Sarasota Celebrates 1st Anniversary with 1st Annual Mother’s Day Banquet

On Sunday, May 1, the Sarasota, Florida, branch held its first annual Mother’s Day Banquet and first anniversary celebration. Seventy-five members and guests attended the luncheon and program, which featured a speaker from the neighborhood association, representatives from the Gulfcoast Chinese-American Association (GCAA) and the Sarasota Sister Cities Program, as well as Society members. Entertainment on the program included guitarist John McLaughlin, bagpiper Seth Kenny, and Chinese fan dancers from the GCAA.

As the branch does not yet have a full kitchen, Hao Wah caterers brought their mobile outdoor kitchen  on site and prepared a delicious menu, served by the capable Sarasota members, on the branch’s new TTCS-logo dishes. Guests enjoyed browsing the silent auction, which raised funds for the branch’s future projects, and schmoozing at the donation bar. 

Sarasota is already looking forward to next year’s banquet!

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One response to “Sarasota Celebrates 1st Anniversary with 1st Annual Mother’s Day Banquet

  1. billy moore

    many…..many….many……bags of congratulations are on there way to you all……way to go…..
    from taoist tai-chi beings ….looking on…..learning how it’s done……smiling with gratitude…..from the other side of your shore line……..where the mountains come down to the sea…..you’ve got it ….Ireland…..

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