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Club Events 2018

Program Chair: Liza Wong
(Please contact Liza to sign up as a committee member for the events below.)

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Membership Tea    [ Flyer ]

Sunday, January 28, 2018, 1:00pm - 3:30 pm
766 Vista Grande Ave., Los Altos  [ map ]

We all know what a wonderful organization Chi-Am is, so bring your friends and introduce them to your sisters in our social and service circle. Come savor a variety of appetizers, cakes, tea sandwiches, fruit trays and more with compliments of your Board Members. Join us and learn what the board is planning for 2018.

Chair: Sharon Lai
Committee: (2018 board members) Virginia Bakken, Sylvia Eng, Cleo Jong, Jenny Leung, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Teddy Sue, Linda Toda, Leslie Tomihiro, Eva Wong, Lisa Wong, Mary Ann Wong, Helen Yamauchi, Carol Yiu.

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Taste-N-Tell    [ Flyer ]

660 Towle Way, Palo Alto  [ Map ]
Saturday, February 17, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Members kick-off the year by sharing their favorite dishes. We normally celebrate this Taste and Tell event by encouraging everyone to bring dishes that they would make during the Chinese New Year.

LET'S do something a little different... since the club has recently published its own cookbook, wouldn't it be great if we could do a tasting of some of the published recipes.

Here are the categories from our Commemorative cookbook. Pick one from the following categories in the cookbook and share it with us.
Entrees: Chicken, Beef or Pork
Desserts will be provided by the committee.

Chair: Muriel Kao
Committee: Pauline Fong, Pat Lum, Shelly Sze, Joann Tanabe, Carol Fong, Miriam Ngai, Valerie Jeung, Sandy Joe, Joyce Tom

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Hakone Lunar New Year Celebration    [ Flyer ]

21000 Big Basin way, Saratoga,   [ Directions ]
Sunday, March 4, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Chi Am Circle is co-sponsoring Hakone's Year of the Dog Celebration.

Please join us at this year's Lunar New Year celebration at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. Hakone's Lunar New Year festival will include traditional Chinese food, music, performances, dance and other colorful festivities to welcome in the New Year. See Flyer for detatils.

Chair: Bev Harada

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FCSN Egg Hunt, Community Service Project   

Saturday, March 24, 11am - 1pm
FCSN South Bay Center, 1029 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose [ Map ]

The FCSN Community Service event is Easter egg hunt for special needs kids 8 years old and under. We will decorate baskets, do easter arts/crafts, help kids find eggs in the Easter egg hunt and serve refreshments. A fun community service event.

Chair: Liza Wong

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2018 Scholarship Award Dinner   [ Flyer ]

Thursday, May 17, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
China Stix Restaurant
2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
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This is our premier event highlighting the accomplishments of graduating Asian American high school students. Deserving students are honored with scholarships sponsored by Chi Am and individual Club members.

This year our guest speaker is Dion Lim. She is currently an anchor and reporter at KGO-TV, the ABC owned and operated station in San Francisco, California. She was named one of Broadcasting & Cable Magazine (B&C) 18 Top Leaders in TV Under 34. Dion was also voted Best TV Personality by Charlotte Magazine and named Best Morning Anchor in Kansas City. Dion is also known for her community involvement as well. Aside from her broadcast print, she has been published by the Huffington Post along with women's empowerment website Amy Poehler's Smart Girls. Dion recently signed a literary agency agreement with Full Circle Literary. She will be honoring our scholarship winners, and delivering a key note speech to the students.

Applicants will be notified by mid-to-late April whether they have been awarded a scholarship or not. All awardees must attend the annual scholarship dinner to receive their award.

The dinner will be held Thursday, May 17, 5:30 to 9 PM at China Stix restaurant. Dinner details are given in the flyer linked above. Awardees are guests of Chi Am Circle.

Scholarship Award Dinner is $27/person and will be increased to $30 after May 5th. Please send payment to Chi Am Circle, P.O.Box 2756, Cupertino, CA 95015 along with names of attendees.

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Scholarship Dinner Committee
Co-chairs: Gerrye Wong, Marichu Scanlon
Committee: Yuling Feng, EJ Hong, Sally Hsia, Sharon Lai, Maria Lu, Juliet Sham, Zeny Seid, Brenda Wong, Maelene Wong, Lari Yamaguchi

Scholarship Selection Committee
This committee develops scholarship selection criteria, solicits applicants, reviews submissions and selects award recipients to be honored at the scholarship dinner.
Chair: Carol Yiu
Committee: Alice Chi, Betty Garbern, Bev Harada, Cleo Jong, Elaine Yin, Ellen Lau, Eva Wong, Joyce Tom, Lisa Liu, Mae Fong, Paulette Curby, Rose Low, Shirley Pak, Susan Lee, Teddy Sue, Vanita Yuen, Verna Wong, Zeny Seid, Sylvia Eng, Nikki Chow

Scholarship Committee for Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
Committee: Sylvia Eng
Committee: Teddy Sue, Gerrye Wong, Liza Wong

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Relay for Life and Lunch, American Cancer Society  [ Flyer ]

Saturay, June 2, 10am - noon
Sunnyvale Middle School
1080 Mango Avenue, Sunnyvale   

Join our Chi Am Circle Team for a fun service project to walk with other teams to raise funds and awareness for cancer research for the American Cancer Society. This is a very casual event where one can socialize while walking as much as possible.

Please email if you would like to attend the Relay for Life Event on June 2nd. Wear your Chi Am red shirt if you have one, red shirt or other. Wear your walking shoes, bring your hat and sun glasses. Those interested will go out to lunch after the event.

On behalf of Team Chi Am Circle, we welcome an optional on-line donation of any amount to the American Cancer Society whether you walk or not. Please go to You can also make a donation by check on-line or make a check out payable to 'American Cancer Society' no later than June 2nd and mail to: Paulette Curby, 536 Castlerock Court, Sunnyvale, CA 94087. Donate is not required to walk.

Chair: Paulette Curby

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"Hawaiian Summer Luau  [ Flyer ]

Saturday, July 28, 11:30am - 4:00pm
47305 Galindo Dr, Fremont
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The Hawaiian Summer Luau is a themed social event for Chi Am members to invite family, friends and neighbors. We will have Hawaiian themed foods, entertainment, and activities. Wear your favorite Hawaiian attire to this summer event!

Summer Luau is $28/person and will be increased to $30 after July 22nd. Please send payment to Chi Am Circle, P.O.Box 2756, Cupertino, CA 95015 along with names of attendees.

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Name of Contact Person
Name of Attendee(s)

Co-chairs: Sharon Lai, Liza Wong
Committee: Sue Chan, Wanda Ching, Nancy Fong, Beverly Harada, Sandy Joe, Ginger Lai, Karen Lam, Sylvia Leung, Mary K Lim, Grace Luoh, Leslie Tomihiro, Maelene Wong, Eva Wong

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Back to School Backpack Drive   [ Map ]

Friday, August 17
Ben Painter Elementary School
500 Rough and Ready Road, San Jose

As a community service outreach, the committee will purchase, assemble, and fill 40 school backpacks with classroom supplies which will then be donated to students in a currently underserved school. This will be the second year that we will assemble and distribute backpacks to Ben Painter Elementary School in San Jose.

We welcome your donation to the Backpack Drive Program. You can donate online with credit card or PayPal. Donate Now

Chair: Teddy Sue, Carol Yiu
Committee: Nikki Chow, Sylvia Eng, Coleen Gee, Jennie Hong, Ginger Lai, Jenny Leung, Mary K Lim, Aurora Louie, Maria Lu, Ruth Lu, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Mary Ann Wong, Dorothy Wu, Maxine Yee, Helen Yamauchi

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Decorative Plate Craft  [ Flyer ]

Sunday, September 9, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga  [ Map ]

Learn to make a beautiful plate for decoration or as a serving dish. You will learn how to affix Asian fabric to a clear 10" glass plate. Impress your guests with your unique and colorful design plate.

Participation limited to Chi Am Members. Maximum of 30 participants. First come, first serve based on the time payments received. Sorry no refund in case of cancellation.

$10 per person includes plate, fabric, and supplies. Material pattern varies and selection is limited. Please send payment to Chi Am Circle, P.O.Box 2756, Cupertino, CA 95015 along with names of attendees.

Or pay online by filling out the information below and click the Buy Now button to continue.

**Any User with a PayPal account but not intending to use it for this transaction, should use another credit card and email address not tied to PayPal.

Name of Contact Member
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Chairs: Rose Low, Ginger Lai
Committee: Diana Chan, Debbie Gong-Guy, Aimee Leung, Lisa Liu, Aurora Louie, Marichu Scanlon, Mary Ann Wong, Helen Yamauichi

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Cooking and Lunch    [ Map ]

Friday, October 5, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara

Back by popular demand - a favorite - a hands-on cooking school experience in the kitchens of the Mission Cooking School. Teams will prepare and create different recipes of a full luncheon menu, and then sit to enjoy the bountiful lunch.

Chairs: Diana Chan
Committee: Birdie Adema, Virginia Baaken, Sue Chan, Sylvia Eng, Nancy Fong, Debbie Gong-Guy, Karen Lam, Sylvia Leung, Mary K Lim, Maria Lu, Marichu Scanlon, Juliet Sham, Leslie Tomihiro, Maelene Wong, Mary Ann Wong

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Disaster Preparedness   

Date, Time & Location TBD

Chi-Am will organize disaster preparedness education to ensure we have emergency plans in the event of such disasters such as earthquakes, fires, etc.

Chair: Ellen Lau

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LifeMoves, Community Service Project and General Meeting   

Saturday, November 4th, 1pm - 3pm, 766 vista Grande, Los Altos  [ Map ]

LifeMoves (formerly InnVision) offers temporary shelter for homeless families and offers assistance with finding stable housing and helps families return to self-sufficiency.

Please come and join for fun, food, friends! Bring any contributions (TBD) you may have and attend the general membership meeting to present the year 2019 board slate!

LifeMoves has a need for the following items: To be posted.

Please let Maria Lu or Jenny Leung know if you are able to attend.

Chair: Maria Lu, Jenny Leung
Committee: Debbie Gong-Guy, Jennie Hong, Aimee Leung, Mary K Lim, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Sandra Tang, Leslie Tomihiro, Barbara Why, Mary Ann Wong, Helen Yamauichi, Carol Yiu

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Installation Luncheon   

Saturday, December 1, 11:30am - 2:30pm, China Stix Restaurant, 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara   [ map ]

This is the ceremonial function whereby the outgoing Board is honored and the new Board is introduced. This committee handles the venue, menu, decor, candle ceremony, program and door prizes. Guests are welcome.

Committee: Yuling Feng, Barbara Why, and more

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Chi Am Cookbook Project   

Purchase Cookbook here at $25 each plus $8 shiping and handling or no charge for picking up. location to be announced.

This is a project to revise the original Chi-Am Cookbook developed over 40 years ago, and add favorite member recipes frequently requested to create a new updated treasured Chi-Am cookbook keepsake for sale. All proceeds to benefit the Chi-Am community service fund to help defray the costs of supporting other community based organizations.

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Chair: Liza Wong
Committee: Diana Chan, Sue Chan, Sylvia Eng, Pearl Lee

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