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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 22, 2016

May 14, 2016 - USCPFA SE FLORIDA CHAPTER BUSINESS MEETING AND LUNCHEON


Our annual Business Meeting was held in May to report to the membership our current status financially and to keep the membership up to date with any proposed projects.  This was not an election year so there is no change in officers.  We had a special guest from Shanghai when Christine brought her father, Ji Fan Yuan, to our luncheon.  He is an enthusiastic supporter of our chapter.

April 21, 2016 - MEMBERS OF SE FLA CHAPTER ATTEND USCPFA NATIONAL SEMINAR

USCPFA SEMINAR IN WASHINGTON, DC.


Christine Aylward reported that they toured the  U. S. Institute of Peace, Confucius Institute, U.S. Supreme Court and US Capitol Building one day. The Chinese Embassy hosted a reception and buffet. Embassy Minister LI, Kexin and president Diana Greer made speeches. Mdm. Li Xiaoning was present.  SE Florida Chapter members, David Pena and Christine Aylward attended the event.

March 26, 2016 - WELCOME LUNCHEON for LONGTIME FRIEND TO USCPFA



A long-time friend to the USCPFA SE-Florida Chapter, Jean Wu from Shanghai, visited our chapter and spent some time with chapter members during her stay in West Palm Beach in March.  We had a very nice meeting where Jean spoke of her love for our chapter and the many people she has met in our organization. 

Monday, February 15, 2016

FEBRUARY 13, 2016 - CHINESE NEW YEAR CELEBRATION


Our annual Chinese New Year Celebration was held at the Singing Bamboo Restaurant. We distributed small goodie bags for our attendees and had a small raffle. We had a special guest, Wang Min, who is a graduate student at FAU, and an environmental teacher at Pine Jog Environmental Center, West Palm Beach. Wang Min was introduced to our organization by Bing Bing.



Sunday, January 17, 2016

JANUARY 16, 2016 - LUNCHEON and PRESENTATION




Our January Luncheon was held at the Singing Bamboo Restaurant and they once again provided some fabulous food.  We had 19 people in attendance.  Angela Wei (who most know from her blog on this site) and her father, Liqun Wei  gave a presentation with slides summarizing their 3 years in China.  The family has moved back to Florida, but Liqun will be traveling a lot back to China to continue setting up the Citrix branch offices and his family will remain in Florida. Everyone was enthralled by the observations and comments and asked many questions.  If you have not read any of the blogs that Angela wrote, you might take a peak - she did a wonderful job of letting us know what life was like during her 3 years in China.  





Friday, January 15, 2016

DECEMBER, 2015 - WUXI DELEGATION



In early December SE Florida chapter members Christine Aylward and Dr David Pena hosted a delegation of 6 members from Wuxi led Mr. Sun Zhiliang, Vice Chairman of Wuxi Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference.   Along with a stay in and tour of Palm Beach, a meeting was arranged by David Pena, for the delegation to meet with Palm Beach State College President Dr Ava Parker and other members of the College staff to discuss future exchange programs..   The Wuxi Delegation was given a tour of the campus and presented the Palm Beach State College with traditional Chinese paintings before departing for Miami.

Wuxi Delegation:
Sun Zhiliang Vice Chairman of Wuxi Committee of the Chinese People’s Political
Consultative Conference

Chen Jianming Deputy Secretary-General of Wuxi Committee of the Chinese People’s
Political Consultative Conference;

Huang Haoran Director of Wuxi Administration of Sports;

Chen Xi Deputy Director of Wuxi Municipal Bureau of Education;

You Jianzhong Principal of Wuxi Liangxi Middle School;

Yu Ying Interpreter of Foreign Affairs Office of Wuxi Municipal People’s
Government

Saturday, December 12, 2015

DECEMBER 12, 2015 - LUNCHEON


Bruce Babcock was the speaker at our December 12, 2015 meeting and Luncheon. Bruce gave us an overview of his recently (May, 2015) travels throughout China. Everyone enjoyed his insights and observations as he traveled the Country.