DrumRoller Practice and Open House – Saturday 3/28/2015

From “Kansas City Chinese Lion Dance and Drum Performance”:

Dear all,

I hope you enjoyed your Sprint Break and is ready to resume practice. If you can not make this coming Saturday, please let me know cause you will miss lots of your new friends 🙂

We are going to host an open house follow with a practice.

We are going to have adult drummers and youth drummers, who will practice at church,
and lion dancers ,who will practice at different location, there to answer any questions you may have .

For those new ones, this will be the time to answer any questions you may have.
For those who rejoined the team, we are going to have two teams under Drum Roller: Kirin Lion who will focus on lion dance, instruct by Mr. Lu and Mr. Roy , Eagle Drum who will focus on drumming, instruct by Miss You.

Time: 3:30-4:30pm on 3/28
Location: Cafe at Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church 10101 England Dr Overland Park, KS 66212

See you all soon.

Kansas City Chinese Lion Dance and Drum Performance
For more info, please visit www.drumroller.org/events/

Northland Ethnic Festival – Sat 3/28/2015 11-3:30pm

See the world at this family event with music, dance, authentic ethnic food, displays, arts and crafts, family history and genealogy help. Food, arts and crafts will be available for purchase. Check out our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NorthlandEthnicFestival

Saturday, March 28, 2015
11 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Park Hill South High School
4500 NW River Park Dr, Riverside, MO 64150
(I-635 & 9 Hwy.)


Riverside Tourism Grant, Park Hill School District, Platte County University of Missouri Extension, Ethnic Enrichment Commission, Metropolitan Community College-Maple Woods, Mid-Continent Public Library, Platte County Parks & Recreation Outreach Grant

Additional information: http://extension.missouri.edu/platte/NorthlandEthnicFestival.aspx


MAACA 2015 Asian Cultural Festival on April 25th

Saturday, 4/25/2015 11:00-5:30pm
Olathe East High School
Tickets: $10.00 Adults, Children under 16 Free

Asian Festival to return April 25,2015 Saturday with Special Guest, buffet of food, 18 Martial art school demonstrations,18 dance teams, two YoYo demonstrations, and many children actives. The Mid-America Cultural association will present its Annual Asian cultural festival on Saturday, April 25th from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm at Olathe East High School (14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062). This is a great opportunity to enjoying entertainment and wonderful experience cultural enrichment, we will have 15 counties participate and our Festival Emcee will be Fox4 reporter Megan Dillard.

The following two competitions will be part of the festival. Please visit http://www.maacaweb.org/ for more information.

1st Mid-American Asian YoYo Championships:

  • 12pm to 5pm
  • SPORT LADDER, 1A Division, OPEN Division and Best YoYo FreeStyle of the 1st MAAYYC.

Asian Photography Competition:

  • Open to all artists age 15 and over. All works must be original and completed no earlier than 2012. Size of entries limited to a matted length plus width not to exceed 50 inches. Photos need to be matted with backing. ARTISTS MUST PRE-REGISTER.
    Entry fee is $5.00 for each entry (you can enter more than one piece).
  • Please visit http://www.maacaweb.org/ for full competition rules, make entry fee payment, and complete the entry form.


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Farewell Party for TECO 駐堪薩斯台北經濟文化辦事處歡送會

Dear Friends,

The Taipei Economic and Culture Office at Kansas City is going to move to Denver soon. In celebration of the TECO’s many years in Kansas City, the following communities will be co-hosting a farewell party for the current staff of the Kansas City Office:

  • Chinese Club of Greater Kansas City
  • Chinese School of Greater Kansas City
  • Taiwanese Association of Greater Kansas City​
  • … and other Chinese ​organizations​/volunteers​

Most of the TECO staff is planning to attend; this is the perfect time to raise any questions you may have regarding the move or about the continuation of services. This event is free and open to the public, RSVP is requested.

Event Details:

  • Time: March 28, Saturday 5-7pm
  • Place: Sun Marble – 9600 Dice Lane Lenexa, KS. 66215 / 913-438-3366
  • Tentative Agenda:
    5:00 Reception – Lite dinner will be provided
    6:00 Addressing TECO services and staff by Direct General Yang
    6:30 Q&A
    7:00 The End

Please Send RSVP and Questions to any of the following organizers:

  • Arthur Chang  816-217-4702
  • Shu-Fen Shih 816-447-2417
  • Cindy Wu 913-609-6818
  • Victor Lee 913-515-6258
  • William You 913-438-3366

Message from Una Chang Strauss’s family

Message from Una’s brother, Ning Chang:

Una Chang Strauss (張友梅) 已於3/6/15 去世,葬禮也於3/10/15 舉行.

感謝過去曾經關爱和照護友梅的朋友, 在她人生旅途上给予最寶贵的“爱”, 使她能够安然的渡過她的一生. 再次謝謝大家,祝大家身體健康!萬事如意!

Una’s info. can be reached at web site: http://www.louismemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Una-Strauss/

Una’s Family
Ning Chang

Una Chang Strauss 張友梅女士 (1953-2015)

Una Strauss, long time member of CCGKC and former president, had lost her battle with cancer on March 6th, 2015.

Graveside service was held on Tuesday, March 10th, 2015, 11 AM, at Rose Hill Cemetery (6900 Troost Ave, Kansas City, MO 64118).  About 70+ family and friends attended the ceremony.

友梅女士的家人設立了一個紀念網站 http://www.louismemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Una-Strauss/. 請到此網站分享一些您對友梅女士的記憶,或是慰問友梅女士的家屬.

Una’s family had setup a memorial website, where you can share a memory of Una or send a condolences to the family. Please visit: http://www.louismemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Una-Strauss/

Remembrance from Jane Han-jun Cheng:

“Una has been a loyal member for many years, and she has served and contributed to our Club in many occasions. One time, she was president for CCGKC that year. She organized a 25th anniversary Celebration in Crown Center. It was very memorable. She contributed fund, in case there is a need. She is a very kind and generous person. We will missed.”

Obituary (from the memory website):

On March 6, 2015, our gentle and beloved Una Chang Strauss lost her courageous battle with cancer. Graveside services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery at 11:00 am Tuesday, February 10. In lieu of flowers the family suggests that contributions in Una’s honor be made to a charity of your choice.

Una was born April 8, 1953, the daughter of Sheng Juang Chiu and Tse Huan Chang. She attended Ming Chuan University in Taipei, graduating in 1972 with a degree in accounting and statistics. She was then employed as a Bilingual Executive Secretary for the American Chamber of Commerce in Taipei. It was there that she met her future husband, Leonard Strauss, who was in Taipei on business.

In 1978 Una was the president of the Taipei Secretarial Association, and in 1980 she received a two year Rotary Foundation Scholarship to Kansas City. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from UMKC and in 1983 a Master’s Degree in Business and Investment Finance from Avilla College. She later went into real estate with a local firm and in 2000 formed her own company, USC Properties LLC. Una also completed the prestigious CCIM designation for International Real Estate Marketing from the National Association of Realtors. She remained active in real estate until the onset of her illness.

In 1987 Una married the love of her life, Leonard Strauss. Together they enjoyed years of world travel and adventure. They were great patrons and benefactors of the arts and gave generously. They also had an extensive collection of art in their home. According to family members, Leonard’s mother passed the torch of hospitality, grace and generosity to Una. She carried it with sweetness, love and elegance. Una was a lover and creator of beauty. She was a gracious hostess – her gatherings were always known for their ambiance, gourmet food and elegant floral arrangements. Una represented the very best of two cultures – the quiet grace and gentleness of the Chinese and the outward openness and love of people from the American way of life. She combined a maturity, sophistication and wisdom with the energy and freshness of youth.

Una was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Leonard; her parents; brother: Wei Chang; brother-in-law: Norman Strauss.
Her surviving family includes two step-daughters: Susan Feld Strauss and Leslie Ann Strauss; brothers: Ning Chang, Hsin Chang, Yi Mei Chang; sisters: Ling Mei Chang, Hsin Mei Chang, Tai Mei Chang, Xue Mei Chang; brother-in-law: Eugene Strauss; two granddaughters; one grandson; and ten nieces and nephews.

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2015 Chinese New Year Celebration 新年晚會 Recap

大堪城中華協會在二月二十一日於 Community Covenant Church (Lenexa, KS) 舉辦新年晚會。共有一百多位嘉賓共襄盛舉,慶祝羊年的來到。臺灣經濟文化辦事處楊巨中處長親臨晚會現場,一同欣賞精彩的舞獅,歌曲,舞蹈表演,及品嚐豐盛道地的佳餚。贊助商熱心提供的四十多個精美的抽獎禮品,協會準備的一百個紅包,讓堪城的華人及友人一同體驗了熱鬧的中國新年。


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More pictures will be posted in the coming weeks. Stay tune!