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Welcome to the Southeast Florida Chapter of the US-China Peoples Friendship Association

The National USCPFA organization is a not for profit California Corporation. We welcome as new members anyone who is interested in our goal of promoting friendship and understanding between the peoples of China and the United States and agree with our Statement of Principles. Membership includes the quarterly US-CHINA REVIEW. Copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free (800-435-7352) within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval, or recommendations by the State. Registration #CH22688.
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USCPFA - SOUTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER - (formerly PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAPTER)

USCPFA - SOUTHEAST FLORIDA CHAPTER - (formerly PALM BEACH COUNTY CHAPTER)

Our name was changed at our April 30, 2011 meeting from "Palm Beach County, Florida Chapter" to "Southeast Florida Chapter" because we now have members in several Southeast Florida counties and we wanted to better reflect our membership with a more encompassing name.

We have at least 3 luncheon meetings a year to discuss projects and business activities. Our luncheons usually feature a presentation by various Chinese interests. We sponsor students with scholarships and recently contributed to our chapter member Marylou Brunetta's participation in the World Championship triathlon in Beijing, China being held in September, 2011. For several years we have sponsored a Chinese New Year GALA with performances by very talented local Chinese Artists which is directed by our chapter member, Monica Shang who is also one of the contributing artists.

HOW TO JOIN SE FLA CHAPTER USCPFA

HOW TO JOIN SE FLA CHAPTER USCPFA
HOW TO JOIN SE FLA CHAPTER - download this form, print it and mail to the address specified along with your membership dues to become a member of the Southeast Florida Chapter of the USCPFA

Sunday, May 31, 2015

MAY 31, 2015 - CHAPTER MEMBER, BRUCE BABCOCK VISITS CHINA



Chapter Member, Bruce Babcock, shown with Jin Weiqing, Shanghai Women's Federation Liaison Department, has been independently traveling in China for 5 weeks and stopped by the SWF to deliver chapter greetings.

Monday, May 4, 2015

APRIL 26, 2015 INTERNATIONAL CHINESE CORNER’s VISIT TO THE FLAGLER MUSEUM




Several members of the SE Florida Chapter of USCPFA who are also members of the International Chinese Corner visited the Flagler Museum on April 26, 2015. You will recognize Bingbing Zhang, Jianying Hanscom, Jack Hanscom, Kingsley Kerce, Paul Hill (former member of USCPFA) and Jun Wang (former member of USCPFA).
(Pictures provided by Jack Hanscom)


MARCH 28, 2015 LUNCHEON



Bingbing Zhang presented a slideshow of her hometown in China and the Sias International University which is the first solely American-owned University in Central China. Affiliated with Zhengzhou University, as well as Fort Hays State University of Kansas, it was developed and designed in response to the most current educational demands. It is the first full-time undergraduate university approved by the Degree Committee of the State Council in China to grant both Chinese and American Bachelor's Degrees. Sias is also fully accredited by the China Ministry of Education.

Combining Chinese and Western educational philosophies, Sias aims to develop sophisticated and specialized talents that can make contributions to the modernization and economic development of China. To achieve this aim, through a modern, beautiful environment, a visionary curriculum and diverse campus activities, it broadens the views of its students and encourages creativity and independent thought among both students and faculty. The participation of foreign faculty members, and the use of English-language teaching materials also enhance bilingual communication skills, and encourage all Sias students to explore global strategies to solve problems and develop innovative thinking.

She described her work and her environmental studies. She leaves West Palm Beach on Monday May 5th. She has completed her masters in environmental studies and has been accepted by University of Central FL in Orlando to study for her Doctorate Degree in Environmental Education starting in the Fall. She is also thinking of teaching Chinese children in the USA English because she says that in many families of first generation parents, only Mandarin is spoken at home and the Children are at a disadvantage in school.

FEBRUARY 28, 2015 CHINESE NEW YEAR LUNCHEON



Our annual Chinese New Year celebration. We had a wonderful feast, our wacky raffle and gave awards to longtime member, Marie Seward and to our biggest recruiter, Gwen Germaine

JANUARY 24, 2015 LUNCHEON



Program included a lively discussion lead by Marty Penn on some of the unusual facts about China that he was able to gather from multiple sources. Everyone enjoyed the discussions that each fact invoked.

DECEMBER 13, 2014 LUNCHEON



Luncheon held at the Singing Bamboo. Jack Hanscom gave a lecture on the Salt harvesting in China.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

September 22, 2014 -Nantong Delegation China trip





In Spring 2014 Jin Fa Yuan and Famei Fan, Christine Aylward's parents came to a chapter meeting as a delegation from the Nantong Returned Overseas Chinese Federation, delivering an invitation for the SE Florida chapter to enter into a friendship exchange. A letter of agreement was signed by the chapter co-presidents and delivered to the ROCF president by Mr. Yuan. Subsequently Mr. Wu Ya Jun sent an invitation to the chapter for a delegation to visit the Nantong ROCF to discuss further plans for this exchange. In September, delegates David Pena, Marge Ketter, co-presidents and Marty Penn and Christine Aylward, Vice Presidents, along with chapter member Nancy Penn, went to Nantong for 4 days of learning about the ROCF and the Nantong area. The delegation met with Mr Wu Ya Jun and another official to discuss possible exchanges, such as educational. Mr Wu presented them with a plate showing the bridge in Nantong as a Symbol of friendship. (Pictures by Marge Ketter)

Below is the plate that was given to our chapter depicting the Nantong bridge. The plate was translated by Christine Aylward for us.
1. OVERSEAS CHINESE ASSOCIATION/FEDERATION
2. OVERSEAS CHINESE HEART
3. FRIENDSHIP
4. LONG LASTING (FOREVER)
5. NANTONG CITY RETURNED OVERSEAS CHINESE FEDERATION/ASSOCIATION