To further friendly relations among the Chinese and various Chinese societies in the State of Hawaii; to promote projects of benevolence, charity, and cultural awareness; and to promote the welfare of the Chinese community.
Annual General Membership Meeting Notice
For United Chinese Society of Hawaii Members
The Annual General Membership meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, October 6, 2020, 6:30 pm.
To ensure the safety of its members, UCS will conduct this meeting virtually. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and current e-mail address. We will include you in the virtual meeting invitation for the Annual General Membership meeting.
At this meeting, nominations will be taken for the 2021 elections of seven (7) trustees who will each serve a three (3) year term. UCS will name seven (7) candidates, and members may nominate up to three (3) additional candidates from the floor. The total number of candidates shall not exceed ten (10).
Elections will be on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the UCS Hall. A reminder e-mail will be sent to members with a ballot attached. You may print it out, and complete ahead of time to drop off on election day. Ballots will also be available at UCS on the day of. You MUST be a UCS member to vote. We will verify your name on the membership roster. If you need to verify your membership status, please e-mail a request to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, leave a message at the UCS office at 536-4621, or contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the health and safety of our trustees, members and community, President Teddy Chong has closed the United Chinese Society of Hawaii office until further notice, following national and state recommendations.
You may e-mail us at email@example.com if you need information.
Thank you in advance for your understanding. Please stay safe and healthy!
Calendar of Events
Due to the COVID-19 uncertainty regarding large social gatherings in Hawaii, the UCS Board of Trustees voted to cancel remaining 2020 events as of now. Please check back for any future announcements. Thank you for your understanding!
Mask Donations to Support Member Societies
On May 31, 2020, United Chinese Society of Hawaii trustees handed out close to 5,000 masks to its member societies and organizations. Zhongshan Overseas China Commercial Association contacted United Chinese Society’s Immediate Past President, Henry Ou, sharing its generous offer to donate masks to our member societies and organizations to use for society business or events. UCS is grateful for the opportunity to support its member societies and organizations during these uncertain times. Please continue to stay safe and healthy!
Supporting Hawaii's Frontline!
Originally, the United Chinese Society of Hawaii embarked on a fundraiser to help its sister cities asking for assistance in China as COVID-19 rapidly spread. As China started to climb out of the pandemic, COVID-19 made its presence in the United States where it became evident that there was more of a need locally.
The original intent was to donate PPEs, but due to various quality issues and medical center standards, we did not feel comfortable purchasing just any product. With its trustees, member societies, and members, UCS decided to make a monetary contribution to each of the three hospitals that serve our Chinatown community: Queens Medical Center, Kuakini Medical Center, and Straub Medical Center. UCS President Teddy Chong and President Elect Leonard Kam made the presentations on April 30, 2020.
Along with the monetary donations, dim sum lunch boxes from Sing Cheong Yuan were delivered to each of the facilities on May 1, 2020. This allowed UCS to also support a Chinatown vendor! The monetary contributions and meal donations were met with great appreciation and gratitude!
Thank you to the following organizations and members for touching the lives of the frontline individuals who are helping the people of Hawaii!
The United Chinese Society of Hawaii
The Hawaii Chinese Writers' Association
Hawaii Chinese Culture Service Center
Global Federation of Chinese Business Women - Hawaii Chapter
Association of Chinese from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
Theodore (Teddy) Chong
Dr. Wendell Foo
Leonard and Lori Kam
Calvin (Kelly) Lau
Edna W. McKenna
Dr. Glenn Pang
Happy New Year!
2020 New Year's Tea Reception
Thank you to the distinguished guests and member society presidents for joining us at the 2020 New Year's Tea Reception. It was a great opportunity for all to build new friendships and renew old ones. UCS looks forward to working with the member societies and organizations to make the Year of the Rat a successful one!
Photo credit: Lance Wong