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NATPA e-Newsletter June 13th, 2016

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Dear NATPA 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 June 13, 2016

 

※ Announcements:

 

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

- Registration for 2016 NATPA Annual Conference (Register before June 15th to avoid late fee)

 

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2G及1.5G)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

 

The 3 days post conference tour (attachment) is specially designed for NATPA members and Vancouver choir team. The seats are limited. Please let me know if you like to join this tour.  Pre-registration and deposit are needed for singing up this tour. The crown plaza Sunday special rate is also available with this tour.

 

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:

- 2016-6-7 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) (photo of Dr. Kuo is attached) 

 

- Regarding "Global Taiwan Institute" Fund Raising (attachment)

 

- 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.

NATPA e-Newsletter June 20th, 2016

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Dear NATPA members:

 

Wish you all had a marvelous FATHER's DAY!


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 June 20, 2016 (PFD file is attached)

 

 Announcements:

 

NATPA的St.Louis分會及聖路易客家台灣同鄉會主辦的海外台灣社團客家台灣文化獎,2015年度(2016頒獎;第28屆)得獎人及贊助單位:    

 1. 北美客家台灣語言文化基金 (St.Louis,MO) :葉倫會

 2. 全美台灣客家文化基金會(Washington DC):黃山高

 3. 北美台灣客家公共事務協會(HAPA-NA): 龔萬灶

將於7/14/16 上午11:10AM 台灣客家夏令營開幕典禮頒獎
(在桃園市楊梅區,歡迎大家報名參加;;請看檔案)

Albert Chu


- Seminar by Jerome Keating at the London School of Economics.  The Map book will be available in both English and Chinese at the end of the month;  those who contributed to the translation, I have not forgotten you.


Seminar is now available online, please see here:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/units/TaiwanProgramme/Events/Seminars/ComparativePerspectives/summer20161.aspx


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:


- 2016-6-14 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.

NATPA e-Newsletter June 27th, 2016

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Dear NATPA 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 June 26, 2016 (PFD file is attached)

 

 Announcements:

 

-  Please join the Petition: 

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


- Dr. Je-Chin Han (黃界清) - Winner of 2016 Aircraft Engine Technology Award


Dr. Je-Chin Han is honored for outstanding contributions to the field of air breathing propulsion through inspiring leadership, education and research, with major impacts on operations capability, performance and design. The award was presented to him during the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute (IGTI) — ASME Turbo Expo, held in Seoul, South Korea on June 13-17.


He received his BS degree in mechanical engineering from National Taiwan University in 1970, MS degree in 1973 from Lehigh and Sc. D. in 1976 from MIT.


Han joined the mechanical engineering faculty at Texas A&M in 1980, and has been working on turbine blade cooling, film cooling and rotating coolant-passage heat transfer research for the past 40 years and has co-authored 220 journal papers.


He is the lead author on the book Gas Turbine Heat Transfer and Cooling Technology and he has served as editor, associate editor and honorary board member for eight heat transfer related journals.


Han was NATPA President from 2007-2008, is currently a Director of the Board, and chairs a few committees including the Professor Liao Shutsung Award. His leadership and contributions to NATPA has been greatly appreciated by our colleagues.

 

- 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 root of the KMT’s identity crisis by Jerome Keating 


森下薰與登革熱 by Albert Chu (朱真一)


感謝馬先生退而不休 by Li-Lin Cheng (鄭麗伶)


- 2016-6-21 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.

NATPA e-Newsletter June 6th, 2016

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Dear NATPA 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 June 6, 2016 (PFD file is attached)

 

 Announcements:

 

- Election of NATPA Board of Directors (2016-2018): Due on June 10th in FOUR days! 

 

I am pleased to provide you with a slate of candidates for NATPA Board Directors to serve in the term of 2016-2018. They are:

 

Tiencheng Arthur Chang (張典正) of San Antonio, TX

Peter C.Y. Chow (周鉅原) of New York City, NY

Jeffrey Hou (侯志仁) of Seattle, WA

Andre Lee (李延志) of East Lansing, MI

 

The new directors (additional info and bio please see attachment) are to replace four sitting directors whose term will expire on September 30, 2016. Attached please find the ballot and the biographies of the candidates.

 

Members in good standing are eligible to vote. An invitation to vote online with instruction has been sent to eligible members from Dr. Luby Liao. All validated ballots must be received by June 10, 2016. We will announce the results of election at this year’s Annual Meeting to be held in San Francisco, CA, on July 8 - 10. I hope that you can attend the annual meeting to meet old and new friends for a memorable summer weekend in the Bay Area.

 

Regards,

James J.Y. Hsu

NATPA President      

 

- Cast Your Votes for Board of Director ONLINE:

 

You are invited to visit tomoro.net/natpa to cast your vote for the 2016-08 Board of Directors right on the front page.  It should take just seconds.  For bios of the candidates, I refer you to the attached file.  Please email me if you do not know your username/password.  If you know your username, please try "forgotten your password" first. Please report any problems to < This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. >.  Thank you very much for your participation. 

 

Cheers, Luby

 

- Registration for 2016 NATPA Annual Conference (Program attached; Register before June 15th to avoid late fee)

 

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

 

The 3 days post conference tour (attachment) is specially designed for NATPA members and Vancouver choir team. The seats are limited. Please let me know if you like to join this tour.

 

Pre-registration and deposit are needed for singing up this tour. The crown plaza Sunday special rate is also available with this tour.

 

Thanks, 

Joe Chou 

Tel. 510-648-7198 

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NATPA-Northern Cal Chapter President

  

 Publications:

 

台灣版的「厄夜叢林」 by Li-Lin Cheng (鄭麗伶)


- 2016-5-31 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

 

- Regarding "Global Taiwan Institute" Fund Raising (attachment)

 

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

NATPA e-Newsletter March 14th, 2016

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Dear NATPA members:

March is here.  Spring Forward has started on March 13th!


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 <natpa 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 March 14th, 2016

 

 Announcements:


- Regarding "Global Taiwan Institute"


Dear colleagues:

 

There is a great project initiated by 黃文局 who has donated $20+ million worth of properties to set up the Global Taiwan Institute (GTI). Four NATPA past Presidents (賴義雄,陳文彥,王萃堂,林瑞陽) have joined as Founding Members.

 

As GTI first term Chairman Dr. Robert Lai (賴義雄) envisioned, the long-term objectives of GTI may be summarized as follows: The researchers of GTI will develop a career in Taiwan-related studies. GTI will direct its attentions to emerging and new issues that require long term commitments. All of the projects will be funded by GTI initially. But the research team will have to bid for external contracts for long term financial sustainability of GTI.

 

COO Mr. Russell Hsiao anticipated a constant presence of GTI in Washington DC through research, publicized activities and publications, and innovative people. A building of 5000 square feet in the prestigious DC area of the DuPont Circle has been purchased that is in proximity to leading Think Tanks including Brookings and CSIS. GTI will invite young scholars from Taiwan and elsewhere to visit as visiting fellows. Eventually GTI will have in-house researchers and fellows just like other more established Thank Tank. Regular seminars and annual showcase of policy forums will keep GTI active and engaging with important issues related to Taiwan. The ultimate goal is to influence policy makers directly.

 

As advised by the CFO Vivian Fu, the NATPA contribution to GTI will be kept as a separate endowment fund. NATPA needs to establish such a fund in the amount of $100,000 to become GTI’s Founding Member. Founder黃文局kindly promised a Directorship for NATPA.

 

I want to propose NATPA to join GTI as an Institutional Founding Member by getting 10 members to contribute $10,000 each. Following the guide lines of GTI, the nearby DC members, under the auspices of NATPA Board, will enableNATPA to help GTI within and without to become an influential think tank on Taiwan policy making and beyond.

 

Please contact me if you are interested in becoming one of the NATPA Donors to GTI. Look forward to participating in such a great endeavor.

 

Regards

James J Y Hsu


NATPA Local Chapter Financial Reports

 

Dear NATPA Chapter Presidents:

This is a friendly reminder of your financial report.  If you had use NATPA tax ID for any activity please send a brief financial report to me.  I would also appreciate if you can drop me a line if you have nothing to report.  Our tax report is due by the end of March. 
 
Thank you very much for your attention and assistance.

Best,

CP Yeh

 

- 2016 NATPA annual meeting will take place on July 8th to 10th


With the overwhelming landslide win of the green camp in Taiwan, this is the opportunity for the Taiwanese to re-build Taiwan.  TIW and her team will need all the help they can get.

 

We, as NATPA, have the responsibility to unite all the oversea Taiwanese to help President Tsai. .

 

As one example, we in the West Coast will hold a conference in July in San Francisco to help Taiwan.  An official announcement of the 2016 TACWC is attached for your information.  Please mark your calendar to attend TACWC-NATPA conference in July from 8th to 10th.

 

Ed Huang

Coordinator of 2016 TACWC

 

 Publications:


Feting Formosans’ Free Formosa  by Li Thian-hok (李天福)


America's Security and Taiwan's Freedom: Speeches and Essays (2010) by Li Thian-hok.

Has Taiwan’s worm fully turned? by Jerome Keating

「九二會談」?「九二共識」?  by Taitzer Wang (泰澤)

 

台南早期的登革熱文獻   by Jen-Yih Chu (朱真一)

美好樂園裡的集體遺忘 by Chung-Chih Li (李中志); also see attached image           

泰澤木雕:行動者系列 (史明 & 彭明敏) by Taitzer Wang (See PDF file)


2016-3-8 極光電子報 (attachment)


 Other previous important announcements:

Tainan Earthquake Donations from NATPA (see attachment)

 


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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