Letter from the President Dec 1, 2005

Created: 2016-11-25 14:51:41

Dear Friends,

 It is about that time of year when your company is asking you to support your favorite charities in the community by making a financial donation of which will be matched by your company. I asked that this year, you would consider making a donation to the Vietnamese Science & Cultural Society of Oregon (VSCSO).

 Hi, my name is Chi Jones.  I am the president of VSCSO.  We are an IRS exempt 501(c)(3) organization that is dedicated to promoting the Vietnamese culture and to use our scientific background to promote technology and science to our young children. We have a large organization of over 25 people who have dedicated their time to achieve these goals.

 In the first 2 years, we have:

  1. Organized the only non-denominational Vietnamese language school, the Lac Hong School, in the Beaverton/Aloha/Hillsboro area.  This year we have over 105 students enrolled.
  2. Organized Lego Robotics programing classes to teach our young children engineering concepts and at the same time have fun with Lego.
  3. Organized cultural dance teams and traditional instrument recitals to promote our culture in the community.
  4. Chartered Vietnamese Boys Scouts and Cubs Scouts troops.

As a young organization, we are in need of your financial support. Many local corporations, such as Intel, Tektronics, and Nike, will match dollar for dollar any contributions that an employee make to a 501(c)(3) nonprofit such as VSCSO.  Contributions are typically solicited via United Way contribution forms, but employees always have the option to select another nonprofit organization.  There is a box on the form where you can fill in our organization information.  Please go to www.vscso.org/donations.php for more info.

Let’s build up a strong and productive community organization that we all can be proud of.  If you can volunteer your time – great!  If not, we welcome your financial support.  Let’s take advantage of your company generous matching program and help today.

If you need any more info, feel free to contact me at 503-997-2260 or by email at ChiJones@vscso.org


Chi Jones 

P.S. Once you make a contribution to us and make a subsequent matching gift to the Oregon Cultural Trust, you will be eligible to receive a 100% tax credit on your gift to the Trust. That means you can double your contribution to Oregon culture! Find out more atwww.culturaltrust.org or call 503 986 0088.  VSCSO is the only Vietnamese nonprofit organization that is on the Oregon Cultural Trust approved list.

Oct 4, 2005
Asian Reporter publication of MMT Grant news release in their October 4 issue.  Go to page 10.

Sept 23, 2005
On Sept 10, 2005, Lac Hong dan tranh students participated in the Huong VietCultural Concert 2005 in Seattle, Washington.  The students participated as part of the Tieng Hoai Huong group led by their teacher Ms. Huong Thu Pham.  Click here for pictures.

Sept 21, 2005
VSCSO Awarded $8620 Grant  from Meyers Memorial Trust

(Aug 10, 2005)
Lac Hong School News Letter Vol 1 Issue 3


(July 8-10, 2005)
Camping pictures at Jessie Honeyman State Park in Florence, Oregon