- December 02, 2006 Christmas Party Recap
It was a
rewarding year serving as the President (Max W. Cheung) of Rainbow Club.
The Club hosted 4 dances and a Holiday Party.
The Club and our members fulfilled the Club's goals of meeting
new people, dancing to better health, and supporting TACAS in all the
activities throughout the year. We also want to thank Shin Wu's Arts Council and TACAS for
their financial assistance which enabled our Club to enrich its program.
ended the year with a BANG: the
Holiday Party held jointly with CAFA on December 02, 2006.
Over 200 guests enjoyed the party and bestowed their best wishes
to each other for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. The party
atmosphere was charming, music romantic, and decorations gorgeous. The
refreshments, the programs, and the door prizes were simply perfect.
I want to
thank everyone who contributed to the party, particularly to Julie
Chang, John Chang, Shirley Cheung, Bill Chow, Jean Chow, B. Chang Fan,
Chu-Hwa Fan, Ellen Ko, James Ko, Mei-San Kao Pao, Alex Sy, Susan Sy,
Vicky Yang, Nancy Yu, and Tim Yu, who were responsible for decoration,
refreshment, MC, programming, and planning.
The party would not have been as exiting as
it was had not been for the contributions of door prizes by the
following local merchants: Mrs. Ho of State Farm Insurance, Mrs. Lily
Hon of Red Palace Restaurant, Mrs. Jenny Chen of 888 Chinese Restaurant,
Mrs. Lily Chao of Eastern Lights Restaurant, and Mrs. Lin Huang of Jay
Realty. We sincerely thank
them for their generosity.
I want to
extend my congratulation to our 2007 Rainbow Club Presidents, Alex and
Susan Sy, and 2007 Treasurer Helen Wang who have already stepped right
into the shoes in organizing the Club's 2007 activities and in
Please make sure you continue to
support your Club by joining Rainbow and participate in the Club
October 17, 2006 Dance Recap
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The Golden Autumn Costume Gala lived
up to its high expectations with a parade of our members dressed as
Dorothy (as in Wizard of the Ox), Texan cowboy/girl, Ancient Chinese
King & Queen, Emperor & Ke-Ke,, pirates and maid, curvy panther,
Spanish hero & wife, Minnie Mouse, just to name a few.
The atmosphere could not have been livelier with beautiful
decorations by our hosts, James & Ellen Ko and Tim & Nancy Yu,
featuring Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse and autumn flowers.
Ear-pleasant and foot-itchy music provided by our host DJ kept
over 60 members and guests on the dancing hall all night until 11:40 pm.
Kao Mei-Shan did an excellent job instructing members with 2
challenging line dance steps.
A service recognition gift certificate was presented
to a well deserved 3-term treasurer, Nancy Yu.
Door prizes remained a highlight of the party giving out 4 gift
certificates and 10 NC Education Lottery tickets worth a potential of 37
million dollars. Good luck
to all 10 recipients (I have not heard of a winner yet at press time).
New President, Alex Sy, gave a concise acceptance
speech and nominated his 2007 treasurer, Helen Wang. My congratulations go to the new team of Alex & Susan Sy
We also would like to welcome our new members: Tom
& Nancy Mappes and Wolfgan & Wenfo Witz; and returned members
Leo & Anne Liu to the Club. We
truly appreciate the presence and support by our new TACAS President,
Vicky Yang, and Arts Council Director, Shie-Shin Wu and his wife Joyce
All had fun and we canít wait until the next
party, the Annual Christmas Party, on December 02, 2006.
The Rainbow Club wanted to thank
all the members who came to the dance, and those who, though arriving
late, came after attending Mr. & Mrs. Philip Chow's 60th
Anniversary Banquet (Our sincere congratulations to them!!).
Our party hosts, Alex & Susan Sy and Mao Kung & Fan Yi
Liu did a fantastic job in decorating the Dance Hall with freshly cut
flowers in the spirit of SummerFun, for providing endless supply of
delicious refreshment, and in keeping fifty-four (54) party-goers,
including 8 invited guests, on their feet with enchanting music and
The Limbo Rock dance demo by
Alex & Susan Sy was a hit. Everyone
participated with excitement and the limbo bar kept lowering. The
unquestionable winner, perhaps an unofficial 18 inches, went to our 2007
TACAS President-Elect, Vicky Yang who demonstrated her limitless
The partygoers welcome back
Danny and Victoria Tai who brought the crowd to Medieval dance steps
last time. They equally
entertained the crowd with the elegant English folk dance: "Road to
the Isle". Kao Mei-Shan raised the dancing bar by bringing everyone to
their feet with 2 line dances, "Alley Cat" and "Shaddop Your
Face". They loved it and
she had to repeat the dances.
A total of 13 door prizes,
including 10 NC Education PowerBall tickets, were won by Theresa
Boudreaux, Shirley Cheung, Bill Chow, B. Chang Fan, Jerry Huang, Peter
Kuo, Mei-Shan Kao, Stanley Shieh, Jason Shih, Alex & Susan Sy,
Brenda Tie, & Ming-Daang Wu. We want to thank Brian & Vicky Yang
for bringing 3 door prizes including 2 skin care products, "A Perfect
Word" & "Modern Friction", by Origins and a Seiko watch.
was a great party and none wanted to leave before 11:30.
Forty six members danced to the
beautiful music selected by our host DJ's Sam Tie and Stanley Shieh. Our
lady hosts, Schuchen Shieh and Brenda Tie, decorated the dance hall in
the spirit of the SpringBreak Dance theme with azaleas flowers freshly
picked from their own flower gardens.
They also prepared exotic and delicious food, such as Mochi and
curry pastry. Danny and Victoria Tai taught the group an English folk
dance: "Road to the Isle". It
was so well received that we decided to do it again in our June 17
A $15 Wal-Mart gift card was won by B.
Chang and Chu-Hwa Fan. In
support of NC education, a potentially big-buck $5 NC Education Lottery
ticket was won by Eugene and Anna Yuen.
They have not scratched off the numbers yet and the have the
chance to win up to $100,000.00
Every one had fun and the party
adjoined at 11:30.
The weather forecast was not
favorable: snow & sleet. But,
that did not discourage 43 members from coming to the party.
Our DJ, Bill Chow, kicked off the party with beautifully selected
dance tunes. Showing their appreciation, the partygoers packed the dance
floor particularly when life-show performers (Shirley Cheung, Chiayao
Wu, Danny Tai, Max Cheung, & Kathy Yang) were singing their favorite
tunes. Past service was
recognized with a presentation by the President of a gift certificate to
each of our past President Ming-Daang Wu, past and current Treasurer Pat
Wang, and Multiple-year Dancehall Coordinator Danny Tai. Our Treasurer
Pat Wang reported our financial status and a service-recognition check
of $250.00 to Rainbow Club from TACAS. Our dance instructor, Ellen Ko,
did a wonderful job in a line dance demonstration at the intermission.
Everyone loved door prizes and the lucky winners were Danny Tai
(A gift certificate), Nancy Yu, Chen-Wah Hui & MP Hui).
Rainbow Club President Max Cheung
would want to thank all those, particularly our hosts: Bill Chow,
Shirley Cheung, Anna Yuen, Sam and Brenda Tie, who helped make this
first dance a successful and enjoyable one for all.