Quotes and Reflections From OCA's 2016 National Convention
"It was truly exciting to have a number of our Board members and general members trek up to Jersey City for another very successful OCA National Convention! The enlightening Plenary sessions and educational workshops coupled with engaging fellowship with Chapters across the country was phenomenal and very memorable!
OCA-DC was particularly proud to cheer vigorously at the Convention Gala when our long-term and dedicated Treasurer, Annette Cheng, was honored as a recipient of OCA National's Unsung Hero Award. Annette's devotion has been exemplary in serving our AAPI community and maintaining a strong fiscal oversight for the 10+ years she has been with our Chapter! Sincere congrats to Annette for her well-deserved honor award as OCA-DC's true Unsung Hero!" - Mary, OCA-DC President
"This was a once in a lifetime trip. It was wonderful to be there while our colleague, Annette Cheng, received an Unsung Hero Award. Many thanks to OCA National and OCA New Jersey." - Jenny, OCA-DC Member
"It was a big excitement to meet Asian American advocators across the nation at one venue. In this election year, let's GOTV!" - Adam, OCA-DC member
"Going to OCA annual convention is like going to a family reunion. Also, I leave with new ideas, contacts and energy.” - Aryani, OCA-DC member
OCA Honors Veteran and High Ranking APA Government Official Edward Chow, Jr.
(OCA-DC and OCA NOVA board members along with Former Secretary Ed Chow (sitting, off center) smile for the camera during the Secretary's tribute dinner.)
OCA-Asian American Advocates (OCA) honored Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs for the State of Maryland, Edward Chow, Jr., on March 23, 2016 at a dinner event held at China Garden restaurant in Rosslyn, Virginia. The tribute was a joint effort by OCA National headquarters (OCA National), OCA-Greater Washington, D.C. chapter (OCA-DC chapter) and OCA-Northern Virginia chapter (OCA-NOVA chapter), with volunteer support from the OCA-New Jersey chapter.
Update: Edward Chow, Jr. recently passed away at his Washington home on July 22, 2016. Please read OCA-DC's memoriam for more information.