Summer 2019 Newsletter
June 25, 2019
President's Message

The rain has led into a green summer! Green symbolizes life and growth. At NAAAP Detroit we learn to play and play to grow. We equip our members to better engage in their work place and community. In June, NAAAP Detroit held two events that gave our members exposure to new experiences that helped them expand their comfort zone and grow to reach their potential.
June 9 - Learn & Grow Session III, Public Speaking - Fear No More: Speaker participants conquered their fear of public speaking and received valuable feedbacks from our panel of judges. 
June 22 – Let’s Play Pickleball: Our first team building event, a truly experiential learning and networking opportunity. The after-game poolside pizza party gave us a unique opportunity to connect on a more personal level. 
July 30 - We invite you to join us for a community outreach program at the Detroit Library. Come and share your favorite childhood songs, books, and games with children from the Detroit area. 
August 22 – 24 The Unconventional Leader. Lead Boldly. NAAAP Kansas City Chapter is co-hosting the NAAAP National Leadership Convention at the Westin Crown Center located in the heart of beautiful Kansas City. 
Our Membership Committee Chair Ann Hong has a slew of good news for you: To sign up for membership on-line; the Meet Fellow Members and Membership Champion Program. We also warmly welcome David Roden joining us as the Sponsorship Committee Co-Chair. Angelina Lai joining us as the Membership Committee Co-Chair. We are always looking for passionate people who are interested in joining our board and leadership teams. Please contact me at  if you are interested.
Enjoy your summer!

Taoqu Chen
President, NAAAP Detroit
NAAAP & Government
Learn & Grow Session III: Fear Conquered!

On June 9, 2019, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter held Session III of Learn & Grow Series at the Michigan School of Psychology in Farmington Hills...

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Summer Fun Day–Let’s Play Pickleball! Cultivated Team Spirit

On June 22, 2019, the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) Detroit Chapter hosted its inaugural Team Building event – Let’s Play Pickleball. It was held at Upton Park in Royal Oak, Michigan...

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It’s Time to Flip the Script on Leadership!

The Leadership Convention, presented by NAAAP, is for those who aspire to push the boundaries of what it means to lead. The theme for the 2019 Leadership Convention is The Unconventional Leader: Lead Boldly. COME JOIN US!

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Governor Whitmer Proclaimed June as Immigrant Heritage Month.
Governor Whitmer Proclaimed June 22 as World Refugee Day.
NAAAP Detroit Community Outreach Day
Tuesday, July 30
1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Detroit Public Library
Douglass Branch for Specialized Service
3666 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

For volunteer sign up and youth activities proposal, contact by June 30:

Community Outreach Day
Tuesday, July 30, 1PM - 2PM
Detroit Public Library, Douglass Branch for Specialized Service
3666 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48208

Learn & Grow Session #4
Saturday, August 3, 10AM - 1PM

2019 Signature Event
Saturday, October 12, 11AM - 3PM

2019 Annual Meeting
Saturday, December 7, 10Am - 1PM
Altair Engineering, Inc. Headquarters
1820 E Big Beaver Rd, Troy, MI 38083

Canton Family Fun Day
Association of Chinese Americans
Saturday, July 13, 4 PM

Delicious food, cultural performances, and friends and fun await you for a great afternoon and evening at the park! Join ACA for a day of fun!

Free admission to public

Asian Festival 2019
Saturday, July 27, 12 PM

A multi-cultural festival & entertainment experience in Metro Detroit. A non-stop offering of diverse cultural dance and musical performances. A fun collection of vendors for your shopping enjoyment.

Free admission to public


What's Up, Membership  ? !

Membership Committee Chair's Message

The summer is here, so is our summer edition of Newsletter. I’ve been looking forward to this edition, as there are so many exciting happenings at NAAAP Detroit. As your New Membership chair this year, I will focus on the membership updates! First and foremost, I’m very pleased to welcome long time NAAAP member Angelina Lai, who has graciously agreed to take on Membership Co-chair responsibilities. We will work as a tag team to serve our members. Now joining NAAAP Detroit has never been so easy. Starting late May, you can join our membership and pay online. Visit  NAAAP Detroit Membership and email for further information! ...

Meet Fellow Members

Dabo Xu, MD, PhD
Clinical Lecturer of the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the University of Michigan
Jonathan (Jon) Oaks
Professor of Mathematics at Macomb Community College
Join Our Community as a Sponsor  !

We offer our community partners an opportunity to make an Annual Sponsorship contribution while receiving the benefits of year-round recognition. Event and Advertising Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Visit  NAAAP Detroit Sponsorship  and email  for further information!