Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
San Mateo Hilton Garden Inn
called to order by S. B. Woo, Chair, at 9 AM,
February 5th, 2005.
1. 80-20 Officers: S. B.
Woo (President), Fel Anthony Amistad (Vice-President), Jackie Quan
(Treasurer), Kathleen To (Secretary), Julia Wan (Nominations Chair),
Larry Ho (Election Monitoring Chair)
2. 80-20 Directors: Rajen
Anand, Giga Andreyev, David Chai, Kenneth Chia, Peter Wang, James Wu
3. Observers: Katy Woo,
and Jing-Li Yu (80-20 staff)
4. Presentations by: Brad
Yamauchi and William Kwong, from Minami, Lew, and Tamari Law Firm.
Julia Wan moves to have an ad hoc committee chaired by Larry Ho
to give a report in 6 months recommending how to control e-mail list in
the future. Kathleen To seconds. Motion is passed unanimously.
Rajen Anand moves to recess the meeting at 5 pm Feb 5th till 9 AM
Feb 6th. Kathleen To seconds. Motion is passed
Giga Andreyev moves to adjourn the meeting at 11:10 am, Feb 6th,
2005. Julia Wan seconds. Motion is passed unanimously.
A straw poll was taken on February 5th
whether 80-20 should file a lawsuit against the DOL for non-enforcement
of EO 11246 or file against an institution that violates Title VII of
the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The unanimous consensus is to go with EO
11246, pending the lawyer’s presentation.
Hoc Committee Assignments
- Fel Amistad will chair committee to search, in
the next 3 years, for an Asian American Democratic candidate that
80-20 can help support.
- Fel Amistad will chair Outreach Committee to
Filipino American Organizations; Rajen for Indian Americans, Giga
Andreyev for Mongolian Americans.
- David Chai will help in Chapter Relations
Committee which has been chaired by Kathleen To.
- Pete Wang will chair Outreach Committee to
Detroit Asian American organizations and “Chinese Michigan News.” Will
check on Asian American politicians in Michigan.
S. B. Woo will search for a Republican to head a Committee to
search for a Republican Asian American candidate to support.
David Chai will talk to World Journal (in New Jersey) if and when
80-20 decides to file a lawsuit against the Department of Labor or under
S. B. will send the Board the info for Affiliates.
S. B. Woo will seek 2nd opinion from Philadelphia
lawyers and consult with Anthony Ching on whether to file for
enforcement of EO 11246, file under Title VII or do both.
Jackie Quan pledges to raise $25,000 for legal costs if and when
80-20 files its lawsuit.
adjourned at 11 AM, February 6th, 2005.
Respectfully submitted by
Kathleen To, Secretary