September Community Service: Baking for Our Furry Little Friends

For this month’s community service, we decided to get creative and do something a little different than we’ve done before. We baked dog treats for a local animal shelter! It was a lot of fun going to the grocery store to get the appropriate ingredients for the dog treats. Not only were we “on business” to find the right materials for this project, it was also a great way to spend some time with each other. With all the crazy schedules each of us have – work, school, extra-curriculars, etc. – it was nice to be able to catch...

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18th Annual SF International Dragon Boat Festival

Miss Vietnam of Northern California Intercollegiate had the pleasure of being invited to the 18th Annual San Francisco International Dragon Boat Festival!  The two-day festival drew a record number of 80,000 attendees according to the San Francisco Examiner, and nearly 120 teams competed in the boat race.  The sport of dragon boating includes an ornate, narrow boat fit for 20 paddlers, a drummer who sits at the head of the boat and sets the pace, and a helmsman.  The courses were 500 meters and 300 meters, and teams championed through the water with the newly-constructed Bay Bridge in the background....

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MVNCI Recruitment Events

Wow, pageant season is just around the corner! (WOOT!) Are you excited? I AM!!! (: Just a few weeks ago, we hosted our first recruitment event for MVNCI 2014 at Sweet Orchid in Fremont, CA. It was great to see everyone come out! Missed our first recruitment event? Don’t frown! We’re hosting another recruitment event in November! Date to be announced!...

August Community Service: Let’s Clean Lake Merritt

Although all of us Court members have been so busy with gearing up for back to school or working our day jobs, we managed to get together on such a beautiful day to do a bit of community service in Oakland for our monthly community service project. Lake Merritt may seem absolutely spotless at first glance, but we all noticed that there was still some work to be done. Aside from the many cigarette butts thrown carelessly on the ground, there was still some trash around the lake. Lake Merritt is a nice place for a picnic, get together,...

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Asian American Women’s Alliance (AAWA) Annual Banquet

On the evening of April 20th, MVNCI 2013 Court members had the privilege and honor to participate in the Asian American Women’s Alliance Scholarship & Recognition Awards Annual Banquet.  The Asian American Women’s Alliance, or AAWA, was founded in August 1996 and is a volunteer-based, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. The mission of AAWA is to establish an alliance of members dedicated to building support among Asian American women in all walks of life through professional and personal growth. AAWA seeks to create opportunities for mutual learning & nurturing, mentor relationships, career & leadership development, personal & group support, and engagement...

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