Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebration
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the County Operations Center
APACE celebrated Asian Pacific Heritage Month on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at the County Operations Center (COC) Plaza. This was an important event that acknowledged and celebrated Asian and Pacific Islander cultures and officially launched and inducted APACE leadership. Our keynote speaker was California State Controller, John Chiang. County officials were also in attendance, including: Supervisor Ron Roberts, Supervisor Greg Cox, Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg, Chief Administrative Officer Helen Robbins-Meyer, and Registrar of Voters Michael Vu.
APACE would like to sincerely thank our volunteers, event sponsors, 'fashionistas', and guest speakers, without which, our event would not have been a success.
Volunteers: Joneal Chu, Horace Ebreo, Dana Hua, John Lee, Maeden Militar, Michael Ngo, Nancy Pham, Kevin Preston, and Michelle Priebe.
Photographer: Chrys Flor
Singers of the Star Spangled Banner: Rowena "Rowie" Mesina, Flordeliza "Liza" Marcial, and Myra Lopez.
Fashion Show Participants: Saila Keo (representing Cambodia); Angela Chen, Jenny Chen, Chen Du, Vivian He, Hope Hong, Cindy Hwang, Xiaofeng Li, and Liz Yu (representing China); Kyehee Kim (representing Korea); Vaidehi Balaji (representing India); Christina Bounyasaeng (representing Laos); Ardee Apostol and V-Marie Barnache (representing the Philippines); Loreta Ah-You-Fiame and Lissa Tysall (representing Samoa); and My Linh Tran (representing Vietnam).
Resource Booths: Clerk of the Board; County Employees Charitable Organization (CECO); County Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), including: African American Association of County Employees (AAACE), County of San Diego Filipino-American Employees' Association (CSDFEA); LGBT & Allies; and the San Diego County Latino Association (SDCLA); Kaiser Permanente HealthSpot; Live Well San Diego; Office of Ethics and Compliance; Registrar of Voters (ROV); Retired Employees of San Diego County (RESDC); San Diego County Library; Kalusugan Community Services; Operation Samahan; and the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego (PALSD).
Sponsors: Ahi Sushi & Grill; Asian Bistro; Khan's Cave Grill & Tavern; Manila Sunset Grille; Mira Mesa Auto Techs, Inc.; Mo`olelo Performing Arts Company; Phuong Trang Restaurant; Plumeria Thai Cuisine; Red Ribbon Bakeshop in Mira Mesa; RESDC; San Diego Chinese Historical Museum; Tandoor Indian Restaurant; and USS Midway Museum.