Banquet Rehearsals!!

Hey everyone!!

Unfortunately due to booking troubles, there will be no banquet rehearsals this week!!! I’M SORRY!! I know you were all THRILLED and looking forward to spending 4 hours with your 2 lovable banquet coordinators, but we will not be meeting next week.

On that note, your banquet coordinators have decided to book 2 rehearsals next week. Especially since we do not have CORE on Monday the 18th!

Tuesday the 19th of January will be our official FIRST banquet rehearsal! I know that this is last minute!! Some people may not be able to attend, but I do ask that you try to make it to as much of the rehearsal as possible!

Again, sorry, but the place has not been set in stone because of booking problems (RAWR lol). But plan on it being at Kresge College. I will post up a map and everything on the next post!

Thanks for your cooperation, I know it is frustrating with last minute changes, but I REALLY appreciate you all working with us!

Keep checking for an update for the room location as well as updates about auditions!

Any questions, please contact the banquet coordinators @

THANKS and have a good 3-day weekend!!

~Monique and Ray


Banquet Ticket Designs!!

I hope you all are enjoying the wonderful time off from school and the time that we have to share and celebrate the holidays with the people in our lives that make life worth it :]

Not to remind you all of school, BUT Lunar New Year Banquet is coming up really soon! (SAT. FEB. 20, 1010!) But before that, CSA is asking for anyone who is art friendly, and computer savvy to submit a ticket design for this year!!

Banquet is the biggest event that CSA puts on every year! This year will be our 24th year of celebrating the Lunar New Year and is the Year of the Tiger.  Students will be exposed to the diverse organizations they normally would have the chance to see. We have banquet to celebrate the Lunar New Year here at UCSC for those that may not have been able to make the trip back home. We also host banquet to educate and teach other students the various Chinese traditions and cultures by celebrating with other students of other backgrounds and experiences.

The due date for the ticket design is Monday, January 11th, 2010 before 8pm via email to or 8pm in hard copy form to the Redwood Lounge across from the Baytree Bookstore.

The design does not have to be complete, as the final details are not set yet. But what does need to be included are the following:

  • UCSC’s Chinese Student Association presents Lunar New Year Banquet 2010
  • Date: Saturday February 20, 2010
  • Time: 6-10, Doors Open at 5:30 (tentative)
  • Location: Porter Dining Hall
  • Some representation of the zodiac animal of the year, the Tiger

The ticket below is the ticket design that was used for this past year’s Lunar New Year Banquet. This is what the ticket shape and size will relatively look like. Please feel free to email if you have any questions! (Click for full size!)

We are anxiously waiting to see the different designs that you can come up with! ~Love, your Banquet Co’s: Raymond and Monique


2nd Annual Stainless Steel Chef

Heard of “Iron Chef?”

Here’s our spin on this well known show! YOU ARE INVITED TO COME WATCH this exciting competition, as three teams battle against each other to make the best dishes, as a panel of judges evaluate presentation, taste, and originality!

Catering will be available so FREE FOOD FOR EVERYONE!

For student cook groups who are interested in participating in this event, you must send a message by May 13th 11:59pm to:

Please include the following within the e-mail with the subject title being “CSA Stainless Steel Chef” or anything that is related to that:

Names of all group members (exactly 3)
Phone Numbers and e-mails
Dish they are planning to make for try-outs


We are still holding our last chance submissions on Tuesday if you still want to compete in our “Iron Chef” style event at the Village Kitchen next Thursday (May 28th).

If you’re interested, please contact or before next Tuesday (May 26th).

THANKS!!! I hope to see you all there! Remember, its free food for everyone!!! Come drop on by!

banquet flyer

Hey Everyone!

My apologies for the delay! Here is the flyer for this year’s banquet. We hope to see you all there!!!

We will be selling tickets at both the Quarry Plaza and College 9/10 Dining Hall everyday from 11am – 5pm! Come out to buy your tickets! Or you can purchase them from any Core member!! Look for the event on Facebook: CSA Lunar New Year Banquet!

The event is on Saturday, February 28.

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AA/PI Cultural Showcase

Wednesday, May 30th


Merrill College Cultural Center

“Divergent Paths and Unifying Perspectives”

A showcasing of various AA/PI traditional and contemporary cultural identity talents expressed through music, dance, theatre and poetic performances accompanied with a dinner filled with wonderful ethnic food.

Food from:

Aloha Grille
Royal Taj

Bangkok West
Town & Country Korean BBQ

Performances from:

Chinese Student Association
People of the Islands
Isang Himig
John Kuan
Jaime Sok
Pathanapong Pathanadilok
Hmong Student Association


Please contact AA/PIRC at or 831-459-5349 for more information or disability related needs.

28th Annual Multicutural Festival

Saturday, May 19th


Oakes Lower Lawn (aka Lower West Field)

Over 20 student organizations representing a variety of ethnic backgrounds have come together for months to plan one of the largest annual events on campus.

Come experience the performances and food of UCSC’s underrepresented cultural populace!

MCF will be featuring the B-Side Players and a line up of an amazing variety of performances from numerous ethnic student organizations.

Throughout the day, student organizations will be selling food to showcase a taste of their culture. CSA will be making Orange Chicken and Rice at its food booth, so don’t miss out!

This year’s MCF theme: One People, One Struggle, One Love

Mark your calendars so you don’t miss out!

MCF would like to make this event accessible to everyone.
For disability needs, please contact SOAR at (831) 459-2934.