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Asian Pacific Islander Staff holds holiday potluck on Dec. 17

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If you haven’t yet heard about APISA, the Asian Pacific Islander Staff Association, now is a good time to get acquainted with UCOP’s newest staff affinity group.

APISA meets the third Wednesday of each month, and this week they are hosting a holiday potluck for their final meeting of the year, Wednesday, Dec. 17, noon to 1 p.m. in Franklin 9204. (Click on link to add to your calendar.)

 If you are an Asian-Pacific American, an Asian-Pacific Islander or just interested in Asian issues, you’re invited to join the group and attend the potluck. Be sure to bring a dish that will serve six to eight people.

To celebrate the holidays, the group is partnering with the Bay Area Rescue Mission in Richmond, a local organization that provides shelters for homeless men, women and children, to collect donations of food and other items most needed by their residents, including:

  • Canned meats like tuna and chicken
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Flour, cornmeal, oatmeal and pancake batter
  • Dried foods like pasta and beans
  • White and brown sugar, powdered milk
  • Cooking oil, vinegars and condiments
  • Bedding
  • Personal toiletry kits (normal and travel sizes)
  • Cleaning and janitorial supplies
  • See a complete list

Donations can be delivered through this Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, to Belinda Vea (9136 Franklin) or Becky Thipavong (6052 Kaiser). All items are tax deductible and a tax ID will be provided after all donations are delivered. Donors will be entered into the APISA Holiday Potluck Raffle for holiday gift baskets.

Questions? Contact Belinda Vea at or Alisa Hsiu at

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