Lets meet again at Asilomar May 30, 2015


Dear Colleagues,

Eleven years ago, I walked into the first gathering of the VANGO Network without knowing much about many of you or your organizations. Today I am proud to continue to be part of this Network and still working tirelessly on behalf of many members and non-members alike to engage in collaboration, sharing resources and networking. 

I invite you to come back to Asilomar this May 30, 2015 to discuss:

  • The effectiveness and impact of your work in Vietnam
  • The type of collaboration or partnership that has worked for your organization
  • Your expectation for the roles and services of VANGO Network to your organization

Other topics for discussion:

  • Rethinking Scholarship – Beyond the traditional impoverished family and good grade pre-requisite
  • Innovative ways for Social Enterprise – Beyond non profit and bottom line for a sustainable economy and environment
  • From Mobile Medical Mission to Public Health – Training a new kind of workforce of healthcare professionals, school/institution personnel and caretakers/parents 

We will have an update on the work of the late James Do Ba Phuoc with the Vietnamese Nôm Preservation Foundation (VNPF). He is the co-founder of VNPF, VNHELP, Pacific Links Foundation, and the VANGO Network. Their books theNôm dictionnary printed in true type will be available for purchase. 

Please save the date!
Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00 AM – 06:00 PM
Asilomar Conference Grounds
800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950

Registration here – Members $25, Non-Members $50 

For hotel lodging reservation, please book directly with Asilomar.
Join us in the planning committee. Send us your concerns.  
Are you interested in sponsoring the BBQ lunch? 

Be a Member – General Membership $100. Academia and Student Association $50 

Detailed agenda will be posted later

Saturday, May 30, 2015
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM  Registration, Meet & Greet and Food Prep
12:00 PM – 02:00 PM  BBQ Picnic
02:00 PM – 06:00 PM  General Members and Non-Members Meeting
Sunday, May 31, 2105
08:00 AM – 03:00 PM  Board of Directors Meeting

Find out more about the details of the historical event of the first conference in 2014

I am looking forward to meet you at this beautiful coastal resort and conference ground.

Cathy Lam
Program Director
HIPE Co-Director
VA NGO Network
714 330 3589

Regional Meeting on New Collaborations – Fountain Valley, CA – Nov 9, 2013

VA NGO Network cordially invites all members and friends of the Network to:

Saturday Nov 9, 2013, 1pm – 5:00pm
Fountain Valley Hospital
1700 Euclid at Warner, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Saltzer Conference Room

Register at http://tinyurl.com/VANGO2013RegMeeting 

Contact:  Cathy Lam, 714.330.3589, or CathyLam@va-ngo.org.

This is a working session with update on the various collaborations, initiatives that the Network are involved with our members, or new opportunity that Network would like to form new partnership and collaborations.Our focus this time is on Higher Education. We will brief you also on upcoming Social Enterprise by DCA, and how it directly can help your organization in the Central Vietnam.

Session Organizations Topics Presenters/Panelists
Registration & Introduction
All Registration and Introduction
Leadership in Education
CSUF International Programs – Vietnam Dr. Tam NGUYEN
Cheer For Vietnam Collaboration with Viet Nam National University, Ho Chi Minh CIty DOAN Thi Nam Hau
Health Initiative
CESR Cleaning Up An Cuu Market – Sanitation & Hygiene Working with Hue City and Stakeholders Thu-Le DOAN
HIPE & Our1World Healthy Initiatives through Peer Education Thien Nhien LUONG
PSA Video Media Project Cathy LAM
Reproductive Health TRAN K. Anh
VANGO HEI PedFACTS Heath Education Initiatives – Pediatric CPR/1st Aid Dr Quynh KIEU, TRAN K. Anh
Cao Bang PVNF & Good Samaritan Collaboration Dr Vien DOAN, Dr. Quynh KIEU
Social Enterprise
DCA – Design Capital Asia Collaboration and Repayments of Donated Goods, Services and Vocational Training to the Poor Thien Nhien LUONG, Cathy LAM
Future Collaboration and Discussion