TCC Meeting Notes
Thursday, January 13th, 2011
9:30 AM, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center, 4th Floor

I. Refreshments, Welcome, and Introductions

II. Sharewood Clinics, Elena Hill
-To be delayed to future meeting

III. Josiah Quincy Upper School, Peter B. F. Wong
-To be delayed to future meeting

IV. Asian American Commission, Jason Chou
-There are 21 Commissioners on the Commission, 3 appointed by each of 7 Constitutional officers. It was created in 2006 and was previously run by Leverett Wing and Tackey Chan. It connects communities with state resources. The Commission meets at the State House and is open to the public. Malissa Schuyler of Tufts Medical Center is the present chair. Jason Chou is presently visiting communities to assess the current situation, as it is undergoing changes in membership. The Commission has started a health needs assessment for the Asian community; it has yet to be completed, but may potentially be completed as part of the agenda. The Commission is physically based in the Treasurer’s office, but is a state agency independent of the Treasurer. The Commission presently runs without state financial resources.
-On Monday, February 7th, 1-3 PM, there is a reception for Tackey Chan of Quincy and Donald Wong of Saugus at the State House.
-In May, there is the annual Unity Dinner that is the Commission’s fundraiser. In addition, the Commission may be hosting API Heritage Month events.

V. Announcements, Updates, and Kaffeeklatsch

• Tisch College of Tufts University is seeking Chinatown organizations as sites for students to perform their 50 hours of required community service in health.

• On January 19th, the BRA is hosting a meeting on Parcel 24 on proposed changes from 6:00-7:30 PM at 90 Tyler Street.

• Chinese Historical Society of New England is hosting a book event for Maxine Hong Kingston at the Modern Theater on February 10th at 7 PM.

Preview of next meeting’s topics

CNC Safety Committee Report, Barbara Rubel

Next Meeting: Thursday, Feburary 10th, 9:30 AM @ BCNC 4th floor Conference Room