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美西台灣人夏令會2017手冊

作者 美西台灣人夏令會

Welcome Letter

Welcome to San Diego and thank you for attending the TAC-WC 2017. The theme this year is “Uniting Generations; Integrating Minds”(世代結合•活力智慧). The beauty of collaboration between older and younger generations is that we combine strength with wisdom——a surefire way to accomplish more.

Last year, Taiwan elected its first female President, and the Pan-Green Coalition also won the majority of seats in Congress. After the illicit-party-asset legislature, Taiwan’s transition to justice and judicial reform has progressed accordingly. However, challenge and crisis do love company. The United States has also elected an unconventional leader that only adds more unpredictability to Taiwan’s foreign policy. Economic revitalization and many treacherous political perils both internal and external constantly dare Taiwan’s young administration. Moreover, unlike the executive and legislative branches which can be transformed in one day’s work by the people’s will expressed at the voting booth, the judiciary cannot. Judicial reform, which may be dubbed as the last battle in Taiwan’s democratization, will need cultural strength and moral courage to carry forward. On the other hand, judicial reform is the right medicine to strengthen the nation’s culture and build moral character. This conference brings us both the first-hand information and the insightful assessment. Thanks to our speakers, prominent political and academic leaders from Taiwan, the US, and beyond, who have come to give us inspiring talks. We are most grateful to Presidential Adviser Ching Shieh for inviting the banquet keynote speaker, and to Chairman Wellington Koo for making his trip solely for this conference amidst many unfinished tasks to further Taiwan’s democratization.

We sincerely thank our diligent staff members, the generous donors, the talented performers, and all the enthusiastic participants for making this conference possible. We appreciate very much the GSD Chapter of NATWA for co-organizing this conference.

As is pointed out, “The ultimate test of man’s conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.〃 It is up to us, who are watching vigilantly to grant our support and publicize our concerns so to help ensure Taiwan’s bright future. It is also up to us, who will continue the journey of Taiwanese Americans in this continent, to uphold TAC-WC for its important function of bringing this and future generations together, and to take actions on the greater purpose so to fulfill our common destiny. But, more importantly, let us have a good time together, now and in the years to come.

James J Y Hsu, Convener General, 2017 TAC-WC

Ming Tsuang, Chairman, 2017 TAC-WC

THE BOARD OF TAIWANESE AMERICAN CONFERENCES – WEST COAST

美西台灣人夏令會理事會

敬愛的台灣鄉親:

熱誠地歡迎您們來參加2017年的美西夏令會。這次是在風光明媚、氣候舒適及號稱為美國最美好的都市(The Finest City)聖地牙哥舉行,相信您會喜歡。許正餘教授領導的籌備會,盡心盡力籌劃和安排,您可期待一個成功的夏令會。

去年五月廿日民進黨的蔡英文總統入主台灣總統府,終於取代要把台灣推向中國的馬英九政府。新政府在蔡英文和林全領導下,却有不少令人失望的地方。在今年夏令會裏我們可以瞭解到底小英政府做了那些,有那些困境。

過去在美國西岸舉辦了很多次夏令會,有許多精彩的節目和美好的回憶。可是常會青黃不接,不知由誰接辦。今年三月终於成立「美西台灣人夏令會理事會」,一個永久性的非營利機構,安排每年美西夏令會及提供籌備初期的一些資金。此後我們可以每年老朋友相聚,從很多有關台灣的議題上增長見識。

我們由衷感謝您們的參與和支持。

理事長      王克雄 Kenneth Wang (San Diego)

副理事長    周昭亮 John Chou (Seattle/Portland/Vancouver)

理事  王進賢 Jim Wang (Las Vegas/Salt Lake City)
李賢群 Tony Lee (Los Angeles)

黃東昇 Ed Huang (San Francisco/Sacramento)
秘書  林俊提 Stephen Lin
財務  林郁子Vivian Fu
顧問  柯耀宗Daniel Ko

Published in 07/2017

Donated by Dr. E. Huang 07/2017

Posted in 07/2017