Taiwanese American Conference 美國西部台美人夏令會

Inception of the Taiwanese American Conferences – West Coast (TAC-WC)

TAC-WC was incepted on summer of 2016, as a non-profit organization, by a group of Taiwanese Community leaders living around the West Coast areas the USA.

The Mission Statement is as follow:

  1. To promote fellowship, sharing experiences and social contacts among Taiwanese Americans of all ages and genders, particularly for those living in the West Coast of the United States.

  2. To promote inter-action , cooperation among Taiwanese American organizations in the United States.

  3. To promote exerting best effort to contribute to American communities.

  4. To preserve Taiwanese culture, tradition and heritages

The current BOD consists of five Directors from the following geographical regions: Southwest (Ruey Yu 吳玟瑞), Los Angeles (Ken Wu 吳兆峯), San Diego (James YJ Hsu 許正餘), San Francisco/Sacramento (Jim Chang 張正邦), and Seattle/Portland (John Chou 周昭亮).

Ken Wu(吳兆峯) is the current chairperson of the board and Jim Chang (張正邦)is the vice chairperson.

Brief History

In the past 40+ years, numerous TAC-WC Conferences have been held independently  throughout the Region. Many of Taiwanese American embraced and remembered the comradeships they had built over those conferences and always look forward to the next.

In 2012, Ken S. Huang (黃根深) recognized the need to form an “organization” to coordinate the TAC-WC Conference much like the TAC-EC operation so the Conferences will be held each summer without disruption.

During the 2016 TAC-WC event held in Foster City, CA, there was a consensus among the Taiwanese leaders from different west coast cities to form an “organization” to coordinate the TAC-WC’s.  Hence during the conference, under the initiation of Ed Huang (黃東昇), Daniel Ko (柯耀宗), and Stephen Lin (林俊提), an ad hoc committee was formed by these leaders.  The purpose of the committee was to form such an organization (which was named later as TAC-WC Board of Directors) and to draft a TAC-WC Bylaws. After nine months of coordination, the committee has (1) drafted and approved the Bylaws, and (2) incorporated TAC-WC.  Furthermore, TAC-WC has applied for the non-profit status.

With the TAC-WC in place, all Taiwanese Americans on the West Coast and the nearby regions can now enjoy the popular summer gatherings year after year. 

The first TAC-WC conference after this incorporation was held in San Diego from 7/7/17 to 7/9/17.  More details of the 2017 TAC-WC Conference will be announced by the San Diego Planning Committee organized by Jang-Yu Hsu (許正餘).

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