TAC-WC 2019 Announcement No. 3

歡迎來參加”美西夏令會”,會後國家公園尋幽攬勝

(2019美西夏令會第三次公告 3/16/2019)

本籌備會於1/8發出了第二次公告,敦促鄉親們於一月底前完成夏令會會後旅遊南、北線行程的飯店訂房。若您錯過了該次公告,我們謹在此再一次為您簡單介紹「2019美西夏令會」。

活動名稱:2019美西夏令會

活動時間:7/19-21, 2019

活動地點:University of Utah Guesthouse, Salt Lake City, Utah

會議主題:服務美國、回饋台灣

會後旅遊:7/21-25, 2019

現在,我們要再次向鄉親們報告好消息,那就是:「2019美西夏令會」網站已經開站了,以及目前邀請到的講員情況。

  1. 「2019美西夏令會」網站已由籌備會成員Tom Yu (現居Arizona )架設完成,網址http://tac-wc.org。籌備會將在網站上公布最新活動訊息、會後旅遊資訊。鄉親也可在網站上報名並了解費用明細,請鄉親多多利用。
  2. G-1講員:講員邀請由黃東昇(Ed Huang)理事負責。鑒於「交棒傳承」的重要及急迫性,黃東昇理事將相同比重的邀請G-1及G-2的講員。目前已邀請到的G-1講員有:

陳慧中(Cecilia Chueh):歷史學者、合唱團指揮,來自溫哥華。

黃河芬(Josephine Yang):FAPA南加州分會會長

洪英花(Ing Hua Hong):台灣知名法官

蔡明峰(Martin Tsai):台灣海外網版主。

Keynote speaker仍在積極尋找中。

  1. G-2講員:張雅美(前NATWA會長)亦協助邀請了五位學經歷俱佳的G-2講員,他們是:Chieh-Ting Yeh, Lily Wang, Christopher Lin, Deana Chuang 及Julie Wu。所有講員的簡介將公佈於網站上。
  2. 2019美西夏令會會後旅遊:詳細內容已公佈在網站上。北線(Salt Lake City—Grand Teton/Yellowstone)已無座位;南線(至南猶他州五座國家公園)仍有座位。歡迎東部及中西部的鄉親來參加南線的旅遊,有興趣者,請即刻經由網站預約訂房。南、北兩條路線均於7/21由Salt Lake City出發,於7/24回到Salt Lake City;7/25安排Salt Lake City一日遊。計畫續住一晚的鄉親,可搭於下午五時結束一日遊的巴士;其餘的鄉親可搭另一部巴士於下午三時直接送至機場。

我們七月在Salt Lake City等您喔!

2019美西夏令會總召集人王進賢敬邀 (949-836-6075)

During the winter months, several staff members went back to Taiwan to celebrate the Lunar New Year and to spend time with family and friends. Without them, the preparation work for the conference slowed down considerably. Two members have now returned and ready to move forward. The third will not be back until April; we agree to communicate with using Line or email if needed..

We set the clock one hour ahead to the daylight-saving time few days ago; performing this ritual reminds me of the arrival of Spring. With the coming of Spring, birds start to sing, abd plants begin to sprout and put forth buds and fresh leaves. Spring gives us vitality, and this will certainly propel the conference organization group to move forward and set the preparation steps in gear to make it ready for the conference to smoothly take place in July.

I would like to inform the work we have done since Announcement No. 2 was sent.

  1. Tom Yu (TAC-WC member living in Arizona) has set up a website for 2019 TAC-WC: http://tac-wc.org. The website allows us to post and retrieve conference information, to do online registration, and keep track of registration payments, …etc. In addition to posting this announcement (Announcement No. 3), I shall also run it through www.TaiwanUS.net. We thank Martin Tsai, Editor of TaiwanUS.net for providing us the service. In order not to further encumber Martin, we shall post subsequent announcements on our website. It is thus important for the members to login the website to receive new information.

  2. Conference Speakers: Ed Huang (Board member representing the San Francisco/Bay Area) serves as chairman for inviting speakers. Realizing the need for passing the baton to the new generation of Taiwanese Americans, Ed places equal weight on selecting generation 1 (G-1) and generation 2 (G-2) speakers at this conference. We have now three G-1 speakers accepted the invitation. They are Josephine Yang (黃河芬 FAPA President of the Southern California Chapter) 洪英花 (well known Judge from Taiwan); Martin Tsai (Editor of TaiwanmUS.net); to complete the G-1 speaker list , we are still searching for the keynote speaker. With the help of Yamei Lee (a former president of NATWA, North American Taiwanese Women Association), five young people with outstanding credentials have accepted the invitations as G-2 speakers and moderators. Their names are: Cecilia Chueh, Chieh-Ting Yeh, Lily Wang, Julie Wu, Deana Chuang, Chris Lin. The short bios of all speakers will be posted on the website.

  3. The TAC-WC 2019 has organized two post-conference tours. Those tours are very popular. The northbound tour from Salt Lake City to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks is now full. The southbound tour to five NP in Southern Utah is still available but the bus seat is also filling up fast. The hotel cost of the southbound tour is rather reasonable compared with that of northbound. The  price for staying at the La Quinta Inn & Suites in  Moab [Telephone Number: 435-259-8700 or 1-866-527-1498; address:  815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532], where the group shall stay on the evening of 7/21 has been renegotiated for the group rate of $154/room/night, including breakfast, not $165/room/night previously quoted in Announcement No.2.  For 7/22 and 7/23 the group will stay at Abbey Inn, Cedar City (address: 940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720.  Tel : 435-586-9966), with the group rate only of $110/room/night, breakfast included. Please mention that you are with the group TAC-WC when you call to book the rooms to receive the group discount rates for both hotels.

  4. Both tours last for five days, with the last day (7/25) to tour Salt Lake City. The City tour is originally scheduled to complete at 5 PM for both buses. In order to make it convenient for those who plan to leave Utah on 7/25, we plan to have one bus ends the tour at the airport at about 3PM, and the other bus will stop at the guesthouse at about 5PM for the members who plan to overnight on 7/25. Hope this will help the planning on purchasing the return airline tickets.

— Jim Wang

 

Direction from the SLC Airport to the University Guesthouse

 

After you exit the airport security area in Terminal 1, turn left (right side leads you to the luggage claim area) and walk all the way to the South end of Terminal 1 (passing United, Southwest Airlines check-in counters).  Then exit through glass doors to an area where two automated UTA Trax (light rail) ticket boot stands are. (see map location marked as 1).

Purchase the ticket (one Trax fare per ride for seniors is $1.25) and take the Green line train to Courthouse (see map location marked as 2).

Get off the Courthouse and wait for the Red line train across the platform to the Fort Douglas stop (see map location marked as 3) . Relevant red line stops are Library,Trolley. Stadium, which are the two stops before Fort Douglas, andUniversity Medical Center is the last stop.

Get off at the Fort Douglas stop. On the right side of the platform,  you will see a sky bridge.  Walk toward the elevator below the bridge and take the elevator upstairs connected to the head of the bridge. Walk across the bridge to the other side and then follow the sign to the University Guesthouse,  walking along sidewalks (bear left).  The total time from the trax platform to the Guesthouse should be around 5 minutes.

The total time of travel from the Airport is about 40 to 50 minutes, depending on the transfer time spent at the Courthouse
Going by Trax is the safest and cheapest way from the Airport to the University Guesthouse.  An alternative way is to go by taxi, which costs about $40-$45 plus tip.  Taxi takes about 30-35 minutes during non-rush hour with normal traffics.

Online Reistration to 2019 TAC-WC 網絡報名參加 2019 美國西部台灣人夏令會

查閱目前報名名單,請點按 Current Registration List 目前報名名單

Please follow ALL the steps below to complete your online registration for 2019 TAC-WC. 請完成下列所有步驟來完成參加會議以及旅遊註冊:

 

A) Fill out the participants information form by clicking the link.  填點按右邊連結,填寫註冊登記表格。 2019 TAC-WC Registration Form 登記表

 

B) Write a check with a correct due and mail the check to:  開列一張支票填上應繳金額,抬頭寫 TAC-WC 郵寄到。(Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast)
c/o Ms Angel Yang, 650 Bellevue Way NE #3403, Bellevue, WA 98004

 

C) Call conference hotel to reserve your room for the conference dates from July 19-July 20, 2019.  If the room is no longer available, find your other hotel alternatives and reserve your rooms else where. 打電話到下列旅館訂房。如果旅館已滿,找附近其他旅館訂房。

Hotel address: University of Utah Conference Center/Guesthouse, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113

Room rate: $120/room/night, single/double occupancy ( including breakfast, free Internet Service)

Hotel phone number: (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate.

All hotel reservations must be secured by April 1, 2019 in order to enjoy the discounted rate ($120/rm/night).

For those intending to extend your stay and to pay the same room rate, please arrange with the hotel desk. 如果你有參加會後旅遊必須延長多一晚入住時間,訂房時請向櫃檯提出要求

 

D) If you are attending post-conference tour from 7/21-7/24,  make sure to call respectives hotels below to reserve your rooms for the tour.  If the room is no longer available, find your other hotel alternatives and reserve your rooms else where. 如果你有參加會後旅遊,請根據你的旅遊地點,確定自行向打電話到下列旅館訂房。如果旅館已滿,則請自行找附近其他旅館訂房。

For Nothern Tour:

Day1-2 ) Jackson (July 21 & 22) : Please call (a) or (b) for room seservations

(a) Antler Inn (43 West Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001)*

We have reserved 11 rooms ($255/room/night). Antler Inn only accepts group reservation. Please contact Ed Huang (925-659-3683) for group reservation before Jan. 31. These rooms are available on the first come first serve basis

(b) Elk Country Inn (480 West Pearl Ave.,Jackson, WY 83001)*  Telelphone : 307-733-2364

We served 10 cabin under TAC-WC name.  Rate is $268/cabin//night. Each one of them contains one bed room with two beds and one sofa. 

Day3 ) West Yellowstone NP (July 23)*

Call  Brandin’ Iron Inn (201 Canyon St, West YellowStone, MT 59758).  Tel : 406-646-9411 ($204/room/night 含早餐 )

Day4 ) Back to Salt Lake City (7/24)*:   

Call University Guest-house (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate ($120/room/night) 

Day 5 ) Salt Lake City (7/25)  City tour finishes at 3 PM.   

All the room can be cancelled with full refund one month before the check in dates.  All three days the lodging fee does not exceed $800 (tax 10% excluded). You can save half of the price if you plan to stay 4 persons per room.

For Southen Tour (room reservations are not as urgent: 參加南部旅遊的會員應房間比較多,比較沒有訂房的急迫性。

Day 1 ) Moab, UT (July 21) :  Archie National Park.  Call the following hotel to book your room 請打電話至 下列旅館訂房

La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab (815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532)**  Telephone Number: (1-866-527-1498)  ($165/room/night, plus tax 14.7, breakfast included)

Day 2-3 ) Cedar City, UT (July 22 and 23) :  Call the following hotel to book your room 請打電話至 下列旅館訂房。

Abbey Inn Cedar City (940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720)***  Tel : 435-586-9966  ($130./room/night, plus tax 14.7% , breakfast included)

If you are watching the Shakespeare show “Macbeth”, please go their website to purchase your ticket ($58 for the middle front seat). Search “Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019” to find their ticket website. 觀賞 7/23 莎士比亞名劇 馬克白 Macbeth” 親請儘早上網購票 ($58 為中間前排 位置 ) ,以免向隅。可搜尋 ”Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019” 購票。

Day 4 ) July 24: Tour Zion National Park, back to Salt Lake City at night time. Zion NP ,晚上巴士回 SLC,

Call University Guest-house (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate ($120/room/night) 

Day 5) July 25: Salt Lake City Day Tour . The City tour finishes at 3 PM  

E) We will be collecting additional tour fees, such as Bus fees, Park fees, etc,  from those we will be attending post-conference tours at the conference.  Actual amount will be determined and announced in a few weeks

For any questions regarding room reservations or ticket purchases, call 王進賢 (949-836-6075) for help  訂房、購票時,若有疑問,可洽詢王進賢 (949-836-6075)

2019 美西夏令會 (Salt Lake City, Utah) 第二次公告

2019.1.8

2019 美西夏令會將於 7 19 20 日於 Salt Lake City (SLC) 舉行,主辦單位將於近期公佈為期兩天的詳細會議 容。本次公告僅就 7 21 24 日的會後旅遊做詳細 明。

SLC 鄰近數座壯麗的國家公園,主辦單位精心規劃了兩條 容豐富的會後旅遊路線。旅遊行程分為北、南兩條路線,均於 7/21 SLC 出發, 7/24 返回 SLC 。北線行經 Jackson Hole, Grand Teton 及黃石國家公園

Jackon Hole, Wyoming

 

Grand Teton NP
Yellow Stone NP

南線行經 Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion 國家公園,並參加 7/23 Cedar City 舉行 Shakespeare Festival 。南北兩線均乘坐舒 適的旅遊巴士,全程車資 ( 包含小費 ) 僅每人 $100

Arches NP
Canyonlands NP
Bryce NP
Zion NP

由於北線在夏季極為熱門,飯店一房難求,即使有住房,房價也是三倍於平日。北線 規劃在 Jackson 住兩夜 (7/21&22) 、黃石國家公園住一夜 (7/23) ,主辦單位費盡九牛二虎 之力為 親爭取到優惠房價但此優惠房價僅到一月底 (2019 ) 截止。擬參加北線旅 遊的親請務必於 1/31 前打電話去完成訂房 !

北線訂房步驟 說 明:

A) Jackson (July 21 & 22) :請打電話至 (A1) (A2) 訂房。

(A1) Antler Inn (43 West Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001)*

[We have reserved 11 rooms ($255/room/night). Antler Inn only accepts group reservation. Please contact Ed Huang (925-659-3683) for group reservation before Jan. 31. These rooms are available on the first come first serve basis]

(A2) Elk Country Inn (480 West Pearl Ave.,Jackson, WY 83001)*  Telelphone : 307-733-2364

我們以 TAC-WC 的名義保留了 10 棟小木屋 ($268/cabin//night) , 每棟小木屋有一間臥室 (內 有兩大床及一沙發 )

B) West Yellowstone NP (July 23)*:  Brandin’ Iron Inn (201 Canyon St, West YellowStone, MT 59758).  Tel : 406-646-9411 ($204/room/night 含早餐 )

所有房價於入住前一個月可全額退費三天的房價兩人不超過 $800 ( 不含 稅10%) 。亦可四人一房, 房價省一半。巴士於 7/24 下午回到 SLC ,住宿於 University Guest-house ($120/room/night) 。

7/25 為 SLC 一日遊。The City tour is over at 3 PM.   

南線較不急於訂房,以下為訂房資訊:

C) Moab, UT (July 21) :  Archie NP.  請打電話至下列旅館訂房。

La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab (815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532)**  Telephone Number: (1-866-527-1498)  ($165/room/night 14.7%稅 ,含早餐 )

D) Cedar City, UT (July 22 and 23) :  請打電話至 下列旅館訂房。

Abbey Inn Cedar City (940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720)***  Tel : 435-586-9966  ($130./room/night 加 14.7%稅 ,含早餐 )

  • July 22: Canyonland NP and Capital Reef NP.
  • July 23: Bryce Canyon NP , 晚上八點觀賞莎士
  • 比亞名劇 馬克白 Macbeth” ($58/person) 。有興趣
  • 觀賞 7/23 莎士比亞名劇 馬克白 Macbeth” 親請
  • 儘早上網購票 ($58 為中間前排 位置 ) ,以免向隅。可
  • 搜尋 ”Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019” 購票。

E) July 24: Zion NP ,晚上巴士回 SLC, 將住宿在 University Guest-house in Salt Lake City ($120/room/night)

July 25: 巴士將有 Salt Lake City 一日遊. The City tour is over at 3 PM.   

訂房、購票時,若有疑問,可洽詢王進賢 (949-836-6075) 。主辦單位此刻正緊鑼密鼓的在進行議程規劃、邀請講員及設計報名網站中,親密切注意進一步的訊息。

王進賢

2019 美西夏令會

*As of 1/26/2019, the Northbound tour has only 4 spaces left.

**Identify yourselves as members of TAC-WC, ask for the group rate of $154, if 75% of the reserved 25 rooms are filled before March 31 (Reservation Block confirmation number 08262398).

*** Pay only the group rate of $110 plus tax if the reserved 25 rooms are filled before March 31.

2019 TAC-WC Early Enrollment

Online enrollment for the 2019 TAC-WC event is not yet ready. For now, you can download and print out the registration form by clicking the link below: 

Fill out all the required information, together with all your selections. Add up all the costs and write a check made payable to TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast). Mail the complete form and the check to :

TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast)
c/o Ms Angel Yang, 650 Bellevue Way NE #3403, Bellevue, WA 98004

First Announcement of the TAC-WC Conference 2019   – Jim Wang

The Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast (TAC-WC) will take place during July 19-20, 2019 at the University Guest House and Conference Center, located in the historic Fort Douglas (110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt lake City, UT 84113). The Guest House and Conference Center includes a 180 room hotel with spectacular views of Salt Lake Valley and the surrounding University of Utah campus. The Conference Center has approximately 30,000 sq. ft of unique meeting space. Its proximity to a TRAX train station allows one to make a direct connection to downtown and to Salt Lake City International Airport. The rooms are comfortable, with affordable rates and also with nice amenities such as complimentary hot breakfast and wireless. In the summer months, it is competitive to book the Guest House and Conference Center for events.

Dr. Jim Wang (Emeritus Professor of the University of Utah) serves as the Chairman of the Board Directors of TAC-WC for 2018-19. He also assumes the responsibility of organizing the TAC-WC 2019 conference. The board members had proposed several subjects that could be used as the theme for the conference. After discussion and deliberation during the past months, the board members have unanimously chosen: Serve America; Giving back to Taiwan to be the theme for the conference, with Dr. Ed Huang in charge of the speaker selection committee to invite speakers to expound on this conference theme.

In addition to enjoying talks delivered by distinguished speakers, seeing old friends and making new acquaintances, another conference highlight will be the after conference tours. Hoping to provide the conference attendees with a delightful and unforgettable memory of the conference long after returning home, Dr. Jim Wang has personally designed the itinerary of two tours, with one going north and the other going south of Salt Lake City after viewing the life performance of the Mormon Choir and Spoken Word at the Temple Square Tabernacle in the morning of July 21, 2019. Along the way, you will enjoy the beautiful landscape of stunning mountains, lakes and rivers from the windows of a chartered tour bus as you are taken to various locations.The northbound tour group will cruise to Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. While in Jackson Hole, Jim also arranged to have the tour group to participate voluntarily in rafting through the Snake River, from which one can comfortably view the magnificent snow-capped Tetons. One might also spot a moose wading in the back eddy, an osprey diving in the river, or other rare animals playing on the banks of the Snake River.

The southbound tour group will be guided to visit five spectacular National Parks in Southern Utah (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zions). After touring Bryce Canyon National Park, the group is scheduled to lodge in Cedar City for the evening of July 23, 2019, in time to see the performance of a Shakespeare’s play Macbeth  at the world-renowned Utah Shakespeare Festival at 8 PM. The Utah Shakespeare Festival is widely recognized as one of the best professional theater events in the nation. It was awarded the Tony Award for outstanding “Regional Theater”. We are lucky to be in Cedar City during one of its short performance dates to see a performance.

加拿大台灣同鄉會 / 美西台灣人夏令會2018年聯合大會聲明

2018年7月6至8日,加拿大台灣同鄉會和美西台灣人夏令會在Vancouver Canada的Coast Coal Harbor Hotel共同舉行年會,會中近400人以「深耕北美、正名台灣 」題目進行研討,並作成如下聲明:

台灣,在愛好民主自由的國內外台灣人長期努力下,從威權體制走向民主的國家行列,但在國民黨長期的腐敗體制下,改革我們的司法正義與政治國格是民進黨政府不可停止的任務,也是我們這一代不可迴避之歷史責任。 我們呼籲:

1.台灣必須正名:2008年馬英九黨國體制,將台灣中國化,讓台灣地位掉入中國境域的危機。台灣在中華民國憲法架構下, 顯示台灣人無志氣,只有向下沉淪,國際社會也會認定台灣人無意願建立自己的國家,中國就有藉口在「一中原則」、「兩岸一中」的架構下,繼續壓迫台灣,這是台灣最大的危機。 我們要求台灣各政府機構包括駐外單位,都必須正名台灣,台灣人民必須更有自信與勇氣,向國際社會喊出台灣人民真實的心聲——制定憲法,正名台灣。

2.轉型正義是台灣社會一個極其艱難的工程。執政黨有責任清理歷史、釐清加害結構,當轉型正義成為一個重要價值時,如此猜疑跟仇恨才會消失。司法是國家實踐正義的最後防線,執政黨必須積極回應公民社會所要求的司法改革,去除威權時代留在司法體系中的黨國遺毒,這是人民的期待,也是執政黨的首要之務,台灣必須加速轉型正義、實現法治國家的理想。

加拿大台灣同鄉會 、美西台灣人夏令會

2018年7月 8日

迎接 2018 TCA & TACWC 在溫哥華

報到:07 月 06 日 (禮拜五) 12:00 ~ 4:00 pm
地點:Coast Harbour Hotel (3rd Floor)
1180 West Hastings Street, Vancouver

認親結緣航遊:
4:30 pm 自 Coast Harbour Hotel 嚮導前往 Harbour Cruises.
登船地點:501 Denman Street, Vancouver
登船時間:5:20 pm
開船時間:6:00 pm

Open Ceremony
07 月 07 日 (禮拜六) 08:20 ~ 08:55 am

Closing Ceremony
07 月 08 日 (禮拜日) 11:00 ~ 11:30 am

詳細議程如附件。
Get Help:(604) 616-6038 TCA會長 Douglas 江文基。

 

2018 TCA & TAC-WC Conference: 報名即將截止

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今年7月6日到8日在溫哥華Coast Harbour Hotel 舉行的2018年會,首次聯合加拿大台灣同鄉會和美國西部夏令會共同舉辦,演講的貴賓有來自台灣的陳師孟監察委員、王定宇立法委員 、 賴其萬醫師、 民視郭倍宏董事長、 時代力量邱顯智、外貿協會莊碩漢副董事長、 和來自日本的永山英樹和謝蕙芝,和本地以及來自美國的演講嘉賓多名可說是桂冠雲集,目前已有超過300位報名參加,還沒有上網登記參加的您可不要錯過這難得的盛會。

陳師孟: 轉型正義的最後一道防線
王定宇: 陽光下的光與影 – 這兩年的台灣
賴其萬: 我們能為台灣日漸惡化的醫病關係做甚麼?介紹「醫病平台」
永山英樹/謝蕙芝: 在日台灣正名運動的現況及挑戰
郭倍宏: “獨立公投、正名入聯” – 喜樂島聯盟的訴求與行動
邱顯智: 從洪仲丘案、蕭明岳案、鄭性澤案談台灣司法問題
莊碩漢: 川普上任後台美加經貿關係與因應策略台美加經貿議題
楊欣晉: 「從北美台灣人先鋒基金會到我們的鴛鴦夢」
Dr. Colin Collins、Handol Kim、謝尚珍: 台美加生醫產業議題
蕭欣義: 從歷史看台灣的主權地位
吳權益: 深耕北美,正名台灣,跟日本有什麼關係?五個小故事的大啓示

報名網址: https://goo.gl/forms/iuA5jt0UE5wiMJj53

Douglas Chiang Email: douglaschiang1@gmail.com Phone: 604-616-6038
John Chou Email: johnclchou@gmail.com Phone: 206-660-2778
Carol Pan Email: carolpan88@gmail.com Phone: 604-786-7222