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Succeeded CALA Annual Awards Banquet

CALA Annual Awards Banquet @ San Francisco

As ALA Annual Conference hold at San Francisco in June, CALA local chapter members worked hard to host the annual awards banquet, which was at San Francisco on 6/28/2015.   There were 120 people attended the banquet, who were not only from the U.S. and Canada, but also some from mainland China and Taiwan. During the banquet, we have honored our best author of the year and CALA members and leadership, and recruited new members . In addition, our friend, APALA has donated books to everyone.

Appreciation from Carol Gee (Immediate past CALA President), CALA Board, CALA Executive Committee to the Local Arrangement Committee’s hard work of restaurant searching , food testing, contacting and organizing activities,  donating door prizes, and preparation.

CALA Northern California Chapter Local Arrangement Committee Members, from left to right: Doris , Shu-hua, Jessica, Jianye, YiPing, Amy. Photographer: Richard Le

local arrangement committee members

local arrangement committee members

Carol Gee

Carol Gee


Amy Kuo & delegation from Taiwan



Xinjiang Dance performing

Xinjiang Dance performing

Belly Dance

Belly Dance

Weiling Liu's Peacock Dance

Weiling Liu’s Peacock Dance

Patty Wong & her mom

Patty Wong & her mom














CALA Annual Awards Banquet (6/28)

Chinese American Librarians Association,

an Affiliate of American Libraries Association,

Annual Awards Banquet, 2015

nca.chapters.cala wp content uploads 2015 05 CALABanquetInvitation_2015.pdf

banquet invitation


Date: 6/28/2015, 6:30pm-9:30pm

On-site registration starts at 6PM

Location:  Imperial Palace Restaurant, 3rd Floor banquet room ,
818 Washington St. San Francisco CA 94108   (by Waverly Place and Grand Ave Chinatown)

Early bird registration by June 11, 2015 (Tuesday):   Register Now*

[for CALA members, you may login for express process] (Payment methods: PayPal (credit) or check. See details below.)
Members: $35
Student Members: $25
Non-members: $40

Late and on-site registration (after 6/11/2015)
Members $40
Non-members: $45

Due to limited space, we cannot guarantee seats for those who register on-site. Please take advantage of the early bird registration. Thank you for your understanding.

Please contact us for any questions related to the registration.
CALA 2015 Annual Award Banquet Local Arrangement Committee
YiPing Wang (Chair), Doris Tseng, Amy Kuo, Julia Tang, Richard Le, Jianye He.


  1. 錦綉拼盤  (combination appetizers)
  2. 玉子龍鳯球 (chicken & scallop)
  3. 核桃蝦仁 (walnut shrimp)
  4. 海鮮豆腐湯 (seafood & tofu soup)
  5. 䈡油淋黃毛雞  (Fresh Chicken with scallions)
  6. 北京烤鴨 (Peking Duck)
  7. 雲耳炒勝瓜 (vegetable dish)
  8. 非洲鰂魚 (全魚清蒸 Steamed whole fish))
  9. 煎堆 (Glutinous rice sesame balls – dessert)


  • Belly dance by Janey Sheau-yueh He
  • Folk dance by Weiling Lu
  • Mongolian Dance by Wei Wei Prior (吳唯唯)
  • Irish Whistle by  K.C. Jiang  (江國城)
  • Bian lian 变脸 (Face Chaning) and Chi Gong Magic by Daniel

Direction from Moscone Convention Center
Walking: Total 1 mile

  1. Head northeast toward Howard St (230 ft)
  2. Slight right at Howard St (299 ft)
  3. Turn right toward 3rd St (269 ft)
  4. Turn left onto 3rd St (0.2 mi)
  5. Continue onto Kearny St (466 ft)
  6. Turn right onto Grant Ave (0.5 mi)
  7. Turn left onto Washington St (85 ft)
    The restaurant is on the right

Public Transportation: Cost $2.25

  1. Head northeast toward Howard St
  2. Slight right at Howard St
  3. Turn right onto 3rd St
  4. Take 30towards Van Ness & North Point @ 3rd & Howard St, 6 stops
  5. Get off at Stockton St & Clay St
  6. Head north on Stockton St toward Clay St
  7. Turn right onto Washington st
    The restaurant is on the left

CALA-NCA Traditional Chinese Banquet for the 110th CLA Conference at San Jose, November 16, 2008

On November 16 evening in Dynasty Chinese Seafood Restaurant, San Jose, CALA-NC hosted the traditional Chinese Banquet for the 110th CLA Conference. The traditional CALA banquet provided the VIPs and guests with wonderful Chinese sea food and entertainment, such as the Chinese folk dance, erhu, and yang-qin solo. At the banquet the guests enjoyed numerous delightful door prizes, generously donated by NCA Board officers and Menxiong Liu. Our sincerest thanks go to the hard work of the Board officers and NCA members, especially to Fang Gu, Janet Lin, Mengxing Liu, Nancy Fong, Anling Wu and Yi Liang.

(Click on photo to enlarge)





CALA-NCA Traditional Chinese Banquet for the 108th CLA Conference at Sacramento, November, 2006

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).