AAJA-NY November Chapter Meeting Minutes

Philip Yam November 18, 2013 0
AAJA-NY November Chapter Meeting Minutes

AAJA Meeting

November 12, 2013

Ta Nur Nog, 315 W. 39th St.

1. Upcoming events

A. ONA-Newscred-NatGeo Holiday Mixer

Dec 6. Probably will be $15 per person. AAJA-NY is an invitee and not part of any sponsorship. Being spearheaded by Yvonne Leow

B. Holiday party for AAJA-NY

Aiming for 2nd week of December

*Cat to lock up date, venue by the end of this week.

Linking the holiday party with fundraising event for victims of Typhoon Haiyan. Need to find the right organization to partner with on fundraiser.

Woodside has a Philippines forum group, says Corky.

Ask any group if the money goes into an escrow account? Legal fees  could drain the account.

Once we get the details when, where, what organization by the end of this week, then follow up with logistics, execution

2. New board members introduced, roles distributed.

Cristina Edwards is point of contact at AAJA’s Natonal office—she needs the names and contacts of the new board by week’s end.

*[Sachi has sent this note on 11/13]


President: Philip Yam; pyam2006@gmail.com

Vice President: Sona Patel; sona.patel@gmail.com

Secretary: Sachi Fujimori; sachishino@gmail.com

Treasurer: Carolyn Sun; carolyn.sun1@gmail.com

National Board Reps: Brooke Camp; brookecamp01@gmail.com

Bao Ong; baoong@hotmail.com

Membership Chair: Yin Mei;  yinmei@cal.berkeley.edu

Social Media Chair: Traci G. Lee; traci.g.lee@gmail.com

Webmaster: Emily Tan; emilyvtan@gmail.com

3. Listserv, website

Two listservs: board-only (aajany) and chapter (aajanylist) listserv on Google groups.

Binhost should be dead—Chris Chiang was killing it off.

*Emily to invite boiard nenbers so that they can write their own posts [done].

*New board members need to send a head to mid-shoulders photo and a short bio to Emily for updating on the AAJA-Ny site. Daedline:  Dec. 1.

*Emily to look into e-newletters and/or calendar to update members.

4. Financials

Only a few thousand dollars expected from the convention profit. AAJA did not meet the hotel minimum; food & beverage costs were very high. Silent auction pulled in about 13K.

Treasurer’s Report:

Checking: $46,829.68

Savings: $9,030

Checking 2: $20.45

Total: $55,880.13


Meeting attendees:

Cat Sandoval
Bao Ong
Brooke Camp
Philip Yam
Emily Tan
Sona Patel
Traci Lee
Carolyn Sun

Yin Mei
Sachi Fujimori
Corky Lee
Heather Chin

Laura Li
Emily Ngo

John Tan



Herman Wang


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