Friday, January 4, 2019

Lunar New Year Gala


 Tickets to our Lunar New Year Gala 
and
 Cultural Fair have SOLD OUT!!!

 We look forward to celebrating with you!



 



SOLD OUT
My Dearest Friends,

On behalf of OCA Colorado, I sincerely invite you, your family, friends, and clients to come to our OCA Colorado Chinese New Year Gala and Cultural Village on 2/9/2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  at Salon Real Event Center (next to Super Star Seafood Chinese Restaurant ) to celebrate the Year of Pig.  On that day, we have prepared amazing programs to allow everyone to enjoy the evening thoroughly:  

(1) Enjoy our unique "For your Eyes Only" New Year decorations 
(2) taking pictures with our Money God to get lucky for the year of pig 
(3) shopping at our New Year Night Market to find the unique and lovely Chinese New Year souvenirs 
(4) Let's play the exciting Carnival games to win the fabulous prizes (Please bring a lot of $1 bills) 
(5) learn to paint Chinese arts and Chinese Calligraphy 
(6) try our famous Chinese tea and delicious snacks 
(7) Let's win some very unique and special prizes from our very popular silent auction to benefit OCA Education Fund, you can do good deed and at the same time win the prizes you love, it is Two Birds in One Stone! 
(8) Let's reward our taste buds by trying the 10 famous courses prepared with LOVE by Super Star Seafood Chinese Restaurant 
(9) Let's now enjoy the great entertainment including Kung Fu, Chinese songs and dance, Tai Chi, Chinese Tea Art Kung Fu! 
(10) Time to play group game to win prizes for everyone at the winning table 
(11) Now be the judge for the Best Looking Qipao Contest and let's vote for our ONE and only one winner (each table has 1 vote) The winner will get an elegant beautiful pearl necklace and last and not least 
(12) Our Money God will give out lucky Gold Pigs and Gold nuggets to every guests to wish everyone good luck and good health and happiness. 

We have new venue, new creation, new caterer, and new programs.  We also have the privilege to invite the former Channel 7 Best Anchor Bertha Lynn to be our emcee working together with our very talented and speak fluent Chinese, Attorney Mac.  We know they will help make our night unforgettable and definitely enjoyable .  
The prices are as follows:  individual $30;   individual table sponsor (table of 10) $300;   corporate table sponsor (table of 10) $600.  

For corporate table sponsors, we will include the followings: 
(1) placement of banner at event venue 
(2) presenting recognition souvenir on stage and personally greet the guests 
(3) recognition in event program and event slide presentation 
(4) publication on Chinese Newspapers and other social media like You Tube and WeChat 
(5) name on table placards 
(6) table of 10 
(7) golden table cloths 
(8) a bottle of red/white wine each  
(9) farewell and good wishes greeting on stage with OCA President and Board Members.

OCA Colorado Chinese New Year Gala is the unified product of the selfless sacrifice of time and hard work on the part of the OCA Board Members.  Our goal is to bring happiness and peace to every single guest who attends this festive event.  

You can call Benjamin Cheang at (303) 898-6868 or Wendy Tong at (720) 626-3029 or  Ann Wang at (720) 663-8118 to purchase your tickets.  

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各位親愛的朋友們:我代表科州OCA誠懇的邀請你和你的家人朋友們同事們客戶们齊斉來參加科州OCA在2019年2月9日(六)从4:30至8:30於Salon Real 活動中心(即鴻星海鮮酒家隔壁)隆重舉行普天同庆迎豬年之OCA春節晚会与文化村。屆時我們準備好非常丯富的節目与眾同樂:(1) 欣賞前所未见的精緻华丽新年佈置(新場地新感觉) (2) 穿中国古代衣服与财神爺拍照豬年行大運 (3) 逛新春夜市買不盡可愛又稀奇的贺年小礼品 (4) 玩緊张而刺激的遊樂場遊戲贏大陸奬(請多帶些1元鈔票啊) (5)參现学習中国画和书法 (6)品嚐中国名茶和美味小吃 (7)万眾期待的OCA無声拍賣 所得款项捐給OCA教育基金 既可以得到名贵价錢公道的礼物籃又可做善事 实在是難能可貴啊! (8)大飽口福享用鴻星海鮮酒家精心泡制的十度名菜 (9)大飽眼福欣賞精彩功夫 歌舞 太極 舞獅等表演 (10)玩集体遊戲贏丯富礼物 和(11)詢眾要求大受欢迎的最佳旗袍大競 選出冠 亞 季軍得主。冠軍可得高貴华丽的美丽珍珠鍊一条!(屆時欢迎踴躍參加讓我们把中国的文化傳統發揚光大)。快樂的宴会當然少不了财神爺大派旺财保平安金豬仔和金元宝啦!OCA恭祝各位身体健康 出入平安 事事如意 笑口常開!
这次新場地新創作新主廚新節目 更隆重請了著名前电视七台台柱Bertha Lynn 与我們口齒伶俐 講得一口流利中文的陳言是律師(Mac) 一起担當當晩司儀 想必有一翻熱潮 增添不少樂趣 令氣氛更濃厚而更溫馨!
个人門票是30元而10人枱为300元。單位赞助枱是600元包括以下特別招待:(1) 擺設公司旗 (2)上台領取紀念品和向來賓拜年,(3)电视簡介和報紙和其他傳媒介紹,(4)枱上設有公司名稱牌,(5)10人枱一张,(6)紅,白酒各一瓶 (7)金色华丽枱布及(8)与OCA会长与董事上台向來賓道別与祝福。
这次OCA新春晚宴暨文化村是每位OCA董事們的努力与無私的奉獻精神一起同心合力製作。希望屆時可以为每位來賓帶來欢楽与幸福。你可以致电Benjamin Cheang (张偉文董事)(303) 898-6868 或Wendy Tong (唐慧董事) (720) 626-3029或 Ann Wang (王蕙君董事) (720) 663-8118 報名購票。2019年2月9日(六)我們OCA与你相約在新春晚宴与文化村!



Saturday, October 20, 2018

Lunch and Learn/ Annual General Election Meeting





My Dearest OCA Friends, 

OCA Colorado will hold a Lunch and Learn on 11/3/2018 (Saturday) from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Salvation Army Red Shield Community Center located at 2915 North High Street, Denver, Colorado.  Our dual topics is "How to finance studying in College: everything you want to learn about scholarship and other financial assistance" and "How to apply for benefits:  Everything you need to know about  low cost insurance including Medicaid and Medicare, social security, old age pension, food stamp and other public assistance." We will have guests from young to old.  I would like to personally invite you and your friends and family to attend our free LUNCH and LEARN event.  I am looking to seeing all of you.
Margaret S. Choi
President, OCA Colorado

By the way, our annual OCA members annual meeting will be held right after Lunch and Learn.  OCA members, please stay behind for another 15 minutes to vote for your Board members. 

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Banquet

Our Moon Festival Banquet is SOLD OUT! 
 
You may contact us to be put on the wait list in the event that a reservation is cancelled.





My Dearest Friends,  

In a beautiful evening (9/29/2018 at 4:30 pm) with a big round golden moon in the sky, you, your family and your friends have a magical date with OCA to attend our magnificent MID-AUTUMN (MOON) FESTIVAL BANQUET in the elegant KING's LAND Restaurant. 
  
The theme of Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival is to promote family unity and harmony. This year, our OCA Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival Banquet is a fun-filled family event with the following programs:
  •   10 Course Meal (including twin lobsters, peking duck, and French style steak, etc.)
  •  Cultural Village with amazing Cultural booths so you can learn different Chinese culture
  •  Silent Auction with the amazing and unique gifts for you to take home (all the proceeds will go to OCA Education Fund)
  •  Entertainment (Shang Er’ Story, Shaolin Kung Fu, Tai Chi show, Chinese Street Dance, Amazing Yoyo show, and festive songs)
  •  Learn to make tasty Chinese snack at OCA Scallion Pancake booth
  • Carnival games and prizes for kids and adults
  •  Group games so you can win something special 
  •  For your eyes only, this year we have the breathtaking beautifully designed Chinese Lantern District (good family photo taking opportunity)!!!!  

We, OCA, hope we can bring Family Unity and Harmony to all our guests.  

OCA is a non-profit volunteer driven organization with its mission in promoting the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans. Through this Golden Banquet of Mid-Autumn (Moon) Festival, we will treasure the importance of family reunion and togetherness and appreciate thousands of years of Chinese culture and traditions.  

Please don't forget OCA and YOU have a Mid-Autumn Festival date at King's Land on 9/29/2018 at 4:30 p.m.!
 This is a very popular event and tickets sell out really fast, please RSVP as soon as possible.

Ticket Price $25/person or $250/ Table of 10
Corporate Table $400 (10 People)

For tickets, please call Johnny Poon 303.856.6981, or 
OCA Colorado Hotline 720.663.622 or email ocacolorado@gmail.com


Come spend the most enchanting evening with OCA to celebrate the fabulous Moon Festival

Best Wishes,

 Margaret S. Choi
President, OCA Colorado

Monday, August 20, 2018

Summer Fun

Summer Picnic 


 Our DragonFlies Dragon Boat Team Won!
  Our team came in 1st place in our division (Recreation C)! Congratulations to all!
We should be proud: 24 flag catching teams raced over the course of Saturday and Sunday’s Colorado Dragon Boat Festival. Our final race time (1:30.42) puts us right at 8th place out of the 24 total teams, so we finished in the top third of the entire Dragon Boat race. Not too shabby!











OCA Unsung Hero Award 

Congratulations to all of the 2018 Unsung Heroes! We are especially proud of Tina Choi, OCA Colorado’s Treasurer. We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication to OCA Colorado! This is a recognition that is well deserved!


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Call for OCA DragonFlies Dragonboat Paddlers

We are looking for people to paddle for 
OCA Colorado's Dragon Boat Team.
Come join the OCA DragonFlies!






Race information:

The Dragon Flies are in the Flag-Catching (FC) Division. Each team must have 18 paddlers, with a minimum of eight (8) male and eight (8) female paddlers, 1 drummer and 1 flag catcher. All races will be 250 meters long at Sloan’s Lake.



We are looking for OCA Colorado members to paddle on our dragon boat team.  This is an amazing opportunity to be a part of one of the best festivals in Colorado!

  • Our Team: OCA - DragonFlies
  • Festival Date: July 28 and 29, 2018 (Saturday and Sunday) at Sloan's Lake
    • Our Flag Catching team will only have races on Saturday, July 28th.
  • Race Team Fee: $10/person. This includes a t-shirt, three mandatory practices and dragon boat racing on the first day of the festival (Saturday)
  • Training:
    • This year, practices are held at SLOAN’S LAKE. There will be 3 practices with a coach on deck to whip us into shape:
      • Sunday, July 1st, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
      • Saturday, July 14th, 8:30 am – 9:45 am
      • Saturday, July 21st, 10:15 am – 11:45 am
  • Your commitment: You Must attend all three practices; and you Must be prepared to be at the Dragon Boat Festival for the whole day on Saturday July 28th
  • Finally, you must be an OCA Colorado Member.  Not a member?  Now is the perfect time to join! See the Application Form below.
If you are interested and/or have any questions, please contact Johnny Poon at jpoon@lauandchoi.com.

Lunch and Learn


We are happy to announce that we had a very successful Lunch and Learn Event! We appreciate the time the speakers have taken to educate everyone on the opportunities and challenges of owning a business.

Enjoy pictures of the event here.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Lunch and Learn



Hi, Everyone:

I am so excited that we have a wonderful LUNCH and LEARN coming up on 5/26/2018 (Saturday) from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The even will be held in Salvation Army (Denver Red Shield) at 2915 North High Street, Denver, Colorado.  There is plenty of parking on the street and also there is a parking lot the event guests can use for free. 

We have a very interesting topic this time and I think everybody will love to hear.  The topic is "Hi, Boss, Everything you need to know about running a business from insurance, banking, taxes, worker's comp, lease, and immigration (labor certification and I-9 etc)"   We have a panel of very dynamic and knowledgeable speakers whom you will find very interesting and informative.  We have sponsorship from Colorado Asian Restaurant Association that will provide the wonderful food to allow us to enjoy our amazingly delicious lunch. 
I call this a Happy Reunion of international food from China, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, America, Italy and Mexico.  This is a free event for everyone and we have plenty of room to accommodate all our guests this time. 

Please come and join us for this fabulous event so you can enjoy eating, learning and of course meeting wonderful people.   The event starts at 11:30 a.m. but I and some board members will be there at around 9 a.m.  to help set up.  If you have time to extend your assistance, we can definitely use some help. 

Please RSVP by calling/texting Mac at 808-429-5867 or Wendy Tong at 720-626-3029.  You can also call OCA hotline and leave message at 720-663-1622 or our email at ocacolorado@gmail.com

I look forward to seeing all of you on 5/26/2018 at 11:30 a.m. at Denver Red Shield (Salvation Army). 

Best Wishes.

Margaret
OCA Colorado President