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6/27/06       
Damianty Chivukula
Office: 732.247.3999 or 973.450.4443
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New President of Asian Association for Human Services receives recognition from Bipartisan Elected Officials at Anniversary Gala:

(FORDS, NJ) – The Asian American Association for Human Services (AAAHS) will be hosting their Anniversary Gala on June 23rd at Royal Albert’s Palace on King Georges Post Road in Fords, NJ from 6:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. The highlights of this event will be presentation of leadership awards to Asian Americans, and swearing-in of President/Board Chairman and several other board members. The board members being sworn in are President & Board Chairman, Rantik Parikh, Vice President Darlene Borromeo, Secretary Claire Iwatsu, Treasurer Eric H. Wong, and others. This new board will include representation from many Asian communities including Chinese, Indian, Korean, Pakistani, Philippines, etc. This event would also include a cultural program representing, the Chinese, Indian, Korean, Philipino and Mongolian communities.  

“Asian American community is one of the fastest growing communities in New Jersey. The rapidly growing and aging Asian American population needs access to various services provided New Jersey Department of Human Services and Health and Senior Services. I would like to commend the organization in its efforts to educate, and help the community access various available services, such as healthcare, senior daycare, etc.,” said Assemblyman Chivukula. 

“Through organizing state and nation-wide forums and health fairs, we will continue to provide Asian Americans with information, education and services related to health issues. We will continue advocating the government and social agencies to eliminate disparity and inequality in healthcare and other matters,” said Mr. Rantik Parikh.

Several elected officials, like Senator Ellen Karcher, Assemblymen Upendra Chivukula, and Joseph Vas, and Assemblywoman Linda Stender will attend. Senator Menendez and Assemblyman Pennacchio have been invited and will send special message.