Location: Zoom Meeting/Online
Time: 4:00 pm PST
Members presented: Joel Wong, Munsup Seoh, Cedric Cheng, Kathleen To, Sunny Jeong, and Aiwa Zelinsky
The meeting was called to order by the President, Joel Wong at 4:05PM PST.
1. NAAUNITED bylaw updates
NAAUNITED has its organization name changed from 80-20 United to National Asian American United on August 20, 2020. The bylaws need to be updated with the name change accordingly.
Board member Cedric Cheng moved the motion to update the bylaws to reflect the organization name change. Aiwa second the motion. The motion was approved unanimously.
2. Nomination and election of new board member
Sunny Jeong was introduced before the board meeting by board member Munsuo Seoh. She was interested in joining the board. At the board meeting on Jan 11, 2024, Board member Munsup Seoh moved the motion to appoint Sunny Jeong as a board member for NAAUNITED. Kathleen To second it. The motion was approved unanimously.
3. President’s Report
Joel Wong reported that NAAUNITED has been actively involved in the API community in the Bay Area by being partner and co-sponsor in events. As a sponsor, NAAUNITED helped the recent events such as the “Asia American Video Contests” with the theme of “All Of Us Belong Here” and “Silicon Valley Asian American Pioneers” documentary film series with Ding Ding TV, Silicon Valley Community Media; four programs of “CyberCrime Trends and Security Protection and Guidance” with SFCAUSE, League of Women Voters Eden Area, and Asian Pacific Islander Community Initiative of Hayward School District. In addition, NAAUNITED has been active in API cultural exchange activities to promote cultural awareness and international friendship by working with ACICEC (American Chinese International Cultural Exchange Council) in the events of sister city development and international student exchange programs. Though NAAUNITED is a small community organization, it has made its impact on empowering API community by working together with other community organization.
4. AAUC membership and representative
NAAUNITED renewed its organizational membership for the year 2024. The membership provides NAAUNITED an opportunity to send its member representative in AAUC. After the discussion of the membership, Aiwa Zelinsky moved the motion to appoint board member Sunny Jeong to be the representative in AAUC. Cedric Cheng second. It was approved unanimously.
5. Social chats and updates
Members shared their thoughts and reflection.
The meeting was adjourned at 5:00PM PST by Joel Wong.