South Pasadena Chinese American Gala
The South Pasadena Chinese American club has celebrated its 30th anniversary in the style of a gala. This gala was held at a city club in downtown Los Angeles on the 51st floor of the city national bank. Tickets to the event were $125 per person unless guests wanted to enjoy a VIP hour in the skyscraper clubs bar, this would cost $200. SPMS students were able to enter free for volunteering. The South Pasadena Chinese American club has a goal of encouraging community service and promoting Chinese culture and educational programs. The first president of the Chinese American community was Paul Zee. They started a nonprofit organization, an after school program that help children learn Mandarin at early age. Many SPMS students helped to sell $10 balloons for a chance to win prizes. They were also able to sell 50/50 raffle tickets. Entertainment included stilt walkers in traditional Chinese address and a lion dancer. SPMS students participate in many extra curricular including helping at outside-of-school events.