Volume 4, Issue 5
August 2015 Newsletter
Back Row: Jason Wong, Jeff Tan, Daphne Navarro, Andrea Cortes-Beltran, Poe Wongpa, Jenn Braithwaite, and Hang Chen
Front Row: Colleen Yamaguchi, Marci Nakano, Robyn May de los Reyes, Char Grinolds, Vanna Novak, Lilly Yamamura, Linda Sorto, and Cesar Amaral

     Last month, EDI alumni paid a visit to the EDI Office for the Alumni Open House! It was great to see everyone, and we hope that everyone had fun. EDI would love to plan more future alumni events, so take our Alumni Survey and let us know what you'd like to see!
     In the meantime, we also have an upcoming alumni event, EDI's 3rd Annual Hispanic Alumni Event. So don't miss it, click here for more information!
EDI would love to hear from you!

Submit any pictures, stories, and/or promotions to EDI, and you could be featured in next month's  September  newsletter.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Vivian at vivian@ediorg.org.
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Alumni on the MoveAlumni
Jason Wong
Asian Discovery, Class of 2014

Linda Sorto
Hispanic Discovery,
Class of 2012
Bradford Chun
Class of 2013

Inclusion FusionIF

Date: Thursday, September 17th
Time: 5:00-9:00 PM
Location: The Foundry in Seattle
Cost: $125 per person

It's that time of year again! A night of friends, food, and fun-raising. Is it a fundraiser? Is it a party? Yes, and much more than that! By attending EDI's annual fundraiser, Inclusion Fusion, you will be supporting our upcoming future multi-cultural leaders in the workforce! Hope you will be there to help raise money for our professional leadership training programs: Discovery and Navigation.

For more information, click the flyer or visit our website.

  • Seahawks Football signed by Russell Wilson
  • Four 1-Day Park Hopper Passes to Disneyland
  • Wine, wine, lots of wine!
Introducing EDI's 2nd Inclusion Fusion celebrity chef: Leonard Redé! A restaurateur, wine steward, consultant and educator with almost 30 years of industry experience, Leonard Redé has a unique blend of culinary and wine expertise. Most recently, he was Operations Manager at Wine World, working alongside David LeClaire in helping to create the largest wine store in Washington State. In the past, Leonard has worked as a Wine Steward for Metropolitan Market and is well-regarded in the wine industry for his knowledge of wine history and gastronomy. As an instructor in the Wine Technology Program at South Seattle Community College, he wrote the curriculum for the Associate of Arts Degree in Food and Wine Pairing, the first college-level program of its kind. He is an award-winning chef and was nominated for educator of the year while Chef Instructor at the world renowned Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts.
Message from Executive Director Emeritus: Alan SugiyamaMessage
Accompanied by his daughters, Alysa (left) and Mari (right), Al leaves his latest doctor's appointment with good news.


Please join Al for 'Al Appreciation Day' on September 13, 2015 from 3:00 PM -5:30 PM at Blaine Methodist Church. No cost, no gifts, and it's open to all.

For more information, please email ThankYouAl@aol.com.

Click the flyer to download a PDF version.
2016 RecruitmentRecruitment
Left to Right: Alexander Nguyen and Stephanie Lau, Asian Discovery Class of 2015.
Do you know someone who's ready to be a leader at work, but doesn't have the tools or knowledge to do so? Or how about someone who stays silent during meetings, but doesn't realize it's a learned cultural behavior? Well, you're in luck! EDI is officially accepting applications for our 2016 Discovery & Navigation classes. With sessions like  branding public speaking conflict management , etc., you'll be one step closer to achieving that promotion and leading a successful team at work! 

      For more information, click the link below or contact EDI at (425) 467-9365or  EDI@ediorg.org .

Upcoming Community EventsUpcoming

Kin On is turning 30 this year and would love to invite everyone to join their celebration! For more information and to register, click the flyer.
Jobs & Volunteer OpportunitiesJobs
August 10th ACCOUNTANT InterIm CDA

Community Rewards ProgramCommunity

Amazon will donate  0.5%   of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to   Executive Development Institute (EDI)  whenever you shop on AmazonSmile. Click here   to shop and support EDI!
Fred Meyer donates $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where their customers tell them to give. Click here  to shop and support EDI!