The InterIm Community Development Association celebrated its 40th anniversary on Sept. 19 with practical strategies. The event used to include silent and live auctions, eliminated all those. Instead, this year it presented a panel of people who reflected the history and needs of the community.
This is a bad year for any type of fund-raising due to the recession. It is hard for the organizers to meet its goals.
I was impressed with the presence of all the politicians and political candidates. InterIm still pulls a lot of clout.
The dinner ended at 8:15 p.m., an unusual move for an Asian community event. Many Asian community organizers are notorious for starting as well as ending late.