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Club Events 2019

Program Chair: Liza Wong & Marichu Scanlon
(Please contact Liza or Marichu to sign up as a committee member for the events below.)

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Membership Tea    [ Flyer ]

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 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 2019.

Chair: Helen Yamauchi & Zeny Seid
Committee: (2019 board members) Nikki Chow, Sylvia Eng, Debbie Gong-Guy, Cleo Jong, Sharon Lai, Jenny Leung, Mary K. Lim, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Marichu Scanlon, Juliet Sham, Teddy Sue, Linda Toda, Leslie Tomihiro, Eva Wong, Lisa Wong, Carol Yiu


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Taste-N-Tell    [ Flyer ]

312 Crest Dr., San Jose  [ Map ]
Saturday, February 23, 11:00am - 3:00pm

Members kick-off the year by sharing their favorite dishes. We celebrate this Taste and Tell event by encouraging everyone to bring dishes that they would make during the Chinese New Year.

Here are the categories of dishes for you to bring by last names:
A-G Vegetable Dishs
H-K Chicken/Pork
L-T Beef
U-Z Seafood
Desserts will be provided by the committee.

Chair: Nikkie Chow, Sharon Lai
Committee: Christine Chiu, Valerie Jeung, Jenny Leung, Rose Lo, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Joyce Tom, Barbara Why, Eva Wong


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Hakone Lunar New Year Celebration    [ Flyer ]

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

Chi Am Circle is co-sponsoring Hakone's Year of the Pig 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
Committee: Paulette Curby, Carolyn Jow, Ginger Lai, Leslie Tomihiro, Aimee Yan, Amy Yang


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FCSN Community Service Project   

Sunday, March 31, 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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Flower Drum Song & Dinner   

Sunday, May 5, 2pm
Palo Alto Players at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto [ Plan your visit ]

Gloria Hom has arranged for a special discount of $10 for each ticket to the show. When you call to make your reservation, please ask for Andrew (650-329-0891) and tell him that your code is "Chi Am". Please call soon as tickets are going fast!

After the show, Gloria has planned a dinner at Hong Kong Restaurant (3691 El Camino Real, Palo Alto). The cost will be $30 per person including tax and tip. For reservations, a check must be made out to Gloria Hom and mail to 660 Towle Way, Palo Alot, CA 94306 by April 15.

Ticket Prices: $25-$55. Discounts for Seniors, Educators, Under 30, and Military available at all performances.

Flower Drum Song: "A unique blending of American razz-ma-tazz and stylized Chinese opera tradition creates a beautifully theatrical tapestry sure to delight our Bay Area audience."

Chair: Gloria Hom, Helen Yamauihi


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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
  [ 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.

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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Golden Gate Bridge Walk & Lunch   [ Flyer ]

Saturday, July 13, 9am to around 4pm
Meet at First Republic Bank of Los Altos for bus ride
400 South San Antonio Road, Los Altos
  [ map ]

Spend a beautiful day crossing the Golden Gate bridge, have lunch at nearby Legion of Honor, and enjoy exploring the sights or museum around it. You also help raise funds for the American Breast Cancer Society. This, you can do without worrying about driving and parking since we will be transported in a deluxe air-conditioned bus to SF and back.

Your payment includes:
* Round-trip bus transportation from First Republic Bank in Los Altos. Pickup is at 9am. Planned return and drop at 4pm.
   - The bus will drop us off at the North Visitors Center (Sausalito side), then pick us up an hour later at the Golden Gate Visitors Center.
   - The bus will take us to the Legion of Honor where we can enjoy lunch. You have your choice of eating at the Pagan Restaurant, the Lands End Observatory or bring your own bagged lunch and picnic in the area. The view is amazing!
* Drinks and snacks to and from San Francisco
* $20, tax-deductible donation to the American Breast Cancer Society

This event is $50/person. Spouse, children, and grandchildren are welcome! Headcount required to reserve the right size bus for the event. 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)

You are welcome to donate more by filling in your name and clicking the Donate button below. We'll forward your donation with the $20 from your event fee to the American Breast Cancer Society. Thank you for your generousity!

Donor Name

Chair: Zeny Seid, Marichu Scanlon
Committee: Juliet Shum, Eva Wong, Virginia Bakken, Leslie Tomihiro, Rebecca Feng, Chary Ebuen, Rose Low, Summer, Sylvia Leung


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Back to School Backpack Drive  [ Flyer ]

Friday, August 16
Ben Painter Elementary School
500 Rough and Ready Road, San Jose
  [ Map ]

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 - Jewelry  [ 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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Self Defense for Women  [ Flyer ]

Saturday, September 14, 11:30am - 1:30pm
Jon Keeling's studio, Cubberley Community Center
4000 Middlefield Road, Suite G7, Palo Alto
  [ map ]

The event is free for members and now open to female guests for a $10 donation to the service fund. You can sign up a friend online below.

Learn Self Defense from a professional. This is a self-defense class for women. It will take into consideration the diverse age span in the club. General self-defense instructions and demonstration for personal safety, hands-on instruction taking into consideration mobility, instructions according to the age group in attendance, fun and safe.

Please wear loose/gym clothes. No shoes in gym (recommend non-skid socks). No food allowed and water is provided.

Spaces are limited, please sign up early after you receive Evite.

After 1:30 pm -- no host lunch. Location TBD.

Non members can pay online by filling out the information below and click the Pay Now button to continue.

Name of Contact Member
Name of Attendee(s)

Chairs: EJ Hong, Sylvia Eng
Committee: Juliet Shum, Shirley Pak, Jenny Leung, Leslie Tomihiro, Marichu Scanlon, Alice Lee, Mary K. Lim, Sylvia Eng, Helen Yamauchi, Barbara Why


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


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