MORE DETAILS TO COME!
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? CONTACT US DIRECTLY.
Costs and General Admissions for Entire Weekend:
• $20 per Person (Children Ages 12 and under Free)
• $10 per Car (Parking Fee)
~~~ CASH ONLY ~~~
For over 20 years the Khmer Community has come together to enjoy the outdoors! Come join us again as we camp and enjoy the end of Summer together at Camp Meriwether (Boy Scouts of America), near Tillamook, Oregon from August 24th to August 26th (Friday-Sunday) in our own village here in the Pacific Northwest.
• Check in begins at 12PM Noon (Friday August 24th)
• First come, first serve on camping sites. Please follow all marked signs when at Camp. Please check in with volunteers beforehand.
• Activities include canoeing, archery, swimming, volleyball, hiking, Khmer karaoke, Khmer dance/rom vong, and beach access
• Please remember to bring: tents, sleeping bags, flashlights, sweaters/jackets (accommodating Oregon Coast weather), Food/Picnic Essentials. We will bring the outdoor fun!
• PROHIBITED ON CAMPGROUNDS: ALCOHOL AND PETS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON CAMPGROUNDS PER BSA RULES.
• PLEASE FOLLOW LOCAL LAW AND REGULATIONS ON THE OREGON BEACH and ALL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.
MORE DETAILS TO COME!
On April 26th, CACO was awarded the Asian Reporter Foundation’s 2018 Exemplary Community Volunteer Award. Thank you to those who nominated us and to the community, friends, and family who continue to unite, empower, and preserve our Khmer American heritage for the years and generations to come.
2018’s award was shared by two other community organizations with a history of dedicated community service to our local NW region.
2018 Exemplary Community Volunteer Award:
Cambodian American Community of Oregon (CACO)
Muslim Educational Trust (MET)
Philippines Nurses Association of Oregon & Washington (PNAOW)
April 2018 Proclaimed Cambodian-American Heritage Month and Memorial for the Cambodian Genocide.
On behalf of the Cambodian American Community of Oregon, the Board, and Executive Team, we thank Oregon’s leadership, Governor Kate Brown, and staff for proclaiming April 2018 a month of celebration and memorial for family and friends of our Khmer community.
As we enter the Khmer New Year this week, we as a community must never forget the sacrifices.
Happy New Year!
On behalf CACO and the Board of Direcotrs, we thanks Mayor Denny Doyle of the City of Beaverton for the Proclamation declaring April Cambodian-American Heritage Month. Beaverton is one of the largest cities in Oregon, and home to many Cambodian-Americans. Leadership is important, and we thank you Mayor Doyle for standing with our communities.
Picture: Mayor Doyle standing with (L) Board Members Chankrisna Chea and Stefan Saing (R).
This past week, the Cambodian American community lost one of its founding members, Mr. Van Mealy Touch. Mr. Touch was a survivor of the Killing Fields. He was known for culinary skills and business in French Continental Cuisine and for authoring books on Cambodian history and culture. Mr. Touch is survived by his wife, Ms. Sivheng Ung, a dedicated and resilient CACO Board Member; and son, Mr. David Touch.
In loving memory of Van Mealy Touch 1950 – 2018.
The CACO mission of uniting, preserving, and empowering our local communities is a commitment to diversity.
We are gracious and in gratitude to the support of our local leadership and those who continue to commit the mission of creating an inclusive community in Oregon. These proclamations from the past are a part of this greater vision of an Oregon made for everyone.
Immigration legal services can be hard to access and difficult to find in time of need. In order to inform the community, we would like to remind folks that it is important to seek out qualified Immigration Attorneys for any questions regarding legal concerns.
- The Department of Justice released a report on hate crime reporting in Oregon. This is a good resource for community members who have been faced with hate crimes and threats.
- If you know someone who might be in ICE Custody, you can locate them on this site.
- If you have any questions about immigration, you can contact an AILA Immigration Attorney about your case.
- Please see information from the Oregon State Bar or AILA on Notario Fraud.
In the upcoming months, High School Seniors will be getting ready to find their paths into the world. Whatever path they choose, we applaud them and support them as a community.
For those who plan to go forward with their education – whether it be for a four-year, two-year degree, or certification, this year CACO will offer a scholarship by way of a $500.00 one-time award to those who have demonstrated a commitment to the Cambodian-American community in the United States and come from Cambodian heritage.
Student must answer (with max 1000 words) an essay regarding community service and diversity and two short essay questions (each 250 words max).
The post-secondary institution does not need to be Oregon or Washington-based.
Student must be:
1) intending to enroll in two- or four-year degree program at a technical school, community college, or university
2) demonstrate financial need
3) must have graduated from High School in Oregon and SW Washington
Other factors considered are:
- Graduates of a particular high school
- The type of college where the award may be used (public, private, nonprofit, for-profit)
- School can be In-state or anywhere in the United States
- Demonstration of financial need is considered
- Cumulative GPA
- College Major
- Active Demonstration of Community Service
Please submit the completed application form AND
- Your most recent High School Transcript,
- One Letter of Recommendation from an educator, teacher, or school advisor
- One Reference (different the author of Letter of Recommendation)
You may mail your application to:
Cambodian-American Community of Oregon
PO Box 233, Beaverton, OR 97057
Or Email Scanned/or PDF formatted applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or Complete a Google Form (https://goo.gl/forms/dHUVNLpcxXJOnIj13)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 28th, 2018