Dear Fellow Alumni Association Leaders:

I am pleased to report a very successful election of 2013 UCAA occurred in Sunnyvale on Jan 26th.  There were 29 attendees from 24 alumni members in UCAA and 23 votes were valid.  From 23 votes, both President and vice President candidates received all 23 “yes” votes to serve the organization.  All 18 UCAA EBOD candidates also received the full 23 “yes” votes  to become 2013 UCAA EBOD members.  This is a true reflection of united alumni association’s organization spirit and the intention to work together to make this organization stronger.  2012 UCAA President Chunman Yu and I hosted the voting program.  Education Consul Mr. Zhenwen Chen from Consulate General of PRC in San Francisco also witnessed the voting process.  During the meeting, Chunman Yu delivered speeches encouraging the new leadership team working together with every single organization member and making 2013 a productive and better year.  Mr. Chen was very happy to see the positive feedback and successful voting process from the organization.  Elected President Qiang Chen and VP Rong Zhang also spoke in the meeting.  They announced that the new leadership team, besides President and VP, will also include Youwen Yi 易幼文 as Secretary General and Hui Shen 沈卉 as Treasurer in 2013.  The new team promised to work closely with every single fellow member serving the Chinese community especially university alumni in Silicon Valley including reaching out to more young members and attracting them into the organization, actively participating annual events.
The following are voting results from the UCAA members' meeting, 2013:
2013 UCAA President elected:
Qiang Chen 陈强 XMUAASV 厦门大学硅谷校友会
2013 UCAA Vice President elected
Rong Zhang 张荣 ECUST-AANA 华东理工大学北加州校友会


2013 UCAA EBOD elected (in alphabet order):
1.         AnHui University Alumni Association in Northern American 北美安徽大学校友会
2.         Beijing Institute of Technology - Silicon Valley Alumni 北京理工大学硅谷校友会
3.         East China Normal University Alumni Association Northern American 华东师范大学北加州校友会
4.         East China University of Science and Technology Alumni Association of Northern California 华东理工大学北加州校友会
5.         Huazhong University of Science and Technology Alumni Association in Northern California 华中科技大学北加州校友会
6.         Jilin University Alumni Association at Silicon Valley 吉林大学硅谷校友会
7.         Lanzhou University Alumni Association at Northern California 兰州大学北加州校友会  
8.         Nankai Alumni Association - San Francisco Bay Area 旧金山湾区南开校友会
9.         Shanghai Jiao Tong University Alumni Association of Silicon Valley 上海交通大学硅谷校友会
10.       Silicon Valley Tianjin University Alumni Association 硅谷天津大学校友会
11.       Southeast University Silicon Valley Alumni Association 东南大学硅谷校友会
12.       Southwest Jiaotong University Alumni Association in Bay Area 湾区西南交通大学校友会
13.       Tong Ji University Alumni Association San Francisco Bay Chapter 同济大学校友会旧金山湾区分会
14.       University of Science and Technology of China Alumni Association in Silicon Valley 中国科技大学硅谷校友会
15.       Wuhan University Alumni Association at Northern California 武汉大学北加州校友会
16.       Xiamen University Northern California Alumni Association 厦门大学北加州校友会
17.       XI’AN Jiao Tong University Alumni Association of Northern California 西安交通大学北加州校友会
18.       ZheDa Alumni Network 北美浙江大学北加州校友会

Please join me in congratulating Qiang Chen and Rong Zhang as 2013 UCAA President and Vice President.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank to all friends who helped us in different areas since UCAA was established on December 31, 2005. Please encourage more alumni associations to join our big family and let's work together to make UCAA more effective in serving our alumni and community in the future.
Happy Chinese New Year and
Best wishes to you and your family!
Shengheng Lin
On behalf of 2013 UCAA Board of Directors