A Fond Farewell and a Joyful Welcome

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Feature Articles | No Comments

This season marks an exciting time for ASIFA-East as we expand our team of board members and say a fond farewell to a few. As our terms as Co-President come to a close, Linda Beck and I couldn’t be more proud of the entire board member team whose dedication has helped ASIFA-East thrive and become the organization it is today. We also say goodbye to Emmett Goodman as he takes time off to pursue his masters. While our new schedules require that we step down, we happily remain as Advisory members and look forward to catching up with you at future events.

On a personal note, for the last 10-15 years, I have had the pleasure of helping run this wonderful organization and working with all of you. It’s been an amazing and fulfilling experience.   As 2015 comes to an end, I will be stepping out of my role as Co-President, Web Manager, and Board Member to pursue creative projects.   I am looking forward to the new and exciting challenges ahead. Words cannot adequately describe the role ASIFA has played in my life and I am truly grateful for the experiences I’ve had and the friends I’ve made along the way. Thank you, all of you, for all your support, help, and friendship. – Dayna

So without further adeau…. Drumroll please! Thank you to all who applied to our Volunteer Call. We were delighted to receive so much interest.

I am so pleased to announce that our new Board President is none other than Katie Cropper Klein!!  Please extend a warm welcome and congratulations to all our new and returning board members! New roles and members are in bold.

Katie Cropper Klein

Masako Kanayama

David Langkamp

Web Manager:
Christi Bertelsen

Social Media Coordinator:
Tristian Goik

Member Benefits Chair:
Stefie Gan

General Volunteers:
Asim Khan
Nick Fox-Gieg

Emily Compton
Angela De Vito
David Howard
Patrick Worlock
Candy Kugel
Bill Lorenzo
Patricia Burgess
Debra Solomon
John Walter Lustig

Figure Drawing Coordinator:
Susan Godfrey

Figure Drawing Moderator:
David Langkamp
Dan Pinto

International Representative:
Ray Kosarin

Festival Co-Chairs:
Masako Kanayama
Katie Cropper Klein

Mailing List Administrator:
Katie Cropper Klein

Events Coordinator:
Tristian Goik

Blogger Team:
Nick Fox-Gieg (board member)
Asim Khan (board member)
Tristian Goik (board member)
Robert Lyons (board member)
Monique Henry-Hudson (Contributor)
Janelle Miau (Contributor)

Vimeo and Viewseum Editor:
Robert Lyons

Postcard Designer:
Justin Simonich

Howard Beckerman
Don Duga
Jennifer Oxley
Richard Gorey
Linda Simensky
Nancy Lennert
David Levy
Dayna Gonzalez
Linda Beck
Emmett Goodman