CACA Los Angeles Lodge Centennial Gala, May 26, 2012

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rick Eng, (562) 572-9943
             cacalalodge@gmail.com

HAPPY 100TH C.A.C.A. LOS ANGELES!

CACA Los Angeles Lodge Centennial Gala, May 26, 2012

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (May 15, 2012)--One hundred years ago on May 15, 1912, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance (C.A.C.A.) established a presence in the City of Los Angeles in the form of a lodge in what was then known as Old Chinatown. The Los Angeles Lodge of C.A.C.A. would be a leading community participant, and its members, important community leaders devoted to public good. In the 1930s, then Lodge president Peter Soo Hoo was a key figure in the creation and development of New Chinatown after the old enclave was dislocated due to eminent domain. The efforts for a new home began then and almost a decade later the new headquarters for Los Angeles C.A.C.A. was opened at 415 Bamboo Lane in Chinatown in 1956. The building remains to this day the headquarters of the Los Angeles Lodge of C.A.C.A.

One hundred years of service to the community and struggle and achievement against adversity and injustice will be celebrated at the Centennial Gala of the Los Angeles Lodge on Saturday, May 26, 2012, at the Hilton Hotel in San Gabriel, located at 225 West Valley Blvd., San Gabriel, CA 91776. Individual tickets are $100 per person. Sponsorship levels are Diamond ($10,000.00); Jade ($5,000.00); Gold ($2,500.00); Silver ($1,500.00); and Bronze ($1,000.00). The evening event will begin at 5:30pm. For more information on the gala, please visit www.cacala.org

All tax-deducible contributions from the Centennial Gala will benefit C.A.C.A. Community Action, a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established to provide educational and public service programs for the benefit of the community. For more information on ticket purchases, reservations and sponsorship, donor and volunteer opportunities please email cacalalodge@gmail.com.

Established in 1895, the Chinese American Citizens Alliance is one of the nation's oldest civil rights organization championing the rights of Chinese Americans. In 1912, lodges were founded in the cities of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. For more information on the history and accomplishments of C.A.C.A., visit www.cacanational.org.

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