時光飛逝，歷經大半年的籌備，再過兩個月，我們即將在美西夏令會相聚。在5/5的籌備會議上，我向包括理事會在內的11位籌備委員報告目前的籌備進度：在籌備工作已進入尾聲的此刻，我們已有約120位鄉親報名參加會議，其中有10位為講員；此人數已超乎我原先的預期。120人已達會議室的最高容量，若人數持續增加，則需租用第二間會議室。不僅如此，55間客房也已全數售罄。7/19-20兩天，The University Guesthouse已喬不出客房了，請鄉親們儘量兩人一房，讓尚訂不到房的鄉親有房可住。我們邀請到的講員有：4位G1講員，包括台灣高等法院法官洪英花；及6位G2講員，個個背景傑出。鄉親可到夏令會網站(http://tac-wc.orgTaiwanese American Conferences – West Coast 美國西部台灣人夏令會 – Preserving Taiwanese culture, tradition, and heritages! - tac-wc.org
For 2019 TAC-WC Event Announcement, please click the “2019 TAC-WC” menu above. 有關2019 TAC-WC活動告示，請按上面 ”2019 TAC-WC” 選單. 查閱目前報名名單，請點按 Current Registration List 目前報名名單 The Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast (TAC-WC) will take place during July 19-20, 2019 at the University Guest House and Conference Center, located in ...tac-wc.org )查看講員的詳細資訊。鄉親參與會後旅遊遊的情況也非常踴躍。
我洽租了兩部Le Bus，各有56個座位，皆為兩年的新車，配備有WiFi。北線(Great Teton and Yellowstone)一推出座位就被秒殺，目前有兩位鄉親候補中；而南線(Arches, Canyonland, Capitol Reef, Bryce, and Zion)尚有12個座位，請鄉親切勿錯過，及早報名。
我的好友Dr. J. J. Wang (王健椎)，現居南加，獲猶他大學碩、博士學位。在他攻讀學位時，曾為文細數五座國家公園之美。我轉貼該文如下，與鄉親共賞。“南猶他的呼喚 4/27/2019 王健椎今年的美西台灣人夏令會，安排會後南北線旅行，
4. 2019美西夏令會會後旅遊：詳細內容已公佈在網站上。北線(Salt Lake City—Grand Teton/Yellowstone)已無座位；南線(至南猶他州五座國家公園)仍有座位。歡迎東部及中西部的鄉親來參加南線的旅遊，有興趣者，請即刻經由網站預約訂房。南、北兩條路線均於7/21由Salt Lake City出發，於7/24回到Salt Lake City；7/25安排Salt Lake City一日遊。計畫續住一晚的鄉親，可搭於下午五時結束一日遊的巴士；其餘的鄉親可搭另一部巴士於下午三時直接送至機場。
Salt Lake City 南北都是美麗壯觀的國家公園。主辦單位為了與會人士能有更多時間欣賞感受這些美麗的國家公園，因此將開會時間由通常之兩日半縮短為壹日半。值得提起的是，主辦單位相當費神找到 University Guest House & Conference Center at the Iniversity of Utah 供大家住宿，其舒適相當於外面旅舘4-5 星級，而價格比過去幾次美西夏令會又低相當多，確實是價亷物美.
2019 美國西部臺灣人夏令會 Taiwanese American Conference - West Coast 2019 服務美國。回饋台灣 Registration Form July 19–July 20 @ University of Utah Guesthouse/Conference Center, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 First Name Last Name Taiwanese Name Relation Gender Age Student? Babysitting? □ M □ F □ yes □ M □ F □ yes □ yes □ M □ F □ yes □ yes □ M □ F □ yes □ yes Address: _______________________________ City:_______________ State:______ Zip:_________ Phone Number: ( ) Email Address: Conference & Meal Packages: □ Conference attendance fee $35 (student: $15) $35($15) x ___ = $ _____ □ A. 7/19 Dinner $35 (Student: $20) $35($20) x ___ = $ _____ □ B. 7/20 Lunch & dinner $55 (Student: $35) $55($35) x ___ = $ _____ □ C. 7/21 Bento+one drink $15 (Only for Post-conference tour participants) $15 x ___ = $ _____ □ Donation (捐款) (tax deductible) = $ _____ (Charges are below costs; we rely on your generous donation to break even.) □ Late charge (postmarked after 6/1/2019 ) $20 x ___ = $ _____ Total = $ _____ Please circle your 7/20 and 7/24 dinner entrée choice: chicken / beef / fish / vegetarian Mail this form and a check payable to: TAC-WC (Taiwanese American Conference-West Coast) c/o Ms Angel Yang, 650 Bellevue Way NE #3403, Bellevue, WA 98004 Accommodation to stay in the hotel: Hotel address: University of Utah Conference Center/Guesthouse, 110 Fort Douglas Blvd, Salt Lake City, UT 84113 Room rate: $120/room/night, single/double occupancy ( including breakfast, free Internet Service) Booking link: Book your group rate for Taiwanese American Conference – West Coast TACWC Hotel phone number: (801) 587-1000, please refer to TAC-WC to get the discounted rate. All hotel reservations must be secured by April 1, 2019 in order to enjoy the discounted rate ($120/rm/night). Notes: (1) For the transportation from (to) the Salt Lake City International Airport to (from) the University Guest House, we suggest hotel guests use TRAX (a light rail system), Uber, or Lyft. (2) Parking rates: Free for the hotel guests (3) Post conference tour (7/21-7/25): Post-conference tour ( Announcement #2) Identify tour group □ North □ South □ Not Participating (4) Detailed itinerary for both tours will be posted on the website after it is set up. (5) For those intending to extend your stay and to pay the same room rate, please arrange with the hotel desk. (6) “Student” means a person enrolled in a credit school, age 11 and up. For the tour, 50% discounted rate applies to children who occupy seats. (7) Bringing your own water bottles is highly encouraged for those attending the post conference tour. I, the undersigned, agree to assume all responsibilities for any injury and damages incurred to my family (names listed above) and myself from TAC-WC-related activities for the period of 7/19 to 7/25, 2019, and make no claims against TAC-WC or officers serving the organization. Signature(簽名) __________________________ Date: ____/____/______ Contact On-line Registration will be available after the website is set up. The date of availability will be announced. For further information, please contact Dr. Jim Wang (949-836-6075, firstname.lastname@example.org)
2019 TAC-WC (Salt Lake City, Utah) --- Announcement No.2 (January 8, 2019) TAC-WC will be held in Salt Lake City (SLC) on July 19 and 20, 2019. Details of the 2-days conference program will be announced later. This announcement deals with the post-conference tours (July 21 to 24). SLC is situated near many spectacular National Parks. We plan 2 comprehensive post-conference tours to depart from SLC on July 21, and return to SLC on July 24. The 2 tours are: northbound (Jackson Hole, Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks) and southbound (Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Bryce, Zion National Parks and Cedar City to attend the Shakespeare Festival on July 23.). Modern tour buses, one for northbound and the other for southbound, are chartered. (The bus fare for the entire 5-days tour including driver gratuity is $100/person). The northbound trip is very popular in the summer. It is hard to reserve good quality hotel with a reasonable rate; the lodging cost could triple in the summer. We plan to stay 2 nights in Jackson (July 21 & 22), and one night near the Yellowstone NP (July 23). To guarantee reasonable lodging fees, we managed to negotiate discount lodging rates for these nights. But these rates are only good until the END of January, 2019. We urge those who plan to join the northbound tour to make your own reservation at the following facilities before January 31. A. Jackson (July 21 & 22); Please make a phone call to reserve either (A1) or (A2). (A1) Antler Inn (43 West Pearl Ave, Jackson, WY 83001) [We have reserved 11 rooms ($255/room/night). Antler Inn only accepts group reservation. Please contact Ed Huang (925-659-3683) for group reservation before Jan. 31. These rooms are available on the first come first serve basis. (A2) Elk Country Inn (480 West Pearl Ave.,Jackson, WY 83001). Telephone Number: 307-733-2364. We have reserved 10 log cabins ($268/cabin/night) under TAC-WC. Each cabin has one bedroom with two queen beds and a sofa. B. West Yellowstone NP (July 23); Please make online reservation for Crosswinds Inn (201 Firehole Ave, West YellowStone, MT 59758) Telephone Number: 406-646-9557; $254/room/night with breakfast. Its website can be found by googling “Crosswinds Inn West Yellowstone”. The fees paid for the hotels are 100% refundable one month before arrival. The total lodging cost for the three nights is less than $800 for two, excluding 10% tax. You may cut the room cost by half if two couples share one room. The bus will return to SLC late afternoon of July 24, and we will stay at the University Guest-house in Salt Lake City ($120/room/night). There will be a day tour of SLC on July 25. Information on the Guest-house reservation will be announced later. For the southbound tour, although hotel reservation is not as urgent at present, if you choose this tour, we advise you to make the reservation soon to avoid surprises. We have found hotels, which will provide us with group discount rate. C. Moab, UT (July 21): Visit Archie NP La Quinta Inn & Suites Moab (815 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532) Telephone Number: (435) 259-8700/ $180/room/night; Breakfast is included. D. Cedar City, UT (July 22 and 23); Abbey Inn Cedar City (940 W 200 N, Cedar City, UT 84720) Telephone Number: 435-586-9966 [ $120./room/night plus 14.7% tax; Breakfast is included] On July 22: Visit Canyonland NP and Capital Reef NP. On July 23: Visit Bryce Canyon NP: then attend Shakespeare Play Macbeth at 8:00 pm ($58/person). E. On July 24: Visit Zion National Park, then return to Salt Lake City. We will stay at University Guest-house in SLC ($120/room/night). On July 25, the bus will give us a one day city tour of Salt Lake City If you are interested in attending Shakespeare Play Macbeth on July 23, we encourage you to purchase the show ticket online as soon as possible ($58 for the Center Orchestra seat) as good seats are sold out rather fast. Its website can be found by googling “Utah Shakespeare Festival 2019”. Please contact Jim Wang (949-836-6075) if you encounter any problem in making reservations. We are currently busy working on designing conference program, inviting speakers and setting up TAC-WC website for online registration, We will make further announcement as more information become available.. Jim Wang Coordinator of 2019 TAC-WC