Asian association of hampton roads ACOE Presentation

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AA-HR Diversity Month Presentation at the Norfolk District Army Corp of Engineers in May 2011.

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Asian association of hampton roads ACOE Presentation

  1. 1. Asian Association of Hampton Roads
  2. 2. A 501(C)6 Not For Profit <ul><li>A tax exempt business chamber of commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to enhance the Asian Community through social and business empowerment. </li></ul><ul><li>Not-Exclusive - anyone can join and participate with no regard to national origin </li></ul><ul><li>Members represent cultural communities, not Race or Countries. </li></ul><ul><li>Their motto is: “Strength in Unity, Innovation through Diversity”. </li></ul><ul><li>“ I do officially recognize the Asian Association of Hampton Roads in our Commonwealth of Virginia” </li></ul><ul><li>- Governor Robert McDonnell </li></ul>
  3. 3. What does AA-HR do? <ul><li>Provides a diverse business network to it’s members. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds a connection between businesses and community organizations. </li></ul><ul><li>Supports small businesses though education, mentorship and social enrichment. </li></ul><ul><li>Seeks to be the “Go-To” organization for businesses and organizations that want to engage the Asian Community. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides organizational support to assist in fundraising for crisis and disasters in Asia. </li></ul><ul><li>Capable of bringing the Asian Community to organizations and businesses that support out mission. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Asian Population in Hampton Roads <ul><li>Total Population of Hampton Roads July 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>1,647,937 </li></ul><ul><li>Estimates are for the 2010 Census is over 2 million </li></ul><ul><li>Data: Hampton Roads Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>3.1% of the population is Asian </li></ul><ul><li>1.8% is of Filipino Ancestry - Total Population </li></ul><ul><li>Between 14 to 16 percent of businesses in Hampton Roads are Asian Owned. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Current Japanese Crisis <ul><li>March 11 th , 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Over 15,000 dead </li></ul><ul><li>12,700 or more homeless and displaced </li></ul><ul><li>Ongoing nuclear crisis </li></ul><ul><li>For survivors the disaster never ended </li></ul><ul><li>How did AA-HR assist? </li></ul><ul><li>Held two major fundraising events and four mini-event fundraisers. </li></ul><ul><li>Total raised: $12,085.30 </li></ul><ul><li>Original goal was $5,000 </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Help Heal Japan” Rock Benefit Concert April 9 th , 2011
  7. 7. “ United for Japan” Charity Benefit April 15 th , 2011
  8. 8. Mini-Events <ul><li>Businesses donated products, services, food and entertainment at no cost to raise funds for Japan </li></ul><ul><li>Mini-Events are still planned for May and June </li></ul>
  9. 9. Where did the money that AA-HR raise go? <ul><li>Partnered with: </li></ul><ul><li>The International Red Cross </li></ul><ul><li>Operation Blessing International </li></ul><ul><li>Both 501(C)3 Not-For- Profit Charitable Organizations </li></ul>
  10. 17. Leadership <ul><li>Common themes in Asian Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Thinking as a community </li></ul><ul><li>Not afraid of hard work </li></ul><ul><li>Family Oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Masters of trade and commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Translate to all cultures: </li></ul><ul><li>Ability to have personnel believe in the greater collective </li></ul><ul><li>An engaged leadership works hard too </li></ul><ul><li>Seek ways to gain support from outside entities and support them (trade) </li></ul>
  11. 18. Diversity <ul><li>We all the same as people, yet we are all different as individuals </li></ul><ul><li>There is value to be gained from those who come from a different community and different point of view from our own </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity is the elevation of Equal Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>Innovation and Diversity work hand in hand </li></ul><ul><li>Organizations that are diverse and unified are extremely successful </li></ul><ul><li>In the US the Military was always the first to step into an innovation </li></ul><ul><li>If each person can contribute positively and isn’t afraid to do so everyone wins </li></ul>
  12. 19. Empowerment and Beyond <ul><li>“ You don’t have to be one of, to belong” </li></ul><ul><li>Representation and Engagement </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse and Unified groups can’t be discriminatory </li></ul><ul><li>Unbiased Opportunity </li></ul><ul><li>We are all of the same family anyway </li></ul><ul><li>Face the challenges of the future </li></ul><ul><li>Repeal of DADT </li></ul><ul><li>New world of commerce and defense </li></ul><ul><li>Remember Leadership is an Art form develop your own creativity </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership is a social job </li></ul>
  13. 20. Yutaka Suzuki <ul><li>100 th Battalion WWII </li></ul><ul><li>Most decorated unit in US Military History </li></ul><ul><li>US Air Force Reserve Officer after WWII </li></ul><ul><li>My GrandFather </li></ul>
  14. 21. Learn More <ul><li>To donate to the Japanese Relief Effort and to find out more about the Asian Association of Hampton Roads: </li></ul><ul><li>www.aa-hr.com </li></ul><ul><li>Population Reference </li></ul><ul><li>Hampton Roads Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>www.hrp.org </li></ul><ul><li>Asian Pacific Heritage Month: </li></ul><ul><li>asianpacificheritage.gov </li></ul>

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