APAS is a 501c(3) non-profit umbrella organization of 16 Asian communities that preserves and educates
Asian culture and history in the greater New Orleans area since 1979.


2019 Gala
SponsorsPho Orchids Restaurant



Dear APAS friends and members,

COVID-19 may have disrupted our lives, but APAS will continue to march forward and serve the Asian community. We are in an election year for the next APAS leadership to guide us through the next two years. Below is the election timeline, along with the nomination form attached.

Election timeline:
Oct. 14: deadline to be a paid member to vote and nominate
Oct. 25: deadline to submit nominations (by paid members in good standing)
Nov 07: Nominating Committee to publish "Slate of Nominees" to all paid members.
Nov 14: Election Day; Voting time is from 10am to 12pm @ Pho Orchid

** Please note that, as required by Jefferson Parish, everyone must wear a mask to enter the facility to vote.**

Send completed form to Lance Harwell at lance@seklaw.com or to 185 E. Henfer Ave River Ridge, LA 70123

Induction to follow the election at 12pm at Pho Orchid. We want to be sensitive with concerns around COVID and adhere to Jefferson Parish reopening guidelines, therefore, we request that you RSVP for the induction. Pho Orchid will ensure enough space for patrons and comply with social distancing guidelines. Please RSVP at apasgno@gmail.com with the number of people in your party. Lunch will be $15 per person. Lunch to go is also available if you are unable to join the induction.

Please forward questions to apasgno@gmail.com.

Election Committee:
Lance Harwell
Sokhoeun Chau
Vatsana Chanthala


The 2020 Cecil J. Murphy Scholarships were awarded to Claire Min (Korea) from Haynes Academy and Katrina Nguyen (Vietnam) from Xavier University. Congratulations to both of them for a job well done!


We did it again with the help from our friends at Pho Orchid.  We brought meals to the NOFD and the respiratory therapists at East Jeff General Hospital and West Jeff General Hospital. Thank you for keeping us safe during the COVID-19 Pandemic!


With the help from our friends at Pho Orchid, APAS brought meals to UMC and the JPSO 2nd & 3rd district during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We appreciate all that you do for our community!


to the new APAS Chair for the year 2020

Ms. Lisa Nguyen

Click here to view more pictures from Ms. Sun Kim

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