01/10/07: APEX Coffee Break
01/26/07: Bowling Mixer and Membership Drive
01/27/07: APEX In Action: Buckner Foster Care Children Activities


01/15/07: Dallas Dinner Table
01/23/07: Speaker Series 2006-2007: The Asian Triumvirate: Japan, China and Korea
01/27/07: The Asian American Connection: Demystifying Communication and Improving Business Relationships


01/10/07 APEX Coffee Break

Date: Wednesday, January 10, 2007
Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Starbucks @ Campbell and 75
Contact: James, james@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 10. 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.

01/26/07 Bowling Mixer and Membership Drive

Date: Friday, January 26, 2007
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Location: Plano Super Bowl, 2521 Avenue K (just south of Parker), Plano, TX 75074
Phone: 972-620-7700
Cost: Members - FREE (w/paid 2007 membership), Non-members - $12
Contact: Shirley, shirley@apexdallas.org

APEX is kicking off 2007 with our annual bowling mixer!!! Bowl for fun and for bragging rights. Come renew or apply for membership for 2007. 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. Cost includes shoe rental and 2 hours of bowling.

2007 annual membership dues are $35 for individuals and $60 for married couples.

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

01/27/07 APEX In Action: Buckner Foster Care Children Activities

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007
Shifts: 9:00am - 12:30pm and 12:30pm - 4:00pm
Location: Buckner Children and Family Services, Calabria Community Building - 5200 S. Buckner Blvd., Dallas, TX 75227
Contact: Stephanie, stephanie@apexdallas.org

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.

Please join us as we help provide child care while foster parents attend quarterly child care training. We will be helping with the children's activities area playing board games, reading books or coloring books, etc. Buckner provides a unique opportunity for a family to share their home with a child who is temporarily in need of a home. Foster children range in ages from birth to 17 years of age. Please contact Stephanie at stephanie@apexdallas.org to sign up.

Buckner Children and Family Services of North Texas has provided care for children since 1879 and currently serves 70,000 people annually. For more information, please checkout their web site at www.bucknerchildren.org.


01/15/07 Dallas Dinner Table

Date: Monday, January 15, 2007, Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Time: 06:00pm
Location: Various venues throughout North Texas. You get to select.
Contact: Register at www.dallasdinnertable.com

Improving Race Relations...One Dinner at a Time

Dallas Dinner Table is an independent, non-profit organization focused on improving race relations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex…one dinner at a time.

The 2007 Dallas Dinner Table promises to be even better. We're doing things a bit differently this time around, the registration process will provide a choice of venues at the time of registration and the registration process will be streamlined for our returning alumni. After registration participants will receive and e-mail confirmation and periodic e-mail reminders with host details.

In 2006, on Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, more than 750 North Texans gathered together in about 70+ locations to break bread and break down racial barriers during the 2006 Dallas Dinner Table.

Among those who participated, 97% rated their experience as very good or excellent. Sample feedback included the following comments:

The thing that really sticks with me from that night's dinner was:

  • How alike we are in rich experiences, good & bad
  • It was interesting to hear about other people's experiences.
  • The openness and sharing of experiences and opinions.
  • How everyone is so polite on something like racism, I guess it must [be] the format.
  • People are really more similar than we are different.
  • People genuinely want to respect & understand others who are not like them.
  • How non-judgmental & respectful everyone was to others' opinions.
  • The frankness that everyone displayed – even discussing painful events.
  • Openness of participants; genuine caring; willing to look at ourselves.
  • Race is still an issue, but not one that cannot be discussed in a rational & civilized manner.

Mark your Calendar!!

If you have joined us in this past or any event, PLEASE JOIN US AGAIN .

We are also actively seeking attendees to act as facilitators. Read all about the role of a facilitator on our Responsibilities page, check out additional information on our FAQ page, or email our Facilitator Coordinator from the Contact Page if you have questions. Then make sure you check the Facilitator Box during your Registration Process.

If you are not sure of the roles played by our hosts, facilitators, or participants, click HERE to review our Responsibilities page.

01/23/07 Speaker Series 2006-2007: The Asian Triumvirate: Japan, China and Korea

Date: Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Time: 12:00 Noon
Location: Cityplace Conference Center, 42nd Floor, 2711 North Haskell Avenue, Dallas, TX 75204, Tel. 214-515-5100, Complimentary gargarge parking
Contact: Anna McFarland, Executive Director, JASDFW, anna@jasdfw.org
Series Sponsors: American Airlines, Cityplace
Cost: Members $25 / General Public $35 / Fulltime Students $20
RSVP: by January 19th, Register online at www.jasdfw.org or call 214-342-2022. Advanced payment required. No refund after RSVP deadline.

Japan-America Society of Dallas/Forth Worth invites you to attend:

Sino-Japanese Rapprochement: Challenges and Impact

Dr. Jing Huang will discuss current developments in Sino-Japanese relations and their implications on peace and stability in the Asian-Pacific region. While Prime Minister Abe's high-profile visit to Beijing on October 8 seems to have started rapprochement between the two Asian powers, the fundamental problem still remains unsolved. China's rapid rise and Japan's stagnation in the past 15 years have irreversibly changed the strategic balance in Asia. As a result, for the first time in history there are two great powers existing side by side in Asia. How Beijing and Tokyo handle the challenges in their bilateral relations will surely exert an enormous impact on regional peace and prosperity, in which the U.S. has a high stake. Join us for Dr. Huang's discussion of trilateral relations among the China, Japan, and the U.S.

Jing Huang

Dr. Jing Huang is a Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution and an expert on China, U.S.-China relations, and Asia-Pacific security. Dr. Huang is the author of Factionalism in Chinese Communist Politics and is currently working on two book manuscripts, Civil-Military Relations in China: A Long March Toward Institutionalization and Inseparable Separation: a Study in China-Taiwan Relations. Before joining Brookings, he was an associate professor of political science and co-director of the Asian Studies Program at Utah State University, Shorenstein Fellow at the Asia/Pacific Research Center at Stanford University, and Fulbright Professor in Hong Kong. Dr. Huang received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Program Sponsor: Haynes and Boone

Please click on the following for more information: Press Release and Event Flyer.

Japan-America Society of Dallas/Fort Worth
11615 Forest Central Dr., Ste. 206 LB 26, Dallas, TX 75243
Tel: 214-342-2022 Fax: 214-342-1022
Email: jasdfw@us-japan.org
For more information, please check our website: www.jasdfw.org

01/27/07 The Asian American Connection: Demystifying Communication and Improving Business Relationships

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2007
Time: 09:00am - 11:00am
Location: Richland College, Room E070, 12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, Texas
Contact: Vivian Wong (CAAHF), 214 538 8868, Dan Dao (DCCCD) 972 761 6830
Series Sponsors: DCCCD and Celebrating Asian American Heritage Foundation (CAAHF), Organizer of the Plano Asian Heritage Festival AsiaFest 2007
Cost: Free, Complimentary Continental Breakfast Provided

DCCCD and Celebrating Asian American Heritage Foundation Invite You to Attend the 2007 Asian American Seminar Series:

Increase your effectiveness in dealing with customers and suppliers. Cynthia Brink of Cross Culture Communications will address key communication and work style difficulties that often plague Asian-American business relationships. This short seminar provides insight into U.S. American business culture and is useful for both Asian-born and U.S. born people of Asian descent. If you are second or third generation Asian-American, this seminar will also shed light on your own cultural patterns and roots.

Cross Culture Communications provides professional training to government and multinational corporations, including Aetna , EDS, J.C. Penney, Nokia, PriceWaterhouseCoopers , U.S. Commerce Department, and U.S. Small Business Administration.

Cynthia Brink is a bilingual intercultural trainer with a background in marketing and operations. She was Senior Account Executive for the Filipino-owned Business Horizons magazine. Cynthia has trained hundreds of foreign-born businesspeople in best practices and problem solving when working in the U.S. She holds a CIS in Intercultural Studies from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

Cross Culture Communications

Upcoming Seminars

February 24, 2007
Pei Huang, CPA, talks about small business income tax.

March 31, 2007
Understanding Elementary and High School Systems, a Parents' Guide

April 28, 2007
Preparing You and Your Kids for College


Celebrating Asian American Heritage Foundation supports education, arts, and cultural activities.

Please click on the following for the originial Press Release and Event Flyer.

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