T. A. Archives (台美史料中心)
May 2019 issue NO. 49
Video of First Generation Immigration Stories (English Version):
The link below is a video for our young generations to know the life stories of the First Generation. Please encourage your children and grandchildren to view it:
Please let us know your comments and suggestions if any, so we can make it better.
T. A. History Book Series (台美人歷史叢書): Outstanding Taiwanese Americans (OTA):
We selected 283 OTA and posted on our website and in the first draft of a
Book “Outstanding Taiwanese Americans”.
T. A. History Book Series (台美人歷史叢書): Summer Conferences by T. A. Organizations:
In the past 5 decades, seven major summer conferences have been run by various T. A. organizations in the U. S.. TAC/East Coast will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2019. The summer conference by T. A. organizations is one of the very important events in T. A. history. We have been collecting related information and posted on our website.
We would like to prepare a book about this subject starting with the use of our collected information. Program books, articles, photos and souvenirs of all summer conferences will be included in this book. Please help by providing us with related information about the summer conference, if you have.
T. A. History Book Series(台美人歷史叢書):
The first drafts of following 5 books for T. A. history series have been completed and posted on the “ Encyclopedia” section of T. A. Archives’ website for your comments and suggestions. We will continue to update these books:
1. Our Journeys
2. My Stories
3. Outstanding Taiwanese Americans
4. Publications of Books/Magazines/Newsletters by TA Individuals/Organizations
5. T. A. Organizations
Portrait Paintings of Outstanding T. A. Collected in April:
Progress in April 2019:
We collected 36 new entries in April. The total number of entries is 8525.
We are looking for one full-time and few part-time office clerks to work in our Irvine/CA office and at your home office. Please send your resume to the flowing email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever felt tongue tight with public speech or presentation? Have stage fright? Wish to improve your communication or leadership skills? Desire to enjoy good friendship and having fun learning together? If answers to these questions are yes, then TACL Toastmasters Club will be a good place to kick-start!
Giving out a speech is one good way to learn about delivering an effective presentation; it is one vital part in our weekly meeting. Speakers learned to organize their ideas, good use of visual aid, body language, and vocal variety…etc to present information or ideas to the club members, and club members in turn will practice “active listening” through evaluation process.
Just like any other meetings, we had heard many good speech topics this month, like Kevin talked about “Recycling” on April 1st, it turns out that we actually may have misconception about the recycling process and may even unintentionally contaminated the whole batch by Putting the wrong materials into the recycling bin.
Sometimes we may have visitors from other Toastmasters Club came to give a speech; actually, this is one good way to gain experiences speaking in different setting or to get evaluations from different groups of people. On April 22nd, we are honored to have Andy Rennie, contestant of the reginal final of the International Speech Competition, a member of Talking Bull Toastmasters Club, to be our guest speaker that night. Andy is really a good and experienced story teller, you can see that he really draws everyone’s full attention. His speech title is “Find your Oliver”, using the story of their dog Oliver to bring out a lesson learned, which is the changing of our attitude could improve the relationship we have with others.
There are different duty roles during a meeting and each role serves their own purpose. Each member learned different sets of skills while serving these roles. On April 22nd, Helen has her first debut serving as the Toastmaster who acts as the host or facilitator of the meeting. Although she was still a little uneasy; however, she thinks it’s good that she still got space for improvement.
This Toastmaster Club is really a friendly place where you can freely express yourself. Welcome to visit us!
**** We meet on every Monday 7:30pm at Taiwanese Center. Check us out online at on Facebook @TACLtoastmasters or www.TACLclub.toastmastersclubs.org
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4月20 日的Taiwanese Culture and Arts Fair和TaiwanYes如往年一樣非常成功，當日吸引許多的人來中心參與這兩個活動，也感謝所有志工的辛勞及幫忙，尤其是頂著太陽幫忙指揮交通的志工。
台灣人活動中心屋頂翻修工程， 在辦完了 4月20 日的Taiwanese Festival 之後， JH Roofing已於4月25 日開始施工換屋頂 ◦ 因為老天爺保佑， 天氣非常好，也預報這幾天都不會下雨，所以屋頂翻修工程公司黃老閭就加一倍所需要的人力，也加長工作的時間，目的就是要把握住這個最好的機會， 趕快把工程以最快速度很完善的完成，如此我們有了全新的屋頂 ◦ 對於一下雨， 就要很苦惱的要用水桶到處去接那漏水的痛苦經驗都可拋諸腦後了◦ 預定五月的第一個星期， 將順利完成台灣人活動中心屋頂的全面翻修工程了◦