Friday, December 7, 2007

OCA 19th Anniversary Awards Dinner

Classy event last night at The Far East Restaurant. OCA - Organization of Chinese Americans had their annual awards dinner "Diversity Through Communication & Service".

Three great honorees:

Jan Yanehiro - You might remember she hosted"Evening Magazine" on KPIX. With this tv program the magazine format for television was born and it was the first show to use video instead of film. Currently she is executive producer and correspondent on "Pacific Fusion" which is a television magazine airing nationally.

Chinese Newcomers Services Center -"one-stop" information/referral agency attempting to meet needs of non-English speaking Chinese families arriving in the United States .

Asian Week - National English-language newsweekly for the Asian Pacific American Community. James Fang accepted the award. Ted Fang and Samson Wong were also there to accept the award.

Sherman Tang, the San Francisco Bay Chapter President welcomed everyone and Claudine Cheng, Past OCA National President and Chair of the OCA National Center Campaign spoke and made a presentation on OCA's National Center.

I sat at a great table, lots of fun and great food! Attendees included Assemblywoman Fiona Ma, Harriet Ishomoto spoke for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, Donald Masuda, Lawrence Wong, Bill Barnes, Jim Wachob, David Wong for Mark Leno , Hoover Lee, Bob Dockendorff, Eddie Chin, Jason Chan for Mayor Newsom and Janry Mak for Congressman Tom Lantos, Julie Soo, Frances Hsieh for Carole Migden and Francisco Hsieh.

OCA - San Francisco - Dedicated to advancing the social, political and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States.
c/o Sherman Tang, 17 Walter U. Lum Place, San Francisco, Ca. 94108 415-274-6750 Email:

OCA National Office, 1322 18th Street, NW Washington DC 20036-1803 20036 Phone: 202-223-5500

Chinese Newcomers Service Center - 777 Stockton St. #104 San Francisco, Ca. 94108

Asian Week , 809 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94108 - Phone: 415-397-7258

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