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2018
09/14
Northern California South Bay Taiwanese Association 49 Annual Meeting
The Northern California South Bay Taiwanese Association held its 49th annual meeting in Culture Center of T.E.C.O.in San Francisco(Milpitas) on the evening of September 8.  Selected Samuel Chou as the new president, this new young president said that "in addition to the traditional Lantern Festival, Thanksgiving Day and other activities, I hope to organize more social activities to attract more young adults to join."
2018
08/22
The 34th TCAAT Appreciation Party
The 34th TCAAT (Taiwanese & Chinese American Athletic Tournament of San Francisco Bay) appreciation party was held on Aug. 11, 2018 evening.  Around 600 people attended this activity, including volunteers, sponsorship members, group leaders etc. The Chairwoman of TCAAT Jenny Tan expressed her appreciation to all the volunteers,  she also sent her thanks to Taiwan Government of ROC; Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC), Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Sports Administration of Ministry of Education whose long term supports to TCAAT.  The Vice Minister Roy Leu of OCAC came from Taiwan particularly this time to appreciate all the supporters who made this tournament successfully. Director-General Joseph Ma of TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco) also sent his appreciation and encouraged TCAAT to keep up these great achievements. The activity showed appreciation to all the sponsorships, cake cutting and sharing, and a reward ceremony to all the winners, afterwards, the performance of the live band brought the party to a lively atmosphere .  Everyone enjoyed the victory and spent a cheerful evening.    
2018
08/15
The 9th Kids ‘N Fun Festival in San Francisco
Roy Leu, vice chairman of the Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) of the Republic of China (Taiwan), attended the 9th Kids ‘N Fun Festival at the Cupertino Memorial Park by the Northern California Taiwanese Cultural and Sports Association on August 11th. Vice Chairman Leu said that the Kids ‘N Fun Festival is very famous in  Bay Area . The event was held for the first time in 2010. Thanks to the organizers, since then thousands of families of various ethnics have attended. This is an event of international culture with no national boundaries and no language barriers. Thanks to President Andy Guo and his team and volunteers for their continuous efforts to promote Taiwanese culture. Regardless of nationality, age, and gender, through cultural exchanges this promotes mutual understanding and also demonstrates the efforts and contributions of Taiwanese folks in the Bay Area in increasing Taiwan’s visibility. The theme of this year's event is "Dare to Dream", which emphasizes children's creative thinking and imagination. At the same time, it also provides opportunities for children to understand and experience innovation in life. The activities of the day are diverse, with theme area, stage area, food area, international village, children's play area and children's science village. In addition, the stage area hosts performances by Ilan Children's Roots Orchestra, Taipei Irish Tap Dance School, Taoyuan Meihua Elementary School Top Team and Taichung Ho-Ping Elementary School Taiya Dance.
2018
07/13
The 34th TCAAT Opening Ceremony
The 34th TCAAT Opening Ceremony The 34th TCAAT (Taiwanese & Chinese American Athletic Tournament of San Francisco Bay)  was held at Cupertino High School on 7/08/2018. There were about 112 different groups in attendance, with over 3000 people participating. OCAC (Overseas Community Affairs Council) Minister Hsin-hsing Wu, Ph.D.; TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in San Francisco), Director-General Joseph Ma, Chairman of TCAAT Jenny Tan,  California State Assembly Member Kansen Chu, Mayor of Cupertino Darcy Paul, Mayor of Fremont Lily Mei,  Mayor of Saratoga Mary-Lynne Bernald, Santa Clara County Assistant Sheriff Rick Sung, School district council members, Overseas Chinese Affairs Commissioners….., approximately 100 VIP’s attended. Minister Wu Hsin-hsing encouraged the participants to do well and wished upon a successful tournament. The ceremony opened with a Santa Clara County Police car, followed by two flags carried by the Scouts and FASCA, one for America, and one for the Republic of China. Following this were the diverse groups that attended, each displaying a special skill. Such as dancing, drumming, Chinese yo-yo’s, and a marching band. There were a multitude of activities during this event. Not only was there  Track and Field, there was also tug of rope, a talent show, a piano playing contest, and an art show. Anyone who came to this festival was guaranteed to have a great time. All participants seemed to have a blast as they played and raced till the end.