Activities of Taiwanese Association of America / New Jersey Chapter 紐澤西台灣同鄉會的活動

Dear TAA-NJ members and friends
 
 “Island Beach State Park Excursion” has been rescheduled on August 11 (this coming Saturday). Below are the details for the trip.  (Rain or shine this time !!)
Time: August  11 (Saturday) , 2018, 4pm- 8pm.
Place:   Island Beach State Park, NJ (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html)
 
Activities: 
 
4:00 pm – 8 pm (Group activity), Clamming, crabbing, canoeing/kayaking at the bay (low tide will be ~6:29 pm).
3:30pm We will meet at the last modern rest room facility (the one with a wind mill) right before the end of paved road in IBSP. There are limited parking space. If it is full, you need to park your cars in another parking lot. Don’t park at the road side. You will get tickets.
 
Before 3:30 pm (Self managed activities): Hiking or walking on the beach, swimming/surfing at bathing areas.  
 
What to Bring:
 
*** We need to wade ~ 3-5 feet in potentially chest-deep water to crabbing/clamming areas. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing (or swim suite). We have a canoe (provided by Mark) to shuttle kids to the clamming area. Carry minimal stuff with you. 
 
Park entry fee: ~ $10/car(NJ resident), $20/car(non-resident). Car pools strongly encouraged.
– Your favorite drinks and food (no alcohol allowed). There is a nice hot-water shower facility in the First Bathing Area with a food and drinks.
– Bring a zip-lock plastic bag to keep your wallet, cell phone and license dry.
– Suntan lotion,  Bug spray (many bug at this beach), swim ware, beach towel, hats, changing clothes, etc. 
– Canoe, Kayak,  sailboat, tube – anything that floats (optional).
– Rakes for clamming and small buckets/mesh bags to keep clams. Do not bring Kids’ toys. Wear sneakers is encouraged.
– Clamming license is required if you plan to keep clams.  You can go to your fishing equipment shop to obtain Clamming license before July 30. Alternatively, you can do it online (https://www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ALS/licCtrl.php). If you are over 62 years old your license if for life. Park rangers checked license almost every time we went there.
-Driving 25 miles on the Island Beach State Park !
 
If you have any questions please let me know.
 
Thanks, 
Anderson

Dear TAA-NJ members and friends
 
TAA-NJ plans to hold an “Island Beach State Park Excursion” on August 4 (Saturday). Below are the details for the trip.  
Time: August  4 (Saturday) , 2018, 9 am- 4 pm.  
Place:   Island Beach State Park, NJ (http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/island.html)
 
Activities: 
 
9:00 am – 2 pm (Group activity), Clamming, crabbing, canoeing/kayaking at the bay (low tide will be ~10:52 am).
9:00am We will meet at the last modern rest room facility (the one with a wind mill) right before the end of paved road in IBSP. There are limited parking space. If it is full, you need to park your cars in another parking lot. Don’t park at the road side. You will get tickets.
After 2 pm (Self managed activities): Hiking or walking on the beach, swimming/surfing at bathing areas.  
 
What to Bring:
 
*** We need to wade ~ 3-5 feet in potentially chest-deep water to crabbing/clamming areas. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing (or swim suite). We have a canoe (provide by Mark) to shuttle kids to the clamming area. Carry minimal stuff with you. 
 
– Park entry fee: ~ $10/car(NJ resident), $20/car(non-resident). Car pools strongly encouraged.
– Your favorite drinks and food (no alcohol allowed). There is a nice hot-water shower facility in the First Bathing Area with a food and drinks.
– Bring a zip-lock plastic bag to keep your wallet, cell phone and license dry.
– Suntan lotion,  Bug spray (many bug at this beach), swim ware, beach towel, hats, changing clothes, etc. 
– Canoe, Kayak,  sailboat, tube – anything that floats (optional).
– Rakes for clamming and small buckets/mesh bags to keep clams. Do not bring Kids’ toys. Wear sneakers is encouraged.
– Clamming license is required if you plan to keep clams.  You can go to your fishing equipment shop to obtain Clamming license before July 30. Alternatively, you can do it online (https://www.nj.wildlifelicense.com/ALS/licCtrl.php). If you are over 62 years old your license if for life. Park rangers checked license almost every time we went there.
-Driving 25 miles on the Island Beach State Park !
 
If you have any questions please let me know.
 
Thanks, 
Anderson

Dear TAA-NJ members and friends,
 
If you have not paid your membership fee please mail it to our mail box ($ 20 for family payable to TAA-NJ ; P.O. Box 604, Princeton Junction, NJ 08550) 
 
In our last Board meeting on March 4, 2018, the new Board elected a President, a Vice President and 7 officers as follows:
 
– Anderson Sun : President
– Carol Chen : Vice President
– Angel Lo (羅潔) : Treasurer
– Mark Kao: Taiwanese community activity coordinator 
– Ning Chiang: Student/Campus community activity coordinator
– 黃朝蒼: Activity coordinator
– 王姿閔(Tammy):  Activity coordinator
– Yu-Han (Blue) Lan: Activity coordinator
– Nick Chen:  Activity coordinator
 
The New Board would like to thank the following 3 retired Board members for their distinguished service during their tenure:
 
– Kiwi Lu
– 韓釆燕
– 魏昭瓊
The New Board has planned the following activities for the coming year. You can find detail information in our Website (http://www.taa-nj.org/TAANJ/) and FB (taa-nj 全美台灣同鄉會紐澤西分會).
 
– 3/24 ( 5 – 8 pm):  陳 菊 Speech. Taiwan Center Flushing. Bus available  

– 4/21  (11:30 – 2:30 pm) New Power Party Taipei City Council Candidate, Hsiao-A Speech. East Grand Buffet, East Brunswick, NJ 

– April  :  Hiking
– May/June  :   Passport to Taiwan.  
July 1-4: TAC/EC
July 21 or 28:  IBSP Beach excursion; clamping/crabbing, 
August 25, 12 – 5 pm : TAA-NJ Picnic, Mercer Park East Picnic area.
– Sep : UN for Taiwan. Bus available 
– Oct : Fall Hiking trip, location to be determined 
– November/December: Lectures and talks
 
– 2019 January: Hiking
– 2019 New Year Celebration:  年會  

Dear TAANJ members and friends, 
If you would like to volunteer, or to recommend a person, to serve as Board member please let me know before Thursday.  Please send me the contact information for the potential candidates, and make sure you obtain agreements before sending me the information.   
We accidentally canceled our event reservation yesterday and when tried to rebook the same venue again we were only able to secure 11 am – 3 pm time slot. Therefore, we have to adjust our program schedule, and unfortunately, we have to cut the dance session.
The good news is that the location for the event is unchanged and we are honored to have an additional guest from TECO- NYC  (楊光彬 副處長 ) to attend our celebration event.  
Here is the revised program:
Place: BSC Multipurpose Room Address: 604 Bartholomew Road, Piscataway, NJ 08854

Time: February 24 (Saturday) 2018, 11am – 3pm

11:00 – 11:45 Registration
11:45 – 12:15 Annual meeting+Board member election
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch
13:15 – 14:30 Keynote speech
– Cooperation between President Tsai and Taiwanese Americans (紐約華僑文教服務中心 黃正杰主任 and TECO- NYC 楊光彬(Andrew K. P. Yang) 副處長)
– TANG; Build Our Taiwanese Community (Jennifer Kao) 
– Rutgers Taiwan Study Association (We-chi Lai) 
– Taiwan National Treasure Project (Darren Yang) 
14:30 – 15:00 Riddle (part 2) and group photo

If you have not registered please use the following link for sign-up:   register online: Website Link

If you have any questions, please contact current me at lrmkao@gmail.com or TAA-NJtaanjusa@gmail.com


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