2015 Asian Cultural Festival Sponsors

Upcoming 2015 Asian Cultural Festival


Asian Festival to return April 25,2015 Saturday with Special Guest, buffet of food, 18 Martial art school demonstrations,18 dnance teams, two YoYo demonstrations, and many children actives. The Mid-America Cultural association will present its Annual Asian cultural festival on Saturday, April 25th from 11:00 am to 5:30 pm at Olathe East High School (14545 W. 127th Street, Olathe, Kansas 66062). This is a great opportunity to enjoying entertainment and wonderful experience cultural enrichment, we will have 15 counties participate and our Festival Emcee will be Fox4 reporter Megan Dillard.
Advanced Ticket Sales
Admission: Adults (16 and older): $8 pre-order online, pickup onsite on event day; $10 at the door. Children (under 16): free.
Group: for 10 or more tickets an additional 20% discount applies, please send your request to ct0413@hotmail.com.
MAACA members get 2 free tickets onsite on event day.

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Event Program

Common Area Stage
Opening Ceremonies and Presentation
11:00am - 11:45am

Three Trails Drum
Chinese Lion Dance
Welcome by Fox4 reporter Megan Dillard
Color Guard
Solo National Anthem by Asian Entrepreneur Benny Lee
America the Beautiful by Philippines singer Ami Tevis
Carol Wei ¨C Welcome our audience and all teams
Asian Association Partners representing 15 countries
Welcome remarks by Michael Copeland, Mayor of Olathe
Remarks by Jeff Colyer, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas
Francis Lemery Honorary Consul General of Japan at Kansas City Speech
Bank of Blue Valley President Bob Regnier Speech
Honorary Chairman James R.Lewis Speech

   Common Area Stage Schedule
12:30pm - 5:30pm
Group dance by Indian Association
Special Guest Ninja Turtle by Master Yang Center
HK Dance group
Taiwan Hip Hop by Taiwan Association
Special Guest Miss Asian from Wichita
Xinjiang Folk Dance
First Lucky Raffle drawing
Kidding around yoga
Go Big YoYo Performance
Wichita Asian Festival President Speech
Second Lucky Raffle drawing
Advocate award Presentation by MAACA President Carol Wei
Asian Photogrphy Competition award Ceremony By Carolyn Fox
End 5:30pm

Martial Arts Demonstrations Stage
12:00pm - 4:30pm
12:00pm Chinese drum
12:20pm Malay - Escrima
12:35pm Taiji Fusion
12:45pm Tae Kwon Do
1:00pm Special Guest Ninja Turtle
1:15pm Kendo
1:30pm Shinwa Taido
1:45pm AKKA
2:00pm Aikido
2:15pm Okinawan Kenpo
2:30pm Kung Fu - Chun Man Sit
2:45pm Wu Style Tai Chi Chuan - Chun Man Sit
3:00pm Judo
3:15pm Jujitsu - Steve Scott
3:30pm Sumo
3:45pm Muay Thai
4:00pm Chen Style Tai Ji Quan - Huixian Chen
4:15pm Jujitsu - Tom Boydston
Theater Main Stage Schedule
12:00pm - 5:00pm
12:00pm Three Trails Drum
12:20pm Welcome remarks
Remark by Bangladesh Consul General
Remark by Japan Consul General
12:30pm Waist Drum and Ribbon dance by Jasmine Chinese
12:40pm Dance Group Fan Dance "Jasmine Flowers" by Jasmine Chinese Dance Group
12:45pm Remark and award presentation by Congressman
Asian Outstanding Asian Student
1:00pm Multiple Nationalities Fashion show (15 countries)
1:15pm Go Big YoYo Performance
1:20pm Qing Dynasty Dance by Silk Road Dance Academy
1:25pm Bangladesh Dance By BAGK
1:45pm Indian Dance By IAKC
2:05pm Special Guest Ninja Turtle By KFGCA
2:15pm "ao dai."By VAGK
2:30pm Chinese Yo-Yo
2:35pm Pretty actress by Silk Road Dance Academy
2:40pm Nartan dance by Retu dancing school
2:50pm Filipino Sinag-Tala Dance
3:10pm Nritys Dance School
3:20pm TANG Dynasty Dance-by zhang li dance academy
3:30pm Chinese GU Zheng
3:45pm Chamber Music
3:50pm Indian Dances by Sunaina Roa
4:00pm Key Polynesian Dance (Samoa)
4:15pm Laotian Dances
4:25pm Li Dance by KCCAA Dance Group
4:35pm Thai Dance by Thai Cultural Center
4:40pm The Peacock dance by zhang li dance academy
4:45pm HK Dance Group

2015 Asian Cultural Festival Strategy Partners


2015 Asian Cultural Festival Sponsors

2014 Asian Cultural Festival Highlights
2014 VIP Guest
City of Overland Park Mayor Carl Gerlac
Lieutenant Governor Jeff Colyer
Kansas City Missouri Councilman Scott Wagner
Overland Park City Councilman Paul Lyons
State of kansas Senator David Haley
Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor

2014 Asian Cultural Festival Video
2014 Asian Outstanding Student

2014 Asian Outstanding Volunteer


2014 Event Emcee

2014 Festival Emcee - Fox4 Reporter Judy Le  2014 Award Luncheon Emcee - FOX4  Katie Ferrell

MAACA First Annual Award Luncheon
The Mid-American Asian Cultural Association honored 15 partner organizations on September 13, 2014 at their awards luncheon
Photo taken by Kansas City Star Photography Michael Alvarado. Click to see more photo.

MAACA Martial Art Education Class Support by Kansas 18 Martial Art Schools



MAACA dance Class Support by Kansas 6 Dance Schools


Community Services

MAACA 2015 Activities
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2014 membership cards can continue to use in 2015

USCIS: Fliers on Executive Actions on Immigration in Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese
     New fliers on President Obama's executive actions on immigration are now available in Korean, Vietnamese, and Chinese. The three fliers explain briefly: 1) the importance of avoiding scams and not submitting requests until the new initiatives are available. 2) Eligibility requirements for the expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). Read more , Please check: http://www.uscis.gov/executive-actions-immigration/executive-actions-immigration-resources

U.S. Department of Education
     Workplace health and safety in Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Nepal:

FedEx Job Opportunities
     Several FedEx Office locations in the KC area are looking for exceptional people to join our team. Please contact Cindi Grim, Center Manager at FedEx Office 2083 ¨C Olathe Blackbob, 15014 S. Blackbob Road, Olathe, KS 66062
Phone: (913)393-0953 Email: cynthia.grim@fedex.com

Dealership: Rob Sight Ford
     Check out this Dealership everyone is talking about! http://www.dealerrater.com/dealer/Rob-Sight-Ford-review-29447/.
Just East of 135th street and State Line. Their non-commission sales staff make it easy to do business with their internet No hassle Pricing. Guaranteed! Go to their website, www.robsightford.com and see for yourself.

Translation / Foreign Language Communications:
     Transimpex is a full-service Translation / Foreign Language Communications Company. We have established an Excellent Reputation for Quality Work; our translations have been referred to as ¡°Better Than the Original¡±, and many times, we have even become the ¡°Rescue Squad¡± for translations that had been acquired from inadequate sources (some of our most faithful clients came to us that way).
We work with Highly Qualified Translators (most with advanced degrees in translation and/or technical & other specialized fields & foreign languages), including the owner of Transimpex. Our on-line data base contains approximately 3500 translators (accessible by language combination and subject specialty), and we have access to thousands more through Translator & Interpreter associations and associates world-wide. Please check our link: http://www.transimpex.com/

School Introduction:
     The Malay Fighting Arts Academy teaches the very best in Filipino and Indonesian Martial Arts. We teach Pangasinan Arnis, Kuntao Silat, Poekoelan, and Military & Police Combatives. Guro James Hogue has 40yrs experience in the Southeast Asian Martial Arts, and 27yrs of police & security experience where he had to defend himself against violent criminals. Guro Hogue has been feature is FMA Digest, FMA Informative, RAVEN International Combatives Magazine, and has received recognition in several martial arts books. Guro Hogue was inducted into RAVEN International Combatives Hall of Fame for the 2010 Partner Distant Learning Program of the Year. Guro Hogue continues to instruct Police Officers, Correction Officers, Security Officers, Military Personnel, and citizens that what to know how to protect themselves better. Malay Fighting Arts teaches empty hands fighting, weapons and improvised weapons, and ground fighting skill. To contact Guro Hogue call 913-626-4372, or Gurujim@pukulan.net. Website: www.pukulan.net.

Education Class:
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The Dream - A Full-Service Bank Focused on the Community:
     Bank of Blue Valley began as an idea of what a community bank focused on the success of local residents and businesses should be. Bob Regnier, President, Chairman and CEO of Bank of Blue Valley, wanted to create a community bank where convenience, community partnerships and personal relationships were principal tenets supported by the best banking services available.
In 1989, Bob founded Bank of Blue Valley as a locally-owned, locally-managed community bank ready to assist residents and businesses in Johnson County and the Kansas City area with their banking and lending needs. Through building lasting relationships based on quality customer service, Bank of Blue Valley has been able to expand to the current five banking locations today in Overland Park, Olathe, Shawnee, Leawood and Lenexa. These strategically placed locations, along with extended banking hours (91.5 hours per week, seven days per week) and the latest banking innovations have made Bank of Blue Valley a respected and trusted name in the community and regional banking. www.bankbv.com/personal

Community Stories
Winning is spinning: Go Big Skill Toys of Shawnee has its own yo-yo team

Go Big Skill Toys is a Shawnee toy store, yes, but it¡¯s about much more than toys, says owner Cesar Conde. Go Big is the only toy store in the region that emphasizes learning a particular skill with yo-yos and has its own team to display that skill. Watch for the Go Big Skill team¡¯s performance at the Asian Cultural Festival on April 25 in Overland Park.
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MAACA Volunteer Story:
My name is Virginia. I went to the Phillipino Volunteer Event when I officially joined MAACA. The experience was amazing. I enjoyed various type of Phillipino performances and food. The most inspiring part is that I get to connect with so many people with their thoughts, their food and their culture.

MAACA Advisor News
Irving High JROTC students receive visit by Mary Eisenhower and three veterans
  President Dwight Eisenhower¡¯s granddaughter Mary Eisenhower (far right in the picture) and three veterans recently visited Irving High School Marine Corps JROTC students.

MAACA Advisor Mary Jean Eisenhower was Invited to 70th Anniversary of Normandy, France
  For young people, there was no way to know if they would live to see another dawn, let alone the end of the Second World War, but for those who did survive, today marks another milestone in their tale, as the world commemorates the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings.

When tens of thousands of soldiers, sailors and airmen from across the free world descended on the coastline of Normandy in one of the greatest invasion forces the world had ever seen, a great victory the Allies had 70 years ago under the direction of Dwight Eisenhower, grandfather of our advisor, Mary Eisenhower.

Thank you, Mary Eisenhower, this day is a somber and bittersweet occasion for you and your family!

Biggest Newspaper in Spain
      Benny and Edith gave Media Award to one of major Radio TV Station who did great job to promote our products.

DuraComm Spain Sponsor for Undas Award
  Yearly Undas event to recognize outstanding media, film, advertisement ..etc. Duracomm is next to Ford, Telefonica... In picture, owner of DuraComm & MAACA advisor, Benny Lee, with DuraComm staffs in Spain office.

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