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同舟共济,武汉加油!– KCCAA为武汉捐款倡议

大家好!疫情无情人有情,目前面对武汉等地的严重形势,我们身在海外,心系武汉,KCCAA堪城中美联合会经过一段时间的认真研究、仔细调查和各方联系,终于了解到武汉救援人员的紧急防护需求,他们急需四方的援助,我们决定用一颗求真务实之心,号召堪城人民凝心聚力,一起捐款购买防护眼镜,支援灾区医护人员紧急需求,我们了解到周围的医护人员有的没有防护眼镜,不得不订购游泳眼镜以之代替,防护眼镜能有效地阻隔病毒从眼睛传入,由于病人多,缺乏防护资源,有的疫区医护者怀着惶惑的心仍坚持奋战在抗疫前线,希望我们的爱心支援能解除他们安全忧虑,专心工作,从病毒手里抢回更多病人。我们目标是集资购买5000个护目镜支援武汉和周边地区,由于产品极度有限,时间紧迫,首批购买1000个防护眼镜已在进行之中,请看下图是我们做过大量研究,并且多次与国内中山大学附属医院医用设备采购专家和武汉协和医院院长等多次反复确认的适合一线重症监护室使用的产品,我们也已经联系好了运输通道和相关的急需医院,所有的捐款购物和运输活动做到透明和公开,财政支出发票将公告大家,以便达到募捐明了清晰。同时我们也欢迎大家推荐护目镜方面好的采购渠道。我们知道仅靠我们的力量是微不足道,但是如果大家云集响应,群策群力,一起用至纯至柔之心去帮助武汉民众,他们一定能重拾信心,战胜疫情。亲们,请大家伸出你的援手,献上你的爱心,让我们用自己的行动诠释什么是海外赤子之心。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

天佑武汉!
天佑中国!
天佑这片土地上的每一个人!!

捐款最佳方法是将钱打入KCCAA PayPal 账户:

Kccaa20@gmail.com 或 paypal.me/2019nCoVRelief

并告知姓名以便记录。Paypal 付款时选 send to friends and family可以避免手续费。KCCAA将为需要的捐款人提供免税收据并提醒有公司match的朋友不要忘了公司match。

或请寄支票到:

KCCAA
P.O. Box 23325
Overland Park, KS 66283

Every day, we hear about the corona virus raging in China.  More than 46,000 people have been infected and over 1000 have died.  Chinese health officials are working to contain Covid-19 and other countries are taking precautionary measures to avoid a disastrous global pandemic.  Until only a few weeks ago, no one could have foreseen the magnitude of this catastrophe.  Medical facilities in Wuhan and the rest of Hubei province are overwhelmed despite massive emergency help from other parts of China and the rest of the world. 

Recognizing the urgent need for medical supplies in Wuhan, The Kansas City Chinese American Association(KCCAA) communicated with medical professionals in China to ascertain which supplies are needed most.  It was determined that there is an ongoing, urgent need for protective equipment such as goggles, disinfectants and masks for the front-line doctors and rescue workers.  Understandably, very few of these items are available for purchase in China now.  Therefore, the KCCAA has searched the US market for these much-needed materials which meet Chinese medical standards.  We determined that medical googles were the most readily available top-of-the-list item.  They are urgently needed in the hospitals where hundreds are admitted daily.  The Alumni Association of Wuhan University (New York) and Cainiao Logistics are helping the KCCAA to transport the supplies to Wuhan. 

It is the goal of the KCCAA to raise enough funds to purchase 5000 medial googles for the facilities in and around Wuhan.  The first consignment of 1000 protective googles are already on their way.  The US manufacturers of these googles are currently increasing production to meet domestic and international demand. 

Today (February 12th), Chinese health officials reported 14,840 new cases and 242 additional deaths due to Covid-19 (as reported by CNBC). Chinese health workers are giving their all to contain this virus before it reaches us.  We need everyone’s help to defeat this epidemic now!

Donations can be made via the KCCAA Paypal account. Please send your tax-deductible donation to Kccaa20@gmail.com or via paypal.me/2019nCoVReliefPlease make sure to add your name as well for our records. Select ‘send to friends and family’ to avoid handling fees. KCCAA will provide each donor with a tax-deductible

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热烈祝贺KCCAA堪城中美联合会2020大型贺新春活动圆满落幕

二零二零年一月二十五号,农历大年初一,由堪城中美联合会和埃德加斯诺基金会联袂举办的大型贺新春活动在JCCC隆重举行。为感谢多年支持华人社区建设的各界人士,芝加哥总领事馆提前给大年初一的大型春节晚会发来了祝福。总领馆充分肯定了堪城中美联合会和埃德加斯诺基金会在大堪城地区为华人社区建设和中美文化交流所做出的努力和贡献,并且预祝所有堪城的朋友们鼠年大吉!我们的春节庆祝活动今年还收到了堪萨斯州长Laura Kelly以及密苏里堪萨斯市市长Quinton Lucas发来的贺信。在贺信中Kelly州长和Lucas市长赞扬了我们华裔对社区的贡献以及KCCAA在社区建设和文化交流中所作的努力。同时也恭祝大家新春快乐!Kelly州长同时宣布1月25日至2月1日为堪萨斯州的中国新年周。

全天候的大厅文化展示,各种游戏活动,中华美食让朋友们流连忘返,他们学写毛笔字,做新春卡片,领取新年红包,玩游戏赢取具有中国特色的小礼品,品尝特色中华美食,领略中医太极的魅力, 不亦乐乎!堪萨斯城多民族委员会也加入其中,和华人们分享新年的喜悦。

晚上的Yardley Hall,一千三百多个座位座无虚席!由三百多演职人员,逾十个参演单位辛苦准备了近半年带来的二十个精彩纷呈的节目给堪城的观众带来了一场视听的盛宴。晚会开始前,中央电视台导演, 2020央视春晚总导演杨东升先生专门为KCCAA发来祝贺,预祝我们的春晚成功举行,并给所有堪城的同胞们送上新春的祝福!随后堪城现代中文学校的小朋友们的童声合唱和新年祝福拉开了晚会序幕,把新春的气氛点燃。

乐乐艺术团的开场舞“盛世花开”气势磅礴,大气恢弘。灯笼,花伞和长扇把节日的舞台装点得绚烂多彩,整齐划一的舞蹈,欢快激昂的音乐,好一个振奋人心的开场!这也掀起了晚会的第一个小高潮。

一直活跃在KC 春晚舞台上的KCCAA 舞蹈队,此次化作了着烟灰色旗袍的美丽女子,手摇蒲扇,携小木凳,轻舞于灰墙弄堂之间。婉约,恬静,轻吸一丝烟火气,闲聊一段小家常,惊艳了时光,也惊艳了在场的所有观众。

由著名抒情女高音歌唱家彭燕带来的“思故乡”悠扬婉转,诉说着海外游子对祖国母亲的思念之情。由全球华人新秀歌唱大赛北美赛区冠军,既2010快乐男声旧金山10强选手詹鹏带来的“火柴天堂”则以醇厚的嗓音感人至深。由美国中西部地区亚洲小姐选美第一名的郝天带来的英文流行歌曲“Price Tag”激情四射,魅力十足,点燃全场。

一段穿越带来了清宫里热闹的格格选秀,寂寥的深宫,威武的将军。现代舞的加入更是令表演惊喜不断。笑与泪,古与今,东方与西方,这个由堪城古典艺术旗袍协会带来的耳目一新的穿越剧掀起了下半场表演的又一高潮。

黑纱舞动宛如墨水抛洒,旋转跳跃中的黑白裙摆恰似一朵朵水墨花。茉莉花中国舞团的“千纱墨舞”,完美诠释了中国古典舞的气韵之美,令观众为之陶醉不已。

KCCAA春晚总导演丘春燕女士亲自上阵,参与演唱压轴歌舞表演“今夜无眠”,歌曲混搭美声与流行唱法,配以华丽的华尔兹伴舞,将整台晚会推向最高潮!

精彩节目目不暇接,观众的视觉听觉一次次被震撼。气势十足的乐乐大合唱,樱花纷纷的现代芭蕾,创意十足充满梦想的儿童与少儿舞蹈,酷劲十足的乐队,年轻人为之尖叫的韩国劲舞,钢琴小提琴演奏等等。

这场精彩的演出在观众们久久不散的掌声中圆满落幕,观众的喜爱和认可就是最好的礼物!正如总导演春燕女士所说:“演出的成功离不开辛勤付出的演员,组织者,志愿者,更离不开支持我们的热情观众!”

感谢每一位参与到活动中朋友,不管你是演员,志愿者还是观众!我们的社区因为有大家的支持与齐心协力而更加美好!二零二零,鼠年吉祥!

 

撰稿:KCCAA

图片:魏海军,金富学,Gary Gao

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KCCAA 春晚, 我们的希望在这里起航 Spring Festival Gala, our hope set sail here

时光匆匆,弹指间2019年就要匆匆逝去,鼠年正大踏步向我们走来。亲爱的堪城华人朋友们,大家一定都急切期盼着一年一度的最最隆重的堪城KCCAA春晚吧, 让我们一起翘首以盼吧! 请记住: 1/25/2020 — 周六 — 大年初一,我们在老地方:JCCC Yardley Hall 一起拜大年!不见不散!

Time flies. 2019 is about to pass in a snap. Everyone must be eagerly looking forward to the annual and most grand KCCAA Spring Festival Gala.  Let us look forward to it! Remember: 1/25/2020-Saturday -New Year’s Day, we are in the same place: JCCC Yardley Hall to celebrate New Year together. See you there.

历年的KCCAA春晚舞台上,众多节目精彩纷呈,许多节目让人过目不忘。堪城本地的各个华人文艺团队更是首当其冲,各显神通。堪城旗袍协会的古典戏曲与服饰水乳交融的演示;乐乐艺术团气势磅礴的大合唱;茉莉花中国舞团婀娜飘逸的舞蹈;堪城现代 中文学校孩子们稚嫩而富有童趣的表演以及其他文艺团队的演出都给观众们留下了深刻的印象,每每想起,依然记忆犹新,历历在目。他们为增添节日气氛,为活跃社区生活,为弘扬中华文化立下了汗马功劳。

On the KCCAA Spring Festival Gala over the years, many programs are exciting, and many programs are unforgettable. The various Chinese literary and art teams are the first to bear the brunt of their magic. The classical opera and costumes by Kansas Qipao Association, the magnificent chorus by Leyue Performing Art Troupe, the graceful dance by the Jasmine Chinese Dance Troupe; the performances of the children from the Modern Chinese School of Kansas City and many other literary and artistic teams. The amazing performances have left a deep impression for the audience. They contributed to the festival atmosphere, the active community life, and the promotion of Chinese culture.

去年的春晚舞台上,堪城古典艺术旗袍协会带来的大型古典戏曲艺术节目“梨园春梦” 由旗袍协会创始人刘娜女士编排指导,独树一帜,气势宏大,深受大家的喜爱,赢得观众朋友们阵阵如潮的掌声。堪城古典艺术旗袍协会从成立至今,两年多来得到了许多热心朋友的鼎力支持和慷慨赞助,在会长Theresa的带领下,吸引了一大批喜爱中国文化,热衷于传播中国文化的当地华人朋友和美国朋友,为加强中美文化交流,促进中美友谊作出了重要贡献。正如Theresa 会长 说的:“我们堪城古典艺术旗袍协会的宗旨是传承弘扬中华文化,丰富堪城华人生活。我们要为美国中部的华人朋友搭建一个好的平台,不仅要为华人朋友提供丰富的生活讯息,而且更要鼓励和促进华人和美国朋友之间的文化交流,为增强中美友谊而努力。” 欲穷千里目,更上一层楼!今年的春晚舞台上堪城旗袍协会将再接再厉,再创辉煌,将带领观众朋友们一起穿越回到延禧宫,相信这个有创意的穿越剧一定会破茧而出,精彩绝伦,在春晚舞台上征服所有的观众,博得满堂喝彩!

On the stage of the Spring Festival Gala last year, the large-scale classical opera art program “Liyuan Chunmeng” brought by Kansas Classical Cheongsam Association was arranged and directed by Ms. Liu Na, the founder of Cheongsam Association. It is unique and imposing. Since its establishment, Kansas Cheongsam Association has received generous support of many enthusiastic friends for more than two years. Under the leadership of President Theresa, it has attracted a large number of local Chinese friends who love Chinese culture and are keen to spread Chinese culture. With American friends, they have made important contributions to strengthening Sino-US cultural exchanges and promoting Sino-US friendship. As President Theresa said, “The purpose of our Kansas Cheongsam Association is to carry forward the Chinese culture and enrich the Chinese life in greater Kansas City area. We need to build a good platform for Chinese friends in the central United States, not only to provide rich Chinese friends Life information, but also encourage and promote cultural exchanges between Chinese and American friends, and work hard to enhance Sino-US friendship. ” On this year’s Spring Festival Gala, the Kansas Cheongsam Association will make persistent efforts and create greater glories. It will lead the audience to travel back to Yanxi Palace. I believe this creative drama will definitely break out of the cocoon, conquer all …

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The Tenth 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, 2020.

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 2019, with a description of each community service experience. The student shall also submit a one page essay to describe …

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春晚大舞台 社区你我他 – Spring Festival Gala, Community You and Me

作者:胡荆茜

author: Jingqian Hu

 

真快!又近岁末年初。

2020,农历庚子鼠年的春节在那不远的拐角处,已是隐约可见。

再一次,堪城中美联合会KCCAA吹响了看春晚,过大年的集结号。

1月25日 — 大年初一,老地方:连续举办了十多年春晚的 JCCC Yardley Hall;老时间:晚七点;KCCAA的年度大戏 — 春晚,将正点拉开帷幕。

Time flies! It’s near the end of the year again.
2020,the Spring Festival of the Lunar Year of the Rat is around the corner.
Once again, KCCAA has started the rally to watch the Spring Festival Gala and celebrate the New Year.

January 25 — New Year’s Day, same Place: JCCC Yardley Hall, which has held more than ten years of Spring Festival Gala; same time: 7 pm; KCCAA’s annual drama — Spring Festival Gala, will begin on time.

去年,我们一起回顾了春晚舞台上的那些精彩瞬间;今年,我们来说说春晚幕后的那些人,那些事。

本期要推出的是堪城中美联合会KCCAA的几位主要组织者:春晚总导演,
第一副会长丘春燕女士;现任会长,车飞先生;主席、前会长,荣磊先生。

Last year we reviewed the wonderful moments of the Spring Festival Gala together. Now we will talk about those people behind the Spring Festival Gala and their efforts.

In this article, we will talk about three key figures behind the Spring Festival Gala,
First vice president, Ms. Chunyan Qiu
The current president, Mr. Che Fei
The chairman and former president, Mr. Rong Lei.

丘春燕,堪城中美联合会KCCAA第一副会长。

First vice president, Ms. Chunyan Qiu

十多年来,春燕女士一直致力于春晚的各项准备工作,尤其是负责设计春晚当天所有庆典活动的各个会场的布置;准备装饰材料,并管理组织人员将其在各会场安排妥当。自2016年起,春燕女士连续担纲春晚总导演。

For more than ten years, Ms. Qiu has been devoted to various preparations for the Spring Festival Gala, especially responsible for designing the layout of all the venues for the celebrations on the day of the Spring Festival Gala, preparing decorative materials, and managing the organization staff to arrange them properly in each venue. Since 2016, Ms. Qiu has been the director of the Spring Festival Evening

为准备社区的年度春晚“大餐”,每年四月,作为晚会总导演的春燕女士,就开始了她的筹划,收集和挑选节目的工作。

In preparation for the community’s annual Spring Festival Gala, Director Qiu began her planning, collecting and selecting programs in April each year.

为确保晚会的圆满成功,春燕导演做了大量的案头工作。在她历年的春晚备忘录里,从节目筹划到分工协作,从协调演出团队到安排制作节目背景视频;从构思设计演出流程到彩排检查舞台演出效果;从督促联系赞助商到安排各类广告在网络社交媒体上的发放;从售票点的确定到节目单、主持人稿件的把关;从聘请摄像摄影师到统计演职人员的餐饮……林林总总,大大小小,一一列出。准备工作是细致,且充分的。而将这些细节逐个落实于实处,则是一个很大的工作量。春燕导演为此投入大量的时间和精力。

To ensure the success of the Gala, Director Qiu did a lot of work. In her Spring Festival Gala memo over the years, from program planning to division of labor and coordination, from coordinating the performance team to arranging the production of the background video of the show, from conceiving and designing the performance process to rehearsal to check the performance of the stage performance, from urging contact with sponsors to arranging various advertisements on the network Distribution on social media, from the confirmation of ticket sales points to the control of program listings and host manuscripts, from the employment of camera photographers to the statistics of the catering of the cast members … The preparations are meticulous and adequate. Implementing these details one by one needs huge efforts. Director Qiu invested a lot of time and energy for this.…

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