HAW Elections 2017

Dear Community Members,
Are you interested in being a board member or officer of the Hmong Association of Washington (HAW)? It's that time of the year again for the HAW elections! HAW invites you and your family to help us select the board of directors and advisers for the next two years. The organization is a collaborative effort from the community; it belongs to all of us. For the organization to grow, we all have to give a helping hand. The organization has progressed in the past years; please come support it for the future.
On election day, HAW will recap the past year and also talk about community events in the upcoming year. We hope to see everyone there!
What: HAW Board Elections
When: Sunday, February 19, 2017 @1:00PM-3:30PM
Where: Renton Highlands Library
2801 NE 10th ST Renton, WA 98056
*light refreshments will be provided
If you're interested please click on the links below for officer positions and more information on how you can be involved! 
For questions, please contact:
Kabao Xiong

SE Asian Summit: Oct. 29th, 2016

Save the date for the SEAed Coalition SE Asian Summit coming up. Fellowship members will be introducing their projects they've been working on in the community and you'll be hearing from a ton of SEAA community members. It's a free event for the community, so please join!

That’s a wrap, Summer!

As everyone goes back to school, we've still been hard at work planning our Hmong New Year festival coming up in November 2016. Here's a brief overview on what we've been up to the last few months.

HAW Inaugural Picnic 

HAW board members with the Hmong Veterans

HAW board members with the Hmong Veterans

On July 30th, our community got together for a gathering up north in Washington. It's great to see the community come together to enjoy some great food, fun games, and each other's company. We even recognized our veterans that fought during the Secret War.
A team having a fun time during the volleyball tournament. Photo by: Summer Thao

A busy and fun day during the volleyball tournament. Photo by: Summer Thao


SYC + HAW Car Wash

Spiral Youth Club and Hmong Association of Washington came together to collaborate on a Car Wash near Renton, WA. We raised a little over $500 with just a few hands on deck. Good job, everyone!

Even Senator Bob Hasegawa showed up to our car wash! L to R: Jimmy, Zer, Senator Hasegawa, Kabao

Even Senator Bob Hasegawa showed up to our car wash!
L to R: Jimmy, Zer, Senator Hasegawa, Kabao. Photo from: Zer Vue


Inaugural HAW Freedom Celebration Picnic

Are you ready for summer? Ready to play some volleyball? Ready to have fun in the sun? We are! Please join us in our Inaugural Freedom Celebration Picnic on Saturday, July 30, 2016  from 9am-10pm at Skykomish River Park (413 Sky River Pkwy, Monroe WA). This is a FREE family friendly event for the Hmong community hosted by the Hmong Association of Washington. HMONGWAFREEDOMFLYER_FINALDRAFT_PRINT-page-001

WHSA College Night

Western Hmong Student Association is hosting it's annual 'College Night'! Here, college students from Western Washington University will be holding informational sessions for local high school students to help with the transition into college and give more information regarding higher education. The whole program will be from 5 - 7 PM at the Kirkland Heights Apartment Complex. Our Program: - Financial Aid/Loans - Scholarships/Workstudy - Admissions - Community College vs. Transfer vs. Tech School - High School / Running Start, University We can answer any other questions regarding higher education as well! There'll be a FREE RAFFLE for all attendees. Come and you'll get a chance to win some awesome gear! FREE FOOD provided too! COME JOIN US!! For more information or concerns, contact us at westernhsa@gmail.com   https://www.facebook.com/events/1678239289083448/

Performer Application HNY 2015

Get the word out! Looking for performers for this year's Hmong New Year Celebration held on November 7, 2015 @ the Seattle Center Armory. If you or anyone else you know is interested, we would love to feature you on our stage! If you have concerns, questions, or comments, please contact: Kabao Xiong @ (206) 788-2511 or kabaov.xiong@gmail.com Wally Her @ (828) 448-4913 or wameng_her@yahoo.com Vience Moua @ mukmoua@gmail.com Seattle HNY 2015 - Performer Application SeattleHNY2015-PerformerApplication PDF

Roadtrippin’ Your Way to Discovery!

Spiral Youth Club is excited to be hosting our 6th annual camping trip this summer and of course, we can’t wait to have you join us! Our Hmong community doesn’t get together often enough and this is your chance to get away from selling flowers all weekend, get connected with more Hmong individuals, and not be stuck indoors. This will be a weekend filled with discovering new friendships, knowledge, passion, and more! We want our attendees to leave feeling motivated, inspired, and determined about themselves, their goals, our Hmong community, and anything else that comes to mind. Please join us! DATES: JULY 10TH - 12TH, 2015 LOCATION: SILVER SPRINGS CAMPGROUND | ENUMCLAW, WA AGES: 12 + FEE: $25 (We use this money to help us fund food, transportation, and necessary supplies needed for camp) APPLICATION FORM HERE (This includes more details): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5SZTml2KWjqUmxNY0FxZS1mUFU/view?usp=sharing Also, this year we are accepting 12 attendees in sponsorship from HAW (Hmong Association of Washington) to go camp. If you can't afford to go to camp we suggest you apply for our sponsorship application to cover your $25 fee. APPLICATION FORM HERE (This Includes more details): https://fs22.formsite.com/yeeleng/form1/index.html If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel free to email spiralyouthclub@gmail.com or contact: Xob Vue (503)-915-7498 | xob_v@yahoo.com Yeeleng Vang | vangyeeleng8@gmail.com Kabao Xiong (206)-787-2511 kabaoxiong89@gmail.com https://spiralyouthclub.wordpress.com/ http://www.facebook.com/spiralyouthclub

Seattle Hmong New Year – November 9, 2013

The Hmong Association of Washington will hold the 2013/2014 Seattle Hmong New Year festival on November 9, 2013 at the Seattle Center Armory (305 Harrison Street Seattle, WA 98109). The event will consist of a day program followed by evening entertainment. Food, Traditional Hmong clothes, CDs/Videos, and other Hmong-related items will be on sale through vendors at the event. The Hmong Association of Washington is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. This year marks a huge milestone as it is HAW’s 30th Anniversary!!! We are bringing in soloist Maiv Xyooj and Destiny Band to celebrate big with us! Seattle Hmong New Year November 9, 2013 11:00am-6:00pm Seattle Center Armory 305 Harrison St. Seattle, WA 98109 Evening Concert with Maiv Xyooj and Destiny Band November 9, 2013 7:00pm-11:00pm Fisher Pavilion If you are looking for volunteer opportunities, performance signups, or being a sponsor, please contact us athello@hmongofwa.org.
2013 HMONG NEW YEAR CELEBRATION SCHEDULE OF EVENTS __________________________________________________________________________11:15 AM—Opening of Hmong New Year Celebration Niam Nom Xwm Vwj—Hais Kwv Txhiaj 11:30 AM—12:00 PM Hmong Association of Washington (HAW) GaoSheng Moua (Vice President of HAW, Hmong New Year Chairperson) Seng Vue (President of HAW) Robert Nellams (Director of Seattle Center) Michael Itti (CAPAA) Jouapao Yang (Hmong Community Elder)
12:00 PM—1:00 PM Cultural Performances Kalena Paj Tshiab Thao, Ntxhais Hmoob Txuj Ci (Portland, OR), Fusion of Christ, Nkauj Hmong Vaj, Doua Lee, Miss Hmong America 2013 (from Wisconsin), Ntxhais Nplaim Dej, Nkauj Hmoob Kirkland, Chong Moua Vue 1:00 PM—2:00 PM Feature Artists Maiv Xyooj—1st performance, Destiny Hmong Band 2:00 PM—3:00 PM Cultural Performances Hmong Fashion Show—produced by Spiral Youth Club Ntxhais Hmoob Txuj Ci w/ Miss Hmong Ntxhais Nplooj Ntoo, Paj Tawg Tshiab, Lig Luj, Paj Ntshua Nplaim 3:00 PM—4:00 PM Skit —performed by SYC Skit Crew Fusion Crew, Chong Ge Lee, Paj Tawg Tshiab, Nkauj Hmoob BC (British Co-lumbia), Maiv Xyooj—2nd performance, Spiral Youth Club 4:00 PM—5:00 PM Nkauj Hmoob Kirkland, Chong Ge Lee, Ntxhais Paj Liab Ntsha, Chong Moua Vue, Es Lis, Restricted, Lig Luj, Ntxhais Hmoob Txuj Ci, YeeLeng Vang, 5:00 PM—6:00 PM Nkauj Hmoob Sib Sau (Portland, OR), Billy & Janet, Nkauj Hmoob Lauj, Es Lis, Korean Hwarang Martial Arts Federation, Lylian Lor __________________________________________________________________________ NON-STAGE ACTIVITIES 12:00 PM—2:00 PM Children’s Activities Located on the Balcony, upstairs and to the left of the Main Stage. 12:00 PM—4:00 PM Hmong 30 Year Timeline and Family Photo Shoot Located on 1st floor, Armory West Stage.  

Tou Ger Xiong Visits Seattle for Arts & Social Change Symposium

WHAT  A regional symposium for arts administrators, artists, social service professionals, government representatives, and social justice leaders from around the Pacific Northwest. WHERE  Seattle Center, Seattle, WA (Northwest Rooms and the Playhouse/Intiman) WHEN  Friday, October 12 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.) Evening Program 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. and Saturday, October 13 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.) WHY Inspire through the arts and understand social change. For more information, go to the Arts & Social Change Symposium website:http://www.artsandsocialchange.org