On November 12 evening in the Chinese restaurant of Fortune House, Sacramento, CALA-NC hosted the traditional Chinese Banquet for the CLA Conference. About 100 people came to the banquet including Susan Hildreth, California State Librarian; Susan Negreen, Executive Director of California Library Association; Margaret Miles, CLA 2006 President and Diana Wu, CALA Immediate Past President.
For this banquet, CALA-NC prepared various entertainment programs with children and CALA supporter’s performances. All people at the banquet were impressed with demonstration of Guzheng played by four lovely Chinese children. Suona (Chinese Trumpet) performed by Mr. Xie Hongtao was another pleasant hit with its distinctively loud and high-pitched sound. The solo of Nessum Dorma from “Turandot” and duet: Brindisi from “La traviata” performed by Chen Jienjun and Deng Lili received a warm applause from the banquet audience. We had various door prizes raffle drawings during the dinner.
Dinner with Susan Hildreth, California State Librarian (right forth); Susan Negreen, Executive Director of California Library Association (right third); Margaret Miles, CLA 2006 President (right sixth), Diana Wu, CALA Immediate Past President (left third) and Fang Gu, president of CALA-NC (left second).