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會 長 的 話

 

張 景 杰

 

各位會員及會員家屬好:

 

歲末將至,先向大家拜個早年。祝各位閤家新春事事順利,萬事得心應手,心想事成。 回顧二○一三年,「華府國建聯誼會」理事會本著「承先啟後; 繼往開來」的宗旨,以「核能安全」及「食品安全」為主題舉辦了年度學術研討會。 並與其他的亞裔和主流社團合作,舉辦了就業講座及多場生物醫學及生物技術座談。 在此我要感謝今年理事們的大力支持及熱心貢獻寶貴的時間。更可貴的是我們今年的顧問群及特別助理群在籌備學術研討會時,多位專家學者及熱心人士也受邀一同策劃,在此一併感謝。

 

理事會:
嚴震宇(副會長)、王秩秋(財務)、嚴哲仁(活動)、盧瑞平(公關)、李成蕊(會籍)及王宗岳(秘書)。

 

顧問群:
徐惠迪、鄧德成、黃李秀美、李敏珠、吳東麟、萬宜生、程育甫、羅揚銘、黃瑞禮、莊德茂、吳和仁及黃秉乾。

 

特別助理群:
李偉智(電腦及生醫科技)、潘志中(網站管理)及沈芳敏(生醫科技)。

 

專家及僑界熱心人士:
李靖山、吳達純、趙衛武、劉志宏、郭旭崧、周武屏、蔡德樑、陳正廷及王忻。

 

經濟文化代表處長官們:
金溥聰代表、張忠和前組長、周家蓓組長、劉綏珍主任及曾信耀秘書。

 

我個人特別感激鄒秉雄推薦我進入「華府台大校友會」任理事,開啟我在華府的社區服務生涯; 楊禎雄推薦我進入「華府國建聯誼會」,讓我有機會了解「華府國建聯誼會」的使命、運作及挑戰; 李孟光推薦我進入「華人活動中心」,給我充分的非營利社團董事會訓練; Chang Ahn 博士 (Rexahn)教我如何在逆境中求生機﹔ Geoffrey Wang推薦我進US FDA, 增進了我的領導統御理念;李五郎時時教導我們即使沒有政府的資助,國建聯誼會一樣能做好始命﹔及Eugene Kirsch推薦我進入American Society of Quality Section 509 Board, 幫助了我在主流社會的交往。 我也由衷的感謝王秩秋及萬宜生的鼓勵,邀請我在去年底重返「華府國建聯誼會」理事會服務。 

 

在我在大華府居住的十三年,對我有啟發長久影響的社團領袖包括沈葆、陳鳳凰、呂學明、程萌生、廖美玲、黃秀媚、高淑惠(華語文及文化教育)、李潮、李孟光、周武屏(社區服務及社區福利建設)、蔣觀德、孟慶森(亞裔領導統御及人才培養)、李定遠、蔡德樑、張蕙珍、巫和怡、黃浩源、陳正廷、李治瑞、陳蕙青、蔡素燕、Spencer Hung(無條件的犧牲奉獻)、李華斌、徐惠迪、莊德茂、李秀美、王秩秋、李敏珠、程育甫、羅揚銘(學術專業領導及專業回報鄉里)、鄧德成、蘇慧陽、王忻、吳達純(傳承、敬業及品管)、吳東麟、萬宜生(智庫觀念及聯誼會新使命)、李五郎、黃瑞禮(專業領導、正直堅定)、嚴震宇(當機立斷)、嚴哲仁(犧牲、正直及敬業樂群)、盧瑞平、楊禎雄(創新發揚)及李偉智(新生代的能力及奉獻)。 最後我要感謝我的父母及我的內人──蕭雅文,給我的教育、支持及鼓勵。

 

In 2013, our theme is "承先啟後;繼往開來" and our focus is to facilitate sustainable growth for global challenges/competition.

 

Our 2013 EC strategies include:
  • To seek timely advice from past CAPA leaders and opinions from local experts;
  • To continue expanding scope of membership expertise;
  • To continue involving   younger generations of workforce in CAPA operation;
  • To start to connect/collaborate with relevant, main-stream organizations;
  • To timely support communities' critical needs through CAPA projects and help from local talents; and
  • To constantly communicate with membership while create added-values for them.

 

Reflecting since the day we formed the 2013 Executive Board of CAPA on 1/12/13, we have achieved the following milestones in organizing and carrying out our 2013 Annual Symposium:
  • Held a pre-meeting in mid March and prepared for our 3/22/13   visit to TECRO, after all of our winter vacations concluded;
  • Met with TECRO Representative King and his senior managers at TECRO HQ on 3/22/13 & understood much better those

     critical issues/needs in Taiwan, ROC;
  • Brainstormed, voted, and selected our symposium themes in mid Q2;
  • Received critical input from our respected Advisers and experts/community advocates for nuclear power & food safety in early

    June;
  • Identified and invited well-known & available key opinion leaders by the end of Q2;
  • Wrote and submitted funding proposal to ROC's National Science Council (NSC) within 3 weeks in early Q3;
  • Received funding approval within 10 days after our proposal submission by mid August;
  • Got generous donations and advertisement supports from our members and local merchants in September/early October;
  • Relayed multiple revisions of proceedings among our writing group within 2 weeks in late September/early October;
  • Closed all loose ends (including venue-change due to the Federal Government partial shutdown) at our 10/6/13 final preparation

     meeting; and
  • On 10/19/13, delivered a superb annual symposium for the 160+ participants and speakers in a seamless teamwork fashion.   That

     night, more than 40 symposium workers, speakers, and guests had a great appreciation dinner.
  • Loaded all symposium presentations onto our website and concluded our project and financial reports to ROC’s NSC in early

    December.

 

Things that I learned while serving CAPA since 2009:
  • Effective communication is the most fundamental and critical element for operational success;
  • How best brainstorm in a team format can get others directly involved and recognize the “why”, which leads to team ownership

     and shared values working toward organizational mission;
  • It always takes time for individuals to really get involved within a team to reach their highest potential;
  • Try to shine others within the team in good times; take some blames when things are not in favor our way;
  • We can lose some battles, but we should always strive to win the war;
  • Be honest with ourselves and recognize limitation, but try hard to overcome our weakness;
  • Recommend others for opportunities to contribute; making opportunities for others to strive;
  • Contingency plan is often critical for the timely implementation of main tasks.

 

Bottom line, whatever we do we need to continue build our teamwork while strength our team sophistication and resilience toward team maturity.  We have in 2013 a great team of self-empowered, managing leaders with inspiring passion working toward our renewed mission and for our community responsibility.  I thank you all EC Members, advisors, and willing helpers for a critical and timely job done so well; I am proud of each one of you.  I have the very confidence that we, AS ONE TEAM, can achieve whatever the goals we wish to move forward for our nations and communities on both sides of the Pacific Ocean.