部分演员，嘉宾和华联领导合影2019年9月22日，由CASEC美国佛州华人华侨联合会主办的 “庆祝CASEC美国佛州华人华侨联合会成立25周年和中美建交40周年，以及新老会长交接仪式” 在美丽华市文化中心（Miramar Cultural Center）举行。CASEC华联会长姚清传博士为本次活动致辞，感谢各位嘉宾和朋友对本次活动的参与和奉献。他表示：2019年是中美建交40周年和中国国庆70周年。40年前，两国领导人做出远见卓识的建交决定，不仅深刻地改变了中美两国，也给世界带来了深远影响。40年来，中美关系助推两国的发展进步，使两个国家都变得更加富强繁荣。在纪念中美建交40周年的重要时刻，让我们携手并肩，共同努力，推动建设更加强劲、更加稳定的中美关系，两国人民共筑梦想、友谊长存。
姚清传会长致辞姚清传会长感谢大家百忙之中前来与我们一起庆祝CASEC 美国佛州华人华侨联合会成立25周年，感谢历任会长和各届理事会做出的巨大贡献！感谢社会各界、赞助商和全体会员对华人社区建设和CASEC的发展给予的大力支持和帮助！感谢大家对本届理事会的支持和信任！CASEC 25年来唯一女会长孟锦红女士介绍今晚来宾。佛州众议院议员、具有中国血统的Ms. Barbara Watson，美丽华市长专员Ms. Yvette Colbourne和中美友好使者 Bernard Loeffke将军为活动致词；中国驻美休士顿总领馆总领事蔡伟先生为本次活动发来祝贺视频。
City of Miramar Commissioner Ms. Yvette Colbourne向姚清传会长赠送宣告榜文CASEC华联首届会长何希盛教授、第二届会长张福振教授等和大家一起回顾了CASEC25年以来的风雨路程和成长经历。姚清传会长宣布，华联2019-2021度（第十五届）实行双会长制，由颜耀阳、黎丽萍共同担任。姚会长现场把CASEC会标交给了两位新会长，并对两位新会长致以热烈的祝贺！第十五届会长颜耀阳博士为大家发表了热情洋溢的讲话。他表示，作为新一届会长，一定不负众望，尽心尽力，认真履行会长的职责，遵守华联章程；并将组织一个强有力的理事会,发扬华联的优良传统，无私奉献，和大家一起努力，全心全意为华人华侨服务，带领华联进入新的里程碑！颜耀阳博士期待佛州的华人华侨团结起来，为华裔社区，也为了我们的下一代，努力、加油，再创辉煌！第十五届共同会长黎丽萍女士也作了简短讲话。她表示，华联的成功是靠大家的支持和帮助，她将会和大家一起精诚合作，推动华联更上一层楼。
I am Jennifer Singh, mother of Leah Singh, student of Ms. Sonya Chiang. The event was fabulous and we were delighted that our daughter was given the opportunity to participate. The quality of the participants was very high caliber. The host was amazing – she was enthusiastic, in control, and her love of the children and passion for East Asian culture was evident. We also enjoyed the wide variety of talent. The trophies and cash prizes were a big deal to the kids.
My name is Jane Berman. This is my second year studying Mandarin at North Broward Preparatory School. I sang “Friends Forever” with my friends Leah and Abigail. We thought it was a very unique experience from the beginning. We did not know it was going to be such a big shebang. We had the time of our lives. We would like to thank our wonderful sponsors for this amazing event.
My name is Leah Singh. This was my first time singing in a small group on stage and I had a blast. We worked really hard to prepare for it. I hope everybody liked our performance. I have only been studying Mandarin for two years and I learned so much. I would like to thank all the great sponsors who helped host this event.
I am Dr. Lalita Bandyopadhyay, mother of Niloy Bandyopadhyay Bhattacharyya (who participated in the Talent Show and sang Edelweiss in Mandarin and participated in the Art show) and Noveen Bandyopadhyay Bhattacharyya (who participated in the Art show) at the South Florida Asian Culture Youth Talent Show held on May 25th, 2019. It was a wonderful event and very well organized. We were delighted to see the talented performers. My son Niloy is Ms. Zhang Xia’s student (vocal training) and this was the first time that Niloy sang in Mandarin. Ms. Zhang Xia is an excellent teacher and she was a wonderful host for this event. Her enthusiasm and love for music, art and the performing arts has touched us all. We greatly appreciate the sponsors and the organizers of the event and would like to thank everyone. We very much hope that there is another similar event in the upcoming year.
Chinese Festival EssayBy Angelina WuBeing Chinese and growing up in a fully American environment meant losing some of the Chinese culture my parents were brought up with. I was losing sight of a huge part of my life and my background. So, when my mother proposed competing in the singing portion of the South Florida Asian Talent Show, I was beyond excited to reconnect with my heritage.The week before the competition, I learned the lyrics to my song, rehearsed countless times, and regained a love for learning my ancestors’ language. While I performed my song on stage, I thought about how proud I was to be of Chinese heritage, and as I watched the other performers the feeling only grew. Everything about the event, from the beautiful drawings inspired by Chinese culture to the adorable voices of the little toddlers who were just starting their Mandarin language journey convinced me that my decision to learn Mandarin in my high school career was the best choice for me.Although I was disappointed that I did not win anything, I understand that my pronunciation was off while singing. This has only motivated me to further my studies with mandarin. I will continue pushing myself to get better and better and I know that when I compete again next year, I will most definitely do better than this year.Furthermore, I was truly impressed by the amount of performers that were not Chinese. In fact, there were possibly more foreigners than there were native speakers. This was fascinating to me, and extremely inspiring. It showed me how important learning Mandarin was.Not only did my desire for embracing my culture grow, but I was thoroughly entertained by the show. I loved watching the acts on stage, especially the ones with the little kids – they were just so cute! Overall, the entire event was a memorable one that I hope to experience time and time again.
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