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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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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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General Meeting

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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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.


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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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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VNLC 2018 Tet Festival Sign Ups

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VNLC’s 24th Annual Tết Festival will be on Sunday, February 11, 2018, in Ackerman Grand Ballroom! The event is completely free for all attendees, and will include lots of activities, performances, and food! Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn about Vietnamese culture and connect with the UCLA community.

VNLC is looking for performers, coordinators, and volunteers for our annual Tết Festival! If you are interested in participating in this event, please attend the the information session to learn more about the show, its components, and other ways to be a part of the event. Everyone is welcome AND no prior experience is necessary! Sign ups close 11:59pm on Friday, November 3 and the link is included below.

Sign up here: https://goo.gl/forms/oWkIuU1pcwDcYUsB3

Check out the link below for a general overview of what each component entails.

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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

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VNLC 2017-2018 Internship Applications

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Greetings from Vietnamese Language and Culture! VNLC is a student organization at UCLA that promotes and preserves Vietnamese culture and traditions by upholding the values of cultural involvement and educational enrichment, and we would like to invite you to apply for our 2017-2018 internship program!

Our year-long internship program is designed to familiarize members with VNLC’s goal of spreading awareness of the Vietnamese traditions and customs. Through this program, interns will have the opportunity to learn more about the cultural and linguistic barriers existing between the youth and older Vietnamese generations, the educational issues present in high school communities, and the ways we can help bridge these divides. This will also allow interns to have more hands-on experience planning and hosting outreach events, such as the annual VNLC Tết Festival and our spring high school field trip!

We are looking for students who have an interest in Vietnamese culture and community service and want to contribute their dedication and enthusiasm to the club!

The internship application can be found below:


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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!!