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AAFF

The Asian American Federation of Florida (AAFF) is a 501(c)(3) coalition that aims to unity and collaboration among the various Asian Pacific American organizations and to improve the relationship of a culturally diverse Asian Pacific American community in Florida. The AAFF is a statewide organization made up of more than 70 Bangladesh, Burmese, Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Iranian, Korean, Laotian, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish and Vietnamese community-based organizations, businesses and media.

   

 ABOUT US

?»The Asian American Federation Florida is A 501(C )(3) statewide nonprofit educational and cultural resource umbrella organization that was incorporated in 1984 to provide a forum for discussing issues of common interest to Asian Americans, and to promote and enhance appreciation of the ancestral legacy of Asian Americans in Florida. Since then, it has hosted, sponsored and cosponsored numerous national and local events including the Asian Arts Festivals in Miami-Dade County, and has spearheaded the establishment of Asian-American Scholarship Fund, Disaster Relief Programs for Bangladesh, Philippines and Tsunami victims, Miss Asian American Florida Pageant and Cultural Showcase, Thai New Year Festival, Nova Middle School Cultural Programs, and Asian American Health Care Forum. The Asian American Federation is also widely recognized for its role in the murder investigation of Luyen Phan Nguyen, a Vietnamese youth that was 1992 victim of hate crime. In addition, AAFF hosted the??em>Asian American Focus,?»a cable TV program for over 15 years, sponsored by WLRN. The Asian American Federation of Florida is an educational and cultural resource organization for Florida's ethnic Asian communities. The Federation serves to assist its Asian organizational members in promoting and showcasing their arts and cultural tradition. While the Federation can provide a forum for discussing issues of common interest to Asian Americans, it is strictly non-partisan and does not endorse any political party or candidate for public office, nor does it advocate specific partisan political causes or agenda.??/p>

 

OUR MISSION

To unite and empower the Asian American community of Florida In pursuit of its goal for unity and empowerment, the Asian American Federation of Florida aims to: 

 

AAFF IS DIVIDED INTO 5 REGIONS:

Central East:
14 Counties

Brevard, Desoto, Hardee, High Lands, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia

Central West:
9 Counties

Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Sumter

North East:
11 Counties

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union

North West:
24 Counties

Bay, Calhoun, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

South:
9 Counties

Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach

 

 

AAFF STANDING COMMITTEES:

Membership

Recommends policies, procedures, and strategies for enhancing the membership in AAFF, both numerically and qualitatively. The Committee recommends policies, procedures, and initiatives to assure a growing and vital membership organization.

Public Relations

Ensures ?»that ?»rapport ?»is ?»established ?»and ?»strong ?»relations ?»are ?»maintained ?»with ?»key ?»organizations ?»and institutions that can help AAFF achieve its goal of community empowerment.

Bylaws

As requested by the Executive Board, the President, the membership, or on its own initiative:
Shall study issues concerning the AAFF Bylaws; interpret bylaw questions; draft possible amendments to the Bylaws; and, implement solutions to Bylaws-related issues.

Nominating

Secures and presents a slate of qualified, acceptable candidates for vacancy in executive, membership and other operational positions for appointment and/or approval by the Board

Finance

Provides financial risk management and oversight of AAFF’s finance activities, to assure internal controls, independent audit, and financial analysis for the organization

Business Development

Develops short and long-range strategic plans to ensure program sustainability and financial stability of the organization

Advocacy

Shall develop the extent and the manner in which AAFF implements and pursues actions to influence government policy that affects the Asian American community in Florida, and ensure safety and wellbeing of Asian American families

 

 

AAFF  OFFICERS  (2016 – 2018)

TITLE

OFFICERS

EMAIL

 

Parliamentarians

President

Agnes Chau

agneschau.aaff@gmail.com
amc@agneschaulawfirm.com

 

Val Dagani, Esq.

Vice President

Rajat Sharma

rajatsharma01@yahoo.com

 

 

Secretary

 

 

 

 

Treasurer

Pauline Ho

paulineho123@hotmail.com

 

 

Auditor

 

 

 

 

 

AAFF  5  REGIONS & OFFICERS

REGION

COORDINATOR

DEPUTY COORDINATOR

SECRETARY

COUNTY

Central East:
14 Counties

Leilani Fontanilla
Leilani.Fontanilla@flhosp.org

Val Dagani
junival@aol.com

Ricky Ly
rickyly2007@gmail.com

Brevard, Desoto, Hardee, High Lands, Indian River, Lake, Martin, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, St. Lucie, Volusia

Central West:
9 Counties

Diana Rosseli
dianapr72@gmail.com

Robert Chen

Jessica Tien

Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Marion, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Sumter

North East:
11 Counties

Rajat Sharma
rajatsharma01@yahoo.com

Moitreyi Nayek
moitreyi@udionfoundation.org

Wen Raiti
peacewen@hotmail.com

Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns, Union

North West:
24 Counties

Clyde Diao
cldiao2@gmail.com

 

 

Bay, Calhoun, Dixie, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gilchrist, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Leon, Levy, Liberty, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, Washington

South:
9 Counties

Winnie Tang
WinnieVHTang@aol.com

Evelyn Bruce
evelynhbruce@gmail.com

Josephine Gordy
jgordy@msn.com

Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach

 

2012 - 2014 AAFF OFFICERS

President??/strong>   Winnie Tang??/td>   winnievhtang@aol.com    
Vice President??/strong>   Evelyn Bruce??/td>   evelynhbruce@gmail.com    
Treasurer ??/strong>   Leilani Fontanilla ??/td>   leilani.fontanilla@flhosp.org    
Secretary??   ?»Lita Martija?»í˜»   litaamartija@gmail.com    
Auditor ??/strong>   Jay Gogaliya??   ecuguy30@gmail.com    
Parliamentarian ??/strong>   Val Dagani ??/td>   junival@aol.com    
             
Central East Region            
Coordinator ?»í˜»   Leilani Fontanilla   leilani.fontanilla@flhosp.org    
Deputy Coordinator??/td>   Agnes Chau??/td>   amc@agneschaulawfirm.com    
Secretary?»í˜»   Shally Wong?»í˜»   asiatrendmagazine@yahoo.com,    
             
Central West Region??/td>            
Coordinator??/td>   Diana Rosse   dianapr72@gmail.com    
             
Northeast Region??/strong>            
Coordinator ??   Jay Gogaliya??/td>   ecuguy30@gmail.com    
Deputy Coordinator ?»í˜»   Mai Keisling ?»í˜»   keislingm@duvalschools.org    
Secretary ??   Sophal Sarchard?»í˜»   sarchard2012@gmail.com    
             
Northwest Region ??/strong>            
Coordinator??/td>   Clyde Diao ??   cldiao2@gmail.com    
             
Southern Region            
Coordinator ?»í˜»   Winnie Tang??/td>   winnievhtang@aol.com    
Deputy Coordinator????   Joy Bruce ?»í˜»   joybruce@aol.com    
Secretary???»í˜»   Victor Swaroop ??/td>   victor9626@comcast.net