CACC Board Meeting Minute
By Min Kang (secretary)
Date: September 14, 2006 Time: 12:00 pm.
Place: Old Republic Title, San Jose, CA
Attendees: Dennis Wan, Kwok Cheung, Mimi Lam, Min Kuang, Ray Su, Jack Wan, Yoshio Nakanura, Paul Chang, Jennifer Otani, Helen Wang, Eric Wong, Susan Liang, John Tran and Chuck Luu
1. Treasurer's report – As of end of August 2006, the balance in the general checking is $7,528.79; Checking Plus (Scholarship Accout) is $5,098.17. We issued 3 checks to scholarship winners - $500 each. Checks have not been cashed.
2. Eric Wong to confirm CACC’s 501C3 status.
3. CACC registered at both Festivall and Story Road Merchants’ Association Expo at the cost of $100 each. Both events will provide a table for CACC and members of CACC can put out flyers for their business.
4. Recruit Chairs on board:
Speaker Chair - Jack Wan & Helen Wang will form a sub committee to solicit inputs for topics and research on the subject
Membership Chair - Dennis suggested to focus on restaurant owners, we can invite inspectors to conduct a seminar and translation to the owners.
Eric suggested that we gather the information from inspectors and put together a pamphlet, and offer the restaurant owners the pamphlets to attract them to join CACC.
5. We request college students in their internship program to help CACC; We can assign them definite projects.
6. Susan to update CACC website dates. We should post job opening, board meeting minutes and event pictures on the website. Susan requested that members to give her original pictures to post.
7. Dennis proposed that CACC should have board meetings at a definite time & place each month, and everybody agreed.
8. Open – Ray suggested that CACC create a list of CACC recommended restaurants and have restaurants to pay to get on the list.
Meeting adjourn at 1:25 pm.
Submit by Min Kuang
Time: September 20, 2005. 7:30 pm
Venue: May Flower Restaurant, Milpitas
Attendant: Mimi Lam, Dennis Wan, Kwok Cheung, Min Kuang, Alex Liao, Edwina Leung, Hanson Chu
A. 2006 Flower Fair:
We still have not finalized the venue, there are 4 possible venues:
1. Cisco systems parking lot, by Oct. 1 we need to get an answer from Jim Cuneen, 2. Milpitas Town Center , 3. Former Milpitas High School (Across to “Ocean supermarket”), 4. Parking lot across to San Jose Fairmont Hotel
Action Item: Finalize an event venue
B. Financial Report:
1. As of August 31, 2005 General Checking balance $8,506.52, Scholarship checking $5,093.22
2. The board agreed to transfer both accounts to Bank of the West. The two accounts will be strictly separated and documented properly. The total profit from 2005 Flower Fair is $3,500, we gave out $1,500 scholarship and the net balance should be $2,000.
3. KC proposed to apply for a debit card for the convenience of reimbursement.
C. March 2006 China Trade Tour:
1. We will target Non-Chinese to join this trip. The target industry is Home Improvement. Maximum number of people to go is 20. The dates are March 16-22, 2006. KC got a quote of $1,700 per person including air fare, 6 nights of 5 star hotel (single occupancy), ground transportation, meals and 3-day tour in GuangZhou .
2. The cost should be quoted in double-occupancy and put in a note that price are subject to change.
3. By Oct. 31, flyers should be ready and we will start promote the tour.
1. Dennis will convey our decision to make travel arrangement in the US with Ms. Tse in Guangzhou, and get a quote for her service charge is there any.
2. Edwina will check with another travel agent to get a quote on the tour.
3. Finalize cost of the trip and have Owen to design and print flyers
D. Promote CACC image and recruit more members
Hanson suggested that we need to have a program director to coordinate and promote our organization. The board invited Hanson to join CACC and be the program director. Here are some promotion ideas that the board came up with:
Revisit bylaws and endorse events; sponsor concerts or events in Santa Clara County to make our name known to the public, assign a promotion budget, Decide target members and send out letter to recruit more members or invite them to donate to community events. We can co-sponsor seminars with business partners; attend the “festival” for minority chamber of commerce in December.
E. Oct. general meeting.
Dennis already arranged a speaker to talk about the rise of China in the last decade. Meeting date is Oct. 19, 2005. Mimi suggested that we use media to promote this event to attract more attendants.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30pm
Submitted by Min Kuang, Secretary of CACC, September 21, 2005