Sneak Peek: Fall 2016 TACL Convention


Sneak Peek: Fall 2016 TACL Convention By: Pamela Hung (President), Diana Chiang (Vice President), Jen Tsang (Secretary), TAP-Boston After dreaming big at Winter 2016 Convention in Atlanta, TAP-Boston has been busy planning for the Fall 2016 TACL Convention over Labor Day weekend Sept 2-5, 2016. @boardmembers, mark your calendars!Sneak peek for Board Members: Boston is a city rich with history, but we don’t want to do things that have been already
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Chapter Update: 12 Things to Know About This Year’s TAP-NY and TAP-Boston Ski and Snowboard Extravaganza


Chapter Update: 12 Things to Know About This Year’s TAP-NY and TAP-Boston Ski and Snowboard Extravaganza By: Agnes Chiao, TAP-NY Co-Social Chair, Pamela Hung, TAP-BOS President TAP-NY and TAP-Boston teamed up for the 2nd annual TAP Ski and Snowboard Extravaganza in March! We tackled an all-new mountain in Okemo, and shredded slopes in short sleeves despite unseasonably warm conditions. We made quick work of 15 pizza pies in the cabins, and
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Chapter Update: TAP-LA Bands Together Community Partners to Raise Funds for Tainan Earthquake Relief


Chapter Update: TAP-LA Bands Together Community Partners to Raise Funds for Tainan Earthquake Relief By: Jeanette Low, President, TAP-LA On February 6th, just two days shy of the Lunar New Year, Taiwan was struck by a devastating 6.4 magnitude earthquake in the southern city of Tainan. During a time when people were supposed to be celebrating the coming of the New Year, casualties piled at 117 deaths and 550 injuries. In an effort to raise funds
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Recap: 2016 January TACL Convention


RECAP: 2016 JANUARY TACL CONVENTION BY: JACQUI WU, PRESIDENT, TACL In January 2016, TAP-Atlanta invited the TACL family to the deep south for our semi-annual convention to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend and to DREAM BIG, their theme for the weekend.To highlight our weekend of learning and fun, here are some pictures to help us recap: 1. LEADERSHIP: We learned that to be a good leader, it is important to define a clear vision & missi
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Lunar New Year Festival – Music, Identity, and Culture


LUNAR NEW YEAR FESTIVAL – MUSIC, IDENTITY, and CULTURE BY: GEORGE LIAO, DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY AND MEMBERSHIP On Saturday, February 20, 2016, Kimberley Chen (陳芳語), Soft Lipa (蛋堡), Kina Grannis, and the Far East Movement all took the stage at Terminal 5 in New York City. For four hours, the performers took turns playing their hits (and rocking some covers), to a crowd of over a thousand people in an amazing night of music, food, and performa
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To 紅包 or not to 紅包 ?


To 紅包 or not to 紅包 ? by Darrell Chan, TACL Director of Design Born and Raised in America I’m pretty positive I’m not the only one who gets confused about what exactly to do on Lunar New Year. I’ve never experienced what it was like in Taiwan or Hong Kong during the holiday. The only things I knew about were the things I learned from my parents and Chinese School. Fast forward to 2016 and I still don’t have a grasp on what exactly to d
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Making the Taiwanese American Voice Heard


Making the Taiwanese American Voice Heard By: Austin Ko, Citizenship Director In the simplest terms, a democracy is a government by the people. While many may feel that politics has become too complicated and distant from their daily lives, it is important to remember that there is one simple way to be heard: VOTE. “…we must play an active part in shaping our government, and keep it accountable to the people it serves.” The mission of TACL
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Propel Your Career to the Next Level with TAP-Boston’s New Program


Propel Your Career to the Next Level with TAP-Boston’s New Program By: Hahn Lin, Professional Development Co-Chair; Elizabeth Wu, Professional Development Co-Chair; Pamela Hung, President In August 2015, TAP-Boston decided it was time to put an end to the quarter-life crisis – or at least try to. In the past, our professional development programming has addressed skill development and networking, but we noticed another professional problem
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Miss Asian American Stephanie Lin


On the auspicious day of August 8, 2015, Stephanie Lin was crowned Miss Asian America at the pageant held in San Francisco. As a member of our TAP family, Stephanie graciously gives us an insider look into her achievement and what she hopes to accomplish as the first Taiwanese American to earn this title. Think back to 2013, TACL’s National Convention in San Francisco when Stephanie was introduced as the next TAP-SF President. Can you remember wh
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