2006 Scholarship Awardee Event Photos

May 17, 2006

APIASF Board Members and staff spent a busy and eventful two days in Washington, DC on May 16 and 17, 2006. On May 16, APIASF was invited to attend a White House briefing with United States Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez.

The next day, May 17, 2006, APIASF Board Members and staff held a Board meeting. Later that evening, we welcomed approximately 100 guests at a reception to announce our 2006 scholarship winners and recognize our volunteer readers. The reception was held in collaboration with the White House Initiative on Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (WHIAPIA) and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC).

APIASF would like to especially thank Jimmy Lee, Executive Director, WHIAPIA, and his executive staff assistant, Cianna Ferrer, for hosting us and providing the venue; and Glenn Kikuchi, Asian McDonalds Owners Association (AMOA), and Chuck Chakrabarti, APIASF Board Member from General Mills, for donating the food and beverages served that evening. Thanks are also due to Wells Fargo for providing gifts for scholarship awardees; to AT&T for providing welcoming gifts for participants; to Southwest Airlines for making it possible for scholarship awardees to attend the reception; and to Jim Norberg of McDonald's for providing local transportation for scholars.