Cathay Post members gather before a May 16 meeting at the New Hong Kong Restaurant. Post members are pictured in back row, from left: Tom Lehning, Dick Kay, Bill Chin, Lip Mar, Francis Gregory, Jackson Chan and Terry Nichols. Front row (from left): Seattle University Army ROTC members Casey Madayag and Jose Quintanilla. • Photo by Tuyen Kim Than
Cathay Post members gather before a May 16 meeting at the New Hong Kong Restaurant. Post members are pictured in back row, from left: Tom Lehning, Dick Kay, Bill Chin, Lip Mar, Francis Gregory, Jackson Chan and Terry Nichols. Front row (from left): Seattle University Army ROTC members Casey Madayag and Jose Quintanilla. • Photo by Tuyen Kim Than

A special luncheon to honor Cathay Post 186’s World War II members and celebrate their 70th Anniversary happens on August 24.

At the end of WWII, the Cathay Post 186 was formed by returning Chinese American veterans because discrimination prevented them from joining existing Posts.  The Cathay Post provided an outlet for community and social service to the community. Over the years, the Post has assisted needy veterans, marched in parades, participated in and still conducts the annual Hing Hay Memorial Day ceremony. It has supported Kin On, The Wing Luke Museum, the Asian Resource Center, Chong Wa Benevolent Association, the Chinese Community Girls Drill Team, Children Christmas Party, Moon Festival, the New Year’s dinner and dance, and many, many other community events and organizations.  

The program at the luncheon will include a special preview about the Cathay Post adopted as a TV documentary with Ron Chew as narrator, recognizing and awarding Cathay Post’s scholarship winners and short speeches from community leaders like Ambassador Gary Locke.  The dress is business casual.  

The waterfront view of Palisade. • Photo from Palisade's website.
The waterfront view of Palisade. • Photo from Palisade’s website.

The event happens at Palisade (Elliott Bay Marina) 2601 West Marina Place; Seattle, WA 98199 on August 24 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Cost is $110/person. (This includes a full course meal:  Soup/salad, Prime Rib, King Salmon; or Organic Braised Chicken; choice of deserts and a glass of wine which covers the actual cost of the meal.)

To register, contact Lloyd Hara at [email protected] or (206) 283-9681. Provide your name, address, phone, email, and the number of any additional guests and their names. Make out the check to: Cathay Post 186 and mail to:  Lloyd Hara, 466 Smith St. Seattle, WA 98109. Registration must be received by August 19.   

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