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OCA-NJ eNewsletter ~ First Edition, February 2018 – Volume 1, No 1

OCA-NJ Chapter First Edition eNewsletter 2018 ~ Sheryl Chin, eNewsletter Editor

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2018 Calendar of Events

2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS & PROGRAMS
2018 CALENDAR OF EVENTS & PROGRAMS
January 13-14
OCA National Board Meeting

San Diego, CA

Saturday, January 27
OCA-NJ Exec Board Meeting ~ 10AM-1PM
First Installment of OCA-NJ Film Festival
“CANTON ARMY IN THE HIGH SIERRAS” ~ 1-2PM
Girl Scout Office, Paramus, NJ
300 Forest Ave, Paramus, NJ 07652
Sunday, January 28, 11AM
OCA-NJ Stamp Ceremony

Palisades Postal Center
Palisades Mall
1000 Palisades Center Dr.
West Nyack, NY 10994 

Saturday, February 10
FCC Lunar New Year Luncheon

Buffet 23, 600 Route 23 N, Pompton Plains, NJ

Saturday, March 3, 5:30PM
OCA-NJ Lunar New Year Banquet

Noodle Wong Restaurant
770 Route 46 West
Parsippany, NJ 07054

Saturday, March 17, 4-7PM
Film Viewing, “WHO KILLED VINCENT CHIN?” & Pot Luck

Masonic Lodge
129 Main St, Ridgefield Park, NJ

Saturday, March 31 (Cancelled)
OCA-Advocate APA-Y Program

Robert Galdon Sr. Center
19 Mt. Hope Road, Rockaway NJ 07866

April 7-10
JACL/OCA Leadership Summit

Washington D.C.

Tuesday, April 10
OCA-NJ Executive Board Meeting

Phone Conference

Saturday, April 21
National Board Meeting

St Louis, MO

Friday, April 27
* Deadline to submit Applications for OCA-NJ Essay Scholarships
* Deadline to submit Applications for OCA-NJ inaugural E.L.I.T.E. (Emerging Leaders In Training Excellence) Program

 

Saturday, May 12
Third Installment of OCA-NJ Film Festival

Place: TBD

May 13, 2018
Postmark Due Date to Submit OCA-NJ 2018 Internship Program Application 

 

Sunday, May 20
OCA-NJ Asian American Heritage Scholarship Awards Luncheon
Flaming Grill & Buffet
92 NJ-23, Riverdale, NJ  (2-5PM)
 
Friday, June 1
ELITE Scholar Organizational Meeting

Place & Time: TBD

Saturday, June 16, 8AM-7PM
Father’s Day @ Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Deluxe Motor Coach departs from Girl Scout Service Center, Paramus, NJ at 8:00am. Leave park at 5:00pm; with return to Paramus at 7:00pm.

July 19-22
OCA National Convention

Washington D.C.

Saturday, August 25
ELITE Scholar Program/OCA-NJ Film Fest4

Time & Place: TBD

Sunday, September 9
FCC/OCA 4 Chapters Picnic-
Host:OCA-WHV

Van Saun Park, Paramus, NJ

Fall 2018
FCC/OCA Expo

Date, Place & Time: TBD – One Day Convention

Saturday, October 6
ELITE Scholar Program

TBD

Saturday, October 20
OCA-NJ Executive Board Meeting/Elections
Program: Film Fest 5

Place & Time: TBD

Saturday, November 10
ELITE Scholar Program

TBD

Saturday, November 24
OCA-NJ Wrapping Session

Girl Scout Office, 300 Forest Avenue, Paramus, NJ

Saturday, December 1
OCA-NJ 2018 Holiday Ball

Bethwood~38 Lackawanna Ave, Totowa, NJ 07512

Saturday, December 8
OCA-NJ and CBWCHC Holiday Party
CBWCHC, New York, NY
168 Centre St, New York, NY 10013
 

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World Journal Chinese Newspaper Article on our March 3 Lunar New Year Celebration

新州美華協會 三獅獻瑞
記者陳雯娟/新澤西州報導 2018年03月13日 06:00

OCA-NJ Chapter – “Three Auspicious Lions”
Staff Reporter 陳雯娟/Reporting In New Jersey March 3, 2018 06:00

~ All Rough Translation in English by OCA-NJ Board Member, Jenny Lee ~
March 16, 2018

「三獅獻瑞」熱鬧歡騰,充滿年節喜慶氣氛。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)

「三獅獻瑞」熱鬧歡騰,充滿年節喜慶氣氛。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)
“Three Auspicious Lions” Lively Jubilation. The New Year Celebration is filled with a festive atmosphere. (Staff Reporter/Photographer: 陳雯娟) 
 

狗年出生人士獲贈禮物賀歲。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)
Attendees born in Year of The Dog received Happy New Year gifts. (Staff Reporter/Photographer 陳雯娟)

美華協會新州分會近日於帕西波尼市舉行農曆春節慶祝晚會,近200人齊迎新春。舞獅隊演出「三獅獻瑞」,隊員均由亞裔第二代擔任,表演跳躍、翻滾、嘯天、大睡初醒、舔身、戲獅等絕活,賓客們爭相以紅包餵獅。

協會致贈狗年首日封郵票給支持抽獎的與會人士,也贈送狗年出生人士可愛的狗填充玩具,祝大展鴻圖。會長余麗明感謝企業贊助者UPS、于氏工程公司(Yu Associates)等對該會的支持。協會持續發展亞裔青年人才,集結亞裔力量,贏得政治影響力。

OCA-New Jersey Chapter recently held their Lunar New Year Dinner Celebration in Parsippany (Noodle Wong Restaurant). Close to 200 attendees helped to “Welcome” the Lunar New Year together. (The Asian American Dragon Lion Dance Troupe) performed the “Three Auspicious Lions” Dance. The performers are comprised of 2nd generation Asian Americans. The playful lions (performers) displayed various movements & unique skills. Guests jockeyed for positions to “FEED” the Lions “RED ENVELOPES”.

“Year of the Dog” First Day Issue Stamped Envelopes were given to chapter’s members & supporters. Adorable “Year of the Dog” Stuffed Animals were also given out to attendees who were born in the “Year of the Dog”. Chapter’s president, Laura Lee 余麗明, thanked their Corporate Sponsors like UPS & YU & Associates (于氏工程公司) for their support to the chapter. OCA-NJ continues to advocate for talent & leadership development for Asian youths, unity of the Asian communities for more power/strength & win political influence.

UPS亞裔員工參加美華協會春節慶祝晚會迎新。(記者陳雯娟/攝影)
Asian colleagues of UPS at the OCA-NJ Lunar New Year celebration. (Reporter/Photographer 陳雯娟)

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PROGRAM CANCELLED – OCA ADVOCATE ~ APA-Y PROGRAM SAT 3/31/18

EXPLORE AAPI IDENTITY.

BUILD LEADERSHIP SKILLS.

BECOME A BETTER ADVOCATE.

JOIN US AT OUR OCA-ADVOCATE, APA-Y PROGRAM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2018 AT:

The Robert Galdon Senior Center
19 Mount Hope Road
Rockway Township, NJ07866
10: 00 am – 3:00 pm

Attendees of the APA-Y program will receive 30% of the Judging Criteria toward the Annual OCA-NJ Scholarships & 35% Judging Criteria toward the Newly formed OCA-NJ E.L.I.T.E. (Emerging Leaders In Training Excellence) Scholars Program!

DON’T MISS THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM!! SEE BELOW FLYER OR
SIGNUP & LEARN MORE AT: BIT.LY/OCAAPAY

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A Special Program ~ Film Viewing of “Who Killed Vincent Chin” & Pot Luck!

Join OCA-NJ Chapter for a Special Program ~ Film Viewing of, “Who Killed Vincent Chin”, an Academy Award Nominated Documentary, Directed by Christine Choy & Renee Tajima-Pena & A Pot Luck!!

Event to be held:
Saturday, March 17, 2018 
4:00 – 7:00pm 
MASONIC LODGE
129 MAIN ST. RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ 

POT LUCK – BRING A DISH TO SHARE WITH 6 OTHERS 
Water & Iced Tea Supplied 

– LIMITED SEATING
RSVP ASAP to: Sherylchin.ocanj@gmail.com

Please also see below flyer!

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