On behalf of the Bay Area Region, we are very excited to share with you that APAPA had a very successful 3rd Annual API Heritage Month Celebration hosted by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee and the San Francisco Supervisors. It was held May 24, 2012 at the San Francisco City Hall. The event was supported by many national, state & local leaders including Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, Congressman Mike Honda, State Controller John Chiang, State Assemblymember & Assembly Majority Leader Fiona Ma, Secretary of State Debra Bowen, Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee and others. There were 500 people in attendance. The evening was filled with high spirit and great excitement.
We would like to thank the Bay Area Regional President, Joel Wong for his leadership and hard work, Bay Area Regional Vice Chair & Event Chair Phong La and the SF Board members and event chairs: Billy Chan, Jason Chan, Albert Chang, Angela D'Anna, Chris Do, Tim Ho, Hsing Kung, Steven Lee, Wendell Lin, Don Sun, Albert Wang, CC & Regina Yin and James Yu. Special thanks to Steven Lee for the outstanding performers and Frances Dinglasan as Emcee. Thank you to John & Lucy Oback for the beautiful program books, Albert Chang & Elaine Chiu for the special Chinese dim sum, David Ho, Edwin Prather & Jason Chan for their leadership and support, Angela D'Anna & Wendell Lin for the Internship Program, Phong La for program management and Don Son for beautiful and effective floor signages. Thanks for the generous financial support of Walter Wong, Stuart & Rhoda Hing, Felix & Betty Yin Lin, Harris & Mary Yin Liu, and Robert & Lena Yin.
We would also like to thank the following:
Corporate Presenting Sponsors: Chevron, AT&T, Yin McDonald's/Yin Foundation, PG&E, Academy of Art University
Corporate Diamond Sponsors: Sandy Chau, Comcast, Southwest Airlines, Verizon, WalMart, Andrew KC Wong
Gold Sponsors: Grant Palace Restaurant (Albert Chang & Elaine Chiu), Stuart & Rhoda Hing, Felix & Betty Yin Lin, Harris & Mary Yin Liu, Moonstar Restaurant, Robert & Lena Yin
The San Francisco Board is planning a thank you & celebration party for the committee members, supporters and volunteers of this event in the coming weeks.
We should all be proud of such an outstanding celebration through a strong partnership between government, business and the community. Looking forward to next year's celebration in San Francisco.
CC Yin, Founder & Chair
Amy Tong, Vice-Chair
Lucy Oback, President
Albert Wang, Bay Area Regional Chair