Message from the President

Let me begin with a moment of silence in Remembrance of our fellow members who have passed away during the year.

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2021, the Year of the Ox is around the corner with much needed Hope. Vaccine Centers have opened up, but "we are not out of the Woods."


Although we cannot get together, please celebrate the New Year with your family. Maybe bring out your steamer and show your grandchildren how to make nien gao.

On behalf of myself, my fellow Board Members and Committee Chairs, we wish you, "KUNG HEE FAT CHOI."


Aloha. And again take care. Gary Wong, President


Recent Deceased Members ----

Mrs. Elaine Scully, Mr. Tsui Tak Ming

Note: A quorum for a TTA general membership meeting is 15 members. The current pandemic driven tiered C&C limit is currently 5 and perhaps 10 within the next 30 days.

Notice - October 2020

Current (2020) TTA officers and appointed committee chairs will continue in their positions for 2021. This action was proposed and accepted by the current board members since the annual election process, (as defined by our ByLaws), to:

  1. Select a nominations committee by election in October

  2. Conduct a general election in November:

Could not be safely scheduled due to precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated State of Hawaii and/or C&C of Honolulu guidelines keyed to “indoor meetings and large groups".

Quorum - TTA general membership meeting

Note: A quorum for a TTA general membership meeting is 15 members. The current pandemic driven tiered C&C limit is currently 5 and perhaps 10 within the next 30 days.

Notice - MAR 2020 - DUE TO THE CORONA VIRUS THREAT THE SPRING BANQUET IS POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE. - ALSO ALL ACTIVITIES INCLUDING MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED. - TO ALL OUR MEMBERS: PLEASE BE SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILIES. - WE WILL INFORM YOU WHEN WE RESUME NORMALCY

A HUI HO. GARY WONG, PRESIDENT

*** The Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony has been rescheduled from Sept. 26 to Dec. 12.

Congressional Gold Medal Awards Luncheon ***

for Chinese American WWII Veterans

Just a reminder if anyone is planning to attend the Congressional Gold Medal Awards Luncheon for Chinese American WWII Veterans, pls see below to register.

The veteran or deceased veteran's family will be awarded a medal valued at $200. Only living veterans + one personwill receive a complimentary lunch. Cost is $75 ea.

Also see instructions if you are planning to include a tribute in the program that day.

Mahalo,

Stanford Yuen

(808) 864-2450

stanfordyuen@hawaii.rr.co

Gold Medal Ceremony has been rescheduled from Sept. 26 to Dec. 12.

Part 1 - Hawaii

Part 2 - California

TTA Webinar

Migration of the 19th Century Hakka and Cantonese people to America.

GENERATIONAL ROOTS:

THE 19TH CENTURY

HAKKA AND CANTONESE MIGRATION TO HAWAII & CALIFORNIA

Sat, August 14 - Part I: Hawaii,

Sat, August 21 - Part II: California

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The fascinating 2-part webinar series about the migration of the 19th Century Hakka and Cantonese people to America. Part I presented on Saturday, August 14, looks at the Chinese that emigrated to Hawaii and their early experiences there. Then in Part II on Saturday, August 21, we will examine those who settled in California. Dr. Brian Dervin Dillon will share some fascinating little known stories of how these two historical paths were so different, offering us further clues in our search for our origins.


Presented by the Tsung Tsin Association of Honolulu in conjunction with the California Family History Group of Southern California (CFHGSC) and the Bay Area Chinese Genealogy Group (BACGG).


Should you have any questions, please contact Ghary Won at tsungtsinhawaii@gmail.com

*** The Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony has been rescheduled from Sept. 26 to Dec. 12.


Congressional Gold Medal Awards Luncheon ***

for Chinese American WWII Veterans

Just a reminder if anyone is planning to attend the Congressional Gold Medal Awards Luncheon for Chinese American WWII Veterans, pls see below to register.

The veteran or deceased veteran's family will be awarded a medal valued at $200. Only living veterans + one personwill receive a complimentary lunch. Cost is $75 ea.

Also see instructions if you are planning to include a tribute in the program that day.

Mahalo,

Stanford Yuen

(808) 864-2450

stanfordyuen@hawaii.rr.co

******* Gold Medal Ceremony has been rescheduled from Sept. 26 to Dec. 12 *****

TTA Scholarship 2022

Original Posting - September 13, 2020

The Tsung Tsin Association of Honolulu, Hawaii is a IRS 501(c)(4) non profit organization with the mission to promote the exchange of knowledge among the Hakka peoples, develop a spirit of cooperation among the Hakka in Hawaii and throughout the world, and promote education, charity and benevolence.

For 2021, there will be three (3) $1000 scholarships available. The submission deadline is April 1, 2021. Information and details and application form can be viewed and downloaded via the scholarship page.


Night in Chinatown

Jan 17, 2020

Past TTA GM Meeting Notes

TTA Annual Assembly Meeting, Sunday Dec 15, 2019

Planning - Initial general membership events for 2020

  • Jan 17, 5-9p, TTA "Open House", Night in Chinatown, Jan 17 Chinese New Year....CHOY CHEN. With Food, Firecrackers & Narcissus Court Visitation

  • Feb 16, 10:30a, Clubhouse, 1st Quarter General Membership Meeting

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TTA General Election Meeting, Sunday Nov 16, 2019, TTA Clubhouse

Planning for Annual Assembly Dec 15.

Election of 2020 Officers

Initial Planning for TTA Open House, 17 Jan, Night in Chinatown,

Cooking demonstration (Steamed Mochi Rice): by Mei Li Leff Taiwan Hakka Association

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Notes from TTA 4th Qtr Meeting, Sunday Oct 12, 2019, @ TTA Clubhouse

Election of Nominating Committee -

Anita Wong (Chair), Edwina Lee (Sec), Gary Wong, Linford Chang

Overview of Mid Autumn Banquet finances

Announcement of 2nd TTA scholarship for 2020

Program/Speaker:

Kieron McCartney/Wing Lai on Medicare in regard to changing laws/regulations and programs, in the context of the various providers in Hawaii, (Lifecare Group 808-728-4380)

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Notes from TTA 3rd Qtr Meeting, Sunday, July 14, 10:30 @ TTA Clubhouse

Special Presentation by Dr. Morris Lai

Finding your personal Hakka roots.

Click to access/view or download -- Dr. Morris Lai's 22 sheet handout

Additional references provided by Dr. Lai

-- Chinese Exclusion Index listing 60,000 provided by Dr Lai.

Line numbers have been added for the viewer's reference.

Note: This is 12 meg file. Download and view with EXCEL.

-- Chinese of Hawaii, 2 vol publication, (published in 1929 and 1936).

pdf downloadable files

Note: These are large files, vol 1, 222 mb and vol 2, 112mb.

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United Chinese Society

The United Chinese Society (UCS) of Hawaii is the umbrella organization for Chinese organizations in the State of Hawaii. It's website includes listings of more than 100 member organizations/officers, and calendar of events that may be of interest to our members and others in the Chinese community. Projects include the annual recognition of Ching Ming, selection of: Model Chinese Mother, Father and Citizen of the Year, plus, the organization of the United Congress Picnic. The UCS also maintains an Immigration Center for the purpose of providing free immigration services to the general community.

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HAKKA MUSIC INTEREST GROUP (formed 4/28/19)

As part of its 100+ anniversary Tsung Tsin Association will focus on Hakka music—its history and its impact. To this end an interest group on Hakka music is being formed under the guidance of Dr. Yuanyu Kuan of UH-Manoa. Dr. Kuan teaches Asian Studies and Music.

Activity Fee Reminder

Your annual support is appreciated !

The annual $5 activity fee helps to defray operating costs of the TTA

Tsung Tsin Association

Dr. Oliver M. Lee Scholarship Awarded to Jennifer Wong, June 2, 2019

Installation of 2019 Officers, Dec 2 2018

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival September 16, 2018

TTA 3rd Qtr Meeting - July 22, 2018

Forshang Gardens

Joint meeting with the Taiwan Hakka Association &

Hakka cooking class by TTA member Lynette Lo Tom

Hakka Dinner, July 7, 2018

TECO CG's Visit to TTA, June 2, 2018

2nd Quarter Meeting, May 20, 2018, UH-Manoa, Moore Hall

2018 Scholarship Awarded to Courtney Choy, (May 20. 2018)

Dr. Nancy Whitman, President, Courtney Choy, Michael Tsang, Scholarship Chair

Spring Banquet March 18, Jade Dynasty

TTA 1st Qtr Meeting, Feb, 2018 @ Honolulu Museum of Art Tour

Taiwan Hakka Visit to TTA-HI

Night in Chinatown. Feb 9, 2018

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Classes @ TTA

  • Using "Smart" Apple gadgets iPhone and iPad, Part 3", Date TBDl

  • How to "Restore Legacy/Scrapbook Photos with Digital Technology" (using Adobe Photoshop), Part 2, Date TBD,

  • The late Dr. Oliver Lee's conversational Hakka class notes/handouts, (1-16) are posted. Click to view


Parts 1, California, Introduction and 2, Hawaii, Conclusion are available, as a set at the Tsung Tsin Association.

Chinese History in California and Hawaii

The present study is a ground-breaking comparison of Chinese ethnohistory, both Punti and Hakka, in three widely-separated places: South China, the Hawaiian Islands, and California. Its focus is both chronologically early and non-urban, or rural. It was written by three generations of scholars, two historians and one archaeologist, within a single family.

Our member and current Chinese secretary, Oliver Lee, has just published his memoirs. Click on Oliver's Travels to view details.

Oliver Lee is featured in a June 3 Honolulu Star Advertiser article.

View - Star Advertiser article by Richard Borreca featuring Oliver Lee.