March 21, 2023

Bloomington, Minn. (Aug. 14, 2010) – The Chinese American Information Storage Society – Minnesota Chapter held its annual summer picnic at Hyland Lake Park last Saturday, drawing around 100 adults and kids for a potluck event with lots of games and fun.

Kaizhong Gao, president, CAISS-MN, said the event was a great success.

“On behalf of CAISSMN, I would like to especially thank Tina Zhang, Liang Zhou for hosting and organizing this picnic, and Amy Liu for support along the way,” said Gao.

The picnic offered a chance to meet with the new Chinese Consulate General from Chicago, who arrived and discussed visa and passport renewal issues with representatives from different organizations. The leaders enjoyed the information meeting that saved some people the trip to Chicago, and planned to meet again in the Twin Cities later in the year.

The event was also a chance to congratulate the CAISS-MN dragon boat racing team, which was organized by Feng Li to compete at the Dragon Festival in July.

CAISS-MN ( is a non-profit and non political organization that exists to promote the welfare of Chinese professionals working in U.S. storage industries. It promotes business, professional and employment opportunities through interactive activities.

Its mission is to increase knowledge in technology, applications and business opportunities in the information storage industry through education including seminars and conferences.

CAISS-MN also promotes cooperation and exchange among North American, Asian Pacific and international scientists, engineers, management and professionals in the information storage industry.

In addition to sponsoring professional training and networking events, CAISS-MN has held fund-raising events for Sichuan earthquake relief, and co-sponsors social and cultural events such as the “Passage to China”, Chinese New Year and summer picnics.

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