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					                Mail to: c/o Boston Chinese Evangelical Church   Phone: 617.635.5129 x 1099
                249 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111



TCC Agenda
January 10, 2008
9:30 a.m., BCNC

I. TCC Executive Committee Officer Positions
- at the end of this year of TCC (which would be July), the Exec Officers will have
completed their first term. In the coming months, we will all be looking for new
leadership to nominate and elect for next year. If you are interested and would like to sit
in on an exec meeting or get more information about the roles and responsibilities, please
contact us. Thanks! The exec committee meeting dates are posted on the new web site,
www.tccboston.org

II. Masterplan Update
    - Gateway Coalition is starting to approach funders, welcomes any organization to
       get involved in the process of starting of planning
    - Proposed budget is $200,000+ per year over 2 years (this includes funds for 3
       part-time persons, 2 consultants, and 1 overall coordinator)
    - Focus on new data collection, adding an environmental health, quality of life, and
       green section
    - When funding is secured, the first step will be to assess what work needs to be
       done, looking at 1990 and 2000 Masterplans, then second phase will be gathering
       of hard data and focus groups/ community planning
    - BCNC is proposed fiscal agent, while CPA plans to house staff (unless another
       organization expresses interest in being involved in this way)

III. Parcel 12 Update
    - Boston Arts Academy is possibly looking into Parcel 12 as a site for a new school
    - ACDC’s Jeremy Lui suggested writing letters to the BRA, Mayor, and city
        representatives to ask for a public hearing and conversations to be had with the
        community (up to this point, no formal announcement of plans has been made or
        conversations had with local communities to the knowledge of TCC)
    - For a Parcel 12 Fact Sheet, email Alex Zhang alex@asiancdc.org.

Announcements:
  - Chinese New Year Banquet
        o See below
  - Boston Adult Self Sufficiency Project at AACA
        o See below
  - AACA Intermediate ESL class
        o See below
                 Mail to: c/o Boston Chinese Evangelical Church   Phone: 617.635.5129 x 1099
                 249 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111



   -   CHNA Mini Grants
          o See Attached Information
   -   Chinatown Trust Fund
          o See Attached Information


Chinese New Year Banquet
Leap Year Celebration
Friday, February 29, 2008
Year of the Rat

5:30 pm Reception 7:00 pm Dinner
Empire Garden Restaurant
690 Washington Street, Boston

Chinese New Year marks the biggest celebration for the community. Every year, BCNC
hosts a traditional banquet to bring friends and families together. The evening features a
wine and dim sum reception, silent and live auction, performances, arts and crafts and a
10-course banquet.

Tickets $85. Sponsorship and advertisement opportunities available. For more
information, pelase contact Carmen Chan at 617-635-5129x1053, or
carmen.chan@bcnc.net

Boston Adult Self Sufficiency Project at AACA
Classes start Feb 12 (Call early to find out about test dates)

No cost classes: set goals for career, job training, interviewing skills, family budgets,
saving money, personal financial planning

Email Elena Kuyun, Elena@aaca-boston.org


AACA Intermediate ESL class
Starts Feb 11 for 18 weeks
Mon/Wed 5-8 p.m. and Tues/Thurs 6-9 p.m.

Email Richard Goldberg, Richard@aaca-boston.org

CHNA Mini Grants
                Mail to: c/o Boston Chinese Evangelical Church   Phone: 617.635.5129 x 1099
                249 Harrison Ave, Boston MA 02111



As TCC member organizations know, we are a member of the Boston Alliance for
Community Health. As a member, we are able to apply for the mini-grant opportunities
that arise throughout the year. This is the first one for the year and offers the broadest
opportunity to focus on a general health issue that meets their basic criteria. This is a
great opportunity to work on a focused, small project, as the grant range is $5-10K for
one year.

Only one submission is allowed per coalition. You must be a TCC member in good
standing (i.e. dues paying member) to submit on TCC's behalf. Please contact me if you
are interested in applying, what you proposal working on, etc. If we receive more than
one expression of interest from member organizations, we will review and make decision
on which to move forward with. Let me know at your earliest convenience so we have
enough time for you to fill out the application.

Thanks!
Sherry Dong, Associate Director
(tel) 617-636-1628


Chinatown Trust Fund
The deadline is February 15, 2008 for the March 7, 2008 Trustees meeting.

Contact Bill Moy with any questions, or email me at chinatowntrust@netscape.net.

Funding is limited to one grant per year.

				
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