Events

10/27/19 Haunt History Park SJ

By Judy Wong, 2019 CHCP Treasurer

I would label the event a success. Many Haunt History Park attendees stopped at our site to play slingshot bats and jumping spiders, then proceeded to our bat magnet assembling and finger puppets.  The orange information and activities handout was well received.  Student Volunteer Kendrick was very good about offering the handout while explaining it contained more information about bats and their good luck qualities.

10/06/19 Student Docent Orientation @ History Park SJ

08/25/19 Niles Canyon Railway @ Sunol

08/18/19 SV Shakespeare’s “The White Snake” @ Sanborn Skyline County Park

06/06/19 Avenidas’ Dragon Boat Festival Outreach @ Cubberley Community Center Palo Alto

05/19/19 Student Recognition Day @ History Park SJ

By Debbie Gong-Guy and Allan Low, 2019 CHCP Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs

For the fifth year, CHCP presented the Lillian Gong-Guy Memorial Scholarship (LGGMS) awards during the Student Recognition Day held on Sunday, May 19th at History Park San José. Scholarship Committee Co-Chairs Allan Low and Debbie Gong-Guy introduced each of the six scholarship winners to an enthusiastic audience of family, friends and fellow students. New this year, CHCP engaged the online services of Going Merry to process our applications and we received a record number of applicants from high schools throughout Santa Clara County.

Our scholarship winners (pictured L to R) were:  Karly Hou of Henry M. Gunn High School, Darice Wong of Dr. TJ Owens Gilroy Early College Academy, Claire Dong of Adrian C. Wilcox High School, Justin Nicholas Quan of Los Gatos High School, Vivian Tsang of Milpitas High School, and Carly Zhiyi Feng of Henry M. Gunn High School. Each of the recipients expressed much appreciation and thanks to CHCP for their scholarships.

In addition to the Co-Chairs, this year’s Scholarship Committee members were Anita Wong Kwock, Patrick Kwok, Bozena Teo, Brenda Wong, Judy Wong and Karyn Wong.

We would like to thank all the donors to the LGGMS program for their continued generosity and support.

If you are interested in joining our committee for next year’s scholarships, please contact us at scholarship@chcp.org

05/02/19 Community Hero Awards @ India Community Center, Milpitas

By Pinki Fung, 2019 CHCP Co-Vice President

This special annual event was held on May 2, 2019 in Milpitas, California. It honored community members who have dedicated their time, energy and efforts to improving the lives of those in California Assembly District 25.  Many people came together to support more than 80 community members who were recognized and given medals of honor for their dedication and hard work.

Thank you to our Advisory Board Member, Vicki Young, for nominating CHCP as one of the Community Heroes honorees. CHCP was honored to be there at this very special event.

Attendees: CHCP Co-Founder Gerrye Wong, CHCP Co-President Dave Yick, CHCP Co-Vice President Pinki Fung, CHCP Directors Karyn Wong, Peter Young, Erwin Wong, Kelly Chew and Brenda Wong.

04/27/19 Flower Drum Song @ Lucie Stern Theater, Palo Alto

By Edith Gong, 2019 CHCP Director

CHCP was honored to be selected as Palo Alto Player’s Gives Back Community Partner for the production of Flower Drum Song, which ran from April 26 – May 12.  CHCP provided part of its traveling exhibit, which was on display throughout the three week run, in the lobby of the Lucie Stern Community Theater.  CHCP Officers, Directors, Trustees, Advisory members and general members attended each performance, while doing double duty as ambassadors sharing CHCP’s mission, programs and information about the Chinese American Historical Museum.

PA Players offered CHCP members a $10 discount on all performances and that sparked a great deal of interest in their 13+ performances.  The run was an incredible success with the final week selling out. PA Players received critical acclaim from multiple media outlets including the Mercury News and Broadway World.  The all Asian cast was from all over the Bay Area – the female lead was a Senior from Homestead high school.  PA Players Managing Director, Elizabeth Santana, mentioned that this was the highest attendance for any performance all season and was pleased with the community support for the show.  She was impressed by the traveling exhibit and the professionalism and support of the CHCP Board members.

As a Gives Back Community Partner, CHCP received half of the donations collected during the entire run of Flower Drum Song.  Thanks to the hard work of 20 CHCP volunteers, we received a check from Palo Alto Players for $2,557 – one of the highest amounts ever raised for a community partner!

Thanks to all the CHCP volunteers and friends of members who attended the performances and to the volunteers who shared information about CHCP before, during intermission and after the performances.  Without your support, we wouldn’t have been so successful!

04/17/19 Student Docent Tour @ Stanford University

04/07/19 Ching Ming Exhibit @ CAH Museum