The following was posted on another thread:
CAPT's name has always been problematic. When I first joined the CAPT EC, there was only one -- 1 -- person on the committee who literally fit the bill. The rest of us were Taiwanese, Taiwanese-returnees, Parachute kids, TAS brats, a Korean-American, and a Filipino (uh, that was me). Granted, there was no "non-ethnic Asian" -- although when I left to focus on ORIENTED, I handed over to one (although he is not "trash", he is most definately white and he still is white as far as I can tell)
Everyone back then wanted to change the name or did not have a problem in changing it. The problem was that we flat that changing the name meant sacrificing CAPT's history, too. CAPT 1 (the 1992 version), for all its shortcomings, is remembered as very successful and effective. When its level of success was considered too difficult a standard to maintain, it was shelved.
When CAPT was resurrected, on the back of everyone's mind was that it did not need to seek the same goals as the original. CAPT 2 became a scaled down version of CAPT 1.
I argue that the success of ORIENTED.com (visit www.orientedhappyhours.com to see what I mean) scales down CAPT 2 even more.
Btw, the most popular proposed name for CAPT back then was Greater China Professionals (GCP). When I rejoined CAPT last year while I was in grad school, there was no longer any talk about changing the name -- although the EC had turned over twice by then, so almost all the officers had long accepted the name. I did make it a point to not use the name Chinese-American Professionals in Taiwan at all. Indeed, you will not see it spelled out on its website.
I think that if an organization called WBHEEW'sABNCAPT was indeed formed, it should consider a shorter name
Although I am no longer part of the CAPT EC, I am still a CAPT member -- I'm on the e-mail list (and there are no dues ). I hope CAPT redefines itself, especially since ORIENTED.com has effectively usurped CAPT's position.