NATPA e-Newsletter July 4th, 2016

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Dear NATPA members:


HAPPY JULY 4TH to ALL of OUR MEMBERS!


The NATPA e-Newsletter contains mainly important announcements and writings by NATPA members published in news media (or in forum) from the previous week(s).  The Board encourages everyone to share their news and members' articles in the forum or one can send info to the < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > to be included in the weekly e-newsletter.

 

As G. Keillor like to say at the end of Writer's Almanac program of NPR, "Be well, do good work, and keep in touch".

 

Best,

NATPA Board

 

NATPA e-Newsletter July 4th, 2016 (PFD file is attached)

 

 Announcements:

 

-  Join the Petition!  The Department of Commerce Bureau of Census US - 2020 Taiwanese are Taiwanese!


- NATPA-SCAL Chapter Welcomes President Tsai, Ing-Wen in LA, CA


The Southern California Chapter of NATPA had the honor of welcoming our President Tsai, Ing-Wen by NATPA-SCAL, president Doris Lu Anderson and many members in LA, CA on June 30th (see attached PDF file for photos) !

 

- Essays published by NATPA members


Dear NATPA Forum members,


1. The Think-Tank Committee keeps a record of members' publications on Taiwan issues; we have released the information at the end of January and April, and the attached file is for the June release.


2. The variation of the number of essays published:

     from Oct. 1, 2015 through Dec. 31, 2015:   63 

     from Jan. 1, 2016 through Mar. 31, 2016:  50

     from Apr. 1, 2016 through Jun. 30, 2016:   31

     from Oct. 17, 2015 through Jan. 16, 2016:  75   (the 3 months period preceding the election day, Jan. 16, 2016)


     Obviously, our members demonstrated a high productivity during the three months period preceding the January 16, 2016 election day. Unfortunately, the productivity dropped to a level of 41% during the recent three months.  Judging from the recent events happened in Taiwan, we still need to be vigilant on Taiwan's future. We all should continue to write to share our inspiration with people in Taiwan. 


3. A complimentary dinner ticket for NATPA members who have been recorded for publishing at least two essays and ... 

      If you have been recorded for having published at least two essays in the past 12 months, as shown in the attachment 2, and will attend 2016 conference in Foster City, CA, you will be given an complimentary dinner ticket, in appreciation for your effort in writing for Taiwan. The fund is donated by our president James Hsu. Thanks to President Hsu.

 

Best regards,

NATPA Think-Tank Committee

 

 

- Board of Directors - Elect


Dear Colleagues:


It is my great pleasure to inform you that our members have voted and elected the new Directors. The four Directors - Elect

Chang, Tiencheng 張典正,

Chow, Peter 周鉅原,

Hou, Jeffrey 侯志仁,

Lee, Andre 李延志,

will serve from 2016 to 2018. They received all the yes votes with only one vote abstaining. The online voting result was verified by the IT Committee Chair Luby Liao, and it meets the requirement as specified in Section 4 of NATPA bylaw: “At least ten percent (10%) of the NATPA membership in good standing must be present in person or by proxy to constitute a quorum.”  

 

Congratulations to the Directors – Elect. Customarily, the Board meets quarterly through the video conferencing. The Directors – Elect please attend the 7/10 Board Meeting so to have a physical meeting.

 

As a friendly reminder to NATPA members, there will be a round table meeting on NATPA affairs Friday (7/8) evening at TACWC/NATPA Annual Meeting, and the Members Meeting Sunday afternoon (7/10). Please join us.  

 

Regards,

James J Y Hsu

 

Please note that Minister of Taiwan’s Economic Affairs (李世光部長) will attend TACWC/NATPA 2016 Annual meeting.  Further updated programs are attached.  

 

 

日期:2016年7月8日(五)5:00 PM ~ 7月10日(日)5:00 PM

地點:Crowne Plaza : 1221 Chess Dr, Foster City, CA 94404

主辨:北加州台灣同鄉聯合會(TAFNC
          
北美洲台灣人教授協會(NATPA
協辦:北美台灣工程師協會(NATEA

 

蔡英文總統新政府剛上任,執政黨國會過半,民主自由照亮了台灣。TACWC將以「發揮台美人能量,點亮台灣」為主題,呼籲北美洲台美人,以他們的經驗及能量,來幫助並促進台灣改革及經濟重振。

 

今年夏令會的節目非常豐富。主題演講講員包括:代表蔡政府宣揚治國理念的官員;林昶佐立法委員;開發網路平台非常成功的第二代Kevin Lin。分組專題討論將邀請專家來廣泛研討:轉型正義、高科技、教育、文化、經濟等悠關台灣改革的議題。年靑人(包括2G1.5G)也會積極參與夏令會,他們以「行銷台灣」到國際的計劃與大家分享。夏令會的餘興節目,我們很高興,已邀請到加拿大Vancouver著名的25人〝蓬萊合唱團〞在星期六午宴後演唱。星期六晚宴後也有小提琴的獨奏及其他表演。

 

2016 TACWC 籌備委員會敬啟

北加州台灣同鄉聯合會 

會長 林政原 Jan-Yung Lin This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

北美洲台灣人教授協會 

會長 許正餘 Jang-Yu Hsu This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2016 TACWC 籌備委員會 

總召集人 黃東昇 Ed Huang This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

顧問 柯耀宗 Daniel Ko This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


-  3-Day Post-Conference Tours of 2016 Annual Conference

 

Dear NATPA members and friends, 


Please register the post conference tour if you are interested, the seats are limited. The attachment is "Post Conf Tours 501 NATPA.doc". Pre-registration and deposit are needed for singing up this tour. The crown plaza Sunday special rate is also available with this tour.


Registration : GRACE WU < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > Grace cell phone (408)828-1462.

 

Thanks, 

Joe Chou 

Tel. 510-648-7198 

< This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >

NATPA-Northern Cal Chapter President

  

 Publications:


 The fears that led UK to leave EU by Jerome Keating 


- 2016-6-28 極光電子報 (attachment)

 

 Other Previous Important Announcements:

 

2016年第2屆「NATPA 廖述宗教授紀念獎」得獎名單公佈 (attachment)

 

 - 第二屆廖述宗教授獎金得獎者出爐!郭忠豪研究「當漢人遇到平埔族」 (民報 & Yahoo

 

NATPA Member Lounge and Membership Directory (Please Log in and Update)

 

Prof. Luby Liao has dedicated great effort to set up the NATPA Member Lounge. We plan to print the membership directory as soon as the member information is updated. Directors and Local Chapter Presidents, please help contact these members in your area and remind them to visit:   http://tomoro.net/natpa/account/login/?next=/natpa/.  Please contact Luby via < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. > if you could not find the password from the earlier email to login.

 

- NATPA PayPal Account: Accepting Membership and Donation Online 

 

NATPA has established an online payment method.  Members can use PayPal or major credit cards (even if you do not have a PayPal account) for making payment of membership or donation.  It is a secure process similar to any online transaction. There will be an invoice available for you to save or print for each transaction.

 

You can click the “Donate/Pay to NATPA” link to:

1) Donate to Prof. Liao Memorial Fund (NATPA廖述宗教授基金);

2) Pay your Membership dues, or

3) Donate to the general fund in NATPA.

 

***For any member who prefers to send checks, please mail it to NATPA treasurer, Dr. Ed Huang at PO Box 93, San Ramon, CA 94583.

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