Adulting 101 - Personal Finance (Part 2 of 2)
Apr
23
6:00 PM18:00

Adulting 101 - Personal Finance (Part 2 of 2)

We all know that we're supposed to save money for the future, but how much? 5%? 10%? 15%? What are we supposed to do with this money? Stash it under the mattress? BitCoin? Buy a few stocks and hope for the best?

In the second part of the series, we will go over proven solutions for developing a retirement plan, creating a retirement income strategy, and avoiding roadblocks to financial security in retirement.

Register here.

Please note that this is a two part series and the most benefit would come from attending both events.

Link to part 1
https://www.facebook.com/events/344829176146283/


About our speaker:

“Eric Lau is a financial planner and one the managing principal to the Prudential Advisors firm in San Francisco. Eric launched his career in financial planning right after college where he noticed that most people were vested with the financial markets but lack financial knowledge. Eric’s success in financial services came from his passion to help and to educate individuals about what financial wellness is. He now leads and mentors a team of financial planner and wealth managers to not only help them build their practice but to advocate for the need for financial literacy in our community. Eric and his team now speaks in front of some of the largest corporation advocating for financial wellness in the workspace.


Eric believes that life should be lived with a purpose and the day we leave this life, we have done our purpose to leave imprints of our impact to others and the community. Eric serves on the board of the Chinese Realtor Association of America and a Business Council Member of Asian Health Services. “

Share on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/783391445381457/

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TAP-SF's Taiwanese Paint Night
May
3
7:00 PM19:00

TAP-SF's Taiwanese Paint Night

Ever wanted to explore your artistic side? This is your chance!

Taiwanese American Professionals – San Francisco (TAP-SF) is hosting a private paint night event to fund-raise for our annual Bay Area Taiwanese American Community Scholarship, which recognizes outstanding SF Bay Area high school students.

We will be painting a Taiwanese landscape similar to the one shown in the photo above with Taipei 101 amidst a scenic backdrop of mountains. However, our painting will have more color!

Torrey Delaplane will lead the class, and she has taught Paint Nites throughout the Bay Area. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a B.A. in Art in 2009, Torrey lived and worked in San Francisco coaching soccer, teaching painting classes, and working in graphic design.

We will provide all supplies, as well as some Taiwanese snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

All proceeds will go towards the TAP scholarship.

Click here to purchase tickets

Click here for Facebook Event

Please note that tickets will NOT be sold at the door. All ticket sales are nontransferrable and nonrefundable.

For questions, please contact Community Service Chair Michelle Lee at michelle.lee@tap-sf.org

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2019 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival
May
11
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

Are you excited, passionate or curious about the culture from over 10,000 km away, on the other side of the Pacific Ocean? Wait no more! Welcome to the biggest Taiwanese American cultural celebration in the West Coast. This year marks the 27th year of the annual event! The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival (#TACF) has attracted over tens of thousands of local and international guests to come and enjoy this Taiwanese cultural immersion, featuring traditional Taiwanese music, dance, food and more! The event is free and open to everyone! Get ready and get excited!

Want to get involved?

  1. RSVP & Share our Facebook Event

  2. Sign up to be an event volunteer

  3. Donate here to support the cause

  4. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram w/ #TACF2019

對太平洋另一端的台灣文化好奇嗎? 熱血嗎? 想認識更多或回味一下嗎? 2019年美國西岸最盛大的台灣文化活動 - 台灣文化節 - 即將在5月11號再次回到舊金山的聯合廣場的舞台上囉!今年將是我們第27屆台灣文化節!!往如過去,台灣文化節會藉由這萬人的活動,推廣國內外人士對台灣文化背景的認識。民眾更會有機會更深入的體驗台灣寶島的美食、音樂、舞蹈及其他有趣的活動!希望大家一起參與我們免費的活動!

想一起幫忙今年的活動嗎?

  1. RSVP & Share our Facebook Event

  2. 志工團隊報名表: https://bit.ly/2YslfxS

  3. 捐助金費於: https://bit.ly/2HKFBxs

  4. 與我們一起在 Twitter 和 Instagram 關注最夯的活動: #TACF2019

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TAP-SF Presents: Bay To Breakers 2019
May
19
7:00 AM07:00

TAP-SF Presents: Bay To Breakers 2019

  • 200 Howard Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come join TAP-SF at Bay to Breakers! Join our team for a fun 12K (7.5 miles) adventure from San Francisco Bay to the breakers on Ocean Beach. Check out this link for more information: https://www.baytobreakers.com/

We have signed up for the Centipede Team for Bay to Breakers and plan to have running sessions leading up to the race for everyone so we can all have fun on the race day! Space is limited to 13 participants for group registration. Sign up now!

For those who are interested in joining our team, please mark yourself as Going, purchase a ticket, and fill out the following Google Form: https://goo.gl/forms/bihF49Ycc7GtsrHE3

Facebook Event Page

The current price for group registration will be $45 per person.

While spaces are limited on our team registration, please feel free to register on your own and join us on the day of the race if you are unable to get a ticket. We look forward to see you all there!

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us!

Point of Contact:
Nina Wang at nina.wang@tap-sf.org
Mike Flanigan at mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org

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Adulting 101 - Personal Finance (Part 1 of 2)
Apr
17
6:00 PM18:00

Adulting 101 - Personal Finance (Part 1 of 2)

  • 338 Main Street San Francisco, CA, 94105 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We all know that we're supposed to save money for the future, but how much? 5%? 10%? 15%? What are we supposed to do with this money? Stash it under the mattress? BitCoin? Buy a few stocks and hope for the best?

In this workshop we will dispel common myths and learn how to create a solid financial game plan for retirement, a big purchase, or achieving financial independence.

This workshop will take place over two sessions. The first one we will go over the basics of personal finance, and part 2 will deep dive into various asset classes.

Register here: https://e.sparxo.com/Adulting-101---Personal-Finance--session-1-of-2-?fbclid=IwAR3cn5eOp1g1I1ZyLsYYneCJZJbN_LeopS8HqYUX-836KrntQwFrfiZx7k4

Please note that this is a two part series and the most benefit would come from attending both events.

Link to part 2
https://www.facebook.com/events/783391445381457/

About our speaker:
“Eric Lau is a financial planner and one the managing principal to the Prudential Advisors firm in San Francisco. Eric launched his career in financial planning right after college where he noticed that most people were vested with the financial markets but lack financial knowledge. Eric’s success in financial services came from his passion to help and to educate individuals about what financial wellness is. He now leads and mentors a team of financial planner and wealth managers to not only help them build their practice but to advocate for the need for financial literacy in our community. Eric and his team now speaks in front of some of the largest corporation advocating for financial wellness in the workspace.

Eric believes that life should be lived with a purpose and the day we leave this life, we have done our purpose to leave imprints of our impact to others and the community. Eric serves on the board of the Chinese Realtor Association of America and a Business Council Member of Asian Health Services. “

Share on Facebook here.

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TAP-SF Presents: Beer & Bites - Spring TAPpy Hour
Apr
5
to Apr 6

TAP-SF Presents: Beer & Bites - Spring TAPpy Hour

  • Holy Craft Brewery Taproom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our #TAPSF TAPpy Hour social gatherings are back for 2019!

We will host our Taiwanese American Professionals - SF / Bay area (TAP-SF) Spring TAPpy (Happy) Hour at HolyCraft Brewing Company, with a wide selections of beer and featuring yummy food bites!

We look forward to seeing old/new faces - come out and invite your friends!

Make sure to RSVP on our Facebook Event Page!

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TAP-SF Presents: Tahoe Ski Trip Weekend Getaway
Mar
8
to Mar 10

TAP-SF Presents: Tahoe Ski Trip Weekend Getaway

Winter is coming (again) to TAP-SF! We are adventuring to the Tahoe for ski trip weekend getaway. ~15 - 20 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 booked a cabin in the proximity of Northstar Ski Resort in Truckee, CA. Lodging will cost approximately $150/person for the weekend depending on the number of attendees. Similar to last year, if we have more attendees than bed spaces, we will tier the pricing so that folks who bring air mattresses or sleeping bags will pay a little less.

To reserve a space for the trip, please use the Sparxo link above to make an initial deposit of $50. The deposit will be non-refundable unless there is a waitlist and someone else can take your spot.

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

As we get closer to the event date, 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.

SIGN-UP DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 10th!

For more details: Facebook Event Page

For tickets: Sparxo Link

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Lunar New Year Banquet
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Lunar New Year Banquet

****Event Description****
Taiwanese American Professionals - SF / Bay area (TAP-SF) presents our 2019 Lunar New Year Banquet at the newly remodeled Harborview Restaurant & Bar. Bringing in the Lunar New Year with a 9-course banquet style meal, special performances, raffle prizes and an exclusive afterparty! #TAPSF #TAPSFLNY19 #LunarNewYear #YearOfThePig

Check out photos from last years TAP-SF 2018 Lunar New Year Banquet! https://bit.ly/2Dagqkh

Date: Saturday February 23rd - 5-9P
Location: Harborview Restaurant & Bar
Address: 4 Embarcadero Center, Downtown San Francisco

****Banquet Menu****
1. Harborview BBQ Combination Platter

2. Chicken & Sweet Corn Soup

3. Live Dungeness Crab with Salt & Pepper

4. Prawns with Honey Walnuts

5. Scallops & Steak Cubes with Macadamia Nuts

6. Golden Roasted Chicken

7. Three Treasures with Black Bean Sauce

8. Sautéed Pea Sprouts with Garlic

9. Golden Supreme Fried Rice

10. Premium Desserts


****Lunar New Year Banquet Tickets****
- Regular Tickets - $80
- Pre-Sale Tickets - $65 (SOLD OUT)
(All tickets includes afterparty entrance)

Ticket Link: https://e.sparxo.com/TAP-SF-Lunar-New-Year-Banquet-2019


****AFTERPARTY****
Raven Bar & Lounge
1151 Folsom Street
9:30PM to close
Cover - $20 - For purchase by non Lunar New Year Banquet ticket holders (Banquet tickets INCLUDES free afterparty entrance):
https://e.sparxo.com/TAP-SF-Lunar-New-Year---AFTERPARTY

****Dress Code****
Cocktail party attire. Red is recommended but optional

Don’t forget to invite your friends on FB here!
https://www.facebook.com/events/2034897776593356/

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TAP-SF Hike at Rhus Ridge Trailhead
Feb
9
9:30 AM09:30

TAP-SF Hike at Rhus Ridge Trailhead

Happy New Year! Welcome to the first (of many, hopefully!) TAP-SF hike of 2019. We’ll be hiking the Rhus Ridge and Creek Trail Loop located near Los Altos, California. This hike is nearly 6 miles at a moderate hiking level.

https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/rhus-ridge-and-creek-trail-loop

We will be meeting at the Rhus Ridge Trailhead. Let's go hiking!

For the latest details and to RSVP please follow the link here to the FB Event Page!

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TAP-SF Presents: Badminton at Bay Badminton Center (Milpitas)
Jan
12
5:00 PM17:00

TAP-SF Presents: Badminton at Bay Badminton Center (Milpitas)

Are you excited about the upcoming holidays? Are you already starting to think about New Years resolutions? If getting more exercise is one of your New Years resolutions, now’s your chance! Come play some badminton with TAP-SF! We will be renting out a few courts at BBC for our members to play. All levels are welcomed! 

Bay Badminton Center offers racket rentals for those who need rackets, and shuttlecocks can also be purchased at their pro-shop if necessary. 

Location: Bay Badminton Center (Milpitas) 
Time: 5-7pm 
Fees: $10 per person (to cover court rental)
LIMITED SPOTS available, please RSVP via Sparxo ticket link above!

We are planning to go to dinner afterwards, so please join us if you can! More details to follow.

About TAP-SF:TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career 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 Citizenship (LINC).

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

Share on FB here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2030526157246004/

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TAP-SF Presents: Christmas Day Outreach at SF City Impact
Dec
25
8:15 AM08:15

TAP-SF Presents: Christmas Day Outreach at SF City Impact

  • SF City Impact's Missions Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are you in the Bay Area for the Christmas holiday and looking to give back? Join TAP as we volunteer on Christmas day to help deliver 2,000 hot meals in the Tenderloin.

Post volunteering, we will go for a group "holiday" lunch (optional).

You will need to sign up and pay $25 for the event here: 
http://www.cvent.com/events/christmas-day-outreach-2018/event-summary-517c11bdd3cc478e9880dff2f4fe99a3.aspx

Choose "Meal Prep" as your outreach so we can all volunteer together.

Also sign up via Sparxo so we can coordinate where to meet: https://e.sparxo.com/TAP_SF_Presents_Xmas_Day_Outreach

Video of last year's event: https://vimeo.com/248736324

Come join us and help spread Holiday Cheer to folks in the inner-city of San Francisco.

—CONTACT—
Community Service Committee (CS@tap-sf.org)

—Logistics—
San Francisco City Impact
136 Taylor St., San Francisco, California 94102
8:00 - 8:15 – Meet up at a coffee shop or hotel lobby nearby (TBD)
8:30 – Walk over to 136 Taylor Street together
2:00 – Finish volunteering
2:15 – Lunch

—What to Bring—
$$ for lunch (optional)
Comfortable clothes / shoes (lots of walking and standing)
A snack you can eat while volunteering
Happiness & a Good Heart *^_^*

—FAQ—
Do I have to be Taiwanese, Asian, or Asian American to join?
NO! Anyone and everyone are welcome to join!

Like or share the event on FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/537793423359833

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TAP Info Night
Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

TAP Info Night

Do you love participating in TAP events? Have you ever thought about becoming more involved, but not sure how to do it? Here's your chance! TAP-SF will be hosting an info night that will allow you to learn about various parts of the board. No matter where your interests lie, there is a committee for you! Whether is giving back by planning community service outings, or exploring the great outdoors by putting together hikes with friends, I promise you will find a home on the board. 

"About TAP-SF:TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career 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 Citizenship (LINC).

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

Share on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/565736380541857/

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TAP-SF Presents: Family Giving Tree
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

TAP-SF Presents: Family Giving Tree

Ever want to be a Santa!? Now it's your chance!! With the help of Family Giving Tree (www.familygivingtree.org), we are giving back to the community by giving a little present to the kids in need. 

We will be gathering at Starbucks in Bridgepointe Plaza. We will be divided into 5 teams, each team will be responsible for 3 wish cards with kid's name, gender, and the gift they desire. 

We will be doing scavenger hunt (SHOPPING!!! OHHH YEAH!) for these wishes in the nearby stores, i.e. Target, Marshalls, Bed Bath & Beyond, etc. Each team will get one card to start, and race back for the 2nd card once 1st card is accomplished, so as the 3rd card. Please expect to spend total of $10 to $20. These will be small and inexpensive items (we won’t be buying Playstations or Xboxs). The fastest team that accomplished all 3 cards will also get a prize!!Post hunt, we will get together for a group "holiday" lunch (optional).

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

Share on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/344383003004235/

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Sunset Rollercoaster 2018 North American Tour
Sep
30
7:00 PM19:00

Sunset Rollercoaster 2018 North American Tour

FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/203599023666033/

Buy tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/1743552-sunset-rollercoaster-san-francisco/

Sunset Rollercoaster is a 6-piece alternative rock band from Taiwan, including members: Tseng Kuo Hung(vocal / guitar), Chen Hung Li (bass), Lo Tsun Lung(drum), Wang Shao Hsuan (keyboard), Huang Shih Wei (drum pads / percussion), Huang HaoTing (Saxophone). The band’s musical style fuses multiple genres, from soul to garage to psychedelic tock to synth-pop. It is considered to be a city-pop icon in Asia.

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Generation Walk for Wellness: San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival
Sep
23
8:30 AM08:30

Generation Walk for Wellness: San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival

Want to give back to the Asian American community this Moon Festival? Join TAP in supporting the Self-Help for the Elderly San Mateo Center Autumn Moon Festival. This is an annual fundraising event for the Self-Help for the Elderly San Mateo Center, and seniors are brought from SF to enjoy the festivities. 

TAP-SF folks can get involved in one of two ways: 

1.) By joining the Kaiser Permanente Generation Walk for Wellness, with registration starting at 8:30 am and the .75 mile walk starting at 9:30 AM. The Generation Walk for Wellness tickets are $20 (cash or check at the event) and paid walkers also receive the Event T-Shirt. 

You can pay and sign up here: https://www.squadup.com/events/san-mateo-autumn-moon-festival

FB Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/269633470323645/

Free for Seniors 65 & older (Identification may be required) and Children under 10. 

Please email mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org to meet with other TAP walkers at the event.

2.) VOLUNTEER: https://www.facebook.com/events/713778332291518/

By volunteering the morning of the event. Volunteer responsibilities include: Helping set up the walk path with chalk signage, helping with registration for the walk at 8:30, helping with the walk and guiding seniors through the park (no need to sign up as paid walker), handing out flyers in the park to tell other folks about the event and water during the walk, helping with photography (and getting photo release forms signed), and helping out with translation for seniors at the sponsor booths (Chinese speakers suggested). Three shifts are available: 8:00 AM-12:00 Noon OR 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM OR 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Please email michelle.lee@tap-sf.org to join a TAP volunteer group and register online at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=8599032

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Stay for the festival & live performances starting at 10:00 AM. Enjoy live music and dance performances, games, food, and family fun activities. Highlights include: Children’s choir, flamenco dance, Haiyan Chinese dance, Japanese dance, Korean dance, lion dance troupe, and food trucks. Event is free and open to the public! Hope to see you there.

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TAP SF Volunteer: San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival
Sep
23
8:00 AM08:00

TAP SF Volunteer: San Mateo Autumn Moon Festival

Want to give back to the Asian American community this Moon Festival? Join TAP in supporting the Self-Help for the Elderly San Mateo Center Autumn Moon Festival. This is an annual fundraising event for the Self-Help for the Elderly San Mateo Center, and seniors are brought from SF to enjoy the festivities. 

TAP-SF folks can get involved in one of two ways: 

1.) VOLUNTEER: FB Event Details: https://www.facebook.com/events/713778332291518/

By volunteering the morning of the event. Volunteer responsibilities include: Helping set up the walk path with chalk signage, helping with registration for the walk at 8:30, helping with the walk and guiding seniors through the park (no need to sign up as paid walker), handing out flyers in the park to tell other folks about the event and water during the walk, helping with photography (and getting photo release forms signed), and helping out with translation for seniors at the sponsor booths (Chinese speakers suggested). Three shifts are available: 8:00 AM-12:00 Noon OR 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM OR 9:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Please email michelle.lee@tap-sf.org to join a TAP volunteer group and register online at https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=8599032

2.) Kaiser Permanente Generation Walk for Wellness - Details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/269633470323645/

By joining the Kaiser Permanente Generation Walk for Wellness, with registration starting at 8:30 am and the .75 mile walk starting at 9:30 AM. The Generation Walk for Wellness tickets are $20 (cash or check at the event) and paid walkers also receive the Event T-Shirt. 

You can pay and sign up here: https://www.squadup.com/events/san-mateo-autumn-moon-festival

Free for Seniors 65 & older (Identification may be required) and Children under 10. 

Please email mike.flanigan@tap-sf.org to meet with other TAP walkers at the event.

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Stay for the festival & live performances starting at 10:00 AM. Enjoy live music and dance performances, games, food, and family fun activities. Highlights include: Children’s choir, flamenco dance, Haiyan Chinese dance, Japanese dance, Korean dance, lion dance troupe, and food trucks. Event is free and open to the public! Hope to see you there.

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August TAPpy Hour
Aug
18
3:00 PM15:00

August TAPpy Hour

Summer is in full swing so let's grab drinks and hang out at a beer garden. Southern Pacific Brewing Co offers a wide selection of beers, cocktails, and bites. It's the perfect place to kick back, relax and meet new friends!

Click attending and invite your friends on Facebook!
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About TAP-SF: TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career 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 Citizenship (LINC).

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

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Community Service with SPCA's Adopt-A-Thon
Jul
21
8:00 AM08:00

Community Service with SPCA's Adopt-A-Thon

Each year, East Bay SPCA hosts more than 30 local animal shelters and rescues to raise awareness about the thousands of homeless animals in our community and feature more than 300 of these adoptable pets to the public. TAP-SF is working with East Bay SPCA to provide volunteers to help them with this event. Animals available at the event include dogs, cats, rats, birds, reptiles and more.

Volunteers (15 spots available for 8AM-12PM shift):
Tasks include set-up assistance for all animal groups and vendors; greeters/handing out maps; keeping track of total attendance with a counter; runners checking in with each animal group to ascertain up-to-date adoption numbers.

All volunteers will need to be at least 18 years old to participate. Tickets sign up from Eventbrite is required. 

Check out the FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/141660133370207/
For more information, visit: https://eastbayspca.org/get-involved/events/adopt-a-thon/

Questions? Please email cs@tap-sf.org. 
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About TAP-SF: TAP enhances the Taiwanese American community by networking individuals interested in professional and career 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 Citizenship (LINC).

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

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Attend the 26th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival
May
12
10:00 AM10:00

Attend the 26th Annual Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

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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!

Want to get involved?
Volunteer for the event by signing up here: 
https://2018tacfvolunteer.eventbrite.com/
Support the cause by donating here: 
https://www.youcaring.com/tacf2018

Follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @TAFestival #TAFestival2018
Visit our BRAND NEW website for more details: https://www.tafestival.org/

Follow us and invite your friends on Facebook.

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Volunteer at the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival
May
12
7:00 AM07:00

Volunteer at the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival

Each year for the past 25 years, the Taiwanese American Cultural Festival has attracted thousands of attendees, brought in local and international Taiwanese celebrities and received accolades from prominent government officials.

We welcome both individual and group volunteers in areas ranging from help with food and performances. The volunteer booth will be up and running at 7:00am on Saturday morning for volunteer check in. If you are under age of 18, we require signature of your parent/guardian in order to have you participate as volunteer. We won’t be able to have you as volunteer without signed liability form.

Eventbrite - 2018 Taiwanese American Cultural Festival - Volunteer Signup
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Laugh For Lives: Comedy Show Fundraiser
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Laugh For Lives: Comedy Show Fundraiser

The Asian American Donor Program proudly presents their 11th annual Laugh For Lives comedy show benefit!

Your performers for the evening include Steve Byrne, PK, DJ Sandhu, Andrew Orolofo, and special guests from SF community. Your Emcee is Mark Shaw.

Regular tickets will be sold at the door for $35 per person but you can get $10 off with discount code "TAPSF". Purchase your tickets today at https://e.sparxo.com/laugh2018!!
DOORS OPEN AT 6:30 PM. See you there!

If you're looking to purchase more than 6 tickets, please contact- Nittu at nittu@aadp.org

Laugh For Lives is a comedy benefit to increase awareness about marrow/stem cell donation on the Be The Match Registry. AADP is a non-profit 501(c)3 community organization dedicated to increasing the availability of potential stem cell donors for patients with life-threatening diseases curable with a stem cell transplant. Multi-ethnic and multi-racial individuals are desperately needed to register as a donor (s). Register today and you can BE THE ONE TO SAVE A LIFE.

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TAP SF Presents: Second Harvest Food Bank
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

TAP SF Presents: Second Harvest Food Bank

Come join TAP-SF at Second Harvest Food Bank for volunteering to help out the hungry. We will be sorting and packaging food for one of the largest food banks in the nation, established in 1974, providing food to nearly a quarter of a million people each month. Space is limited to 15 volunteers.

Sign up now: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-sf-presents-volunteering-at-second-harvest-food-bank-tickets-41505363660

Arrival (Please be on time!)
We truly value your time and strive to start your volunteer experience as scheduled. Please plan to arrive no sooner than 10 minutes before and no later than 10 minutes after the event start time. ( we are unable to accommodate late arrivals as registration closes 30 minutes past the schedule sorting shift time.)

To ensure a smooth and enjoyable volunteer experience, please read all items below.

Dress code:
- Casual and comfortable. 
- No shorts and no tank tops are permitted. 
- Closed toe shoes and long pants are required. 
- Please leave all valuables in the trunk of your cars. 
- No purses or backpacks.

Donations:
Second Harvest Food Bank is encouraging volunteers to donations of non-perishable food items. High protein items such as tuna and peanut butter are greatly appreciated or meals in a can like stew and soups. One can or one case does make a difference!

Point of Contact:
Alex Wu, Internal Vice President, at: alex.wu@tap-sf.org or (650) 452-0608

--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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Mar
12
to Mar 15

TAP-SF March Madness Bracket Challenge

Password: tapsf2018    Deadline to Submit Entry/$10 Payment is Thursday March 15th 9am PT!

Password: tapsf2018

Deadline to Submit Entry/$10 Payment is Thursday March 15th 9am PT!

March Madness is here! Now it's time to create YOUR bracket in the TAP-SF Bracket Challenge to follow all the action, engage in some (friendly) trash-talking and win some cash prizes. Feel free to invite anyone else.

Sign-up Directions:

  1. Sign up via this link - the password to enter is: tapsf2018
  2. Pay $10 entry fee --> Venmo: @TAP-SF (OR) PayPal: info@tap-sf.org (REMINDER for either method: reference your bracket name and/or espn name in the comments field so we know who paid AND can pay out the winner)
  3. Fill out your bracket: Select the teams you think will win each tournament game from the first round through the championship game. You'll get points for each game you pick correctly, with the points increasing during each round of the tournament. (Selections are editable up until the deadline below.)
  4. DEADLINE to complete all of the above is: Thursday March 15th 9am PT. Entries who have not completed all the above by the deadline will be removed from the group.
  5. Cash Prizes: Depending on how many entries it will either be winner take all (if <10 entries) OR 1st-2nd-3rd place prizes if more entries. (The final decision will be announced in the league page by the deadline.)

For you data-driven individuals, check out in-game win probabilities and chances of advancing, updating live here.

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Lunar New Year Soiree
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

Lunar New Year Soiree

Put on your best red cocktail attire and celebrate Chinese New Year with an 8-course banquet style meal at a Michelin star restaurant, special performances, awesome raffle prizes and an afterparty.

Purchase tickets on Eventbrite & share with your friends on Facebook.

----Tickets----
Early Bird Tickets - $88 (ends February 14th midnight or until sold out)
Regular Tickets - $120 (Feb 15th to February 20th midnight or until sold out)

We will have a LIMITED amount of advanced tickets for sale.
Due to sell-out capacity at our previous events please make sure you purchase early.There will be a hard venue cap with a set amount of banquet seats. No exceptions.

----Menu----
Crystal Jade is a Michelin star restaurant with locations in Singapore, Hong Kong and Seoul. We will be serving an 9-course banquet style meal with multiple appetizers, entrees and a desert to follow.

----Entertainment----
Local taiwanese band with lead vocals from our very own TAP board member.
Special showing of 2017's Taiwanese American Film Festival winners (https://www.taff.la/)


----Dress Code----
Cocktail Party. Red recommended.


Purchase tickets on Eventbrite:
https://tap-sf-lunar-new-year-soiree.eventbrite.com/?aff=website

View Facebook for updates on event details!
https://www.facebook.com/events/795342810655482/

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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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TAPpy Hour: Shot for Shot
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

TAPpy Hour: Shot for Shot

Location: Alchemist Bar & Lounge (679 3rd st. San Francisco, CA 94107)
Cost: Free Entry, $15 for a professional headshot

***Eventbrite Ticket REQUIRED for FREE/PAID entry: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tap-sf-shot-for-shot-happy-hour-tickets-42047494187?aff=website
Contact: Patti patti.yao@tap-sf.org

When was the last time you had a professional headshot taken for yourself, or updated your Linkedin photo? Here's your chance for a new look for the New Year! TAP-SF is kicking off 2018 with a fun happy hour and a headshot taken by our photographer chair, Crosby Yung . Come join us for a drink, receive a head shot, and mingle with friends, both old and new!

Dress Code: Smart casual

**NOTE** Happy Hour is free entry (w/ Eventbrite Ticket), please kindly RSVP by Monday, January 22, 2018.

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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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