TAC-WC 2019 Announcement No. 4

時光飛逝,歷經大半年的籌備,再過兩個月,我們即將在美西夏令會相聚。在5/5的籌備會議上,我向包括理事會在內的11位籌備委員報告目前的籌備進度:在籌備工作已進入尾聲的此刻,我們已有約120位鄉親報名參加會議,其中有10位為講員;此人數已超乎我原先的預期。120人已達會議室的最高容量,若人數持續增加,則需租用第二間會議室。不僅如此,55間客房也已全數售罄。7/19-20兩天,The University Guesthouse已喬不出客房了,請鄉親們儘量兩人一房,讓尚訂不到房的鄉親有房可住。

我們邀請到的講員有:4位G1講員,包括台灣高等法院法官洪英花;及6位G2講員,個個背景傑出。鄉親可到夏令會網站 (TAC-WC 2019-speakers-bios) 查看講員的詳細資訊。

鄉親參與會後旅遊遊的情況也非常踴躍。我洽租了兩部Le Bus,各有56個座位,皆為兩年的新車,配備有WiFi。北線(Great Teton and Yellowstone)一推出座位就被秒殺,目前有兩位鄉親候補中;而南線(Arches, Canyonland, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion)尚有12個座位,請鄉親切勿錯過,及早報名。

我的好友Dr. J. J. Wang (王健椎),現居南加,獲猶他大學碩、博士學位。在他攻讀學位時,曾為文細數五座國家公園之美。我轉貼該文如下,與鄉親共賞。

“南猶他的呼喚 4/27/2019 王健椎

今年的美西台灣人夏令會,安排會後南北線旅行,北線到黃石公園,南線到猶他州南部的五個公園。

北線黃石名氣夯,報名踴躍早已滿;南線風景奇特稀,痴痴等人在告急。

在猶他大學念書的時候,有許多甜蜜的回憶,那時候年輕力壯,生活也沒有大包袱,荷包沒有多少銀兩,生活充實,充滿歡樂,尤其是一大群好友,擠滿一輛租借車,到南猶他州的公園旅行,更是回憶的一部分。

Capitol Reef & Canyon land 拱門錫安布萊斯 

拱門地區質地特殊,表面顏色的強烈對比,是地球上的唯一,別無分號。除了上百個顛峰,大量的鰭型岩石,呈現自然平衡的壯觀,還有兩千個左右大小拱門。奇特的景色,加上漫長的步道,如果有夕陽相陪,更令人難忘。

錫安公園難以形容的雄偉,讓人讚嘆造物者的萬能,容易喚起由衷的暇想,置身其中時,感受到人類的渺小,謙虛卑恭的人性,將自然流露無遺,親身體驗一番,終生受益無窮。

布萊斯的沖天石林,它的茂密是世界之冠,奇妙的出現在高原之上,也是地球的奇觀。石林在地球各大洲都有,但是布萊斯出產的,就是不一樣,顏色鮮艷,形狀百態,遠眺近看兩相宜,保證終生難忘懷。

Capitol Reef 位居猶他州的中南部,是深藏不露的寶,懸崖峽谷石橋,一望無際處處都是,超過一百英里的地表皺紋,看似地球的蒼老,卻是它悠久純樸的美,有幸一訪,人生一大享受。

Canyonland 散布著野性美,無數的峽谷和飛馳的孤山,是科羅拉州河長年刮蝕的結晶。因為河流的分布,分為四大區域,原始沙漠景觀外,各區有不同的特色,和獨特的挑戰和冒險,很值得一遊。”

最後,讓我們一起期待一個成功的夏令會及愉快的會後旅遊!

Warmest regards,

Jim Wang

南線旅遊 (Arches, Canyonland, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion) 尚有12個座位,請鄉親切勿錯過,及早報名。

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

 

驚艷 ! 驚喜!驚奇!2017美西夏令會精彩節目內容出爐了!!

好消息!訂房優惠延至6/23,並為鄉親爭取到更多房間,沒訂到房間的鄉親這次要動作快,不要又錯過了!註冊也跟著延到6/23以後才收late fee!

報名、訂房:www.TAC-WC.org

只有註冊聽演講的鄉親,一定要加購 7/8的晚宴,否則就聽不到顧立雄的演講及高水準的”台灣之夜”&音樂會喔!

節目Highlight:

7/8 晚上 Banquet Keynote Speaker 顧立雄:「台灣民主轉型的未竟之業—從轉型正義與不當黨產談起」

7/8 上午 我們的老朋友陳鈴津博士:「Taiwan Biomedical Industry: Opportunities and challenges」

7/8 上午 國際知名學者施芳瓏教授:「Departing from Panama’s Severing of Diplomatic Ties:Techno Third Prince Nezha Walking into Global Villages Making Friends 從巴拿馬斷交再出發:電音三太子哪吒 走進全球村落 結識朋友」

詳細節目內容請看Program

美西鄉親總動員,緊來報名夏令會 ! 享受飯店優惠只剩不到3個禮拜

最近,儘管母國台灣的負面新聞不斷,仍然有一則令人振奮的訊息觸動了台美人的心!那就是,在民視的股權爭奪惡鬥中,在緊要關頭,海外的台灣鄉親又一次把我們對母國的愛,轉化為救火的力量。我們的連署喚醒了小股民的警覺,終致守住了這塊媒體的綠色淨土。

我們就是這麼一群愛母國、愛鄉土到無可救藥的台灣鄉親,每年盛夏我們在美西夏令會相聚,不是為了在同溫層裡相偎取暖,而是期望透過一場又一場的研討、一次又一次的辯論、一輪又一輪的腦力激盪,只問我們能為台灣再多做一點甚麼?我們的心有著恨鐵不成鋼的焦慮、有著糾結難理的疑惑、有著忍不住要飆罵的氣憤,然而更多更強的是無怨無悔的挺住這座歷經苦難的美麗之島—母國台灣的信念,及拉拔她有朝一日出頭天的盼望!

夏令會的籌備委員真的是很努力,個個使出渾身解數、群策群力,為鄉親邀到的講員都是一時之選、講題更是貼近時代脈動。例如:顧立雄來談轉型正義及不當黨產;時代力量的年輕新血及執政黨的蔡易餘及優秀黨工來論司法改革及時政;還有更多專家學者及第二代企業家及傑出青年來分享他們的專業與熱情。所有精彩的節目都登在網站上( www.TAC-WC.org ),請大家上網瀏覽。

您,還沒決定來參加嗎?有一位住在溫哥華的長輩打電話告訴我,他要控制好他輕微的帕金森,一路來參加美東、美西的夏令會,這是他數十年來的堅持及對台灣的承諾。您,還需要再斟酌嗎?

真的是不要再猶豫了!訂房優惠只到6/16,行動要快啊!有任何問題,歡迎聯絡: 賴惠玫(vernna_lai@hotmail.com)

Planning Committee in Full Swing

Dear friends, Happy Lunar New Year:

TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference – West Coast) 2017 has been scheduled for 7/7-7/9, to be held in one of America’s finest cities: the comfortable and scenic San Diego. The Planning Committee, chaired by Prof. Ming T. Tsuang and convened by Prof.James J Y Hsu, has been in full swing since August of last year, and has collaborated with the cross-generation organizations within the San Diego Taiwanese community to ensure that the conference will be an enriching experience. Continue reading “Planning Committee in Full Swing”

籌備團隊 陣容堅強

親愛的鄉親們,恭賀新禧:

2017年美西台灣人夏令會已定於7/7-7/9在景緻優美、氣候宜人的聖地牙哥舉行。籌備委員會早在去年八月即已成軍,正如火如荼的進行各項籌備工作。籌備委員會由莊明哲教授擔任主席、許正餘教授擔任總召集人,結合聖地牙哥地區跨世代的台灣人社團成員協力參與。 Continue reading “籌備團隊 陣容堅強”

TAC-WC 2017 will be held in San Diego, 7/7-7/9

Dear friends, Happy New Year:

In July last year, the Taiwanese American Conference – West Coast (TAC-WC) was held in San Francisco, organized by the Taiwanese American Federation of Northern California (TAFNC) and the North America Taiwanese Professors’ Association. Needless to say, the conference’s atmosphere was welcoming, its scene grand, and its programs exciting. While the striking memory was still fresh, the San Diego team has been working hard to prepare for TAC-WC 2017 under the Chairmanship of Professor Ming T. Tsuang and the Convener General of Professor James J Y Hsu.  After many meetings, the team has decided that the theme of TAC-WC 2017 would be “Uniting Generation; Integrating Minds.” It seeks to combine the vitality of young people and the wisdom of senior people and stimulate a cross-generation interaction. Thus, Professor Charles Tu, the Program Committee Chair, has planned to cover political, economic, social and cultural subjects and other subjects. A conference tour has also been planned. Continue reading “TAC-WC 2017 will be held in San Diego, 7/7-7/9”

2017美西夏令會7/7-7/9在聖地牙哥舉行

親愛的鄉親們,大家新年快樂:

去年七月美西夏令會與北美洲台灣人教授協會年會在舊金山盛大舉行。北加州台灣同鄉聯合會與教授協會鼎力籌辦,節目精緻,場面盛大熱烈。美西夏令會的溫馨,記憶猶新。輸人莫輸陣,聖地牙哥的團隊已及早進行今年美西夏令會的工作,籌備委員會由莊明哲教授擔任主席、許正餘教授擔任總召集人,結合聖地牙哥地區跨世代的台灣人社團成員協力參與。經多次會議商討,擇定大會主題為「世代結合‧活力智慧」,期許大會前後,能結合年輕人的活力與資深人的智慧,激發跨世代的互動能量。由此,杜武青教授策劃的節目涵蓋政治、經濟、社會、科技、教育、文化等領域的研討。會後旅遊,亦請專人規畫中。

Continue reading “2017美西夏令會7/7-7/9在聖地牙哥舉行”