General Membership Meeting

Tuesday May 27,  2014 at 1800 Hrs
1 Police Plaza Auditorium

Membership dues for 2014 will also be collected at the meeting.
Please note that dues have increased to $35.
Members are encouraged to bring members of service who may be interested in joining.
Questions regarding meeting can be directed to AJS Board Members and Delegates.

 

Click Here to Download 2014 Membership Application.

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34th Annual Dinner Dance. Presidents Remarks

Opening Remarks

James Ng

President, Asian Jade Society

 

Good Evening, Welcome to the 34rd Annual Dr. Robert Lin Scholarship Dinner Dance.  This year we celebrate the Year of the Horse. In the Chinese Zodiac, the Horse represents the unremitted efforts to improve oneself. Horses are viewed as intelligent, energetic, bright, warm-hearted, and able. They are also seen as popular and despise failure. Tonight, we recognized people with these very same qualities.

 I want to thank Commissioner Bratton and his Executive Staff For their continued support.  There is a feeling of rejuvenation,  a euphoria that is engulfing the Department. A feeling that,  although the Department has been the brunt of ill will and negativity this past years,  that this year and the years going forward, will not be as bad as some predict.  As a matter of fact, I  think, this year is a turning point in Police and Community relations. Already, there is feeling again that WE as Commissioner Bratton states, That the Members of the Service of this great Department, will once again matter. 

But

we have always mattered because of people like our honorees tonight

We matter because of people that support us.

We matter because of people like all of you here today,

We matter because of the people that work in this Department who have held the thin blue line for years.

Police Officers like Police Officer Ming Lee, from the 5th Precinct. Ming Lee has been in the Police Department for 31 years, and 28 of those years here in the 5th Precinct and on Patrol.  He is the thin Blue Line. He has seen the Change and rejuvenation of Chinatown Officer Lee may have been the catalyst of whyI am in front of you today. I first met Officer Lee when he and was working the San Gennero Festival,  He on Patrol, and I working one of the Stands.  Officer Lee would Look out for me He may also have been the catalyst for our own First VP Jennifer Lew, His niece becoming a Police Officer.

 Or Like our Senior Police administrative Aide Man Ng, from the Midtown South Precinct. SPAA Man Ng has been on the job for 30 Years, helping the community in that various commands he was assigned to. They define Longevity, They define the collaboration of the Uniformed and civilian members working hand in hand

 Other members like Captain Kenneth Gorman and Captain Hsiao Loo, They will receive the Achievement award for their part in achieving a satisfactory score in the Civil Service exam not once but 3 times, first as a sergeant, second as a lieutenant and third being promoted and attaining the rank of Captain.

The media is not always derogatory, hateful or unsportive. For his part in supporting the Asian Community in the Northeast corridor, The NYPD, especially the 5th Precinct, the Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Robin Mui, CEO of the Chinese Newspaper Sing Tao Daily. Robin Mui was born in Hong Kong and came to the U.S. to pursue the American dream Robin joined Sing Tao Newspapers New York more than 35 years ago and has worked his way up from Production Manager in the 80s to Chief Executive Officer in 2004.  Through his distinguished leadership, this media company leads the way in serving the Chinese immigrants, students but more importantly, the communities where they reside. Robin volunteered to serve as an Auxiliary Police Officer in the NYPD for more than 20 years.  He helped the Brooklyn Robbery Squad in translating numerous cases during the 90's when there weren't many Chinese speaking officers.  He raised money to sponsor NYPD personnel to travel to China,  to open up dialect between both countries' police departments in solving international kidnapping cases. Through his civic-mind, positive beliefs, and persistence,  Robin has been devoted to supporting countless events and fundraisers  for the purpose of enriching the culture of the Asian Communities  and other communities that need the support during their time of need such as the aftermath of the devastation of September 11th attacks,  the devastation by the Tsunamis throughout Southeast Asia in 2004, Hurricane Katrina, in Louisiana in 2005 the Sichuan Earthquake in 2008,  the Haiti Earthquake in 2010.  He is the President of the Chinese Journalists' Association of New York; the President of the Moy Shee Family Association for the seventh term  and currently is the World President Robin resides in New York City,  and is the CEO of Sing Tao Daily Newspaper for the U.S.A. Eastern Editions,  which oversees its publications for New York Tri-State, Boston, Washington D.C., Philadelphia and Chicago  and was recently promoted to CEO of the Sing Tao Daily in Europe offices well deserving of the Lifetime Achievement Award.

On our local front, Our member has served the Law Enforcement Community in various ways, leading to being awarded the Asian Jade Society Lifetime Community Service Awardee, The Westside Rifle & Pistol Range Having served the New York metropolitan area since 1964, has evolved into a full service shooting range that caters to a variety of shooters. Darren Leung came to work at the Westside Rifle & Pistol Range in 1989, became a partner in 1994 and took full control of operation of the range in 2009.He has dedicated himself to serving both the civilian and law enforcement communities. Every year, the Westside Rifle & Pistol Range hosts the Annual Turkey Shoot competition between the members of the Asian Jade Society and the Society of Asian Federal Officers. Born and raised in NYC, Darren lives in Queens with his wife of 11 years, Wai and their two children, Samantha and Christopher. Darren, has and will always continue to support and avail himself to our friends and families in law enforcement earning him our affection and praise as we honor him for the Lifetime Community Service Award

 Two members of the Department and our members have proven and Meritoriously distinguished themselves On September 10, 2013 at approximately 4:15 PM Detective Patrick Lee, 5th Precinct Detective Squad was on his way to work  and had just parked his car on Canal St. near Elizabeth St. in Chinatown  when he saw a commotion in front of Canal Diamonds International,  He was almost past the store when he heard, ‘Dageep! Dageep!’ numerous times,” “That’s Cantonese for ‘robbery.’ Several employees started running out of the store Detective Lee entered the jewelry store and spotted a 25-year-old man leaning over a jewelry display case. The thief had a .40-caliber Glock pistol in one hand and 18 gold chains in the other, Detective Lee shouted , ‘Police, don’t move,’ and ordered him to drop the weapon,” “It took three commands, but he dropped the weapon and laid down belly-first on the floor.”Through his quick and heroic actions, Detective Lee was able to control the situation, make an arrest without injury to the victims, bystanders or the perpetrator

 Our other honoree’s incident occurred On August 4th 2013, while off duty, Police Officer Henry J. Chung Assigned to Central Park Precinct Anti-Crime Unit was participating in basketball game at PS 177 located in the confines of the 111 precinct, when a 49 year old male , collapsed, became unconscious and went into cardiac arrest. PO Chung immediately assessed the aided’s condition and began to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) by performing chest compressions and mouth to mouth resuscitation.  He maintained CPR until medical attention finally arrived. EMS utilized the automatic external defibulator to get a pulse.The aided was rushed to the hospital and placed in Intensive care. Through his quick and selfless actions, the aided was able to make a full recovery after a long period of hospitalization, thus sparing a family from experiencing a tragic loss of a loved one.

 This city is full of Hero’s look at this room, there’s a thousand heroes’ here. The Humanitarian Award is bestowed on an individual who has been giving of himself to better the community they live in or serve.They are famous and not so famous individuals, but ultimately, they have endeavored to help or assist, the best way they can. Our next honoree has been in the forefront of the sports world, he has been in front and then behind the camera as a Baseball star and as a commentator. he believes in helping those who are in need in local communities around the tri-state area. In doing so, they adhere to the Ron Darling Foundation motto REAL MONEY TO REAL PEOPLE WITH REAL NEEDS.

 Ron Darling is a former high-profile, right handed starting pitcher who spent the majority of his Major League career on the New York Mets. During his thirteen years playing in the Majors, Darling amassed 1,590 strikeouts, a 136-116 won-loss record with 13 shutouts, and helped lead the Mets to the 1986 World Series Championship  victoriously pitching in Game 4 against the Boston Red Sox. Darling has also earned an impressive share of accolades, including selection for the 1985 All-Star team and the Gold Glove Award in 1989. Since retiring from the game, Ron has remained in the spotlight as a color commentator for national baseball coverage on TBS, as well as for the Mets on both SNY and WPIX. Ron began his broadcasting career in 2000, winning two Emmy Awards for Best Sports Analyst for his work covering the Mets. However, all of his career accomplishments are secondary to his life mission to help find a cure for Diabetes for his son Jordan and the millions worldwide affected by the disease. In addition to a successful broadcasting career, Ron’s philanthropic endeavors exceed his own efforts for his foundation. Ron also serves on the boards of Habitat for Humanity and the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation. He truly is, a humanitarian. Earning him The Asian Jade Society Humanitarian Award

Our Final Honoree is no stranger to those with at least 20 years on the job and definitely not a stranger to the Law Enforcement Community. He is a person of integrity and great vision. He has led numerous departments with some departments, taking the helm when moral was at its lowest and public opinion against them was at its highest. He has guided some of these Departments out of misery and Federal oversight. He has empowered the men and women of those Departments to be aggressive in combating crime from patrol officer to chief And at the same time, be cognizant and understanding of the communities they serve, to be objective and fair, discretion with firmness.  Community Policing was not just a job for a few, but a job for all. He was able to change a culture of passive reactive policing to one of proactive preventive policing. Where crimes big or small were all relevant. His affection for the patrolman is not a myth, but a reality,  A simple comment of “My biggest problem in this Department is that my COPS are unhappy at work” “If they are unhappy at work, they are unhappy at home” That lone statement speaks volumes for the rank and file. It speaks of a leader that has been in the trenches, that remembers what it was like to stand the thin blue line. For his efforts in the over 20 years of law enforcement, supervisory and field work The Asian Jade Society is honored to  To have as their man of the Year Police Commissioner William J. Bratton.

 Our Honorees, with their enthusiasm for what they do, rivals our enthusiasm for being who we are,We are the NYPD.

God bless America, God Bless You, God Bless the NYPD, Gung Hay Fat Choy - Enjoy the Evening, Thank You.

 

 

 

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NAPOA Board ANNOUNCEMENT

August 18 - 24, 2014

The Asian Jade Society would like to invite all members to attend the 2014 NAPOA Conference.

The conference will be held in San Diego, California.

 

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CHIEF THOMAS CHAN

 

TRANSPORTATION  BUREAU

Asian Jade Society would like to congratulate Chief Thomas Chan on his promotion to head of TRANSPORTATION Bureau in the New York City Police Department. Chief Chan IS the first Asian-American to be made a three-star chief in the history of the NYPD.

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SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION

 

The 2015 Asian Jade Society Dr Robert Lin Scholarship Dinner Dance will be held on
Friday, February 13, 2015. A Lunar New Year Celebration

The Dr. Robert Lin Scholarship Deadline is February , 2015
Download the Dr. Robert Lin Scholarship Application

Deadline for the NYC Police Reserve Scholarship is 2014

Download the NYC Police Reserve Association Scholarship Application

Both need to be completed and submitted to the Asian Jade Society Scholarship Committee

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