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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Event, General Meeting, Social

April Recap

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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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VNLC Friendsgiving Dinner

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Friendsgiving Dinner with VNLC is an annual tradition organized by VNLC’s staff to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday. Join us to enjoy a night of great food (ham, stuffing, mashes potatoes and gravy, pizookies, AND MORE!!!) and fun games with your fellow VNLC staff and general members!

When: Sunday, November 19th from 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Where: Westwood Executive House (more details will be provided as the date approaches)

Feel free to invite your friends! Please RSVP below by Thursday, November 16th at 11:59PM.

https://goo.gl/forms/qIHWeAc2t2alSxsD2

If you have any questions, please contact VNLC’s Activities Director, Tiffany Nguyen, at (909) 438-8749 or tiff_nguyen1004@yahoo.com

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VNLC Social – Board Games + Food!

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Come destress from studying by playing fun board games and eating some delicious food with VNLC on Friday March 10th, from 7PM to 9PM!
Please bring some money if you want to pitch in for pizza!
Please meet at the DeNeve Front Desk at 6:45PM if you would like to walk to the staff member’s apartment together!

If you are interested in attending, please fill out this RSVP form:
https://goo.gl/forms/d4WtTkWgJG3fL7tW2

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VNLC Week 6 GM: Valentine’s Day in Vietnam

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Come out this Thursday in Ackerman 2410 from 7-8PM and learn about learn about Valentine’s Day in Vietnam! See the differences and similarities to Valentine’s Day in the United States!. We will also have some special treats for those who come and participate!

We will also be making important announcements about the upcoming events 🙂
Hope to see you there!

Date: Thursday February 16; 7-8pm

Location: Ackerman 2410

 

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VNLC Week 6 Social: Hammer Museum (and Food)

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Come join us as we go to the Hammer Museum!

Friday, February 17th @5:30p~7pm at the Hammer Museum located on Westwood Blvd.

The Hammer Museum is free of charge! Located at:
10899 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

We will also be having dinner at Spireworks in Westwood after we finish at the museum (~7pm or whenever we finish at the museum). We may even stop by Diddy Riese on the way back too!

Spireworks is a new Mediterranean place in Westwood. The menu can be found at: http://www.spireworks.com/menu

RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScaRwSPmXtVHdPNBHu8W84s33nD7FDZXhycOLsgxqbKnHvK-w/viewform