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2013 Events

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year)

(Thursday, March 7, 2013)

Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Place: Pho One Vietnamese Restaurant, 1617 Kapiolani Blvd, Honolulu, HI 96814

2012 Events

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year)

(Sunday, January 29, 2012)

2011 Events

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year)

(Saturday, March 19, 2011)

2010 Events

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year)

(Saturday, March 6, 2010)

The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized in conjunction with its sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), a TET festival at Kapiolani Community College, Ka 'Ikena Dining Room. The event included traditional Vietnamese food, song and dance performances. The annual event is always a great opportunity for the Vietnamese in Hawaii to share their culture with the local community. Proceeds of the event were donated to VACEF towards its humanitarian efforts.

2009 Events

 

Vietnamese Ceramics: A Traditional Art Form (October 21, 2009)

Thank you to our sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), Board of Directors member James Brow for giving a very interesting presentation on one of Viet Nam's most important artistic expressions, ceramic history and production. During the 24 years he lived and worked in Asia (including 12 years in Viet Nam), Mr. Brow researched and wrote on the history and development of Vietnamese ceramics. His presentation included images of his family's personal collection, which spans the major production periods.

 

Luncheon to welcome Delegation from Hue, Vietnam (July 28, 2009)

Members of our organization were given the opportunity to meet with visitors from Hue, Vietnam who represented Hue City People's Committee, Hue City People's Council, and Hue City Center for International Cooperation at a luncheon at Mandalay Restaurant.  The Delegation gave attendees special insight into Hue City with a very nice presentation.

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year) (February 7, 2009)

The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized in conjunction with its sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), a TET festival at Kapiolani Community College, Ka 'Ikena Dining Room.

 

2008 Events

SOLD OUT! Thank you for your support!

MISS SAIGON AT PALIKU THEATRE

Palikū Theatre at Windward Community College presented the hit Broadway musical Miss Saigon, directed by Ron Bright.  Our sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Culture and Education Foundations (VACEF) conducted a fundraiser in conjunction with this event that was very successful as was the show!  Thank you all for your support!

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year)

(March 1, 2008) *VACCH TET Celebration 2008

The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized in conjunction with its sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), a TET festival at Kapiolani Community College, Ka 'Ikena Dining Room. The event included traditional Vietnamese food, song and dance performances.  This year the audience also enjoyed a special performance by Miss Saigon original broadway cast members Ms. Jade Stice and Mr. Matthew Pedersen presenting a selection from the show.  The annual event is always a great opportunity for the Vietnamese in Hawaii to share their culture with the local community. Proceeds of the event were donated to VACEF towards its humanitarian efforts.  Special thanks to Ambassador Raymond Burghardt for giving a short update on Vietnam and Ms. Stice and Mr. Pedersen for making this year extra special with their outstanding performance!

2007 Events

Journey from the Fall - A Ham Tran film (Opening Friday, April 27)

Regal Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Theatres

Check out the website at:

www.journeyfromthefall.com

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year) (February 23, 2007)

The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized in conjunction with its sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), a TET festival at East West Center, Hawaii Imin Conference Center. The event included traditional Vietnamese food, song and dance performances. The annual event is always a great opportunity for the Vietnamese in Hawaii to share their culture with the local community. Proceeds of the event were donated to VACEF towards its humanitarian efforts.

 

Vietnamese Comedian "Dat Phan" (Saturday, March 17, 2007)

Comedy Slam 6 at the Hawaiian Hut
Show Starts 8:30pm.
Featuring: "Dat Phan" , Joey Guila, Dan Gabriel, PK and Hosted by Tony Rivera.
Pre-sale Tickets are available at www.honoluluboxoffice.com
Or for more Info call (808) 781-6194.

2006 Events

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year) (February 25, 2006)
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized in conjunction with its sister organization, VACEF, a TET festival at Kapiolani Community College. The event included traditional Vietnamese food, songs and dance performances. Proceeds of the event were donated to VACEF towards its humanitarian efforts.  Special thanks to EVA Air for their generous donation!

Meeting with Governor Lingle (January 30, 2006)
VACCH Board members met with Governor Linda Lingle, Lt. Governor Duke Aiona, and Chief of Staff Bob Awana to give a first-hand update on our on-going activities and continued commitment to work with the State of Hawaii to broaden and strengthen Hawaii-Vietnam relations.

2005 Events
 

Thirty Years After: Literature and Film of the Vietnam War
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii co-sponsors the conference organized by the University of Hawaii, Department of English.  The conference was intended to foster reconciliation and shared interests for residents of Hawai‘i who wish to promote better US – Vietnam relationships.  The conference featured panel presentations and discussions by noted writers including Tim O’Brien, Andrew Lam, and Wayne Karlin, as well as film features of documentaries and movies representing the Vietnam War featured at the Honolulu Academy of Arts.

Ambassador Michael Marine Breakfast Forum (October 25, 2005)
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized a breakfast forum co-sponsored by the East-West Center Association (EWCA) and the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council (PAAC) to welcome Ambassador Michael Marine, confirmed as Ambassador to Vietnam on May 6, 2004.  The Ambassador gave an update on Vietnam which was followed by a Q&A session.

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (Vietnamese New Year) (February 12, 2005)
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized in conjunction with its sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), a TET festival at Kapiolani Community College. The event included a costume pageant featuring the native regional costumes in Vietnam, Vietnamese songs and dance, and Vietnamese food. Funds raised through this event were donated to the Hue Center for Street Children. We were honored to have Ambassador Raymond Burghardt, former Ambassador to Vietnam and now Director of Seminars Program of East West Center (EWC) give an update on US-Vietnam Relations.

Hawaii Trade Mission (January 17 - 28, 2005)
The Mission began with a 3-day visit to Hanoi, the country’s center of government in the north and one day on Halong Bay, one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Then the group traveled by train for an overnight visit to Sapa, a popular eco-tourism spot located near the Chinese border. The group then traveled to Hue City for a 2-day visit. Hue is the cultural center of Vietnam in the central region of the country. A Sister-City Relationship between Honolulu and Hue City has been in place since 1997. This special relationship has been nurtured over the years and Hawaii companies are invited to help build from this foundation. The mission continued on to Hoi An, a famous ancient port, through Danang, a city situated on the estuary of the Han River then to Dalat, a famous resort city in the highland region, for a 1-day visit. The mission ended with a 2-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) the commercial center of Vietnam.

2004 Calendar of Events

Honolulu-Hue Partnership (July 11- 17, 2004)
A delegation from Hue, Vietnam participated in an inter-governmental exchange program (ICMA International Resource Cities Program) with the city of Honolulu.  The International Resource Cities Program is a technical assistance program that utilizes the expertise of local government professionals through municipal partnership. Ralph Portmore, President and Chairman of the Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii did a presentation to the delegates on July 16 at the University of Hawaii. This was followed by a hosted lunch by the chamber at Happy Day Restaurant.


Hawaii Trade Mission (June 13 - 24, 2004)

The Mission began with a 4-day visit to Hanoi, the country’s center of government in the north and  one day on Halong Bay, one of the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. The group then travelled to Hue City for a 3-day visit to attend the 2004 Hue Festival which featured a forum of culture and arts of Vietnam and the region, as well as distinguished art troupes from Vietnam and international performances by other selected countries.  The mission ended with a 2-day visit to Hoi An, a famous ancient port, through Danang, a city situated on the estuary of the Han River, and a 3-day visit to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) the commercial center of Vietnam.

Dr. Thai Thanh Presentation to UH-TIM (May 5, 2004)
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii sponsored a presentation by Dr. Thai Thanh Ha, a visiting faculty from Hue University, Vietnam about the tourism industry in Hue and Hue-Festival at the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry and Management (UH-TIM).

Annual General Membership Meeting and TET Celebration (January 17, 2004)
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organizes in conjunction with its sister organization, the Vietnamese-American Cultural and Education Foundation (VACEF), a TET festival annually at Kapiolani Community College. The event includes a costume pageant featuring the native regional costumes in Vietnam, Vietnamese performers and Vietnamese food. The event is a great opportunity for the Vietnamese in Hawaii to share their culture with the local community. Funds raised through this event benefits the Hue Center for Street Children.

Ambassador Raymond Burghardt Breakfast Meeting (January 5, 2004)
The Vietnamese-American Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii organized a breakfast briefing for its board members with Ambassador Raymon Burghardt, US Ambassador to Vietnam to give a presentation on current events.
 

 

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