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Date: February 3, 2003 @ 6 - 9pm
Location: Phuoc Nga Restaurant
458 Barber Lane, Milpitas, CA
Event: VSVN New Year Kick-Off Event
Sponsored by Vietnamese Silicon Valley Network

"Winning Federal Government Contracts"

Have you been looking for opportunities for your company to get involved with Homeland Security or to win a piece of the multibillion dollar federal government contracts?

VSVN is proud to kick off the new year featuring Quan Hoang, President & CEO of AnviCom, a successful entrepreneur who has cracked the secret of providing professional IT services to the federal government.

AnviCom, Inc. has a ten year track record of providing responsive, quality IT engineering and support services to the U.S. Government and Department of Defense. Last spring, AnviCom was awarded a $85 million contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency for Operations, Administration and Expansion of the DISANet. With 200 employees, AnviCom’s clients include: Defense Information Systems Agency, Center for eBusiness Applications, Military Traffic Management Command, Marine Corps Gray, Research Center, Office of Personnel Management, Federal Aviation Administration, and Government Prime Contractors/Systems Integrators.

ABOUT THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Mr. Hoang has been involved in the technical arena for 20 years, primarily supporting the evolving information technology requirements of Federal government organizations. Mr. Hoang has extensive experience in designing, installing and maintaining complex, computer network systems, their hardware components and software applications. He founded Quality Consulting Services in 1991. Since that time, the company has grown to $25 million in revenues, garnering numerous industry awards. The company was renamed “AnviCom” in 1998 to reflect a new vision in communications, focused on Internet business solutions. Prior to founding Quality Consulting Services, Mr. Hoang was Information Resource Manager and Program Manager at Network Solutions, Incorporated. Previous to this position, he was the Quality Engineering Manager for Magnavox where he ensured that all military specifications were met for the entire corporation. Mr. Hoang has served as a Reliability Engineering Manager at both the Electronic Warfare Laboratory in Fort Monmouth, New Jersey and at the Red River Depot in Red River, Texas

  • AnviCom is #421 on the 2001 "Inc 500"
  • AnviCom ranked #35 on the Deloitte and Touche Virginia Technology Fast 50 in 2001
  • AnviCom ranked #42 on the Washington Techway Fast 50 in 2001
  • AnviCom ranked #13 on the FastTrack2000 list, sponsored by the Washington Business journal

Cost:
Pre-registered Members: $20
Walk-in Members: $25
Pre-registered Non-members: $30
Walk-in Non-members: $35

Contact info:
Email: events@vsvn.org 
Web: www.vsvn.org

 

Date: February 16, 2003 @ 2pm
Location: Amador Theater
1155 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA
Event: Fourth Annual Children's Benefit Concert
Sponsored by VNHELP

The Amador Theater will proudly host an afternoon of classical, jazz and Vietnamese, music at the Fourth Annual Children's Benefit Concert on Sunday, February 16, 2003. All proceeds will go toward street children in need in Vietnam. In addition to jazz and classical music, the concert features performances with various traditional Vietnamese instruments, including a sixteen-stringed zithers (from the 12th and 13th century).

The musicians are faculty from the music department at Cal State Hayward, including music department head Bill Wohlmacher and pianist Ellen Wassermann, Vietnamese performers, and students from Stanford University.

This concert is the fourth annual concert, which is the work of Chi Nguyen, a sophomore at California High School in San Ramon, and her sister Truc, a junior at Stanford University. Since 1998, the Nguyen sisters have been raising money for impoverished children of Vietnam.

The fundraisers, which have been supported by a great number of Bay Area residents since 1998, are organized by the two sisters themselves and have yielded a total of $18,400 through three benefit concerts, two recitals, and the sale of homemade almond toffee and Chi's personal collection of Beanie Babies. The funds were donated to VNHELP to support the Street Children Program.

After a visit to Vietnam three summers ago, Truc and Chi met street children from a homeless shelter who touched them very deeply. Upon their return to the United States, the young sisters decided to personally raised funds for VNHELP street children program. The goal of this concert is to help provide education to the children and improve their quality of life. Truc and Chi will be performing on the piano.

Tickets are $8 and will be available at the following locations:

1) Lions Ticket Office & Visitor Center, Pleasanton (925) 461-5350
2) Camerata Music, Dublin (925) 828-1011
3) Goodenough Books, Livermore (925) 443-4354
4) House of Woodwinds, San Ramon (925) 831-8341
5) VNHELP office, San Jose (408) 885-1791
6) at the door on the day of the concert

Contact info:
Phone: (925) 275-9250  
Email: childrens_benefit@yahoo.com  
Web:
http://www.geocities.com/childrens_benefit/index.html

 

Date: June 26-28, 2003
Location: George Mason University - Arlington Campus, Washington, D.C.
Event: Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Conference (VAYLC)
Sponsored by National Congress of Vietnamese Americans (NCVA)

Recognizing the pivotal role that young Vietnamese American leaders will have in their communities and other areas, a group of youth, community and professional organizations have organized a major conference for young Vietnamese American leaders from pre-College students to young professionals. The Vietnamese American Youth Leadership Conference (VAYLC) will be held on June 26-28, 2003 in Washington, D.C. Past participants have come from diverse areas throughout the United States and England.

The conference will focus on leadership development, service to the community and participation in the public and policy sector. The seminars will be dynamic, interactive, and will be led by experienced and well-known professionals and scholars throughout the U.S.

VAYLC is an excellent opportunity for young Vietnamese American and Asian Pacific American leaders to meet and network with their peers from across the nation, from many student associations to young professional associations to established community organizations.

Objectives

  • Develop leadership skills for young Vietnamese American and Asian Pacific American (APA) young professionals and students.
  • Provide a forum for young Asian Americans to discuss national and local issues and establish a network for young leaders to meet and exchange ideas.
  • Promote Vietnamese American values, culture, and heritage.
  • Prepare young professionals and students to become public leaders in their communities.

Workshops

  • Asian Pacific Americans (APA) in the Political Process: Get Involved!
  • APA/Vietnamese-Americans in the Media: Behind the Scenes & in Front of the Camera
  • Community Service: Giving from the Heart
  • Women's Role in Society: Dispelling the Myth & Breaking the Glass Ceiling
  • Cool Careers: Beyond the 9-5 Jobs
  • Violence Against APAs: Protecting Yourself

For more information or to register, visit www.vaylc.org.

Contact info:
Email: info@vaylc.org
Web: www.vaylc.org

 

Date: September 6, 2003
Location: Franklin McKinley School District Building
645 Wool Creek Drive
San Jose, California 95112
Event: Community Health Forum - "REACHing Vietnamese Women: A Community Model for Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening"
Sponsored by the Vietnamese REACH for Health Initiative (VRHI) Coalition and National Congress of Vietnamese Americans (NCVA)

The Vietnamese REACH for Health Initiative (VRHI) Coalition is a coalition of organizations in Santa Clara County. The coalition members are: National Congress of Vietnamese Americans; Vietnamese Voluntary Foundation Inc.; Immigrant Resettlement and Cultural Center; Asian American for Community Involvement; Southeast Asian Community Center; Catholic Charities; Vietnamese Physicians’ Association of Northern California; Community Health Partnership of Santa Clara County; Blue Cross of California; Santa Clara County Public Health Department; American Cancer Society; Kaiser Permanente and Santa Clara County Ambulatory Service.

Vietnamese-American women have the highest cervical cancer incidence rate of any ethnic group in the United States. The rate of cervical cancer in this population is 5 times the rate among Caucasian women. With regular Pap smear screening, the potential to dramatically reduce the incidence of invasive cervical cancer in this population.

To address this problem, the University of California, San Francisco’s Vietnamese Community Health Promotion Project has begun a major initiative entitled, “REACHing Vietnamese Women: A Community Model for Promoting Cervical Cancer Screening.” This initiative is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to promote Pap smear screening among Vietnamese women in Santa Clara County. The award is part of the CDC’s new initiative “Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH 2010)” – a national project that targets six health priority areas with the goal of eliminating, by the year 2010, health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations. We are one of 25 organizations nation-wide to receive funding to implement the Community Action Plans that were developed together with inputs from community representatives to reduce health disparities among minority populations.

The VRHI Coalition was formed to specifically provide directions to this project addressing an ambitious objective of decreasing cervical cancer by increasing regular Pap smear screening among Vietnamese American women. Once of its many activities is the annual Community Forum where community members gather to provide inputs to the Community Action Plan, to provide feedback on the various interventions, to pose questions to a physicians panel, and to learn about cervical cancer-related resources and services.

This year, the Community Forum will hold 10 small focus groups to discuss our cervical cancer campaign and solicit community feedback regarding of the 5th year of Community Action Plan as well as to gather inputs for other community health concerns which will provide future directions for VHRI and its participating community-based organizations. The Community Forum is not funded by CDC. The Community Forum has been planned as an one-day event at the Franklin-McKinley School District Building in San Jose on Saturday, September 6, 2003. Each of our four previous Forums was attended by more than 250 Vietnamese women and men and childcare was provided for 50 children.

Contact info:
Thien-Nhien Luong
Email: Nhien.Luong@hhs.co.santa-clara.ca.us
Phone: (408) 423-0733

 

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