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EAS BOARD 2016 - 2017
Denise Stueven (USA)
Dave Whymark (UK)
Carolyn Glaspie (USA)
Yamini Menezes (India)
Julie Ebrell (UK)
Hope Bloesch (Australia)
Co-Website Administrators
Gitte Doj (Denmark)
Co-Newsletter Editors
Debbie Kuo (USA)
Penny McColl (UK)
Isabella Kong (Denmark/Hong Kong)
Carl-Erik Beillon (Sweden)
Inger Povlich (USA)
Charlotte Deschacht (Belgium)
Co-Vendor Relations
Charity Committee Chairperson
Tracy Greene (USA)
Tai Tai Director
Raija Aflatuni (Finland)


Co-Presidents: chair the Board and meetings, act as Association representative when necessary, coordinate and direct Board activities. They will adhere to, enforce and update the Association By-laws. They will also appoint and oversee a Charity Sub-Committee, who will be responsible for researching needs and distributing earmarked EAS funds to decided charitable organizations.

Co-Treasurers: receive and disburse all funds, keep accurate books and accounts, and prepare a financial statement for presentation at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The Board will assign an auditor to verify the annual financial statement.

Co-Secretaries: prepare minutes of Board meetings with copies being delivered within two weeks to the Board members. They will take minutes at the AGM and all Extraordinary General Meetings.

Co-Website Administrators: update and maintain the website and promote EAS events through What's On in Suzhou and OPEN magazine.

Co-Newsletter Editors: publish EAS newsletter each month.

Co-Membership/Hospitality: maintain a current membership database and coordinate all membership activities, including introduction of new members, Ambassador program, and Language Companions program. .
• Ambassadors provide local EAS representation within various housing compounds.
• Language Companions support members for whom English is not their first language.

Co-Activities: arrange group activities and organize larger events held throughout the year.

Co-Vendor Relations: sign up vendors who are willing to sponsor charity events/offer discounts to EAS members

Charity Committee Chairperson:coordinate the efforts of the EAS Charity Committee to research needs and distribute funds to chosen organizations. The chairperson also facilitates a monthly charity committee meeting, coordinates the efforts to plan annual fundraising events and compiles periodic updates for the Sojourner as well as the End of Year Report.

Tai Tai Director: works with the appropriate officials to organize and coordinate all the Tai Tai tours and trips.

Parkway Health
Dulwich College Suzhou
Singhealth Medical
Renaissance Hotel Suzhou
Suzhou Singapore International School
iDaily Cafe
Stray Asia
Suzhou Vintage Wines Trading Co. Ltd
Suzhou Best Love
Kate & Kimi
A Petits Pas Family Services
Wings Salon
@ Ollie's Bar & Restaurant
Finland Home Cafe
ChinaBase Travel
Pam Fleur Florist
Dong Jia Pearl
Han Lin Mandarin
Nordic Treehouse KG
Justwin Law Firm
Mandarin House
OMay Med Center
New Concept Mandarin
Suzhou Marriott
Ganesh Indian Restaurant
MAXXA Fashion Hair Salon
OnoLife Spa
Thai Restaurant
MV Touch Clothing
Baby Bear
Love's Bakery
Lotus Spa & Salon
Per Bacco Italian Bistro
  • Lucy's Health & Beauty Salon
  • Casa Zoe
  • The Mediterranean
  • Hanya Language & Cultural Center
  • Yu Yi Japanese Restaurant
  • Frank´s Place
  • Silk Impression
  • Florian