Resolution: In Memory of Wilbur K. Woo

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Woo had served the Alliance faithfully and loyally for 62 years and as President of the Los Angeles Lodge in 1961 and 1962;

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Woo served in various national positions, culminating as the Grand President from 1963 to 1967, helped gain passage of the 1965 Civil Rights Act and was active as Past Grand President;

WHEREAS in addition to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, Brother Wilbur Woo was a leader in the business and banking communities; served as Chairman of the Board of the Chinese Times, as the President of the Chinese Chamber of Commerce, owner of Chungking Produce Company and Vice President of Cathay Bank;

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Woo served as Founder and Chairman of the California-Taiwan Trade and Investment Council and as Overseas Chinese Representative to the Taiwan Legislature and a member of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Commission, the California World Trade Commission and the California Commission for Economic Development;

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Woo truly believed in giving back to the community with his financial support to numerous non-profit organizations and specially Huntington Library Chinese Garden, and served as a founding board member of the Los Angeles C.A.C.A. Community Action, Inc.;

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Woo endowed the UCLA Anderson School of Management Wilbur K. Woo Greater China Business Conference held annually to discuss China's role in the global economy;

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Woo received the UCLA's International Student Center's Neil H. Jacoby Award, recognizing individuals for their work to enhance relations with other nations and their respective cultures;

WHEREAS Brother Wilbur Wu was a constant source of wisdom and encouragement, giving generously of his leadership, expertise, time, and other resources;

WHEREAS the passing of Brother Wilbur Woo on November 12, 2012, created a void within the Chinese American Citizens Alliance and the Chinese and Asian American community which will be difficult to fill;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the 52nd Grand Council, in memory of Brother Wilbur K. Wu, to present after the convention a plaque to his family, in recognition of his long and dedicated service to the Chinese American Citizens Alliance, the Asian American community, and the United States of America.

Additional Information

Los Angeles Times: Wilbur K. Woo dies at 96; a leader of L.A.'s Chinese community
UCLA Anderson School of Management: Wilbur Woo Biography

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