CAAL’s Volunteer Appreciation Event at Hancock-Clark House

此次活动专门安排在政治家Hancock 故居举行,莱镇历史协会前会长Bill poole 也亲自出席,与大家见面。
夏日的阳光如义工的心通透炙热,义工Ginny的鲜花在一片绿意央然中娇艳妩媚,晓湄选播的动人音乐在空气中缓缓流淌,陈宣亲手做的果盘,再一次惊艳众人!而美食,春卷、饺子、寿司、鲜虾……每一样你都无法拒绝,聊口渴了,还有宵红的自制茶水,包您好喝到停不下。这一个又一个细节都尽显华协的用心,处处在表达对义工的感谢。华协主席王华在现场发言:“做义工的都是源于心里有爱,华协感恩大家传义工之爱,创最美社区  ”。是的:谢谢你!谢谢你,在社区需要的时候出钱出力出才出智;谢谢你,给社区爱与温暖,奉献热情热心。
现场义工尽情交流,欢声笑语组成了那么难忘的午后。很多义工都在说,感谢华协这次活动,即使在镇上生活多年,都没有参观过Hancock故居,借此机会,不仅了解了Hancock 和美国历史,更加进一步了解了莱镇的历史和文化。还有一些家长,带着孩子来参加活动,体会社区义工文化,他们以身作则,教会孩子“付出”这一门课。

CAAL Sponsors Parent Meeting with Superindendent Dr. Julie Hackett

The June 6th’s meeting sponsored by CAAL with Dr. Julie Hackett and Dr. Eileen Jay was a real success. Our parent representatives presented 4 recommendations on after-school program, homework, curriculum and Project Based Learning. Both Julie and Eileen provided their perspectives on these issues and were very receptive to these suggestions. Our parent representative Helen Yang also raised concerns about college admission and school ranking and a lively discussion followed. For people who missed this successful meeting, it is captured on video. Please take a look and hear for yourself about the directions LPS is working towards.

[Lexington Minuteman] Chinese American major general tells his family’s story in Lexington program

Retired Major General William Chen, the first two-star general in the U.S. Army of Chinese descent, gave a presentation on the legacy of Chinese Americans in the Science Lecture Hall at Lexington High School on June 15.
Chen’s lecture, titled “Opening of Opportunities – CRW & CAWW2,” was attended by more than 100 people. Read the full report

The videos of the talk can be accessed through CAAL YouTube Channel: General Chen’s Talk

LexMedia Video: CAAL Dragon Marching Unit in Patriots Day Parade

LexMedia made this beautiful video (link below) for CAAL to share with the Community. Enjoy!

This year, Lexington’s Patriots’ Day Parade had a new addition. Among the American flags and colonial attire, a giant red dragon wove between floats, attracted audiences of all ages.

 “Here it comes, the dragon is interacting and sending blessings to the kids.”  Dragon is a symbol of power, strength, and good luck in Chinese culture. Operated by members of the Chinese American Association of Lexington (CAAL), dragon showcased Lexington’s vibrant and active Chinese community. 

 The Dragon team members have practiced for a couple of months to prepare its debut on this Patriots Day. The CAAL marching unit was led by an American flag, an elegant CAAL banner, and accompanied with drum and nice performance by CAAL Youth Music Ensemble. Following the dragon were the marchers holding small American flags, some wearing Chinese costumes.

 Lexington is a particularly open and welcoming place. With support from the town and active participation from the community, Chinese Americans have increased their representation in town government and school affairs. We are delighted and proud to be part of the social fabric here and an integral part of the increasingly multicultural Lexington community.