WELCOME TO OAPABA
The Oregon Asian Pacific American Bar Association (OAPABA) is a fast-growing community of APA attorneys, and serves as the Oregon affiliate of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, which represents the interests of over 40,000 attorneys worldwide.
You are cordially invited to join your friends at OAPABA for our annual Holiday Social! This year’s Holiday Social is sponsored by Stoel Rives, and the social will be held Friday, December 20 at Stoel Rives’ Club 19, from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM. Food and beverages will be served. In addition, OAPABA will celebrate two community service efforts at our Holiday Social (see below). Come hear about OAPABA’s efforts to provide a warm and happy Holiday season to two Asian families in need through our partnership with the IRCO Asian Family Center, and help us kick off our Typhoon Haiyan relief drive for the Philippines.
Please RSVP to President@oapaba.org by Wednesday, December 18. OAPABA wishes all of its members a happy holiday season, and hopes to see you at our Holiday Social on the 20th.
This year OAPABA is sponsoring two API families in need to provide them with gifts to make their holiday a bit more memorable and special. These two families were selected from a list of seven needy families recommended by several caseworkers at the Immigrants and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO). All of the families’ background were very compelling.
Our first family is Hmong family of four comprising of a mother, who is a survivor of domestic violence, and three children, ages 19 months, 8 years old, and 10 years old. The family was living in a motel paid for by the Department of Human Services and IRCO until December 9 of this year, and is currently trying to find permanent low-income housing.
Our second family is a Vietnamese family of six consisting of a mother, who is also a survivor of domestic violence, and five children between the ages of 1, 5, 6, 8, and 10 years old. The mother is currently undergoing some health treatment while raising five children on her own. If you would like to read more about the families, please email Hong Dao (firstname.lastname@example.org) directly.
Attached is a wish list and another wish list from each family that we will try to satisfy. Please share in the holiday spirit by either volunteering to obtain an item from the list or contributing money so the Board may purchase those items. Please email Hong Dao (email@example.com) directly if you are interested in participating, and she will coordinate the gift list and provide further instructions. In-kind donations may be dropped off to me at McEwen Gisvold, 110 SW Sixth Avenue, Suite 1600, Portland, OR 972021 or brought to the holiday mixer at Stoel Rives on December 20. Donations may be sent directly to Jovita Wang, Miller Nash LLP, 111 SW 5th Ave. Suite 3400, Portland, OR, 97204 by December 18, 2013. We look forward to seeing you at our Holiday Mixer on December 20 and thank you for your incredible generosity to these families in their time of need during these chilly winter holidays.
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