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The Asian American Population in Florida

2010 Census
The Asian population increased more than four times faster than the total U.S. population. According to the 2010 Census, the Asian population grew by 46.5%, faster than any other race group in the United States between 2000 and 2010. The 2010 Census reported 308.7 million people in the United States, a 9.7 percent increase from the Census 2000 population of 281.4 million. Of the...

Indonesia Mapalus Kawanua Florida Anniversary Picnic

Indonesian American
The weather was perfect and Indonesian people were well represented 15 March 2014 at the Mapalus Kawanua Florida, MKF, first anniversary picnic at Wickham Park Melbourne. Hundreds of people from as near as Fort Meyers, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, and West Palm Beach, and as far as California, Colorado, New York, and New Hampshire celebrated Indonesian Minahasa culture as they...

Asian American Night at the Amway Center 2014

AACC Magic Night
Photos: C.K. Lau (To view the photo album, visit www.facebook.com/asiatrend) On March 5, 2014, the Orlando Magic hosted Asian American Night at the Amway Center  when the Magic played the Houston Rockets.  The Asian Community was well represented by Jeremy Lin of the Rockets. Jimmy Missouri, Account Executive with the Orlando Magic played a big part in coordinating this event along...

“Picturing Main Street” Call for Artists

Mills 50
“Picturing Main Street” showcases Orlando’s artists and the city’s eight Main Street districts: Audubon Garden District, Church Street, College Park Partnership, Downtown South, Ivanhoe Village, Mills50, Semoran Business Partnership, and Thornton Park. Participating artist must produce one or more works depicting their vision of one or more of Orlando’s Main Street districts. Participating artists need not live or work in...

R&D 100 Awards —Celebrating 51 Years of Innovations

The 51th Annual R&D 100 Banquet and Awards Presentation, identifying and honoring the top 100 technology products of the year, took place at the Renaissance Orlando Hotel at Seaworld, Orlando on Nov. 7, 2013. The awards are presented annually in recognition of exceptional new products, processes, materials, or software that were developed throughout the world and introduced into the market the previous year. Past winners have included sophisticated testing...

Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair

On January 25, the annual Chinese New Year Festival and Parade kicked off with the two-day Chinese New Year Flower Market Fair. A San Francisco Chinatown tradition, the Flower Market Fair offered residents and visitors alike a chance to prepare for the lunar New Year. With over 50 exhibitors, the fair welcomed its 400,000 visitors with an array of orchids, bamboo, tangerine and other flower bushes, as...

Mission has remained the same for over 40 years

(from Lt to Rt) Honorable Advisor Angie Chow, Director John Chung, Director/School Board Chair Pauline Ho, Immediate Past President Shally Wong, Vice President Raymond Lam, Vice President Joanna Kiang, President Susan Hoeh, Treasurer Nieping Peng, Direct/Principal Tsuey Ing Lavender, Director Sandra Chen, Director Amy Anderson and Honorable Advisor/Legal Advisor Agnes Chau Secretary Michael Yu (not present)
Chinese American Association of Central Florida, founded in 1969, established Chinese School of CAACF in 1980 as well as the Dance Troupe of CAACF. In 2010, CAACF formed the CHARGE dragon boat team to promote this ancient dragon boating sport in the community. The mission has remained the same for over 40 years - promote the Chinese language education...

Let’s the celebrations begin

Mic Check: One...Two...Three... We are airing! This past month I was blessed with the opportunity to talk about my Asian cultural heritage on Radio Disney along with my fellow REACH members Frank Lau and Wendy Ng, accompanied by Shally Wong and Susan Hoeh from the Chinese American Association of Central Florida. Sometimes people are reluctant to love Asian culture because they do not understand it. I was given...

REACH of Central Florida Passes On the Holiday Spirit

REACH of Central Florida
As Christmas rapidly approaches, the spirit of giving makes itself known. REACH (Recognizing | Experiencing | Asian | Cultural | Heritage) of Central Florida hosted its annual toy drive. With a plethora of support from schools and companies, we collected over 250 toys this year. REACH distributed these toys to the Harbor House on December 20th while the REACH Ensemble played holiday music in the background. It is...

Hope for the Philippines made donations to the Gawad Kalinga Foundation

Hope for the Philippines
Hope for the Philippines has exceeded all goals and expectation. The philanthropy all started with the idea from Chris Chen, Mike Cho and Teresa Chan who gathered student organizations and volunteers to form a large collaboration. Today, we have over 100 volunteers including viral videos, donation websites and social media. Several students and businesses came together one night to discuss ideas of how to execute the philanthropy--logistics, finance,...
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