August 2013 AAAWashed Dinner NEW LOCATION!!!


Get “AAAWashed” at AAAW’s monthly dinners, where members of the Asian adult adoptee community get together once a month to eat, meet, socialize and get updated on upcoming AAAW events. Come join us!

Date: Thursday, AUG. 29
Time: 6:30 pm till whenever (usually lasts till 8:30 onwards)
Parking: Street/meter parking as available. Meters are until 8PM

Red Lantern Seattle
520 South Jackson St.
Seattle, WA 98104



Summer is JUST around the corner!  Come celebrate with AAAW!!!  Join in on this traditional annual event where we celebrate our  amazing community with great food and BBQ.  MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND DON”T MISS OUT!

Location: Carkeek Park

Date: July 13th 4pm



Food?  Galore!  Friends?  Oh, yes!  Fun?  ABSOLUTELY!  Come and join AAAW for our Annual Spring potluck!!!

Bring a dish to share and enjoy the amazing company and good eats!  All adoptees, spouses, significant others and their children welcome!

When: May 11 4pm

AAAW Outdoor Event & Camping

Hey AAAW, we are working on a great overnight camping trip not far from Seattle, June 29-30.

AAAW is covering the cost of a limited number of standard campsites, so RSVP here today to save your spot . Those who RSVP first cover the costs of their transportation, food, and incidentals. AAAW will provide the s’mores makings and sticks! Fun around the fire, fresh air, and enjoying the great outdoors with fellow AAAW friends and family is the general plan for the weekend.

So we can keep track, after you RSVP here, please email to let us know how many are in your tent/group. We will announce here when we max out the AAAW-reserved campsites, and then you will have to handle your own site reservation. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones, or plan to bring a RV/Trailer, please reserve and pay for your spot at the link below.

Alder Lake Park is a great park with camping areas that accommodate RV and tent campers alike. The park is managed as part of the Nisqually River Project by Tacoma Public Utilities.
RV sites range from small to spacious and RV sites are equipped with water and electric service.  Some sites also have sewer service as well.
The swimming area is large and deep and there is a boat launch for small craft like canoes and kayaks near the ample day use picnicking areas.
Alder Lake is a reservoir created by Alder dam and has some of the cleanest most beautiful mountain glacier water you can imagine.
Nearby attractions include steam train ride near Mineral Lake.  For those off road enthusiast Elbe has an ORV Park nearby.  Elbe also has a Church near the railroad depot on the register of national historic places.  And of course right down the road is Mount Rainier National Park and all of the activities there.
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AAAW Spring fund drive

Dear members of AAAW,

As board members of Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington (AAAW), we would like to personally thank you for being committed to AAAW through your continuous participation in our events.  Our community would not exist without engaged and active members like you.

Several years ago, AAAW eliminated our dues-collecting membership program, because of the cost of maintaining such a membership system.  As a result, AAAW made a decision to move away from member dues as a primary means of support, which means your financial contribution to our organization is vital to the continued success of our many valuable programs and activities. We have not collected dues from AAAW members for a number of years.  Now, we would like to ask our most dedicated members to ensure the future of AAAW through a contribution at a level that is meaningful to you.

AAAW has no paid staff – our board members are all volunteers – your donation will go directly to AAAW’s extensive programming.  Here is just a small sample of what we have done recently and what lies ahead:

·            In-depth dialogue series (ongoing)
·            Monthly community dinners
·            Film screenings and festivals
·            Annual Holiday Party
·            Annual Spring Potluck –May 11th
·            Hiking/great outdoors event-June 29th
·            Annual Summer BBQ at Carkeek Park – July 14th
·            AAAW Gala October 5th

In addition to the above programming, AAAW will launch our Teen & Youth Mentorship program this year!  We are very excited to bring regular opportunities for adult adoptees to meet with young Asian adoptees in a fun, interactive, and supportive environment.  AAAW will kick off the program with large group monthly events this summer then forming small mentorship clusters for an on going annual program starting October of this year!  This will NOT be possible with out your full support.  Our 100% AAAW volunteer Youth and Teen Committee as well as our adoptee mentors and mentees are excited, inspired and ready to go!

AAAW also offers a semiannual scholarship of up to $600 granted by the board of AAAW to support fellow adoptees pursuing educational opportunities that enrich their understanding of adoptees’ early cultural background.  Please help us support this important and meaningful scholarship fund.

Please consider making a donation to AAAW this month both in order to support our upcoming programming and to also ensure a sustainable future for our organization.  ANY amount that you can give will help.  Donations can be made at our website at  Just click on the “Donate” icon!

With gratitude for your support,

The board members of AAAW-Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington
Jenny Kelly   Michael Hougham   Sonya Oh   Deborah Collins   Adam Sung Waldron    Dainen Penta
Asian Adult Adoptees of Washington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Our tax ID number is 91-1866223.  Your gift is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.  Please consult with your tax advisor.