The banquet began with a rousing lion dance performance by NW Kungfu and Fitness. Distinguished guests included: speakers TECO Director General Vincent Yao, 11th District Senator Bob Hasagawa,State Representative Sharon Tomiko Santos of the 37th District, King County Chief of Staff Mike Fong, and Seattle Deputy Mayor Hyeok Kim. Chinese school children addressed banqueters in Mandarin, followed by Chinese Girls Drill Team dancers.
A lively live auction ensued, with ferocious bidding over favored items, such as a gorgeous jade bracelet. Attendees belted out popular songs, karaoke style. Many happy attendees left with raffle baskets; Lucky Raymond Wah won the grand prize of an Eva Air Ticket to Taiwan!