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1. Is GDAACC a non-profit organization?
GDAACC is a nonprofit corporation and shall have all of the powers, duties, authorizations and responsibilities as provided in the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act; provided, however, the Corporation shall neither have nor exercise any power, nor engage directly or indirectly in any activity, that would invalidate its status as a corporation that is exempt from federal income tax as an organization described in Section 501(c)(6) of the Code.
2. What is the purpose of the Chamber?
The purposes of the Chamber are to represent and to advocate the interests of Asian American businesses and their communities; to foster fellowship between the members of the Chamber and the business community at large; to encourage and promote the growth and good standing of the members of the Chamber; to develop and encourage cooperation with other organizations which promote minority businesses; and to engage in any other activity not otherwise prohibited to it by law or regulation.
3. Who governs the GDAACC?
It is governed through its articles of incorporation and its by-laws. It has classes of members, Board of Directors, elected by members of GDAACC; Executive Committee, which exercise powers and do acts delegated by the Board of Directors.
4. Who runs the day-to-day affairs of GDAACC?
The office of the Executive Director with its working staff runs the day-to-day activities of GDAACC.
5. Is GDAACC an open membership organization?
Yes. Our current members include Asian business owners and corporate representatives as well as non-Asian business owners and corporate representatives.
6. How do I become a member?
You can join the Chamber by simply filling out the membership application form and mail/fax the form to the Chamber office along with membership fee. To download the application, click here.
7. Is GDAACC affiliated with any national organization?
Although GDAACC is the largest Asian American Chamber of Commerce in the country, currently has affiliation with national organization called “CAABO” (Coalition of Asian American Business Organizations) and NCAABA (National Council of Asian American Business Associations). It is affiliated with the Texas Federation of Asian American Chambers of Commerce in the State of Texas, the state-wide chambers of commerce has chapters in Austin, Fort Worth, Houston and San Antonio.
8. Does GDAACC comprise all the Asian communities in the DFW Metropolitan area?
Currently, GDAACC has members (individual and community organizations) from 17 ethnic Asian communities from the country of Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam.
9. How can I get involved in GDAACC?
As a member, one can be involved in the different levels of participation – as an officer of the corporation, as a volunteer in the working committees and in other special projects and events sponsored by GDAACC and its affiliate and partnering organizations. For more information, please feel free to contact us.