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TAP Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball presents Lunar Ball 2017!

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TAP-Chicago in collaboration with Lunar Ball cordially invites you to Lunar Ball 2017!

The 5th Annual Lunar Ball is Chicago’s largest charitable fundraiser for Asian American young professionals and friends. This year, we expect a crowd of 800+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and involved young professionals to fill the Wintrust Grand Banking Hall for an evening of fun, food, and networking.

The event will include tastings from Chicago’s top restaurants, open bar, adult beverages all night, performances, multiple DJs, raffle, and silent auction.

TAP-Chicago have a limited amount of discounted tickets! Apply the discount code:

TAP-CHICAGO

Please go to Eventbrite to buy your tickets today!

All proceeds from Lunar Ball 2017 will benefit our community beneficiaries and charities.

For more information, please contact:

patrick@tapchicago.org

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TAP-Chicago supporting CMAA’s After School Program Holiday Party

Please join us on December 22nd in helping the Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) host their annual After School Program Holiday Party. CMAA is a community-based social services agency that provides afterschool youth programs, English proficiency and financial literacy lessons, job skill training, as well as a plethora of other opportunities for the immigrant and low-income community.

For this upcoming event, CMAA will be throwing a holiday party for the children. To keep the youth engaged, they would like us to help set up and run 3-4 arts and crafts stations. We understand that since the event goes from 3PM – 6PM, it may conflict with work. However, Margaret from CMAA has given approval for volunteers to arrive late to their shifts, so please still sign up if you are interested in helping!

Sign up deadline is December 14th. We hope to see you there.

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-chicago-supporting-cmaas-after-school-program-holiday-party-tickets-30015359749

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Project Vision Basement Remodeling: Part 2

This is part two of the Project Vision Basement Remodeling project. The TAP Community Service committee is looking for volunteers to place flooring for Project Vision’s rented basement, since the materials were not available for the first volunteering session. The space is roughly 75×20 and will be used for after-school or weekend activities for children in Bridgeport and Chinatown.

Directions for flooring a space will be provided day of the event at the site. We would really appreciate the time and commitment of anyone wants to help make this facility a better space for the children.

We will be taking a lunch break during the session.

Time: December 4th, 9am-2pm
Location: 236 W. 22nd Place in Chinatown, between Princeton and Wentworth Ave.

Parking: There is free street parking available. Residential streets that are not restricted are recommended, including parts of 23rd Place, 23rd St, and 24th St. There is also sometimes parking on Princeton. Be sure to check signs for permit parking, as not all street parking is open. Metered parking is on Wentworth and parts of some of the other side streets as well.

Apply Here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/project-vision-basement-remodeling-part-2-tickets-29427963832

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CMAA: The Red Party

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Come and join TAP-Chicago’s Community Partner – CMAA at their Second Annual Red Party! Wear your favorite red outfit or accessory and enjoy city views from East Bank Club’s fabulous rooftop terrace!

Rooftop party with city views (party inside in case of inclement weather) * 2 Complimentary drinks + Cash bar * Passed hors d’oeuvres * Dinner buffet * DJ music * Red carpet step and repeat * Fun-themed photo booth * Door prizes * Mingle with Chicago’s most influential professionals

Purchase your ticket at http://cmaaredparty2016.eventbrite.com/

Enter Discount code “TAP” to get 20% discount.

Rock Red!: Semi-formal and business formal is suggested dress code and wear red!

Event parking: $5.75 during the entire Red Party fundraiser at the East Bank Club

Chinese Mutual Aid Association (CMAA) is a community-based social services agency targeting the immigrant and low-income community. Learn more about CMAA at http://www.chinesemutualaid.org

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Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon

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Overview: Discover invites you to imagine a Chicago where everyone is rooting for each other. This June 25, Chicago Cares is gathering 5,000 Chicagoans to work toward that dream during Serve-a-thon, the city’s largest volunteer day.

We’ll work hard, play hard and give back, together. We’ll enhance schools and plant gardens. We’ll spruce up playgrounds and foster community. More than this, we’ll see all that’s possible when we roll up our sleeves together to transform our community.

Registration is waived under when registering under “Discover APAD” with the sponsor code 2016SPSAT. A free T-Shirt and a catered meal by Sweet Baby Ray’s after the event will also be provided to volunteers.

Date: Saturday, June 25, 2016

Location: Daley Plaza for our morning kick-off and afternoon celebration at 50 W. Washington; service projects at sites throughout the city in between

Schedule: 7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M. Check in at Daley Plaza, get your volunteer assignment and fuel up with some coffee and a continental breakfast.

8:30 A.M. Assignment in hand, board the bus for your project site. Get to work!

2:30 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. Wrap up your project and head back to Daley Plaza on the bus.

3:30 P.M. – 5:30 P.M. Worked hard? Time to play hard. We’ll celebrate in the plaza with a party featuring food, drink and live music.

Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 16, 2015 or when the event reaches maximum capacity

How to Register:

Register online at http://bit.ly/Serveathon2016 using the sponsor code 2016SPSAT to wave all fees.

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Lunar Ball Reunion Party and TAP-Chicago April Mixer at Trophy Room

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Join fellow Lunar Ball attendees for a Reunion Party and networking mixer on Friday, April 22nd as we celebrate a record-setting Lunar Ball. Mingle and re-connect as you enjoy drink specials and complementary tastings of Trophy Room‘s stone-fired pizza. Take the opportunity to bid on great silent auction items and get a sneak peak of the Lunar Ball 2016 highlight video!

In addition to networking with members from over 30 partner organizations, guests will have a chance to win a Lunar Ball 2017 VIP ticket ($150 value) and purchase specially priced pre-sale tickets for next year’s event.

Registration for Lunar Ball alumni and community partner members is free before Monday, April 18 and $5 afterward while space remains.
https://lunarball2016reunion.eventbrite.com/

Getting There
Limited street parking, CTA Chicago Brown/Purple Line or Grand Red Line Stop, many buses.

More about Lunar Ball
Lunar Ball is Chicagoland’s biggest Asian American gala and fundraiser. Over 900 of Chicago’s most accomplished Asian American professionals and friends from over 30 community organizations will enjoy an evening of food, fun, and dancing while raising money for charity! The event will include tastings from some of Chicago’s top restaurants, adult beverages all night, cultural performances, DJ, dancing, and an exciting raffle and silent auction. Join Lunar Ball in 2017 to celebrate the year of the Rooster and support community charities!

Website: http://lunarball.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LunarBallChicago

NOTE FOR HAWKS FANS: If a Chicago Blackhawks playoff game is scheduled for the 22nd, don’t worry, we will have the game playing at the event!

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Rescue Dog Walking

Rescue Dog Walking With Chicago Canine Resuce

Please join fellow TAP-Chicago volunteers and lend a helping hand/paw to man’s best friends as we walk dogs from the Chicago Canine Rescue! The shelter is a 5 minute walk from the Forest Glen Woods preserve, so this is a great opportunity to get exercise and fresh spring air while giving back to the community.

Chicago Canine Rescue was founded in 2001 to help find permanent homes for dogs considered too young, old, ill, or have special needs that would otherwise be euthanized at local shelters. There are currently 80 or so dogs at the Rescue that would love to your attention and care!

Free parking is available in their parking lot.

REQUIREMENTS:
1. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Photo ID is required!
2. Once you have committed to the event, you will received a Chicago Canine Rescue’s volunteer waiver form that needs to be filled out prior to the day of the event.
3. All volunteers MUST arrive on time at 10:00am for mandatory orientation and dog handling instructions
4. You MUST register via Eventbrite link below to secure your spot as SPACE IS LIMITED:
Eventbrite

Facebook Event

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Lunar Ball Launch Party and Community Mixer at Trophy Room

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Lunar Ball is coming soon! Join us for a Launch Party on Thursday, February 11th as the planning team, community partners, and beneficiaries celebrate the progress we’ve made and look forward to the big event on March 12th!

Attendees will get a sneak peak into Lunar Ball 2016 highlights and have the opportunity to network with community partner members including AACN, Advancing Justice, APALSA, Asquared, CFAA, CMAA, HallyuCon, Hanul Family Alliance, Harvard Club, KACC, Kollaboration, NU-A5, Project: Vision, Social Quarters, TAP-Chicago, TJCCC and UIAAAN!

Trophy Room is one of Chicagolands premier sports bar and is located in the heart of River North! In addition to drink specials and great networking, Launch Party attendees have the chance to win a Lunar Ball VIP ticket and buy tickets at a special price.

Register on Eventbrite by Tuesday, February 9th for free entry, $5 afterward and at the door.

https://lunarball2016-launch-and-tapchicago-feb-mixer.eventbrite.com/

 

Questions? Contact
Fabio Hsu Fabio@TapChicago.org
Ethan Hou – Ethan@TapChicago.org

Getting There
Limited street parking, CTA Chicago Brown/Purple Line or Grand Red Line Stop, many buses.

More about Lunar Ball:
Website: http://lunarball.org/


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LunarBallChicago
Lunar Ball is Chicagoland’s biggest Asian American gala and fundraiser. Join 600+ of Chicago’s most accomplished and Asian American professionals and friends from over 30 community organizations at the Chicago History Museum for an evening of fun, food, and dancing! The event will include tastings from some of Chicago’s top restaurants, adult beverages all night, cultural performances, DJ, dancing, and an exciting raffle and silent auction. Come join us to have fun, celebrate the year of the Monkey, and support community charities!

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Volunteer @ Pacific Garden Mission

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Come make a difference in the lives of the homeless by joining other TAP members at Pacific Garden Mission on Jan 9th! Pacific Garden Mission is one of the oldest, continuously operating rescue mission in the country. We’ll be assisting with general housekeeping in the morning and with meal services during the afternoon. The general schedule is as follows:

9AM-11:20AM: Group 1 volunteer shift
Volunteers in this shift will help with general housekeeping.
11:20AM-2PM: Group 2 volunteer shift
Volunteers in this shift will help with meal services.

Please sign up in the following google sheet. We would like to have at minimum of 10 people and a maximum of 15 people per shift. And you’re welcome to sign up for two shifts as well!
https://goo.gl/rwkgiO

Location: 1458 South Canal Street, Chicago IL 60607

Questions? Call or email:
Julia Cao | cao.julia.x@gmail.com | (217) 720-6309
Dana Yu | danlyu121@gmail.com | (734) 846-8917

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December Mixer / 3rd Annual Toy Drive w/UIUCAAAN & TJCCC

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Come join TAP-Chicago, UIUCAAAN, and TJCCC for our December Mixer @ the Brass Monkey on Dec 17th! Cocktails are 70’s inspired: a classy Harvey Wallbanger, Singapore Swing, Vodka “Tang”, and of course…a Brass Monkey. The room has a 70’s decor with a vinyl room that you won’t want to miss seeing!

We are also pleased to announce that this will be running our 3rd annual toy drive. You can make a difference and help bring smiles to the faces of under privileged children in Chicago. So start off the holiday season the right way with good friends and for a good cause.

Admission: Thanks to sponsorship by Merry Richards Jewelers, we are able to offered discounted early bird option:
Early Bird Option 1 = 1 donated toy (new and unwrapped) valued at $5 and above
Early Bird Option 2 = $5.00 donation here
GA Option 1 = 2 toys donated (new and unwrapped), valued at $5/each and above
GA Option 2 = $10 donation here or at door
Eventbrit link: https://goo.gl/9GVYC6


Getting There:
CTA Blue line – Grand Station

Contact:
Ethan Hou @ Ethan@tapchicago.org
Steph Tao @ Steph@tapchicago.org


To learn more about TJCCC, visit their facebook page: Taiwanese American Junior Chamber of Commerce Chicago

About Our Sponsor:
Known throughout Chicagoland for their philosophy of impeccable, personalized customer service, Merry Richards Jewelers offers a wonderful array of elegant designs using the finest diamonds and gemstones. http://www.merryrichardsjewelers.com/

 

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