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Club Events 2017

Program Chair: Liza Wong & Leslie Tomihiro

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Membership Tea   [ Flyer ]

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 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 2017.

Chair: Maria Lu, Laura Ah Thye
Committee: (2017 board members) Birdie Adema, Laura Ah Tye, Sylvia Eng, Ginger Lai, Sharon Lai, Alice Lee, Jenny Leung, Rose Low, Maria Lu, Kelly Matsuura, Marichu Scanlon, Zeny Seid, Teddy Sue, Joyce Tom, Eva Wong, Lisa Wong, Mary Ann Wong, Helen Yamauchi, Carol Yiu.

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Hakone Lunar New Year Celebration  [ Flyer ]

21000 Big Basin way, Saratoga,   [ Directions ]
Sunday, February 19, 11:00am - 3:00pm

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

Please join us at this year's Lunar New Year celebration at Hakone Gardens in Saratoga, CA. Hakone's Year of the Rooster 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
Committee: Carolyn Jow, Jeanne Kwong, Ginger Lai, Sandy Norris, Shirley Pak, Dorothy Sui, Kathy Tjader

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Taste-N-Tell  [ Flyer ]

47305 Galondo Dr., Fremont  [ Map ]
Please Note New DATE & TIME: Sunday, February 26, 12:30am - 3:00pm

Members kick-off the year by sharing their favorite dishes. We would suggest that members and friends
Whose last names starts from A to G(inclusive), please bring any of the following dishes made of:
chicken or pork;
Whose last name starts from H to K(inclusive), please bring the following dishes made of:
Whose last names starts from L to T(inclusive), please bring any of the following dishes made of:
Whose last name starts from V to Z, please bring the following dishes made of:
Desserts will be provided by the committee.

Chair: Miriam Ngai & Carol Fong
Committee: Ruby Fong, Debbie Gong-Guy, Muriel Kao, Alice Lee, Susan S. Lee, Aimee Leung, Mary K. Lim, Shirley Pak, Frances Quon, Shelly Sze, Lillian Wong, Mary Ann Wong, Maelene Wong

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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   [ Flyer ]

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.

This year our guest speaker is Vic Lee, veteran news reporter on ABC7 News. He has won numerous Emmys and recognition awards at both local and national levels. He will be honoring our scholarship winners, and delivering a key note speech to the students.

The deadline for submissions was March 10, 2017. Applications are no longer being accepted.

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 11, 5:30 to 9 PM at China Stix restaurant. Dinner details are given in this flyer. Awardees are guests of Chi Am Circle.

Scholarship Award Dinner is $27/person and will be increased to $30 after May 1st. Please send payment to Chi Am Circle, P.O.Box 2756, Cupertino, CA 95014 along with names of attendees.

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

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Name of Contact Person
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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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Carmel Summer Trip & Dining   

June or July
Time & Location: TBD

This is a lovely summer day social outing for members, friends and families to socialize in a relaxed outdoor summer setting. Transportation will be arranged to travel from the South Bay down the scenic route to Carmel, stopping off at scenic spots in Monterey, 17 mile drive, Pebble Beach, and strolling down the streets of Carmel. A group lunch will be organized at a restaurant.

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

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Progressive Lunch    

Saturday, July 8, noon - 2:30 pm
Location: Appetizers - Antonia Tu's home - demo by Mabel Lai
Entree & Desserts - Diana Chan's home - 1240 Normandy Lane, Los Altos Hills  

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.

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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Back to School Backpack Drive   

Friday, August 25
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

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. 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  

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

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!

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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FCSN, Community Service Project   

Date & Time TBD
FCSN South Bay Center, 3675 Payne Avenue, San Jose

The FCSN Community Service event will be held at FCSN’s new South Bay center. Come and spend a couple of hours helping kids with Autism Spectrum Disorder to work on a special craft and dance to music. We look forward to working with these kids!


Chair: Liza Wong
Committee: Diana Chan, Wendy Fong, Sacha Hattori, Sylvia Eng, Teddy Sue

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LifeMoves Bedding/Pillow Drive 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.

As part of Chi Am's community outreach, attendees donate new pillows and/or very gently used twin or full size sheets to LifeMoves to share in the satisfaction of helping others while enjoying the camaraderie of your Chi Am sisters.

Share a warm cup of tea and light refreshments. Please RSVP Maria Lu or Jenny Leung if you able to attend.

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

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Installation Luncheon      

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.

Cost TBD. Deadline for Reservations: TBD

Chair: Carol Yiu & Birdie Adema
Committee: Laura Ah Tye, Sally Hsia Broberg, Pinky Chan, Wanda Ching, EJ Hong, Sylvia Leung, Linda Toda, Sophie Tsang, Wendy Tsoi, Lisa Wang, Maggie Zheng

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Chi Am Cookbook Project   

Date: Completion Nov 2017

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, Debbie Gong-Guy, Mabel Lai, Pearl Lee, Sylvia Leung

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