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2019 APAC Gala Table Hosts

Posted by on Mar 6, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2019 APAC Gala Table Hosts

We are appreciative of all of our table hosts for the 2019 APAC Annual Award Gala! 2019 APAC Table Hosts AARP Ahahui Kiwila Hawaii O San Diego Alliance of Chinese Americans Alliance for Quality Education & Mitz Lee America’s Thai Chamber of Commerce Banner Bank Convoy District Partnership Council of Philippine American Organizations of San Diego (COPAO) Crab Hut Restaurant – hosting Vietnamese American Youth Alliance Cynthia Suero-Gabler Debbie Espe, APAC Board Vice Chair HEAL Medical Group House of Korea Ito Girard & Associates...

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

Posted by on Mar 1, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on 2019 Scholarship Recipients

Tom Hom Scholarship Recipient – Cameron Tran Ever since he was young, Cameron has been involved in many community events, due to the variety of activities that he participated in.  He was an active Boy Scout for 7 years, during which he contributed over a hundred hours of community service.  His Eagle Scout project was done three years ago for the Mira Mesa Senior Center.  In addition, he has previously volunteered at the public library for their summer reading program, the Mira Mesa Street Fair, and Ericson Elementary as a teaching...

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2019 APAC Lifetime Achievement Award – Bouavvanih Rasih

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Lifetime Achievement Award – Bouavvanih Rasih Bouavanh A.J. Hope Rasih is the co-founder and President of the Rasih Citizenship Education Institute. He has over 34 years’ experience in citizenship and naturalization, voter registration, community and public safety, public relations and interpretation and translation services.  As a Citizen Maker, he has assisted 1,340 refugees and new immigrants in successfully achieving their dream of becoming United States citizens. Bouavanh is a language and culture expert, fluent in four languages –...

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2019 Rising Star Award – Lauren Garces

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Rising Star Award – Lauren Garces Hailing from the island of Oahu, Lauren Garces finds her zen in organizing shelves and in the chaos of directing events. She has had humble beginnings and tremendous growth in San Diego through event production and community empowerment and is currently the Vice President/ Creative Director of Silk Road Productions – one of the leading, award-winning event production companies in Southern California. Her event production passion and engagements are dedicated to providing platforms and connections...

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2019 Outstanding Organization Award – San Diego Japanese Citizens League

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Outstanding Organization Award – San Diego Japanese Citizens League The San Diego Japanese American Citizens League’s (JACL) mission is to promote universal civil rights and social justice, foster cross-cultural education and understanding, and preserve and cultivate the heritage and legacy of the Japanese American community in San Diego.  The following lists the projects achieved over the past five years: Re-initiated a community gathering (first held in 1952) cultivating the Japanese American heritage Awarded $27,000 in scholarships...

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2019 APAC Excellence in Civic Leadership Award – Cynthia Suero-Gabler

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Excellence in Civic Leadership Award – Cynthia Suero-Gabler Cynthia has a unique background in non-profit, for-profit and government sectors.  She started her career at the Urban Corps of San Diego as an at-risk youth supervisor and quickly promoted through the ranks as the department manager. Mentored by former City Councilmember Wes Pratt in her early 20’s, she learned importance of giving back to the community and how to run and sustain programs. Afterwards, she worked at the Neighborhood House Association, where she learned the executive...

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APAC 2019 Gala Sponsors

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on APAC 2019 Gala Sponsors

The upcoming 7th APAC Annual Gala & Awards Dinner would not be possible without our sponsors.  They support our community and our mission and they will be there on Saturday, March 9 at the Town & Country Resort. Thanks to our sponsors, including SDG&E, Sycuan Casino, Banner Bank, Vulcan Materials Company, Sudberry Properties, and 3Roots San Diego!                            Interested in being a sponsor or table host?  Click here for the APAC 2019 Sponsorship...

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APAC 2019 Gala Entertainment – Llyod Aron Douglas

Posted by on Jan 23, 2019 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on APAC 2019 Gala Entertainment – Llyod Aron Douglas

The 7th Annual APAC Gala, happening on March 9th, will feature very special guest entertainer – Lloyd Aron Douglas – Elvis Tribute Artist! Lloyd Aron Douglas is a multi-award winning Elvis Tribute Artist from San Francisco, California. Lloyd is an ambassador to St. Jude’s and contributes to many other charitable causes. Having performed throughout the US, he loves meeting all the Elvis fans and keeping Elvis’s memory alive. Lloyd is thankful for the opportunity to touch lives through his tribute to the King of Rock and Roll. Learn...

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APAC 2019 Gala Scholarship Application Form

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on APAC 2019 Gala Scholarship Application Form

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION The Asian Pacific American Coalition (APAC) is proud to offer the Tom Hom Civic Engagement Scholarship named in honor of Tom Hom, the first Asian American elected to the San Diego City Council and later to the California State Assembly. The Tom Hom Civic Engagement Scholarship will be given to two full-time students enrolled in a college in San Diego County, are of API (Asian or Pacific Islander) descent, and who has demonstrated volunteerism, work, or other activity related to civic engagement. Download the...

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APAC 2019 Gala Awards Nomination Form

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on APAC 2019 Gala Awards Nomination Form

APAC 2019 GALA AWARDS NOMINATION FORM There are three awards given at the APAC Annual Gala and Awards Dinner: Excellence in Civic Leadership Award, Outstanding Organization Award, and the Rising Star Award. Download the application and email it, along with a letter of recommendation, to info@apacsd.org by the deadline, February 20, 2019.  Awardees will be notified on February 28th.  Self nominations are also accepted. 2019 APAC Annual Gala and Awards Dinner Nomination...

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