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JOIN THE 2020 INSPIRASIAN DFW DRAGON BOAT ROWER TEAM

InspirASIAN is excited to announce that we will be participating in the 13th Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival.  The festival is hosted and organized by the Marco Polo World Foundation whose mission is to promote intercultural understanding by sharing and celebrating International Culture with all people of the region and across America. Marco Polo World Foundation (MPWF) is a public charity, organized as a non-profit 501(c) (3), non religious, non-partisan organization.

Each year, InspirASIAN has been an enthusiastic participant in this festival and we have consistently performed very well in the Dragon Boat races which are a very exciting activity of the festival.  There are other fun activities for you, your friends and your family to participate in as well.  You can fly a kite, enter a raffle for prizes, watch some great cultural performances, hear some great music, and there is no entry fee for this festival.  The festival is located at Lake Carolyn, Irving, TX 75039 Las Colinas Urban Center and will take place on Sunday May 17, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

For those interested to join as rower in one of our Dragon Boat Teams:

If you are interested in joining our InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat team, please Click here to register as Team Rower. Each rower must register separately. Each registration requires an entry fee of $50, which also includes a black InspirASIAN T-Shirt.

You are also encouraged to bring junior rower between the age of 11 to 17 to join the rowing team. Junior rower will have their own boat and compete in the junior division of the competition. We are offering junior rower for a discounted entry fee at $10 to anyone accompanied by an adult rower.

You must also fill out the waiver agreements located in our event registration page. Complete waiver agreements must be sent to Beth Clement (bc036t@att.com). There are waivers for adults and for racers under 18 if interested.  Once our team/s have been fully registered, Beth will send updated information to Dragon Boat racers to help get everyone ready for some fun.  There will be a team practice the day before the race on approximately a week before the event which is highly encouraged for our rowers to learn about the techniques and commands they need to know for the race.  Practice times will be assigned in the future and will take place at the marina docks on the west side of Lake Carolyn, Irving Texas across from mustangs at Las Colinas.  We look forward to seeing you at the festival and please reach out to Beth Clement if there are any questions.

For those interested to purchase the black InspirASIAN T-Shirt ONLY:

If you are interested in attending but do not want to be a rower, you can also purchase our black InspirASIAN T-Shirt separately. The cost is $30. Click here to purchase the T-Shirt only.

For those interested to volunteer at the event:

Marco Polo Foundation is looking for volunteers to fill many of the positions including membership Registration booth, greeters, floating dock, marshall tent, and many more.

If you are interested in volunteer, please sign up via Yourcause site here: Click here to volunteer at the event.

For more information about the festival, check out the web site here.

2019 scholarship Fundraising Roundup

We did it again! InspirASIAN DFW chapter hosted the annual national scholarship fundraising “banquet” in Dallas on September 14th, 2019. Unlike past years, we chose a more casual western theme and branded our event as a “Roundup”. Anne Chow, who was recently promoted to CEO, AT&T Business, continued to show her support as our keynote speaker. Check out the photos HERE.

Special thanks to our corporate sponsors:

Governor Sponsor

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Sheriff Sponsor:

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Deputy Sponsor:
Deloitte
DFW Asian-American Citizens Council
Ericsson
InspirASIAN Atlanta Chapter
InspirASIAN NJ / NY Chapter
InspirASIAN Mountain States Chapter
InspirASIAN Northern California Chapter
InspirASIAN Southern California Chapter
InspirASIAN Washington Chapter

InspirASIAN DFW Scholarship Fundraising Banquet

In partnership with OASIS Texas

Special thanks to our sponsors:

AT&T National Business
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Celebrated around the world, the Autumn Moon Festival has honored successful harvests and the strength of the communities for more than 3,000 years. To honor the tradition of harmony and unity, AT&T’s InspirASIAN DFW, and in partnership with OASIS, is hosting a banquet that not only celebrates our unique culture but also focuses on growing our community and future leaders.

Over the last six years, through InspirASIAN’s scholarship fund, we have helped over 400 rising college students with over $600,000. This year, through our InspirASIAN DFW Scholarship Fundraising Banquet, we aspire to increase our contribution with your help.

Join InspirASIAN DFW, OASIS Texas, passionate AT&T employees, and our keynote speaker Anne Chow, President – AT&T National Business, in celebrating the future of our community with dinner, exceptional cultural entertainment as well as an opportunity to network with some of AT&T’s executives. With your contribution and support, we will have the ability to grant more scholarships and further extend our help to promote the next diverse generation of future leaders.

Date & Time: Saturday, Oct 13, 2018  6PM CT

Venue: The Westin Galleria Dallas

Your participation helps increase cultural & diversity awareness and supports educational excellence.

ACT NOW: Click here to reserve your seat, table, donate to the Scholarship Fund or provide sponsorship. We need your support.

Questions? Contact Diana Peng (dp706d)

Join the 2018 InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat Rower Team

InspirASIAN is excited to announce that we will be participating in the 11th Annual DFW Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival.  The festival is hosted and organized by the Marco Polo World Foundation whose mission is to promote intercultural understanding by sharing and celebrating International Culture with all people of the region and across America. Marco Polo World Foundation (MPWF) is a public charity, organized as a non-profit 501(c) (3), non religious, non-partisan organization.

Each year, InspirASIAN has been an enthusiastic participant in this festival and we have consistently performed very well in the Dragon Boat races which are a very exciting activity of the festival.  There are other fun activities for you, your friends and your family to participate in as well.  You can fly a kite, enter a raffle for prizes, watch some great cultural performances, hear some great music, and there is no entry fee for this festival.  The festival is located at Lake Carolyn, Irving, TX 75039 Las Colinas Urban Center and will take place on Sunday May 20, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

For those interested to join as rower in one of our Dragon Boat Teams:

If you are interested in joining our InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat team, please Click here to register as Adult Team Rower. Each rower must register separately. Each registration requires an entry fee of $60, which also includes an InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat Team T-Shirt.

You are also encouraged to bring junior rower between the age of 11 to 18 to join the rowing team. Junior rower will have their own boat and compete in the junior division of the competition. For a limited time, we are offering junior rower for FREE to anyone accompanied by an adult rower. Please click here to register Junior Team Rower.

You must also fill out the waiver agreements located in our event registration page and send an email to Andrew Simons (as477p@att.com). Complete waiver agreements must be sent to Andrew. There are waivers for adults and for racers under 18 if interested.  Once our team/s have been fully registered, Andrew will send updated information to Dragon Boat racers to help get everyone ready for some fun.  There will be a team practice the day before the race on May 19th which is highly encouraged for our rowers to learn about the techniques and commands they need to know for the race.  Practice times will be assigned in the future and will take place at the marina docks on the west side of Lake Carolyn, Irving Texas across from mustangs at Las Colinas.  We look forward to seeing you at the festival and please reach out to Andrew Simons if there are any questions.

For those interested to purchase the InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat Team T-Shirt ONLY:

InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat Team T-Shirt

If you are interested in attending but do not want to be a rower, you can also purchase our InspirASIAN DFW Dragon Boat Team T-Shirt separately. The cost is $30. Click here to purchase the T-Shirt only.

For those interested to volunteer at the event:

Marco Polo Foundation is looking for volunteers to fill many of the positions including membership Registration booth, greeters, floating dock, marshall tent, and many more. There are two shifts available for volunteers:

Morning Shift: 07:00a — 1:00p

Afternoon Shift: 12:30p — 6:00p (Most needed)

If you are interested to volunteer, please sign up via Yourcause site here: Click here to volunteer at the event.

For more information about the festival, check out the web site here.

APCA Awareness Day – May 2nd

APCA DFW is kicking off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with an event like no other. Join us to hear from Jeff Lewis, SVP-Compliance & Chief Accessibility Office to provide opening remarks – Power of ERGs; and David Lu, VP-D2 Platform & Systems Development to perform cello solo. There will be various booths and exhibitions in the plaza; performances, refreshments, a silent auction, ping pong, & door prizes (see various locations below)!

Lion Dance & Tai Chi Demo: Begins @11:00 AM CT – 1 ATT Plaza

Plaza Booths: 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM CT – AT&T Plaza

Performances & Presentations: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM , 3 ATT Auditorium

Online Silent Auction: Begins @11:00 AM & ends May 16th @5:00 PM CT

Ping Pong Exhibition: Begins @2:00 PM – Concourse

CIE Technology and Leadership Symposium

What: CIE Technology and leadership Symposium
Date: August 27, 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Location: Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel, 900 E Lookout Dr, Richardson, TX 75082
Who: Professionals, young professionals, college students, anyone would like to expand their horizon on technology and leadership areas

The theme of the 2016 convention is ” Smart City, Smart Life”. Various experts from the fields and Dallas City of smart home platform, smart sensing, leading manufacturing and automation technology, and leadership will discuss the current emerging trends to transition into a Smart City and how these technologies affect people today.

The symposium is free and open to the public, free parking, free prize drawing. Registration is required. For more information of the symposium: http://www.cie-dfw.org/events/2016/convention/symposium.html

2016 CIE Symposium

APCA Awareness Day

2016 APCA Awareness Day Flyer

Calling all APCA members and employees!  Come help us celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage month in May.  Be sure to mark your calendar to save the date!

May 4th, 2016:  APCA Awareness Day                                     

11:30am ~ 1:30pm

308 Akard St., Dallas, TX

12th Floor Auditorium

 

– Live Cultural Performances

– AT&T Executive Speakers: Diversity & Inclusion

– Elected Officials Panel Discussion: Diversity Awareness

– Special guests from Marco Polo World Foundation

– Refreshments, Scholarship Presentation, Silent Auction, & more

May the force be with you!!

2016 Annual Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival

2013 Dragon Boat Team ChampionsSAVE THE Date: 9th Annual Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival on Sunday, May 15th, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

It’s official! APCA DFW is hosting 3 boats this year and proud to represent AT&T.  APCA DFW has participated in the festival in the past 6 years and won numerous trophies!

Take ownership of your health and wellness with Chairman’s Challenge while having fun at the 9th Annual Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival. The festival is a cultural and educational event that promotes intercultural understanding, showcases diverse culture, and celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. It has become one of the largest Asian heritage celebrations in the DFW area, more than 20,000 people attended the previous festival.

It is an all-day family friendly fun event and we promise that it’s going to be a blast! When you’re not racing or watching our competition, you can enjoy the festival and go support our AT&T volunteers at the AT&T/APCA booth. If you are interested to join our dragon boat race team to paddle, please contact Jessica Yang.

Click the link to order the dragon boat race team shirt here https://www.inspirasian-dfw.org/?page_id=662. Link to Dragon Boat Festival on 5/15/16. 2016 Dragon Boat Festival Schedule final

will have our If you are not interested in rowing, please consider signing up here to volunteer and support May focus of APCA DFW ’12 Months of Giving’ to assist with the Dragon Boat, Kite and Lantern Festival.

APCA Lunar New Year Luncheon

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Say goodbye to the Year of the Ram and celebrate the Year of the Monkey with APCA Lunar New Year luncheon. Sign up and purchase tickets here

Where: Garden Restaurant – 3555 W Walnut St, Garland (Map)
When: Saturday, February 13 (from 11:30am to 2:00pm)

After luncheon, join us to volunteer at Crow Collection of Asian Art for Chinese New Year Festival. For direction: http://crowcollection.org/visit

Highlights include must-see performances every hour, traditional Chinese New Year art making activities, calligraphy demonstrations, face painting, fortune telling, and much more. Come early to enjoy the food trucks and lion dances, and stay late for our grand finale fireworks display in the heart of the Dallas Arts District.