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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.

OCA Colorado President

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Community Picnic + Wellness Fair + Cultural Carnival

Save the date for The OCA Community Picnic + Wellness Fair + Cultural Carnival Fair 

When: 7/8/18
Where: Cherry Creek State Park - Smoky Hill Shelter/Group Picnic Area.  

Activities Include: 
  • International food
  • Meeting with Wellness Experts
  • Playing Games
  • Winning Prizes in our Cultural Carnival Fair
  • Songs/Dances
  • Kungfu Demonstration.

Of course, everyone can enjoy boating, fishing, swimming, playing volleyball, and other activities in the park.  The Smoky Hill Shelter also has electrical outlet, "Real" restrooms, drinking fountain and over 250 parking spaces!!!!  I love to see everyone bring their friends and families to enjoy eating/playing and getting advice on how to live a long and healthy life.  

Space is limited, the shelter can accommodate up to 250 guests. Early registration is welcome.  Preference is given to OCA members and families.  If you are not OCA member yet, please become a member.  You can find a link on our website.

RSVP:  Benjamin Cheang at:  bencheang@aol.com
            Wendy Tong at:  wendytong1018@gmail.com
            Johnny Poon at:  jpoon@lauandchoi.com

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lunar New Year

Our Lunar New Year Dinner was a huge success!  
Thanks for your tremendous support!
We hope you and your family have a very healthy, happy and prosperous year of the dog!

Check out photos of the event here.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Chinese New Year

We have sold out of tickets for our 
New Year Gala.  
Thanks for your support!

My Dearest OCA Friends,

Happy New Year and yes, we are going to celebrate the Year of Dog this year on 2/10/2018 at King's Land Restaurant from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  The Chinese New Year will be on 2/16/2018 and OCA will host OCA Chinese New Year Gala + Cultural Fair on 2/10/2018.  

I promise you this is a very unique and fun-filled family event that everyone will enjoy wholeheartedly.  We are anticipating full house again and so please hurry up and get your tickets as early as possible.  It is on first come first serve basis! 
  •  We will kick off the event with: Cultural Fair 4:30 – 6:15 p.m.
    • For Your Eyes Only Chinese New Year Decorations with beautiful backdrop for our professional photographer and you to take photographs of you and your family/friends
    • Traditional Chinese Costumes (from Tang Dynasty, Han Dynasty, to Ching Dynasty) Photo Booth so you and your family can experience China thousands years ago  
    • Photograph with our One-of-a-Kind Money God to Get Lucky 
    • Play Carnival Games and Win Fabulous Prizes for everyone (No Age Limit) 
    • Visit Chinese Calligraphy Station and take the Lucky New Year Couplets home
    • Enjoy Chinese Tea and Dumplings Station 
    • Come Enjoy Cotton Candy, Popcorn, and Lollipop Station 
  • The next program is our Exquisite Chinese New Year Gala 6:15 – 8:30 p.m. 
    • 10 Course Banquet with King’s Land Twin Lobsters, Peking Duck, Golden Fried Chicken, etc 
    • Silent Auction with Prizes that Everyone Loves 
    • Entertainment:  Tai Chi Show, Chinese Dance and Songs, Yoyo Show, Lion Dance  
    • Traditional Cultural Costume Contest with a chance to win a very special prize 
    • Group Games and Prizes for the winning tables 
    • Money God Giving out Lucky Gold Nuggets
 On behalf of OCA, I would like to cordially to invite you, your family, and your friends to come join us to celebrate the Year of Dog on 2/10/2018.  Please hurry and get your tickets so I can personally greet you and welcome you to our very special and warm Chinese New Year Gala + Cultural Fair!  Looking forward to seeing you.  

Best Wishes.
Margaret S. Choi
President of OCA Colorado

RSVP by February 4, 2018
$25 Individual ~ $250 Table Sponsor (10 Seats) ~ $600 Corporate Sponsor (10 Seats)

Johnny Poon 720.856.6981
Benny Cheng 303.888.0777
Benjamin Cheang 303.898.6868