Mother's Day Banquet
The Lao American Women Association cordially invites you to join us in celebrating our Mothers at our Annual Mother's Day Banquet. The banquet will be held on Friday, May 10, 2013 at Harvest Moon Restaurant. Please see the flyer on the home page for more information or contact any of our LAWA officers.
The proceeds of this dinner will be used to support the students of Lao American Women Association. LAWA originally decided that it would nice to hold a party to introduce our Lao school students to the community and at the same time to celebrate women as well as to raise funds for our general operation. We, therefore, decided to piggyback on the Mother's Day celebration. In 2004, we decided that we would award our scholarship at this banquet too. The tradition continues until present day.
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Lao Language and Culture Class
LAWA Lao language and Culture school for 2013 will be open on Sunday, January 06, 2013. Classes are free of charge, but any donation is greatly appreciated. For more details please click here (more)
College and Vocational Training/GED Scholarships Applications are being accepted. Awards up to $1000 to each recipient for college and vocational, or up to two awards of $500 each for GED.
Applications for 2013 will be accepted beginning January 3, 2013. Application deadline is April 25, 2013.
To download scholarship form click below.
College Scholarship Form
Vocational / GED Scholarship Form
LAWA’S Board members and Officers
2010 - 2011 LAWA has just elected new officers and Board Members.
Officers: Mrs. Pornkeo Chinyavong - President. Mrs. Sengphet Sandara - Vice President, Mrs. Sisa Meksap - Co-Vice President, Mrs.Soulapha Manivong - Secretary, Mrs.Chanty Nguen - Co-Secretary, Mrs. Mixay Panyasith - 3rd Secretary, Mrs.DeVon Thai - Treasurer, Mrs. - Hongphayvanh Vatthana - Co-Treasurer.
Board Members: Mrs. Bounchanh Senthavong, Mrs. Khoune Souvannavong, Mrs. Siphoum Mounkhaty, Mrs. Khampheng Tunmatip, Mrs. Bounmy Phanthavong, Mrs.Phouangphaka Khamvongsa, Mr. Vilay Chaleunrath.
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1. First International Conference On Lao Studies
When: May 20-22, 2005
Where: Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, USA
2. Economic Symposium on Laos
When: March 26, 2005
Where: Univeristy of Washington, Seattle, USA