Greetings from the President
“We make a living by what we take.
We make a life by what we give.”
By Sir Winston Churchill. Life
is Ying and Yang. Life is
give and take. Life is a
We are privileged to live in America, a land of individual freedom, a
land of abundance, a land of rule-by-laws.
The weak are protected. Hard
work is rewarded.
“Let us not curse the darkness, instead, light a small candle.”
By Saint Francis of Acici. As
an individual, we cannot realistically change the world, but we always can
extend a helping hand in our daily lives to make a difference – no
matter how small.
I am calling upon all of us to participate in the activities of our
Association by giving generously your time, talent, and money.
The VCCAA is proud to be an instrument of bridging to our local
community; a training ground of leadership for the young and adults alike.
For this year I want to give a special welcome to the many adoptive
families in Ventura County to be an integral part of fellowship in our
Association. The families who
have adopted and embraced Chinese children are indeed the special families
where the East meets the West.
Special thanks to our event sponsors: Tony Danluck of PSC Computer
Products International, Frank and Barbara Chieu, Albert and Lisa Fu, Simon
and Vicky Chow, Patrick and Debra Kong, Chung Nan and Men Hua Wang, Chris
and Ingrid Loh, Hillary and Stella Ling for their generous gifts.
Your helping hands do make the difference.
The upcoming Christmas Party is on Saturday, December 14, 2002 at
Camarillo Heights Elementary School will include many activities.
We invite your support by your presence at the event.
To encourage individual participation and community enthusiasm, we are
planning a grand cultural show, “East meets West,” at the beautiful
Oxnard Pacifica High School Performing Arts Plaza on Saturday, February 8,
2003. We need more sponsors
for this event. Let us work
to put more variety into the program to make it a memorable evening for
Danluck, Frank和Barbara Chieu, Albert 和Lisa Fu, Simon和Vicky
Chow, Patrick和Debra Kong, Chung Nan和Men Hua Wang, Chris和Ingrid
Loh, Hillary和Stella Ling。他们的慷慨解囊让我们华联会有所不同。
Heights Elementary School举行，其时将有丰富多彩的节目。我们邀请您光临支持。
Pacifica High School Performing Arts Plaza举行精彩的文化表演“东西方相聚”
Dr. Kelvin Loh, Physician of the Year
VCCAA member Dr. Kelvin Loh was honored as Physician of the Year on
October 18, 2002. The
following information was from The Star, August 17, 2002.
Kelvin Loh, a physician and patient/physician advocate since 1974, will be
honored in Camarillo on Oct. 18 as Physician of the Year [in Ventura
County]. The award will be
presented during the 2002 David C. Fainer, M.D. Award dinner at the
Spanish Hills Golf & Country Club.”
awards are sponsored by the Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation and
The Star. They are given in
honor of Dr. David C. Fainer, former private-practice internist and
director of the Family Practice Residency Program.
When he died in 1983, the awards were created to honor outstanding
health care professionals who exemplify Fainer’s service, selflessness
and dedication to his patients.”
Article submitted by Hillary Ling
村俱乐部举行的2002 David C.
Fainer, M.D. Award 授奖晚宴上颁发。”
Practice Residency Program的领导。
Saturday, December 14, 2002, 6:00 PM
Camarillo Heights Elementary School
Hillary Ling, 386-4188 or Charlotte Haney, 647-0753 or
Dr. and Mrs. Albert Fu
Everyone! A hearty Merry
Christmas to all! The year is
coming to a close and we are preparing to end the year with our annual
will start off with a potluck dinner.
Delicious Chinese potluck dishes graciously provided by the members
and merchants of the VCCAA.
Special entertainment featuring –
Skit – Birth of Jesus Christ at the Manger
Choir from the Chinese Presbyterian Church
Choir from the Methodist Church
Classical Dance Troupe by Yu-Ling Lu
Claus and presents
Your potluck dishes should serve at least ten (10) people.
The VCCAA will provide beverages.
individuals that want to volunteer, make suggestions, ask questions, or
with concerns, please contact Hillary, Charlotte, or Juliet.
Charlotte, or Juliet联系。
Night and Chinese New Year
Saturday, February 8, 2003
Program Starts at 7:00 pm
Performing Arts Center
Tickets: Adults - $15, Children 12 and under - $10
For Tickets or ticket information contact:
Vice President: Tyrus Goo..........
Judy Schechter............. 388-9668
Secretary: Andy Little................
Hueneme: Dolly Lee.... 485-6780
Ventura: H. T. Kuo.......................
Paula: William Irion.............. 525-0304
Oaks: Lloyd Ho.............. 498-5537
Vivian Goo, Tyrus Goo
Historical Society was invited by the Ventura County Museum of History and
Art to participate in The Yesteryear Festival. It was held on the Museum grounds on September 15.
The event was a huge success with over 5,000 attendees.
leadership of Irene Sy, we decorated our booth with banners, Chinese
motifs and antique photographs of the Ventura China Alley. Linda Bentz graciously provided these black and white
pictures of China Alley. We
exhibited models of the proposed designs for the China Alley Memorial.
provided Chinese name writing for patrons of the Festival with his
wonderful calligraphy. We
were thrilled to be joined by the Thousand Oaks Tai Chi Club, which gave
performances in the Tai Chi Chuan and sword.
Our Chinese dancers, under the leadership of Yu-Ling Lu, gave a
marvelous performance in the opening ceremony.
We even participated in the Fashion Show with costumes from the
thankful to all the volunteers at the booth and those who helped with the
signs and food preparation. We
received a letter of appreciation from the Museum and an invitation to
take part in the next Yesteryear Festival on September 21, 2003.
leadership of S. K. Leong, the Society has raised $10,000 toward the
construction of the China Alley Memorial.
The City Council of Ventura has allocated $8,000 in matching fund
for the Memorial. We
appreciate your generous donations to this important project.
currently reviewing several designs for the Memorial.
We shall post the final design on our website at www.vccahs.org
when our subcommittee has completed its selection.
We are excited to be working with the Ventura City Council in this
first official recognition of the Chinese contribution to the history of
Ventura County. We are lucky
to have help from Jane Tor who holds a master’s degree in architecture
from Cal Poly in Pomona. Jane
contacted the Society after reading the last newsletter in which we asked
for help with the Memorial Project.
our filmmaker, is working on the editing of our documentary on the history
of Chinese in Ventura County. This
post-production work will take place while Sherman is attending the
University of California at San Diego majoring in film.
Alley Memorial的 设 计模型。
K. Leong当领导 下
，本协会为China Alley Memorial
Tor的帮 助。Jane拥有Cal Poly的
Chinese Language School Library
efforts and help of many people, the Chinese Language School Library has
over 300 book, 160 journals and newspapers, 150 videotapes,
and 20 audio cassettes. We
welcome members’ patronage, and your tax-deductible donations are
greatly appreciated. Point of
contact is Margarette Macropol
at (805) 482-9371.
Macropol (805) 482-9371。
Newsletter welcomes the submission of articles, constructive comments,
suggestions, or personal experiences that you want to share with the other
members. Please write to VCCAA Newsletter, P.O. Box 806, Camarillo, CA 93011‑0806;
e-mail to Lloyd Ho (firstname.lastname@example.org).