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April 5, 2005 > CBC kicks-off 13th Annual Fundraiser

CBC kicks-off 13th Annual Fundraiser

by Teresa Yin Wong

Mark your calendars for Citizens for Better Community's 13th annual Spring Celebration event on Saturday, April 16 at the Flamingo Palace. This year's dinner program will be the first U.S. debut of the very popular and talented musical group "Perfect Ten," an all female ensemble from Taiwan playing modern and classical music on ancient Chinese instruments.

"We are proud to share our rich culture and heritage by recruiting and promoting Chinese American consciousness in our local community," said Susanna Wong, CBC Director and Event Chair.

Founded in 1992, Citizens for Better Community is a non-profit organization that serves to motivate Chinese-American involvement in the community in areas of education, health, business, and community service. Each year, CBC raises its operating funds through the annual Spring Celebration fundraiser with a portion of the proceeds being donated directly back to other local organizations that generously support the community as well. Past beneficiaries of the Spring Celebration have included the Fremont Senior Services, Fremont Education Foundation, Alameda County Library Foundation, Ohlone College Foundation, Washington Hospital Healthcare System and many others.

"This allows us to support other local organizations which play an instrumental role in enhancing the community we live in," said Teresa Yin Wong, CBC Director.

In addition to the debut of Perfect Ten, CBC will also be presenting its 2005 "Citizen of the Year" award to Garrett Yee and "Volunteer of the Year" award to Karen Chen.

Yee has been an invaluable contributor to CBC and the local community at large by currently serving a four-year term on the Ohlone College Board of Trustees and staying active in CBC, Ohlone College Foundation, Mission Peak Boy Scout District, Redevelopment Appeals Board for the city of Fremont and the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel.

Chen is also being recognized for her commendable dedication to CBC's Summer Internship Program, which provides students an opportunity to work in legislative offices around the Bay Area.

For sponsorship and ticketing information, please contact Kathy Jang by phone at (510) 790-0740 or register online at

Annual Spring Celebration
Saturday, April 16
6 pm
Flamingo Palace
4100 Peralta Blvd, Fremont
(510) 790-0740

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