Thursday, May 21, 2009

Seeking Volunteers for the OCA National Convention

OCA is seeking for volunteers for the 2009 OCA National Convention!

Every year, OCA (Organization of Chinese Americans) convenes a National Asian Pacific American (APA) Convention where OCA members and supporters from across the nation come together to discuss the state of APA affairs. This year's theme is "Call To Action: Empowering Asian Pacific American Voices". Prominent APA elected officials, celebrities and public figures usually attend the Convention. In addition to the keynote speakers and workshops, there will be a Community Health Fair, Senior Day, College and Youth Days, and a Job Fair.

This year’s OCA National Convention is in San Francisco, CA
August 6-9th at the Westin St. Francis Hotel
Located at 335 Powell Street (between Post and Geary) across from Union Square.

OCA is looking for volunteers to help implement the Convention’s various workshops and events. This is a great opportunity to network within a national APA advocacy organization, and to contribute to the larger APA community. Volunteers will assist with: General convention and gala registration, setup for meal events, convention bag stuffing, transportation, pick ups/deliveries, exhibit/job fair area, escorting, crowd control, ushering, security, and floater duties for the four days. Volunteers are also welcome to sign up to help on a committee for tasks and logistics prior to the convention on-site.

We are preferably seeking volunteers at least college-aged.

For more information and/or to RSVP as a volunteer, please contact Michael Lok at

When you RSVP, please Include:

* Name
* Contact Info: Phone, Email
* Organization (If you are representing an organization or group)
* Days and approximate times of availability for volunteering.

DEADLINE: Friday, June 5th, 6pm

There will be orientation meetings before the convention dates to get an overview on task assignments, logistics, and any pre-convention tasks that need to be completed: Dates/Times To Be Announced (TBA).

Other details about OCA and the Convention can be found at the OCA National website:

Thank you very much,

Michael Lok
Volunteer Coordinator,
2009 OCA National Convention


OCA is a national organization dedicated to advancing the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States. Founded in 1973 as the Organization of Chinese Americans, OCA is engaged in organizing its 80-plus chapters and college affiliates across the nation to develop leadership opportunities and community involvement. OCA’s chapters and college affiliates are establishing strong local programs in all parts of the country.

To fulfill its mission, OCA has adopted the following goals:

* To advocate for social justice, equal opportunity and fair treatment;
* To promote civic participation, education, and leadership
* To advance coalitions and community building; and
* To foster cultural heritage

Visit the website for more information about OCA and the Convention:

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