Mark your calendars to join us for our annual Chinese New Year banquet. This year marks our 50th anniversary as an organization, and our banquet will be extra special. You won't want to miss it!
Date: Sunday evening, February 11, 2024 Location: Broadmoor Country Club, 2155 Kessler Blvd West Drive, Indianapolis Time: TBC
The IACA Council is currently planning details, so check your inbox for future updates.
IMPORTANT: We are looking for old IACA photos as we prepare a special photo display and video to celebrate our 50 years. Do you have old photos of IACA events? If so, we need them! Please do the following to share them with us:
1. Take a photo of your old pictures using your phone camera, iPad, etc.
2. Email those photos to Vicky Ko at email@example.com. Depending on the file size, you may need to send them one at a time.
3. If you know the year of the photo and the name of the event, please let Vicky know (e.g. Dragon Boat Picnic 1985)
IACA Recognized by City of Carmel
IACA was honored by the City of Carmel for our many decades of dedication to Carmel, in a special ceremony led by Mayor James Brainard. Current President Kwan Hui accepted this honor on behalf of IACA.
IACAParticipates in Various Cultural Diversity Events
This past September and October, IACA has participated in many cultural diversity events across Central Indiana, to promote awareness of Chinese-American culture and to demonstrate support for cultural bridge-building.
The video links below give you a taste of what these events look and feel like.
First IACA Miss Indiana Preliminary Pageant Winner
Jasmine Hsu, a junior at Purdue University majoring in political science. has become the first IACA member to win a Miss Indiana preliminary pageant crown. She was crowned MIss Spirit of Indiana in October 2023, beating out roughly 20 other contestants, and will go on to compete at the Miss Indiana state pageant in June 2024 for a chance to become the next Miss America.
Contestants are judged according to five categories: private interview, talent, evening gown, fitness, and an on-stage interview about their community service project. Jasmine drew upon her classical piano training for her talent performance, and for her community service project she spoke about Level Up, a mentorship program for at-risk kids in Lafayette, IN that she started.
She will spend the next year as MIss Spirit of Indiana appearing at various community events to provide encouragement, cheer and support. If you are interested in booking her for an upcoming event, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.