會長的話    -    黃美琇     今年的主題是 “活出美好,面對挑戰。”

親愛的姐妹們大家好!!

新年快樂!祝福大家有個健康、平安、喜樂的一年。

再兩個多月就要見面了。我們的總幹事,田惠娟和秘書Nami早已開始忙了。 今年的年會,就我們的主題“活出美好,面對挑戰”,我們請到了“正經看民視”主播李晶玉女士,要以她主持之路的心路歷程來跟我們分享。也請到了真愛協會的兩位家庭輔導事工的教授、作家,胡惠玲和黃麗薰女士,以“衝突的藝術”“如何與成年子女相處”為主題。二代三代之間的互動和平衡,人際關系的藝術,如何裝備自己,更上一層樓。太平洋時報的社長林文政也要來做一個專題。星期日早上,NATWA II 也在Joanne Lo, Deana 和 Michi的熱心計劃下,請來filmmaker 電影製作者Jessie要來為我們做一個特別的節目。

NATWA night 我們文化組的寶蓮早就敲定了主題“NATWA 心,姐妹情”在積極籌劃中。LA Night 將有一個世界首獎的三人小組 Trio來表演。另外,好幾個很傑出有特色的節目等著我們大家一起來欣賞。請大家穿得漂漂亮亮,好好來做一個音樂的餐宴。

大會結束後的中午,為了不讓大家失望。我們有二團旅逰。都是南加附近國家公園,景色迷人的旅遊景點。兩車要去羚羊谷,一車要去Sedona。 Sedona是很有靈氣之地,它的紅色神秘岩壁,在夕陽落日下呈現出不同的色彩,令人驚艷。拉芙琳的水上賭城,磁場最強的石中十字教堂,日落火山口,科羅拉多河遊船,倫敦橋,英國村。而羚羊谷被列為地球上十大最奇特的地貌之一。峽壁的紋理,變幻莫測的流動印記,等著你們去發掘,讚歎造物主的奇妙和偉大!!馬蹄彎,包偉湖,錫安公園和約書亞樹國家公園。歡迎大家踴躍報名參加。名額有限,額滿截止,以支票收到為準。

今年NATWA 要邁進第30年了。像個初熟的少婦。不再是青澀的少女。我們加了一個很有意義的節目,“NATWA 何去何從“,由碧良和阿香兩個前總會長來主持。史料組的芬芬也忙得焦頭爛額,請香梅邀請前總會長們為30 週年的年刊投稿。大會也準備漂亮的T-Shirt要送給大家,前100名報名的還可拿到慧娜朋友贈送的精緻的杯子

為NATWA 的30年慶,讓我們在NATWA之夜,穿上NATWA的T-Shirt,大家在照相機前留下歷史性的鏡頭。祝福大家都能在當今變化無常的世界上,活出美好亮麗的人生。

明年4/19-4/25的年會,已經訂好在LAX 附近的Renaissance Hotel 。最近剛接“ 政經看民視” 的主播,李晶玉女士的回复,她將是我們年會的主講員。我同時也接洽其他講員,針對目前大家生活所需,有繼續更好的學習。會後旅遊,四天三夜,請了世界級的領導為我們籌劃。要去羚羊谷,順遊Las  Vegas, 馬蹄灣,包偉湖,Zion National Park, Grand Canyon。已經有很好的回響。希望可以帶給大家一個難忘的30週年年會。謝謝大家給我這個機會學習,很高興能與大家一起共事。祝福妳們 !!!

期盼,錯過這次年中會的,理事,尤其是分會長們。明年四月中,在洛桑磯的年會,能看到妳美麗的容貌,讓大家有機會,互相溝通,分享,聯誼和學習。在我們面臨挑戰時,更能活出美好的生活。明年見。!!

 

總會長  黃美琇 敬上
NATWA  2017-2018

Dear NATWA sisters:

It is my pleasure and honor to serve as the 30th president of NATWA.  As you all know, without your participation, the contribution of all past presidents, local chapter presidents, district boards and leaders of 23 small groups, NATWA would not have grown into the largest and nicest organization among all of the Taiwanese communities in the North America. Let's continue working together by encouraging each other, and respecting the individual difference for the year to come.

The theme for 2017-2018 is " Face Challenges, Live Better." Nowadays we don't really know what is going to happen to you or me the next moment. Most of our members either have retired or expect to retire soon. In this baby boomers era, though we enjoy the best materialistic life with the convenience of many high-tech gadgets, we are also facing unpredictable challenges daily. How to face challenges and live with joy daily so that we have a healthier and more meaningful life for the rest of our time becomes an important issue of our concern. Let's all grow old graciously together.

The mid-term board meeting in October will be held at Seattle Marriott Airport Hotel. After meeting and leadership training, we will have a two days tour of Mt. Rainier, Boeing Plant and other good interesting places. All Board Members please make it , new members of NATWA  are welcome. Seattle is one of the 10 most beautiful cities in America, and has been attracted lots of young people to move to.   

Our annual convention in April 2018 will be held at the LAX Renaissance Hotel. I am contacting the potential keynote speakers, and am trying to arrange the program to fit the need of our NATWA members. Hopefully it will be an unforgettable convention to all of us. The post meeting tour has been arranged, including Las Vegas, Zion National Park, Antelope, Lake Powell... It will take 4 days, at a price more than reasonable. Our planner is a world class professional. You will for sure regret if you miss it.  Thanks for giving me this opportunity to learn and will be a pleasure to work with you all this coming year.

  NATWA 2017-2018 President