Date Day Time Event Location
LEARN CONVERSATIONAL HAKKA LANGUAGE
Tai Chi Exercise Basics
TTA 3rd GMM - July 31 2022
Great article on TTA member
Members and Guests:
The feature article Generations magazine (Jul/Aug 2022) provides a great article about Dr. Willian "Bill" Won, a Tsung Tsin Associatin member for many years.
Direct access the feature article
Complete Generations Jul/Aug magazine
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.
Message from the President
To my fellow Hakka Family: It has been an Honor and a Privilege to have served you as President these past 2 years.
The Year of the Rat started out great as we celebrated Choy Chen and "Night in Chinatown." We physically had Board and General Meetings with Guest Speakers and a cooking demonstration. Even were visited by a contingent of Hakka Professors from various Taiwanese Universities.
Covid-19 put a halt to everything. Even through the Year of the Ox. Sadly, some of our Elders passed away during those times.
We all miss our social gatherings and cultural events including our yearly Banquets.
We had many wonderful things planned, but alas. LIFE IS IMPORTANT. Our concern is YOUR LIVES. Taking care of our Health and Well-Being is No. 1. The added problem of the homeless made it further unsafe to be in Chinatown. Our Board and Committees still worked tirelessly on your behalf, conducting business even thru Zoom Meetings.
Times have changed. Luckily, new Technology is in our hands.
Our talented Board had produced the "I Am Hakka” Video that you can view on YouTube. We had 2 Webinars entitled “Generational Roots: Parts I and II.” Also on YouTube and on this Website. Some people who saw it contacted TTA and were surprised and happy to discover that their relatives were members and eagerly joined our Society.
We participated in the Community by volunteering at the Chinatown Clean-up.
We continued donating monies to various Charities including the Hawaii Foodbank, Mun Lun School, The Palolo Chinese Home and the Hawaii Chinese History Center.
We awarded 3 $1,000 Scholarships for the coming year to the best students who applied.
Did you know that our building is registered on The Hawaii Historical List? it is over 100 years old. Being that old comes with constant maintenance. For instance, the recent rainstorm leaked into our beloved building. We need your help. Please help and contact us.
Our Board and Committee members have been doing everything to see us through the Future. They have completed many projects. Some still on-going.
Hakka people have in their DNA a “NO GIVE UP” Attitude. A Team Work Spirit. They’re very Positive and Adapt to Anything. And that is why, ONLY, THE HAKKA PEOPLE ARE FOUND THROUGH-OUT THE WORLD! No other Chinese people can say that. We are humble and hard-working people. WE NEVER GIVE UP!
Our Ancestors and Founding Members sacrificed a lot for us to continue to promote the Cultural, Education, Social and Family Values of Our Society. Let us continue this Tradition.
I would like to leave with you an insight from a conversation we had with one of the visiting Taiwanese Hakka Professors. He said that you can always tell if a person is Hakka by looking at their small toes. The nails appears to have been “broken” or split, then re-healed itself thickly like a “scar.” I have that. Please check your nails.
Stay Well, Healthy and Safe. An Tor Siah. Mahalo Nui Loa.
Gary Wong, President 2020 and 2021
Part 1 - Hawaii
Part 2 - California
Night in Chinatown
Jan 17, 2020
Past TTA GM Meeting Notes
TTA Annual Assembly Meeting, Sunday Dec 15, 2019
President's Annual Report - Video - Segment Annual report
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
TTA General Election Meeting, Sunday Nov 16, 2019, TTA Clubhouse
Planning for Annual Assembly Dec 15.
Initial Planning for TTA Open House, 17 Jan, Night in Chinatown,
Cooking demonstration (Steamed Mochi Rice): by Mei Li Leff Taiwan Hakka Association
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
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)
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Classes @ TTA
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, (1-6) are posted. Click to view
Parts 1, California, Introduction and 2, Hawaii, Conclusion are available, as a set at the Tsung Tsin Association.
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.