Milestones

Milestones 2017

  • February 8: 13th Annual APA Policy Forum

Milestones 2016

  • February 2: 12th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • May 21: 19th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • September 11: Fall Community Sports & Picnic Day
  • October 22: Health Fair
  • December 1: Winter Dinner Social

 


Milestones 2015

  • February 10: 11th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • February: Legislative Day Partner With APA CAPAVA
  • May: 18th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • September: AAC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic & Sports Day
  • December:  Annual Winter Social“Getting To Know You” (Leaders from other organizations attended the event)

Milestones 2014

  • February 19: 10th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • February: Legislative Day Partner With APA CAPAVA
  • May: 17th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • October: Sponsors Appreciation Lunch
  • December:  Annual Winter Social (Board Members Attended The Social Event)

Milestones 2013

  • January 22: 9th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • February: Legislative Day Partner With APA CAPAVA
  • May: 16th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • October: Sponsors Appreciation Lunch
  • October: Health Fair
    Partner With Henrico County. Bhutanese Refugees Received Free Flu Shots And Preventive Medical Care And Info
  • December:  Annual Winter Social (Board Members Attended The Social Event)

Milestones 2012

  • January 17: 8th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • March 3: Henrico 400th Anniversary and Kite Fair
  • May 5: 15th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • October 13: Health Fair Partnership with Henrico County
  • November 6: AALDEF Voter Protection Poll
  • December 4:  Sponsors Reception
  • Participated in the Mayor’s Get Healthy-Stay Healthy Campaign
  • Hosted Advisory Council Luncheon
  • Hosted Asian Pacific American Legislative Day with CAPAVA

Milestones 2011

  • February 11-12: 7th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • April: Japanese Tsunami Relief Fund
  • April 2011 – May 2014: VCU Needs Assessment Survey
  • May: 14th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • November 19: AASoCV Education Forum Partnership with Henrico County Public Schools
  • 2011-ongoing: Partnered with VCU School of Social Work for Asian American Needs Assessment
    Survey
  • Participated in Hands- On Greater Richmond Day
  • Hosted Asian American VIP Reception
  • Participated LMR breakfast
  • Participated Chesterfield Public Education Foundation Bravo awards
  • Hosted 1st Asian American Education Forum
  • Participated in the Dragon Boat Race competition
  • Hosted Asian American Health fair
  • Partnered with American Red Cross to help Japanese disaster victims
  • Participated in the Henrico Kite Festival
  • Hosted Asian Pacific American Legislative Day with CAPAVA

Milestones 2010

  • February  11: 6th Annual APA Policy Forum
  • February 27: AASoCV Strategic Planning Retreat
  • May: 13th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • July 28: AASoCV Executive Committee Sponsors Reception
  • Participated in Hands-On Greater Richmond Day
  • Participated Chesterfield Public Education Foundation Bravo awards
  • Partnered with American Red Cross to provide interpreters
  • Partnered with American Red Cross to help Pakistani Earthquake victims
  • Participated in the Dragon Boat Race competition

Milestones 2009

  • January 21: Asian American Gala
  • May 9: 12th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • Health Fair, St. Michael’s Parish Gymnasium
  • Participated with the Voter Protection Initiative with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
  • Soccer Tournament
  • Field hearings with Virginia Asian Advisory Board
  • Asian Legislative Day, partnered with Coalition of Asian Pacific Americans of Virginia (CAPAVA)
  • Scholarships awarded to High School graduates

Milestones 2008

  • May 3: 11th Annual Asian American Celebration

Milestones 2007

  • May 5: 10th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • October 3: Asian Community Awards Gala
  • Scholarships awarded to High School graduates
  • Tsunami donations through American Red Cross

Milestones 2006

  • May 6: 9th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • Scholarships awarded to High School graduates
  • Ping Pong, Soccer and Basketball Tournaments

Milestones 2005

  • May 7: 8th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • July 30- 31: Petersburg Intercultural Celebration

Milestones 2004

  • January: Two Executive Board members were appointed to serve on the Governor’s Asian Advisory Board.
  • May: AASoCV and OCA (in partnership with City of Richmond , Chesterfield, Henrico and Hanover Police Depts.) provided an Asian American Community and Law Enforcement Symposium, featuring keynote speaker, Dr. Henry Lee.
  • May: 7th Annual Asian American Celebration
  • June: The First Asian Soccer Tournament was held at Dorey Park, participated by six Asian groups.
  • July: AASoCV participated in the first Intercultural Celebration in Petersburg

Milestones 2003

  • January: Asian American Business Council (AABiz) was established as an affiliation of AASoCV
  • February: Received grant from Verizon Foundation for the project “Asian American Connections”, to develop 13 web sites for the Asian American communities
  • March: AASoCV hosted the first Health and Career Fair at Sheraton hotel
  • April: AASoCV and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce hosted the International Dinner at the Science Museum
  • April: AASoCV joined the branding campaign, “Historic Richmond Region, Easy to Love”, the joint venture of several businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies
  • May: Participated in the Supreme Court Town Hall hearing
  • May: 6th Asian American Celebration held at Greater Richmond Convention Center (In partnership with Philip Morris, Dominion, Capital One, Chesterfield, Henrico and City of Richmond). Governor Mark Warner and the First Lady attended the event
  • June: Two AASoCV board members were appointed to serve on the VA Asian American Advisory Council
  • July: Confirmed by IRS as ‘Exempt’ under Section 501( c)(3) of Internal Revenue Code and classified as a public charity
  • July: 8 Asian groups participated in the first International Day, City Summer Festival, organized by the City Celebrations
  • July: In collaboration with the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA), provided Asian Awareness Training to staff of Juvenile Justice Services, City of Richmond
  • August: AASoCV participated in the Judicial Council of Virginia’s Solutions Conference
  • October: One Board member was appointed by Governor Warner to serve on Crime in Minority Communities Task Force
  • October: Participated in the First Asian Citizen Police Academy, Richmond Police Department
  • October: AASoCV Executive Board members served as panelists at the NAACP Dominion Conference, “Diversity is Everybody‘s Business.
  • November: AASoCV has become a partner of the Children’s Museum of Richmond for the special holidays celebrations, “Our Community, Our World”.

Milestones 2002

  • February: Received grant from Philip Morris USA to support the Asian Radio (8 Asian ethnic radio programs at AM 990/ AM 1340 every Sunday afternoon)
  • February: AASoCV joined other Asian Pacific Americans in the Governor Warner’s Inaugural Parade
  • March: AASoCV hosted an Asian Advisory State Board planning session
  • March: AASoCV attended its first General Assembly sessions and was acknowledged by the legislature
  • May: 5th Annual Asian American Celebration held at the Arthur Ashe Center
    (Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico, and City of Richmond continued as partners of the Celebration event)
  • June: Governor Warner hosted the Asian American Reception at the Governor’s Mansion
  • September: Participated in the FBI’s first Diversity and Unity Day
  • November: Received Consumer Education Grant from VA State Corporation Commission to conduct “Energy Choice for Asian Americans” project
  • November: The first Asian American Business forum was held at the Retail Merchant Association of Greater Richmond

Milestones 2001

  • April: AASoCV Website established (www.aasocv.org)
  • May: 4th Annual Asian American Celebration held at the Richmond Center
    (Counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico, and City of Richmond became partners for the celebration event)
  • August: AASoCV co-hosted two Virginia Gubernatorial Candidate Receptions
  • November: Asian Radio Program started in Central Virginia

Milestones 2000

  • May: 3rd Annual Asian American Celebration held – Four Events
    (Chesterfield County became organizing partner in October 1999)
    Evening of Eastern Enchantment at Carpenter Center
    Essay Contest and Library Exhibits at the main branch of the regional libraries
    Asian American Festival at the Manchester Middle School
    Business Luncheon at the Virginia Fine Arts Museum
  • October: State Fair of Virginia partner

Milestones 1999

  • March: Non-Profit 501(c)(3) status for advanced ruling period (5 years) received from IRS
  • May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration hosted by Governor Gilmore
  • May: Second Asian American Celebration held at the Richmond Center

Milestones 1998

  • February: Founding Board of Asian American Society of Central Virginia (AASoCV) established.
  • May: 1st Asian American Celebration held at the Richmond Center
  • September: Certificate of Incorporation received from State Corporation Commission

Milestones 1997

  • Fall: Committee formed to reach out to various Asian American communities