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April 22, 2022After a successful Annual General Assembly on March 26, 2022, the nine members of the Board of Trustees (BOT) held their first meeting on April 21, 2022. The purpose of the meeting is to elect Chairman of the Board and Executive Officers of the Board in accordance with IAA bylaws. Based on the consensus by all members of the BOT, Mr. Haris Koentjoro has been elected as the Chairman of the Board and the following persons have been elected as Executive Officers of the Board: Ms. Nadia Syahmalina as President.Mr. Victor Pattianakotta as Vice President.Ms. Butet Luhcandradini as Secretary.Ms. Endang Setyowati as Treasurer. Mr. Noerachmanto, Ms. Miemie Strickler, Mr. Oscar Zaky, and Mr. Marc Hoffman will serve as Regular Members of the Board. For more information about IAA, please visit our website at Contact us Email: Instagram: @indonesianamericandc Facebook: @indonesianamericandc [...]
January 28, 2022Starting today, you are able to pickup up to 3 (three) free N95 masks at the nearest federal pharmacies. Not long ago, Biden administration announced that it will deploy 400 million free N95 mask to the public. Now, the high-quality face coverings are starting to arrive at pharmacies and grocery stores. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, “Every person is allowed up to 3 free masks pending availability.” To find out where you can get your free N95 masks, visit [...]
January 27, 2022Calling DC residents!! You can now pickup two KN95 for free at COVID centers in DC area starting from January 28. At the District’s COVID Centers, individuals will also have access to vaccinations, boosters, and take-home rapid antigen tests as well as a new walk-up testing opportunity which will allow residents to administer and register a PCR test themselves. No appointment needed. You can walk-in to any ward listed below. Please note that any changes will be posted on DC’s official Covid update, so check regularly for updates. WardAddressSchedule1800 Euclid Street NWMonday: 10 am – 8 pmTuesday: 10 am – 8 pmWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: CLOSED2926 F Street NWMonday: 10 am – 8 pmTuesday: 10 am – 8 pmWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: CLOSED4Opening on Thursday, January 274704 13th Street NWMonday: 10 am – 8 pmTuesday: 10 am – 8 pmWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: CLOSED52350 Washington Place NE, Ste 105-NMonday: CLOSEDTuesday: 10 am – 8 pmWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: 9 am – 7 pm6507 8th Street, SEMonday: 10 am – 8 pmTuesday: CLOSEDWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: 9 am – 7 pm73925 Minnesota Avenue NEMonday: CLOSEDTuesday: 10 am – 8 pmWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: 9 am – 7 pm83640 Martin Luther King Jr Avenue SEMonday: 10 am – 8 pmTuesday: 10 am – 8 pmWednesday: 10 am – 8 pmThursday: 11 am – 9 pmFriday: 9 am – 7 pmSaturday: 10 am – 8 pmSunday: CLOSED [...]
January 22, 2022Calling all Montgomery County residents! You can get up to 4 free N-95 masks at 19 Montgomery County public libraries (MCPL) beginning January 21. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Jan. 14 updated its mask guidance to emphasize protection to prevent the spread of COVID-19. N-95, KN-95 and KF-94 respirators are masks that have been shown to provide higher levels of protection against COVID-19. “A key element that helps reduce community transmission is the wearing of a high-quality face covering,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “We know that masks work and having these higher quality face masks as compared to simple face coverings, increases protection. We have these masks available in our stockpile because we planned. I appreciate the work of our Department of Health and Human Services, emergency management, procurement and general services teams for getting them and thank our libraries for ensuring this distribution system is effective, efficient, and equitable.” The distribution of rapid at-home test kits will continue while supplies last. Residents may pick up four adult-sized ZYB-11 masks (a brand of n-95 mask) at 19 County libraries beginning Friday, Jan. 21. Child-size masks are not available. Supplies are limited and the masks will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. MCPL branches distributing masks from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Saturday, will be: Aspen HillChevy ChaseDamascusDavisGaithersburgLittle FallsPotomacSilver SpringWhite Oak MCPL branches distributing masks from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 3 to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday will be: Connie Morella (Bethesda)GermantownKensington ParkLong BranchMarilyn Praisner (Burtonsville)OlneyQuince OrchardRockvilleTwinbrookWheaton The masks being distributed at libraries were purchased directly by the County and deliveries will be ongoing as supplies last and the Omicron surge continues. When masks are available from the State, those masks will be integrated into the distribution process. More information about masks, testing and vaccination is available on the County’s COVID-19 website. [...]
January 22, 2022You can now get 4 free Covid-19 At-Home Tests! Order will usually ship in 7-12 days. A few things to keep in mind: Orders that take place on January 17th and 18th will be screened based on an Equitable Distribution Index (EDI) and COVID-19 risk factor ZIP Code list required and compiled by the White House and CDC. On January 19th, the White House order page will be open to all households nationally.Community-based organizations can assist community members in placing orders for their household (with permission). The information needed for the order is first name, last name and household address.One package of four COVID-19 rapid tests can be ordered per household.Your order cannot use a place of business address.If community members would like to track their package, an email address can be included. The same email address can be used to track multiple orders.Organizations cannot place bulk orders through this program as it is resident focused. To order yours, go to [...]
April 2, 2021Washington DC, April 1, 2020FEMA to Help Pay Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths – $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application In early April, FEMA will begin providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 for deaths related to coronavirus (COVID-19) to help ease some of the financial stress and burden caused by the pandemic. The policy was finalized, and FEMA is now moving rapidly to implement this funeral assistance program nationwide. “At FEMA, our mission is to help people before, during and after disasters,” said Acting FEMA Administrator Bob Fenton. “The COVID-19 pandemic has caused immense grief for so many people. Although we cannot change what has happened, we affirm our commitment to help with funeral and burial expenses that many families did not anticipate.” To be eligible for COVID-19 funeral assistance, the policy states: §  The applicant must be a U.S. citizen, non-citizen national, or qualified alien who incurred funeral expenses after Jan. 20, 2020 for a death attributed to COVID-19. §  If multiple individuals contributed toward funeral expenses, they should apply under a single application as applicant and co-applicant. FEMA will also consider documentation from other individuals not listed as the applicant and co-applicant who may have incurred funeral expenses as part of the registration for the deceased individual.  §  An applicant may apply for multiple deceased individuals. §  The COVID-19-related death must have occurred in the United States, including the U.S. territories and the District of Columbia. §  This assistance is limited to a maximum financial amount of $9,000 per funeral and a maximum of $35,500 per application.   §  Funeral assistance is intended to assist with expenses for funeral services and interment or cremation. In the coming weeks, a dedicated 800 number will be established to help individuals who apply. In the meantime, potential applicants are encouraged to start gathering the following documentation: §  An official death certificate that attributes the death to COVID-19 and shows that the death occurred in the United States. The death certificate must indicate the death “may have been caused by” or “was likely the result of” COVID-19 or COVID-19-like symptoms. Similar phrases that indicate a high likelihood of COVID-19 are considered sufficient attribution. §  Funeral expense documents (receipts, funeral home contract, etc.) that include the applicant’s name, the deceased individual’s name, the amount of funeral expenses and dates the funeral expenses were incurred. §  Proof of funds received from other sources specifically for use toward funeral costs.  Funeral assistance may not duplicate benefits received from burial or funeral insurance, financial assistance received from voluntary agencies, federal/state/local/tribal/territorial government programs or agencies, or other sources. [...]
November 29, 2020IAA Celebrates #GivingTuesday Contact: Indonesian American Association (IAA) IAA Celebrates #GivingTuesday and Pledges to Continue the Food Access Program Washington DC, Nov 28th, 2020 – This #GivingTuesday, IAA is committed to help the Indonesian American community going through the Covid-19 pandemic. #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. Following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, this year’s #GivingTuesday will take place on Dec 1st and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. This year, IAA’s is showing a strong commitment to assist the Indonesian American community with food insecurity during the Covid-19 pandemic. IAA recently leased a warehouse to enable IAA run the Food Access program more regular with culturally-appropriate food. As a non-profit, running any program requires expenditures, and for that IAA requests your support on #GivingTuesday. IAA is requesting your donation to assist with the program, and this year Facebook is providing $7M matching donation. That means, for a $20 donation, IAA will receive $40. The first $2M matching will be done on Tuesday until the money runs out, and the remaining $5M will be a 10% matching. IAA is also doing a membership drive, and for a donation of $20 you will become a member of IAA for one year. A $100 donation will get you a lifetime member of IAA. As a member of IAA, you will get priority access to IAA paid events, and you get discounted rate to use the new IAA facility. Those who are interested in joining IAA’s #GivingTuesday initiative can visit // For more details about the #GivingTuesday movement, visit the #GivingTuesday website (, Facebook page (// or follow @GivingTues and the #GivingTuesday hashtag on Twitter. About IAA IAA (Indonesian American Association) is a registered non-profit, charitable organization founded by Indonesian Diaspora in the Washington DC area, whose goals is to empower and build a stronger Indonesian diaspora community through education, community development, business empowerment, and collaboration with other communities. More about IAA at // To donate to IAA’s Giving Tuesday, send your donation through PayPal to About IAA Food Access Program To see what IAA is doing to help the community during the Covid-19 pandemic, please watch this short 4 minute video. To learn more about #GivingTuesday participants and activities or to join the celebration of giving, please visit: Website: Facebook: Twitter: [...]
April 1, 2016To introduce IAA to a larger community, IAA President Oscar Zaky attended the USINDO Annual Gala Dinner where they invited the Indonesian Vice President Mr. Jusuf Kalla to give a speech.   [...]
March 15, 2016Education is very important for any community. Many communities lacks funding to get their youth get a college degree. One way to overcome that situation is by using scholarships. The followings are some of the scholarships that are available for the community: [...]
January 31, 2016After formally elected the new Board of Trustees, it’s time to hand over the new Board of Trustees the responsibility. The outgoing BoT and incoming BoT got together for a meeting, take care of some paperworks, and completed the leadership transfer. Thank you for the outgoing BoT for their service, and we hope they continue to support IAA in making the Indonesian Community better. [...]