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FY18 Annual Recap, Member Survey and Board Nominations

Dear ASF,

Another year has passed, and a new academic and fiscal year has begun. As we bask in the slower pace of campus before students arrive for fall quarter, I wanted to take a moment to ask for your feedback, gauge your interest in joining the ASF Board, and provide a quick recap for the past year.

First, the survey:

Each year we look ahead at the events and opportunities we offer our members and we are looking for your input to let us know what you thought about the past year and what you would like to see in the coming year. Please provide your feedback (via Qualtrics) by Wednesday, September 19, 2018. 

Second, the ASF Board:

I want to thank our FY18 Board Members and their efforts this past year. ASF is a 100% volunteer run organization with limited funding, and the Board has been nothing short of amazing while managing the demands of their day jobs. I want to take a moment to thank Manju Smith (Treasurer) who is stepping back from her role for her many years of service to ASF and for leading our Diwali celebrations.

We have several positions open for this year, along with appeal for volunteers that would like to be placed on a list to be asked to assist throughout the year when needed. On the SECOND page of the survey, we ask for your interest in regards to possibly joining the board. The positions we are currently recruiting for are the Communication Chair, Finance Chair, Outreach/Membership Chair, Program Chair (Main Campus), Program Chair (Redwood City Campus) and a Photographer (consultant role.) A description of the positions are attached. We will follow up with those that express interest.


Third, our annual recap:

FY18 was another banner year for ASF, with the continuation of our popular “My Stanford Story” series, tours of the recently renovated Kingscote Gardens, PSSI-Stanford Recycling Center and the Stanford Athletics Hall of Fame, a docent led tour of “Ink Worlds” at Cantor Art Museum, two Staff Groups pot lucks, and our annual events – Mid Autumn Festival, Diwali, Lunar New Year Tea, and our API Heritage Month Lunch celebration. Thank you for your support of ASF and for your interest in the activities planned for you this past year. 

The ASF Board will continue to provide our members opportunities to socialize, network, learn and grow. Like I said last year, Stanford is more than just a place to work – it is a community of diverse backgrounds, experiences, and knowledge – and ASF is proud to be one of the eight staff groups to help staff come together and learn from each other. This is why your feedback is pivotal in helping the board guide our planning for the coming year and what you want out of your membership. 

As a reminder, you can like our page on Facebook where we post photos of our past events, or visit our website for more information.

Thank you again for your support of ASF. 

Asian Staff Forum