KCCAA 2019 Spring Visa Event

When: Saturday, April 13, 2019, 1:30– 3:30pm
Where: Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church, 10101 England Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212
Service Items: Chinese visa only (no Chinese passport, or travel certificate, etc.)
For visa information and required documents for each visa type, please refer the information listed on the Consulate General’s website:
Visa Fee and Service Charge: The required visa fee is $140 for US Citizen, and $90 for non-US Citizen. In addition to the visa fee required by the Consulate General, service charge of $40 for member and $50 for non-member per passport/applicant will be collected by KCCAA.
Please combine the required visa fee (to Consulate General) and service charge (to KCCAA) together and make one payment to “KCCAA”. Cash or personal checks are accepted. Credit cards are NOT accepted.
No need for return envelope. The Visa will be distributed to you by KCCAA in approximately two (2) to three (3) weeks.

2019 春季堪城中美联合会中国签证活动的通知

时间: 周六, 二零一九年四月十三日, 下午 1:30 – 3:30
地点: 以马内利华人浸信会, 10101 England Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212
服务项目: 只代办中国签证 (不受理中国护照, 旅行证, 及养老金资格审核的服务)
为方便社区,堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)将代办赴华签证。具体申请材料及收费要求, 请参照中国芝加哥总领馆网页如下:
签证及服务费用:除了领事馆要求的签证费($140美国护照,$90其他非美国护照)以外, 堪城中美联合会将对每本护照/申请人收取相应代办手续费, $40 (会员),$50 (非会员)。
请将签证费和代办手续费一起付给堪城中美联合会(KCCAA), 接受现金或个人支票付款,不收信用卡。然后由堪城中美联合会统一支付领事馆要求的签证费用。
申请人不需要回邮信封.签证办完后, 堪城中美联合会将派人赴中国驻芝加哥总领馆领取护照及签证, 并统一发放. 根据领馆工作负荷,签证处理时间大约为两到三周。…

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KCCAA 2019 Chinese New Year Celebration

CNY Gala Ticket plus KCCAA Membership – $15 plus one membership per family

Purchase Standard/Non-Membership Tickets Only: $20 

Purchase/Renew KCCAA Membership Only (no tickets) – $10  

All the tickets purchased online will be available to be picked up on Saturday Jan. 26th, 2019 from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at JCCC.

The “Kansas City Chinese New Year Celebration” to be presented by Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA), University of Kansas Confucius Institute, and Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation (ESMF) will be held in Johnson County Community College (JCCC) on Saturday January 26th, 2019.

The Chinese New Year celebration activities include Chinese Speech Competition, Chinese Cultural Fair, Miss Asia USA Casting Call, and the Chinese New Year Gala. This year on stage we will have Chinese acrobatics, Leyue Performing Arts, Jasmine Chinese Dance Group, KC Chinese School, Chinese Classical Arts Qipao Association, Crescendo Conservatory, American Dance Center, and other talented musicians and performers. This year Bo Lings Chinese Restaurant will provide delicious Chinese food in the lobby of the Carlsen during the afternoon culture events. All are welcome to come and celebrate the Chinese New Year with us!

All day time Chinese New Year celebration activities are free to the public, and the tickets for evening gala for KCCAA members and non-members are $15 and $20 respectively, with discounted advanced purchase ticket of $12 and $18 prior to January 14, 2019. Different approaches to secure the gala tickets including:

1) Onsite Walk-up Purchase at JCCC Box Office (12345 College Blvd., Overland Park, KS 66210) from 10am to 5pm Monday – Friday. All ticket price at $25 (Including service fee)

2) Online Purchase through kccaa.org with three options:
a). Standard/Non-Member Ticket: $20 ($18 prior to January 14, 2019)
b). Member Gala Ticket: $15 ($12 prior to January 14, 2019) + $10 membership/Family
Need to purchase 2018 KCCAA Membership ($10/Family) together, and each family member can purchase up to 8 gala tickets.
c). Membership card only: $10/Family
All tickets and membership card purchased online can be picked up from 5:00 to 7:00pm on January 26th, 2019 in front of the Yardley Hall.

3) Pre-order through local Chinese organizations and pay discount prices at $12. Please see below ticketing poster for details. The pre-ordered tickets will be provided to the Designated Organizations one week after receiving the final ticket count by January 14, 2019, and the Designated Organization will distribute pre-ordered …

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The Ninth KCCAA Community Service Award

In 2010, the Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) established an annual KCCAA Community Service Award to encourage primary and secondary school students in the greater Kansas City area to develop stronger awareness of public service and to participate actively in community service. In the past several years we have seen an increasing number of young students engaging in volunteer work, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund. More and more of our young people have come to understand the personal satisfaction of helping others. In order to honor the unselfish efforts of these young people and, in hopes of encouraging others to follow their examples, KCCAA will offer recognition to some of the most outstanding efforts by the young people in our community to help others. There will be three level of recognitions, one first place, two second places, and three third places, evaluated based on the criteria below. To emphasize the intrinsic rewards of community service, the awardees will be given plaques, scholarships, and will be honored on stage at KCCAA’s Chinese New Year Gala.

This award may be offered to any primary or secondary school student in the greater Kansas City area and any qualified student may apply.

Requirements: an applicant must –

  1. Be an elementary or secondary school student (grades 1 through 12).
  2. Have participated in some form of voluntary work or community service (without compensation) during the past year.

Evaluation criteria for awards:

  • Service activities that emphasize service to others in need will be valued over experiences that are designed primarily as learning experiences for the student. Quantity of hours of service will not necessarily be more highly valued than quality but consistent patterns of service to others will be valued by the judges.
  • Initiative and (age-appropriate) leadership and organization in group efforts to serve others will also be noted. Fundraising activities to benefit others will be viewed as worthwhile, but (age-appropriate) direct service to others may, in some cases, may be viewed as having more enduring significance for the student applicants.

 Application procedures:

Submit an application letter by email to kccaa.award@gmail.com by January 13, 2019.

The application letter shall include the student’s name, school, and contact information for school; a list of the student’s community service experiences during 2018, with a description of each community service experience. The student shall also submit a one page essay to describe the student’s perspective …

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US Election 101


guest speaker: scott wagner

Date: October 27, 2018

Time: 3:30 pm -4:30 pm

Location: JOCO Central Resource Library, community room

9875 W 87th St, Overland Park, KS 66212

大家一定注意到周围关于从联邦到地方各种选举的新闻和路边广告了吧。是不是有点眼花缭乱?堪城中美联合会(KCCAA)特别邀请到堪萨斯城市议员,副市长Scott Wagner先生给大家介绍一下各个层级的选举以及这些选举是如何影响我们的生活的。 同时也分享一些关于如何参与各类选举活动的建议。欢迎大家的光临。

Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA) Free Educational Seminar

We are honored to have Kansas City (MO) Councilman, Mayor Pro Tem Mr. Scott Wagner to be our guest speaker, introducing the deferent levels of elections that happen around us and how these elections affect us. Topics will also include how can we get involved with the various election activities for those who are interested.


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Edgar Snow Symposium – October 4-6, 2018

Edgar Snow Memorial Foundation (KCCAA’s long time sponsor) has announced today the final program of Edgar Snow Symposium to be held this week in Kansas City. They have gathered a group of prominent speakers, including: Ambassador Cui TianKai, former President of Asia Society Ambassador Nick Platt, CBS White House Chief Correspondent – Major Garrett, former US Dept. of Commerce White House Senior Advisor- Eric Branstad and Governor Colyer. For the first time, there will be a full day business program (Saturday, Oct. 6) with national and local business leaders as speakers. All sessions are free (except for meals). Registration is needed due to limited space capacity. If you are interested to participant in Friday or Saturday program, please send your name and sessions you plan to attend to jen@jentonyes.com or Nancyhill@umkc.edu.

Edgar Snow Symposium Program 2018

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