Essay 1 on Social Activities
Former President of Beida Alumni Association Li Daxing once said, “We are one family. Let’s play together.”
Daxing is the one who helped Qi Xiaohe to spread the news about Fudan Centennial Celebration, informed Zhou Jiangang (Stanley) about the CFAA Centennial meeting, and relayed to Chen Wei the news about a 2007 Spring Festival Party hosted by Chinese American Healthcare Professional Association. I expressed my gratitude to Daxing by saying, “ We owe you too much to ask you for additional help.”
The leading Alumni Associations in Chicago are highly regarded by both Chinese communities and some mainstream American communities. People joined the alumni associations to meet old friends and make new friends. Outsiders do admire those who have alumni association to join. Once in a church Shi Yu (Sunny) and I were talking about Fudan Alumni Association. A friend commented that everyone can join a church, however, only a few people can join Fudan Alumni Association.
Recently CFAA experienced rapid growth in term of membership and profile. We are also entering the phase of strengthen ourselves through enhanced networking among members. Several informal groups of Fudan alumni used to interact with each other, now these groups were brought into CFAA. We also build several new alumni groups through hobby clubs.
CFAA will continue to grow as members are growing their social skills. Skill is not only the key asset to corporations; it is also the most important asset to an alumni association like CFAA. Also social skill is an indispensable asset to professionals in the current global market environment. In the next essay let’s talk about social skills
Essay 2 on Social Skills
Both corporations and organizations grow in stages. For start-up companies, they have to perform well at each stage to attract capital for their growth in next stage. CFAA has similar experiences in growing itself. Starting with few members, we have to...
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