2014 CRAB FEED

by Hal G. Gin

On Saturday, February 22, nearly 250 Wa Sung members, their families and guests all with hearty appetites for crab converged at the Boy's and Girl's Club in San Leandro for the much anticipated annual Wa Sung Crab Feed. For many, this was a "not-to-be missed" gathering where everyone will feast on an ample share of crab, pasta, and salad and also knowing the proceeds raised at this fundraiser goes towards supporting Wa Sung's Scholarship Program.

The Crab Feed success is the result of months of detailed planning, preparation, and coordination. Behind the scene were a team of dedicated volunteers who worked hard to make this event flow flawlessly. Accolades are in order for the four co-chairs, Jeff and Cindy Quon, Genie Young, and Garrienne Nakano. Gratitudes and appreciations are in order for the many committee chairs and their team members. Special thanks to the high school Interact students who were so courteous as servers. The kitchen staff worked especially hard cracking and separating 800 pounds of crab and preparing the juicy roast prime rib of beef for the non-crab eaters. This was indeed outstanding teamwork!

We thank Stephen and Theresa Woo who donated $1,000 in honor of Lena Fong for our scholarship fund during the crab feed event. Stephen was a 1972 Wa Sung scholarship recipient and currently works at Intel. It is always gratifying to see our past Merit Scholarship recipients give back so that future recipients can reap the benefits of our Merit Scholarships.

What's a Crab Feed without raffle tickets, door prizes and the silent auction? Sales of the raffle tickets for the Triple/Triple drawings were brisk. For $20, buyers walked away with enough tickets the length of both stretched arms. Our 2014 Wa Sung Princess, Alexa Hart, selected the three lucky winners' names. Joyce Chin, James Peterson, and Kathie Chappell each won $300. Thank you Kathie Chappell for donating $150 back to Wa Sung. Door prize winners were Stanley Eng, Nancy Huey, Alex Lock, and Janet Thiry. There were many unique items at the silent auction table so generously and graciously donated by members and friends.

Edgar Woo was a master in his emcee role. He generated and maintained a high level of excitement and enthusiasm throughout the evening and particularly with the crowd pleaser, "Name That Tune" Contest.

"Satisfied" and "contented" are two words that best described how the members, friends, and guests were at the end of the event. Thanks everyone for a great evening, and we will see you next year!