WHEREAS Brother Edward Leon, Jr. had served loyally and faithfully with the Alliance Los Angeles Lodge for over 39 years and as lodge president in 1989 and 1990;
WHEREAS Brother Leon, was active with the Kiwanis and served on the Board of Directors of the L.A.C.A.C.A. Community Action until his passing;
WHEREAS Brother Leon was a Los Angeles Lodge Grand Representative and served as a delegate at Alliance convention's Grand Council;
WHEREAS Brother Leon served in the United States Navy as an Electrical Technician and was stationed in San Diego on the U.S.S. Prairie;
WHEREAS Brother Edward Leon, Jr. served 38 years with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power until 1988 and then joined the City Bureau of Contract Administration as a Construction Inspector and remained with them for 24 years until his passing;
WHEREAS Brother Leon was a constant source of wisdom and encouragement, giving generously of his leadership, expertise, time and other resources;
WHEREAS the passing of Leon created a void within the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Chinese American community which will be difficult to fill;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Grand Council, in memory of Brother Edward Leon, Jr. present a plaque to his loved ones in recognition of his long and dedicated service to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the Chinese American community, and the United States of America.