The STVM Chinese Club is a plethora of cultural and social bonding experiences. In the club we have events where students can eat traditional food, experience cultural events, interact with their Chinese peers, and more! Some of the culture events include dinner and movie night, calligraphy, and mask painting. Through the club students of all backgrounds can experience a culture different from their own and better relate to the people around them. (Written by: Miyuana Incarnato, Chinese Club Communications Coordinator)
2016-2017 Club Officers
Mitch Morganti, Emma Lubes
Communications Coordinator: Miyauna Incarnato
Technology Coordinator: Collin Derrig
Fri, Sep 9 - Membership applications due
Mon, Sep 12 - Applications for officer positions due
Thu, Sep 15 - Elections of officers
Thu, Sep 15 - Mid-Autumn Festival Party (for all members in good standing)
Tue, Sep 27 - Foreign language club candy packing
Wed, Oct 26 - Masking Painting @ LRC
Wed, Nov 9 - Chinese Cultural Game Night @rm 256
Wed, Nov. 30 - Christmas Tree Decoration
Thu, Dec 8th - World Languages Clubs Christmas Party
Tue, Jan 31 - Chinese New Year Dumpling Party
Feb - Chinese New Year Dumpling Party
Wed, April 5 - Film Slam & Cleveland Chinese grocery shopping
April - Dinner & Movie Night
May - Senior Dinner @ Royal Buffet
Advisor: Mr. Moses Wang
Chinese Club News
Chinese New Year Dumpling Party - January 2017
On Tuesday, January 31st, the Chinese Club held its annual dumpling party. This was in celebration of Chinese New Year, that had occurred the weekend before. Chinese New Year is often celebrated by visiting family, fireworks, gift giving, and lots of great food. Our club was lucky enough to have assistance from several people to make yummy and authentic dumplings by hand. This process is done by rolling dough, filling the dough with a meat and vegetable mix, and them boiling them until ready. This is one of our busier and most culturally fulfilling events. The Dumpling Party is always an amazing time to eat new foods, participate in an important cultural event, and also help some people feel at home for the holidays.
World Language Christmas Party - December 2016
On Thursday, December 8th, the language clubs held our annual Christmas party. The party was full of food, laughter, and prizes for all attending foreign language club members. The event begins with a buffet of foods from all of the language's respective countries. It then continues on with several mini games. As per tradition, the Chinese Club invented and organised the games and had a table to collect prizes for the winners of these games. These games included favorites such as "peanut pick-up" and "pin the tail on Beijing". The night warmly concluded with the teachers raffling off items to their respective clubs. This event is one of the highest in attendance for all of the clubs involved and never ceases to get the student body involved as well.
Chinese Club Christmas Tree Decoration - November 2016
On Wednesday, November 30th, the Chinese Club held its annual event to decorate the club Christmas tree that will be displayed in the LRC all during the month of December. This is a special event as it allows club members to connect with other clubs who are decorating their trees as well as experience a new side of Chinese culture that they have not experienced before. The tree is decorated with many immaculate and articulate mini art pieces and cultural symbols. From mini lanterns on the tree lights to a metal ornament that is depicting a Chinese opera mask to paper cutouts of pandas, all aspects of the cultural are seen brightening up our tree. The tree is a great way to bring two beautiful cultures together during these fun holiday times.
Chinese Culture Kahoot Competition - November 2016
On Wednesday, November 9th, the Chinese Club held its 2nd annual Kahoot event. For this event, the club officers compile fun trivia and facts about Chinese history and culture to create a Kahoot quiz. Snacks and other goodies are also provided. After 46 questions, the top five students received a prize and certificate. In 1st place was Jacob Bretzin, in 2nd was Jimmy Thomas, in 3rd was Jessica Kiehnau, in 4th was Joseph Berger, and in 5th was Cole Kelley. The officers thank all who participated and who made this such a fun event!
Chinese Opera Mask Painting - October 2016
On Wednesday, October 26th, the Chinese Club held an opera mask painting event. This is biennial event and is always very popular among the club members. These masks are meant to imitate and mimic the traditional opera masks in Chinese culture. These masks are were used in theatre and opera productions and were actually painted onto the actor's face. Each color had a significant meaning and the 'masks" on the actor's face were used to represent or symbolize different people and characters. The colors helped to show a character's role, fate, and personality. This club event gives the club members the opportunity to enjoy this extraordinary cultural activity and to better understand it as well.
World Languages Clubs Candy Packing - September 2016
On September 26th, the Chinese Club pulled their manpower together to package candy. The candy packing is an event we have every year to help raise funds for club activities throughout the year. Chinese club does this fundraiser in coalition with the other language clubs. This is always a fun experience for those in attendance as it builds a sense of bonding and community amongst the new and old members.
Moon Festival - September 2016
The Chinese Moon, or mid-autumn, festival is one of the most significant and fun holidays in Chinese culture. On September 15th, the STVM Chinese Club got their own taste of the festival at a club event and meet-and-greet with the new Chinese international students. The event was even able to be held on the actual date of the festival itself. Many members came together to enjoy mooncakes, students talking able their festival experiences and meanings, and other goodies as well.