ASIAN ART SOCIETY OF MONTEREY BAY (AASMB)

Links to Asian Community Organizations

CACA - Chinese American Citizens Alliance

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http://www.cacasalinas.org/

CACA Sponsors:

Six  $1500 Annual High School Scholarships to college or university, for children of members. 


CACA provides an Annual Anniversary Fall Luncheon or Dinner, and the Installation of Board and Officers luncheon/dinner is usually in January. 

CACA provides sack lunches for AT&T (February) and First Tee Open (October) Golf Tournament Volunteers. CACA provides Bus Loading and Shuttle Drivers for the AT&T Pro Am in  February, and sack lunches for volunteers if CACA wins the bid. CACA provides Shuttle Drivers for the PURE Insurance-First Tee Tournament in the fall in Pebble Beach.  CACA co-sponsors with CAS to provide a Christmas December Holiday Dinner for members at the  Confucius Church in Salinas Chinatown. 


President Herb Wong


Contact: Collector: Leonard Han

Dues are $40 Year.

(831)-224-7071

LennyH2986@gmail.com

Ikebana International Monterey Bay Chapter 231

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The Monterey Bay Chapter is a non-profit educational and public service organization dedicated to the study and teaching of ikebana (Japanese style flower arranging).  Community projects include elementary school workshops, arrangements at Westland House, and community demonstrations.  

https://ikebanamontereybay.weebly.com/about.html


Arrangement: Atsuko Veio

Photo: Kozue Knowles

MBCA - Monterey Bay Chinese Association

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(AASMB is a Lifetime Member)

A California non-profit organization for mutual help and support in the Chinese community.  MBCA hosts the annual Chinese Cultural Festival and the MBCA Chinese School on Saturdays. 


President Richard Zhang

RichardWJZhang@yahoo.com

http://montereychinese.weebly.com/

Chinese Association of Salinas (CAS)

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CAS - Chinese Association of Salinas  

P. O. Box 1288, Salinas, CA 93902

Albert Tam, President 2020


Herb Wong, Vice President

HSWong1999@sbcglobal.net


Physical Location: 

1 California Street, Salinas, CA

 in "Chung Wah",  the former Salinas Confucius Church.


CAS provides the Annual Chinese Community Picnic at Toro Park for members and guests. CAS co-sponsors the Christmas December Holiday Dinner for members at the Confucius Church in Salinas Chinatown. 

CAS was established in 1936 

and there are no Dues.


Events - RSVP Linda Low 831-424-9290

Fall Festival Dinner 6 PM $8  


Senior Club Anniversary October 

Luncheon 11:30 AM - Members Free

Dinner 6 PM $8 Members


CAS/CACA Christmas Dinner Party

6 PM Free


Sponsors:

 Chinese Mandarin Language Schoo

Levels 1, 4, 7  for children.


Supports:

The Chinese Seniors Club, which provides monthly dinners (January - October, usually on the 3rd Thursday) at the Salinas Confucius Church in Chinatown. They also offer an Annual Community Picnic at Toro Park,  Tai Chi Shadow Dancing Classes, and a joint weekend December Holiday Dinner with CACA. 

  

Chinese Women’s Auxiliary 华人妇女会  – Candice Chin , 陈月仙

The Chinese Women’s Auxiliary is an organization which supports the Chinese community and its events. Past Auxiliary activities, among others, have included tours of Taylor Farms salad plant, Lulu’s chocolate candy factory, supporting the Asian Festival and assisting in the making of the sandwich meal for the First Tee Golf Tournament as a fundraiser for CACA. Members have demonstrated craft skills such as making greeting cards, Chinese lanterns, creating succulent terrariums. Making baby hats and heart pillows is an ongoing project for our local hospitals.  Monthly meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, January through October at 1:30 pm at Chung Wah, 1 California St. Annual membership is a mere $10.  We welcome new members to join us at any time.


Ping-Pong Club

Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday 7 PM

and 1-3 PM (ending time varies)

Excluding Senior Dinner Nights


Knitting 

1-3 PM Thursday (ending time varies)

excluding Senior Dinner Nights

Seaside & Salinas Buddhist Temples

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Home of the Obon Festivals in July, featuring demonstrations of Taiko drums, Ikebana and Bonsai, Introduction to the Temple, Kendo, Dance, Tea Ceremony, martial arts, and Japanese food.

  Monterey Peninsula in Seaside http://www.montereybuddhist.org/
and

  Salinas Chinatown http://btsalinas.org/


Photo: By Magicnikon on Flickr.com

Filipino Community Clubs

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Social and fundraising non-profit organization. 629 Pearl Street  Monterey, CA 93940

https://www.filipinocommunitymonterey.org/


https://www.facebook.com/filipinocommunitymonterey/


Filipino American National Historical Society (Salinas)

https://fanhsmb.wordpress.com/

Filipino American Community Club of Monterey Peninsula (Marina)

http://www.manta.com/c/mm8x10y/filipino-american-comm-club


Photo: www.pistahan.net

Arts Council for Monterey County

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Our Sponsor


The mission of the Arts Council for Monterey County is to improve the quality of life for everyone in our region through the arts.


Thanks to our supporters and partners, we help bring high quality arts programs to more and more residents — including those who have historically had little access. Over the years, we have strengthened the capacity of all arts organizations and cultural groups to more effectively serve our families and we have influenced a broad range of leaders to incorporate the arts to achieve their goals.

http://www.arts4mc.org/

Korean American Community Organization of Monterey County (KOAMCO)

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Home of the Korean Language School, Senior Association,  Monterey Korean School (MKS) on Saturdays, and home of the Monsori Samulnori Percussion Band.

1201 Echo Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955


Contact: President Mun Yi (831) 809-3779. 

Contact: MKS School Principal and Monsori Leader: Dukhyun Cho 

(831) 233-1008

http://www.koreatimesus.com/monterey-korean-american-community-hub-opens-doors/ 

Photo: Kate Hwang Fan Dance

Monterey Peninsula JACL - Japanese American Citizens League of Monterey Peninsula

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JACL Hall and Heritage Center

424 Adams Street
Monterey, CA 93940
831.648.8830
info@jaclmonterey.org

A member of the national organization, whose mission is to secure and maintain the civil rights of Japanese Americans and all others who are victimized by injustice and prejudice. Provides educational, cultural, family and youth activities.

https://jaclmonterey.org/

and

http://www.jacl-ncwnp.org/

Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team

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The Monterey Bay Lion Dance Team is a nonprofit group dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in sharing the art of Lion Dance and Chinese culture, promoting Arts and Education, Multiculturalism and diversity through Community School Programs and Community Events throughout the Monterey Bay Central Coast Area and beyond. 

Contact: Cryn Corpuz

(831) 402-6380  info@mbldt.org

http://montereybayliondanceteam.org

Language Capital of the World Festival

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http://www.lcowfest.com/

The Annual Cultural Festival is free, and held at Custom House Plaza, near Fisherman's Wharf. It features exciting international music and dance performances, language mini-lessons, ethnic crafts, unique cultural activities, and delicious international food at this fun family-friendly event. 

https://www.facebook.com/LCOWfest/

Society for Asian Art (part of the Asian Art Museum, San Francisco)

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 Lectures, study groups, and organized trips with outstanding scholars to the U.S. and abroad, offering high-quality educational and cultural programs to its members and the general public. The SAA provides Docent Lecturers to AASMB on Asian History & Culture .  https://www.societyforasianart.org// 

US-China Peoples Friendship Association - South Bay Chapter

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The US-China Peoples Friendship Association (USCPFA) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) educational organization. Our goal is to develop and strengthen friendship and understanding between the peoples of the United States and China.

Membership in the South Bay Chapter includes a subscription to the quarterly    US-China Review.

The Main Chapter of USCPFA was founded as a national organization in 1974, working on people-to-people diplomacy between Americans and Chinese. Nearly 35 chapters in four regions spanning the U.S. comprise the organization. National policies are established by the membership, which meets biennially at a national convention. A national board of directors implements national policy and meets twice each year.

USCPFA is financed by membership dues, individual donations, local fundraising activities, and tours to China.

South Bay Chapter:

http://uscpfa-sbay.blogspot.com/

Main Chapter:

http://www.uscpfa.org/ 

National President Diana Greer:

USCPFARichmond30@yahoo.com

Western Region President Frances Goo: FrancesGoo@gmail.com

Korean Culture Center

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1201 Echo Avenue, Seaside, CA 93955

President: Young Suk Kim

ReginaKim119@gmail.com


ILCF - International Language and Culture Foundation

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P. O. Box 701, Monterey, CA 93942

http://www.ilcf-inc.org/site/


The International Language and Culture Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to furthering the study of languages and cultures, worldwide. We are members of the Joint National Committee for Languages, the National Council for Languages and International Studies, and the Monterey Language Capital Advocates.

We believe that our knowledge of languages and cultures is an important factor that can serve to bring us together rather than keeping us distant from one another or promoting confusion and distrust.


ILCF offers an Annual Meeting, Cooking Demonstrations, and participates in the Language Capital of the World Festival. (LCOW). 



Asian Cultural Experience (ACE)

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Asian Cultural Experience (ACE), Salinas, CA is a non-profit community-based organization whose goal is to preserve the history and culture of Salinas Chinatown, involving diverse ethnic groups that began in Chinatown. ACE is working to document and showcase the oral, visual and artifact history of the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipino residents of the Chinatown neighborhood for the future Asian Cultural Center and Museum on Soledad Street.


Some of what ACE does:

  • Restoration of Republic Cafe as the Asian Cultural Center and Museum
  • Oral histories of Chinatown Residents
  • Collects, displays and archives photos, artifacts, and history of the Chinese, Japanese, and Filipinos in Chinatown.
  • Virtual Walking Tour of Chinatown
  • Pop-up Exhibits
  • Festivals celebrating our diverse Chinatown cultures

Please support the goals of ACE by becoming a Member, and fill out the form on our website.
Regular annual membership is $25 per person. ACE is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization. All donations are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Our Fed. Tax ID: 30-076426002.



  Our next big event will be the Asian Festival, always held on the last Saturday of April, with different events split between the Japanese Buddhist Temple, Chinese Confucius Church, Filipino Community Hall, and ACE (this year at Moon Gate Plaza).   

ACE Website for events, membership form and local history: https://acesalinas.wordpress.com/ 


The ACE Walking Tour website contains oral histories, video, and other information from Salinas Chinatown.   ACE Walking Tour website: http://salinasace.org/walkingtour/


Contact: 

 Jean Vengua, Co-chair

Asian Cultural Experience (ACE)

831-234-8799

okir2k@gmail.com


Cathy Chavez-Miller, Co-chair  

meankitty132@gmail.com