Photos courtesy of Kimmy Huynh.
In the heart of San Francisco’s Chinatown and on the fifth floor of Empress of China Restaurant with spectacular views of downtown, this year’s 2013 Court gathered together to help Chinese American Democratic Club with its 55th Annual Dinner. CADC is the oldest Chinese American political club in the United States. The organization aims to develop meaningful political awareness within the Chinese American community, foster active participation in the democratic process of government, encourage Chinese candidates to run for elective office, and advocate issues relevant to the empowerment and civil rights of Chinese Americans.
This year’s CADC Annual Dinner drew dozen’s of political and city officials throughout California including keynote speaker Judy Chu, U.S. Representative for California’s 27th congressional district, and guest speaker Bob Filner, Mayor of San Diego. Miss Vietnam of Northern California Intercollegiate was fortunate to interact with a such influential people from all areas of California. In addition, MVNCI helped to sell hundreds of raffle tickets that went toward various prizes including a rare ginseng red wine valued at over $5,000 and a GIA certified round diamond valued at over $2,000.
Not only that, but the Court members were also fortunate to meet a fellow pageant queen, National Miss California Helen Hua. It was especially heartwarming when Helen shared that she has years of experience participating in multiple local and national pageants, but she has never witnessed a group of Court members who were so close and worked so well with each other. It was also very humbling when she shared that oftentimes the harmonious relationship among Court members is a reflection of the Queen of the Court.
The CADC Annual Dinner was a memorable night for the MVNCI Court members and we look forward to working with CADC in the future. To learn more about CADC, please visit www.sfcadc.org.