ACE Calendar

A summary of ACE’s event and pop-up calendar for the rest of 2017 (not including meetings and  working groups). We hope you’ll be able to attend some of these events, and we’ll be posting more information on them soon. (Photo: our wonderful Board member, Henry Gong). Salinas Obon Festival: Sunday, July 30th, at Buddhist Temple of Salinas ACE Pop-up at Monterey County Historical Society, Tri-tip … Continue reading ACE Calendar

10th Anniversary Asian Festival – April 29!

This year’s Salinas Chinatown Asian Festival is going to be special, because we are celebrating our 10th anniversary. Come and join us on Saturday, April 29. The festivities begin with opening introductions and the Lion Dance at 11 a.m. There will be lots of food, produce for sale, entertainment, walking tours, presentations, and a bigger & better car show. MIG, planning consultants for the Chinatown … Continue reading 10th Anniversary Asian Festival – April 29!

Thanks for your support of ACE

Yesterday, as I entered the work area at the Salinas Buddhist Temple, the spicy scent of marinated tri-tip from Star Market wafted through the room from the grill outside, making me hungry. Large paper bags were already lined up on the long tables, waiting for us to place the meals inside. Outside on the patio, Ken, Larry, Herb, Cathy, and Mel were bantering about baseball while … Continue reading Thanks for your support of ACE

Strategic Planning Retreat

Earlier this year ACE received a strategic planning grant from the Community Foundation for Monterey County. Yesterday, Dec. 5, we had the first of two retreats; this one focused on broad themes: our vision, mission, and priorities. It was a resounding success. Thanks to our consultant Nicole Young for her expert guidance and facilitation, to the members who attended the retreat, to the Buddhist Temple … Continue reading Strategic Planning Retreat