01/18/06: APEX Coffee Break
01/20/06: Bowling Membership Drive
01/23/06 - 02/03/06: APEX Online Survey for 2005


01/12/06: Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Website Launch Event
01/13/06: "First Morning" flim will show in Dallas theaters on Jan 13th
01/14/06: ABHOP Asian Saturday, Translators Needed
01/16/06: 2006 Dallas Dinner Table, Promoting Diversity
01/28/06: OCA Chinese New Year's Banquet
01/29/06: Crow Collection of Asian Art Chinese New Year's Festival

01/18/06 APEX Coffee Break

Date: Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Starbucks @ Campbell and 75
Contact: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org

If you're new to APEX or interested in joining the organization, then please come out to our first APEX Coffee Break of the year at Starbucks on Campbell and 75 in Richardson on Wednesday, January 18. This is a chance for YOU to get to know the officers and the organization better. We'll be there sipping on coffee and ready to muse on any topics.

If you're a regular member and just need a simple pick-me-upper in the middle of the work week, please also feel free to come out and enjoy a mocha latte or espresso with us.

01/20/06 Bowling Membership Drive

Date: Friday, January 20, 2006
Time: 8:30 - 11:00 PM
Location: Plano Super Bowl, 2521 Avenue K (just south of Parker), Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-620-7700
Cost: Members - FREE (w/paid 2006 membership), Non-members - $13 (shoes included)
RSVP: Shirley, shirley@apexdallas.org

APEX is kicking off 2006 with our annual bowling mixer!!! Bowl for fun and for bragging rights. Come renew or apply for membership for 2006. As a member, you will have discounted admission to our sponsored events during the year, participation in our committees to organize events and programs, network with other members, and special access to members-only events.

Membership for singles and couples are $30/$50 respectively for the whole year.

Sign up today and bowl free with other fellow APEX-ers! Please RSVP so that we can get an accurate count of how many lanes to reserve.

01/23/06 - 02/03/06 APEX Online Survey for 2005

Date: January 20 through Feburary 3, 2006
Location: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB224SDSVPE39

APEX is lauching our own survey for 2005. Please help us understand how we did throughout this year by filling out a short survey. Your honest feedback will help us design our programs to best serve your interests.


01/12/06 Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau Website Launch Event

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2006
Time: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: The Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora St., Dallas, TX 75201
Contact: RSVP to Arnel Trovada, arnel@trovada.com, (972) 789-2626

Please join the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau at their launch party for the debut of their official travel web site targeting the Asian traveler.

For more information, visit www.dallasasian.com.

01/13/06 "First Morning" flim will show in Dallas theater on Jan 13th

Date: Friday, January 13, 2006
Time: checking listings for showtimes
Location: US Galaxy Stadium 10
11801 McGree Road
Dallas, TX 75238 (214) 343-2833
Contact: Teresa

Please help to spread the word about this " First Morning" movie.

It's about the life of Vietnamese boat people.

This is a very interesting movie. It's been showing around in some cities throughout North American, now. My family in Houston saw that movie and they cried. Please bring your parents and friends to this " First Morning" on Jan 13th to understand more about us, Vietnamese people and our life in America.

More about the film on website: http://www.firstmorningthemovie.com/story.html

01/14/06 ABHOP Asian Saturday, Translators Needed

Date: Saturday, January 14, 2006
Time: 2 Shifts 9:30am - noon, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Location: Richardson Regional Medical Center
403 W. Campbell Rd., Suite 205, Richardson, TX 75080
Contact: Cynthia Shinoda, Outreach Project Coordinator, cynthia@richardsonhealth.com

Translators Needed:

The Asian Breast Health Outreach Project (ABHOP) promotes breast health through awareness, education, screening and referral. ABHOP provides information in many Asian languages about early detection of breast cancer and offers FREE mammogram screenings for Asian women who meet certain financial and medical criteria. On Saturday, January 14th, ABHOP will hold their next mammogram screening, also known as Asian Saturday. The screening will be from 9:00am to 3:00pm. ABHOP is need of volunteers to help as translators for their Asian clients. Shifts are available from 9:00am - noon or 1:00pm - 3:00pm. For more information about ABHOP, visit www.asianbreasthealth.org.

01/16/06 2006 Dallas Dinner Table, Promoting Diversity

Date: Monday, January 16, 2006
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Various Homes and Restaurants throughout the Metroplex
Cost: Free
Contact: Sign up at www.dallasdinnertable.com by Monday, January 9th

On January 16, 2006, the Dallas Dinner Table (DDT) is sponsoring a dinner to promote diversity. Participants can register to attend a dinner and share experiences and thoughts with a racially diverse group. A committee assigns you a restaurant, based on your location or home address, and there is no cost to the participants.

The Dallas Dinner Table is a non-profit organization that brings people together from various cultural backgrounds to dispel racial barriers and encourage cross-cultural communication. DDT provides an opportunity to hear and share diverse perspectives about the impact of race on the daily lives of Dallas residents.

01/28/06 OCA Chinese New Year's Banquet

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2006
Time: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Location: Maxim's Chinese Restaurant
310 Terrace Dr, Richardson, TX 75081
Cost: $30/person, limited seating with APEX, individual seats also available through OCA-DFW
RSVP: Angela, angela@apexdallas.org

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA-DFW Chapter) is hosting their 2006 Chinese New Year's Banquet to celebrate the Year of The Dog. APEX has reserved a community table at this festive event that includes dinner, lion dance, martial arts and cultural performances, lucky red envelopes and more. Come join APEX and OCA to celebrate the Lunar New Year! Seating is limited, so please RSVP early.

01/29/06 Crow Collection of Asian Art Chinese New Year's Festival

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2006
Time: Noon - 5:00pm
Location: The Trammell and Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
2010 Flora Street (between Harwood & Olive), Dallas, TX 75201
Cost: FREE
Contact: Jennifer Kirker, Director of Education, (214) 271-4480

In celebration of the Chinese New Year, the Crow Collection of Asian Art is proud to present a free festival on Sunday, January 29, 2006 from Noon to 5:00pm. This free festival will feature martial arts demonstrations, Chinese game competitions (Go, chess, checkers and Mah Jong), art activities, Chinese calligraphy, live music and much more. *The Dragon Parade and Lion Dance are scheduled for 4:00pm on Flora Street. The street will be closed from 4:00pm - 4:30pm for this event.

A Lion Dance will be performed by J.K. Wong Kungfu Tai Chi Academy on the North Plaza of Trammell Crow Center from 12:15pm - 1:15pm.

For more information, visit www.crowcollection.org.

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