Updates and Upcoming Events
The 8th Annual LAS Charity Ball
Laotian American Society (LAS) is pleased to announce this year’s biggest event!
When: June 8, 2013
Time: 6:00 PM – 12:00 AM
Price: $50.00 per Ticket
5th Ave. Event Hall
2720 Mall of Georgia Blvd.
Buford, GA 30519
Please contact us to reserve your tickets:
Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Schedule in Georgia
Wat Buddha Khanti of Atlanta
4052 Zoar Church Rd, Snellville, GA
2013 Lao New Year: April 20th and 21st
Wat Lao Buddhamoongcoon
2325 Hillside Road Riverdale, GA 30296
2013 Lao New Year: April 27th and 28st
Wat Lao Buddha Phothisaram Inc
4433 E Conley Rd Conley, GA 30288
Tel: 404- 361-7805
2013 Lao New Year: May 4th and 5th
WAT LAO BUDDHA SATTHA DHAMMA, INC
241 Buchanan Rd, Alto, GA 30510
2013 Lao New Year: May 18th and 19th
Wat Lao Buddharam Khambouneheuang Inc
136 Hamby Mtn Pk Dr, Baldwin, Georgia 30511
2013 Lao New Year: May 4th and 5th
Wat Khmer Georgia
6533 Rock Springs Road
Lithonia, GA 30058
April 13 – 14
Atlanta Buddhist Temple
3798 South Rockbridge Road
Stone Mountain, GA 30087
7025 Bryce Road
Riverdale, GA 30296
Wat Buddha Bucha
Rainbow Drive, Decatur
LAS would like to thank the organizers and volunteers that put together the 2013 AAPI Legislative day at the Georgia capitol. Georgia has one of the fastest growing Asian Pacific Islander populations in the country, and by voicing our concerns directly to our leaders (and Voting!), we can all perform our civic duty and become better citizens in this great state!
Many prominent members of our AAPI community in a photo op with Georgia Governor Nathan Deal.
LAS Natasinh Dance Member Indy talking about the problems of online bullying in front of a large crowd, including House Representative Pedro Marin, at the AALAC breakfast event.
Pictured with Secretary of State Brian Kemp.
LAS Board Members and friends with House Representative BJ Pak.
LAS Natasinh Dance Group currently practicing for the upcoming Lao New Year events!
Interested in Sponsoring, Joining, or Volunteering? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks to everyone involved in our
1st Annual Lao Senior Baci Su Kwan Ceremony
LAS Youth Program was a Success!
THANKS TO ALL OUR SUPPORTERS!
Laotian American Society has just won $10,000 from the CHASE Community Giving Grant! We couldn’t have done this without all the help from our friends and family, and supporters across the United States and the World!
LAS Natasinh Dance Class
Sunday afternoons at CPACS
3510 Shallowford Road NE
Atlanta, GA 30341
Interested in joining or contributing to our traditional Laotian Dance Class?
Please Contact our Cultural Director Jimmy K at:
Elizabeth Bee Vichathep
Kim Ting Pathammavong
LAS EAC 2012 Photos and Recap
Comment and Discuss on Our Facebook Page!
April 25, 2012
Dear Sponsors, Donors, Special Guests, and Supporters:
The Laotian American Society sincerely appreciates your generosity and support that helped make our 2012 LAS Charity Ball a success once again this year! We raised $13,000 from this year’s event, and we hope to raise even more next year!
The purpose of the LAS Charity Ball, our signature event every year, is to raise funds for our programs, ranging from the Scholarship Grants to our Natasinh Cultural Dance Program. Thanks to you, our performers entertained a packed house on April 14, 2012 at the Grand Ballroom in Norcross, and we are able continue our mission of giving back to the community and promoting education and the Laotian-American culture here in metro Atlanta.
Our College Scholarship Grants and Student Achievement awards are still going on strong, due to the diligence of our volunteers and generous corporate sponsors. Even in this challenging economy, in recent past years, LAS has given out more than $5,000 per year to Laotian-American college students and awards to children grades K-12. In the program’s seven-year history, the awards have totaled more than $30,000.
Our Natasinh Cultural Dance Program has performed at an average of 10 events per year over the past couple of years, for a total crowd of 20,000 plus. This successful program teaches the youth the importance of carrying on traditions, as well as learning teamwork, building self-confidence and cherishing one’s history and heritage.
We have recently added a new program named Lao 101, where we teach Lao language, culture, and etiquette. And of course, we also will be able to continue with our Senior Outreach Program and Youth Summer Program.
Our various partnerships continue to grow, as LAS is one of the pillars of the Atlanta Asian/Pacific Islander nonprofit community. We will continue to support our friends in this fast growing multi-ethnic community. Atlanta and Georgia overall have a vibrant Asian community that contributes so much to the tapestry of America.
One of the missions of LAS has always been to showcase and educate others on the Laotian-American culture. Unknown to most, the Laotian Diaspora is the result of political and economic emigration in the late 1970s. We began here as refugees and continue to help build this great country by giving, helping, and sharing.
From the bottom of our hearts, kop jai lai lai (thank you)!
Your 2012 LAS Charity Ball Co-Chairs
From the bottom of our hearts: Thank you, Walmart! We sincerely appreciate your kindness, generosity, and continued support throughout the years. Your sponsorship has helped us continue with so many of our programs as well as create new ones — Lao 101 classes, youth summer camp, education, Natasinh dance classes, and several other cultural programs. We are proud to recognize the Walmart family as part of the LAS family!
Thank You UPS for the continued support.
UPS Headquarters has been the location for the
LAS Education Award Ceremony for years.
We would also like to thank UPS for the program book printing.
Thanks to all of our Gold Level Sponsors!
Special Thanks to Super H Mart Doraville for providing the items for the fruit carvings
and many items for the event’s cuisine.
Thank You Linda for all your help at the Grand Ballroom, before, during and after the event!
Thank You euy Keomany Chantharath and Lendall for the beautiful decor, centerpieces and desserts.