by RICHARD WANGLUE VANG
(SHB) – Lao Family Community and Lao Family Foundation of Minnesota held their public meeting in St. Paul, Minnesota on April 20, 2014. They delivered their 2014 project statuses and answered questions from the Hmong community.
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Wa Meng Lee, Chair for the 2014-15 Minnesota Hmong New Year, said he called upon the Hmong 18 Clans to be part of the committee of the 2014-15 Minnesota Hmong New Year.
“I was elected to be the chair for the Minnesota Hmong New Year on January 19, 2014 right after I took the position as Chair of the Minnesota Hmong New Year. I sent out invitations to all the 18 Clan representatives to come join and carry out the Minnesota Hmong New Year… I set a deadline for them to respond back to me by February 16, 2014… we had a meeting on February 16, 2014 and there were some Clan representatives who attended… I extended the deadline to February 26, 2014 and a total of 12 Clans responded and sent their representatives to the Minnesota Hmong New Year committee…” said Wa Meng Lee.
Mr. Lee continued that the Minnesota Hmong New Year extended participation to run the event to Hmong businesses and individuals who wanted to be part of the team. He also commented that there will be a check and balance system with the flow of finances for the Minnesota Hmong New Year. The treasurer will not be the only member to sign off on checks and the amount of funds being used.
Kiatou Yang, Chair of the Hmong July 4th event, said that the Hmong July 4th festivities will be held at Como Park as usual. “We will be holding the event on July 4th and 5th this year, which starts on Friday and ends on Saturday,” said Kiatou Yang.
ChuPheng Lee, President of Lao Family Community of Minnesota, said that there will be an election for the president of Lao Family Community of Minnesota on October 25, 2014.
“My president term will be up this year and there will be an election to elect the next president on October 25, 2014. Anyone who would like to run and be elected for the next president, please start your campaign…” said ChuPheng Lee.
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