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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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April Recap


April was a busy month for VNLC starting with 2018-2019 Staff Applications and closely followed by VNLC’s annual OutREACHE Day, bi-weekly general meetings, and volunteer socials!



Spring Quarter started off with the closing of VNLC’s 2018-2019 Staff Applications on April 4th, 2018. We would like to thank all of those who expressed their interest in VNLC and its mission by applying, as well as those who were accepted onto VNLC’s 2018-2019 Executive Board.

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This year’s OutREACHE Day took place on Saturday, April 21st at UCLA in Royce 156. We would like to thank everyone who helped make this event possible for the students, as well as all of those who led workshops and talked about your college experiences.


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In addition to our annual OutREACHE Day, we had two bi-weekly general meetings during Weeks 2 and 4. During our Week 2 General Meeting, members tested their knowledge of Vietnamese trivia, including cuisine, traditions, and holidays. At our Week 4 General Meeting, members got the opportunity to learn more about the Vietnamese-American experience and share their personal stories.

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We also revealed the theme for our upcoming banquet… Harry Potter and the Festivities of VNLC!Banquet - Title Only

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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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Week 2 General Meeting – Vietnamese Entertainment


We will be kicking off of our Winter Quarter General Meetings this week with a special GM focused on Vietnamese Entertainment~

Come out to MS 3915D THIS THURSDAY from 6-7PM to learn and talk about how Vietnamese forms of entertainment have changed, preserved our culture, and strengthened the Vietnamese community here and abroad. ♥

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Week 6 General Meeting – Vietnamese Families

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This week’s general meeting topic will be Vietnamese Families! With Thanksgiving and the holidays just around the corner, we want to talk about and be reminded of the importance of family in Vietnamese culture. We will also be reflecting upon our own experiences with different Vietnamese family traditions and gatherings!

Come out and join us this Thursday! ♥

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First General Meeting – Mid Autumn Festival


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Vietnamese Language and Culture (VNLC) would like to invite you (and your friends!) to our first general meeting of the school year! It will be this Thursday, October 12th from 5PM-6PM in Ackerman 2410~

Although it was last week, it is never too late to celebrate Mid Autumn Festival (Tết Trung Thu or Moon Festival)! We will be talking about the history of the Mid Autumn Festival and the traditions in Vietnamese culture, as well as our own experiences and memories. Whether you’d like to relive old childhood memories or learn about a new culture and its traditions, don’t forget to come out to our general meeting and have fun with us!!

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VNLC – GM: Vietnamese Game Shows!

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Happy Week 6 everyone!

Come out to VNLC’s general meeting this Thursday in Ackerman 2410 from 5-6PM to learn about Vietnamese game shows! We will be talking about the variety of game shows shown in Viet Nam, and you might even be able to catch the similarities to shows shown in the US!

We will also be making important announcements about upcoming events and END OF YEAR BANQUET!! You won’t want to miss out on all of the fun. Hope to see you there~

Where: Ackerman 2410

When: May 10th, 2017 at 5:00 pm

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VNLC Week 4 GM: Tết Traditions and Calligraphy

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Tết Nguyên Đán is the most important holiday in Vietnamese culture. Come join us at our second GM this quarter to learn more about the history of Tết and the traditions that the Vietnamese have continued to honor and celebrate. ♥

P.S. If you didn’t get to check out our calligraphy booth at the Tết Festival, we’re bringing the materials to GM 😀

Hope to see you there!

When: Thursday, February 2nd 7-8 pm

Where: Ackerman 2410

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VNLC Week 2 GM: School in Vietnam!


Come to VNLC’s first general meeting of the quarter! We will be talking about upcoming events and the topic of the meeting is School in Vietnam!
Come and learn about the differences in school systems between Vietnam and the US! We’ll learn about why girls only wear traditional áo dài and the reason behind why Vietnam has only a handful of universities.
Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday January 19th

Time: 7-7:50 pm

Location: Ackerman 2410