Yang Wang Meng Association of USA

1050 ARKWRIGHT STREET. ST. PAUL, MINNESOTA 55130

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Board of Directors

President
Dr. Cha Yang

Vice President
Nao Bee Yang

 Secretary
Ying Khang Yang

Treasurer
Shong Lue Yang

Education

Vang Toua Yang

Chue Yang

Public Relations

Nhia Thai Yang

Culture

Nyiaj Tsawb Yaj

John Ntsuab Yob Yaj

Political

Cindy Yang

Bee Yang

Event Coordinator

Cha Tong Yang

ADVISORS:

Dr. Cha Yang,

Yang Wang Meng USA Board President

Dr. Cha Yang is the husband of Dr. Yia Vang, Chiropractor, and a father of four adult children as well being a great grandfather to his grandchildren.

Dr. Cha holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with a Minor in Accounting from Northwood University in Michigan, a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, and earned his Doctorate Degree from Saint Mary University in Education with a focus on Leadership Theory and Higher Education.

He brings with him a wealth of experience in politics, business success and community service.  In the early 1990s, while living in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, Dr. Cha worked as an ESL teacher and Hmong Facilitator for the Fitchburg Public School System.  He also served the Hmong community from 1992 to early 2002 as the Volunteer Citizenship Director for the Hmong Lao Foundation of Fitchburg, helping the Hmong community there as an interpreter and translator.

Dr. Cha’s has been a successful owner/operator of several business both in Fitchburg, MA and in St. Paul, MN.  He previously owned Papa Chicken & More and The Whiskey Rack.  Currently, Dr. Cha and his wife, Dr. Yia Vang are the owner/operators of Purity Chiropractic Clinic in Saint Paul, MN.  Their clinic is a testimony to Dr. Cha and his wife’s “serving and treating one patient at time” mentality, hard work and passion to give back to the Hmong community.  Together, they have served on many boards and given not only their time, but contributed financially towards the well-being of the Hmong community in which they live.

In 2010, Dr. Cha received enough support to be a major candidate for one of the Minnesota State Senator seats.  Dr. Cha campaigned with a strong vision to create more jobs for the community, affordable education and housing for all Minnesotans.  He didn’t forget the Hmong people, he campaigned to work towards passing a Hmong Veterans Bill to help Hmong veterans from the Vietnam War as well.  Although he didn’t win, Dr. Cha helped put the State of Minnesota on notice that the Hmong cannot be ignored, that we are a force to be reckoned with, and that will be acknowledged.

Dr. Cha Yang has always had a passion to serve the Yang clan since he was a young boy.  Throughout his journey from a young man to the man he is now, he has given of himself by volunteering his time and giving financially to serve on various Yang clan boards.

Dr. Cha Yang’s vision and mission as the Board President of Yang Wang Meng USA, is to serve, protect, and unite all Yang families as well as to develop a sustainable financial resource across the United States of America.  To accomplish this, he will strive to obtain and complete the following goals:

  • To have a physical headquarter for a base of operation.
  • To have a representative in each State where Yang families resides.
  • To help our Yang families prosper and be self-sustaining through education, business resources and political outreach for our Yang communities across the US.
  • To unite all Yang families across the US to come together to work as one.
  • To be advocate for all Yang families with the other 17 clans.
  • To put a system in place to help develop our young political leaders succeed at the local and national level.
  • To develop a voting system for all Yang members to have a voice for YWMUSA elections.
  • To develop a plan for YWM USA to become a financial independent.

Together, we can achieve the impossible!

YANG WANG MENG USA CODE OF CONDUCT

INTRODUCTION

The Yang Wang Meng USA (YWMUSA) Code of Conduct is intended to provide its Board of Directors (Directors) with a set of best practices and guidelines with which the Directors agree to adhere to when joining YWMUSA.  Each Director will be required to comply with the Code of Conduct and also agree to be subjected to the various procedures and processes adopted by YWMUSA to deal with non-compliance and any on-going issues that may arise in connection with its Code of Conduct.  YWMUSA is committed to accomplishing its missions for the Yang clan and the Hmong community in every professional manner and in compliance with its Bylaws and any other governing rules, laws and policies.  The Board of Directors is authorized not only to develop and maintain this Code of Conduct, but to also establish and implement procedures and guidelines for the purpose of determining when violations or failures occur and for allowing the violating member to participate in a resolution and mediation process that is both reasonable and fair to the member.  The Code of Conduct represents a commitment by YWMUSA and its Directors to follow the ethical standards and best practices evidenced by the Code of Conduct at all times.

The activities outlined below are strictly prohibited.  Any board member who violates this Code is subject to discipline, up to and including removal from YWMUSA.

  1. Abusive languages, discourtesy or rudeness towards another board member, volunteer or participant.
  2. Possession or use of alcoholic beverages or illegal drugs on YWMUSA’s property/event or appearing at any YWMUSA’s event while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, except that at such event, the use of alcohol is an ordinary practice.
  3. Bring onto YWMUSA ‘s property dangerous or unauthorized materials such as explosives, firearms, weapons or other similar items.
  4. Verbal or physical harassment of another board member, volunteer or participant.
  5. Actual or threatened violence towards any individual or group.
  6. Conduct endangering the life, safety, health or well being of others.
  7. Failure to follow any YWMA’s policy or procedure, whether or not written within the Bylaws.
  8. Commit an adulterous affair while actively performing any act relating to YWMUSA’s duties or while on YWMUSA’s property.
  9. Use YWMUSA’s property for personal gain.
  10. Convict of any non-traffic crime. Examples of non-traffic crimes include but not limited to DWI, Disorderly Conduct, Domestic Assault, Assault, and Criminal Sexual Conduct.

YANG WANG MENG USA CODE OF ETHICS

PREAMBLE

Yang Wang Meng USA (YWMUSA) is dedicated to excellence and professionalism in the execution of its missions. The YWMUSA’s Code of Ethics provides a common set of professional ethical principles to which the Board of Directors (Directors) adheres in their organizational practice.  Based on the Yang clan’s traditions and values, the Code of Ethics reflects a commitment to promote ethical conduct in the performance of YWMUSA’s missions and to maintain the integrity of the Directors and the organization.  The Directors shall be truthful and act with integrity, shall foster respect for its members and the Hmong community that s/he serves, and shall promote procedural fairness in the content and administration of YWMUSA’s practices, processes, and policies.

As a member of the board, I WILL:

  1. Listen carefully to my board colleagues;
  2. Respect the opinions, decisions and votes of fellow board members;
  3. Respect and support majority decisions of the board;
  4. Recognize that all authority is vested in the full board only when it meets in legal sessions;
  5. Keep well informed about developments relevant to issues that may come before the board;
  6. Participate in board meetings and actions;
  7. Bring to the attention of the board any issues I believe will have an adverse effect on YWMUSA or those we serve;
  8. Convey the needs of those we serve to the YWMUSA, and convey the actions of the YWMUSA to those we serve;
  9. Refer complaints to the proper level on the chain of command;
  10. Recognize that my job is to ensure YWMUSA is well-managed, not to manage the YWMUSA;
    1. Consider myself a “trustee” of YWMUSA and do my best to ensure that it is well maintained, financially secure, growing and always operating in the best interests of those we serve;
    2. Always work to learn how to do my job better; and
    3. Declare conflicts of interest between my personal life and my position on the board, and abstain from voting or discussion when appropriate;

    As a member of the board, I WILL NOT:

    1. Criticize fellow board members inside or outside the boardroom;
    2. Use YWMUSA for my personal advantage or that of my friends or relatives;
    3. Discuss the confidential proceedings of the board outside the board room; and
    4. Promise before the meeting how I will vote on any issue.