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Champaign Library Tour and Chinese American Stories and Culture Showcase

Date: Saturday, March 30th, 2024

Time: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: Champaign Public Library Robeson Room C

University of Illinois Astronomy Professor Explain Solar Eclipse of April 8 (English)

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2024

Time: 7 – 8 PM

Via: Zoom, ID: 874 9240 3447, PW: 887766

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Chinese Flyer

2024 Scholarship Application for High School Senior Students

Deadline: April 1, 2024

Scholarships funds are created by individuals or organizations to help students pursue academic goals. While the donor cannot select the recipient, they may define guidelines for candidacy, the advisory committee, the school and the award itself.

CAACI Annual General Meeting

Thank you for your support and participation in the Chinese American Association at Central Illinois over the past year! We have had a lot of great times together in 2023! It’s time for the annual General Meeting on Saturday, March 2 at 11 a.m. at Chinatown Buffet, 713 W Marketview Dr Champaign, IL.

Agenda:

  • Member annual luncheon
  • Elect the new CAACI Board of Directors for 2024

 

This event is free for CAACI members. If you have not joined the membership yet, you are welcome to join us and pay your annual membership dues at the meeting.

Membership fee: $30 individual, $60 family membership, students are free.

Event Registration deadline:  12:00 am Feb 29, 2024.

Feb 10, 2024 Chinese New Year Celebration 2024

Welcome to the Spring Festival Gala! Registration for the 2024 Chinese American Association of Central Illinois. Year of the Dragon Spring Festival Gala registration has opened!

Time: Saturday, February 10, 2024 5:00pm — 9:00pm

Location: South entrance of The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois

1500 N Lincoln Ave, Urbana, IL 61801

 

We have prepared New Year’s Eve dinner, song and dance programs, games, and lucky draw for you. We hope to spend a happy, warm, and unforgettable Spring Festival with you in our second hometown thousands of miles away!

Fees are: Adults: $22/member, $30/non-member. Ages 7-17: $15, 6 and under free.

Public Lecture: The Origins of Israel and Pakistan

Champaign on Friday, November 17, 2023 on the origins of Israel and Pakistan

On Friday, September 29, 2023, 7pm – 9pm, the Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI) held a Mid-Autumn Festival Moon Viewing Party at Lake House at Crystal Lake park

Activities include guessing lantern riddles, Mid-Autumn Festival refreshments, cooking exhibits, dance performances, etc. Participants can receive a Mid-Autumn Festival gift from the Chinese Association, and everyone is welcome to participate. Let’s spend a friendly, joyful, and blessed Mid-Autumn Festival night together.

Review of the Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI) at the 2023 Spring Festival Gala in the Year of the Rabbit

Saturday, January 21, 2023 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Chinese American Association of Central Illinois

In Champaign, the Chinese friends gathered in the performance hall of the Vineyard Church to spend a friendly, joyful, and blessed New Year night. Maybe you can’t attend this event, you are welcome to enjoy the video we have made for you, which has been uploaded to YouTube to share our own Chinese culture and happiness.

The Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI) celebrates the 2022 Mid-Autumn Festival

On the evening of Saturday, September 10th, the Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI) in Champaign and the Chinese friends of Champaign gathered on the lakeside waterside in Crystal Lake Park to spend a friendly, joyful, and blessed Mid-Autumn Festival night. Maybe you can’t attend this event, you are welcome to enjoy the video, which has been uploaded to YouTube to share our own Chinese culture and happiness.

CAACI Lecture Series No. 2, 2022 U.S. Elections and How to Get Involved in Politics

 

Speaker: J. Michael Smith – Former president of Illinois IMPACT- The political lobbying group for the Illinois Council of Churches

ZOOM Time: Aug 28, 2022, 7-8 pm, 和 Aug 29, 7-8pm Spread out in two parts.

Outline

  1. Overview of Federal elections:
  2. the 537 elected positions in the federal government
  3. a federal election every two years (even numbered years)

 

  1. The election cycles
  2. 4-year presidential cycle
  3. 2-year House of Representatives cycle
  4. 6-year senate cycle
  5. Presidential elections
  6. Mid-term elections

 

  1. The math
  2. How many votes does it take to win a seat in the House or Senate?
  3. How many seats does it take for the Republicans or Democrats to control the House or the Senate?
  4. How many seats need to flip in 2022 for the Republicans to regain control of the House or Senate? Which races are the closest?

 

  1. The issues and the consequences
  2. What is likely to happen if the Republicans win
  3. The House
  4. The Senate
  5. What is likely to happen if the Democrats win
  6. The House
  7. The Senate

 

  1. Who are the most interesting candidates running this year?

 

  1. What STATE races are up for election in 2022 in Illinois?

 

  1. LOCAL elections
  2. Where to find bills be passed locally?
  3. When are local elections held?

 

  1. How can I more influence on the issues that matter to me?
  2. Attend meetings-school board, city council and county board
  3. Talk directly with people have leverage
  4. Participate an existing coalition
  5. How to create your own coalition
  6. Attend and speak at candidate forums

 

We will give Zoom links on Saturdays and Sundays. The presenter, Mike, has a lot of experience and clear pronunciation. He won first place in high school speaking in Illinois and served for 4 years as president of Illinois IMPACT, an organization that lobbied the government on behalf of more than 5,000 churches of all different denominations. He speaks at a slower pace. Feel free to join and ask questions!

 

The Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI) held a review of the financial management webinar

At 7 – 8 p.m. on July 9th, the Chinese Association held a financial management webinar, and the keynote speaker was Junjie Yang, who graduated with a master’s degree in finance from the United States. The lecture consists of the following four parts:

 

Part 1

What is financial management? What are the common ways to manage money in the United States, and what are the different needs of different age groups?

Part 2

Why are common methods such as real estate and stocks not necessarily the best choice, and what role can low-risk and low-return products play in financial planning?

Part 3

Why is insurance an important part of financial management, and how can you use different insurance products to protect your property and family, and even increase your income?

Part 4

What is the source of income after retirement in the United States, and how can I ensure that I have sufficient and stable income after retirement?

After the lecture, many Chinese people were happy to say that they had learned and learned about financial management. Some Chinese friends even believe that they should learn and understand this kind of knowledge as soon as possible to prepare for a better life for their families.

This lecture received unanimous praise from the Chinese. 

2020 CAACI Mid-Autumn Festival Gala

From out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment., dance, night Shanghai cheongsam team 2020 Champaign Chinese Community Network Art Performing Show

From out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment., children’s songs, Dance Team of Beautiful Moment in Life performances, horticultural displays 2020 Champaign Chinese Community Network Performing Art Show

From out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment., the horticultural display of the 2020 Champaign Chinese Community Network Performing Art Show

The end of the world is from out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment., the highlights of the public activities of the Dance Team of Beautiful Moment in Life, and the 2020 Champaign Chinese Community Network Performing Art Show

From out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment., Children’s Talent Painting Special, 2020 Champaign Chinese Community Network Performing Art Show

From out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment., the piano concert of Chinese works will be held at the 2020 Champaign Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival

From out of the sea the moon appears, from the ends of the earth, all share this moment. in 2020, the Adult Talent Special Champaign Chinese Community Mid-Autumn Festival Online Art Show

Review of the 2022 Dragon Boat Festival of the Chinese American Association of Central Illinois (CAACI)

On the afternoon of May 28th, 2022, the members of the board of directors of the Chinese Association and the teachers who volunteered to make palms held activities to celebrate the Dragon Boat Festival. This Dragon Boat Festival event was well received by everyone.

The content of the Dragon Boat Festival has now been uploaded to YouTube for you to watch at any time.

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