HCJ members and friends came together to celebrate the 2017 year and to see their 2018 BOD installed at the annual Awards & Installation Banquet held on Saturday, February 3 the Officer’s Club at Kaneohe Marine Corp Base Hawaii. (Many thanks to HCJ Director John Irwin for sponsoring us!) The lunch program was skillfully emcee’d by 2011 HCJ President Anthony Sato and new member, Brannagan Mukaisu. 2017 HCJ President Sarah Young gave an eloquent speech thanking all for their support and enthusiasm during her very ambitious and productive year at the helm. Awards were given to Suzie Wallace and Andrew Lee for winning Outstanding New Member(s), Alan Ho for Jaycee of the Year, Izzy Castillo for winning Outstanding Officer, and a special honorary member recognition was bestowed to Lisa Nakasone for her contributions to the chapter.
After lunch, 2018 JCI Hawaii President Tyler Hiranaka installed President Milly Chang and her Board and tasked them all with continuing the legacy of the GREAT Honolulu Chinese Jaycees and the JCI movement. A silent auction, raffle drawings and photo booth (#HCJLegacy, #HCJEmpowers) gave old and new friends the opportunity to mingle and share a laughter or two. We look forward to all positive change President Milly Chang and HCJ will accomplish this year!