March 2015 - President’s Message Ruth Hirai, 2015 President

posted Feb 25, 2015, 7:24 PM by Acuw Hawaii   [ updated Feb 25, 2015, 7:24 PM ]

Dear Members of ACUW,

Kung Hee Fat Choy!  I hope that this Year of the Sheep will be prosperous for you and your family.  Remember, this is the 4,713th year on the lunar calendar. If you were born in the year of the Sheep, you are charming, elegant, artistic, and enjoy material comforts.

Thank you for your participation in our Chinese New Year activities.  Lorena McGovern coordinated our presence in the Night in Chinatown Parade and over 50 members and their guests walked or rode on the trolley.  The public is surely aware of our existence with our banner, lanterns, and colorful clothing.

One of our biggest Cultural and Community Service activities is co-sponsoring the Honolulu Museum of Art Family Sunday with Bank of Hawaii and the Museum.  Thanks, Lois Mui, for coordinating this project and getting our members to share their cultural knowledge and expertise with the community.

I represented our club recently at three events:  the Christmas Installation of both the Chinese Women’s Club and the Organization of Chinese American Women, and the United Chinese Society Open House.  These three events helped me to better understand ACUW’s role in the Chinese community.  We cannot continue to exist as an organization by ourselves, but we must be part of the whole Chinese community in Hawai‘i, supporting each other’s activities. 

Ladies, I ask for your continued support for our future activities.  We have many more activities planned for 2015 with the Family Luau in March, Interest Committee Cooking demonstration in April, and our biggie, the Fundraiser in June.  Details can be found in this Bulletin.  Please mark your calendars, and I look forward to seeing you at these events.

Mahalo nui loa