Monday, August 07, 2006

Northwest Asian Weekly

In case you missed it in the

The Chinese Information and Service Center netted $25,750 — more than the final 10 percent needed to complete its Moving On Up campaign — at a dinner July 30 at New Kowloon Restaurant. The money helps the agency move its headquarters to a larger, more updated space at 611 S. Lane St. in Chinatown/International District. Guests at the dinner included Lt. Gov. Brad Owen and Hong Van Mac, who was asked to provide an impromptu auction donation. He agreed to host a lunch for four inside his Olympia office during the next legislative session, at which he will explain the nuts and bolts of the Legislature. For $600, Ruoxi Zhang and her husband Victor Wu were the winning bidders. Later, Mac said he would donate the final $1,450 needed to bring the evening’s totals to an even $25,000 only if Owen plays the saxophone at an upcoming event at the restaurant. The lieutenant governor agreed. Also at the dinner was Duc Tran (pictured above, left, with CISC director Alaric Bien), owner of Viet-Wah Supermarket, who worked at the agency soon after coming to Seattle as a refugee. Tran donated $500 that evening.

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