10/11/06: APEX Coffee Break
10/21/06: APEX Fall Picnic
10/21/06: APEX In Action: Dallas Race for the Cure, 5K Run/Walk
10/26/06: Professional Development: Advice for future Business Leaders from an Asian Perspective


10/11/06 APEX Coffee Break

Date: Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Time: 8:00 - 9:00pm
Location: Starbucks @ Campbell and 75
Contact: Shirley, shirley@apexdallas.org

Welcome to fall in North Texas! Whether it's hot or cold in the fall, you're sure to find some comfort drink to help break the heat or chill. If you're new to APEX or interested in joining the organization, then please come out and meet us at Starbucks on Campbell and 75 in Richardson. 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.

10/21/06 APEX Fall Picnic

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2006
Time: 4:00 - 7:00 pm
Location: White Rock Lake (directions to be posted)
Cost: Free for members. $5 for non-members.
Contact: Wendy, wendy@apexdallas.org

Mark it on your calendars! We're having a get together and some grillin'! We're going to enjoy the park with some group games, flag football and just plain hanging out. Let's enjoy each other's company at a day in the park.

Please email Wendy (wendy@apexdallas.org) if you're coming so we can get a head count for food.

Directions to the Lake.
From 75 Central Expressway
1. Exit Mockingbird, turn east (you'll be on this road for a while.
2. Right at Buckner Road (this road is a light, you'll see this road almost immediately after you pass the bridge on the lake)
3. Right on Lake Highlands (Dallas Academy is at the corner)
4. Take your first Left (this will be a fork in the road. the fork is right where Tiffany Way)
5. Right at the FIRST stop sign (you will be following the road as it curves)
6. Make a right up the hill- there will be a parking alot at the top! (You will see a house at the top of the hill)

10/21/06 APEX In Action: Dallas Race for the Cure, 5K Run/Walk

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2006
Race Location: NorthPark Center, Dallas
Race Time: 8:00am (Team Picture will be around 7-7:30am)
Registration Cost: $30 (includes t-shirt and bib)
Online Registration Deadline: 11:59pm, October 16 (team mail in deadline: October 12)
Team Captains: Tracy, tracy@apexdallas.org and Wendy, wpeng118@yahoo.com

APEX in Action is the name for the Community Service part of our organization. Come and join us as we take Action to make a difference in our community.

APEX in Action is pleased to join the Asian Breast Health Outreach Project (ABHOP) in the 2006 Dallas Race for the Cure. Join the ABHOP team in support of the Komen Foundation research for finding a cure for breast cancer. Our goal is to raise at least $1,500 and have 50+ team walkers. We'll take a team picture for this event and you'll get an ABHOP team t-shirt. What a testimony it would be to see the Asian community get together to support this worthy cause! After the 5K race/walk, we'll go to the ABHOP booth and some team participants will receive prizes. Contact team captains Tracy or Wendy for questions or more details.

Think that breast diseases don't really afflict Asian women or even men? That's not true. Check out the following webpage from the Intercultural Cancer Council (not an APEX or ABHOP sponsor) for some staggering statistics & facts on Asians and cancer: http://iccnetwork.org/cancerfacts/cfs3.htm.

Asian Breast Health Outreach Team
Online Registration Process:

1. Go to www.komen-dallas.org
2. Click on "Race for the Cure" on the pink bar at the top of the screen.
3. Select "Join a Team".
4. Type in Asian Breast Health Outreach or Hit "Search for a Team" Button
5. Find Asian Breast Health Outreach on the Team List and select "Join" in the far right-hand column
6. Select your participation designation (most should be !YAdult' - $30)
7. Fill out necessary forms and follow the online process.
8. Sign your waiver & pay!
9. Packet will be sent directly to online registrants.

The Asian Breast Health Outreach Project (ABHOP) focus is on minimizing the barriers that keep Asian women from fully participating in the early detection of breast cancer. By addressing language, fear, culture, lack of information, economic and transportation barriers that may have been factors in this priority group, we hope to achieve this goal. By providing educational seminars and distributing literature in their native language, breast health awareness for Asian women will be increased. ABHOP will also provide screening mammography services and referrals at no cost to low-income, medically underserved Asian women originally only in Dallas County and now extended to Collin & Denton Counties. Free screenings and services are conducted at Richardson Regional Medical Center/Center for Women's Health. For information call: (972) 498-8601.

10/26/06 Advice for Future Business Leaders from an Asian Perspective

Speaker: Lisa Ong, Dallas Diversity Leader, Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2006
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Location: W. O. Haggard, Jr. Library, 2501 Coit Road, Plano, TX 75075-3712
Room: Program Media Room, First floor.
Contact: Scott, scott@apexdallas.org

Are you new to the business arena? Looking for advice to advance your current career? Then this event is for you. Our guest speaker for the evening is Lisa Ong. She will be speaking on how to be a Business Leader from an Asian Perspective.

This seminar is open to everyone. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Biography of Lisa Ong:

As the Diversity Leader for the Dallas office of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Lisa is responsible for implementing the firm's diversity and inclusion strategy. In addition to providing individualized coaching to develop diverse leaders in her market, she facilitates the activities of the employee affinity groups such as their Diversity Circle, Women's Networking Circle, Working Parents Network and Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered (GLBT) Circle. Her seventeen years of business experience includes over ten years in financial auditing and four years of regional resource manager responsibilities.

Lisa earned her BBA in Accounting from The University of Texas at Austin. She is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). She serves as the 2005-2007 Chair of the Texas Society of CPAs Diversity Committee.

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