New Board （2016 - 2018） Has Been Elected and Established On Aug 20th
On Aug 20th, OACA hosted the annual BBQ at Rainier Vista Community Park and did new OACA board members election for term year 2016 to 2018 by following the OACA's By-Laws.
The new board members were elected. Ms. Toy Kay, the founder of OACA, hosted the board installation ceremony.
Mr. Gang Ma (President), Mr. HaiSheng Mou (Vice President of Admin), Ms. GuoRong Liu (Vice President of Education), Mr. XuanQing Cai (Secretary), and Ms. Wendy Seid (Treasurer).
We all very appreciate all of the former board members who had contributed a lot of time and efforts to help OACA continuing grow.
Former President - Mr.James Wynder
As our first non-Chinese president (his wife is Chinese and had been our Chinese teacher for years before), he has helped to resolve lots of issues: 1). contacted IRS and the financial firm to have successfully restored OACA's non-profit status (501 C4). BTW, Mr. ChiPin Ho also gave him lots of support; 2). had done a lot of research to find a feasible insurance with the best coverage that helped our tight budget; 3). spent hours to help rewording and discussing the By-Laws with board members to make the final By-Laws. The new released By-Law allows OACA to be able to apply 501 C3 (all donations can be tax deductible) that will help OACA to raise funds easily, provide more activities, serve both of Chinese community and other local communities.
Former Treasurer - Ms. FeiMiin Wang
This position is very important, our former board put a lot of efforts in finding/hiring a volunteer to fill in this position. Unfortunately, this position had been vacant for a couple weeks. Fortunately, Ms. Wang stood up and joined the board to do the volunteer job even though she did not have any financial experience/background. She had studied very hard and quickly built the skills of being the treasurer with Mr. ChiPin Ho's help. She also helped in all activities.
Former V.P. of Admin - Ms. ShuMin Li
Due to college graduation, our Former V.P. of Admin - Miss WeiWei Shi (did a great job too) - left. Ms.Li joined the OACA board and did a lot of work to support the many activities for the remaining one year.
Former Secretary - Miss Wendy Yu
The Secretary position had been vacant for more than 5 months after the Former Secretary left. Finally, Miss Yu - the current college student and the daughter of our current Chinese teacher - accepted this position. She helped with our big event (The Chinese New Year Celebration party this year) by effectively fundraising.
Former V.P. of Education - Mr. Gang Ma
He worked with all of the board members, built and maintained the new OACA website, connected the school with the OACA, supported the school's operation, and did a lot of fundraising.