Program Chair: Liza Wong
(Please contact Liza to sign up as a committee member for the events below.)
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.
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
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
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
Thursday, May 17, 5:30pm - 9:00pm
China Stix Restaurant
2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara [ map ]
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.
More information on 2018 scholarship dinner will be available later.
Scholarship Dinner Committee
Co-chairs: Marichu Scanlon
Scholarship Selection Committee
This committee develops scholarship selection criteria, solicits applicants, reviews submissions and selects award recipients to be honored at the scholarship dinner.
Co-chairs: Carol Yiu
Scholarship Committee for Students with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder)
A new scholarship selection committee formed to develop criteria for ASD Scholarship Forms, selection criteria, and selecting and awarding students for the inaugural ASD Scholarships.
Committee: Sylvia Eng, Liza Wong
July & TBD
Join our Chi Am Circle Team for a fun service project to walk with other teams to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer research for the American Cancer Society. This is a very casual event where one can socialize while walking as much as possible. We will set up a tent displaying our Chi Am banner to promote our organization.
More information on the event. You can donate under our team on relay for life website, or write a check to American Cancer Society. Donate is not required to walk.
Friday, August TBD
The committee will again fill school backpacks with classroom supplies. A group of committee members will converge at the chosen Elementary School to assemble and fill the backpacks.
This year we will assemble and distribute backpacks to a school to be decided.
Chair: Teddy Sue, Carol Yiu
Chairs: Diana Chan
Chair: Virginia Bakken, Eva Wong
Chair: Ellen Lau
Chairs: Rose Low, Ginger Lai
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
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.
Chair: Gerrye Wong
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.
Chair: Liza Wong
Committee: Diana Chan, Sue Chan, Sylvia Eng, Pearl Lee