C100 Members Gather for Lunar New Year Dinner in San Francisco

On Saturday, January 18th, 2020, Committee of 100 members gathered at the Harborview Restaurant in San Francisco to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year. Members in attendance included Daniel Chao, Pehong Chen, Lanhee Chen, Ken Fong, Buck Gee, Larry Low, Phillip Ma, Yuan Yuan Tan, Stanley Wang, Dennis Wu, Linda Tsao Yang and their family members.

Northern California Regional Chair Ken Fong graciously hosted the dinner along with MC Dennis Wu. Special acknowledgement to the performances by the lion dancers and violinists from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Harborview Restaurant food, and fine wine from the Ho’s vineyard.

Many Elected Officials attended including: Mayor London Breed, Assessor Carmen Chu, Sherriff Paul Miyamoto, Senator Scott Weiner, Assembly Member David Chiu and Assembly Member Phil Ting. Honored Dignitaries also attended including: Consul General Wang Donghua and Madam Liu Bin, Consul Jin Wei and Consul Miao He. Community leaders in attendance included: Wilson Chu (CADC), Anni Chung (Self Help for the Elderly), Doreen Ho (Port of San Francisco), Jessica Ho (NEMS), Pius Lee (Chinatown), Minna Tao (Chamber of Commerce), Sarah Wan (CYC), Albert Wang (APAPA), Alan Wong (Stop Crime, Inc.), Joel Wong (80-20), CC Yin (APAPA).

During the evening, there was time for discussion about many issues. Buck Gee spoke about the glass ceiling initiative, and Wilson Chu confirmed that the same glass ceiling occurs in San Francisco civil service areas. Dennis and Alan Wong provided an update on the recent assaults on Chinese elders in San Francisco. Dennis emphasized the need for Americans of Chinese descent to have a voice, and he described an active effort to participate in the census count and voter registration; collaborators include APAPA, Self Help for the Elderly, Community Youth Center and NEMS. Maeley Tom (veteran of California politics having served as Chief Administrative Officer in the State Assembly and Chief of Staff to the President of the Senate) concluded the evening by speaking about the statewide initiatives to increase the number of Asians appointed to offices. Maeley worked with APAPA and the Governor’s office to select qualified Asian Americans to various appointed positions that are important to our community.

 

 

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MEMBERS INVOLVED

Daniel Chao

Corporate and Non-Profit Executive

Pehong Chen

Pioneering e-business leader

Lanhee Chen

Policy expert, Stanford University

Kenneth Fong

Venture capitalist and entreprenueur / Northern California Regional Chair

Buck Gee

Expert in tech industry and corporate executive leadership

Lawrence B. Low

Chief Legal Officer, Orrick

Philip Ma

Biotechnology Executive and Entrepreneur

Yuan Yuan Tan

Internationally-renowned ballerina

Stanley Wang

Founder, President and CEO of Pantronix Corporation

Dennis Wu

Professional CPA expert

Linda Tsao Yang

Former U.S. Ambassador and first woman Executive Director appointed

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