Sunday, February 9, 2014

February 9 Chapter Meeting

Sunday, February 9, was our Valentine party at the home of Archie and Grace McKee in Apollo Beach. We had a great time with lots of interesting conversations, cupcakes, punch, snacks,  and roses. 

Attending: Dr. Zhang, Ringling Asian Art Curator. Shizhong Zhang  and Dr  Xia Shang of New College, Joe Janus, Lolly Baerveldt, Pam Capone, Colette Penn, Jill Dye and Duane Finger and their lovely French friends Colette and Jean Paul, Pat Amsel, and hosts Archie and Grace. 

We missed those who could not attend, especially Alphonz; we all signed a get well card for him.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Chinese New Year Lion Dance

Thank you, Shawn Lucci, for sharing your video of the Lion Dance performed at your Atlanta USCPFA Chapter's Chinese New Year celebration:

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Chinese New Year at New College - Part Two

The festivities took place in the Green Area. There was Chinese dancing, calligraphy practice, embroidery, and more. Archie McKee displayed a presentation of Chinese Philately.
Students continued sharing jiaozi with attendees. Lots of photos and a video of the Flame Dance follow:

Chinese New Year at New College - Part One

USCPFA members were invited by Chinese scholar Shizhong Zhang to come early to the New College Chinese New Year Festival to join the students in eating the traditional jiaozi (dumplings). President Archie McKee, his wife Grace, Pat Amsel, and Alfonz Lengal arrived early for this enjoyable time. We were presently surprised to find our old friends Jean and Joe Shih there along with Richard Prager.