Sunday, April 8, 2012

Asian American Heritage Month 2012

Asian American Heritage Month Cultural Show hosted by the Malaysian Club of Chicago.

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012

Time: 2:00pm

Location: Chicago Chinatown Square Outdoor Stage

Main Sponsor:
Supermax Healthcare, Inc.(

Regular Sponsor:

In-kind donations:
Phoenix Restaurant
Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Holabird and Root, LLC
World Book, Inc
Long Life Apartments
McArthur Foundation
Triple Crown
St Stains L Kostka Elementary School

Participating Organizations:
Chinese American Museum of Chicago
Chicago Children's Museum
Chicago Chinese Cultural Center (Chinese Lion Dance)
MCC's Kompang Troupe
Shaolin Kung Fu demonstration
Indonesian Community
Korean Americans Community
Indian Bollywood Dance
Filipino Tinikling Group
Punjabi Bangra
Nepalese Community
Jesse White Tumbling Team

as of April 8, 2012

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Apple Picking in May"

"Apple Picking in May"
A giveaway of Apple Products to celebrate Asian American Heritage Month

Media contact: Dr Tee (630) 309-9399

CHICAGO (April 5, 2012) – Malaysian Club of Chicago (MCC) announces that it will host its’ first-ever Asian Cultural show in celebration of Asian American Heritage Month and Chinatown’s 100th Birthday. The celebration will be held in collaboration with 18 other Asian communities on Saturday, May 5, 2012 at 2:00pm at the Chinatown Square outdoor stage.

Several Asian associations and museums (Chinese-American Museum of Chicago and Chicago Children's Museum) will offer such activities such as: craft making, face painting, balloon artistry, opera mask making, henna painting and many more activities for the entire family. A Chinese Lion Dance, and Malaysian Kompang will lead the grandiose opening. We encourage the general public to take part in rhythmic Malaysian Joget, Indian Bollywood, Filipino Tinikling, Punjabi Bangra as well as other forms of participation dancing. Sit back and enjoy the many performances of the participating Asian groups such as the Nepalese community as well as those by the Korean community. Bring your cameras and have fun taking pictures with Asians dressed in their native costumes.

Our highlight of course will be "Apple Picking" which is the raffle of Apple products such as iPads and iPods courtesy of Supermax Healthcare, Inc.

This event is free to the public and it will provide an opportunity for families to experience the many cultures of Asian countries in their own backyard.

Flag Raising 8-31-2010

Past Events Highlights

2010 Gala Dinner

2001 Merdeka Celebration at Sakuma Restaurant (August 25th)

2001 Asian American Heritage month 2002 MCC participated in Parade

2002 New Year Celebration, Jockey Restaurant

2002 Cruise & Fireworks

2002 Merdeka Celebration (and new committee election), Jockey Restaurant

2003 New Year Celebration, Sabri Nihari restaurant, Lombard

2003 Cruise & Fireworks

2003 Merdeka Celebration, Lord's Park, Elgin

2004 New Year Celebration, Furama Restaurant (January 10th)

2004 Cruise & Fireworks, Chicago First Lady (July 4th)

2004 Merdeka Celebration, Camera Park (election) (September 5th)

2005 Tsunami Fund Raising for Red Cross (January)

2005 New Year Celebration, joint event with SCC, Furama Restaurant (January 22nd)

2005 Merdeka Celebration, Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village (August 27th)

2006 Malaysian Night, Mandarin Restaurant, Lisle (March 4th)

2006 Merdeka Picnic, Busse Wood Park, Schaumburg (August 27)

2007 Annual Dinner, Furama Restaurant (March 10th)

2007 Merdeka Celebration, Busse Wood Park, Schaumburg (August 26th)

2007 Flag Raising, Richard M. Daley Plaza, Chicago (September 12th)

2008 Annual Dinner, Furama Restaurant (April 12th)

2009 Merdeka Picnic, Volkening Lake, Schaumburg (August 13th)

2010 Makan Ria, Shahi Nihari, Lombard (June 6th)

2001 Kompang performance during Asian American Heritage month

Hari Raya and Chinese New Year Celebration :
Malaysian Club of Chicago celebrated their first annual Hari Raya and Chinese New Year Celebration on January 13, 2001 at Chinese Cultural Center in Westmont. Over three hundred Malaysians joined in the celebration.

On September 24, 2000 the Malaysian Club of Chicago co-sponsored the Moon Festival 2000 in Chinatown Square Center Stage. Seven members of the Malaysian Club of Chicago participated in a Kompang performance. Mr. Hamidi Harun, special events director for MCC, gave a brief explanation of the history of Kompang.

On September 3 , 2000 the Malaysian Club of Chicago celebrated their 43rd Merdeka 2000 with a reception and dinner at the Westin Hotel in downtown Chicago. The guest of honor for the evening was YAB Dato' Seri Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad-the Prime Minister of Malaysia.

MCC's Board Members 2010-2012

Board Members
2010 – 2012

Dato Seri Stanley Thai

Student Dr. Celine Thum

2nd Vice-President:
Mr. Yogan Ponnusamy

Student Dr. Eric Tee

Ms. Cecile Thai

Committee Members :

Datin Seri Cheryl Tan

John Williams

Azalena Williams

Nehru Arunasalam

Zie Hamidi

Keat Lee

Scott Phelan

CK Tan

Sabrina Chan

Parvathy Ponnusamy

Kathy J. Tee

Sarah Schuster

Clifford Chew

Honorary Advisor :

Tan Sri Roger Bertelson

Past Presidents & Lifetime Advisors :

Dr. Kim K. Tee

Hamidi Harun

Yin Kean

Malaysian Club of Chicago's Objectives

Malaysian Club of Chicago (MCC) is a not-for-profit organization formed on October 18th, 1999. It is registered in the State of Illinois.

The objectives of the formation of MCC are:

To be a civic and social organization.

To promote the personal and professional development of the Malaysian American community.

To sponsor and support activities that enhance the cultural awareness and perception of Malaysian Americans.

To enhance the business and career environment for Malaysian Americans.