Golden Turtle Lion Dance Association

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Week of Jan 10

God kveld!

Practice

  • Monday practice will be from 6:00-8:00pm on the 5th floor of the Hutchison Parking Structure.
  • Thursday practicewill be from 7:00-10:00pmWe will start in the hallway ofGiedt and move to Giedt 1003 at around 8:00pm.
  • Office Hours will be heldthis Friday from 4:00-6:00pm on the 5th floor of the Hutchinson Parking Structure.

Events

  • Thank you to everyone who came to our Secret Santa event ~ hope you enjoyed it!:)
  • Ice Skating Event
  • When: January 23, 2016 (probably around 1-4 pm, but the time may change. We’ll confirm it during announcements on Thursday)
  • Where: 551 Davis Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
    Prices: $13 with skate rental and $10 without rental
  • What: Come hang out with awesome people and show off your amazing ice skating lion dance skills! Or learn how to ice skate and lion dance at the same time! (disclaimer: okay we probably won’t be ice skating with lions, but regardless, it will be fun so come spend part of your weekend with your favorite people xD)

Fundraisers

  • We don’t have anything planned at the moment, but please stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers!

Miscellaneous

  • GTLDA Winter Quarter 2015 Calendar: https://docs.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/spreadsheets/d/1fCWnhcyuMCAKIrpVTRJfc7lNSuDEtRWGYnY6u85wrx4/edit?usp=sharing
  • DDR Tryouts
  • “We will be having DDR auditions on January 22 from 6-8pmright after office hours. For those of you that don’t know what DDR is, it is a once a year competition at UC Davis that pits all the dance teams on campus against each other. There are 2 categories: modern and traditional, and we participate in the traditional category. Many of you may feel as if you’re not good enough to audition; however, we will be taking into account your rate of improvement, creativity, and dedication level. There is no need to worry about not having been on a bench before because we will be able to teach you what you need to know for your routine! Also you do not need to come to auditions with a pair as we will be able to pair all of ya’ll up. This is an extremely rare opportunity that enables you to bring your lion dancing to an entirely new level. Once again, I encourage all of you to try out for DDR and you will be amazed by how rewarding the entire experience is.” – Will
  • New membership benefits
  • In addition to all the awesome benefits of being a member – such as being able to perform and purchase GT merchandise at a discounted rate – we are adding a benefit: a free t-shirt! Membership is only $15and lasts for the entire school year (which is $5 per quarter… Or less if you include summer sessions). If you’re interested in becoming a member, please don’t hesitate to let Shannon know!
  • T-Shirt Contest
  • Thank you for all the submissions. Congratulations to Lance! We will upload the design some time soon.

Random fact about one of the officers: Will likes trying different/random foods.

Ha en hyggelig kveld! (Have a pleasant evening!)


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Week of Jan 3

Guten Abend everyone,
Hope you all had a lovely winter break and are ready for the new quarter!
Practice
• There will be no Monday practice this week.
• Thursday practice will be from 7:00-10:00pmWe will start in Giedt 1007 and move to Giedt 1003 at around 8:00pm.
• Office Hours will be held this Friday from 4:00-6:00pm on the 5th floor of the Hutchinson Parking Structure.
Events
• Secret Santa
       • Who’s invited: everyone😀
       • What: Secret Santa Event/Potluck
       • Where: Chelsea and Shannon’s house (if you need a ride or the address please message Andy)
       • What to bring: yourselves, gift for your secret santee (if you signed up on elfster ~ feel free to come even if you didn’t: we’ll have games and other fun activities), food to share with everyone, etc
Tabling
        • “Hi Guys! We will be tabling this week. Come join us at table 10 at the MU. If it rains, there won’t be tabling.” – Tien
Fundraisers
• We don’t have anything planned at the moment, but please stay tuned for upcoming fundraisers!
Miscellaneous
• GTLDA Winter Quarter 2015 Calendar (will be updated soon so make sure to check it again)https://docs.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/spreadsheets/d/1fCWnhcyuMCAKIrpVTRJfc7lNSuDEtRWGYnY6u85wrx4/edit?usp=sharing
• GT Track Jackets
       • Pictures:
             • Picture of front
             • Picture of back
       • “Hi Guys! We are starting GTDLA Track Jackets Order. This is for MEMBERS ONLY so you guys should definitely pay membership in order to get these nice jackets. Also, winter is coming up so they will come in use. We will have officers bring their jackets so you guys can see how it look in person. But you guys know you guys want to look cool with these jackets with us! *NOTE: THE MORE JACKETS WE ORDER THE CHEAPER THEY WILL BE” – Tien
• DDR Tryouts
       • “We will be having DDR auditions on January 22 from 6-8pm right after office hours. For those of you that don’t know what DDR is, it is a once a year competition at UC Davis that pits all the dance teams on campus against each other. There are 2 categories: modern and traditional, and we participate in the traditional category. Many of you may feel as if you’re not good enough to audition; however, we will be taking into account your rate of improvement, creativity, and dedication level. There is no need to worry about not having been on a bench before because we will be able to teach you what you need to know for your routine! Also you do not need to come to auditions with a pair as we will be able to pair all of ya’ll up. This is an extremely rare opportunity that enables you to bring your lion dancing to an entirely new level. Once again, I encourage all of you to try out for DDR and you will be amazed by how rewarding the entire experience is.” – Will
• New membership benefits
       • In addition to all the awesome benefits of being a member – such as being able to perform and purchase GT merchandise at a discounted rate – we are adding a benefit: a free t-shirt! Membership is only $15 and lasts for the entire school year (which is $5 per quarter… Or less if you include summer sessions). If you’re interested in becoming a member, please don’t hesitate to let Shannon know!
T-Shirt Contest
        • Thank you for all the submissions. Congratulations to Lance! We will have the design uploaded some time soon.
Random fact about one of the officers: Jennifer and Tien have been best friends for like 7+ years.

Bis bald (see you soon),

Shannon


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Week of Nov 29

Konnichiwa (こんにちは)!


Practice

  • We will be having our last practice this quarter on Monday, November 30, 2015 in the ARC Pavilion from6:00pm-8:00pm.
  • No practice on Thursday, December 3, 2015.
  • No office hours on Friday, December 4, 2015.

Events

  • 2015 GTLDA Secret Santa
    • The pairs for the secret santa event have been drawn, so make sure to check elfster to find out who you’ll be playing secret santa to!

Fundraisers

  • Dot Island Fundraiser

    • When: Monday, November 30, 2015 after practice (tomorrow)
    • Where: Dot Island Grill
    • What: “Hi guys! Come out and support Golden Turtle Lion Dance by just eating a meal at Dot Island. All you have to do is present the GT flier as you make your purchase. You can get fliers from me personally. The fundraiser happens all day so you can go anytime you want. Hope to see you guys there!!” – Andy

Miscellaneous

Random fact of the day about one of the officers: Chelsea is a Western equestrian and has a quarter horse named Alena.

Good luck on finals!


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Announcements for the Week of Nov 22

Xin chào*!


Practice

  • Due to an event being held concurrently in the ARC, we will be having practice on Monday, November 23, 2015 on the 5th floor of the Hutchison parking structure from 6:00pm-8:00pm

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  • No practice on Thursday, November 26, 2015 ~ Have a great Thanksgiving break!
  • No office hours on Friday, November 27, 2015 ~ Have a great Thanksgiving break!

Events

  • 2015 GTLDA Secret Santa
    • Sign up by clicking here (or copy and paste the link into your browser)https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/15814200/adbb28/.
    • “Hi guys, here is the link to the secret santa pairings :DDD. Just sign up and join right on in. Remember to make your wishlist as well. Deadlines for sign ups will beNovember 23rd! Come out and have a ho ho h..aapppy christmas with us😀.” -Andy

Fundraisers

  • Dot Island Fundraiser

    • When: Monday, November 30, 2015 after practice
    • Where: Dot Island Grill
    • What: “Hi guys! Come out and support Golden Turtle Lion Dance by just eating a meal at Dot Island. All you have to do is present the GT flier as you make your purchase. You can get fliers from me personally. The fundraiser happens all day so you can go anytime you want. Hope to see you guys there!!” – Andy

Miscellaneous


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Announcements for the Week of November 8

Ní Hǎo (你好) everyone**!

Happy World Freedom Day! Also, please note that this Wednesday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day (so we don’t have school) ~

Practice

  • We will be having practice on Monday, November 9, 2015 outside the ARC Pavilion (where office hours are normally held) from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
    • If you’re not exactly sure where that is, just go to the place where the UCD Bookstore was relocated (or where the New Student Celebration was) and look for one of the officers and/or the lion heads:)
  • We will also be having practice again this Thursday, November 12, 2015 in Giedt 1003 from 7:00pm-10:00pm (please note the change in start time: we’ll start outside Giedt and then move inside around 7:30pm).
  • Office Hours will be held this Friday, November 13, 2015 outside the Pavilion in front of the south east entrance by the ramp from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
    • If you don’t know what office hours are, office hours are basically a time where you can get 1-on-1 help from the officers and learn new things!

Events

  • Thank you to everyone who went to the Haunted House Scare ~ we hope you were thoroughly scare… err I mean enjoyed yourselves:)
  • 2015 GTLDA Secret Santa
    • Sign up by clicking here (or copy and paste the link into your browser) https://www.elfster.com/exchange/view/15814200/adbb28/.
    • “Hi guys, here is the link to the secret santa pairings :DDD. Just sign up and join right on in. Remember to make your wishlist as well. Deadlines for sign ups will be November 23rd! Come out and have a ho ho h..aapppy christmas with us 😀.” -Andy

Fundraisers

  • Dot Island Fundraiser (yes, we have another one and we’d love for you to come and join us xD)
    • When: Monday, November 30, 2015 after practice
    • Where: Dot Island Grill
    • What: “Hi guys! Come out and support Golden Turtle Lion Dance by just eating a meal at Dot Island. All you have to do is present the GT flier as you make your purchase. You can get fliers from me personally. The fundraiser happens all day so you can go anytime you want. Hope to see you guys there!!” – Andy

Miscellaneous

  • GTLDA Fall Quarter 2015 Calendar: https://docs.google.com/a/ucdavis.edu/spreadsheets/d/1fCWnhcyuMCAKIrpVTRJfc7lNSuDEtRWGYnY6u85wrx4/edit?usp=sharing
  • Feiyues: If you ordered feiyues, they just came in, so be sure to pick them up at practice! They’re $12 per pair.
  • GT Track Jackets:
  • T-shirt Design Contest
    • What: “Hi! We have opened submissions to this year’s t shirt design. If you guys are artistic or great at designing, this is for you! The person’s t shirt who gets chosen for this year’s t shirt will receive a FREE TSHIRT! Also, if you are a member you will get it for a discounted price. So remember to be an official member for these benefits. Don’t forget we have opened orders for Track Jackets, too! We are aiming for shirts to be available by winter quarter. I am looking forward to your designs and your creativity. Attached are previous years design if you are curious or want some ideas. *It can be a rough draft or sketch submission remember to include a lion and GTLDA, but anything else is welcome as long as it relates. Please email your designs to: tmmai@ucdavis.edu.” -Tien
    • Past designs:
    • Who can enter: Everyone!~ If you’re reading this and you’d like to submit a design then please do so:)

Random fact of the day about one of the officers: Andy loves socks! He apparently goes to sock stores and wants to buy them all… so if you get chosen to be his secret santa, you can buy him cool socks like this***!

 

Looking forward to seeing you all at practice!:)

 

Best,

Shannon
**Explanation for why I’m greeting you in Chinese: I love learning new languages and I thought it would be an interesting addition to the fun fact:)
***Disclaimer: I have no idea what Andy wants for Christmas so make sure to check his wishlist!


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Announcements for the Week of November 1

Good evening, everyone,

I trust you are all in good health! Remember to set your clocks back one hour as it’s Daylight Savings.
 

Practice

  • We will be having practice on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the ARC Pavilion South End from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
    • If you’re not exactly sure where that is, just go to the place where the UCD Bookstore was relocated (or where the New Student Celebration was) and look for one of the officers and/or the lion heads:)
  •  We will also be having practice again this Thursday, November 5, 2015 in Giedt 1003 from 7:00pm-10:00pm (please note the time change: we’ll start outside Giedt and then move inside around 7:30pm).
  • Office Hours will be held this Friday, November 6, 2015 outside the Pavilion in front of the south east entrance by the ramp from 4:00pm-5:30pm (please note the time change: due to a performance, office hours will be for a time shorter this week).
    • If you don’t know what office hours are, office hours are basically a time where you can get 1-on-1 help from the officers and learn new things!

Events

  • Thank you to everyone who went to the Haunted House Scare! There’s nothing planned at the moment – stay tuned for future events:)

Fundraisers

  • Dot Island Fundraiser (yes, we have another one and we’d love for you to come and join us! xD)

    • When: Monday, November 30, 2015 after practice
    • Where: Dot Island Grill
    • What: “Hi guys! Come out and support Golden Turtle Lion Dance by just eating a meal at Dot Island. All you have to do is present the GT flier as you make your purchase. You can get fliers from me personally. The fundraiser happens all day so you can go anytime you want. Hope to see you guys there!!” – Andy

Miscellaneous

Random fact of the day about one of the officers: Will has traveled to Japan, Taiwan, Canada, Hawaii, Brazil, Hong Kong, places in Europe and places in the U.S.

See you all at practice and good luck on midterms if you have them this week!:)

Sincerely,
Shannon


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Announcements for the Week of October 25

Hello everyone,

Hope your week has been going well!

Practice

  • We will be having practice on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the ARC Pavilion South End from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
    • If you’re not exactly sure where that is, just go to the place where the UCD Bookstore was relocated (or where the New Student Celebration was) and look for one of the officers and/or the lion heads:)
  • We will also be having practice again this Thursday, October 29, 2015 in Giedt 1003 from 7:30pm-10:00pm.
  • Office Hours will be held this Friday, October 30, 2015 outside the Pavilion in front of the south east entrance by the ramp from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
    • If you don’t know what office hours are, office hours are basically a time where you can get 1-on-1 help from the officers and learn new things!

Events

  • Haunted House Scare
    • When: next Friday, October 30, 2015 from 7:00pm-11:00pm
    • Where: Heartstoppers Haunted House (2300 Mine Shaft Ln, Rancho Cordova, California 95742)
    • What: “Before you dive into your mountain of candy from all of the trick or treating, let’s go out and have a good scare. We will be going to the Heartstopper that has five different themed haunted houses to keep our adrenaline running. Tickets will be $15 per person but if we have a group of 15 or more the tickets will be reduced down to $12!! If you need a ride or can provide a ride, please talk to me!” -Andy

Fundraisers

  • There’s nothing planned at the moment – stay tuned for future fundraisers:)

Miscellaneous

Random fact of the day about one of the officers: If you look hard enough, you can find Jennifer on YouTube.

See you all at practice and good luck on midterms if you have them this week!:)

Sincerely,
Shannon

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