Announcing new National Chair and Executive Committee members

Thank you to all the members who participated in the recent elections!  APAEA is pleased to announce the election results for new executive committee members!  Elizabeth Berger will serve as the next National APAEA Chair,  and the incoming executive committee members are Chinling Chen, Annette Delos-Santos, and Sharon Yeh.  All four will serve two year terms beginning in January … Continue reading Announcing new National Chair and Executive Committee members

2014 Elections begin November 25, 2013

APAEA is now holding elections for National Chair and two Executive Committee positions!Members will receive an email containing a unique link to the online ballot and voting instructions. Candidate statements and bios will soon be posted on the 2014 Elections page.For National Chair: Elizabeth Berger and Annette Delos-Santos.For Executive Committee: Chinling Chen, Annette Delos-Santos, and Sharon … Continue reading 2014 Elections begin November 25, 2013

NEW Local HAPA’EA Chapter forms in Bend, Oregon

Hapa is a Hawaiian word that means crossing cultures. The Deschutes Experiment for cross cultural awareness began when HAPA'EA, a local chapter of APAEA was formed on the Bend/Fort Rock Ranger District in Bend, Oregon this past year. The interest and support shown by 20 charter members boosted the total number of APAEA members to … Continue reading NEW Local HAPA’EA Chapter forms in Bend, Oregon

APAEA membership form now available online!

Stay connected to the growing network of USFS Asian American and Pacific Islander employees by keeping your free membership info up-to-date. Since we revamped our organization and gained formal USDA recognition as an official employee Welfare and Recreation Organization* in 2011, all members need to submit a membership form. It's free. If you were involved … Continue reading APAEA membership form now available online!

Congratulations to our new executive committee member Robin Gyorgyfalvy! Annette Delos-Santos to serve as interim for the next few months.

Thanks to those who participated in this year’s election – both to those who took the initiative to be nominated and those who voted!  Our new APAEA executive committee member is Robin Gyorgyfalvy!  Given that executive committee member Aleta Eng is on maternity leave, Annette Delos-Santos has graciously agreed to fill in as interim executive … Continue reading Congratulations to our new executive committee member Robin Gyorgyfalvy! Annette Delos-Santos to serve as interim for the next few months.

Voting is open to fill a Asian Pacific American Employee Association (APAEA) executive committee position!

APAEA is privileged to have five fantastic nominees for APAEA’s vacant executive committee position!  Our nominees are Chinling Chen, Robin Gyorgyfalvy, Fred Wong, Anne Poopatanapong, and Annette Delos-Santos.  Please read about them on APAEA’s 2013 summer election web page! Members should check their email for information on how to vote. Votes are due by Friday, June 28, … Continue reading Voting is open to fill a Asian Pacific American Employee Association (APAEA) executive committee position!

2013 APA Heritage Month National Poster Contest Winner Announced

  This year's winning poster design for APA Heritage Month by Robin Lee Gyorgyfalvy. Congratulations to Robin Lee Gyorgyfalvy, Landscape Architect and Scenic Byways Leader from the Deschutes National Forest in central Oregon! Robin's winning poster design will be printed and displayed at the USDA Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month event in Washington, DC on May … Continue reading 2013 APA Heritage Month National Poster Contest Winner Announced

Join APAEA and the FS at the FAPAC national leadership training program!

With great enthusiasm, APAEA is partnering with the Forest Service in its sponsorship of the upcoming Federal Asian Pacific American Council (FAPAC) Leadership Training Program in Long Beach, California in early May.  We would like to encourage you and others you know to consider attending this program as part of your career development.  This program … Continue reading Join APAEA and the FS at the FAPAC national leadership training program!