KCCA Chinese New Year Gala Schedule Update

KCCA Chinese New Year Celebration Gala is re-scheduled for Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Olathe South High School, 1640 E 151st Street, Olathe, KS 66062. We will celebrate the Chinese New Year and the Spring Lantern Festival. Below is the detailed schedule:
3:00pm – 6:00pm Cultural Showcase & Entertainment
4:30pm – 6:30pm Dinner
7:00pm – 9:00pm Stage Performance
We apologize for the inconvenience. Our New Year Gala, originally scheduled for January 14, was postponed due to extreme weather conditions and statewide school cancellation. We look forward to seeing everyone on February 19, 2017. Thank you for your interest and continuous support of KCCA. Together we build a better and stronger community.

鄭家駿 Chia-Chung Cheng, Founding President of CCGKC, Passed Away at 91

鄭家駿 Chia-Chung Cheng is the Founding President of CCGKC in 1972.  He passed away on December 2nd, 2016.  We received the following photos, biography, and eulogy from his family.


Chia-Chung (C.C.) Cheng was born in Tianjin, China on May 5, 1925, and the only child of Chiu-Wan Chien and Ke-Liang Cheng. At the age of 13. he met the girl who would become the love of his life and wife of 56 years, Katherine. They attended. middle school, high school, and university, where they shared a common iove 0 music, chemistry and sports.

After graduating from Chekiang University in 1949, CC. left his homeland for graduate studies. At the end of a 17-dayjourney on the SS President Wilson, he arrived at Pier 41 in San Francisco and then made his way to Austin, Texas. Katherine arrived in 1953, and they were married in the small Texas town of Anderson. C.C. earned a PhD in Chemistry in 1954 from The University of Texas at Austin.

He completed post-doctoral work at New Mexico Highlands University where he helped to synthesize Allopurinol, used to combat gout. A second postdoctoral role at Princeton University led him to his first job directing a team of scientists at Midwest Research Institute (MRI) in Kansas City in 1959, where they lived for the next 40 years. Subsequent to the passing of his beloved mother in 1963, he dedicated his life’s work to finding a cure for cancer. Among his many accomplishments, one compound he synthesized, Mitoxantrone, is still used today for treatment of breast cancer and non-lymphoid leukemia. C.C. spent 20 years at MRI and finished his illustrious career in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where he served as a professor and director of the cancer center for many years.

After retiring at the age of 74, CC. and Katherine moved to Wilmington, Delaware, where they enjoyed time with new and old friends at the Chinese American Community Center. He continued to pursue his life-long interests in photography and music. In 2004, they relocated back to Texas, where they spent many more happy years with children and grandchildren in Sugar Land.

C.C. was widely known by family and friends as someone with an unparalleled sense of humor and a penchant for storytelling. He was generous in spirit and service. Every holiday, he and Katherine opened their hearts and home to countless students from China and Taiwan.

C.C. symbolized love, strength and resilience, and conducted himself with grace and
gratitude. His reflections about the past and learnings from the present were built upon integrity and humility. He found a balance between his adopted country and his native one, appreciating the beauty and opportunity within America while remaining passionate about Chinese history, literature, poetry and culture.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Katherine. He is survived by his four daughters: Amy (Anthony Stella) Vollmer of Wilmington, DE; Anna (Joel) Catalano of Sugar Land, TX; Alice (Christopher) Beukers of Singapore; Audrey (Robert) Trevino of Sugar Land, TX, and eight grandchildren: Jeffrey (Brooke Stevens) Vollmer, Katherine Vollmer, Carson (Michael) De Fries, David Catalano, Alexandra Beukers, William Beukers, Maya Trevino and Sofia Trevino.


Summarizing 91 years in 10 minutes seems impossible. Our father, to us, was larger than life, and it’s hard to find words that even come close to how I feel. But I’ll try.

As I began to wn‘te this eulogy, i realized that many of you here didn’t know our father until he moved to Houston. In fact, many of you never saw him without his wheelchair. Certainly most of you didn‘t know him before the age of 60.

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2017 Chinese New Year Celebration 新春晚會 Recap

一年一度的大堪城中華協會 (Chinese Club of Greater Kansas City) 新春晚會在 2017 年一月二十一日晚,於樂宮樓 (Princess Garden) 順利舉行。近一百三十餘位中外人士參加,享用傳統美食,觀賞舞獅,擊鼓 (Chinese Drum and Lion Team),以及民族舞蹈 (HK Chinese Folk Dance Group) 表演。華協會員,堪城商家,以及駐丹佛台北經濟文化辦事處 (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Denver),提供的近三十個摸彩獎項,掛曆,及紅包,讓活動嘉賓滿載而歸,感受過年的喜氣。華協也在晚會中進行會長交接,會長職位由張立杭 (Arthur Chang,2015-2017 President) 轉交給游佳琳 (Catherine You)。活動詳情及未來活動公告,請參考華協網站 http://www.ccgkc.comCCGKC Facebook 網頁

Photos of this event can be viewed at: https://goo.gl/photos/ckpHGngBuvF4rgrg6

2017 Chinese New Year Celebration 新春晚會

大堪城中華協會 2017 新春晚會

地點 Venue: Princess Garden Restaurant 樂宮樓
8906 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64114
日期 Date: 星期六, 一月二十一日 Saturday, 1/21/2017
時間 Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

歌舞表演, 美食, and many more Lucky Draw 抽獎 !

Ticket: Adult $20 per person
Senior (60+) & Student: $18 per person
Children 10 and under: $10 per person

Ticket price includes dinner, lucky draw tickets and shows.

To RSVP, please visit: http://www.ccgkc.org/signup/
For more information regarding this event, please contact us at (816) 217-4702 (Arthur).

大堪城慶祝中華民國建國 106 年升旗典禮

2017 Flag Raising Ceremony
January 1st, 2017 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM
@ KC Buffet (6457 Quivira Rd, Shawnee, KS)

Please RSVP prior to the event via the following website: https://frckc.wordpress.com/rsvp/, or call (913) 735-3688 to leave a detailed message.
請事前登記,以便統計人數。請利用 RSVP 網頁報名: https://frckc.wordpress.com/rsvp/, 或是電話留言 (913) 735-3688.

52Hz, I Love You 北美特映會@Kansas City

This event is organized by 52Hz KC.

Join us on the evening of November 10th for the special screening of movie “52Hz, I Love You” before its official premiere early next year. Part of this event will be a Q&A with the actor and crew. Follow our Facebook page for official preview at the end of October! This film will be subtitled in English.

Door opens at 6:30PM
Movie starts at 7:00PM
Runtime: 109 minutes + 20 minutes Q&A

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Ticket Purchase and More Information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/52hz-i-love-youkansas-city-screening-tickets-28470429822

  • Date: Thu, November 10, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM CST
  • Location: Tivoli Cinemas (4050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 200
    Kansas City, MO 64111)
  • Ticket Price: $6 to $10

 

《關於本片》

52Hz,汪洋大海中一隻孤單鯨魚的低鳴,傳遞著渴望被聽到的”我愛你”。另一隻期待被愛,卻害怕受到傷害,帶著矛盾心情的貓兩種心境,代表著城市裡兩種類型的單身男女。

繼”海角七號”、”賽德克巴萊”、”Kano”,睽違九年,導演魏德聖再次以音樂愛情電影的形式,詮釋等待知音共鳴時的孤獨,並期待帶給大家幸福、滿足的感覺離開戲院.。

11/10日,讓我們帶著好奇的心情,參加魏導新片北美特映會KC場,和演員與劇組人員共同體驗溫馨甜蜜的情感。

6:30PM開放入場,電影7:00PM準時放映
電影全長 109 分鐘 + 電影座談會 20 分鐘
電影級數 – 普通級

《ABOUT THE FILM》

The movie is a heartfelt musical drama by award-winning Taiwanese film director, Te-Sheng Wei. Wei’s earlier indie film broke box office records in Asia and was nominated for the 84th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film in 2011. Wei’s newest movie, “52 Hz, I Love You”, is not only a unique musical interpretation on the age-old subject of love, it also provides viewers an opportunity to experience some of Taiwan’s iconic music, lifestyle, and culture. We look forward to sharing an enchanting evening with you.

臺灣推展醫療服務國際化現況簡介

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依據世界旅遊組織的定義(World Tourism Organization, 2006),醫療旅遊(Medical Tourism)是指以醫療護理、疾病與 健康、康復與休養為主題的旅遊服務;該產業在今日是成 長最快的產業之一。目前全世界已超過 300 萬的病人到外 國就醫,其中包含整形外科、心臟科、 牙科、美容整形外 科、健康檢查、人工生殖、神經外科及癌症治療,另依據 Deloitte(2009)調查,預估全世界到海外就醫之人士於 2017 年將高達 1,575 萬人次。

臺灣優質之醫療服務及健保已獲得全球高度肯定, 2000 年英國經濟學人雜誌「世界健康排行榜」臺灣名列全 球第二;2007 年瑞士洛桑管理學院「世界競爭力評比」, 臺灣醫療保健基礎建設列全世界第 13(共 55 國受評);2005 年諾貝爾獎得主克魯曼認為臺灣成功經驗值得美國參考學 習。近三年來,包括國家地理頻道、紐約時報、時代雜誌 及 CNN 等國際媒體專題介紹臺灣醫療成就,去年 The Richest 更將臺灣評比為國際第一名的醫療照護。臺灣的醫 療成就具有最佳的國際聲譽及競爭力。

整體而言,臺灣醫療擁有下列六大優勢如以下介紹:

一、高品質–具國際級醫療水準 臺灣自1978年起開始建立國家性的醫療體系評鑑機制,為 全球第四,亞洲第一個建立評鑑制度的國家。大多數醫學 中心和區域醫院均通過源自於美國系統的醫院評鑑暨醫療 品質策進會(Joint Commission of Taiwan,JCT)認證。此 外,截至2016年,臺灣總計通過美國JCI國際醫院評鑑 (Joint Commission International Hospital Accreditation)共計有17家醫療機構。

二、合理價格–醫療成本合理,費用較歐、美、日等國家 低 臺灣醫療機構提供最新穎醫療科技與設備、受過完整訓練 的專業人員,然而手術費用卻是相對合理與經濟;大致上 來說,臺灣的手術費用僅僅是美國的五分之ㄧ、英國的六 分之ㄧ。不僅如此,我們也提供合理價格之健康檢查,降 低顧客的財務負擔。

三、高科技–均與歐美國家醫院同等級 臺灣的醫療機構使用最先進的醫療儀器,設備同等於甚至 超越了美國醫院所擁有;根據衛生福利部統計截至2014年 止臺灣擁有43台正子攝影設備(PET),200台核磁共振儀 (MRI)及357台斷層掃描儀(CT),更於2015年引進首座醫用 粒子治療設備,提供全面性的照護與預防。另外,臺灣的 醫院可透過無線網路(WiMAX Technology)的監控系統提供 病患即時服務,在居家照顧方面提供24小時的健康控管, 透過RFID可追蹤病患用藥上安全和病患的身份辨認,給予 病患更多的安全保障。

四、感動服務 每家醫院提供獨立的健康管理中心,和一般醫療場所分 開,以便提供病患充分的隱私及最舒適的服務。專屬醫療 團隊以病患為中心,帶領病患並從旁協助完成所有的程 序。檢查結束後,健康管理師會提供病患最完整的健康管 理計畫,並協助預約後續的追蹤檢查。同時提供即時的線 上醫療服務回應和關懷、專車機場接送服務、和語言翻譯 等以滿足顧客的需求。

五、完整專科服務 從預防醫學、健康檢查、診斷、到疾病治療,融合中醫及 西醫的醫療網絡,以最先進的醫療儀器為病患量身訂做各 式各樣的健康檢查。此外,融合了中醫的養生療法,提供 更多樣的醫療服務。

六、專業團隊 臺灣醫療機構提供專業的醫療團隊來服務病患。據衛生福 利部至2014年之統計,每一萬人擁有26.56個醫師及68.91 張病床。美國商業週刊第947期報導,臺灣的活體肝臟移植 五年存活率最高為93.5%,比日本高出12%,更遠比美國高 出33%。臺灣不僅具備先進醫學儀器,更重要的是擁有專業 醫療團隊提供高品質且貼心的服務。

此外為增強外籍人士來臺接受醫療服務的意願,政府 不僅於 2008 年出版了 “Patients Beyond Borders Taiwan Edition”成為世界上第二個具有專書推薦的國 家,讓臺灣成為外國病人醫療旅遊的首選,並成立單一入 口網站-臺灣國際醫療網(Taiwan Task Force for Medical Travel:http://www.medicaltravel.org.tw)以 提供顧客最即時、最詳盡的第一手醫療旅遊相關資訊;該 網站並建有線上詢問功能,透過客服人員與顧客彼此間的 聯繫,讓顧客能迅速獲得所需相關資訊,更進一步認識臺 灣的優質醫療服務。

目前政府推行醫療國際化已有初階成效,長期下來並 間接帶動其他產業發展,未來將繼續努力與國際接軌,並 引進海外僑胞豐沛資源,使臺灣能在國際醫療舞臺上綻放
光彩。

2016 Chinese New Year Celebration 新春晚會

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大堪城中華協會 2016 新春晚會

地點 Venue: Community Covenant Church
15700 W 87th St Pkwy, Lenexa, KS 66219
日期 Date: 星期六, 二月六日 Saturday, 2/6/2016
時間 Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

歌舞表演, 美食, and many more Lucky Draw 抽獎 !

Ticket: $20 per person
Children under 12 years: $10 per person
Children under 5 years: Eat free!

Ticket price includes dinner, lucky draw tickets and shows.

To RSVP, please visit: http://www.ccgkc.org/signup/
For more information regarding this event, please contact us at (816) 217-4702 (Arthur).

Chinese Sugar Art Seminar Recap

There were approximately 30 people participated in this culture event.  Instructor Catherine You talked about the history of Chinese sugar art, demonstrated the process, and shared many useful tips. Participants had a fun time making the sugar drawings, and also eating the candies.

CCGKC 2015 Sugar Art Seminar event photos can be viewed on Flickr.

Chinese Sugar Art Seminar

An Introduction to Chinese Sugar Art:
Beginners’ Seminar

Led by Catherine You

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Join Catherine You and Chinese Club of Greater Kansas City (CCGKC) for a short, hands on seminar about Traditional Chinese Sugar Art (focusing on the folk art of Sugar Painting ). Learn about the supplies artists use, try your hand at some basic sugar painting, and take home a few Nifty hacks to make this impressive skill easier to master. This 1 hour seminar will be a hands-on experience for all candy lovers. Recommended for Adults or Families with older children – We will be working with hotplates and VERY hot liquids (in small intervals).

Location: Sun Marble (9600 Dice Lane, Lenexa, Kansas 66215)

Date: Saturday 11/21/2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm
(4-5pm: optional independent study)

RSVP: Please register via http://www.ccgkc.org/signup/

Registration fee: $5 per person (Includes all class materials and a take home starter kit)
Recommended for adults or Families with Adult Participation. **Working with Hot Liquids**

Supplied materials: Sugar, heating vessels, heating unit, ladle, spatula, wax paper, working surface.

Optional items to bring: Apron, heat resistant, gloves, safety glasses, Portable Hot Plate

What is “sugar painting”?

Sugar painting (糖画 – TangHua) is a traditional Chinese form of folk art using hot, liquid sugar to create two dimensional figures. This snack is popular among children. Selecting a figure is normally determined by spinning the arrow on a wheel – Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_painting)

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