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KOWIN DC History & Activities




2017
  • January 10: The 12th KOWIN DC Newsletters (ENG/KOR) published
  • February 24-26: Winter Retreat/First Regular Meeting (Lake Anna, VA)
  • May 11-13: KOWINNER Convention (Sakhalin, Russia)
  • June 9-11: The 9th KOWIN US Eastern Regional Leadership Conference (Metropolitan Club, Chicago, IL)
  • June 25: Second Quarterly Meeting (President's Residence, Washington, DC)
  • July 7: The 13th KOWIN DC Newsletters (ENG/KOR) published


2016
  • February 26-28: Winter Retreat/First Regular Meeting (Lake Anna,VA)
  • June 18: The 2nd Regular Meeting (Annapolis, MD)
  • July 22: The 11th KOWIN DC Newsletters (ENG/KOR) published
  • August 12: The 3rd Regular Meeting (Vienna, VA)
  • August 23-26: The 16th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Jeju Island, Korea)
  • November 12: The 7th Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar (U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, Washington, DC)
  • November 17: The 4th Regular Meeting (Vienna, VA)
  • December 9: 2016 Holiday Gala (Congressional Country Club, Bethesda, MD)


2015
  • February 27-28: Membership Retreat (Annapolis, MD)
  • March 10: The 1st Regular Meeting (Far East Restaurant in Rockville, MD
  • March 11: The meeting with Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family, Kim Heejung
  • May 1-3: The 5th KOWINNER International Convention and the 8th KOWIN US Eastern Regional Leadership Conference
  • May 31: The 2nd Regular Meeting (Sukza Park's Residence)
    • New president, Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas was introduced
  • June: The 9th KOWIN DC Newsletters (ENG/KOR) published
  • August 16: The 3rd Regular Meeting (Washington, DC)
    • New fellow, Soyeon Kim was introduced
  • August 25-28: The 15th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Tongyeong, Korea)
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Anne Choe, Anne Jelly, Emily Kessel, Komelia Hongja Kim, Kyung Min Kim, Myung Ho(Lucy) Nam, Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas, Helen Won
  • November 5: Fourth Regular Meeting (Vienna, VA)
  • November 14: The 6th Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar and Mentoring Program (Alexandria,VA)
    • Held at Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Town
    • Theme: "Shaping Own Future: One Step at a Time"
    • Keynote Speaker: Angela Oh, J.D. (Attorney Mediator, California Department of Fair Employment & Housing)
  • December: The 10th KOWIN DC Newsletters (ENG/KOR) published


2014
  • February 7-9: 2014 Membership Retreat (Annapolis, MD)
  • February 23: 2014 First Membership Regular Meeting (Prof. Young-key Kim-Renaud's residence)
  • April: The Seventh KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • April 5: The 5th Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar
    • Held at George Washington University Mount Vernon Campus
    • Theme: "Korean Women's Place in the Sun: Celebrating Diversity and Enhancing the Culture of Inclusion"
    • Keynote Speaker: Alexa Huang (Professor of English, Theatre, East Asian Language and Literatures, and International Affairs at GWU)
  • July 27: Second/Third Membership Regular Meeting (Marina Kim's residence
    • New fellow, Emily Kessel was introduced
  • August 26-29: The 14th KOWIN Convention in Gumi
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Dr. Young-key Kim-Renaud, Dr. Lucy Nam, Sukza Park, Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas, Yang-Ro Yoon, Jung Ran Lim, Kang Eun Olson, Anne Choe
  • September 19-21: KOWIN US Eastern Regional Leadership Seminar (Dalls, TX)
  • October: The Eighth KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • November 16: Fourth Membership Regular Meeting (Woo Lae Oak)


2013
  • January 28-31: 2013 Membership Retreat (Weems Creek at Annapolis, MD)
  • March 28: 2013 First Membership Regular Meeting (Woo Lae Oak)
  • May 24-26: The 4th KOWINNER Convention in Vienna, Austria
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Judy Rhee Alloway, Sungcha Hong Cha, Myung Ja Lee, Lucy Nam, Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas
  • June: The Fifth KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • June 1: KOWIN Eastern Region Conference in NYC
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Lucy Nam, Younghee Jamie Sheen, Helen Won
  • June 15: Second Membership Regular Meeting (King George County)
    • New president, Prof. Young-Key Kim-Renaud was introduced
    • New fellow, Kang-Eun Jeong Olson was introduced
  • August 27-30: Daejun KOWIN International Convention
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas, Lucy Nam, Jungsil Lee, Sung Hee Rhee, Young-ju (Adela) Kim
  • September 29: Third Membership Regular Meeting (McClean, VA)
  • October: The Sixth KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • November 16: The 4th Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar
    • Held at Korean Embassy main conference room
    • Theme: "Leadership Serving the Needs of Our Local and Global Community"
    • Keynote Speaker: Kyung B. Yoon (Executive Director of the Korean American Community Fund)
  • December 7: The 2013 KOWIN DC Holiday Gala (Cosmos Club)
  • September 29: Forth Membership Regular Meeting (Woo Lae Oak)


2012
  • January 27-29: 2012 Membership Retreat (Berkeley Springs, WV)
  • February: The Forth KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • March 27: 2012 First Membership Regular Meeting (Woo Lae Oak)
  • June: Announcement of 2012-2013 KOWIN DC fellow, Susie Won
  • June 15-17: The 3rd KOWINNER Romania Convention
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Dr. Lucy Nam, Hong Ja Kim, Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas, Sami Lauri, Susan Oh
  • July 17: Second Membership Regular Meeting (Woo Lae Oak)
  • August 28-31: The 2012 Yeosu KOWIN International Convention
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Sue-Kyong(Sue) Shin Vittas, Dr. Lucy Nam, Dr. Suzanne Kim Doud Galli, Helen Won, Stella Yi, Judi Rhee Alloway, Susie Won
  • July 17: Third Membership Regular Meeting (Woo Lae Oak)
  • October: The Fifth KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • October 27: The 2nd Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar
    • Held at George Washington University City View Room
    • Theme: "Empowering Womanhood: Reclaiming Feminine Power"
    • Keynote Speaker: Senator Yonah Martin
  • December 16: The 2012 KOWIN DC Holiday Gala (Congressional County Club)


2011
  • President: Nam, Myong Ho (Lucy)
  • January: KOWIN DC Annual Executive Committee Meeting
  • February: The Second KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • February 25: KOWIN DC Dinner Meeting with Korean Minister of Gender Equality and Family (Washington, DC)
    • The Guest of Honor: Paik Hee-young, the Minister of Gender Equality and Family of Korea
  • March 22: 2011 First Membership Meeting (Annadale, VA)
    • Discussion on KOWIN DC official website construction
  • April - May: Jewelry & Art Show for KOWIN DC Fundraising (MK Gallery)
  • June 18: The 5th KOWIN US Eastern Regional Leadership Conference (Chicago, IL)
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Kwang Ja Kim, Eun Ae Lee, Sue-Kyong Shin Vittas, and Myong Ho Nam
    • $500 donation
  • June 24 - 26: The 2nd KOWINNER International Convention (Hong Kong, China)
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Jennifer Ahn, Jung Hee Lee, and Sue-Kyong Shin Vittas
    • Awards: Jennifer Ahn and Jung Hee Lee as 2011's 24 Successful Global Businesswomen
  • July 16: 2011 Second Membership Meeting (Grasonville, MD)
    • New KOWIN DC Fellow: Erika Shin
  • July 2 - July 21: KOWIN DC Fundraising Art Exhibition "The Light for the New Birth" by Minju Lee (MK Gallery)
  • August 30 - September 1: The 11th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Ulsan, Korea)
    • Theme: "Global Korean Women, Leading Green Korea!"
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Kimberly Gube, Jung Ran Lim, Sue Pender, Erika Shin, Yongsook Victoria Suh, and Myong Ho Nam
  • October 4: 2011 Third Membership Meeting (Vienna, VA)
  • October: The Third KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • November: KOWIN DC Official Website launched
    • http://www.kowindc.org
  • November 19: The 2nd Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar and Mentoring Program for Korean-American Women (Washington, DC)
    • Held at SAIS (Johns Hopkins University), Kenney Auditorium
    • Theme: "Beyond Boundaries: Mentoring Women for Leadership Roles"
    • Keynote Speaker: Eun Yang (Morning News Anchor for NBC4/WRC-TV in Washington, DC)
  • December 10: 2011 KOWIN DC Holiday Gala (Washington, DC)
    • Held at Cosmos Club
    • Congratulatory Remarks: Soongu Yoon (Consul General, Embassy of Korea) and Jay Kim (Former Member of U.S. Congress)
    • Outstanding Service Award: Mia Kim
    • Distinguished Member Award: Sue-Kyong Shin Vittas


2010
  • President: Choi, Kwang-ja (Christine) / Nam, Myong Ho (Lucy)
  • January 9: KOWIN DC Annual Executive Committee Meeting
    • Discussion on enhancing networking and mentoring program
    • Support for UN and Global Children Foundation (GCF): Donation for Haiti children’s support fund to GCF ($1,000)
    • "The Korean Council for the Women Drafted for Military Sexual Slavery by Japan" and Women’s Human Rights Museum Building Fund: $1,000 donated
  • February 23: 2010 First Membership Meeting (Vienna, VA)
    • Including a brief seminar for women on new tax codes and regulations in investment
  • June 1: 2010 Second Membership Meeting (Vienna, VA)
    • New KOWIN DC President elected: Myong Ho (Lucy) Nam, M.D.
  • June 27: Seminar on "Women & Nutrition" (McLean, VA)
    • Discussion on "Psychological Effect of Nutrition" by Eun Ae Lee (KOWIN DC Member) with Dr. Soo-Woong Han
  • July 7 - 8: Committee Meeting and Project Interview for Future Women Leaders (McLean, VA)
    • KOWIN DC Executive Committee Members and three students from Anyang Women’s College (Anyang, Korea) attended
    • Interviewee: KOWIN DC Members Sue-Kyong Shin Vittas (IMF), Soo-Hyun Koo (DC Mayor's Office), and Florence Lowe-Lee (KEI)
  • August 29 - September 1: The 10th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Busan, Korea)
    • Theme: "Global Korea and Korean Women's Roles"
    • KOWIN DC Participants: Kwang Ja Kim, Sami Lauri, Junghee Lee, Myung Ja Lee, Florence Lowe-Lee, Hongja Komelia O’Kim, Sue-Kyong Shin Vittas, and Myong Ho Nam
  • October: The First KOWIN DC Newsletters (EN/KO) published
  • October 21: The 1st Annual KOWIN DC Leadership Seminar and Mentoring Program for Korean-American Women (Washington, DC)
    • Held at Korean Ambassador's Residence Banquet Hall
    • Theme: "Raising the Bar"
    • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Sue Terri (Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for National Security Council)
  • December 28: KOWIN DC Year-End Party (Fairfax, VA)
    • Seminar included: "Celebrating Women’s Physical, Mental, Social & Cultural Well-Being" (Inova Fairfax Hospital)
    • Also premiered KOWIN DC fundraising art exhibition, "Lecture & Art Fair" (MK Gallery, December 28, 2010 - January 31, 2011)


2009
  • President: Choi, Kwang-ja (Christine)
  • August 25 - 28: The 9th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Incheon, Korea)
    • Theme: "Robust Economic Activities among Domestic and International Korean Women"
  • October 17: The 4th KOWIN US Eastern Regional Leadership Conference (Washington, DC)
    • Hosted by Washington DC Chapter; sponsored by the US Eastern Region Chapters (DC, New York, Chicago, Dallas)
    • Theme: "Cultivating Community Leaders & Fostering Global Think Tankers"
  • December 6: KOWIN DC Year-End Party (Vienna, VA)


2008
  • President: Choi, Kwang-ja (Christine)
  • September 23 - 26: The 8th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea)
    • Theme: "Enhancement of Security and Status of Korean Women"


2007
  • President: Kim, Soni
  • July 10 - 13: The 7th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea)
    • Theme: "Roles and Advances of Korean Women for Global Korea"


2006
  • President: Kim, Soni
  • July 11 - 14: The 6th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea)
    • Theme: "The Next-Generation Korean Women's Identity, Visions, and Leadership Education"


2005
  • President: Ko (Pyen), Inna
  • July 5 - 8: The 5th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea )
    • Theme: "Korean Women and Global Leadership"


2004
  • President: Ko (Pyen), Inna
  • July 6 - 9: The 4th Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea )
    • Theme: "The Community of Korean Women"


2003
  • President: Ko (Pyen), Inna
  • October 5 - 8: The 3rd Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea)
    • Theme: "Roles and Status of Global Korean Women in the Mainstream Society and Children's Education"


2002
  • President: Ko (Pyen), Inna
  • July 1 - 4: The 2nd Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea)
    • Theme: "Leverage and Enhancement of Women's Economic Affairs"


2001
  • President: Son, Mok Ja
  • July 2 - 4: The 1st Annual KOWIN International Convention (Seoul, Korea)
    • Theme: "Establishment of KOWIN and Future Plans for Action"