Boston Taiwanese Fighting Covid-19: Fundraising & Volunteer Opportunities

We are working with Taiwan Film Festival on their Boston Taiwanese Fighting Covid-19 initiative. Below are two ways you can get involved and help us bring more positive impact on our society.

Donation

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Please join our fundraising event to purchase cloth masks and face shields to donate to hospitals, nursing homes, MBTA workers, and police officers in the Greater Boston area!!! The fundraising campaign hopes to alleviate the shortage in personal protective equipment among high-risk workers.

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000 for Phases I & II

[Phase I] Cloth masks made locally and imported from Taiwan
Washable cloth masks can be used in combination with surgical
masks to prolong their lifespan.

[Phase II] TBA (searching for certificated surgical masks and other PPE)

[Phase III] TBA (searching for certificated N95 respirators)

  • All the donation will be used to fund the initiatives listed above. We will sign the waiver with the recipients on behalf of donors. Please email taiwanfilmfestival.boston@gmail.com for any question or concern.

Any donation amount will be greatly appreciated! Please click here to donate.

Volunteer

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As of today, the task force has handmade and donated over 8000 fabric masks to local hospitals, nursing homes, police stations and many other essential workers. But the demand is increasing. So we’re looking for more volunteers to help us produce the supplies more efficiently.

Volunteers can all work on their own time and determine their work pace for the task they’re assigned to. There is no pressure on how many hours you need to commit and you can definitely continue your work-from-home lifestyle. You can either help cutting fabric to the desired dimensions so our sewing team can produce the supplies faster, contactlessly delivering materials between volunteers on the way of your grocery shopping, or reach out to local organizations to check in with their demands through email or phone call.

If you’re interested in joining us and helping essential workers get us through this difficult time, please register your interest in the form.

You can also find detailed instructions of each task force team on the form. We can’t wait to welcome you on board and make an impact together!


Hosting Organization

Co-host Organizations

  • Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in Boston (TECO-Boston)
    駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處
  • Taiwanese American Professionals, Boston Chapter (TAP-Boston)
  • Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)
    中華民國(台灣)科技部
  • Science & Technology Division, TECO-Boston
    駐波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處科技組
  • New England Association of Chinese Professionals (NEACP)
    紐英崙中華專業人員協會
  • New England Hakka Association (NE Hakka)
    紐英倫客家鄉親會
  • Taiwanese Association of America Boston Chapter (TAA Boston)
    波士頓台灣同鄉會
  • Taiwanese Family Organization

Recap on 2/15/2020 Lunar New Year & Riddles

Check out Boston Orange news article here

Check out Epoch news article here

Check out event pictures here

 

Written by: Joyce C. Chiu (裘錦澐)

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, New England Association of Chinese Professionals (NEACP) held its annual end of lunar new year luncheon and the traditional riddle contest, at Bamboo Restaurant, Bedford, MA.

Over 80 greater Boston area attendees participated in the banquet and festivities. The event started at 12 PM, everyone helped themselves to the abundant buffet with many traditional and special lunar new year dishes, while being served hot tea and soups.

The first entertainment was magic tricks performed by Poyu Chen (陳伯羽). Audience members were invited to participate, but no one could tell how the magic was performed.

The program MC Hsin-Hao Su (蘇信豪) then welcomed everyone, and introduced each of the co- sponsoring organizations in turn. These are mostly affiliated with Asian Americans from Taiwan – religious organizations, academic and professional associations, cultural and ethnic affiliations, as well as alumni associations of both senior high schools and colleges of Taiwan. Each organization briefly introduced their mission and invited attendees to participate in their upcoming events. Raffles were drawn and gifts donated by these organizations were awarded to those whose numbers were called.

The Bamboo Restaurant also put on a special Lion Dance, with traditional drum and cymbals welcoming two lions which performed their lively dance and greeted the guests with good wishes and in turn, received “red envelopes” of small token of money. The bustling and boisterous Lion Dance, true to Chinese tradition, marked the high point of celebration for the occasion.

Also true to tradition, the end of the Lunar New Year, on the 15th of the first month, is celebrated with a Lantern Festival and Riddles. These riddles are usually Jeopardy! style questions with twists of the meaning for participants to guess at unexpected yet clever answers.

Many photos were taken, many old friendships renewed, and new ones formed. Most of all, everyone was gratified to have participated in the celebration of the most important traditional holiday of our culture. From the various announcements, everyone can look forward to a new year filled with exciting and rewarding educational, cultural, business and charitable activities.

The event ended with the new incoming NEACP president, Yafen Kang (康雅雰), welcoming everyone and introducing her new Executive Committee team (Bo-Wen Huang (黃柏文), Jerry Lin (林致中), Lisa

Kang (康麗雪), Hsin-hao Su (蘇信豪), Erica Yang (楊佳璇), Joyce Chiu (裘錦澐).The crowd lingered until well past 3 PM before everyone left. Fun was had by all!

NEACP 2020 Board of Directors –

  • Al Chao ( 趙育川)
  • Calvin Hsieh (謝開明)
  • Cathy Chan (譚嘉陵)
  • Charleen Cherng (李小玲)
  • Frank Chen (陳志清)
  • Hwa Chang (張重華)
  • May Chen (陳玫菁)
  • Ming-Chi Tsai (蔡明機)
  • Paul Chan (陳家驊)
  • Robert Wang (王子仁)
  • Shiao-Yu Lee (李小玉)
  • Wanchin Chou (周萬欽)
  • Shumin Peng Yang (彭淑敏)
  • Yu-Hsien Wei (魏瑀嫻)
  • Jerry Huang (黃俊義)

 

Below is a list of all participating Greater Boston Area Taiwan organizations –

  • Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation: 慈濟基金會
  • TAP: Taiwanese American Professionals
  • TCCNE: Taiwan Chamber of Commerce of NE 新英格蘭大波士頓台灣商會
  • NE Chinese Youth Summer Camp: 紐英崙青少年中文夏令營
  • Global Monte Jade Science & Technology Association: 全球玉山科技協會
  • Monte Jade New England: 新英格蘭玉山科技協會
  • CCCS: Cambridge Chinese Choral Society 劍橋合唱團
  • BTBC: Boston Taiwanese Boat Club: 波士頓台灣龍舟隊
  • NCKUAA: 新英格蘭成功大學校友會
  • BEINUAA: 波士頓北一女校友會
  • BTBA: Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association
  • TAA Boston: 波士頓台灣同鄉會
  • TFF: Taiwan Film Festival
  • FTSANE: Federation of Taiwanese Student Associations at New England
  • GBAANTU: 大波士頓區台大校友會
  • Greater Boston CKHS Alumni Association: 波士頓建中校友會
  • NTNUAANE: 臺灣師範大學紐英崙校友會
  • NEHA: New England Hakka Association, 紐英倫客家鄉親會

Lunar New Year and Riddles

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You are invited to join NEACP’s annual Lunar New Year luncheon and Riddles! Network with other local Taiwanese organizations!

邀請您一同來參加紐英崙中華專業人員協會舉辦的2020新年餐會!這是個和各個地方台灣組織交流的一個好機會!

Reserve your spot here 購票網址: Tickets


About this Event 關於這個活動

Date And Time 日期與時間

Sat, February 15, 2020

12:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Add to Calendar 加入行事曆

Location 地點

Bamboo

213 Burlington Road

Bedford, MA 01730

View Map 查看地圖

Registration includes 活動包含:

– All you can eat buffet 吃到飽自助餐 (12:00 – 2:30 pm)

with special dishes for lunar New Year 包括新年特別餐點:

Spicy baked mussels 黃金萬兩(焗烤淡菜); Fish filet with tofu in spicy Sichuan sauce 年年有餘(魚腐魚片 ); Sauteed rice cake 步步高升(炒年糕); Rice noodle with veggie 長壽米粉; and Xi-Hu beef soups 情意绵绵西湖羹

– Riddles and prizes 猜謎遊戲和獎品

– Appreciate Lion Dance 舞獅表演

– Network with local Taiwanese organizations! 各當地台灣組織之間的交流活動

Reserved your seats! Limited space **All attendees must purchase in advance (including under 6 years old). 把握有限的位子,趕快預訂!所有賓客都需要提前購票(包含六歲以下兒童)

We provide a carpooling service. Please use the following signup link if you need a ride or if you are interested in providing a ride. Thank you. 我們提供共車前往的服務,若您有需要搭便車或願意載其他人,請點至以下連結登記,謝謝!

Carpool Form 共車表單


Co-Sponsors with 此活動由下列組織所贊助:

BEINUAA: 波士頓北一女校友會

BTBA: Boston Taiwanese Biotechnology Association

Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation: 慈濟基金會

FTSANE: Federation of Taiwanese Student Associations at New England

GBAANTU: 大波士頓區台大校友會

Global Monte Jade Science & Technology Association: 全球玉山科技協會

Greater Boston CKHS Alumni Association: 波士頓建中校友會

Monte Jade New England: 新英格蘭玉山科技協會

NCKUAA: 新英格蘭成功大學校友會

NEHA: New England Hakka Association, 紐英倫客家鄉親會

NTNUAANE: 臺灣師範大學紐英崙校友會

TFF: Taiwan Film Festival

TAP: Taiwanese Association of Professionals

TCCNE: 新英格蘭大波士頓台灣商會

2019專協年會 10/26 (星期六) 主題: 創意與創新 – 實現你的理想

專協第四十二屆年會將於10/26 (Saturday)MIT Building 34 EG&G Education Center, Room 101舉行,年會的主題是創意與創新:實現你的理想(Creativity and Innovation: Making your dream come true) ,希望大家踴躍參加盡早報名,詳情如下。

時間: October 26, 2019  10:30am – 8:30pm

           Dinner: 6:00-8:30pm

地點: MIT Building 34 EG&G Education Center, Room 101

           Dinner: 木蘭, 228 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

           (停車地點請見https://neacp2019.eventbrite.com)

Registration 註冊: https://neacp2019.eventbrite.com

 

主題演講及分組演講:

Keynote Speech主題演講        

  • 中央研究院院士、 哈佛大學姚鴻澤教授 (Professor Horng-Tzer Yau)
  • CharmPI 創辦人及執行長李務熙博士 (Dr. Wu-His Li)

Creative and Innovative Opportunities 創意與創新的機會

  • 波士頓台北經濟文化辦事處科技組組長謝水龍博士 (Dr. Jonathan Shieh)
  • Correlation Venture Capital 洪孟鼎  (Tony Hung)

Plan and Creativity 設計與創意

  • 國際名設計師、Mengdom實驗設計工作室總監江孟芝 (Meng Chih Chiang)

Creativity and Innovation in Academic Area學術上的創意創新

  • 東北大學周駿安教授 (Professor Chun-An Joe Chou)
  • 麻州大學羅威爾分校游子揚教授(Professor Tzu-yang Yu)

Experience sharing 經驗分享

  • H2O工程顧問公司總裁蔣宗壬博士 (Dr. Edward Chiang)
  • AB Biosciences首席科學長李政欣博士 (Dr. Jeng-Shin Lee)
  • Cake創辦人及執行長陳書琳博士 (Dr. Suelin Chen)