Chicago Fudan Alumni Association (CFAA) held a successful “Health, Sports, Arts” summer picnic on Aug 18, 2007 at North Park in Lincolnshire. More than 100 alumni, family members, guests, sponsors, and friends attended the event. The Aug 18 event is reported in many newspapers and broadcasted in UCSTV on Comcast Cable Channel 248 on Wednesday, Aug 22.

In the following web page please find a detailed report about the Aug 18 event.

Our thanks go to alumni who worked hard to make this event a great success. Prof. Jiang Jiaqi made a banner for the Celebration of 80 Year Anniversary of Shanghai Medical University. Dr. Huang Shitong and Dr. Chen Weizhu answered many healthcare questions. Chen Chongshi, Hong Mingde, Qiu Pingping, and Tang Jin gave ride to alumni. Xu Xiangdong provided sound equipment. Wu Weimin contributed many photos, Chen Jian and Tang Jin posted the photos. Tang Jin’s music and Li Yi ’singing impressed us all. She Liwen brought basketball and tennis rackets for people to play. Shen Yanping and Mao Lizhen worked diligently on registration. Chen Ye and Liu Weizhong organized prize drawing and delivered the prizes to winners.

We got many positive feedbacks from community leaders and sponsors. US China Friendship Association President Roger Noback was surprised at the big turnout in a rainy day. Other community leaders were impressed at the detailed planning of the event and the professionally produced CFAA journal. Our thanks go to community leaders and sponsors for their strong support.

CFAA is growing fast. Compare to the 2006 picnic, the 2007 picnic event was well designed and professionally planned, with more activities and better food. Now CFAA is highly recognized by community leaders, make it easier to pool the resource of the community and jointly carry out activities in the future.

Let’s work together to grow CFAA.

Sunny Yu Shi