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In 1984, the Asian American Advisory Council was formed as the brainchild of the late NYPD Commissioner Hon. Benjamin Ward, Deputy Commissioner of Community Affairs Hon. W. Holiday and the late Chief of Patrol, Chief John McCabe to create a necessary bridge between the various Asian American communities of New York City and the New York Police Department. From its inception to the present, the mission is to improve the quality of life for Asian Americans living in New York City and the surrounding areas. Initially, the mission was to create a platform from which Asian American communities could collectively voice their concerns over issues involving police relations with the Asian American communities and to educate them about police tactics, procedures, and policies. The purpose was to improve tactical and operational police strategies in reducing crime in Asian American communities, improving communication and coordinating law enforcement efforts.
Over time, the Asian American Advisory Commission evolved and expanded its scope. It started to sponsor and conduct seminars that involve numerous government agencies that address critical public policy issues such as immigration, consumer affairs, education, fire safety, truancy, education, crime prevention, community projects and economic development. It also held seminars with law enforcement agencies such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation and New York City Police Department on matters of public safety which includes counter-terrorism, crime prevention, crowd control, community relations, and officer interaction with the public. We also coordinated with U.S. Department of Homeland Security and its subordinate agencies such as U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in providing informational seminars to the public to disseminate the current laws, rules, and procedures pertaining- to immigration and the legal rights of immigrants.

The advent of the new millennium with its drastic scientific and technological developments as well as social and political advancements brought forth changes and we had to adapt and refocus. Thus, in 2000, the Asian American Advisory Council became Asian American Council dropping Advisory in its name as we are no longer just an advisory body. We are no longer confined to ethnic or geographic factors but global in character and universal in scope. We allowed chapters to be opened up not only in Asian countries but also in Central America such as Guatemala and El Salvador. In 2002, in close cooperation with Stop AIDS Organization of Japan, the Council’s Committee for Stop AIDS and Poverty has lent its help and expertise in benevolent projects in sub-Saharan Africa such as Kenya, Zambia, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia and Mozambique in their efforts to develop solutions to address the pressing problems caused by AIDS and poverty. The council also assisted the said organization to provide much-needed medical supplies and state-of-the-art ambulances to these countries. Also in that year, in close cooperation with said organization, we are instrumental in sponsoring soccer games for children deeply affected, either primarily or vicariously through their parents, by this dreadful disease. In 2012, we assisted said organization in sponsoring exhibition soccer matches to provide educational materials to support schoolchildren in South Africa.


Our relationship with leaders of Japanese corporations such as Tokyo Electric Company and others who are on the cutting edge of bringing about important changes in reducing energy costs and curb climate change has prompted us to create a committee to develop resources, forums and workshops to disseminate information and address pressing problems on these issues. On the international understanding level, in 2008, we have been the catalyst in liaising and forging sister-city ties between the City of Rome, New York and several Asian cities such as Long Yan, Fujian Province and Jin Chen Shan, Xi Province both in China and Su Seong Metropolitan City, Korea. As a result of these initiatives, in 2011 we also helped the City of Rome, NY to conclude sister city relationship with Conghua City, Guandong, China and Yanji City, Jillin Province, China. In 2010, through our efforts, Atlantic City, NJ also forged a sister-city relationship with Zhanjiang Municipal Government, Guandong, China and Chunju City, Korea. Last year and this year, a high-level delegation headed by Governor Shin Woo-Chul of Wando-gun, Korea visited Nassau County, NY for possible investment, trade, and commerce. Also this year, a high-level delegation from Linyi City, China visited Nassau County for possible trade and commerce as well as the possibility of a friendly relationship between them. In championing sister-city or friendly relationship, our aim is to foster international understanding albeit on city and county level, expansion of knowledge and enrichment of personal experience through cultural and exchange programs and to help develop the economy by providing a platform for foreign trade and investments and in creating economic opportunities.

The Council has cultivated a good relationship with Central American countries such as El Salvador and Guatemala. In the last decade, we sent cancer prevention medicines to the national Cancer Prevention Research Center in Guatemala. As a result, Asian multinational corporations have requested our expertise to help in their investment initiatives to act as a liaison between them and the governments of Central American countries.

On the local level, in cooperation with Tomiko Abe Foundation of Japan, we gave scholarships to children of NYPD and NYFD officers who died in the line of duty (initially those who perished in the 9/11 tragedy). Last year, we expanded it to include children not only of NYPD and NYFD officers but also children of officers of U.S. Homeland Security. Early this year, we sponsored a community outreach program with NYFD Bureau of Fire Prevention on Hot Work Operation Fire Safety. The program dealt on how to get a license to operate torch and welding equipment. This is to help Asian American communities in their livelihood, creating business opportunities and in improving their quality of life.

In August of this year, we have entered a new phase to continue to develop and expand. Thus, we have to re-structure and expand our advocacy. We have also decided to change our name and henceforth, to be known as Asian American Congress. Although we are expanding our advocacy, we also cognizant of our past. We will continue to be the advocate of the people, provide informational resources and act as the forum to address problems. We are continuing to be the voice of Asian American communities.
As we look forward to the future, we will hold on to our belief in the rule of law, peaceful co-existence, and friendship, loyalty to our country and pride in our ethnic heritage. We are, after all, an amalgam of our heritage and the American dream.


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Celebrating the 29th year Anniversary

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Dear Friends and Colleagues

     Please join me in celebrating the 29th year anniversary of Asian American Council. For the past twenty nine years of our existence, we have been blessed by the support and loyalty of our friends and benefactors. They have stood and stayed with us through low and high times knowing in their hearts that what do is for the betterment of our communities and our society.

     The Asian American Council is a vibrant organization of men and women united by a common goal.  Because of the diversity of ideas, the Council has evolved progressively and expansive in scope. Despite some changes, the Asian American Council remains true to the visions and goals of its founders which is to provide guidance and strategic vision to support the government in improving the quality of our citizenry.

     In these trying times of stunted economic growth, weakening of the purchasing value of our currency, unemployment, political and social uncertainties, we cannot afford to lessen public and private services especially in law enforcement and public safety.  We need to develop a more responsive level of cooperation between the public and private sector, between business and government and among the different sectors of our society to build a better future for our communities.

We have always subscribed to couture of peace, the rule of law, the spread of liberalism and enlightened citizenry.  We also commit ourselves to promote international peace and cooperation. This value we will cherish and continue to cherish in our endeavors.

We thank you for your continued support and celebrate with us on our twenty-ninth year. Together, we all look forward to the future.

                                           Sincerely yours


                          Chief of Executive Chairman

                                      Michael S. Limb


Together we can become more

Innovative, Adaptive and Creative

In solving today’s problems

The Asian American Council

Michael S. Limb

Executive Chairman


The 29th  Annual Inaugural Ceremonies 

Honorable Barack Obama

President of the United States of America

Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo

Governor of the New York State

Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg

The Mayor of the City of New York

Honorable Richard A. Brown

District Attorney Queens County

Honorable Raymond W. Kelly

Police Commissioner City of New York

The Asian American Council

Michael S. Limb

Executive Chairman


Reception committee Co-Chairmen

01) Tomiko Abe                    Co-Chairman of the Tokyo Chapter of the AAC

02) Dr. Louis Fujimoto         Chairman of the Japanese Affairs Committee

03) James Fan                       Director of the Chinese Affairs Committee

04) David Ignacio, Esq.        Chairman of the Filipino Affairs Committee

05) Richie Ian                        Chairman of the   Caribbean Affairs Committee

06) Mohummad Iqubal       Chairman of the International Affairs Committee

07) Lisa Su Li                         Chairman of the Inter Governmental Affairs Committee

08) Young Chul Lee             Co-Chairman of the Korean Affairs Queens Committee

09) Qasim Majeed                 Chairman of the Event Committee

10) Pea Young Ho                Co-Chairman of the Korean Business Affairs Committee

11) Jae Hack Sin                   Co-Chairman of the Korean Business Affairs  Committee

12) James Sheng                  Director of the Chinese Business Affairs Committee

13) Gun  Soo Youn               Chairman of the Korean Affairs Committee

14) Wu, Kuan He                  Chairman of the Chinese Business Affairs Queens Committee

15) Oshell Oh                       Communication Director of the International  Affairs Committee

16) Rafael Flores                Director of Central America Affair Committee             


The Asian American Council

Request the Honor of Your Presence


The Twenty Ninth Annual Inaugural Ceremonies


Anniversary Dinner Reception


Wednesday, Oct. 23rd, 2013


Good Fortune Restaurant (Former East Manor) Banquet Hall

46-45 Kissena Boulevard, Flushing, New York 11355

Tel 1-718-326-8988

Business Attire

Cocktail Reception                                           at 6:00 P.M.

Official Anniversary Ceremony                 at 7:00 P.M.

Dinner Reception                                             at 8:00 P.M.

R. S.V.P.

Michael S. Limb

Executive Chairman

The Asian American Council

Tel: 718-820-0300 Cell: 917-279-7410 Fax 718-820-0700

E-mail:   limb300@hotmail.

Statement of Values / Code of Ethics

(*based on Statement of Values and Code of Ethics published by Independent Sector)


The Asian American Council adheres to the following fundamental ideals and promulgates its




·         Respect for pluralism and ethnic diversity in the context of social justice inclusive of respect for individual’s beliefs, customs, culture and personal values

·         Respect for the worth and dignity of individuals

·         Commitment to public good and the maintenance of public trust

·         Commitment to excellence and encouragement of personal and professional growth

·         Responsible stewardship of resources and accountability

·         Assimilation with American way while maintaining core ethnic values that define the individual

·         Shared responsibilities of nation building and good citizenship






The Asian American Council (formerly known as Asian American Advisory Council) was originally conceptualized and created as a necessary bridge between the New York City Police Department and the diverse Asian American communities to create a platform from which the Asian American communities could voice their concerns over issues involving police relations and to educate the community about police tactics, procedures and policies. The purpose was to improve tactical and operational strategies in reducing crime in Asian American communities and in improving communications and law enforcement efforts.


As with the changing times, the council has evolved and expanded its scope to improve the quality of life of the people, address critical public policy issues, promotion of benevolent works and to promote friendship between local governments and international counterparts.




The Council has an active governing body responsible for setting the mission and strategic direction of the organization and oversight of finances, operations, and policies.


The governing body ensures that that the members or trustees have the necessary skills, experience and wisdom to carry out the mission and duties of their office. It also ensures that the organization conducts its transactions and dealings with integrity, honesty and honorably; that it is fair and inclusive, and has the capacity to carry out its programs effectively.   It likewise ensures that the resources of the organization are responsibly and prudently managed.


Compliance with the Law


The Council is knowledgeable of, and complies with, all laws, regulations and applicable international conventions.


Openness and Disclosure


All information about the Council will fully and honestly reflect the policies and practices of the organization.  All reports will be complete and accurate in all material points.


Program Evaluation


The Council regularly reviews program effectiveness and has mechanisms to incorporate lessons learned into future programs. The Council is committed to improving program and organizational effectiveness and develops mechanisms to promote learning from its activities.




The Council is truthful in its solicitation materials. It also respects the privacy concerns of individual donors or sponsors. It discloses important and relevant information to potential donors.


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