Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation successful hosted the 2018 General Membership Meeting and celebrated Chinese New Year with over 500 VIP guests, sponsors, strategic partners, SCCF members, SCCF friends and volunteers.
SCCF orchestra, local Chinese Kung Fu masters and students from capital region Chinese Schools did phenomenal performance during the event. Newly elected board members include: Xiaodong Feng (President), Janice Tsai (Vice President), Linda Zweig (Vice President), Keely Jue (Treasure), Kevin Dong (Secretary), Mayue Carson (Scholarship Chair), Jun Wang (Auditor), Zoe Zheng (Membership Chair), Michelle Lau, Shanshan Lee, Tack Lai, Cathy Yang, Shanshang Bian, Qiuping Shu and Jing Jiao (Scholarship Vice Chair). SCCF president Dr. Xiaodong Feng also acknowledged the former SCCF presidents Vicki Beaton, Helen Yee and Eileen Leung for their great contributions to the growth of SCCF.
VIP guests, Deputy General Consul Zha liyou, Elk Grove Mayor Steven Ly, President of California Northstate University Dr. Alvin Cheung, River City Medical Group Board Chairman Dr. Gordon Wong, Wells Fargo representative Kelly Fong, UC Davis Confucius Institute Director Dr. Michelle Yeh, Dr. Lester Pan of CNU Medical School, Dean Hieu Tran of CNU College of Pharmacy, Dean Bret McLauphline of CNU College of Clinical Psychology and other honorable speakers came to the stage and highly praised SCCF for its great service to the community and promised their continued strong support to SCCF.
On behalf of the SCCF board members and the Organizing Committee of East-West Health Fair, we want to express our deep appreciation to all the SCCF members, sponsors, institutions, organizations, vendors, clinicians, volunteers, community leaders, public officials, and community members for your strong support and participation to make 20017 California Capitol Region East & West Health Fair another historical community service event in SCCF history. Over 90 local and regional health care organizations and vendors, and over 1000 community members participated in the second California Capitol Region East & West Health Fair on November 5th, 2017 at the new Event Center of California Northstate University (CNU) Elk Grove campus. Health care providers and students offered free flu vaccines, diabetes screening, stroke education and screening, vision, hearing and dental screening. Clinical experts of East Medicine and West Medicine also offered free onsite medical services and consultations.
2017 also witnessed the great success of SCC in promoting Chinese Culture. SCCF awarded over $20,000 scholarship to local schools and students to support their effort in teaching and learning Chinese Culture. SCCF also founded its own orchestra in 2017 to rally community members to use their music talents to serve the community. The SCCF orchestra’s debut performance during the opening ceremony of the East & West Health Fair was phenomenal. They also volunteer monthly in local senior centers and nursing homes to play the favorite music for the senior citizens. In addition, SCCF provided a special platform of talent show for the talented community members in the capital region to identify their talents, share their talents, promote their talents, strengthen their talents and use their talents to serve the community. We strongly believe that only when all community members actively involved in the community services, the community will become our own community, and will thrive.
Look forward to 2018, SCCF is very confident to continue collaborating with all the local and regional community partners to lead the effort in promoting peace, prosperity, cultural diversity, community harmony and health in multi-culture society at the local, regional and national levels. We need your continued support and participation to build and strengthen our community with care and love!
Recently SCCF board members voted to strengthen our effort to promote culture and community talents in our community.
It is our great honor to unveil two major projects reflecting our new effort in community services: establishing SCCF Community Orchestra and organizing high level talent show of Capitol Got Talent. We hope to provide a special platform for the talented community members in the capital region to identify their talents, share their talents, promote their talents, strengthen their talents and use their talents to serve the community. We strongly believe that only when all community members actively involved in the community services, the community will become our own community, and will thrive.
We were really honored that over 40 contestants registered for the audition of Capitol Got Talent. Some contestants and judges received awards at national and international levels. The finale of Capitol Got Talent on August 19, 2017 was a great celebration of art, music and talents of our own community members.
SCCF held a Health and Wellness Workshop on Saturday 6/10/2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at California Northstate University, 2910 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.
There were two sessions in this workshop, first session was about the Healthy Eating presented by Janice Tsai, a volunteer from Asian Community Center, she is also a board member from SCCF, and second session was on the Feng Huang Dan (Alchemy) Tea presented by Wendy Zhang from Feng Huang Yuan International Association.
Healthy diet can prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease and stroke. At the first session, Janice covered the DASH (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) Diet which was based on the finding from CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) that DASH Diet is proven to help to lower Sodium, Saturated Fat and Cholesterol Intake, and increase Fiber, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium intake.
Also, to control high blood pressure, our daily salt intake should not be more than 2300 mg, patient with heart disease and diabetes should not eat more than 1500 mg of salt each day. CDC’s factsheet shows adult needed salt intake is only 180 mg daily. More than 75% of the sodium we eat comes from restaurants, prepackaged, and processed foods. Only 5% of dietary sodium is added during home cooking, only 6% is added at the table, the remaining 12% of dietary sodium occurs naturally in foods. So the message is to cook at home more, limit prepackaged and processed foods.
Janice also covered the Healthy Diet Rule of 3:
Do not eat 3 hours before sleep
Eat at least 3 meals a day at regular times
Each meal needs to include at least 3 food groups
Cooking with 3 less: less oil, less salt, and less sugar
Meals needs to include 3 more: more whole grains, more vegetables, and more fiber
30 minutes of exercise daily
Take 30 minutes to eat a meal
At the second session, Wendy introduced the "Feng Huang Alchemic Dan Tea" which is a practice method like a meditation using tea to cultivate our virtues and nourish our body. It was founded by Revered Da Tong to advocate the tea culture of the ancient civilization.
Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation hosted annnual membership banquet at Holiday Villa Restaurant on February 19th, 2017. At the event, presented scholarship awards to local chinese schools, also new SCCF board members eleted (Mayue Carlson, Keely Jue, Xiaodong Feng, Norman Fong, Teck Lai, Michelle Lau, ShanShan Lee, Vivian Liu, Ling Luo, Janice Tsai, Grace Yan, Harry Yee, Linda Zweig)
To celebrate the 30th anniversary, the Sacramento Chinese Culture Foundation hosted the California Capitol Region East and West Health Fair at California Northstate University, Elk Grove, CA on December 4th, 2016. The event went well. More than 500 people attended the event. About 60 vendors\sponsors joined the event. The Culture Foundation and UCDavis Confucius Institute presented the scholarship awards to the local Chinese schools. The event also provided free clinics including flu shots, vision checking, hepatitis B checking, diagnosis, health lectures, herbal medicine samples and blood pressure measurement, etc. The Treasurer of the State of California, John Chiang, who is the candidate of California governor 2018 and the other officials attended the event. For entertainments, the event brought Kung Fu demonstration, musical instrument and dance performances. For young kids, the event provided bounce house, magic show and face painting, etc. The event also provided prices of $20 to $500 for raffle prize. This is a results of many hours hard work contributed by Culture Foundation Present Mayue Carlson and Vic-present Paul Chow, and other board committee members - Vivian Liu, Keely Jue, Xiaodong Feng, Teck Lai, Michelle Lau, ShanShan Lee, Ling Luo, Janice Tsai, Grace Yan, Harry Yee, Linda Zweig and other volunteers.