Update : December 11, 2021
RIT Alumni helped establish the following Associations in California :
- BEA : Burmese / Bay Area Engineers Association
Saya U Htin Paw (EE58, GBNF) was a founding member of BEA and served as its First President.
He also served as President of TBSA.
He wrote articles for RIT Alumni International Newsletter and SPZP-2000.
Saya U San Tun (Sain Fone Wong, M59) succeeded U Htin Paw as President of BEA.
He invited us to his 7 Oh party, his son’s wedding reception …
Saya K C Chiu (Dr. Tin Aung, ChE63) succeeded U San Tun as President of BEA.
During his tenure, BEA merged with BASTS into BAPS.
- BAPS : Burmese American Professional Society
Saya U Nyo Win (Dr. K H Chen, M65) served as the inaugural President of BAPS.
He also served as Editor of BAPS Newsletter.
Benny Tan (Tan Yu/Eu Beng, M70) succeeded U Nyo Win as President of BAPS.
Maurice Chee (U Hla Myint Thein, M75) succeeded Benny Tan as President of BAPS.
The Three became founding members of RIT Alumni International and Core Organizers for SPZP-2000.
- BASES : Burmese American Society for Engineers and Scientists
Saya U Tin Htut (M60), U Tin Htway (M59) and U “David” Tun Tin founded BASES.
They adapted the BAPS bye-laws and added the needs for those in Southern California.
Several sayas and alumni served as EC members (President, VP, Secretary, Advisor).
They include U Tin Htway (M59), Saya Dr. Chris Lee (L Tin Htun, EE59), Saya U Tin Htut (M60), Dr. Tin Win (M62), U Aung Khin (EP68), U Tin Nwe (Milton, C68), U Khin Maung Lay (Henry, T68), U Tun Aung (Jeffery, EC68), U Thura Thant Zin (M76) …
- RIT Alumni International
It was founded primarily to host SPZP-2000 and to provide support to RIT Alumni Newsletter (founded by U Hla Min, EC69), and the first RIT web site (designed and implemented by U Khin Maung Zaw, EC76).
Saya Allen Htay (C58) served as President.
Maurice Chee (M75) served as Treasurer.
He and Benny Tan chaired the Working Committee for SPZP-2000.
They wore multiple hats for SPZP-2000.
In addition to the five mentioned above, the founding members included Saya K C Chiu (ChE63),
Saya U Maung Maung (George, ChE66), Saya U Myat Htoo (C68), Gordon Kaung (M83) …
Several more sayas and alumni (including BAPS and BASES members) volunteered for SPZP-2000.
- Norcal RITAA
It was founded in part to continue the Vision and Mission of RIT Alumni International.
Saya U Maung Maung (George, ChE66) served as the inaugural President.
Gordon Kaung (M83) succeeded U Maung Maung as President.
U Aung Myint Oo (EC84) succeeded Gordon Kaung as President.
Stan Liou (M67) served as the inaugural Chair of BOD (Board of Directors).
Saya U Myat Htoo (C68) succeeded Stan Liou as Chair of BOD.
Financial support for children of alumni in Norcal & for eligible YTU students
Support for YTU Library Modernization
Annual Dinner and/or Picnic
Coordinate with BASES for 2015 RIT Alumni Reunion in Los Angeles
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