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OCA elects board, will host Golden Circle Awards dinner

OCA elects board, will host Golden Circle Awards dinner

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Ron Chew (left) and Rebecca Chan, co-presidents of OCA

The Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Greater Seattle Chapter has announced the election of the following board members for 2014: Ron Chew and Rebecca Chan (co-presidents), Connie So (vice president), Jael Yamamoto and Kevin Chao (secretaries), Chi Saeteurn (treasurer), and Bruce Huang, Doug Chin, Judy Lam Maxwell, Frank Irigon, Willon Lew, and Jacqueline Wu.

OCA was founded in 1973 as a nonprofit national civil rights organization seeking to unite Chinese Americans into one representative voice. It has since transformed into a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic wellbeing of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 33 No 4 | 1/18-1/24Comments (0)

Author Ron Chew tells often forgotten story of murdered Filipino cannery workers

Author Ron Chew tells often forgotten story of murdered Filipino cannery workers

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Ron Chew

For Northwest Asian Weekly

Ron Chew, executive director of the International Community Health Services Foundation, said his recently completed book on Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes, two young cannery union officials murdered in 1981, is the most difficult piece of writing he’s ever done.

“It took me 30 years to arrive in an emotional space where I could do it because Gene was such a dear friend,” Chew said. “The research and interviews took about eight months, but the core writing took less than a month. It’s the end of a long journey for me.” Read the full story

Posted in Features, On the Shelf, Profiles, Vol 31 No 6 | 2/4-2/10Comments (0)

Tateuchi Foundation awards $175,000 grant to ICHS

Tateuchi Foundation awards $175,000 grant to ICHS

ICHS CEO Teresita Batayola with ICHS Foundation Executive Director Ron Chew (Photo provided by ICHS)

On Oct. 21, the Atsuhiko and Ina Goodwin Tateuchi Foundation awarded a grant of $175,000 to the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation to support women’s health care access. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 30 No 46 | 11/12-11/18Comments (0)

November: ICHS accepts $22,566 from AH&T to continue to help patients

November: ICHS accepts $22,566 from AH&T to continue to help patients

ICHS Foundation Director Ron Chew accepts a check from AH&T Principal Ned Sander. (Photo provided by ICHS)

International Community Health Services (ICHS) accepted a check for $22,566 from AH&T, a national insurance firm with offices in downtown Seattle. AH&T selected ICHS as the beneficiary of its annual golf tournament fundraiser, held on Sept. 13 at the Washington National Golf Club. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 49 | 12/4-12/10Comments (0)

Sept. 30: Co-authors and co-founders sign copies of ‘Years of Caring, The Story of Nikkei Concerns’

Sept. 30: Co-authors and co-founders sign copies of ‘Years of Caring, The Story of Nikkei Concerns’

From left: Tomio Moriguchi, Ken Mochizuki, Tosh Okamoto, and Ron Chew, who is signing a book for a customer. (Photo by Karen Fujii)

Co-authors Ken Mochizuki and Ron Chew with co-founders Tomio Moriguchi and Tosh Okamoto signed copies of “Years of Caring, The Story of Nikkei Concerns” for the premier of Nikkei Concern’s first publication. Read the full story

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 43 | 10/23-10/29Comments (0)

Sept. 28: Ron Chew named new ICHS Foundation executive director

Sept. 28: Ron Chew named new ICHS Foundation executive director

Ron Chew

Ron Chew has been named the International Community Health Services (ICHS) Foundation’s new executive director. Chew most recently headed Chew Communications, a Seattle-based consulting firm specializing in fundraising and capacity-building for nonprofit organizations. He also served as executive director of the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience for more than 17 years.

The ICHS Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established to provide philanthropic support to ICHS. ♦

Posted in Names in the News, Vol 29 No 40 | 10/2-10/8Comments (0)

Al Gore aids tribute to Locke

Al Gore aids tribute to Locke

By Carol N. Vu
For the Northwest Asian Weekly

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Gary Locke (right) and museum director Ron Chew tour the east Kong Yick Building, where the new Wing Luke Asian Museum will be located in 2007. The Locke Library and Community Heritage Center will be part of the new museum. (Photo by Russel Bareng/Wing Luke Asian Museum)

Al Gore is helping lead the charge to establish a special library in Chinatown/International District that will honor the legacy of Washington’s first and only Asian American governor. Read the full story

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