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The Iowa Chinese in Agriculture (ICIA), a non-profit and volunteer-based 501(c)3 organization, was established in 2006. ICIA members consist of professionals in research, education, production, and business in agriculture across Iowa. ICIA’s mission is to provide a platform to serve our local communities and to organize Chinese culture related events/activities to improve member’s after-work life (and at-work life). ICIA also to foster a favorable environment for attracting, retaining, and motivating world  class agricultural professionals to work in Iowa.

Zuo-Yu Zhao’s Retirement Farewell and Mid-Autumn Festival Celebration PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 September 2013 17:47

Zuo-Yu Zhao’s Retirement Farewell and Mid-Autumn Festival Party was held at Crown Point Community Service Center on August 31st, 2013. More than 200 people attended the celebration including ICIA members and their families, Dr. Yuh-Yuan Shyy and his Chinese visiting scholars at ISU, and Dr. Shihuang Zhang and his delegates from China.

Four board members retired from ICIA board this year.  They are Bing-bing Wang (president 2012-2013), Bing Yang, Joe Zhao, and Ainong Shi. A small gift was awarded to them to appreciate their contributions to ICIA. Yang Wang, Wengang Zhou, Jianming Yu (ISU), and Jingkai Zou were elected as new ICIA board members. Xiaomei Shi, Yang Wang, Wengang Zhou, Wang-nan Hu, Jingru Xu, Xin Ji, Jason Qing were recognized as ICIA volunteer award winners.

All Chinese scholars, delegates from China, and new ICIA members introduced themselves at the beginning of the party. Then, Deping Xu, a Sr. ICIA member, presented Zuo-Yu Zhao's achievements on scientific research, contributions to our community including ICIA, PAAN, and Chinese school, and role model impact on Chinese employees and people around him. Emily Wu, Gusui Wu, Zhanshan Dong, Terry Hu and many others talked their own examples about Zhao's impact on company business and their own growth.

Yang Wang showed Lao Zhao's photos with humor expressions and music to recall Lao Zhao's involvement in our ICIA events and other activities and contributions to our community.  Xiaomei Shi imagined Lao Zhao's retirement life using humor pictures and poem. ICIA also made a photo album which included Lao Zhao's photos from major events and ICIA member’s signatures.  Small gifts were given to Lao Zhao and Lao Han, Zhao's wife, to wish them a good retirement. A dance with Zhao ended his retirement celebration.

The party continued with interactions between ICIA members, Chinese visiting scholars at ISU and delegates from China. All attendees also enjoyed Lao Zhao’s retirement cake and moon cake to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival.

 
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