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06/04/20 Margaret Wong, Esq.

Margaret W. Wong, managing partner of Margaret W. Wong & Associates, LLC, with more than 40 years of experience in immigration and nationality law, and legal practice management, was born in Hong Kong, China, and came to the United States for education. Margaret Wong has built her immigration law firm, nationally and internationally renowned for its ability to successfully represent clients and companies in obtaining the immigration status they or their employees seek. Based on her own experience of obtaining a Green Card and U.S. citizenship under U.S. immigration law, Margaret Wong recognized that companies and individuals need sound guidance in this highly regulated sometimes frustrating regulatory area. Her clients rely on the firm’s wide variety of spoken languages, including Albanian, Arabic, Cantonese, Creole Patois, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Polish, Romanian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese.

A frequently sought-after speaker and author regarding a broad range of immigration topics, she is the author of The Immigrant’s Way, available in English, Chinese, Korean, and Spanish, in Kindle and paperback. Margaret Wong frequently speaks at law schools and other organizations across the United States, including as adjunct law professor at Case Western Reserve University Law School, Seminar Chair at the Federal Bar Association, and as award recipient at the State University of New York (SUNY) Buffalo School of Law.

Co-Chair of the Immigration Law Committee of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), Margaret Wong has won numerous awards, including two for philanthropy – the Margaret Ireland Award from the Cleveland Women’s City Club and the 1997 Creative Philanthropy Award from the Women’s Community Foundation. Crain’s Cleveland

Margaret Wong is a civic leader who educates and inspires others. While she was serving as the first Asian-American president of the Cleveland Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, the Cleveland chapter won the coveted Chapter Activity Award. The Ohio Supreme Court appointed her a charter member of the Continuing Legal Education Commission for attorneys, where she is currently serving as a member of its Racial Task Force. She has presented numerous seminars on immigration and naturalization law for bar associations and the public.

Committed to giving something back to the community and to mentoring young professionals, Ms. Wong has volunteered her time and expertise on boards of diverse organizations, including Notre Dame College, Cuyahoga Community College Foundation, Northeast Ohio Commission on Higher Education, Cleveland Bar Foundation, Ohio State Bar Foundation, American Immigration Lawyers Association, Asian Bar Association, Town Hall, University Hospitals Health System, St. Vincent Hospital Health Care System, United Way Services, and the Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University Law School Advisory Boards.

Location:
The City Club of Cleveland
850 Euclid Avenue, 2nd Floor 
Cleveland, OH 44114

Time:
11:30 a.m. – Register & lunch buffet open
Program begins at noon.

REGISTRATION:
Tickets:

$250/table of 10
$25/individual ticket

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT OPEN 1.10.20

Cancellation Policy: If you reserve and are unable to attend, please call the office (216-589-9852) to cancel by noon the Monday prior to the luncheon to avoid being charged for the event. No refund will be given if reservations are canceled after 12:00 p.m. the Monday prior to the luncheon.

CANCELLED -4/30/20 Holly Schapker, Artist

Due to concerns regarding novel coronavirus (COVID-19) The First Friday Club of Cleveland has cancelled this event.

Spirituality and the Creative Artist

Holly Schapker has been a painter for 30 years and has a passion for  spirituality and the creative process.  She believes that art has a special way of piercing the artist’s heart as well as it’s viewers. She sees herself “as an evangel-artist of sorts, trying to awaken hearts through truth and beauty.”  Many of her works pay homage to the masterpieces of great painters of their time. It is her desire to honor these artists for their work, and  to continue their efforts of celebrating creation with her own contributions. She likes to think  “that she is  contributing to the ongoing conversation among artists across time and space with her imperfect and yet God given talents. Her paintings in her current collection portray Mary in a multitude of times, cultures, styles,

To view Holly’s work click here.

FIRST FRIDAY CLUB OF CLEVELAND RAFFLE:

 

Maryiam 
Artist – Holly Schapker
Framed giclée 11×14
Value: $350
Raffle Ticket: $20

 

Holly Schapker has donated a copy of one of her paintings of the Virgin Mary (Maryiam, pictured above), and we will be raffling it off when we resume our monthly meetings.  You do not need to be in attendance to win.  If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, please email our administrator at admin@firstfridayclubcleveland.org .

All proceeds to benefit the First Friday Club of Cleveland