MMCS / MCCC Newsletter (December, 2009)
First of all, we wish you a productive and very happy new year! Have a safe and memorable holiday season!
Registration has started for the spring semester of 2009/2010 MMCS school year. Online registration has been on www.mmcsweb. com and will run from 12/20/2009 through 1/17/2010. Payments can be dropped at Room 198 or sent via mail to MMCS, PO BOX 664 Brookfield, WI 53008-0664. Please make sure your children are signed up!
The Milwaukee Lantern has been added to the Wisconsin Historical Society’s vast catalogue of magazines. The Wisconsin Historical Society displays many ethnic magazines from providers in the Wisconsin area. Please congratulate all of those who have been involved in this publication. They have shown their involvement and dedication to both the MCCC and Wisconsin community.
This year’s Holiday Folk Fair displayed an excellent volunteer effort. A total of 194 members of the MCCC community put in some time this year. Of these 194 volunteers, 40 students (20%) participated. Also, 64 volunteers (33%) spent more than 12 hours of their time. MCCC is deeply grateful for your generosity and devotion!
The MCCC Dance Troupe has been an active participant of Milwaukee Chinese community since its establishment in July of 2008. It includes two troupes: The Lady Dancer Troupe and Kid Dancer Troupe. There are a total of 60 dancers. The Dance Troupe regularly performs traditional Chinese dances at MCCC activities such as Chinese New Year Celebration, Chinese New Year at the Domes, and Greater Milwaukee Chinese New Year Gala. Outside of the MCCC, the Dance Troupe also performs at events like the Holiday Folk Fair, targeting the Southeastern Wisconsin community.
Consequently, the growing popularity of the Dance Troupe has received many invitations to perform from other organizations. Recently, they were invited to perform at UEDA’s 2nd Annual "Carnival Milwaukee" event, Arts Oscar Night event in Sheboygan, and Wisconsin Cultural Day in Madison. They were also invited to perform with national-level artists from China in a special event called “Love from China” given by PLA General Political Department in February 21st of 2010. With increased publicity, the Dance Troupe will surely grasp further attention from more communities, presenting the beauties of Chinese culture to larger audience.
Family Portraits of all 56 ethnic groups in China
- Chen Haiwen, a photographer, recently lead a team of 14 photographers to create a book entitled, “Harmonious China: A Sketch of China’s 56 Ethnicities.” The team spent one year travelling all over China to complete the project. They ended up taking over 5.7 million photographs.
There will be a Chinese Culture Contest held from 2/26/2010 through 3/7/2010.
The Chinese School Association in the US (CSAUS.org
) will be sponsoring this contest testing three main categories: Chinese Culture, Geography, and History. All Chinese school students are welcome. Winners will get certificates, and winners of higher levels may be invited to a summer/winter camp in China, at organizer’s expense. It is recommended that all contestants be ages 12 and above. Any students who are interested should visit the link http://www.csaus. org/cultureconte st/
for further information and practice questions.
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