CVA Benefit Dinner

 

In 2019, we celebrate 45 years of the International Examiner!

Our 2019 Community Voice Award banquet will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at Joyale Restaurant.

PURCHASE TICKETS.

$80: Early bird (July 29 – Aug. 31)
$800: Early bird, table of 10
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$100: Regular price (Sept. 1 – Sept. 24)
$1,000: Table of 10

You may also mail a check in to: International Examiner, 409 Maynard Ave. S., #203, Seattle, WA 98104. Please specify that the check is for CVA tickets.

What: Community Voice Awards
When: Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019
Where: Joyale Seafood Restaurant, 900 S Jackson St Ste. 203, Seattle, WA 98104
Time: Doors open at 5:00 PM, program begins around 6:00 PM

Our program will feature music by the Bangladeshi music group Moyna and dance by Torongo – Seattle’s Bangladeshi Dance Team in collaboration with Nrityashastra School of Dance; an eight-course meal; the award ceremony; the fellowship ceremony; a dessert dash; and the opportunity to support the International Examiner. Our emcee this evening is Robert Mak.

Celebrating Asian Pacific American Leaders

Each year, as the oldest-running nonprofit pan-Asian Pacific American newspaper in the United States, we publicly honor exceptional leaders who inspire and provide incredible service to our communities. This year we honor:

Chera Amlag: Hood Famous Cafe and Bar
Shannon Gee: Seattle Channel
Lori Matsukawa: KING 5
Sue Taoka: SCIDpda and Craft 3

To inquire about sponsorship opportunities or with other questions, contact Jill Wasberg, [email protected] 

Can’t attend but want to support the International Examiner? Donate here!

Thank you to our 2019 Sponsors:

Premier:

InterIm CDA Parking Lot

Partner:


Rod and Kris Kawakami

Carolyn Kelly

Community:

American Hotel

Martha Choe

Kin On

Leslie Lum

SCIDpda

Seattle Goodwill


Past CVA Honorees

1991 CVA Honorees: Ruth Chinn, Dorothy Cordova, Quynh T. Nguyen, Frank Fujii

1992 CVA Honorees: Shigeko Uno, Van Sar, Sid Ko, Dan Ko, Frank Irigon

1993 CVA Honorees: Emiliano Francisco, Faye Hong, Phuong-Giang Nguyen, Reverend Jean Kim

1994 CVA Honorees: Ngy Hul, Ron Chew, Sue Taoka, Khamsene Thavseth

1995 CVA Honorees: Lea Armstrong, Nemesio Domingo, Jr., Ray Chinn, Emmanuelle Chi Dang

1996 CVA Honorees: Glenn Chinn Rachel Hidaka, Lua Pritchard, Dolores Sibonga

1997 CVA Honorees: Ben Woo, Ruth Woo, Ron Consego, Lysette Consego, Ick Wan Lee, Tanze Kiyono Sasaki

1998 CVA Honorees: Betty Lau, Soya Jung, Ellen Abellera, Jeffrey Hattori, Wang Yung, Ethnic Studies Students Association of the University of Washington

1999 CVA Honorees: Bob Santos, Bea Kiyohara, Alan Lau, Martha Choe

2000 CVA Honorees: Cindy Domingo, Alice Ito, Rocky Kim, Petty Patu, Sam Solberg, First Hill Lions Club

2001 CVA Honorees: Emma Catague, Doug Chin, Anne Xuan Clark, Larry Gossett, Nisei Veterans Committee (NVC)

2002 CVA Honorees: Sutapa Basu, Tony Ishisaka, Paul Mar, Lori Matsukawa, Northwest Labor Employment Law Office (LELO)

2003 CVA Honorees: David Della, Diane Narasaki, Tuyet Nguyen, Cheryl Lee, International District Housing Alliance (IDHA)

2004 CVA Honorees: Mayumi Tsutakawa, Maria Batayola, John Pai, Greg Tuai, Uwajimaya, State Farm, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

2005 CVA Honorees: Habib Habib, Jan Kumasaka, Washington Mutual, Minority Executive Directors Coalition (MEDC)

2006 CVA Honorees: Ruthann Kurose, Tony Lee, Sili Suvasa, Marpac Construction, Center for Career Alternatives

2007 CVA Honorees: Kip Tokuda, Mai Nguyen, Neighborhood House, Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, Ehren Watada

2008 CVA Honorees: Velma Veloria, Roger Shimomura, Manny Uch, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)

2009: No CVA.

2010 CVA Honorees: Sharon Maeda, Cassie Chin, Vu Le, Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF)

2011 CVA Honorees: Tosh Okamoto, Albert Shen, George “Geo” Quibuyen, Mary Nguyen, ArtsXchange Gallery

2012 CVA Honorees: Pramila Jayapal, Gloria Lung Wakayama, Dean Wong, Julie Pham, Blaine Memorial Methodist Church

2013 CVA Honorees: Pat Norikane Logerwell, Carina del Rosario, Tim Wang, Heidi Park, Executive Development Institute (EDI)

2014 CVA Honorees: Ron Chew

2015 CVA Honorees: Kathy Hsieh, Debadutta Dash, Tony Vo, Connie So, Ticiang Diangson, Vulcan Inc.

2016 CVA Honorees: Gail Nomura, Steve Sumida, Tetsuden Kashima, Jill Mangaliman, Dr. Jasmit Singh, Jamie Lee, Asia Pacific Cultural Center (APCC), Viet Wah

2017 CVA Honorees: Rita Meher, Lynette Finau, Sameth Mell, Joan Yoshitomi, Diem Ly, Amerigroup Washington

2018 CVA Honorees: Ruby de Luna, Mike Fong, Key Bank, I-Miun Liu, Quyen Pham, Phnom Penh Restaurant, Tanya Woo