During the fall of 1968, a small group of Chinese people in
Mid-Hudson Valley started to form an association for sponsoring the coming Chinese New Year party. They put a few candidate
names on a ballot along with proposed by-laws. The ballots were mailed to all the people they knew how to contact and asked
them to vote for the officers, trustees, and to provide their approval of the proposed by-laws. After a count of the returned
written ballots, Dr. Richard Chu was elected as the first President of MHCCA. John Lu as the Vice President and Prof. Chin
as the Secretary. With the help of many others, they organized the first MHCCA Chinese New Year party which was held in February
1969 at the former IBM Country Club (Casperkill Country Club today). It was attended by over 350 people including children.
They had a catered Chinese dinner from the Canton Chinese Restaurant (which was then on Main Street in Poughkeepsie) served
in the field house. After the dinner, Dr. Chu delivered his inauguration speech, outlining his proposed activities for the
coming year. It was a 10 minute talk followed by an entertaining program, of which main part was ballroom dancing. It
was a semi-formal affair with everyone dressed up as they might be for a wedding reception. It was a very happy and succesful event
and the party lasted until midnight ......
Since then each year MHCCA will re-elect the board of MHCCA to serve the members
for the following year.
The following people served as the presidents and the vice presidents of the MHCCA:
1968 --- 1969 朱兆凡 (Richard Chu), 吴伯奮
John Lu ?,蕭慕岳
Peter 辛?, 黄索倫
1978 Rosa Shen, 陳俊偉
(Steve Chen), 王安瓊 (Julia Wang)
2000 --- 2003 梅绍寧, 吴志坚
2003 --- 2004 潘美玉 (Alice Wong)
2004 --- 2005 袁安源 (Arthur Yuan)
2005 --- 2007 王寧五 (Ning-Wu Wang)
2007 --- 2009 蔡培燕 ( Peiyan Tsai )
2009 --- 2011 周如鸿 (Ruhong Zhou)
2011 --- 2012 張宏光 (John Zhang)
2012 --- 2013 蔡培燕 (Peiyan
2013 --- 2014 潘美玉 (Alice Wong)
2014 --- 2015   Acting President: 劉建平 John Liu
current president of the MHCCA:
2015 --- 2016 潘美玉
current directors of MHCCA:
Jianping Liu 刘建平
Secretary Geng Wang
Advisor Gina Lee
- Promotes understanding and the enhancement of cooperation among members through social contacts.
- A nonpolitical and nonprofit organization
We were very honored to be the winning recipient of the DCAC Grant Award 2 years in a roll, 2003 & 2004
This is the 2003 (first time) award ceremony.
|DCAC Grant Award , 2003
|DCAC Grant Award , 2003
Dutchess County Project Grant Award 2004
February 26 2004
Representatives from the Xuaxia Chinese School Drum Team, MHCCA Women's Dance Team and Directors of MHCCA attended
the ceremony and received the award from the Dutchess County Arts Council.
|2004 Dutchess County Porject Grant Award
|2004 Dutchess County Project Grant Award