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The Fourth KCCAA Community Service Award winners

First Place: Cindy Wang
Second Place: Charles Li, Elaine Zhu, Mulan Jiang
Third Place: Lucy Li, Michael Chu, Austin Tang, Amanda Li, April Ma, Eric Zhao, Anna Tang


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 four years we have seen an increasing number of young students involving in volunteer works, particularly under the leadership of KCCAA Youth Hope Fund. This year will be the fourth year we give out awards, and the three categories will be as follows: first place award: $300; second place award $200; third place award: $100.


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


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.

  3. Submit an application letter no more than one page (letter size or A4). The application statement should include the student’s name, school, and contact information for school; a description of the community service experience; the student’s reflections on lessons learned from that experience; name and contact information for the supervisor of the community service experience.


Applications must be received by January 10th, 2014. The Education Committee of the Kansas City Chinese American Association will review the applications and determine the final list of awardees. The awards will be presented in a ceremony to be held during the KCCAA Chinese New Year Gala on January 19th, 2014 at JCCC Yardley Hall.


The Kansas City Chinese Association is grateful to Waddell & Reed Financials and Ivy Funds for generously providing funding for this award.


Please submit applications to by January 10th, 2014.





为鼓励大堪城地区中小学生培养公共服务意识,积极参加社区服务,堪城中美联合会于2010年特别设立年度KCCAA社区服务奖。在过去四年中我们高兴地看到在KCCAA Youth Hope Fund带领下,越来越多的年轻学生投入到义务服务。今年是我们第四次颁发社区服务奖励,本年度一等奖奖金300元;二等奖奖金每人200元;三等奖奖金每人100元。










KCCAA社区服务奖金由Waddell & Reed Financials暨Ivy Funds提供赞助,在此一并感谢。





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Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest For Youth, University Students, and Adults

Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest

For Youth, University Students, and Adults


Information and Registration Form

Sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas, the Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Kansas

and the Kansas City Chinese American Association


         Preliminary Competition by Video Submission Due Friday, January 10, 2014

Final Competition January 19, 2014

9am to 12pm, Awards Ceremony at 12:30pm

Johnson County Community College (exact times to be confirmed)

Eligibility: Students currently enrolled in a Chinese program in any K12 school, university, or Chinese weekend school (or homeschool Chinese program), and adult learners are eligible. All contestants must be recommended by their respective Chinese language teacher (can be parent/homeschool teacher).

Please email the form below (can be in the body of an email) as instructed. Contestants should then submit a video entry by uploading it onto YouTube using the “Unlisted” privacy setting, then email the link to your video to

Here is a link to the YouTube help page on Unlisted videos:

In your email with the link, please include the following text:

By emailing the link to my “Unlisted” YouTube video, I hereby give permission for Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest judges to view and judge my speech competition entry.

The top contestants in each division will be invited to compete in the finals at Johnson County Community College on January 19, 2014.

Technical requirements:

Please record your video in MPEG-4

Do not add background music or other sound effects; Do not use PowerPoint, props, or other visual aids; Outdoor or indoor backgrounds are acceptable.

A quiet environment, with as little ambient noise as possible, is recommended

Videocamera angle should show the speaker’s head and shoulders (or from the waist up).


All speeches should be memorized and delivered in Mandarin Chinese without notes, printed materials, or Powerpoint. The contestant should compose his or her original speech. Speeches may quote other authors’ works but the majority of the work should be original. The contestant’s teacher may check the accuracy of the speech and suggest edits consistent with the student’s level of training.

The speech time limits and themes for each division are listed below.

It is the responsibility of the contestant’s teacher to place each student in the most appropriate category commensurate with the student’s training. The organizing committee, however, reserves

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2013 Asian Chamber “the Voice” Party

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Asian American Chamber of Commerce of KC
2013 Asian Chamber "the Voice" Party
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
5:45pm – 8:00pm
Aristocrat Motors
9400 W 65th St
Merriam, KS, 66203
Food, Music, the Voice, Dance, & Fun INCLUSIVE!
In addition to fun-raising Karaoke contest, guests will enjoy scrumptious Asian cuisine, drinks, raffles, & more!

Proceeds from this event will benefit Children's Mercy Hospital
Cast your vote for your favorite VOICE contestant!
You will be the judge, or bring your friends to be your judge!

Online Registration is required for ALL participants.
Click below to Register:
Members FREE through Dec. 2nd, Non-members $15

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Investigat​e Jimmy Kimmel Kid’s Table Government Shutdown Show on ABC Network

Dear KCCAA members,

You might heard a recent episode of Jimmy Kimmel’s Kids Table Government Shutdown Show broadcasted by ABC Network. In this show, one of kids talked about killing all the Chinese so that the United States does not need to pay back their debts to China. In response to this clearly racial incident, there is petition going on to request White House to take an investigation for this unacceptable incident. Please see details in the following web link in this regard:

I would like all of you, KCCAA members, to be aware of this incident. As it requires certain number of signatures for White House to take an action, I would appreciate you to review and make your decisions on this petition based on your best understanding to the situation.

Thank You!

Forest Rong

President of KCCAA


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Edgar Snow Symposium Countdown Party

The 16th biennial Edgar Snow Symposium is coming back to Kansas City in 2014! Help us launch our countdown drive with a kick-off party November 13, 2013, at Union Station's beautiful Board Room. The Symposium theme is "Ed Snow's Kansas City: Where the Arts and Entrepreneurship Intersect." Join us for a special evening of art, music, and stimulating conversation including keynote speaker Crosby Kemper III reflecting on a year teaching in China. The evening's Honorary Co-Chairs are the First Lady of Kansas City, Ms. Licia Clifton-James, and the First Lady of UMKC, Mrs. Yvette Morton. There will be an elegant catered dinner by BoLings Chinese Restaurant, and a hosted beer and wine bar. Mark your calendar and RSVP today!

7 p.m. Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at the Board Room at Union Station: 30 W. Pershing Road, Kansas City, MO

Tickets just $25 per person or $250 for a table of 10, thanks to the generous underwriting support of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the City of Kansas City Missouri. Additional donations are warmly welcome.

Seating is limited – click here to purchase your ticket online today.

You may also mail payment to the Snow Foundation c/o Diastole, 2501 Holmes, KCMO 64108 or call 816-235-8855.



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