2016 Annual Meeting - June 23, 2016
Over 75 participants, staff, and supporters attended the 2016 Annual Meeting to hear highlights from this past year and learn about the future of our organization. Board President, Selina Chow, thanked outgoing Board Member, Mabel Lam, for serving on BCNC’s Board. We congratulated staff, as well as our foster grandparent volunteers for completing 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, and 35 years of service!
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2016 Savor the Flavor - May 21, 2016
BCNC hosted its second annual Savor the Flavor Reception at the Quincy Center for Innovation. This event celebrates our family-centered work in the rapidly growing Asian community in Quincy. Guests were invited to sample food and beverages from local eateries, hear testimonies from BCNC participants, and vote for their favorite “flavor” of the event. Participating restaurants included: Chicken & Rice Guys, Vivi Bubble Tea Café Quincy, JP Fuji Group, Book Your Staff, Royal Hotpot Sushi & Bar, MEM Tea Imports, Sher-A-Punjab, Tea Do – Boston, barkTHINS, and Saigon Alley. Congratulations to Vivi Bubble Tea Café Quincy for being voted “Best Flavor” of the entire event! Special thanks to event co-chairs, Russell Chin and Lori Wirkus, Adult Education Student Speaker, Yan Na Chen, Jazz Pianist, Samuel Jones, and Mistress of Ceremonies, Joy Lim Nakrin, for making this event so successful. Proceeds from the event support BCNC Quincy’s family-centered programs for youth, adults, and families.
Sponsors: Tufts Medical Center, South Cove Community Health Center, East Boston Savings Bank, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Chin Law Firm, South Cove Manor at Quincy Point, Bank of Canton, Jimmy Chiu, Choo & Company, Inc., Flynn | Wirkus | Young, Rockland Trust, and UMass Boston
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2016 Banquet - March 4, 2016
The 28th Annual Chinese New Year Banquet, one of the largest community celebrations in Chinatown, was held on March 4, 2016 at Hei La Moon Restaurant. Over 600 guests enjoyed a wine and dim sum reception, a traditional ten course meal, silent and live auctions, and several performances! Thanks to the Banquet Committee and our generous sponsors, table hosts, and guests, this sold-out event broke a new fundraising record with an all-time high of $317,000! Proceeds from the banquet directly support the 2,000 children, youth, and adults who utilize our family-centered services each year. This year's award recipients included BCNC participants, Chi Wan Chow, ShaoLong Zhang, and Felix Li for their successes, and volunteer, Ellen Tang, for her service.
- Platinum: Tufts Medical Center
- Gold: Bank of America, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, and South Cove Community Health Center
- Silver: Anonymous, Capital One, Joe & Selina Chow, The Nellie Mae Education Foundation, State Street Corporation, and TJX Companies
- Bronze: Delta, Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP, Riemer & Braunstien
- Crystal: Arbor Realty Trust, Biscom, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Gardiner Family, Goulston & Storrs, Renee Inomata & Paul Lee, Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster, TA Realty, Tai Tung Pharmacy
- Jade: Beacon Communities LLC, Bronhard Real Estate, Cathay Bank, Comcast Impact, Hingham Institution for Savings, Hub International, Murphy, Edwards, Goncalves & Ferrera, PC, NEI General Contracting, Rockland Trust, Senior Whole Health, Trinity Financial, Verizon
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Oak Street Fair - September 26, 2015
The 30th Annual Oak Street Fair, held at the Josiah Quincy Elementary School playground, drew over 1,000 people. The fair offered family-centered, kid-friendly activities to our community including face painting, food, arts and crafts, and our highly popular watermelon eating contest! Fair vendors shared important community resources, including health and dental screenings.
Sponsors: Comcast, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Tufts Medical Center, South Cove Community Health Center, Tufts University, TJX Companies, Minuteman Health, Hingham Institution for Savings, Mass. Council on Compulsive Gambling, East Boston Savings Bank, Kirin Produce, and China Pearl Restaurant
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