Calendar Marks for October 2009
- 10th: Mid-Autumn Festival at the Children Museum
- 16th : Meeting #4
- 18th-24th : we are still trying to pick out one day during this week for an event with FSA. We'll have further updates.
-23rd: Ice Skating Mixer
- 25th: Car Wash Fundraiser (hopefully)
- 29th: Dodgeball Tournament
-30th: Meeting #5
- 30th: Halloween Movie Night
Thank you to all of you that came to the mixer. We hope you had fun!
The website has been updated with the current offiicers and added events.
We are having our first meeting this Friday in Hinton 117
WOW! So MUCH has happened since our last update! We WON 3rd PLACE in the 7th ANNUAL VIETNAMESE STUDENT ASSOCIATION CULTURAL SHOWCASE!!!!!! I want to congratulate everyone who helped make this possible!!!!!!! WOOO!!!
We also had our crawfish boil which was amazingly delicious but yet oh so spicy! We had our elections and our banquet as well!!!!
We had a tie for the Internal VP which we hope to have resolved this Friday at our last =( meeting.
On a brighter note, our lovely Historian Jennifer Lee has won the election for President of VSA next year and I want to congratulate her!!!!! We all know she will do amazing things and continue to make our organization one of the best on campus!!!! CONGRATULATIONS Jennifer and to everyone else who won a position for an officer!!!! They will be officially be taking over running the organization when the school year ends.
With the school year winding down, please do not forget we will be having our annual beach trip mid May!!! More info will be passed out at the meeting!
Spring Break!!!!! I want to wish everyone a very safe and enjoyable break! If you could not make our first showcase practice last night then you missed out! It went very well and if we keep it up we will win first place hands down! For those of you who are unsure what your part in showcase is, below I posted who is playing each role. REMEMBER: If you are not playing a role, we still need your help! Our Historian Jennifer Lee is in charge of painting two of our backdrops and can always use a painting hand! Second, we also need all our members to come out and support us on the night of April 3rd. All HBU VSA members get in free.
Dung's Sister: Tram
Dung's Father: John N
South Vietnamese Soldier #1: Son
South Vietnamese Soldier #2: Arman
Vietcong 1: Justin
Vietcong 2: Jason
Vietcong 3: Phuong (Fungus...)
Dung's wife: Thao
Main Character: John
Sister: Arlene N
Sorry if you were told to play a character but am not playing a character now. After the voice recording we had to change some parts around so the people recording play the voice they said. But again we still need everyone’s help with props and the night of. Just because your name is not on her does not mean you do not show up to practice!
Our practices will be on Fridays at 6-8 pm and Saturdays 11-1 pm.
Remember we only have two more weekends left!
Happy New Years and a most especially Happy Chinese New Years or Tet for you Vietnamese!!!!!
If you missed our last meeting here is a quick recap:
We had voting for casting people for the various roles in this year's cultural showcase! The cast will me emailed to everyone shortly. Our practices will be twice a week, at one hour maximum per practice. We currently do not have a practice schedule out yet as we need to do voice and music recording first. Expect a schedule up soon though. In case you forgot showcase will be Friday, April 3, 2009 with a dress rehearsal on Thursday the day before.
This Friday we will also be having a CiCi Pizza night followed by either bowling/laser tag/ or a movie! Due to the $700 deposit which we need to put down for showcase this event will be paid by each of us individually. After showcase though when we take in our money + profit back we will have a great banquet! Please check facebook for this event!
Well, showcase is on track with the second showcase meeting between the various VSA's scheduled for this Sunday! As far as the script is concered the first Act is almost done and we will begining the second act soon. Again we are going to need everyone's participation on this one!
Our Donut sale was a success raising about $42!!! Special shout outs to Jennifer and Thao who braved the harsh Siberian weather with me while we peddled those donuts like those people in the mall who always ask you to buy something and you never do!
Our Christmas Party was very fun as well and although not many people stole in White Elephant, props to Anh for being a trooper since she was stolen from twice! Our ginger bread house contest went very well also with lets say some very "interesting" designs!
The first showcase meeting of the year was held in which all the participating chapters met to plan out our 08-09 Annual VSA Showcase.
We held an officer meeting as well and came up with a list of ideas to do for showcase. We will be deciding what exactly to do for showcase and get the details done so when school starts again we can hit the ground running!
Showcase is April 3, 2009 and we expect everyone to help in winning 1st place this year!
Also, on a sadder note, Pesei Suos our former external VP has resigned. She has left us due to personal reasons but will still try and participate at our events. To fill her vacancy our former treasurer Jason Le will step up and take her place and our long time member Anh Nguyen will take over Jason's former finance duties as Treasurer.