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Club Events 2021

Program Chair: Nikki Chow & Eva Wong

This years activities theme is "STAY HEALTHY, STAY CONNECTED, STAY STRONG". We need you members to help us,
so we would like to entice you with a "Meeting of the Minds" contest.
Please send us some suggestions on activities or projects, speakers, etc., that could fall under those themes for us to provide to our members.
See the entry form here.

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.

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

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SIP: Chi Am Showcase    [ Flyer ]

Sunday, January 17, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:30pm  

Chi Am Showcase: Presidents message, Chi Am 2021 Year in Review Video, 2021 Program Intro, Ikebana Demo (Ellen Lau). Join us in Zoom and invite as many friends as you can! The member who invited the most guests wins an Amazon gift card donated by Zeny Seid. Learn what the board is planning for 2021.

Register Here and you'll receive the Zoom link of the event!

Hosts: Zeny Seid & Helen Yamauchi

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SIP: Longevity, Health, Nutrition    [ Flyer ]

Sunday, February 21, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:30pm  

Come Listen, Ask Questions, and Learn How to Improve Your Health and Wellness. What are the latest developments in the aging and longevity field? What are the common characteristics of centenarians (>100 year old)? How can we slow or reverse the aging process? What are the 10 daily practices that will lengthen your health span? What kinds of food and diet will promote healthy aging?

Register Here by 2/19 and you'll receive the Zoom link of the event!

Hosts: Aimee Yan

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SIP: Video Compilation Workshop    [ Flyer ]

Sunday, March 21, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:15pm  

Learn how to use the free video software Photos that is bundled with Windows 10. In this workshop you will learn how to create a short video that can include pictures (Jpegs, Png files etc..), video clips (mp4s, movie files), clip arts and other media such as music and special effects. At the end of the class, you will have a cool video that you can share with family and friends.

Register Here by 3/19 and you'll receive the Zoom link of the event!

Hosts: Juliet Sham

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SIP: Common Misconceptions About Chinese Medicine    

Sunday, April 25, 2021, 3:00pm - 4:15pm  

Chinese Medicine has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of conditions. Learn how this holistic system can help you feel and stay well, especially after age 50. We'll cover some misconceptions, health tips, and more.

Register Here and you'll receive the Zoom link of the event!

Hosts: Dorthy Wu

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SIP Quarterly Birthday Celebration Series:  

SIP virtual birthday party. The Hospitality Team will host a virtual, online Birthday Party every quarter to honor members who will celebrate a birthday for that quarter. 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, 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.

All members are welcome to attend even if it's not your birthday!

Feb/7 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:00 pm  
Apr/4 (Sunday) 3 pm - 4:00 pm  Sign Up Here for Birthday Celebration (April, May, June)
Hosted by: Hospitality Team

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2021 Scholarship Award Ceremony   

The Scholarship Award Ceremony is our premier event highlighting the accomplishments of the current year's scholarship recipients. These high school seniors 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. All awardees must participate as directed in the annual scholarship award ceremony to receive their award.

Scholarship Award Ceremony Committee
Co-chairs: Marichu Scanlon, Bev Harada
Committee: Rose Low, Mabel Thong

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 and Carol Yiu
Committee: Angie Chiu, Paulette Curby, Sylvia Eng, Mae Fong, Bev Harada, Ellen Lau, Susan L. Lee, Jenny Leung, Maria Lu, Kelly Matsuura, Shirley Pak, Zeny Seid, Teddy Sue, Eva Wong, Judy Wong, Verna Wong, Wendy Yee, Elaine Yin, Vanita Yuen

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

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Back to School Backpack Drive  

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.

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   

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   

Date, Time, and Location TBD

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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