THE MINNESOTA CHINA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN SOCIETY
& THE US-CHINA PEOPLES FRIENDSHIP ASSOCIATION, MINNESOTA CHAPTER (USCPFA-MN)
PROUDLY ANNOUNCE THE CREATION OF
Liu Ming Yuan | 柳明園 | LUB VAJ PHOOJ YWG
THE ST. PAUL-CHANGSHA CHINA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN
OF WHISPERING WILLOWS AND FLOWING WATERS
AT PHALEN REGIONAL PARK
THE FIRST SISTER-CITY CHINA FRIENDSHIP GARDEN IN MINNESOTA
Xiang Jiang Pavilion photo by Bryan Murphy, Architect St. Paul Parks & Rec
MCFGS welcomes 2 new Directors to its Board, Donglin Liang and Gaoly Yang, following the 6/22/2022 election. Officers: William Zajicek – President, Chen Zhou – Vice President, Linda Mealey-Lohmann – Secretary, Stuart Knappmiller – Treasurer. Directors Pa Thao and Wang-Yu Vu will move from the Board to the Honorary Advisory Council. Thank you to Joanie Zhang who is leaving the Board. Re-elected Board members are Ken Lau, Mary Warpeha, and Chen Zhou. Continuing Board members are Brian Hammer, Christina Deng Morrison, Romi Slowiak, and Ali Van.
The St. Paul Department of Parks & Recreation has begun the community engagement process for Phase II of the China Friendship Garden. The Public is encouraged to visit the website and provide feedback regarding the conceptual design proposals for the Hmong Plaza, Chinese Arched Bridge, Moongate Entrance, Permanent Donor Wall, Chinese Chess Table space, and additional landscaping.
Go to: www.stpaul.gov/phalenchinagarden for all presentations, and meeting notes & recordings.
UPCOMING EVENTS – SAVE THE DATE
8/27, 8/28, 9/10 World Premiere Dance Performance, created by Master Shen Pei
9/10/2022 2nd Annual Moon Festival Celebration with Poetry Contest
Watch for announcements about upcoming 2022-2023 Phase II capital campaign.