Event, Fundraiser, General Meeting, Social

May Recap

mayrecap-01.pngAs May comes to a wrap and summer is not too far away, VNLC is also starting to wrap up our activities and projects for the 2017-2018 academic year. This month we thanked our members, sent off our graduating seniors, and celebrated a wonderful year at our Harry Potter themed banquet! We also wrapped up the quarter with two final general meetings during weeks 6 and 8. VNLC also tried something new this quarter… We went kayaking! And it wouldn’t be like VNLC to not have an 85 Degrees Bake Sale towards the end of the quarter!



This year VNLC celebrated another successful year at our Harry Potter themed banquet on Saturday, May 19th. Although we are so proud to see our seniors, Jimmy Lin and Minh Tran, graduate, we are also very sad to not have them around next year and will really miss them. We also transition our new and returning staff with gifts and wishes of good luck for the upcoming year! Check out our photos from banquet below! More photos can also be found here!

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This month we also had our last two general meetings for the 2017-2018 year. During Week 6 we got the chance to learn about education in Vietnam from our new staff members Vivian Doan and Khanh Nguyen. At the last general meeting of the year we got the chance to learn some Vietnamese Trivia while playing Kahoot! against one another!Education in VietnamVNLC Trivia Night



May brought a chance for us to catch some warm sun rays, so we took the chance to spend some time in the sun during our VNLC Goes Kayaking social! For many of us this was a first time experience, and it was one to never forget!

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And it wouldn’t be normal for VNLC to finish off another quarter without an 85 Degrees Bake Sale. VNLC has its final fundraiser of the year on Wednesday, May 30th, when we sold 85 Degrees’s baked goods on Bruin Walk. Thank you to everyone who came out to help us sell, and shout out to all of those who stopped by and supported us!85.png

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Winter Quarter Recap

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Winter Quarter was a big quarter for VNLC with our 24th annual Tet Festival, bi-weekly general meetings, fundraisers, and volunteer socials!



This year’s 24th annual VNLC Tet Festival took place on Sunday, February 11th in Ackerman Grand Ballroom. We’d like to thank everyone who came out to support us and our performers at this year’s Tet Festival.

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In addition to our 24th annual Tet Festival, we also had bi-weekly general meetings in which we collaborated with other on-campus organizations to share and enjoy Vietnamese customs and traditions with our general members.

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We were also able to fund raise for our Tet Festival and project sites, Saturday Vietnamese Tutorial (SVT) and Rendering Encouragement in Academic Commitment to Higher Education (REACHE), through three fundraisers throughout the quarter. We the quarter with an 85 Degrees Bake Sale on Bruin Walk, followed by a Dim Sum Fundraiser in the Court of Sciences, and finally our first Porto’s fundraiser on Bruin Walk!

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VNLC Dim Sum and Boba Fundraiser

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Things are getting pretty scary around here with midterms running around, but what’s even scarier would be missing out on some delicious DIM SUM *gasp*

Never fear though, VNLC will be selling dim sum and Volcano Tea House milk tea Monday, October 30th in Court of Sciences!!! We’ll be there from 10AM – 2PM and here’s what you can expect:

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Ha Gao

Baked BBQ Pork Buns
Steamed BBQ Pork Buns
Egg Custard

(starts selling at 12pm)

3 smalls + 1 large = $5
3 smalls + 1 boba= $6
4 smalls + 1 large + 1 boba = $8


VNLC Koala T Fundraiser


If you’re down for some amazing food and drinks and wanna help promote community service, then come on down to Koala T any time this Wednesday and help a club out.

The Vietnamese Language and Culture club is hosting this fundraiser Wed, March 1st, 11:30 am – 1 am so just mention the club name – VNLC – when you order!

The fundraiser lasts all day, but VNLC will be meeting at the bear at 7pm on Wednesday to go together 🙂

And remember to make separate transactions!

VNLC is a non-profit community service organization that provides mentorship for high schoolers as well as outreach within the Vietnamese community, and you’d be helping to support them at no extra cost to yourself!!!

PLUS!!! Become Instagram famous (or Twitter or Facebook) by posting a pic with your delicious food and using the hashtag (#koalatcafe) and (#vnlc).


VNLC 85°C Bake Sale


This bread sale brings 85 to the Walk
And we’re like,
It’s tasty, so stop
Done right,
It’s fresher, so stop
Let us serve you
With some bread and charm.

That’s right! VNLC is having an 85°C bake sale on Bruinwalk! Come join us and fuel up with some deliciously fresh treats before you face off with midterms or classes.

Brioche: $4
Marble Taro: $4
Milk Pudding: $3
Garlic Cheese: $3
Cheese Dog: $3

DEALS! Buy any two of the following for $5: Milk Pudding, Garlic Cheese, or Cheese Dog.

Want an early access pass? Check out our pre-order form and secure your order today!