NQAPIA Community Catalyst Award

NQAPIACCA

 

OCA-New Jersey congratulates

The Ng Family for receiving the Community Catalyst Award along with Honoree Ongina at NQAPIA’s Banquet Dinner.

With standing room only, OCA joins the NQAPIA community to celebrate the Honorees for this year’s New York Community Catalyst Award, enjoying a course of gourmet dishes at NYC Chinatown’s Joy Luck Palace.

OCA-NJ’s 16th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Luncheon

Please join us at our 16th Annual Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration Luncheon in honor of OCA-NJ Chapter’s Essay Scholarship Winners!

Date: Sunday, May 21, 2017

Place: Flaming Grill & Supreme Buffet ~ Riverside Square Shopping Center, 92 Rt 23; N Riverdale, NJ 07457

Award Program starts at 2:00PM

Buffet Luncheon 3:00PM – 5:00PM

$16.00 (OCA members) – $18.00 (Non-members) - $10.00 for children under 10 ~ (Price includes drinks, tax & gratuity)

(Finalists are invited as guests of OCA-NJ chapter)

For more information regarding this event, please see flyer below or contact Ray Lee at oca.njmembership@gmail.com

RSVP by May 14, 2017 ~ Please make checks payable to OCA-NJ CHAPTER and mail to:

L. Ray Lee, OCA-NJ Scholarship Luncheon, 16 Meadow Lane, Verona, NJ 07044

We now accept Credit Card & PayPal payments online, please look for the ‘PAY NOW’ button located on the lower right hand side on the Home Page of our website: http://www.oca-nj.com

IMPORTANT: If paying by Credit Card or PayPal online, please remember to enter Paid Attendee’s Name or Names under “DESCRIPTION” at checkout!

 

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2017 OCA-NJ Essay Scholarships

OCA New Jersey Chapter is happy to announce their 2017 Essay Scholarship Application is now available! The Essay Scholarships are open to high school seniors residing in the state of New Jersey.

Awards offered this year:

Robert E. Wone Memorial Scholarship – $2,000 Plus 4 year membership to OCA and complimentary invitation to the OCA-NJ Asian Pacific American Heritage Luncheon through 2021 funded by the Robert E. Wone Family.
Linda Lee Memorial Scholarship – $1,500
Robert E. Wone OCA-NJ Gold Scholarship – $1,000
OCA-New Jersey Chapter Scholarships - funded by members of OCA-NJ – $800 – $300

Scholarships will be awarded at the OCA-NJ Asian American Heritage Luncheon DATE: May 21, 2017 NOTE: Place and time to be determined. Attendance at luncheon is required to be awarded the scholarships.

All essays, applications and required paperwork must be postmarked by April 17, 2017. Please read all requirements & instructions carefully before submitting application.

Please mail completed Essays & Required Paperwork to:

OCA–NJ Essay Scholarship
L. Ray Lee
16 Meadow Lane
Verona, NJ 07044

 

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Download & print forms in Google Drive: goo.gl/PzcVr5

Year of The Rooster Lunar New Year Dinner

02February 11, 2017 — OCA-NJ advocates for the hopes and aspirations of all Asian Pacific Americans gathered once again with nearly 200 members including their families, friends and neighbors for the Annual Lunar New Year Celebration Dinner. Returning to Avenel, NJ at the Royal Seafood restaurant, this year’s celebration included all the fun and festivities that OCA-NJ commits to bringing to our New Jersey community.

President Laura Lee began the annual dinner with introductions of current board members and welcomed in a year of hope and achievements to all. Board members Henry and Maureen, both active contributors to greater New Jersey’s cause for raising awareness in our cultural and youth community, animated the sleeping lion for a round of celebratory lion dancing with the eye-dotting ceremony. Accompanied by two lions pulling along the percussion section, the performance made its round accepting the offers and fed on red envelopes as a blessing—the last of the lions snatching the elevated cabbage (one hundred Choi) and tossing it and the contents, showering the audience with a couplet held in its mouth “Kung Hei Fat Choy” returning the offer of blessing for a happy new year. The rest of the evening continued with the sharing of a delicious meal of Cantonese dishes with awards and prizes given away by drawings of winning tickets by our very own Sue Pai Yang throughout the evening.

The evening came to its successful conclusion with thanks to Alyson Yee, but not without a visit from a costumed lord of wealth in a traditional double-breasted long dress and the wise elder Sau representing longevity and holding a peach as a symbol for immortality. We would like to thank and honor all the guests who participated in this wonderful celebration including New Jersey’s John H Bang, Cochi Ho, Helen Yu, Susan Cai, Robert May, Jim and Tennie Griffin, and Cathy Bao Bean. And we offer our many thank you and well being to Virginia L. Ng who will be continuing with OCA National for making this happen.
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OCA Press Releases

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OCA Alarmed by Removal of Protections for Transgender Students
23 February 2017
OCA National

OCA Supports Charges Against Killer of Jiansheng Chen
17 February 2017
OCA National

OCA Appalled With Ideological ‘Immigration Questionnaire’ Proposal
16 August 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org

OCA is Pleased With Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action
24 June 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA is Dismayed With Supreme Court Decision on Deferred Action Immigration Programs

23 June 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


OCA National Convention Comes to Jersey City

22 June 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Welcomes 27th Summer Intern Cohort

16 June 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Recognizes Fourth Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program

15 June 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


OCA Condemns Terror Attack on LGBTQ Community

13 June 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


ACTION ALERT: Asian Americans are #ScientistsNotSpies, Demand an Independent Investigation

16 May 2016
CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE TODAY
USING THIS SAMPLE SCRIPT:
“I am from [City, State], and I urge the Member to CONTACT Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz. We are seeing a pattern of racial profiling in espionage cases being brought against Asian American scientists, only for those charges to be abruptly dropped. We urge the Member to send the Inspector General a letter asking him to conduct an independent investigation on the possible use of racial profiling in the cases of Sherry Chen, Dr. Xiaoxing Xi, and other Asian Americans who have been accused of espionage but had those charges dropped.”
 
TWEET @60MINUTES, @THEJUSTICEDEPT, @(YOUR REPRESENTATIVE)
 
Hashtags: #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling
Sample tweets:
Xiaoxing Xi and Sherry Chen deserve an apology from @TheJusticeDept #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling @60minutes
.@TheJusticeDept Stop racial profiling of Asian Americans #scientistsnotspies #endracialprofiling @60minutes
.@(your representative) Hold @TheJusticeDept accountable. Treat Asian Americans as Americans. #scientistsnotspies @60minutes
 
Together, we can ensure security of our country without sacrificing our integrity.

OCA Commends the Inclusion of Speier Anti-Hazing Amendment in NDAA


OCA Commends the Inclusion of Speier Anti-Hazing Amendment in NDAA

29 April 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Applauds the FCC for Lifeline Modernization Proposal

09 March 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org


OCA Welcomes National President Dr. Leslie Moe-Kaiser

19 February 2016
CONTACT: Nick Lee | Communications Associate
202 223 5500 | nlee@ocanational.org


OCA Calls for Increased Oversight of Police Misconduct

19 February 2016
CONTACT: Kham Moua | Policy and Communications Manager
202 223 5500 | kmoua@ocanational.org