On January 24, 2013, AABANY held its Annual Meeting. It was hosted by Cravath, Swaine & Moore, in their New York office, and the firm generously provided space, food and drinks for all our attendees. At the meeting, many AABANY members and friends got to meet and mingle before the business portion of the Annual Meeting began. President Jean Lee led the meeting and invited members to cast their votes for officers and directors if they had not already done so. While the votes were being counted, she gave an overview of AABANY’s active and productive year in 2012. Executive Director Yang Chen reported on the activities of AABANY’s numerous committees, after which he announced the Outstanding Committee of the Year award. This year’s top committee was the Women’s Committee for the excellent variety of substantive programs and networking events that greatly enhanced AABANY and its mission. President-elect Mike Huang gave closing remarks and would have announced the results of the election had they been ready at that time, but they were not, so the audience was invited to continue enjoying food, drink and each other’s company. At about 8:45 pm, the results were ready, and Mike proudly announced that the following Officers had been elected:
- Clara Ohr, President-elect
- James Yu, Vice President of Programs and Operations
- William Wang, Vice President of Finance and Development
- Jane Chuang, Treasurer
- Karen Kim, Recording Secretary
- Judy Kim, Membership Secretary
The following Directors were elected:
- James Lin
- James Chou
- Francis Chin
- Linda Lin
- Teena-Ann V. Sankoorikal
AABANY’s Year-End Report for 2012 was distributed at the meeting along with the current issue of AABANY’s newsletter, The AABANY Advocate. To review a copy of the Year-End Report online go to http://bit.ly/ann_rpt13.
Thanks to everyone who came out to the Annual Meeting, and thanks to everyone who submitted proxies to help us obtain quorum. We hope to see you at our upcoming events in 2013, in particular our 24th Annual Dinner at Cipriani Wall Street coming up on February 27.
You’re Invited to
The New York Immigration Coalition
and Annual Meeting
Thursday, December 13 at 6pm
Korean-American Association of Greater New York
145 W. 24th Street, 6th Floor
Join us for the election of the NYIC Board of Directors to reflect with friends
on the year past; and to re-energize ourselves for the year ahead.
On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, the Asian American Bar Association of New York held its Annual Meeting at the offices of First American Title at 633 Third Avenue in midtown Manhattan. Outgoing President Linda Lin welcomed the attendees and introduced the Committee Chairs as they each gave reports on their respective committee’s activities for 2011 and plans for 2012. While the committee reports were being presented, the ballots cast for electing the 2012 Board members and officers were counted.
After the committee reports were presented, the recipient of the first-ever Outstanding Committee of the Year Award was announced. Although many committees were deserving of the recognition, the honor ultimately went to the Intellectual Property Committee for the wide array and high quality of their programs and events.
Next, Alex Lee, NAPABA’s VP of Communications, gave an update on the upcoming Super-Regional taking place at the end of May in Atlantic City and encouraged everyone to take part.
President Lin then announced the results of the elections:
- President-elect – Mike Huang
- Treasurer – Clara Ohr
- Membership Secretary – Judy Kim
- Recording Secretary – Jane Chuang
- Robert Leung
- Karen Lim
- William Ng
- Dev Sen
- Vinoo Varghese
- James Yu
Congratulations to the incoming Officers and Directors of AABANY.
Incoming President Jean Lee, whose term officially starts on Feb. 1, gave the closing remarks, and thanked Linda for her leadership and the committee chairs for all their hard work. Jean looks forward to working with the the Board and committee chairs in the year ahead.
At the AABANY Annual Meeting that was held on January 24, the Student Outreach Committee presented the video above, created by SOC co-chair Liza Sohn, as part of its report given at the meeting. It’s a wonderful slideshow of a very active and productive year for the SOC. Way to go, Ben and Liza (co-chairs).