50th Meeting

Time : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Date : October 8, 2011
Place : 6180 Marguerite Dr., Newark, CA 94560

Agenda

  • Ice Breaker And Meeting Minutes Writer
  • Upcoming Events
    1. Thadingyut (Burmese Light Festival) by BAB (Burmese Association at Berkeley) October 14, 2011 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      TBYG
  • BYA Volunteers For YEP
  • White House Visitation
  • BYA Action To Coordinate Leading Role For B(M)CCFR
  • Short-term / Long-term Plan(s) 2011-2012
  • Proposal To Form Subcommittee Or Project Teams
  • Preparation For BYA's 4th Birthday Celebration
  • BYA Bylaw Final Review
  • Next Meeting Time, Date, And Place
  • Attendees

    Ko Wai Phyo
    Ma Thin Wit Yee
    Ko Dave Maung
    Ko Kyaw Min Oo
    Ko Hpyo Wai Hpyo
    Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe
    Ko Win Min
    Ma Myat Soe Mon
    Ma Wint Wah Lwin
    Ko Zarni Tun
    Ko Lin Tun Swe
    Ma Holly Huynh
    Ko Saw Naing Htwe
    Rick Heizman

    Approval of Agenda

  • Ice Breaker and Meeting Minutes Writer
  • Upcoming Events
  • BYA Volunteers for YEP
  • White House Visitation
  • BYA Short-term/Long Term Plan (2011-2012
  • Proposal to form subcommittee or project teams
  • Preparation for BYA’s 4th Birthday celebrations
  • BYA action to coordinate leading role for B(M)CCFR
  • BYA Bylaw Final Review
  • Next Meeting Time, Date, and Place
  • Approval of Minutes

    The minutes of previous meeting was approved by majority of BODs and posted on BYA site.

    Discussion and Business agenda item approval

  • Ice Breaker and Meeting Minutes Writer
  • Everyone thanks Ko Dave Maung and Ma Thin Wit Yee for hosting the meeting and the dinner on their house with traditional home cooking of Ma Thin Wit Yee. Currently Ko Kyaw Min Oo volunteers for writing minutes.

  • Upcoming Events
  • Thadingyut: Officially not invited yet from the BAB (Burma Association at Berkeley) (Friday, October 14, 2011)

    Mr. Hyphen Happy Hour on October 21, 2011 Friday from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm will be joining by Ko Zarni Tun, Ko Kyaw Min Oo, Ma Wint Wah Lwin and Ko Win Min so far.

    On the day of Mr. Hyphen Event: Ko Wai Phyo, Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe and Ko Zarni Tun will be attending so far.

    Half Moon Bay Monastery event on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 to join.

    Ashley Takami’s UC Berkeley group and MSC soccer team on October 22, 2011 and will be playing in Berkeley.

    TBYG will be hosting the event in November 13, 201 and it will be talented show.

    Adam, Eve and Datta “Show in SF (NetMAA) interested in hosting in San Francis for BYA participation for the event.

    To keep calendar wide open meeting with Grace in December, and BYA will be hosting her again.

  • BYA Volunteers for YEP
  • October 22, 2011: The volunteers are Ko Wai Phyo, Ko Zarni Tun, Ko Win Min and Ma Wint Wah Lwin.

    October 29, 2011: “Halloween Party” the volunteers are Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe, Ma Thin Wit Yee, Ko Wai Phyo, Ko Zarni Tun, Ko Hpyo Wai Hpyo and Ma Wint Wah Lwin.

    November 5, 2011: Ma Myat Soe Mon, Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe, Ko Wai Phyo, Ko Hpyo Wai Hpyo and Ma Wint Wah Lwin.

    Note: YEP is a standalone program that needs help from BYA continuous support with it progress.

  • White House visitation
  • Ko Kyaw Min Oo urged all BODs to take action on following with Mary Nicely to have some dialogue to set up with the White House staff member to seek an opportunity meeting and getting help for our community center here in the Bay Area. Since there was an offer to meet with them in the near future with the White House connection for Federal Help.

    Rick Heizman will work with Mary Nicely and get some facts to follow up with her and will report back to BODs to set the time frame for detail action items discussion.

  • (a) Short-term Plan
  • Some of the short-term plans of BYA were put back for the next meeting agenda due to the time constrain.

  • AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander)
  • Information Hub
  • Burmese Professional Networking
  • Irrawaddy Awareness
  • Book Exchange
  • Fundraising Committee
  • The following items were discussed

    BYA – Internal Document Organization: Document control committee was formed as four people for now who can access to make changes and update; Ma Thin Wit Yee, Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe, Ko Wai Phyo and Ko Kyaw Min Oo. These BODs will maintain and implement some additional information on all the BYA documents.

    BYA recruitment: Facebook membership and paper submitted members will be placed in a separate file. BYA will allow the internet form mailing list for everyone to join in. And the standard disclosure for the new members reply will set up by Ko Kyaw Kyaw Soe.

  • (b) Long-term Plan
  • B(M)CCFR topic was picked and held detail on the leading role to coordinate with Burma American Community in the bay.

  • Proposal to form subcommittee or project team
  • Due to the insufficient time to go over detail and the discussion will carry out on Saturday, November 5, 2011 meeting agenda.

  • Preparation for BYA’s Birthday Celebration
  • Ko Hpyo W. Hpyo: He will create the Facebook event to invite member and non member to join and everyone needs to responses who are invited.

    So far limited food feast for 100 people with available budget from BYA.

    The program will be available upon arriving at the event or via Facebook that we will eventually posting.

  • BYA action to coordinate leading role for B(M)CCFR
  • During the discussion many of the BODs expressed their concern and interest with helping to grow the prospect of B(M)CCFR action plan. Ko Kyaw Min also offered his role in B(M)CCFR as Chairman if needed. BYA is implementing as leading committee to work with the community leaders in the bay area. He does not want to impose the idea of BYA being lack of coordinate with other community leaders to work in the near future. In general, BYA does play a major role in this process of having the first Burma American Community Center.

    Moreover, Ko Wai Phyo suggested that in order to get more of the community to get involved, we had to have a plan for next year event that will not only help fundraiser for B(M)CCFR but also a huge drawing community event that many community leaders in the BAY AREA can also participate for the event known as “Bay Area Burmese New Year Water Festival.” The event and regarding issues was discussed, voted and approved by the BODs and BYA members in the meeting. Many of the BODs and meeting attendees actively involved in the discussion and hope to have a better outcome on the following meeting date where Ko Kyaw Min Oo will send out a meeting invitation letter to the community for the upcoming B(M)CCFR meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2011

  • BYA Bylaw final review
  • State filling process is done and BYA will have a nonprofit organization status soon. It is also important to have it done before the end of the year.

    Due to the insufficient time to go over detail and the discussion will carry out on Saturday, October 15, 2011 to help speed up with Federal filing process.

  • Next Meeting Time, Date, and Place
  • It will be at Ko Kyaw Min Oo’s Apartment and he will be hosting the meeting on November 5, 2011 from 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm in Daly City. The meeting agenda will be sent out with the exact address.

    New Business

    Follow up with current Secretary Ma Thin Wit Yee to send any agendas to discuss.

    Agenda for Next Meeting

    Please send to Ma Thin Wit Yee to start generate a list of action and discussion items.

    Adjournment

    Meeting was adjourned at 1:00 am by BYA Chair.