Asian American Society And VA

Monday, January 26, 2009

Caught this down at the Richmond Times-Dispatch and wanted to post it on up as it's always nice to heard about local groups giving out some awards:

The Asian American Society of Central Virginia recognized four area leaders during its second annual awards gala at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. About 250 people attended. Rumy Mohta, the organization's chairman, said the awards recognize the efforts of individuals and companies that make a difference in the entire community, not just the Asian-American community [...]

The Community Volunteer of the Year award was presented to Vicki Mirandah, a member of the Asian American Society of Central Virginia's board of trustees representing the Malaysian community. In addition to serving as chairwoman of the Virginia Asian Advisory Board, she has volunteered with the Susan G. Komen Richmond Race for the Cure, Run for Read, Richmond Folk Festival, Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. She also teaches English as a second language to refugees and immigrants.

Founded in 1998, the nonprofit organization has members representing 16 Asian communities, said Malik Khan, its community-relations director. Khan said the society promotes cultural, civic, business and educational programs.
Read it in full here.