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 VABA Membership Charter

Revised on 11/14/2022

 

 

A. Name:

 

The name of this association shall be Vietnamese American Business Association or VABA.

 

B.  Statement of Purpose:

 

The purpose of this association shall be to advocate, support and network with the Vietnamese and Asian American Business Community in North America.

 

C.  Membership

 

I. The Star Elite Memberships include Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. Benefits for Star Elite Memberships shall be including but not limited to

  1. Logo recognition at VABA’s events

  2. Exclusive discounts on goods & services

  3. VABA will help advertise one of your business events for FREE

  4. Increase your business Visibility & Exposure- Post your events on VABA’s online Community Calendar

  5. Business Referral Networks- Increase your profits & clients base through our in-house referrals

  6. Access to VABA’s quarterly business seminars

  7. Free Advertisement/Marketing on VABA’s Global Social Media Platforms with millions of viewers and followers

  8. 2 FREE TICKETS to VABA’s Annual golf tournament

  9. Priority seating at all events (Priority seating based on membership level)

 

 Exclusive benefits for Diamond Member:

  1. VABA will help advocate your business cause at the local, state, and federal levels.

  2. Free quarter page advertisement in Annual Newsletter

  3. 2 FREE TICKETS to an exclusive boating event around San Francisco Bay with private dinner

  4. 2 FREE TICKETS to Annual Holiday Gala

  5. Private meetings and access with Executive Board Members, elected officials, and politicians at local, state, and federal levels

  6. Eligible for 1 of 6 scholarship spots to attend Harvard Business School 1-week course: Leadership for the 21st century

           

Exclusive benefits for Platinum Member:

  1. VABA will help advocate your business cause at the local, state, and federal levels.

  2. Free quarter page advertisement in Annual Newsletter

  3. 2 FREE TICKETS to an exclusive boating event around San Francisco Bay with private dinner

  4. 2 FREE TICKETS to Annual Holiday Gala

  5. Private meetings and access with Executive Board Members, elected officials, and politicians at local, state, and federal levels

 

Exclusive benefits for Gold Member:

  1. VABA will help advocate your business cause at the local, state, and federal levels

  2. Free quarter page advertisement in Annual Newsletter

  3. 2 FREE TICKETS to an exclusive boating event around San Francisco Bay with private dinner

  4. 2 FREE TICKETS to Annual Holiday Gala

 

Exclusive benefits for Silver Member:

  1. VABA will help advocate your business cause at the local, state, and federal levels

  2. Free quarter page advertisement in Annual Newsletter

  3. 2 FREE TICKETS to an exclusive boating event around San Francisco Bay with private dinner

 

Exclusive benefits for Bronze Member:

  1. VABA will help advocate your business cause at the local, state, and federal levels

  2. Free quarter page advertisement in Annual Newsletter

 

 

II.   The Standard Memberships include Corporate, Community, Individual and Student

 

Exclusive benefits for Corporate Member

  1. Logo recognition at VABA’s events

  2. Exclusive discounts on goods & services

  3. VABA will help advertise one of your business events for FREE

  4. Increase your business Visibility & Exposure- Post your events on VABA’s online Community Calendar

  5. Business Referral Networks- Increase your profits & clients base through our in-house referrals

  6. Access to VABA’s quarterly business seminars

  7. Free Advertisement/Marketing on VABA’s Global Social Media Platforms with millions of viewers and followers

  8. 2 FREE TICKETS to VABA’s Annual golf tournament

  9. Priority seating at all events (Priority seating based on membership level)

 

Exclusive benefits for Community Member

  1. Logo recognition at VABA’s events

  2. Exclusive discounts on goods & services

  3. VABA will help advertise one of your community events for FREE

  4. Increase your business Visibility & Exposure- Post your events on VABA’s online Community Calendar

  5. Access to VABA’s quarterly business seminars

  6. Business Referral Networks- Increase your profits & clients base through our in-house referrals

  7. Free Advertisement/Marketing on VABA’s Global Social Media Platforms with millions of viewers and followers

Exclusive benefits for Individual Member

  1. Exclusive discounts on goods & services

  2. VABA will help advertise one of your business events for FREE

  3. Increase your business Visibility & Exposure- Post your events on VABA’s online Community Calendar

  4. Access to VABA’s quarterly business seminars

  5. Business Referral Networks- Increase your profits & clients base through our in-house referrals

Exclusive benefits for Student member

  1. Exclusive discounts on goods & services

  2. VABA will help advertise one of your business/school events for FREE

  3. Increase your business Visibility & Exposure- Post your events on VABA’s online Community Calendar

  4. Access to VABA’s quarterly business seminars

 

D.  Who should become VABA members:

 

  • Vietnamese business owners

  • Traders

  • Brokers

  • Bankers

  • Professionals and consultants

  • Media

  • Government / and elected officials

  • Chambers of commerce

  • Non-profit organizations

 

E.  Events and meetings

 

  • Annual event: the association shall meet in the first quarter for the Annual Meeting. The annual event shall consist of a gala dinner, entertainment and acquiring experience from other members.

  • The Chairman shall determine the venue for the Annual Meeting.

  • Informational workshops shall be held quarterly. The Executive Director will announce the locations.

 

F.   Officers

 

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors will represent the association in establishing management-related policies and will make decisions on all major issues. All membership applications shall be subject to the Board of Directors for approval.

 

There will be non-voting Board of Directors and voting members.

Chairman

The Chairman shall preside over meetings and direct overall VABA operations. The Chairman shall review all member and volunteer applications. The Chairman shall administer all judgements related to VABA rules.

 

Vice Chairs

The Vice Chairs shall assist the Chairman.

 

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall manage account and dispense all common Association funds.

 

Executive Director and Operational Team

We shall oversee all aspects of membership, including but not limited to collection of dues, maintaining the association database, correspondence with members, and regular projects to help grow membership and the Association. The team shall oversee the Association website and maintain the Association email address. The Association shall pay all service charges.

 

G. Payment and Renewal

 

Due date:

Payment shall be due at the time of signing the agreement and is not refundable.

 

Payment options

The Association shall accept cash, checks, money orders, bank cards or bank transfer.

 

H. Renewal

 

Membership will automatically renew every 1st January. The VABA Sales Team will send the renewal notice and assist you with payment.

 

I.  General Rules 

  • Membership card must be presented by the member for VABA’s member discount.

  • Membership cards are non-transferable and may not be loaned to others. The Board reserves the right to cancel or suspend, without notice, any member’s membership card that has been found to be used in violation of the rules.

  • VABA will not be responsible for the violation of member-to-member discounts at the location.

  • The account date of the Association shall be 31st December and its accounting period shall be from 1st January to 31st December, except for the first year, from the date of its registration to 31st December.

  • Members who sign up after June 30th will get 20 percent discount of the membership fee.

  • VABA will have the membership welcoming event quarterly if necessary.

 

Termination

Vietnamese American Business Association reserves the right to terminate any member for the violation of the US law, or for any conduct which discredits the Association and the members without a refund.

Members who violate the charter will be suspended from membership.

Any member not paying their dues, fees, or assessments within fifteen (15) days after the payment due date may have their membership terminated.

 

Charter Agreement

This Charter represents the final and complete agreement between VABA and the members with respect to the subject written hereof.

 

Members shall read and understand the terms of this charter, including all additional conditions and/or addenda listed above, before signing. By signing the membership application, Members voluntarily agree to obey all VABA’s membership rules.