TAP-SF Monthly Event Newsletter | May 2015

Dear Members:

With summer around the corner, we cannot wait to see you all in the beautiful weather at our upcoming events! Also recapped below are our memories from this past Spring.  Be sure to follow us on social media and stay updated with all our events to bring our TA community together. As TAP-SF continues to grow, our bond still has not changed so come out and check out what it means to be part of the family!

Upcoming Events


2015.05.09 – Taiwanese American Cultural Festival 2015

This is the big one! Come and check out TAP-SF’s largest event of the year brought to you by our Cultural Festival Director, Vicky Chung and team!

The Taiwanese American Cultural Festival returns for the 23rd year as the largest Taiwanese cultural event on the West Coast of the US. Over 8,000 people from all across the Bay Area attend this event yearly to enjoy mouth-watering Taiwanese delicacies, rock out to live performances and experience the vibrancy of Taiwanese culture.

We encourage everyone to come and celebrate the best of “Taiwan Soul”!

The festival is free and open to the public.

Our festival each year is funded by the community! Donations are most appreciated, please take a look here at how you can contribute and all the awesome swag we’re giving away with donations: https://tap-sf.tilt.com/2015-taiwanese-american-cultural-festival

Hope to see you all there!

2015.05.12 – Big Data Science Panel Discussion

TAP-SF Professional Development branch weill be bringing together some of the best Data Scientists in the Bay Area for a discussion of how to get involved with Data Science and how can Data Science assist in data driven decision making. Whether you are a young professional or you are an experienced manager, this panel of speakers is committed to enlightening you on those topics.

TAP-SF family is looking forward to seeing all of you!


Recent Events

2015-03-07 – 2015 Lunar New Year Banquet

Over 150 attendees joined us to celebrate the end of Chinese New Years 2015 with with a 10 course traditional dinner, drinks, performances raffle, photos and fun!

One of our largest events for the year directed by our External Vice President, Sanddi Lee – we want to thank each and everyone of you who came out for our support and the lifelong memories!

Special thanks to our community partners for supporting:
Asian Business League of San Francisco
Asian American Donor Program
Taiwanese American Junior Chamber of Commerce – Northern California

Special thanks to Arnold Yeung, Cynthia Lin, and DAPUN for the entertainment!


2015-03-19 – 2015 TAPpy Hour Benefit for Meals on Wheels

Social and Community Service branches at TAP-SF co-hosted this event and would like to thank you all for your support. Over 100 attendees joined us to mingle over drinks and a raffle to raise ~$200, all which was donated to Meals on Wheels!

2015-03-28 – Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Event

TAP-SF community service branch hosted a volunteer event to assist in the construction of 28 single-family, GreenPoint-rated homes at One Capitol Avenue in the Oceanview neighborhood of SF. A wonderful day was spent framing, plumbing, painting, dry walling to provide safe, affordable homes to our local community.

Thank you all who came out for the hard work and really showing spirit by demonstrating what it means to be part of the TAP-SF family!

2015-04-09 – 2015 Networking Hour + Photoshoot

Back for its second year, TAP-SF Professional and Membership branches kicked off April with a professional networking hour at Raven Bar SF as well as hosted a photoshoot session for LinkedIn headshots.

Over 140 individuals attended, our paid members at no cost, to say “thank you for the support!”

Raven Bar SF was generous enough to donate back 10% of the bar tab which will be used to fund events for the Taiwanese American Community!

If anyone has not gotten a link for their headshots, please reach out to our Internal Vice President, Jeffery Chang, at jeffrey.chang@tap-sf.org and he will get you taken care of!

Excited to see so much love from recurring members as well as new faces, thanks for coming out and being a part of the family!

Closing Remarks

Please remember to check our Facebook Fanpage as well as all other social media channel for all our photos at our events as well as upcoming events! Due to the nature of the events, planning is a grueling process and we are able to advertise with approximately 2 weeks of notice! Please check back often to ensure you don’t miss out on the fun!!!

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About TAP:

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


Focus for the term:

  1. Building on an already great foundation of thought leaders and improving our community cohesiveness.
  2. Promoting a well-balanced culture that is Taiwanese-American
  3. Growing value-added services to its membership base
  4. Improving TAP-SF’s internal and external communication and reach