President's Message

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Happy New Year!


As 2021 begins, it is our sincere hope that we will soon see life return some sense of normalcy. 


As a result of the pandemic, we have learned that we are resilient and can be more creative in how we gather and celebrate.  In the months ahead, we will continue to engage all members of our Chinese community and the community at large to perpetuate and celebrate Chinese culture and history.  Please join with us to overcome these adversities and move our community forward.


It is our intention to continue to promote events and projects that will continue to support our mission.  To that end, we will be tweaking our events and may even add some new ones.  As the immediate future is still uncertain, please be patient and try to join us as we work to coordinate virtual or blended events to maintain some semblance of normalcy. 


We will be revamping The Parasol newsletter so that we can communicate with all of you better.  Please contribute your organization’s stories and events with us so that we can share them with the rest of the community.  In these trying times, it is more important than ever to reach out and communicate with each other.  Technology is so powerful today.  It has definitely helped us to maintain contact with each other, much closer than by a phone call.  Let’s all embrace this new way of virtually gathering.


The trustees, executive board, and I are looking forward to the year ahead and are working hard to plan our events.  Please feel free to reach out and let us know your thoughts or concerns.

Xie Xie and Mahalo,

Leonard J.K.H. Kam