APR 20 – TARC April Meeting with Houston Council Member Mike Knox on Sanctuary Cities

The Texas Asian Republican Club (TARC) invites you to its April Meeting on April 20, 2017 at China Bear Restaurant.
6:30 PM – Register, socialize, dine buffet

7:10 PM – 8:05 PM – Meeting start and end time

To RSVP, Please Click <Here>

Our featured speaker will be Houston City Council Member Mike Knox, and his topic will be sanctuary cities.
Mike Knox is a native Houstonian. He is a veteran who served in the United States Air Force, and he served as a Houston Police Officer for over 15 years. Mike was one of two officers responsible for the creation of the Houston Police Department’s first divisional gang unit in 1988, and he helped create and served on the original board of directors for the Texas Gang Investigators Association.
Mike Knox married his high school sweetheart in 1977 and they have one son, who now serves the city as a Houston Police Officer. Mike Knox obtained an Associate of Arts degree from the Houston Community College and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Houston – Downtown while working as a Houston Police Officer.

Dinner buffet may be purchased for $20 at the meeting. Thank you very much.

China Bear Restaurant | 12755 Southwest Freeway, Stafford TX 77477 | 281-240-8388
Paul Vo                        Cory Liu
TARC President          TARC Secretary

MAY 03 – Asian American Heritage Day at the Texas Capitol

Asian American Heritage Day is quickly approaching! Below is the tentative agenda for May 3,2017. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments. Remember to get your RSVPs to me as soon as possible. You may either email me at Rebecca.Szeto@house.texas.gov or call (512)463-0486. Hope to see y’all on May 3rd!

Rebecca Szeto
State Representative Angie Chen Button
Capitol Office 4n.5
(512) 463-0486

Asian American Heritage Day at the Texas Capitol

Hosted by State Representatives Angie Chen Button, Hubert Vo, Gene Wu, Sarah Davis, Rick Miller, Dennis Paul, Giovanni Capriglione, Jeff Leach
State Senators Van Taylor, Don Huffines, and Borris Miles

Wednesday, May 3, 20179:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Texas Capitol Building

Tentative Agenda

9:00-9:30AM   Guests arrive at Texas Capitol. Buses can unload and pick up passengers in the designated loading area on Brazos Street between 12th and 13th Streets, east of the Capitol. Buses can park on Trinity Street. Cars can park in the Capitol Visitors’ Parking Garage, located on 12th Street between Trinity and San Jacinto. Meet in the Capitol Auditorium See Map 1and 3 .

10:00 AM        Guests should arrive in the Texas House Gallery, located on the 3rd floor on the west wing of the Texas Capitol. See Map 2.

10:30 AM        Guests will be recognized by an official Resolution in the Texas House of Representatives.

11:00 AM        Guests should arrive in the Texas Senate Gallery, located on the 3rd floor on the east wing of the Texas Capitol. See Map 2.

11:30 AM        Guests will be recognized by an official Resolution in the Texas Senate.

 12:00 PM         The official Asian American Day Reception begins in the Member’s Lounge (E2.1002). Complimentary food and drinks will be provided. Please eat your lunch outside of the member’s lounge if there is no seating See Map 4. Doors will open at 11:15 AM.

12:20 PM         Guests should arrive at the Capitol Auditorium (E1.004) for invited speakers.

12:30 PM         Comptroller of Public Accounts Glen Hager will speak.

1:00-1:45 PM   State Representatives Button, Vo, and Wu will speak (more elected officials may be added).

1:45-2:15PM    Land Commissioner George P. Bush will speak.

2:15 PM           Guests will break to optional activities.

APR 06 – Growing the Grassroots: Intro to GOP Politics

Please join the Republican Party of Texas for an introductory training on Republican politics. Topics covered will include: party structure, grassroots involvement, becoming an effective voice for your community & values and more! The training will be highly interactive; bring your questions.

This training is focused on reaching leaders, activists and members of the Black and Asian American communities but all are welcome.

A light meal will be served at 5:30, training begins at 6. Please invite a friend, RSVP through EventBrite below, and join us on the 6th!

***Questions? Contact Stephen Wong, (202) 492-9591 or swong@texasgop.org, or RW Bray, (832) 275-5242 or rwbray@texasgop.org


Thu, April 6, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM CDT

Trini Mendenhall Community Center, Room 110
1414 Wirt Road, Room 110
Houston, Texas 77055

OCA-GH Mentorship Program – Please Register by 3/24

OCA-Greater Houston is hosting a structured career mentoring program for Asian American professionals. There are 3 workshops on Saturday mornings (4/1, 5/13, 6/10), plus 4 one-on-one sessions to be scheduled individually for each mentor/mentee pair. If you are interested in being either mentor or mentee, please register using below link by 3/24. This is free for OCA-GH members, $10 for students, or $40 for non-members.


Here is a promotional video for MAAP as well:

MAR 9 – TARC March Meeting w/ Speakers Discussing 90-Minute High-Speed Passenger Rail System from Houston and Dallas/Fort Worth Project

The Texas Asian Republican Club invites you to its March Meeting on March 9, 2017, 6:30 PM, at Kim Son Restaurant.

The speakers will be David Hagy and Jon McClellan representing Texas Central Partners, which seeks to build a high-speed passenger rail system connecting Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston using technology that will provide a travel time of less than 90 minutes.

Please RSVP no later than Friday, March 3, at info@tarclub.org.

Dinner may be purchased at http://payment.tarclub.org/.

FEB 10-12 – Vietnamese Tet (Lunar New Year) Festival at Chua Lien Hoa Houston Temple

Come and visit the Chua Lien Hoa Houston temple as we celebrate Vietnamese Tet (“The First Morning of the First Day” – Lunar New Year). While you are there, look for the Texas Asian Republican Club and Harris County Republican Party joint booth. It is three days of fun festivities.

Friday February 10, 2017, 5 PM – 10 PM
Saturday February 11, 2017, 9 AM – 11 PM
Sunday February 12, 2017, 9 AM – 10 PM

Location: 6709 Howell Sugar Land Road, Houston TX 77083
Phone: (832) 714-0800
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lienhoahouston/

Dr. Martha Wong Talks About Her Recent Presidential Inauguration Trip


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Considering Seeking Elective Office? Free Workshop – Running for Office-101

SUNDAY JANUARY 22, 2017 2:00-4:30 PM |  RSVP BY 1/21/2017

Non-partisan workshop delivered by trained professionals and experienced political candidates.

Turquoise Raindrop Center | 9301 W. Bellfort Ave | Houston TX 77031

Contact: A.J. Durrani (ajdurrani@aol.com, 713-702-2377) or Rogene Gee Calvert (rg-calvert@sbcglobal.net, 832-723-4508)