The Formosa Association of Student Cultural Ambassadors in San Francisco Bay Area(FASCA SFBA) held its annual meeting on November 21, 2021, at the Taipei Economic & Cultural Office in San Francisco (Milpitas).
Three guest speakers were invited to give a seminar at the beginning of the annual meeting. Taiwanese American Professionals(San Francisco Chapter) President Oliver Wang, TAJCCNC President Wase Fun, and TJCCSFBA President Johnny Chien shared their insight to FASCA members. They related their personal experiences to what FASCA members are experiencing to encourage them to keep pursuing their goals.
Director Roy Yen thanked FASCA members for their continued devotion to helping at community events. He praised members for their selfless devotion to helping out at community events around the Bay Area.
FASCA SFBA's President during the 2020-2021 school year, Emma Wang gave a formal introduction of FASCA to the annual meeting's attendees. "I finally realized how much volunteering means to me during my time here at FASCA". She encouraged members to join FASCA's well-known cultural performance teams.
FASCA advisor Tony Chen went into detail regarding FASCA's plans for the upcoming year. In addition, the requirements for applying for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award(PVSA) through FASCA were laid out and explained.
Despite FASCA being centered around volunteering, advisor Chen shared his hopes that students would find joy in the act of volunteering, and not only do it for the service hours. He knows that students are busy with school and was humbled by members spending precious personal time to help out at FASCA events throughout the year.
FASCA President Adrian Lu and VP Sonya Mengel were emcees for the event, while FASCA VPs Daniel Tsai and Audrey Wang led icebreaker games. Event attendees played trivia games, guessed the validity of different statements, and formed teams to win games.
During the annual meeting talent show, the mini-concert, diabolo, and kendo acts wowed the audience. FASCA VP Jonathan Chen introduced and interviewed the performers. There was thunderous applause for the concert, cheering during the pausing in the diabolo performance, and intent silence for the kendo act as the audience held their breath waiting for the players' next move. FASCA VP Neil Tsai explained the rules of kendo and named the winner of the friendly match.
Congratulations FASCA officers for successfully conducting the first major FASCA event of the year!