Tag Archive | "Top Contributors 2012"

APA contributors honored at dinner

APA contributors honored at dinner

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

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From left: Sesinando Cantor, Jun Bae Kim, Bob Ferguson, Sam Ung, Bob Santos, Trong Pham, Jay Inslee, Sandy Huynh, Someireh Amirfaiz, Joan Yoshitomi, Mark Okazaki, and Dennis Su posing with a print of Japanese paper cut by Bellevue-based artist Aki Sogabe given to Inslee by the NWAW. (Photo by Binh Tran)

Leadership, volunteerism, and movers and shakers were the name of the game at the Northwest Asian Weekly and NWAW Foundation’s Top Contributors to the Asian Community banquet on Dec. 7. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/21Comments (0)

PICTORIAL: The 2012 Top  Contributors Banquet

PICTORIAL: The 2012 Top Contributors Banquet

Photos by Binh Tran and Rebecca Ip

The dining room

From left: Sesinando Cantor, Jun Bae Kim, Bob Ferguson, Sam Ung, Bob Santos, Trong Pham, Jay Inslee, Sandy Huynh, Someireh Amirfaiz, Joan Yoshitomi, Mark Okazaki, and Dennis Su posing with a print of Japanese paper cut by Bellevue-based artist Aki Sogabe given to Inslee by the NWAW.

Robert Mak giving remarks.

Jay Inslee with cousin Mark

Bob Ferguson with gift from NWAW

Joan Yoshitomi with Judge Marcine Anderson

Event sponsors with Jay Inslee and Bob Ferguson

Someireh Amirfaiz with Martha Choe

Sam Ung with Judge Kimi Kondo

Bob Hasegawa with Nina Odell

Jun Bae Kim with the leaders of his organizations

Jun Bae Kim with Teri Wong

Sandy Huynh with Judge Dean Lum

Sesinando Cantor with Rep. Marcie Maxwell

Mark Okazaki with Judge Pat Oishi

Dennis Su with Mark Mitsui

Trong Pham with the leaders of his organizations

Trong Pham with Nina Odell

Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 31 No 51 | 12/15-12/21Comments (0)

Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

Sam Ung tells his story from the Cambodian Killing Fields

By Stacy Nguyen
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Phnom Penh Noodle House owner Sam Ung (center white) with his family including wife Karen (left from center) and daughters (from left) Darlene, Diane, and Dawn. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW)

In 1975, after five years of civil unrest and increasing cruelty, the Khmer Rouge became the ruling party of Cambodia. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7Comments (0)

ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency

ReWA’s Amirfaiz sends message of hope and resiliency

By Travis Quezon
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Someireh Amirfaiz

For the thousands of new immigrants and refugees who make Washington state their home each year, there are immediate Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7Comments (0)

Work doesn’t stop after retirement for CTEF’s Dennis Su

Work doesn’t stop after retirement for CTEF’s Dennis Su

By Elizabeth Wang
Northwest Asian Weekly

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Dennis Su staffing a CTEF booth. (Photo from Dennis Su)

At 71, Dennis Su takes his retirement seriously. Whether it’s attending board meetings for multiple organizations around Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7Comments (2)

Trong Pham, a man about building community

Trong Pham, a man about building community

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Trong Pham

By Charles Lam
Northwest Asian Weekly

When Trong Pham was young, he wanted to become an educational ambassador, so he could Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 31 No 49 | 12/1-12/7Comments (1)

Top Contributor: Bob Hasegawa

Top Contributor: Bob Hasegawa

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Bob Hasegawa

By Ninette Cheng
Northwest Asian Weekly

Nov. 6 marked a special day for Bob Hasegawa: the lifelong labor rights champion was elected to his first term in Washington State Senate.

But Hasegawa is hardly new to politics. He has served six years as State Representative of Washington’s 11th District, representing Tukwila, the southern part of Renton, and Beacon Hill in Seattle. As senator, he will be replacing retiring senator, Margarita Prentice, and will be one of three minorities in the state senate. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/30Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Mark Okazaki

Top Contributor: Mark Okazaki

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Mark Okazaki

By Nina Huang
Northwest Asian Weekly

When asked what his hobby was, Mark Okazaki candidly answered, “Neighborhood House and the community.” As the executive director of Neighborhood House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income communities and alleviating poverty in Seattle, Okazaki has dedicated most of his life to serving the community. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Features, Profiles, Vol 31 No 48 | 11/24-11/30Comments (0)

Top Contributor: Joan Yoshitomi — Career working in politics highlighted by work in education

Top Contributor: Joan Yoshitomi — Career working in politics highlighted by work in education

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Joan Yoshitomi

By Jason Cruz
Northwest Asian Weekly

“I probably should have become a teacher,” Joan Yoshitomi said half-joking. Read the full story

Posted in Profiles, Vol 31 No 47 | 11/17-11/23Comments (0)

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