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Club Events 2021

Program Chair: Nikki Chow & Eva Wong

Please click here to sign up online as committee members for the events below
or contact Nikki & Eva to sign up.
Chi Am members must serve on a minimum of one general committee during the year.

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SIP, Chi Am Showcase    

Sunday, January 17, 2020, 3:00pm - 4:00pm  

Chi Am Showcase: Presidents message, Chi Am 2021 Year in Review Video, Ikebana Demo (Ellen Lau). Join us in Zoom and learn what the board is planning for 2021.

Chair: Nikki Chow & Eva Wong
Committee: Nikki Chow, Rebecca Feng, Eva Wong, Juliet Sham, Linda Toda, Aimee Yan
Zoom Tech Support: Juliet Sham

The following are 2020 events. To be updated later!

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55th Anniversary Legacy Gala   

Sunday, February 23, 5pm - 10:30pm
Sheraton Palo Alto, 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto [ Map ]

Chi Am Circle Celebrates 55 years! Come join a fun night of Celebrations!

Deadline Extended: because of the busy holiday season, the deadline date for sending in Early Bird $125 checks for the Legacy Gala has been extended to Jan. 5, 2020 and $135 by Jan. 6 - Feb. 1, 2020.

For more information and reserve your space please go to our Legacy Gala page...

Chair: Sandy Joe, Helen Kwan, Eva Wong
Committee: Nikki Chow, Sylvia Eng, Rebecca Feng, Bev Harada, Sharon Lai, Ellen Lau, Jenny Leung, Rose Lo, Maria Lu, Kelly Matsurra, Shirley Pak, Juliet Sham, Liza Wong, Mary Wong, Zeny Seid

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2020 Scholarship Award Dinner   

The May 18th Scholarship Dinner Award Ceremony has been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of the uncertainty of the COVID-19 corona virus, the rules of behavior presently being enforced to contain the virus, and the possible health risks to our students, members, sponsors, and guests, the Scholarship Dinner, scheduled for Monday, May 18, has been cancelled. Alternate plans to honor our scholarship recipients will be communicated as soon as they become available.

Monday, May 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
China Stix Restaurant
2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara
  [ map ]   CANCELLED

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.

The speaker of the event is Anne Raimondi - Tech Executive, Investor, and Stanford University Graduate School of Business Lecturer.

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.

Awardees are guests of Chi Am Circle.

Scholarship Dinner Committee
Co-chairs: Marichu Scanlon, Bev Harada
Committee: Virginia Bakken, Sharon Lai, Jenny Leung, Mary K Lim, Maria Lu, Shirley Pak, Kelly Matsuura

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: Lisa Liu and Carol Yiu
Committee: Angie Chiu, Nikki Chow, Paulette Curby, Sylvia Eng, Mae Fong, Bev Harada, Ellen Lau, Susan L. Lee, Rose Low, Maria Lu, Shirley Pak, Zeny Seid, Teddy Sue, Eva Wong, Verna Wong, Wendy Yee, Vanita Yuen

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

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Online Shelter-in-Place (SIP) Series via Zoom:  

This is ChiAm online SIP series where we have fun SIPping beverages, learning something new, and connecting with each other during this SIP time.

Committee: Nikki Chow, Rebecca Feng, Eva Wong, Juliet Sham, Linda Toda, Aimee Yan
Zoom Tech Support: Juliet Sham

SIP & Sketch - enjoy your favorite beverage and learn to sketch a box and a mug.
May/17 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:15 pm
Instructor: Ryan (Nikki's nephew), Master of Architecture, June 2020
Hosts: Nikki Chow, Juliet Sham

SIP & Sew - enjoy your favorite beverage and learn to sew face masks
May /24 (Sunday) 4 pm - 5 pm
Instructor: Liza Liu
Hosts: Juliet Sham

SIP & Snip - Want to watch a live demo on how to trim your hubby's/son's hair or your own bangs? Join us to learn how to stay well groomed during this Shelter In Place. Bring your favorite beverage to SIP and learn to trim hair, and share a bit about the beverage you are SIPping!
June/14 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4 pm
Instructor: Nikki Chow
Hosts: Eva Wong

SIP & Clip (Art) - This workshop will teach and demonstrate how to compose a flyer in Microsoft Word using text, graphics, photos, and layout shortcuts. Many of the skills can be used to create greeting cards.
July/19 (Sunday) 3 pm- 4 pm
Instructor: Linda Toda
Hosts: Eva Wong

SIP & Travel - Feeling stranded at home? Had to scrap your summer and winter travel plans? Want to explore the vast possibilities of travelling once we are safe to do so?
Aug/16 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4 pm
Moderator: Sylvia Eng
Speakers: Muriel Kao - Iran, a place that many members have not been
Teddy Sue - Israel, a dream pilgrimage
Sylvia Eng - RV Travelling, another mode of transportation for a different travel experience

SIP & Mixology - It's hot and muggy and you are stuck indoors. Imagine sipping cocktails by the Infinity pool of Marina Bay Sands in Singapore or sitting on a terrace overlooking Piazza San Marco, Venice. Come join us for a live demo and learn to make Asian-themed cocktails and refreshing Spritzers. We will also demo Saganaki, a showstopping Greek appetizer of flaming fried cheese!
Sep/20 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4 pm
Instructor: Nikki Chow, Lisa Liu
Hosts: Eva Wong

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SIP & Cake Decorating - Get creative and decorate cakes.
Oct/18 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4 pm
Instructor: Karen and Kiana George
Hosts: TBD

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SIP Birthday Celebration Series:  

SIP virtual birthday party. Every first Sunday of the month at 3pm, the Hospitality Team will host a virtual, online Birthday Party to honor members who will celebrate a birthday for that month. Drop in as your schedule permits. Share your favorite birthday memories, photos, and/or wishes, hopes, and dreams for the future! Every month, in the newsletter, there will be an announcement of the virtual birthday party for the next month, along with a sign up link. All members are welcome to join in. A Zoom conference link will be sent the night before the virtual party to registrants.

June/7 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:30 pm
July/5 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Aug/5 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:30 pm
Sep/6 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:30 pm  Sign Up Here for September Birthday Celebration
Oct/2 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:30 pm  Sign Up Here for Quarterly Birthday Celebration (October, November & December)
Hosted by: Hospitality Team: Aimee Yan and Juliet Sham

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Back to School Backpack Drive  [ Flyer ]

Ben Painter Elementary School
500 Rough and Ready Road, San Jose
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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.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we will not assemble backpacks with school supplies as in the past. However, returning students will need our help now more than ever. Please consider donating funds to purchase paper, notebooks, pens, backpacks by clicking DONATE below.

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: Fanny Armstrong, Nikki Chow, Jennie Hong, Ginger Lai, Sharon Lai, Jenny Leung, Mary K Lim, Pat Lum, Kelly Matsuura, Eva Wong, Wendy Yee

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LifeMoves, Community Service Project   [ Flyer ]

Accepting Donations until Monday, November 9th  

LifeMoves offers temporary shelter for homeless families, single adults, and veterans. It offers assistance with finding housing, and helps families return to self-sufficiency.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be a meeting to assemble and prepare our donations. Instead, your donations can be dropped off at either Maria Lu's or Jenny Leung's home anytime between now and November 9th. All contributions, including checks, will get delivered to LifeMoves around November 10th. As part of Chi Am's community outreach, we hope you can help out in contributing to the drive!

Please see the flyer for donation details.

Chair: Maria Lu, Jenny Leung
Committee: Virginia Bakken, Debbie Gong-Guy, Jennie Hong, Sharon Lai, Ellen Lau, Alice Lee, Susan S Lee, Aimee Leung, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Juliet Sham, Wendy Tsoi, Barbara Why, Eva Wong, Mary Ann Wong, Maxine Yee

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Installation Luncheon   

Dec 5, Saturday, 3 pm - 4 pm

This is the ceremonial function whereby the outgoing Board is honored and the new Board is introduced. Please join us to welcome the 2021 board members.

Due to COVID-19 this ceremony will be online. Members will be notify of the details through email.

Committee: Sharon Lai, Carol Yiu

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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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