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Club Events 2018

Program Chair: Liza Wong

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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

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

Club Events 2017

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Painting, Bubbly and Hors d'oeuvres  

Bottle and Bottega Studio
2125 S Winchester Blvd Suite 110, Campbell   [ direction ]
Saturday, March 18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Grab a few Chi Am sisters and come join us for this fun creative social event! Our private "follow the artist" paint party will be very similar to "Paint Night". We will each paint on a 16x20 canvas our own master work of art under the step by step guidance of a Bottle and Bottega art instructor. All art supplies are provided by Bottle and Bottega and we only need to show up with our own snacks and be ready to paint! Wine and beer are available for purchase. NO ART SKILLS REQUIRED!

Cost: $25. Register and PAY ONLINE now. Password: happy

Deadline to RSVP is March 5.

Image selection will be group voted on from this link: PAINTING-OPTIONS

Chair: Leslie Tomihiro
Committee: Laura Ah Tye, Marichu Scanlon, ....(Signup for this fun committee. More the merrier!)

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2017 Scholarship Award Dinner   

Thursday, May 11, 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.

More information on 2018 scholarship dinner will be available early next year.

Scholarship Dinner Committee
Co-chairs: Gerrye Wong & Sharon Lai
Committee: Laura Ah Tye, Shelly Cen, Sandra Joe-Young. Sharon Lai, Karen Lam, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Marichu Scanlon, Sophie Tsang, Brenda Hee Wong, Lisa Wang, Liza 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.
Co-chairs: Lisa Liu, Verna Wong
Committee: Alice Chi, Paulette Curby, Mae Fong, Betty Garbern, Bev Harada, Cleo Jong, Ellen Lau, Pearl Lee, Susan Lee, Rose Low, Shirley Pak, Teddy Sue, Joyce Tom, Laura Ah Tye, Lisa Wang, Eva Wong, Helen Yamauchi, Elaine Yin, Carol Yui, Vanita Yuen

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, Pearl Lee, Teddy Sue, Gerrye Wong, Liza Wong

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Progressive Lunch    [ Flyer ]

Saturday, July 8, noon - 2:30 pm
Location: Appetizers - demo by Mabel Lai at Antonia's home, 26805 Palo Hills Dr, Los Altos Hills  [ Map ]
Entree & Desserts at Diana Chan's home, * 12840 Normandy Lane, Los Altos Hills  [ Map ]

Please note a correction to Diana's address above.

Back by popular demand, the Chi Am Progressive Lunch will feature cooking demos at TWO homes. At Antonia Tu's home, watch how to make delectable appetizer specialties from our own Mabel Lai. Then travel nearby to the home of Healthy and Easy cooking expert - Diana Chan - who will demo the ease of cooking a healthy and tasty entree and delicious desserts.

Progressive Lunch is $28/person and RSVP by June 24th. Limited to 30 attendees so hurry to sign up. 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 Person
Name of Attendee(s)

Chairs: Diana Chan, Aimee Yan
Committee: Birdie Adema, Mabel Lai, Ellen Lau, Antonia Tu, Eva Wong, Dorothy Wu, Helen Yamauchi

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Relay for Life, American Cancer Society  

Saturday, July 15, 10:00am
Cupertino High School, 10100 Finch Avenue, Cupertino  [ Map ]

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 around Cupertino High School. 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.

Chair: Paulette Curby

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FCSN, Community Service Project   

Saturday, August 19
FCSN South Bay Center, 1029 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose

The FCSN Community Service event will be held at FCSN's new South Bay center, where Chi Am will sponsoring a Joint Garage Sale Fundraiser - all proceeds benefit FCSN programs as well as Chi-Am Scholarships. Chi Am and FCSN members will donate goods for the fundraiser. Invite friends to come and do some fun shopping to benefit the two programs. All leftover donations will go to support Hope Services and the Cupertino Senior Center.

Chair: Ginger Lai, Carol Yiu

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Carmel Summer Trip & Lunch   [ Flyer ]

Sunday, August 27, 8:30am - 6:00pm
Location: Carmel Area

8:30am, meet at the Cupertino Marina Foods parking lot, 10122 Bandley Drive, Cupertino [ Map ]. We'll return to the same location at 6pm.

Come join us for a fun-filled day in Carmel and Monterey. The comfortable chartered bus will take us to Point Lobos state park for a leisure walk where forest meets the ocean. We will dine at Bistro Beaujolais on Ocean Avenue and do some window or retail shopping on Ocean Avenue in Carmel. We will complete our day trip by strolling at the Old Fisherman's Wharf in Monterey.

Chartered bus ride is $35/person. 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 Pay 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 to avoid errors.

Name of Attendee(s)

Chair: Sharon Lai, Eva Wong
Committee: Sally Hsia Broberg, Sacha Hattori

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Back to School Backpack Drive   [ Map ]

Friday, August 25, 2pm
Painter Elementary School, 500 Rough and Ready Road, San Jose

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 Painter Elementary School in San Jose.

Chair: Teddy Sue
Committee: Coleen Gee, Jennie Hong, Jenny Leung, Ginger Lai, Mary K. Lim, Aurora Louie, Maria Lu, Ruth Lu, Shirley Pak, Barbara Why, Maelene Wong, Dorothy Wu, Carol Yiu

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"Money Today, Gone Tomorrow" An Estate Planning Seminar & Lunch   

Saturday, September 16, 2:00 pm
13201 Wright Way, Los Altos Hills [ Map ]

Chi Am member EJ Hong will be educating members on the necessity to protect oneself with a estate plan, living trust, wills, etc. She will share updates to the new laws. Come to learn how to make sure you are properly protected!

Chair: Sylvia Eng & Helen Yamauchi
Committee: Gloria Hom, Val Jeung, Jeanne Kwong, Mabel Lai, Susan Lee, Sylvia Leung, Eva Wong, Maxine Yee, Carol Yiu

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Casino Royale Masquerade Dinner  [ Flyer ]

Sunday, October 15, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant, 10123 N Wolfe Road, Cupertino  [ Map ]

This is a fun Masquerade themed social dinner event for Chi Am members to invite family, friends and neighbors. We will have a sumptuous Chinese banquet, along with a masquerade parade, surprise entertainment, and a Casino Royale event with all your favorite games, mah-jong, and bingo and prizes too! A cocktail attire event not to be missed!

Registration is closed.

Co-chairs: Helen Kwan & Liza Wong
Committee: Mae Fong, Pauline Fong, Beverly Harada, Jennie Hong, Mabel Lai, Sharon Lai, Edith Lee, Margarite Lee, Aurora Louie, Kelly Matsuura, Zeny Seid, Joanne Tanabe, Leslie Tomihiro, Wendy Tsoi, Eva Wong, Maelene Wong, Dorothy Wu, Jeannie Wu, Carol Yiu, Sandra Joe Young

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LifeMoves Bedding Drive and General Meeting   [ Flyer ]

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 you may have for the bedding drive and attend the general membership meeting to present the year 2018 board slate!

LifeMoves has a need for the following items: New or Gently Used Twin Sheet Sets (i.e., Fitted Sheet, Flat Sheet, plus Standard Size Pillow Cases); New Standard Size Pillows; Large Diapers (Sizes 4, 5, and 6) and Pull ups; New or Gently Used Blankets.

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

Chair: Maria Lu & Jenny Leung
Committee: Virginia Bakken, Paulette Curby, Bev Harada, Sacha Hattori, Jennie Hong, Alice Lee, Rose Low, Ruth Lu, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Kathy Tjader, Maxine Yee, Carol Yiu

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Installation Luncheon   [ Flyer ]

Saturday, December 2, 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: Linda Toda & Birdie Adema
Committee: Laura Ah Tye, Pinky Chan, Wanda Ching, EJ Hong, Sylvia Leung, Shirley Pak, Sophie Tsang, Wendy Tsoi, Lisa Wang, Helen Yamauchi, Maggie Zheng

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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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