Night at the Clinton


What a great night at the Clinton! “The Invisible Red Thread” proved to be a wonderful film, and received a terrific response from the audience.  There were 160+ in attendance, and we completely sold out of DVDs following an insightful Q&A with director Maureen Marovitch.  The owners of The Clinton St. Theater, Lani Jo and Roger Leigh, were gracious hosts and kept everything running smoothly. Congratulations to the raffle drawing winners, Nina Rubinelli and Ellie Langridge (posters), and Carol Lyons (DVD)!  Special thanks to Maureen Marovitch and Picture This Productions, for allowing us to screen their film as an FCC chapter fundraiser, to Noho and Shelley Marchesi, owners of Noho’s Hawaiian Cafe, who generously donated 20% of sales Sunday to our FCC chapter, to Donna Pizzi and Philip Clayton-Thompson of Blackstone Edge Studios, who donated the posters given away in the raffle, to Susie Bell, who donated all print promotional materials, and to D’mae Roberts, for the friendly mention of our event on her KBOO-FM radio program, Stage and Studio.

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The Invisible Red Thread, Sunday Dec. 9th at 5:00pm

Come one, come all! On SUNDAY DEC. 9 @ 5pm, please join us for a fundraiser and special screening of the documentary “The Invisible Red Thread.” We’d love to see you there.  There’ll be a Q&A with director Maureen Marovitch as well as a DVD/poster raffle. Purchase advance tickets at or click below on the poster image!  We’ll be glad to answer any questions in the comments, or email us at

The Invisible Red Thread hosted by FCC Oregon and SW Washington

Sunflower Chinese Dance Troupe

Please join us for a lively and fun filled hour of Chinese dance class taught by Beijing Dance Academy certified instructors that have many years of traditional Chinese dance experience. The classes follow the syllabus outlined by the Beijing Dance Academy and aim to meet the physiological and psychological charaacteristics of children from preschool to 12th grade. Contents include Chinese classical and folk dance.
Session 1: Saturdays from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (4th grade – middle school)
Session 2: Saturdays from 3:15 – 4L15 pm (preschool – 4th grade)
Where: 315 Davis street., Portland, OR 97209 (downtown Chinatown)
To Register: Contact Winnie at 503-709-8620 or email or sharon at

Portland’s Most Innovative Mandarin Chinese Courses

The curriculum at Portland Chinese Lessons is fun and effective.  It is designed to speed language acquisition for business professionals, travelers, and families.  With over fifteen years of teaching experience and a Master’s degree in Chinese Literature, Ms. Knight (“Tang Laoshi”) integrates games, skits, color-coding, musical instruments, “Rassias Method” language drills, and Total Physical Response (TPR).

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Teen Event: BBQ & Swim Party ~ July 24th

In order to provide more activities and avenues for connection for our kids as they grow up, FCC has added a Teen Ambassador to our board. WELCOME CAITLIN!! And thank you for volunteering your time!

Caitlin is organizing a Teen BBQ & Swim Party at the Mt. Scott Community Center & Pool, 5530 SE 72nd Ave, on Sunday, July 24th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Lunch will start at 11:30 (SITE E) with an optional swim from 1-4 p.m.

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New Online Network for Chinese Adoptees

We received information about a new group formed by two teenage adoptees called China’s Children International. The girls asked that we spread the word about their new organization: The mission of CCI is to unite people born in China and adopted and raised by families all over the world. CCI hopes to provide an extensive network of support for all of us who share this common beginning. It is a network created by adoptees for adoptees. CCI aims to promote the growing importance and interest in China’s history, culture, and increasingly important relations with people and cultures throughout the world.

The first version of the website has recently been launched: