MEET OUR CABINET
OC's 2019-2020 Cabinet
Chairpersons: Annie C.(12), Brian C.(11)
Cathwel is a hands-on experience in which members take orphans ages 1~6 (babies) or 8~17 (boys) from the Cathwel Orphanage in Shenkeng out for some fun anywhere in Taipei! Cathwel Boys have visited museums, amusement parks, pools, etc, while Cathwel babies have visited parks, baked cupcakes, and played in the school playgrounds. This is a long term commitment in which members have the opportunity to build a relationship with a baby or boy they are paired with. Our committee’s goal is to allow these kids to enjoy a fun experience like other kids their age would, and to facilitate member-kid bonding so that they feel valued and loved.
Chairpersons: Chloe Y.(12), William G.(11)
PSB: Sienna C.(10), Vera F.(10)
One Sunday a month, Orphanage Club members go out with children from the Chung-Yi Orphanage to do fun activities such as swimming, hiking, or simply staying in school and playing in the gym and playground. During these outings, we hope to make a difference in each child’s life and put smiles on their faces. In addition, every Christmas, we plan a Christmas party for the families under the Pearl S. Buck Foundation for them to enjoy amazing performances and great food.
FRIDAY IMPAIRED VISION ENGLISH (FIVE)
Chairpersons: Cindy L.(12), Kelly Y.(11)
Every Friday night from 6:15 – 8:00 PM, approximately 45 dedicated TAS middle and upper school students visit the Taipei Municipal School for the Visually Impaired (a 10 minute walk from TAS). Through one-to-one conversations and tutoring, FIVE Committee members help strengthen their students’ ability to use English in academic and general settings. Members not only share valuable knowledge but also learn important lessons from their students.There are around 20 lessons per year, including two parties at the end of each semester.
GAMES & GIFTS
Chairpersons: Julianne V.(11), Erin H.(11)
Games and gifts is responsible for all the game booths in both the Food Fair and Spring Fair, as well as organizing the preparing over 250 goodies bags and 350 various presents to be presented to the children and families of the Pearl S. Buck Foundation on its annual Pearl S. Buck Christmas party. In addition, this committee is in charge of organizing gifts for the orphans at the Chungyi and Cathwel Orphanage.
Chairperson: Arun R.(12)
The Hunger Week committee is in charge of organizing 1 week of events each semester. We organize a donation booth for the community to donate money that will go to Oxfam America, American Friends’ Service, and World Vision Taiwan. We also organize quick hunger awareness lessons to be given to lower school students in order to teach them about food waste and global hunger. We also have a hunger assembly where we invite guest speakers to talk about different aspects of hunger to high school students. Finally, we collaborate with the department to sell bowls and donate the proceeds to help run the soup kitchen in Taipei.
PACK AND MAIL
Chairpersons: Ting-Yu Y. (11), Ivy L.(10)
The Pack & Mail committee is in charge of packing goods and mailing them to underprivileged families all around Taiwan. We make over 200 packages of warm clothing and necessities to be sent to Orchid Island to help them through the winter. Also, the committee goes to a Chinese outdoor market and the supermarket to purchase food to be sent to the 30 poorest families in Taiwan for Chinese New Year.
Chairpersons: Isaac C.(12)
The goal of the Rummage Committee is to raise money by selling the donations we receive to support other committees in this club such as outings. Each year we hold 3 large sales; we have one book sale in the spring and 2 rummage sales in the fall and in the summer. Prior to these sales, a vast amount of time and energy must be put into organizing and pricing the items so they may be ready for purchase. At Rummage Sales, we sell appliances, furniture, toys, clothing, and many other goods. At book sales, we sell all genres of books for all ages. However, due to new challenges OC faces, the Rummage committee may be disband...
Chairpersons: Jackie S.(11), Reine C.(10)
The goal of the Flea Market committee is to rent out tables to the TAS community such as parents, students, teachers, staff members and alumni for them to sell their goods. During the weeks before the sale, we are in the MPR hallway renting out tables. On the day of the flea market, we help unload and bring the sellers’s items to their table in preparation for the sale. All proceeds of our Flea Market also go towards funding other OC events or donations to organizations in need.
Chairpersons: Daniel L.(11), Tiffany T.(11)
The publicity committee is the behind scenes “backbone” of the Orphanage Club. We are responsible for publicizing the club’s major events of OC, managing OC's social media accounts, including the website you see now and our Facebook page, create banners for events or activities, and creating thank you cards in appreciation of those who supported OC in an event. We are the smallest and newest addition to the OC cabinet, but certainly not the least!
MS Sponsor: Mr.Braggett
Presidents: Amanda T, Rachel N
Vice President: Isaac C, Julianne V
Secretary: William G, Tiffany T
Treasurer: Yasmin L, Brian C
Cathwel Outing: Annie C, Brian C
Chungyi: Chloe Y, William G
Friday Impaired Vision English: Cindy L, Kelly Y
Gifts: Erin H, Julianne V
Flea Market: Jackie S, Reine C
Hunger Day: Arun R
Pack and Mail: Ting-Yu Y, Ivy L
Rummage: Isaac C
Publicity: Daniel L, Tiffany T
MS Head: Zoe Y.