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April 2018 Update

April 2018 Update - In This Issue:

  • KAC Retreat

  • Kick-Off Event

  • Event Recap

  • March Mixer Recap

  • Join Us!

  • Member Spotlight

KAC Retreat

The KAC-WA Board and Committee members had a retreat this month where we spent a Saturday planning for an awesome year!

KAC-WA Kick Off Event

Sincere gratitude to our board, advisory board, community leaders, members and all who attended our kick off! 앞으로도 열심히 노력하겠습니다, 고맙습니다!

KAC Kickoff Event

Sincere gratitude to our board, advisory board, community leaders, members and all who attended our kick off! 앞으로도 열심히 노력하겠습니다, 고맙습니다!

Event Recap : American Hwangap

Three generations of KAC members enjoyed a cultural outing to see American Hwangap and left us thinking- Korean Americans are taking control of what Korean inspired food taste like with cheese and other ingredients found in the US, and now we are redefining what Korean cultural celebrations look like. I've seen plenty of Korean inspired 100TH and First birthdays but this is the first for Hwangap.

KAHS Grant

Congrats to Korean American Historical Society, recipient of the prestigious NEH Grant. KAC can't wait to share family photos from the 1970s at the upcoming digital preservation event.

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Governor's Prayer Breakfast

Celebrating the 77th Annual Governor's Prayer Breakfast. In 1935, prayer breakfast was started in WA to face a crucial situation in the life of our city, and this was one of the ways to deal with the tensions and fractures. Our state's model ultimately became the model for the first National Prayer Breakfast in 1953 with President Eisenhower.

March Mixer Recap

Thank you to everyone who attended our March Professional Mixer, it's always a lot of fun to connect with new members and to reconnect with old friends. We now have a buddy system in place so feel to join us next time with your buddy or meet a new buddy. Kudos to Philip Lee and Forrest St John Kim for their presentation on financial sensibility on behalf of Morgan Stanley.

Watch this short video to learn about us in a nutshell!


Join KAC-WA for group viewing of GOOK, a highly anticipated film by Justin Chon.

Synopsis: Eli and Daniel, two Korean American brothers who own a struggling women's shoe store, have an unlikely friendship with 11-year-old Kamilla. On the first day of the 1992 L.A. riots, the trio must defend the store while contemplating the meaning of family and thinking about personal dreams and the future.


Please purchase your own tickets but let's def sit together! Be sure to save some time after the movie for post-movie happy hour.

National Korean American Grassroots Conference

KAC-WA has been invited to host the regional & to participate in the National Korean American Grassroots Conference!! Save the date! More info to follow soon.

Celebrate Earth Day at the 4th Annual KA Service Day!

As part of Korean American Service Day, we will be volunteering at one of our local communities through a coordinated day of service. We will be weeding, gardening and helping to beautify KWA Senior City Apartments in Federal Way. Bring your own gloves and tools. Please dress for changing weather conditions.


- 10am - 12 pm Gardening at KWA Senior City Apartments in Federal Way

- 12pm - 1pm Korean-style lunch

- 1pm - 3pm 'Save the Weyerhauser' Earth Day Walk & free admission to Rhododendron Species Botanical Garden. Come for all or just a part of the day's events; gardening, lunching or walking! It's up to you. All are welcome!

Member Spotlight: Jung Kim

Jung Kim is a new transplant to the Seattle area, but not new at being a transplant. He is a 2nd generation Korean American born in Michigan, resided in over 5 different countries, holder of 3 citizenships, and is a proud Boilermaker from Purdue University. Jung's passion, both professionally and personally, is implementation strategies. Formerly as a consultant and currently as an engineer at The Boeing Company, he develops and expands upon new automation processes that helps motivates and provides confidence in his customer's path to dominance of aerospace engineering and manufacturing. Likewise through KAC-WA, Jung desires to reach out to the Korean American communities regionally to expand upon implementation of outreach programs in effective and impactful ways to ensure a strong Korean American cultural representation and awareness for both mutual growth and future of the Korean American and the PNW public at large.

Jung believes any successful relationship requires checking one's ego and operating with a high degree of humility. Admitting mistakes, taking ownership, and developing a plan to overcome challenges are integral to his personality and eager every and all feedback. Jung is excited to partner up with KAC to learn from and grow with the Korean Americans in the PNW and American society.


About KAC-WA:

KAC-WA's mission is to strengthen and empower the Korean American community and to enhance its profile and influence through:

· Civic education and participation

· Leadership development · Community advocacy · Networking

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