A Board of Directors consists of officers elected by the members and given the authority to make decisions on their behalf. They lead and provide day-to-day oversight of the organization.
However, the Board of Directors does not rule the organization. Ultimate authority remains in the hands of the membership in the form of a Local Board of Directors, who vote on the plan of action, the budget, projects and activities. The Board bases their decisions on documents that have been approved by the membership, as well as the JCI Mission and general capacity of the organization. The Board ensures all activities are aligned with the JCI Mission and are in the best interests of the organization.
Being elected to the Local Board of Directors is both an honor and a responsibility. You represent your fellow members and the interests of the organization in every decision. You must understand your fellow members’ motivations and needs and earn their respect.
Look to these individuals as the role models of their members so thus embodying the JCI Mission!
Occupation: Office Manager, Hawaii State Senate Vice President Michelle Kidani
What skills you bring to the chapter: I bring past experiences as 2019 Miss Chinese Jaycees and 2021 Executive Vice President of the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees.
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: As 2022 HCJ President-Elect, I hope to focus on our chapter’s membership: rekindling connections between our new and long-time members through coordinating safe and creative activities; establishing and maintaining community relations through membership partnerships; and refining chapter branding through revamping our online presence and enforcing professional expectations.
Alena Auyoung, Executive Vice President
Occupation: Enterprise Information Governance group at Kamehameha Schools
What skills you bring to the chapter: Alena is skilled in communication, critical thinking, and vision casting, all of which she hopes will support the chapter’s endeavors in community partnerships and membership development.
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: Her goals for 2022 include cultural engagements that honor and celebrate the chapter’s Chinese legacy; high-impact events that benefit the community and recruit members; and cultivating future leaders of the chapter.
Occupation: Human Resources Generalist at Halekulani and Halepuna Waikiki
What skills you bring to the chapter: Teamwork, Group Collaboration, Empathy, Administrative Support, Past HCJ BOD Experience
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: Provide support and guidance to our upcoming leaders, develop new members, share experiences with members of all that JCI HI and JCI USA has to offer, and create a positive space for community members to create positive change.
Stacy Lee, Recording Secretary
Occupation: Employed at Unisys as a Business Analyst
What skills you bring to the chapter: She joined HCJ in order ot meet new people and give back to the community.
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: Her goals this year are to support the 2022 HCJ Board, learn more about what goes into planning and organizing the many events the HCJ hosts throughout the year, and have fun.
Anna Davide, Vice President (Individual Development and Membership)
Occupation: Community Health Worker and University Lecturer
What skills you bring to the chapter: Mobilize community partnerships and building rapport amongst the membership
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: Provide mentorship opportunities for youth and young adults through individual development workshops, reinvigorate historic ties between HCJ and Miss Chinatown Hawaii, plan events to support local businesses and the membership
Yuen Sin Queena Cheung, Vice President (Community Service and International Relations)
Occupation: Registered Behavior Technician
What skills you bring to the chapter: I will bring my greeting skill to the Chapter.
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: I want to chair more volunteer events during my time with HCJ.
Madisyn Sim, Vice President (Community Service and Membership)
Occupation: Office Manager at Hawaii Physical Therapy Inc. / Kindergarten After School Care Teacher at Soto Academy
What skills you bring to the chapter: (1) Excitement to learn about Chinese Culture / Language
(2) Baking Skills
(3) Crochet Skills
(4) Introduction to staying fit and healthy through P.T.
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: I hope to encourage more young people to join the chapter, and better themselves within this community to build new young leaders.
I would like to advance my skills in leadership and management of people within the organization towards becoming a future president.
Edmar Castillo, Communications Liaison
Occupation: Photographer & Investigator
What skills you bring to the chapter: Professional photography, website designing, motivation and enthusiasm, teamwork
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: To support and lift other members accomplish their goals, advocate the photography industry, make genuine connections with friends.
Colby Pacupac, Director
Occupation: French Teacher
What skills you bring to the chapter: To the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, I want to bring my connection to the community through my work with students as well as various events through Zumba and events with my students.
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: And with the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees, I hope to connect the organization with my students, being the class of 2025 advisor, and in turn, my students will be able to learn more about the Honolulu Chinese Jaycees and will be encouraged to join this amazing organization. I also hope to start a scholarship fund through HCJ in order to encourage more young people to reach out and learn more about HCJ.
Tu Chanh Hua, Director
What skills you bring to the chapter: Teamwork and Compassion to better our community
What goals you’d like to accomplish during your time with HCJ: Community service starts with you and the compassion for the needy. I would like to strengthen our community by helping homelessness and helping children better their current status. I also would like to reconnect with my Chinese culture and heritage.