Weekend Getaway: Tahoe Ski Trip
Jan
26
to Jan 28

Weekend Getaway: Tahoe Ski Trip

Winter is coming to TAP-SF! We are adventuring to Tahoe for a ski trip weekend getaway. 
~15 - 25 lucky skiers or snowboarders will enjoy skiing or snowboarding, group games, hot chocolate, feasting, and some TAP fun. Compelling? Check. Memorable? Definitely. Must attend? Absolutely yes!

Details: 
We will booking a cabin in the proximity of Northstar or Heavenly. Pricing will be approximately $60-100/night depending on house availability. Initial deposit will be $100. The difference will be due by Dec 10th. You can purchase tickets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/499985330365199/

Please note we will require payment in full prior to the trip to insure full capacity. 

Once the house is booked, we will create a survey covering equipment requests, ski lifts tickets carpools, and dietary considerations etc. 

Feel free to invite friends to book now as space is limited. 

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2018 Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival
May
13
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

Over 10,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event annually to enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese food, rock out to live performances and experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture.

The festival is typically held at Union Square in San Francisco, on the 2nd Saturday of May. We encourage all in the community to come and celebrate the best of Taiwanese American and Taiwanese culture!

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Community Service: 2017 Family Giving Tree
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

Community Service: 2017 Family Giving Tree

Sign-up on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/130178900958653/

Come and join us for the annual Holiday Season Charity Event, where we fulfill kids holiday wishes together through Family Giving Tree!

We will be doing a scavenger hunt for gifts for low-income families with children that are in need of some extra Holiday Cheer this year. By participating in the scavenger hunt, we will all get to do some SHOPPING at the near stores (Toy R Us, Target, Bed, Bath, and Beyond, and etc), while simultaneously DONATING back to our community and spreading Holiday JOY to children. A WIN-WIN for everyone!


—Logistics—
2292 Bridgepoint Parkway, San Mateo CA 94404
10:00 – Meet at Bridgepoint’s Starbucks patio
10:30 – Scavenger hunt begins
11:45 – Scavenger hunt ends
12:00 – Lunch

—What to Bring—
$10 for gift shopping + $$ for lunch (optional)
***Participants are asked to come prepared with a small amount of money ($10) to pool together to buy the gifts***

Comfortable clothes / shoes (lots of speed shopping)


Come join us and help spread Holiday Cheer to the families at Family Giving Tree!


***CONTACT***
Alex Wu (alex.wu@tap-sf.org)
 

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Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail Hike
Dec
2
9:00 AM09:00

Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail Hike

TAP Time for Hiking!! We love to hike!!! We love sunshine!! 

Come join TAP-SF for a hike at Lake Chabot Regional Park! We want you to help you stay in shape for the Holidays! Detail of hike below! Everyone is welcome!

Lake Chabot via East Shore Trail is a 3.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Castro Valley, California that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Meet up: Lake Chabot Fishing Outfitters (store) - 17930 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546

Parking lot: 17404 Lake Chabot Rd, Castro Valley, CA 94546
Distance: 7.2 miles (up & back) 
Elevation: 1085 feet
Difficulty: Moderate
Hike time: 3.5 hours
Parking: There are several parking spots available in the parking lot, and there is also street parking on Lake Chabot Rd. Carpool is always encouraged.

What to wear: Breathable cloth. Light jacket. Hiking shoes or comfortable shoes, i.e. running shoes
What to bring: Sunglass, plenty of water (1.5-2 liters recommended). Small backpack, small fruits or snack


(Food!!!) We will go grab lunch at a place to be determined after the hike!

--Contact--
Health & Wellness - Mike Flanigan | Health and Wellness Chair 2017-18 | TAP SF mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org | 650.200.3592.

--Logistic--
We will gather at parking lot at 9:30am, leave 9:55 am sharp morning, and conclude around 12:30pm. 

--Weather--
https://weather.com/weather/monthly/l/94546:4:US 
 

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Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Halloween Bash- TAP and Happy Hour Crew Collaboration

Hello, Boo-tiful friends. Join us if you dare for a Halloween scare. The ghoulest HH crew and most spooktacular TAP SF team bring you the best treat of all - The Halloween Bash of 2017! 

We promise you a live DJ, tricks and treats. Halloween isn’t just for candy anymore -- join us at DADA bar for cocktails and dancing with your best get-up on. Best individual costumes and group costumes will be awarded! Eat, Drink and Be Scary!

Advance Tickets: $10 (sale ends 10/20 Friday)
Buy your tickets now: https://events.sparxo.com/TAP-and-HH-Crew-Collab

General Tickets ( 10/21 to day of door): $20

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Oct
28
9:45 AM09:45

2017 Bike Exchange

**Please confirm your spot via Eventbrite to receive additional volunteer details.**

TAP will be volunteering with the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition to repair bicycles for low-income children, families and individuals. Volunteer tasks include cleaning bikes, repairing bikes, and/or tearing down bikes. We will learn bicycle repair skills with the help of experienced volunteers in a warehouse and workshop which is fully outfitted with storage, repair stands and tools. This is a great opportunity to learn a new skill while giving back to the community.

The Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition (SVBC) exists to promote increased cycling in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. Their programs seek to change behavior by giving people the tools they need to ride a bike: education, encouragement, and community. The Bicycle Exchange meets on selected Saturdays throughout the year to receive, repair, and distribute its inventory of donated bicycles. They donate bikes and helmets to local charities that serve both children and adults, and provide bikes to homeless individuals to provide transportation from shelters to places of employment and schooling.

We will be repairing bicycles; no prior experience needed but please dress comfortably! If you would like to signup, Please confirm your spot via eventbrite and receive additional volunteer details/carpool arrangments. Please bring in $3 to chip in for pizza for lunch.

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Please note:
*This event is limited as far as the number of attendees and is asking volunteers arrive on time and stay for the whole time slot. Priority will be given to TAP members first so please become a member if you aren’t already. You can become a member by following online directions here:http://tap-sf.org/membership/ This event is FREE for both members and non-members.

FAQ:

For more information on TAP-SF, visit us at www.tap-sf.org
Do I have to be Taiwanese or Asian-American to join?
* Nope. All are welcome!

About TAP-SF:
TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in career and professional development, while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.
TAP focuses on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Community (LINC).

TAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through its parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League (http://tacl.org/).

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Dragon Boat Race 2017
Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Dragon Boat Race 2017

Dragon Boat Paddlers,

After last year’s bronze medal in the Novice Community Division, Taiwanese American Professionals' team TAPasaurSF will be competing again in the annual Northern California Dragon Boat Festival. We want you in the boat with us paddling across the finish line! Absolutely no prior experience required. 

What is Dragon Boating?

For those unfamiliar with the sport, dragon boating simply put, is a boat of 20 paddlers, a drummer and a steers person paddling to cross the finish faster than their competition. It's a team sport in its purest form that encompasses the elements of power, speed, synchronization and endurance.

The California Dragon Boat Association (http://www.sfdragonboat.com/) presents the 22nd Annual Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival at Lake Merritt, Oakland! Cheer on the fleet of colorful 40-foot dragon boats as they race to the beat of Chinese drums on Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24, 2017. Checkout a short YouTube video of the Northern California International Dragon Boat Festival from 2016:https://youtu.be/Hm08qKen3Rs 

Join the TAPasaurSF Team!

The Dragon boat race will surely challenge your whole body strength. But no worries, no experience is necessary as we will be in the novice community division. For those with no experience, we will have three practices to train you for Race Day. You will need to attend at least two practices. We will need a minimum of 10 female and 10 male paddlers. Please feel free to invite your friends to join. We will setup carpool for each practice and Race Day. Get ready for some fun! 

***Please commit to at least 2 out of the 3 practices, and the day of the race (9/23). Please select which practices you will be attending when you sign up below. We will follow up with FB events for each practice and race.***

Practice 1: Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 2: Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Practice 3: Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 AM - 01:30 PM @Lake Merced
Race Day: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 09:00 AM - 5:00 PM @Lake Merritt

Please SIGN UP here: https://goo.gl/forms/MPz31tbUGuAMW4Cq1 

COSTS:
Price (all tickets are non-refundable):
TAP-SF Members: $45
Non-TAP-SF Members: $50
TAP-SF Dragon Boat Jersey: $15

Please PAY using TAP-SF Venmo account: @tap-sf

DEADLINE to sign up, pay and sign an online waiver is Wednesday, September 6, 2017. 

Following your submission, we will automatically send you a confirmation email from California Dragon Boat Association (CDBA). Please note you will be asked to confirm TAP-SF team membership and sign a waiver eliminating the need to provide paper waivers. You must complete this step prior to practicing on a CDBA-provided dragonboat (Due by Wednesday, September 6). 

If you have any questions, please contact Mike Flanigan (TAP-SF Health & Wellness) via email at mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org. 

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About TAP

TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in career and professional development while emphasizing the preservation of Taiwanese American identity. TAP provides resources and programs that inspire and empower; develop and support professionals to become community-oriented leaders.

TAP focuses on Leadership, Identity, Networking, and Community (LINC).

TAP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization through its parent organization, Taiwanese American Citizens League (http://tacl.org/). For more information on TAP-SF, visit us at www.tap-sf.org

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