HSA General Meeting 5/12/2011

Hmong Student Association

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Time: 6-8pm

Attendees: Chong, Mailor, Maifoua, Becky, Mykhou, Xay, Kathy

I. Check-In: If you could bring one character to life from a book, a movie, or a TV show, who would it be?

II. Updates

  • Co-Chairs
    • Sent out maps of where to park and where to pick up/drop off students to Seng Moua (Hmong Women Heritage Association)
    • HSA Debrief/Nominations/Elections on Saturday, May 14th from 11am-5pm and Sunday, May 15th from 11am-3pm
    • SOAR took care of overdraft, but they took it out from the HSA pot.
  • ISHE
    • They are working on Evals and turning it in by May 20th
    • Talk to Marcail about budget
  • Historian
    • PO’s for $200 worth of food in Fresno (picking it up on Saturday, May 21st)
    • YEC
      • Deadline to give Mykhou the $5 for Seniors’ gift and $5 for Members’ gift on Sunday, May 15th
      • We will be cooking at the Village Kitchen on May 28th from 8am-2pm
        • We need people to cover shifts
      • Set up is @ 5pm on May 28th
      • YEC Committee meetings on Tuesdays 6-8pm
      • Song rehearsals for YEC
        • Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
          Wednesday, May 11th, 2011
          Saturday, May 21st, 2011 (Mandatory)
          Tuesday, May 24th, 2011
          Friday, May 27th, 2011 (Mandatory)

III. Discussion: General Vang Pao’s Death

  • How has this affected you, your family, and the Hmong community?
  • Will there be another Hmong leader? If so, how do we decide who the Hmong leader is?

IV. Poem

  • Get into 2 groups and decide whether you want to write a poem, a spoken word, or a song/rap on what we just discussed.
  • Group ONE’s poem
Memories of you fade,
Because you passed away,
Our people scavage pieces of our story,
To sew together the embroidery,
And tell the world of our history,
How our people suffered,
To keep and fight for freedom,
America left and said be gone.
Peb raws koj qab los rau lub teb chaws no,
Nyob tos tab si koj tsis no qab txog koj cov neeg nyob tos.
  • Group TWO’s poem
We are Hmong,
And this is our song,
We lived in the hills,
And got killed,
We were left to die,
And we had to choose sides.
Commies or the US?
Which one is best?
US shook hands with GVP,
Took us to the land of opportunities,
Now he is gone,
We will still stay strong.
V. Announcements/Comments
  • Election Week: May 11th-18th
  • PRIDE: May 21st
  • Multicultural Festival: May 21st
  • Beach/Bonfire/Boardwalk Day: May 22nd
  • AAPIRC Cultural Celebration Night: May 18th

*****Meeting Adjourned


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