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Kansas City Chinese Speech Contest

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

 In Partnership With

The Center for East Asian Studies of the University of Kansas


The Kansas City Chinese American Association


Preliminary Competition by Video Submission DUE:

Friday, January 20, 2017 11:59PM


Finalists will be invited to a Final Competition on:

Saturday, January 28, 2017

9:00am to 11:30am, Awards Ceremony at 12:00pm

Johnson County Community College


Please join us in our annual Chinese speaking competition, sponsored by the Confucius Institute of the University of Kansas. Yearly, we partner with area organizations to offer learners and heritage speakers of Chinese an opportunity to showcase their skills. Our competition welcomes all levels of Chinese language learners and heritage speakers (in separate competition categories), and will feature Certificates and Prizes for participants!



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 28, 2017. Prizes and Certificates will be awarded!

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. Video camera angle must 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 …

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KCCAA Passport/Visa Pick Up Notice

For applicants who have submitted your passport and Chinese visa application to KCCAA on October 29, please pick up your passport/visa at below location and time:

Location: Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church

              10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212  

Time: Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, 1:30 – 3:30PM

在KCCAA 10月29日的护照/签证活动中递交有关护照/签证材料的申请人,请在以下时间地点领取护照/签证。

地点: 以马内利华人浸洗会

         10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

时间: 11月12日星期六  下午1:30pm-3:30pm



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KCCAA 护照/签证活动提醒和系列教育讲座


2016 KCCAA 护照/签证活动将于10月29日在10101 England Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212举行. 具体安排请参照

在护照/签证活动举行的同时, 我们也将举办两场教育讲座. 对公众免费开放.

教育讲座1: 家庭财务管理知识讲座   10:00  – 12:00pm

教育讲座2: 您重要的一票   1:00 – 2:30pm

教育讲座1: 家庭财务管理知识讲座由资深财务管理师周虹主讲.

我们中国人常说:人不理财, 财不理你。家庭理财就像一盘棋, 如何通盘考虑, 做好短期、中期及长期计划至关重要。

如何为孩子上大学存钱呢 (529, Coverdell, 7702 …)?收入高就一定申请不到助学金吗?什么是EFC?如何最大限度地获得助学金呢?

你可知税务计划做与不做,退休后的收入税可能差出40%之多吗?都有什么省税缓税的计划和方法呢?如何控制投资风险从而更好地管理好退休计划呢(401k, IRA, Roth …)?换工作或退休后401k 是否应该direct rollover? 转到哪里最合适?公司不提供pension 我们自己如何避免发生‘人活着钱没了’的现象?

什么是有钱人积累财富的秘密武器?如何选择长期护理险(long term care)?如何做好遗产规划?是否应当设立 Living Trust?如何避免双重收税将更多的财富留给自己的亲人?


教育讲座2: 您重要的一票, 由江森县妇女选民联盟主席辛迪主讲. 辛迪也是OLATHE南部高中的校长助理和活动总监.

随着下个月进入的总统选举, 也为了给我们堪城中美社区提供一个了解选举以及投票的具体操作, 本讲座将讨论我们为什么要投票, 选民所要决定的选票问题, 在选举前如何有效的了解候选人的方法, 以及其他有关选举和投票具体信息.

民主是政府的一个系统, 而且只有当所有公民都参与到塑造政府现在和未来发展方向的情况下才能更繁荣. 参与国家,州,和社区选举是所有公民的重要责任. 创立于近一百年前, 让民主行驶它的职能是妇女选民联盟唯一的使命.

欢迎所有对今年大选有兴趣和想进一步了解选举和投票问题的人士参加. 跟妇女选民联盟的领导人进行交谈.


KCCAA Passport/Visa Event Reminder and Educational Seminars


This is a courtesy reminder that the 2016 KCCAA Passport/Visa event will be held on Saturday October 29 at 10101 England Drive, Overland Park, KS 66212. Please visit for detailed information.

In conjunction with the event, we will also host two educational seminars on the same day and at the same location. Free to the public.

Seminar one: FAMILY FINANCIAL STRATEGIES 10:00 – 12:00pm

Seminar two: YOUR VOTE MATTERS 1:00 – 2:30pm

Seminar one, Family Financial Strategies, to be presented by Cecilia Zhou of Wealth Builders Company.

The main topics to be discussed include:

  • What are the areas of consideration for a family’s overall financial planning?
  • What are the options of saving for college?
  • How to maximize your potential to receive financial aid?
  • How to help protect retirement savings against market volatility, rising cost of living and avoid outliving our money?
  • How to invest in tax advantaged vehicles?
  • How to protect our families against loss of income and unexpected events with appropriate insurance?

If you would like to find the answers and learn about strategies that may help you reach your financial goals, please join us for a complimentary, no obligation seminar.

Seminar two, Your Vote Matters, to be presented by Candy Birch, current president of League of Women Voters (LWV) Johnson County, and assistant principal and activities director at Olathe South High School. 

With incoming Presidential election next month and for the purpose to provide educational information regarding the process, the presentation will address reasons to vote, the ballot issues voters will decide, and ways to learn about candidates and issues before going to the polls.  

Democracy is a system of government that thrives when all citizens become involved in shaping the present and future directions of their country. Participating in national, state, and community elections is an essential role for all citizens. League of Women Voters was founded almost one hundred years ago …

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2016 KCCAA Passport / Visa Event




时间:10月29日(周六) 上午9:30 -下午3:30  

地点:10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212  

协办方:堪城中美联合会 (KCCAA)  

联系人 :   荣磊 (913) 593-8059   




二、 文件及收费*要求:


*申请人需要直接付给领事馆所需费用, Money Order 或 Cashier’s Check.


护照,旅行证:$40 (会员 和 非会员), 需现金或个人支票支付。


在芝加哥总领馆办证的当天, 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, 请参照领馆网页如下:


除了领馆要求的签证费用, 堪城中美联合会将收取代办手续费, $40 (会员),$50 (非会员).  

请将代办手续费和领馆要求的签证费用一起付给堪城中美联合会(KCCAA), 接受现金或个人支票。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, 领事馆会把护照及签证交由堪城中美联合会统一发放.


2016 KCCAA Passport/Visa Event

To better serve oversea Chinese, the Chinese Consulate General in Chicago will come to the State of Kansas on Saturday October 29, 2016 to process the application for Chinese Passport, Travel Document, and other documents.

1. Event:

Time:                  9:30am – 3:30pm on Saturday October 29th, 2016

Location:           Emmanuel Chinese Baptist Church,

10101 England Dr., Overland Park, KS 66212

Coordinator:    Kansas City Chinese American Association (KCCAA)

                             Forest Rong (913) 593-8059

Please follow below link to make appointment:

      Passport signup :

      Visa signup:


The application will be processed in sequence based on the allocated time slot. Walk-Ins are also welcome based on availability.

2. Document and Fees*:

           Please refer the information listed in the Consulate General website:

*The applicnts will need to pay Money Order or Cashier’s Check directly to “Chinese Consulate in Chicago” for the required passport and/or travel document fee.

3. Service Fee:

Passport and Travel Document: $40 for member and non-member, cash or personal check.

4. Chinese Visa:

For the convenience of the community, KCCAA will accept the application to Chinese Visa. Please refer the information listed in the Consulate General’s website:

In addition to the visa fee required by the Consulate General, service fee of $40 for member and $50 for non-member will be collected by KCCAA.

Please combine the service fee (by KCCAA) and the required visa fee (by Consulate General) together and make payment to KCCAA, cash or personal checks are accepted. KCCAA will issue the payment required for visa to Consulate General in Chicago.

No need for return envelope, and the passport/visa will be distributed to you by KCCAA after the visa was issued by Consulate General in Chicago.




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MAACA/KCCAA Golf Tournament Sunday August 7th




作为联合主办者,KCCAA的会员可以以每人$50的报名费参加(低于面向公众的每人 $85报名费)。除此以外,参加比赛的会员还可以享受City of Blue Springs'18-hole championship的高尔夫球场、免费的早餐、午餐(由Thai餐馆提供)、免费体恤衫等。另有令人惊喜的奖品等着您!


We are glad to announce that, as the co-host of the 1st annual MAACA Golf Tournament, KCCAA members can participate this event with below the cost price of $50 per player, instead of public price of $85.

It will be a 4-person scramble play, which allows players of all abilities to contribute to the team's success. You are welcome to form your own team and it will be a great team building or family activity.

With the discount price of $50 per player, you will be able to enjoy the City of Blue Springs'18-hole championship Golf Course, golf cart included, free breakfast, free event T-shirt, free lunch sponsored by Thai restaurant, and surprise awards.

To register, please go to MCCCA website, and pay the registration fee accordingly:

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