It’s time for the chapter to elect new board members for 2016!
There are four seats up for election, all of which are two-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2016:
- Vice President of Programming
- National Board Representative
Serving on the chapter board is an important way for you to demonstrate your leadership (a key skill many employers look for), give back to this organization and support your fellow members.
Chapter Secretary Samantha Pak will oversee our elections, which will be from Sept. 20-26. Our national office will receive the names of our 2016 chapter board members by Nov. 1. (more…)Posted in Local highlights, Members | Tagged Chapter Board, Elections | Comments Off on AAJA Seattle board elections are here!
This year, AAJA Seattle wants to highlight Asian American filmmakers through a year-long documentary series.
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Post-Prison Education Program in Seattle to bring you the first our three documentaries.
About the film:
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“Cambodian Son” documents the life of deported poet, Kosal Khiev after receiving the most important performance invitation of his career—to represent the Kingdom of Cambodia at the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. Kosal would travel to London having only taken two flights prior: first, as a 1-year-old refugee child whose family fled Cambodia and then as a 32-year-old criminal “alien” forcibly returned to Cambodia in 2011. Armed only with memorized verses, he must face the challenges of being a deportee while navigating his new fame as Phnom Penh’s premiere poet.
Tickets are officially ON SALE for our upcoming Chefs’ Showcase benefit from 6-8 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the Columbia Tower Club. All proceeds will benefit AAJA scholarships and training programs for professional journalists.
Come on up to the 75th floor and enjoy gorgeous views of Seattle as you nosh on appetizers and drinks courtesy of area restaurants. Meet other journalists, professionals and foodies as some of the most exciting chefs working in Seattle’s restaurant scene demonstrate dishes that will inspire your next cocktail or dinner party.
- Access to the great views from the 75th-floor the Columbia Tower.
- Appetizers from our featured celebrity chefs and others, including Bloom, Taste of India, Pho Cyclo and more.
- Drinks from Vortex Cellars, Tranche Cellars, Eleven Winery and Georgetown Brewery.
- A program booklet with the evening’s featured recipes.
$60 at the door
$50 General Admission
$40 Columbia Tower Club members
AAJA and SPJ members: Pay $25 when you buy your ticket by July 31. This is 50 percent off the pre-event ticket price. Discounted pricing for AAJA and SPJ members ends July 31.
The celebrity chef line-up:
Lisa K. Nakamura, chef/owner of Allium and alumna of The French Laundry who is planning her next concept, Gnocchi Bar.
KING 5 Anchor Mimi Jung hosts the demonstrations.Posted in Events, Local highlights, Members | Tagged Chefs' Showcase, Columbia Tower Club, Food and Sh*t, Gnocchi Bar, Joule, Revel | Comments Off on Tickets on sale for Chefs’ Showcase at Columbia Tower Club on Aug. 4!