*大颈华人协会的传统项目、一年一度的 “大颈春晚”即将和大家见面了。这次的春节联欢会除了和以往一样着重弘扬中华文化、展示下一代特长之外，也大大提高了语言类节目的时间和个数，希望能给大家献上一台开心的、有意义的演出。春节联欢会时间地点： 2017年1月29日 周日 下午3：30-6点，大颈北高中礼堂 。友情提示：3：30-4点是签到入场时间，场内会有互动活动；4点正式节目开始，主会场大门将会关闭，4点以后到达的观众请上二楼观看演出。本次联欢会门票已经售罄，考虑到停车和签到的时间，请大家提前到达，等候入场。
*由OCA长岛分部和大颈华人协会联合主办的新一期中学生领导力培训现在开始接受报名，欢迎初中8年级生和高中学生踊跃参加。培训时间地点：2017年3月18日周六9am, Great Neck House; 报名截止日期: 2017年 3月6日。本期的免费培训课程一共5小时，期间提供早餐和午餐。活动详情和报名方法请见http://www.ocanational.org/?page=APAYAStudentReg。
* 想要熟悉税务申诉流程的居民可以参加由镇政府主办的2017年财产评估申诉讲习班。每期讲习班2个小时，将在以下地点举行：Great Neck Public Library，1月24日星期二上午11点; Manhasset Public Library，2月1日星期三下午7点; Shelter Rock Public Library，2月1日星期三下午3点和2月22日下午6点45分。
GNCA January Newsletter
* The “ARCFE” “New York Wealth” 2017 GNCA Chinese New Year Celebration will be held on Sunday January 29th 2017 at Great Neck North High School. The door opens at 3:30pm, and the show starts at 4pm. The tickets of the much-anticipated show are sold out. Please arrive early to secure your seating.
* GNCA is a participant with the President's Service Volunteer Awards Program as a Certifying Organization. The student volunteers working for the 2017 GNCA Chinese New Year Celebration and any other qualified community service organizations may log their service hours with the PSVA. For detailed instructions, please click http://gnca.org/index.php/newsletter/49-gnca-student-presidential-service-award.
* An Asian Pacific American Youth Leadership Training Program, co-hosted by OCA-Long Island Chapter and GNCA, will be held on Saturday March 18 at 14 Arrandale Avenue, Great Neck, NY. The free program, which is for high school students and 8th graders, will run from 9am to 2pm. Breakfast and lunch will be served. For details about the program and registration, please click http://www.ocanational.org/?page=APAYAStudentReg.
* Any Nassau County homeowner who disagrees with the new tentative property tax assessment can attend one of the 2017 property assessment grievance workshops to help familiarize themselves with the tax grievance process. The 2-hour grievance workshops, co-sponsored by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Judi Bosworth, Town Councilwoman Anna M. Kaplan and the Ahavat Shalom Synagogue Men’s Committee, are held at the following locations: Great Neck Public Library, Tuesday January 24, 11 am; Manhasset Public Library, Wednesday February 1, 7 pm; Shelter Rock Public Library, Wednesday February 1, 3 pm and February 22, 6:45 pm.
Thank you for reading this newsletter. Happy Lunar New Year!
Thanks for reading this newsletter. GNCA will continue organizing wonderful events for you in December.
BOE Candidates Meet & Greet – GNCA will host a Meet & Greet event at 7:30 pm on December 1 in Great Neck House for Great Neck residents to meet the eight candidates for the special BOE election to be held on December 6. See http://goo.gl/pi0AXq for details. See http://goo.gl/8nPAIt for a brief introduction of the candidates.
Education Parent Panel Discussion – GNCA will host a panel discussion featuring three experienced parents on a wide variety of education-related topics, such as how to utilize the resources of the Great Neck School district. Ms. Barbara Berkowitz, the BOE president, and Dr. Teresa Prendergast, the superintendent of the Great Neck School district, will also attend this event. This event will be held on December 5 between 7 pm and 9:30 pm in Great Neck House. See http://goo.gl/qoQFNy for details.
GNCA will organize two caroling performances at local senior centers this year. One performance will be on December 3 at 2:30 pm at the Bristal Senior Center and the other performance will be on December 11 at 1:30 pm at Atria Great Neck. Thanks to the enthusiasm of our performing children and the support from the New York Music Academy.
GNCA’s “Local Info” function is on line now. Please visit http://gnca.org/index.php/local-info for details. You’ll find lots of useful local information there.
We are busy preparing for GNCA’s 2017 Chinese New York Gala. The trailer for the Gala will be released and the sale of the tickets for the event will be online soon.
时间：11/6/16 周日 11am - 1:30pm
地点：Great Neck House
***与犹太庙Temple Beth-El合作的论坛 ***
时间：11/13/16 周日 2pm - 6pm
地点：Temple Beth-El，5 Old Mill Rd, Great Neck, NY 11023
***Election day is 11/8! Please vote! ***
For more information about local election, please check: http://gnca.org/index.php/events/56-2016
***2nd Annual Gnca Health Symposium: lunch/learn***
Date: Sunday 11/6/16 Time: 11am - 1:30pm
Location: Great Neck House
Health and knowledge are the two most valuable assets that we possess. We have the pleasure and privilege of hearing three essential issues to our health from distinguished speakers. Topics include asthma, osteoporosis and depression.
For more detail please check: http://www.gnca.org/index.php/events/55-2nd-annual-gnca-health-symposium-2
***Conference on Forgiveness***
Date: Sunday 11/13/16 Time: 2-6pm
Location: Temple Beth-El
Jewish, Christian, Muslim and Buddhist leaders will gather here in Great Neck. Rabbi's Meir and Tara Feldman reached out to Charleston's Mother Emanuel Church, family of Myra Thompson and invited them to Great Neck earlier this year. "Their extraordinary acts of forgiveness showed a spiritual audacity that inspired and uplifted the entire world around them". They are invited back for an afternoon of panel discussion and musical event. Among the panelists are Kadiato Dallo, mother of Amadeus Dallo 1999, and Blondelle Gadsen, sister of Myra Thompson 2015.
For more detail and pre-registration please check: http://agreenawalt6.wixsite.com/forgivenessgn/register
Thursday November 24 is Thanksgiving!
¥ GNCA于10月5日晚上在Great Neck House举办了美国政治结构与政府体系的讲座。GNCA的董事会成员Lee Tu详细介绍了美国从联邦到州政府到下属的郡县和当地市政的政府结构和职责功能。每个人的积极了解以及参与其中就可以一起推动政治的不断的改善和必要的改革。
¥ 10月6日GNCA成员受邀参加Neiman Marcus举办的设计师Derek Lam Fashion Show。不仅亲自和顶级设计师面对面，而且有周到的服务以及独家商品折扣。
¥ 10月19日晚上7点是地方参选人见面会活动。大家有机会见到竞选当地政府的一些候选人，听他们陈述政见政策，并且有机会面对面问他们感兴趣的问题。地址：Clinton G Martin Park (1601 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park)
• GNCA hosted a seminar on the political system and government structure of USA on the evening of Oct. 5th in Great Neck House. One of GNCA’s board member Mr. Lee Tu introduced the systems in federal level, state level and local level. He described their responsibilities, and how we can get involved and be part of the process and change.
• GNCA members were invited to participate in a fashion show by Neiman Marcus featured famous designer Derek Lam. We had a chance to come face to face for the conversation and communication with him and his work. We also were provided the benefit with goody bags and special discount on most merchandise.
• On Wed. Oct 19th, there is a “Come and Meet Your Candidates” for district of North Hempstead at Clinton G Martin Park. You can have the opportunity to come face to face with some of the candidates and have a conversation or ask the questions you may have. Time: 7pm-9pm, address: Clinton G Martin Park (1601 Marcus Ave, New Hyde Park)
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