12/15/2017 (丁酉年[鸡] 农历二零一七年十月廿八 星期五)
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Successful Thanksgiving Celebration Fundraising Event

On December 2nd, 2017, at the Dr. James Koval Performing Arts Center, the Olympia Area Chinese Association (OACA) hosted its first large scale event - The Thanksgiving Celebration of Chinese Arts Performances. Being a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, we would like to raise funds for local communities. A total of 84 performers have spent months to prepare for this show. We presented 12 performances related to traditional Chinese culture.

We had a very successful event. Our performers and volunteers contributed a lot of time, efforts, and money on the costumes. All of the clothing was sponsored by performers themselves and Mrs. Wendy Seid - the event director who spent more than $600 for clothing, choreographed the dances,and trained groups of performers voluntarily. Some OACA members helped bring the ordered items (souvenirs, clothing, etc) for this event from China, which reduced hundreds of dollars for international shipping fees. That is why the total of the expenses for this event is very low and the beneficiaries can receive more funds.

ADDITIONAL HUGE THANKS TO

China TaiChi KungFu

Olympia KungFu & TaiChi Club

(Presented performances without any charge)


=====================  Funds Distribution Report  =====================

Summary of Incomes/Expense
Incomes Ticket Sale $6,405.00
Cash/Check Donation $170.00
Event Souvenir Sale $110.00
Subtotal: $6,685.00
 
Expenses Center rental $1,008.84
Flyers and tickets 43.21
Stamp Ink $5.43
Program $50.21
Name badge $14.15
Souvenir order $129.77
Subtotal: $1,251.61
Total Balance: $5,433.39

On December 3rd, the OACA board held a board meeting and made the final decision. Each beneficiary will receive an even amount of $905.00. The beneficiaries are:
  • Olympia School District
  • North Thurston Public School District. OACA will participate in the Partner In Education (P.I.E) program by supporting Aspire Middle School's Science Fair, Mathcounts, and Art Performances.
  • Senior Services for South Sound
  • Thurston County Food bank
  • Lacey Timberland Library
  • Olympia Timberland Library

=====================  Appreciation Certificates  =====================

All performers, volunteers, and many members contributed lots of efforts to support this event. The Certification of Appreciation (see sample below) were delivered to all student performers and those individuals who contributed greatly. This special edition Blue and White Porcelain style certificate is designed by Mr. Gang Ma (the president of the Olympia Area Chinese Association).

The certificate is presented to Mrs. QiXuan (Lara) Wang

who is a performer, one of the two top ticket sellers,

and an enthusiastic assistant who helped Ms. Wendy Seid greatly. 


=====================  Souvenir =====================

In order to have people remember this first event, Mr. Gang Ma designed and ordered a special souvenir key-chain - that shows a calendar of 50 years. 

 


=====================  Pictures of the Event  =====================



 























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