38th Annual Youth for Chinese Elderly Luncheon Draws its Largest Crowd Ever
By Debbie Yee, American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter
July 25, 2010
On Monday June 7, the American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter Youth for Chinese Elderly (YCE) program held its 38th annual luncheon at the Far East Café in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Despite the current economic downturn, this year’s celebration of the YCE program drew its largest crowd yet, with nearly 400 people in attendance.
Among attendees were city officials including Assessor-Recorder Phil Ting and the chapter’s CEO Harold Brooks and Board Chair Susan Atherton. As everyone enjoyed the festive atmosphere, the YCE program and all nine YCE club presidents were also honored with proclamations from Congresswoman Jackie Spier and Supervisor David Chiu.
It was a successful day filled with wonderful food, performances and raffle prize drawings that highlighted the amazing accomplishments YCE’s youth volunteers and partners achieved by working together throughout the past year. With an eye on the past, everyone left the luncheon feeling energized and excited for what is to come in the following year.