

Saturday, February 19th
Mandatory Mentor Meeting - Review mentor responsibilities and bid for mentees.

Saturday, March 5th
Kick-off Luncheon - The kick-off luncheon will introduce the program to both the mentors and mentees and give them a chance to mingle and interact with one another in a relaxed environment. The event is scheduled for March 5th, 11:30 am at the Blue Mesa Grill on Belt Line.

Monday, August 1st
Feedback forms will be sent to both mentors and mentee to review the program strengths, weaknesses, and areas for improvement.

Wednesday, August 30th
Close of the College Mentor Program pilot program.

Program Sponsor


 
 

COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
05/05 JADE Kabuki Event

Date: Thursday, May 5th
Time: 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Location: Inside the Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas , Texas 75201
Cost: FREE to JADE members, $15.00 for non-members
Topic: JADE Kabuki Event
RSVP: To RSVP on-line, copy and paste this URL: http://www.crowcollection.org/site/R?i=H6L2hMlQ4eeYD7bSDgeUzA
Or call: 214.979.6440, or 214.979.6435, magis@crowcollection.org, www.crowcollection.org
Sponsors: Crow Collection of Asian Art

JADE (Junior Associates Discover the East) is an alliance of individuals ages 21-45 interested in learning more about Asian art and culture. For $50.00 a person (or $75.00 for a couple/dual membership), you will enjoy 12 months of hip and unconventional programs designed to encourage the discovery and exploration of Asian art and culture-next event? Thursday, May 5th, 6:30pm: Japanese Kabuki Theater, catered by Steel restaurant inside the Crow Collection.


COMMUNITY/CULTURAL EVENTS...
05/07 LAMP - Chinese Institute of Engineers Path to Excellence – A Leadership Workshop

Date: Saturday, May 7th
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: UTD Green Hall GR 2.302
Cost: FREE to JADE members, $15.00 for non-members
Topic: LAMP features a half-day of lecture sessions
RSVP: http://www.cie-dfw.org
Sponsors: Raytheon Company
Co-sponsored by: AACC, DCCCD, NTUAA, and Toastmaster Club Texas Dragon

The Leadership Assessment and Mentoring Program of CIE/USA DFW chapter cor
dially invites you to be part of yet another wonderful networking and learning experience on May 7, 2005 at UTD's Green Hall.

Program Description:

This year LAMP features a half-day of lecture sessions. This leadership symposium will focus primarily on sharpening your communication skills, moving one step higher to take you from “Good” to “Excellence”, and your personal branding to success. We have invited three outstanding lecturers for the program, Ms. Lorri Allen, Ms. JoAnn Georgostathis, and Mr. Sanjeev Venkatesan.

Lorri runs Good News!, an organization that works with people who want to craft a clear media message and with organizations that want to communicate quickly in crisis. Lorri coaches participants to make sure their messages are as understandable and precise as those delivered by a TV Anchor.

JoAnn is Senior Training and Development Specialist for Raytheon Learning Institute. She provides training for the Strategic Leadership Program (SLP) and the Leading for Value Program (LVP) for team leaders throughout Raytheon. JoAnn explores key components of excellence that will affect your professional and personal life.

Sanjeev Venkatesan is Senior Principal Software Engineer on Army's Key program called Future Combat Systems. In addition to his program responsibilities he was also selected as a candidate for Raytheon's Engineering Leadership Development Program. Sanjeev will discuss the importance of self branding to differentiate yourself in the workplace and to position yourself to succeed among your peers.

We proudly announce this program is:

Funded by: Raytheon Company
Co-sponsored by: AACC, DCCCD, NTUAA, and Toastmaster Club Texas Dragon

Please join us for a day of sharing, networking and learning. If you are interested, the contact information is as follows:
For registration, please go to: http://www.cie-dfw.org

For questions please contact: My-Linh Ha at My-Linh_Ha@Raytheon.com, or Hsin Ying Lin at Hsin-Ying.Lin@hp.com

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