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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   [ Flyer ]

Monday, March 16 (May be Wednesday, March 18 also), 9:00am - 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 group will help with setting up, food prep, etc. starting at 9am. At 11am we will mainly serve the meal and a bit of clean up. ODB will provide apron or if you have a favorite one with pockets bring it along. Casual clothing (Chi Am red polo shirt if you have one), covered toe shoes, hair pulled back if long. No picture taken with diners in it.

Monetary donations are welcome! We will collect your donation and present it to ODB on the day of our service. Please make check payable to Our Daily Bread and mail it to Chi Am Circle, PO Box 2756, Cupertino, CA 95015 or by filling in your name and clicking the Donate button below. We'll forward your donation to Our Daily Bread. Thank you for your generosity!

Please contact Jenny Leung if you are interested in signing up or have any questions.

Chair: Jenny Leung
Committee: Virginia Bakken, Diana Chan, Nikki Chow, Sharon Lai, Ellen Lau, Shirley Pak, Teddy Sue, Leslie Tomihiro, Barbara Why, Mary Ann Wong, Helen Yamauchi, Aimee Yan

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FCSN Community Service Project   

Sunday March 29, 12:30pm - 2pm
FCSN South Bay Center, 1029 S. Bascom Avenue, San Jose [ Map ]

Fun Community Service opportunity at FCSN (Friends of Children with Special Needs) - Easter & Spring activities. Please volunteer to help young children (3-9 yrs) escorted by their parents to experience a safe Easter egg hunt and do spring craft activities and serve Easter snacks and treats. Please contact Liza Wong.

Chair: Liza Wong
Committee: Fanny Armstrong, Sharon Lai, Marichu Scanlon, Juliet Sham, Carol Yiu

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2020 Scholarship Award Dinner   [ Flyer ]

Monday, May 18, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
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.

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 $??/person and will be increased to $?? 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.

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Scholarship Dinner Committee
Committee: Virginia Bakken, Sharon Lai, Mary K Lim

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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Bottle and Bodega  


Great evening of music, fun, and creativity.

Chair: Eva Wong, Nikki Chow
Committee: Carol Fong, Bev Harada, Sharon Lai, Leslie Tomihiro, Wendy Tsoi

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Filipino Cultural Luncheon & Performance / General Meeting  


Fun afternoon over special lunch and cultural activities.

Chair: Zeny Seid, Marichu Scanlon
Committee: Nikki Chow, Bev Harada, Helen Kwan, Sharon Lai, Mary K Lim, Kelly Matsuura, Linda Toda, Leslie Tomihiro, Barbara Why, Eva Wong

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Back to School Backpack Drive  [ Flyer ]

Friday, August
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: 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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Craft Day - Ikebana  [ Flyer ]

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

Experience the joy that comes from learning Ikebana! More details later.

Committee: Diana Chan, Angie Chiu, Rebecca Feng, Pauline Fong, Debbie Gong Guy, Bev Harada, Carolyn Jew, Ginger Lai, Sharon Lai, Mary K Lim, Tina Ma, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Joyce Tom, Leslie Tomihiro, Mary Ann Wong

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Cooking Demo and Dine    [ Flyer ]


Learn an exotic cooking method and ingredients. Come socialize and be fed!

Chairs: Marichu Scanlon
Committee: Nikki Chow, Rebecca Feng, Debbie Gong-Guy, Sharon Lai, Mary K Lim, Kelly Matsuura, Linda Toda, Eva Wong

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LifeMoves, Community Service Project and General Meeting   [ Flyer ]

Sunday, November 8, 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, 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   [ Flyer ]

December, 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. Join us in this fun ceremonial event and have an early holiday celebration with your guests at the same time.

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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