Judge Sandra Otaka, a member of the Chicago JACL and a leader in the Asian American community, has passed away.
Approximately 400 people attended International Community Health Services’ (ICHS) annual gala, held at the Westin Hotel in Seattle. The event raised $119,000. ♦
The first annual Verizon Wireless Asian Pacific American Heritage Bash was held on May 30 at Trinity Night Club in Seattle to honor and celebrate local Asian American and Pacific Islander leaders, influencers, and community members. ♦
The Center for Career Alternatives (CCA) Executive Director Alan Sugiyama was presented with an award by Goodwill President and CEO Ken Colling at its appreciation breakfast at Benaroya Hall. CCA was honored as Goodwill’s Outstanding Nonprofit Community Partner for its commitment to changing the lives of disadvantaged youth. ♦
Sen. Paull H. Shin (D–Edmonds) was honored for the Joint Government Affairs Committee’s (JGAC) Business Champion Award. The Everett Area, South Snohomish County, and Monroe chambers of commerce recognized Shin at the 2009 Legislative Recognition Breakfast at the Everett Golf & Country Club. ♦
The 10th Annual National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (CAPACD) Conference in Washington, D.C., was held at the Liaison Hotel. The conference was called, “Celebrating a Decade of Unity: A Time of Change.” ♦
Past and present members of the Asian Pacific Islander Leadership Foundation’s (ACLF) Community Leaders Program had its 10-year reunion at Twist Lounge in Belltown. ♦
By Sam Dolnick The Associated Press MUNIMPUR, India (AP) — For generations, the men of Munimpur worked in their sun-baked wheat fields, rising before dawn to till the same soil their grandfathers plowed.