2011 MINI LEADERSHIP TRAINING CONFERENCE
Message from the Conference Chair
The Federal Asian Pacific American Council Southwest Conference Committee and the many volunteers welcome you to the 5th Mini Leadership Training Conference. This is the first year to host the conference in Orange County on November 5, 2011 at the Coastline Community College, Le-Jao Center, 4120 All American Way, Westminster, California. The theme for conference is: "Leadership, Diversity, Empowerment and Beyond" which embodies the critical concepts to take us forward.
The conference would not be possible without the assistance and support of the volunteers, U.S. Navy, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Transportation and Veteran’s Administration. The continued relationships allow FAPAC Southwest to thrive. This year, we welcome the Coastline Community College and Vietnamese American Armed Forces Association (VAAFA) as our newest sponsor and look forward to their membership and participation
During the conference you will enjoy the Leadership Panel Discussions, Mentoring and Coaching of the federal workforce; AAPI, and the Diversity Forum where critical issues of interest to the community will be discussed by representative from key agencies. This is going to be a great opportunity to enhance your knowledge and skills for your career development by attending and participating in the various workshops with training materials and the opportunity to network to broaden your resource base.
In addition to the sessions outlined above, FAPAC Southwest will continue to offer career workshops such as "Resume Building", and other topics for students and new graduates interested in entering public service. The federal workforce is experiencing rapid change as generations share the workforce which brings forth a "new" generation that fosters a move diverse work environment. With “CHANGE” comes better preparation. This conference will strive to assist you in preparing you for these changes.
We know you will enjoy the conference and have time to explore the beautiful Orange County and San Diego areas during your stay.
Chief Operations Officer and Conference Chair
Executive Meeting Minutes, 26 Aug 11
Please find a copy of the executive committe of FAPAC-SW from 26 Aug 11
National Women's History Month Celebration Presentation
Click on the link below for the presentation
The Lucky Few Movie and FAPAC-SW
Dear FAPAC SW Members and Friends:
A special event with FAPAC SW in Orange County will be held on Saturday, April 30, 2011 at Garden Grove High School Auditorium, 11271 Stanford Ave, Garden Grove CA 92840. For information please call (949) 306-2873.
A movie entitled "The Lucky Few" will be shown along with other activities. "The Lucky Few" movie depicts the humanitarian efforts of the USS KIRK (FF 1087) in providing assistance and medical care to Vietnamese refugees who fled Vietnam on April 1975.
Set-up starts 12:30 PM.
If you plan to attend please be there at 2:00 PM.
FAPAC SW members are requested to assist in the following:
Manage tables for FAPAC SW and USS KIRK (2 people) and Parking lot directions (10 people) from 2:30-3:45 PM
Click on each thumbnail for a closer view
Poster for the Movie
DVD Front Cover
Corporate Relation Techniques and Resources
|Here is a copy of a briefing delivered by LCDR Jeffrey Sotingco
REGISTER NOW! FEW/FWPM Training Program, March 17-18, 2011
Paul Memije | Monday Feb 14, 2011
Celebrating International Women's Day and Women's History Month Federally Employed Women-East Bay Chapter
and the San Francisco Bay Area Federal Women's Program Managers' Council Present our:
WESTERN REGIONAL TRAINING CONFERENCE - "FOSTERING POSSIBILITIES FOR A BRIGHTER FUTURE!"
March 17-18, 2011
Hilton Concord Hotel
1970 Diamond Blvd., Concord, CA 94520-5718
MARK YOUR CALENDAR. DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THIS IMPORTANT TRAINING CONFERENCE HELD IN THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
Send your personnel to hear many dynamic speakers:
Agenda: Thursday, March 17, 2011
- Aileen Hernandez -
Former EEOC Commissioner appointed by President LBJ, 2nd President of NOW, Civil Rights Advocate, honoree of Women's History Project:
Sandie Zuniga Nierenberg &
Attorney, Bingham McCutchen LLP:
- "Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the Impact on Men and Women"
Dr. David Law
- "Examining Bias in the Workplace - Racial and Gender Imbalances and What You Can Do About It"
- "Taking Care of Your Kidneys"
- Gregory Moore, Moore & Consultants: "Harassment: Sexual or Otherwise"
- FERBO: "Understanding TSP and Federal Benefits"
- Helen Zajac: "Why NARFE is important"
- National FEW officers: "All About FEW"
- Patricia Finnegan, Investigator, EEOC
- Terry Gee, First Asian Pacific American Woman SF Fire Inspector
Agenda: Friday, March 18, 2011
- Sherry Davis, First Woman SF Giants Announcer (featured in People Magazine)
- Carole Evanoff, V-P, Lockheed: "Mentoring"
- Carol Moore, Consultant, Professor, Cal State, East Bay: "Dealing with Difficult People" and "Avoiding Procrastination"
The Hilton Concord Hotel has free parking. Shuttle rides to and from BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) are available.
Please make your own hotel reservations when you register for the conference.
Registration fee is $175.00 per member, if you register by March 1, 2011, after $200.00.
Registration fee for non-members will be $195.00, by March 1, 2011, after $225.00.
Conference and additional information, including registration forms are available at our website: www.quadcouncil.com.
To register, contact Sheryl Stanger, h: 925-455-5039, c: 925-787-0941 or email@example.com.
Federally Employed Women-East Bay Chapter and the San Francisco Bay Area Federal Women's Program Managers' Council
Federally Employed Women (FEW) - 2011 Schedule of Events
Paul Memije | Thursday Feb 3, 2011
FEW workshops are held at 5 pm on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at Sizzler, located
at 3755 Murphy Canyon Rd, San Diego 92123 (858-278-6988).
Schedule of Monthly Teleconference Meetings for 2011
The following is the FAPAC SW Monthly Teleconference Meeting Schedule for 2011.
Time: 1800-1930 PST
|Dial in numbers:
Pass Code: 87005#
FAPAC SW Leadership Seminar 2010 - Diverse Leadership for a Diverse Workforce
M. Esmele | Tuesday September 28, 2010
This years Leadership Seminar was a grand success. It was held on 25 Sep onboard Naval Base San Diego. For your convenience here are the files and briefings presented at the seminar:
Thank you again to all those that worked hard to put on this seminar and I look forward to next years event.
VR, CAPT Myles Esmele Jr.
Xe Lan Tinh Thuong Project
JB Baluyot | Sunday August 8, 2010
In January, 2010, Xe Lan Tinh Thuong” project, which had been fully supported by Free Wheelchair Mission, Federal Asian Pacific American Council Southwest and Vietnamese American communities, had been able to deliver the first container with 550 wheelchairs to disabled and poor people of Viet Nam before the Vietnamese New Year. Sharon Nicholas, one of the active members of FAPACSW, was the project lead since July 2009.
After completing a mission trip to Viet Nam, Sharon and her team realized that 550 wheelchairs were not enough. On her trip to Vietnam, Sharon met one of the wheelchair recipients with a life story that completely touched her heart: This Vietnam Veteran lost both of his legs and served many years in the Communist Concentration. He had his legs replaced with two tiny pieces of wood and through this was able to move around to sell lottery tickets to help his family every day. He was so thankful to receive a free wheelchair for he never dreamt that he would be able to get one in his lifetime. (Please see attached to the left)
When Sharon came back to America, she discussed with FWM and FAPACSW the need to send more wheelchairs. These non-profit groups decided to do another fundraising targeting to get more wheelchairs for the disabled people of Vietnam with a planned delivery date of before the next VietNamese New Year 2011.
The “Xe Lan Tinh Thuong” group hosted a second fundraising dinner on 5/16/2010 at Mon Cheri Restaurant in Anaheim, Orange County - see the pictures in the photo gallery. There were 600 guests who came from different areas such as Canada, San Diego, Los Angeles, Long Beach, Riverside, etc to join in this event.
Additional information on Xe Lan Tinh Thuong is located here
The result of the fundraising on 16th on May, 2010 is shown below:
First Annual Humanitarian Charity Golf Tournament
The Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley, District 5340, is holding it's 1st Humanitarian Charity Golf Tournament on April 24, 2010 at Bonita Golf Club, 5540 Sweetwater Rd. Bonita, CA 91902. We would like to express our profound gratitude for FAPAC-SW's support to our club's humanitarian projects, especially our annual free medical, dental, and surgical services and Misiones Rizalinas an on going Project of "Mission of the Gift of Sight" Eye Laser Surgery, to third world countries.
Over the years, our medical missions have benefited thousands of sick and needy people. Tremendous time and effort are invested into this ambitious undertaking.
We look forward to the opportunity to continue our credo of "Service Above Self" for the thousands who will be served by the Rotary Club of San Diego Paradise Valley Medical Mission.
If you would like to participate in the golf tournament please download the registration form below.
Registration Form can be downloaded here
Personalized directions to the Bonita Golf Course is located here
Please do not hesitate to give me a call at (858) 220-5487 if you need additional information concerning this event.
RTN Femie V. Cupit
President Elect 2010-2011
Tidbits on Getting Ahead... Thoughts from the recent FAPAC-SW luncheon
Below is an email I received regarding feedback from the recent Luncheon. John Engstrom has some good points for all of us to consider
From: Engstrom, John C CTR COMNAVAIRPAC, N11
Sent: Monday, March 22, 2010 13:28
To: Baluyot, Joselito T LCDR CHSMWP N41310
Subject: Thank You
Thank you for the honor and pleasure of having the opportunity to share information (both ways) with you and other members of FAPAC Southwest and the other guests. Sherry and I had a wonderful time. We enjoyed the food, and the camaraderie and friendship even more! If I can be of any assistance to anyone regarding mentoring, career development or networking, please let me know. I enjoy helping others.
I am attaching a list of civil service interview questions that I found on the web two years ago. My son and I interviewed my daughter prior to her interviewing with NAVFAC SW. After her interview, she said that they asked her just about every question that I had asked her. She got the job! This is public information, so feel free to share. I'll also include the article about What I Would Have Wanted To Know.
NAE Diversity Awareness Practitioner
Commander, Naval Air Forces
Second Annual FAPAC-SW luncheon
Please join us in our Second Lunch Social to be held on 20 March 2010 (Saturday). Mr. John Engstrom, noted Diversity Leader and soon to be published writer for a book on "Cross-Cultural Mentoring" is our guest speaker for the event. The venue will be at "The Sizzler," in National City March 20, 2010. Please see attached flyer for details.
Everyone's participation is most welcomed; last year we had over 40 attendees (Dr Chatterjee, FAPAC-SW member, Adjunct Professor Arizona State University and motivation speaker challenged the youth with collaboration between the generations). Please help us disseminate this information to your friends and associates as well. Thank you.
Additional information is available on the flyer here
See you all there!
LCDR "JB" Baluyot
Assistant Supply Officer
Aviation Supply Department
(619)545-3246 cmml, 735-3246 dsn
Federally Employed Women
2010 Western Region Training Program
The San Diego Chapter will be hosting the 2010 Regional Training Program (RTP). Terry Moran and Catalina Redman are serving as the Chair and Co-Chairs. Let us all make this RTP a great success. Please download the RTP information and registration and send them back immediately.
Download Additional Information
Download the Registration Form
Please email Terry or Cathy if you are interested to attend or if you have other questions.
Cathy Redman: Catalina.Redman@navy.mil
Terry Moran: SassieLassies01@sbcglobal.net
Here is a link for the Embassy Suites San Diego Bay - Downtown
FAPAC-SW Raises over $33,000 for Freewheelchair.org!
|FAPAC Southwest in collaboration with Xe Lan Tinh Thuong and Freewheelchair.org raised over $33K to ship over 550 wheelchairs to the disabled and poor people of Vietnam. Ms. Sharon Nicholas of NSWC Corona and FAPAC Southwest Outreach Chair traveled to Vietnam to coordinate the wheel chair distribution.
|Founded in 2001, Free Wheelchair Mission (http://www.freewheelchairmission.org) is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to providing wheelchairs for the impoverished disabled in developing nations. Headquartered in Irvine, California, FWM works around the world in partnership with a vast network of humanitarian, faith-based and government organizations, sending wheelchairs to hundreds of thousands of disabled people, providing not only the gift of mobility, but of dignity, independence, and hope.
- We conduct our mission with integrity and humility.
- We honor God in all we do.
- We value individuals and relationships.
- We encourage creativity and innovation.
- We manage with accountability, transparency and for cost-effectiveness
Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee
2010 Mark Yamane Military Scholarship Information
The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC) annually awards the Mark Yamane Military Scholarship to help men and women of Japanese ancestry serving in the military to further their education. The $1,500 scholarship can be used to purchase a computer, help pay off an existing student loan, pay for books or tuition not covered by the military, or any combination of the above.
The scholarship is named after Mark Yamane who was a Sansei (third generation Japanese-American) and the youngest son of former NVC commander George Yamane and former women’s auxiliary member Charlotte Yamane. Mark was assigned to the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Infantry and was killed in action on October 25, 1983 during the U.S. invasion of Grenada.
New Navy Recruiting Video
Here is the opportunity to see Navy Recruiting's new advertising video "The Calling" at NFOSES (the video can be found at the following link: http://www.navy.com/gffg/#/thecalling). This video provides a very powerful testament to what the Navy does in service to our nation and across the globe.
Navy Recruiting's new branding campaign officially kicks off today and coincides with our celebration of the Navy's 234th birthday this month. "The Calling" will begin airing nationally on 12 October. The new campaign focuses on more than those we are trying to recruit. It will focus on our shipmates, past and present, and my hope is that it inspires the fleet, instills pride in every Sailor serving in America's Navy, and informs the general public of how important the Navy is to our nation's way of life.
The following talking points and attached Rhumb Lines are forwarded for your use in aligning your message to this campaign:
- America's Navy is the global force that protects the world 24/7 - a global force for good
- Sailors and Navy civilians are called to serve - to defend freedom at home or abroad, and they do so with honor, courage and commitment. They have answered the call to serve America, protect the nation's security and carry out the Maritime Strategy
- Navy is forward deployed, providing forces capable of a range of options to conduct a broad array of missions
- America's Navy is making the world a better place
- America's Navy operates cooperatively around the globe to protect U.S. and global interests
- Seapower is a unifying force for building a better tomorrow
Downloadable copy of the current Rhumb Lines
"As we enhance and empower our diversity, we will remain a global force for peace, and epitomize the ideals that make
our Navy great and our Nation the best hope of freedom. We will sustain our force through fair, equal and ethical treatment of every member of the United States Navy."
- Admiral Gary Roughead, Chief of Naval Operations
"We need leaders for and from every part of our Navy. I want to take big steps each year to improve our diversity,
especially in leadership positions, and I want a human
capital strategy that helps us do that."
- Admiral Mike Mullen, current JCSO, former CNO
If anyone is interested in "The Calling," please have them see LCDR Joselito Baluyot or CAPT Myles Esmele Jr., US Navy.
CAPT Myles Esmele Jr.
US Navy CFO
Federal Asian Pacific American Council Southwest www.fapac-sw.org
Myles Esmele Awarded Asian Heritage Society’s First Award Honoring Asian Military Members
JB Baluyot, FAPAC SW CEO | Monday September 21, 2009
Capt. Myles Esmele, Sea Warrior Program’s Chief Engineer and SPAWAR’s 5.0 Assistant Program Manager-Engineer for PEO EIS PMW-
240, received the first dedicated military award honoring Asian military members by the Asian Heritage Society during an awards dinner held in San Diego aboard the USS Midway Museum July 25. Esmele received recognition for his engineering excellence, community service, humanitarian outreach, and youth leadership. This is the first year the Asian Heritage Society included a category to honor the military and pay tribute to all branches of the Armed Services for the sacrifices and commitment to serving their country.
The Asian Heritage Awards were formed in 2004 to honor and celebrate the achievements of Asian Pacific Islanders in the southern California region. The Asian Heritage Society is a nonprofit corporation that serves as a force for building the next generation of Asian American leaders and promotes the Asian Pacific Islander community through media, educational programs and other means that foster a greater understanding of the diversity of Asian culture. Esmele accepted his award on behalf of those who have served before him. “I would thank my father, Staff Sgt. Esmele for his courage and strength as a survivor of the Korean War and of note,
the Bataan Death March. I would also like to thank my Japanese mother, Lily
and my wife Evelyn but most of all... No
matter how you feel, we are a nation at
war. This award is not mine, but for the
brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts who serve
in Iraq, Afghanistan in harm’s way so that
we can enjoy our freedoms in this nation
to have events so that you and I can enjoy
these liberties we have today.”
Esmele has led the Navy’s integration
into the largest enterprise system in the
United States, known as DIMHRS, the
Defense Integrated Manpower and Human
Resources System. He has served as a
mentor to numerous military and civilian
work force members, and is a veteran of
Operation Desert Shield, the Kosovo conflict,
Operation Enduring Freedom and
Operation Iraqi Freedom and a holder of
numerous citations and awards.
Downloadable copy of the press release