Dear AAPOG friends and supporters,
Thank you so much for all your contributions and partnerships on key AAPOG Programs & Activities during our first year of operations in 2012-2013, and for helping to fulfil one of AAPOG's primary goals - to promote the safety & well-being of Asian Pacific American communities in Georgia.
Highlights of 2012 – 2013 AAPOG Programs & Activities
- Sep. 2012 – AAPOG is formally incorporated on September 11, 2012
- Sep. 2012 – AAPOG is formally launched at UPS headquarters, with keynote speaker Doraville PD Chief John King; invocation speaker Gurmeet Kaur of the Sikh American community and recognizing significant contributions of Ken Lee, Captain Quan, Georgia Power, UPS, and the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
- Dec. 2012 – AAPOG holds its 1st AAPOG/FAPAC Holiday Dinner in partnership with the Federal Asian Pacific American Council, at Grand China Restaurant
- Jan. - Dec. 2013 – AAPOG initiates Monthly visits with law enforcement agencies, community leaders, and community groups
- Mar. 2013 – AAPOG launches AAPOG Scholarship Program to build pipeline of APAs entering law enforcement and/or public service careers
- Apr. 2013 – AAPOG visits the White House courtesy of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
- May 2013 – AAPOG holds 1st Annual AAPOG May Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Celebration Dinner at Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant – AAPOG President Louis Tsang, Good Shepherd Services Sister Christine Truong, and Doraville Police Chief John King recognized with 2013 APA Community Leadership Award. Special Guest: Christopher Schaefer, ATF Atlanta Division Special Agent in Charge
- May 2013 – AAPOG speaks at the 2013 May APA Heritage Month Training at the Bureau of Prisons-Atlanta
- May 2013 – AAPOG speaks at the “Discovering the Filipino American Experience” Symposium at the National Archives at Atlanta/APA Heritage Month Symposium in Morrow and is recognized with 2013 APA Community Impact Award
- July 2013 – AAPOG delegation attends 2013 National Asian Peace Officers' Association (NAPOA) Leadership Training in Nevada
- July 2013 – National Asian Peace Officers' Association (NAPOA) formally accepted AAPOG as Provisional Member, 1st in Southeast
- July 2013 – AAPOG launches AAPOG Community Outreach Programs with APA Family Safety Day in partnership with Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North, organized by Mike Grant, VP Community Outreach and Tricia Sung, AAPOG executive director and VP Community Engagement
- Aug. 2013 – AAPOG launches Self-Defense Training in partnership with Sung Ming Shu Dojo and NAAAP-Atlanta
- Aug. 2013 – AAPOG partners with Sandy Springs Police Department on Firearms Safety Training, with UPS & Delta Asian ERGs attending
- Sep. 19, 2013 – AAPOG will celebrate its 1-Year Anniversary at the Inaugural AAPOG APA Heroes & Advocates Awards Banquet on Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Day at Oriental Pearl Seafood Restaurant in Chamblee. The keynote speaker was Mark F. Giuliano, FBI Atlanta Division Special Agent in Charge. The invocation speaker is Elder Leonard Leo, Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North in Johns Creek. 2013 Honorees included: the inaugural Asian Pacific American Peace Officer of the Year - Mike Grant, FBI special agent (ret.) of Japanese-American heritage; Asian Pacific American of the Year - Marilyn Doromal, Southeast regional chair of the National Federation of Filipino American Associations (NaFFAA); and 2013 AAPOG Community Champions: Asian Pacific American Historical Society, Atlanta Chinese Christian Church North, National Association of Asian American Professionals - Atlanta, Raksha, Sandy Springs Police Department, Sung Ming Shu Dojo, White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, and Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant. We also awarded our first 3 AAPOG Scholarships to APA undergraduates who are pursuing careers in law enforcement and/or public service.
- Dec. 8, 2013 - AAPOG elections & holiday dinner at Yen Jing Chinese Restaurant
- Dec. 21, 2013 - Christmas celebration with Good Shepherd Services of Atlanta