Dear friends,

We would like to share with you some recent news regarding Great Neck Chinese Association.  In June, we had our annual members election and elected six directors to join the Board of Directors of GNCA.  Since then, we have formed a new management team for the 2017-2018 school year as follows.

Co-Presidents: Ke Wei/韦珂(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),Nathan Fong/黄耀基(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Treasurer:  Yanlin Yue/乐艳林(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Secretary: Wen Wu /吴闻(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Recreation Committee: Melody Xiao Li/李晓(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Wenjing Feng/冯文静(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),Frank Choo(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Education Committee: Haimei Duan/段海梅(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Yi Tian/田懿(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),Sandy Gao/高晓霞(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Yun Zhang/张赟(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Community Involvement Committee: Alice Ngai-Tsang/曾倪崇君(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Mo Chen/陈默(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Sponsorship Committee: Ke Wei/韦珂(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Si Wen/文思(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Membership Committee:,Jane Zhang/张坚宣(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Communications Committee: Mimi Hu/胡黎曼(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.),Carey Ye/ 叶橙(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

IT Consultants: Hans Chen, Bonnie Pan, Wan Huang

Advisors:Shuna Luk, Betty Leong, Jerry Lo, Else Yung, Chenxin Xu, Steve Chen, Lee Tu

2017年6月11日, 大颈华人协会(GNCA)在华盛顿港Manorhaven海滨公园举办了第四届夏季烧烤会,与会者将近400人。在这个华裔社区的年度盛会上, GNCA对过去一年的工作进行了总结,并举行了董事会改选。GNCA董事会由12名成员组成,每一个董事的任期通常为两年,每年有一半的董事职位参与选举。今年大部分在任董事寻求连任,由许晨馨(ChenXin Xu)和陈肇业(Steven Chen)离任带来的空缺职位由两名新入选董事填补,她们是李晓(Melody Li )和张坚宣(Jane Zhang)。 
今年GNCA还颁发了第二届王张莉莉社区贡献奖(Lily Wang Community Service Award)。王张莉莉社区贡献奖是由已故GNCA董事王张莉莉女士家人发起、社会各界人士参与捐赠,以及通过大颈华人协会评选并颁发的社区服务奖,用以纪念王张丽莉莉女士服务社区的精彩的一生,以及推动更多华人参与社区服务。每年协会评选1-3名获奖者,每一位获奖者将被授予250美元的捐赠奖金,可以捐赠给他们指定的机构或组织。今年有三位社区志愿者脱颖而出,他们是Joanne Chan, 张弛和张坚宣 (Jane Zhang)。 
Joanne Chan曾担任UPTC(United Parent-Teacher Council)主席等职位,多年来她与大颈学区的各个组织建立了良好关系,促进了家长与学校的沟通。特别在推动华裔家长参与社区活动上,她做出了重要的贡献。Jane Zhang 在过去的一年开创了大颈信息平台网站,她每周定时向大颈华人社区的微信群发布资讯,为大家了解社区新闻和融入社区生活提供方便。张弛是2017年GNCA春节联欢晚会的总编导。今年春晚和往年不一样的地方是,张弛组织并策划将晚会节目录制编辑成精美的视频,方便大家分享和留念。春晚视频的在线观看地址是: https://youtu.be/yA3Huu2XLAU
今年烧烤活动也不同于往年,除了保留大家喜闻乐见的游戏项目比如拔河比赛以外,GNCA这次专门为大家交换买卖二手物品开辟了场地。其中,由20多名小朋友组织参与的义卖活动最受关注。他们最后将义卖的收入全部捐赠给了王张莉莉社区贡献奖基金。
不少纳苏郡和纽约地区政要和社会热心人士也参与了本次盛会或是致电问候,其中包括纳苏郡审计长George Maragos,纽约州议员Anthony D’Urso, 纳苏郡议员Ellen W. Birnbaum, 北汉普斯特镇议员Anna Kaplan,大颈公园区区长Daniel M. Nachmanoff, 华南理工大学美国校友会会长王文海,中山大学美东校友会会长李超华,和中山医美东校友会会长梁卫宁等。其中最引人注目的嘉宾是新当选大颈教育委员会董事的施骏(Jeff Shi)。本次活动是施骏在5月份当选以来首次在公众活动中露面,他感谢了大家对他的投票和支持,并且表示要像张王莉莉一样从小事做起,和大家一道加强和拓展华裔和其他各族裔及宗教团体的联系,增进相互了解和信任。

GNCA Board of Directors

六月GNCA快讯:


1. 施俊当选大颈学区首位亚裔董事。学区2017-2018年财政预算和债券顺利通过。
2. 大颈图书馆董事会面临改选,现有多名华裔候选人报名,投票日期为今年十月,请大家保持关注。
3. 6月3日,GNCA首次与大颈老牌艺术中心Gold Coast Art Center合作举办艺术之旅活动取得空前成功,今后会有更多合作跟进。
4. GNCA于6月4日举行董事会例会,修改董事会章程,讨论换届改选候选人,并对新加入成员总结和介绍各个委员会的工作和职责。GNCA董事会例会每月举行一次,对大众开放,欢迎大家参与。
5. 6月11日GNCA将举行一年一度的夏日庆典,活动对GNCA会员免费,公园停车免费。本次庆典不但保持往年广受欢迎的拔河比赛等娱乐活动,还将首次为会员开辟二手交易和美食自卖等场所。 庆典上也会宣布第二届张王莉莉社区服务奖获奖者。敬请关注。
时间:6月11日下午2点至6点
地点:Manorhaven Beach Park, 158 Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050.
6. 6月20日,大颈三个村会会举办竞选:大颈村选村长,国王点和成功湖选村董。除了大颈村的竞选十分激烈外,其他村因为无挑战者,现任村董寻求连任毫无悬念。

 

1. Jeff Shi became the first Asian American Board of Education trustee for the Great Neck Public Schools.  The 2017-2018 school budget and school bond also passed by a large margin.
2. The Great Neck Public Library board will hold an election for two trustee positions this coming October.   
3. Gold Coast Art Center and GNCA joined forces in a successful event on 6/3 — Creative Crossroads Exhibition.
4. On June 4, GNCA board held its monthly meeting.  During the meeting, the board modified its bylaws, discussed its upcoming election, and introduced GNCA committees to members who attended the meeting.
5. On June 11, GNCA will host its Annual Summer Party at Manorhaven Beach Park.  The entire event is free to all GNCA members.  Free parking at the park is made possible by the generous support of the North Hempstead Township.  GNCA will honor the Second Annual Lily Wang Community Service Award recipients at the event. 
Event:  GNCA Annual Summer Party
When:Sunday, June 11, 2pm to 6pm. 
Where:Manorhaven Beach Park, 158 Manorhaven Blvd, Port Washington, NY 11050.
6. On June 20, three villages will hold elections.  They are Great Neck, Kinds Point and Lake Success.  

Dear GNCA Members:
 
We are pleased to announce that the annual election for GNCA's board of directors will be held at this year’s Summer BBQ Party on June 11, 2017. Six director positions will be open for election this year. If you want to join the board as a director, please contact one of the GNCA Election Committee members listed below before June 6, 2017. The candidates slate and their brief biographies will be sent to all members before the election.  We will hold an open meeting of the board on June 4, 2017 from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Great Neck House.  You are cordially invited to attend this meeting to find more about the current board members, the opening positions, and how the board operates.  Under our bylaws, only permanent members of GNCA are eligible to be a member of the board. If you want to join the board and are not a permanent member yet, please log onto GNCA's official website (gnca.org) and upgrade your membership to permanent member.
 
Other than being a board member, there are many other ways of joining the GNCA management teams, such as being a committee co-chair or an officer.  We encourage you to continue contributing to the GNCA family in whichever way you can!     

Wei Ke: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 5164282270
Nathan Fong: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 240-338-4399

Yours truly,

GNCA Board of Directors

 Dear GNCA members & friends,

 welcome to read this month’s newsletter.

大家好!欢迎阅读本期快讯!

  

1. The 2017-2018 school budget last meeting: Monday, May 8,  7:30 p.m., North High, 35 Polo Rd. (budget discussion only).

The following links are information  related to school budget

 http://greatneck.k12.ny.us/GNPS/Pages/budget/PrelimWorkBudget2017-18.pdf

 http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/GNPS/pages/budget.html

 http://www.greatneck.k12.ny.us/GNPS/pages/budgetevents.html

 
 
 2. The Allenwood Park Civic Association will hold a  forum with all four candidates for the Great Neck Public Schools Board of Education.  This event is open to the entire Great Neck community and will take place promptly at 8:30 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at Great Neck House.

 

3. The GNPS Budget Vote and Bond Vote and vote for Board of Education Trustees will take place on Tuesday, May 16th from 7:00 am to 10:00 pm at E. M. Baker School and South High School. For BOE candidates' bios please visit: http://www.gnca.org/index.php/events/76-bios-for-boe-candidates-2017-5-16

  

If you might be away or unable to vote on that day, you can vote by absentee ballot. To obtain an absentee ballot, you must complete the “absentee ballot application”(https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/messages/attachments/8acd53897ff15049de2a762bf64a9c153bdb8b74/AbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf), and mail or deliver it to the Office of the District Clerk, Great Neck Public Schools, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, school days, from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm no later than Tuesday, May 9th. You will receive an absentee ballot by mail, which then must be received by the District Clerk no later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the budget vote.

 

4. The 8th Annual Asian-American Festival, celebrating the growing diversity in North Hempstead’s population, will be held at North Hempstead Beach Park on 5/20/2017. The celebration is in honor of Asian Heritage Month and includes an array of stage performances highlighted by live music from bands from around the world, as well as various cultural activities. There will be a lively market full of delicious ethnic cuisine from China, India, Japan, Pakistan, and Korea.

  

1.学区预算的最后一次会议58日星期一 7:30pmNorth High School35 Polo Rd GN讨论2017-2018学年的学区预算请大家尽量出席。地点在北高中. 以下链接是一些学区预算的相关消息:

 初步经费预算 2017-18

 2017-2018 预算细节

 2017-2018 预算会议日历

  

2.The Allenwood Park Civic Association 将于201759日举行4位学区委员候选人见面会,此见面会欢迎所有大颈公立学区的居民参加。 时间 59日晚上830 地点: Great Neck House

 3. 516日是大颈学区学区预算,发行债券,学区委员改选三项的投票日,此次投票非常重要,关乎大颈学区未来,大家一定要充分行使自己的权利,请及早注册,如果5/16当天不能投票,可以用Absentee ballot提前投票。了解这次参加竞选的学区候选人,请查看 http://www.gnca.org/index.php/events/76-bios-for-boe-candidates-2017-5-16

  

Absentee ballot投票方法:
1).
填写“absentee ballot application” https://storage.googleapis.com/pt02/messages/attachments/8acd53897ff15049de2a762bf64a9c153bdb8b74/AbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf
2).
将填好的申请表邮寄到或者送到the Office of the District Clerk, Great Neck Public Schools, Phipps Administration Building, 345 Lakeville Road, school days。(工作时间9:00 am - 4:00 pm,截至日期Tuesday, May 9th
3).
您会通过邮件收到absentee ballot,请填好并在投票当日下午五点以前寄到或者送到the Office of the District Clerk(地址同上)。

  

4 8North Hempstead Asian-American Festival(亚洲文化庆祝日)将于5/20日在North Hempstead Beach Park举行。 亚洲文化庆祝日是一个庆祝/弘扬亚洲文化的活动,活动的内容包括来自中国,印度,日本,韩国及巴基斯坦5个国家的精彩表演,特色小吃,趣味手工和文化展览。每年都有将近上万名来自皇后区和纳苏郡的游客参加这个活动。今年是GNCA第二次参加这个活动,我们将为各位游客献上精彩的中国鼓表演和传统舞蹈茉莉花。还会提供颇受小朋友喜爱的面部彩绘。

  

Reminder:

 GNCA end of year annual BBQ party will be held on 6/11/2017detail information, please refer to GNCA’s email later.

 大颈华人协会一年一度的BBQ活动将于611日举行,详情请关注GNCA微信和电子邮件。