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Club Events 2020

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

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Membership Tea    [ Flyer ]

Sunday, January 18, 2020, 1:00pm - 3:30 pm
Vickie Ching's Home, 63 Crescent Dr., Palo Alto  [ 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 2020.

Chair: Helen Yamauchi & Zeny Seid
Committee: (2020 board members) Nikki Chow, Sylvia Eng, Debbie Gong-Guy, Sharon Lai, Jenny Leung, Mary K. Lim, Kelly Matsuura, Juliet Sham, Teddy Sue, Linda Toda, Leslie Tomihiro, Wendy Tsoi, Eva Wong, Lisa Wong, Verna Wong, Aimee Yan, Carol Yiu

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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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Our Daily Bread Community Service Project   

Monday, March, 10:30am - 12:30pm
St. Thomas Episcopal Church Dining Hall, 231 Sunset Avenue Sunnyvale [ Map ]

Our Daily Bread (ODB) is a non-profit community-supported outreach program of St. Thomas Episcopal Church that serves free hot meals three days a week to hungry people without qualification or restriction.

Our voluteer group of Chi Am members will help to serve meals to the needy. Come and join this group of volunteers for a rewarding experience. Wear comfortable shoes. If you have an apron with pockets, bring it with you (optional).

Chair: Jenny Leung

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FCSN Community Service Project   

April, 1pm - 4pm
FCSN South Bay Center, 1029 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose [ Map ]

Community Service with FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs) - Easter & Spring activities. Come out and help young children ages 3-9 years old with a Easter egg hunt and spring craft activities.

Chair: Liza Wong
Committee: Nikki Chow, Sylvia Eng, Debbie Gong-Guy, Sharon Lai, Kelly Matsurra, Marichu Scanlon, Teddy Sue

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2019 Scholarship Award Dinner   [ Flyer ]

Monday, May 20, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

Guest speaker is Kim Delevett. She is the Community Affairs & Grassroots Region Leader of Southwest Airlines. The speaker 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.

Awardees are guests of Chi Am Circle.

Scholarship Award Dinner is $28/person and will be increased to $32 after May 5th. 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.

Name of Contact Person
Name of Attendee(s)

Scholarship Dinner Committee
Co-chairs: Gerrye Wong, Ginger Lai
Committee: Juliet Shum, Jennie Chan, Marichu Scanlon, Brenda Wong, Chary Ebuen, Adrienne Lee, Ellen Lau, Barbara Why, Helen Yamauchi

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, Paulette Curby, Sylvia Eng, Mae Fong, Betty Garbern, Bev Harada, Cleo Jong, Ellen Lau, Susan L. Lee, Lisa Liu, Rose Lo, Maria Lu, Shirley Pak, Zeny Seid, Teddy Sue, Eva Wong, Verna Wong, Elaine Yin, Vanita Yuen

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

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Back to School Backpack Drive  [ Flyer ]

Friday, August 16
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.

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, Rose Low, Maria Lu, Kelly Matsuura, Leslie Tomihiro

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Craft Day - Ikeban  [ Flyer ]

Sunday, September 8, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Saratoga Library, 13650 Saratoga Ave, Saratoga  [ Map ]

Event is filled to capacity. Registration is closed.

Impress your friends with your one-of-a-kind jewelry. You will create 1, 2 or 3 pieces of jewelry using pre-packaged beads, or create your items using the beads and supplies available.

COST: $12 per person, includes all materials (beads, glass pearls, findings, glue, chains, strings, etc.), instruction sheets and gift bags to store your finished project. Please bring one or 2 pairs of long nose pliers and if you have one, a pair of wire cutters.

Sorry no refund in case of cancellation.

Chairs: Marichu Scalon
Committee: Mary Kay Lim, Juliet Shum, Ginger Lai, Shirley Pak, Nikki Chow, Debbie Gong-Guy, Leslie Tomihiro, Diana Chan, Jennie Hong, Rebecca Feng, Jennie Chen, Chary Ebuen, Helen Kwan

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Cooking Demo and Lunch    [ Flyer ]

Saturday, October 5, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Mission College, 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara    [ Map ]

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.

Lunch is $36/person. Limited to 24 attendees including the committee members, so hurry to sign up. Please send payment with your name and contact information to Chi Am Circle, P.O.Box 2756, Cupertino, CA 95015 alone with names of other attendees in your group.

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

Name of Contact Person
Name of Attendee(s)

Chairs: Diana Chan, Aimee Yan
Committee: Juliet Shum, Eva Wong, Ginger Lai, Adrienne Lee

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LifeMoves, Community Service Project and General Meeting   [ Flyer ]

Sunday, November 3, 1pm - 3:30pm, 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 your donations (optional) and attend the general membership meeting to present the 2019 board slate!

Please see the flyer for items that are requested by LifeMoves.

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

Chair: Maria Lu, Jenny Leung
Committee: Virginia Bakken, Debbie Gong-Guy, Jennie Hong, Ginger Lai, Susan S. Lee, Aimee Leung, Mary K Lim, Rose Low, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Maxine Yee, Helen Yamauchi, Summer Yang

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Installation Luncheon   [ Flyer ]

Saturday, December 7, 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. The theme of this event is "Shanghai Noon". Dress to impress! Join us in this fun ceremonial event and have an early holiday celebration with your guests at the same time.

Chair: Linda Toda, Nikki Chow
Committee: Fanny Armstrong, Rebecca Feng, Sylvia Leung, Mary K Lim, Ioana Naum, Maelene Wong, Aimee Yan, Elaine Yin

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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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Name of Contact Person

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

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