Posted on 11 October 2012.
The Northwest Asian Weekly would like to thank our friends and supporters for helping us celebrate our 30th anniversary. The gala was made so much more special by your attendance. Here’s to another 30 years!
Photos by Hut Kwan and George Liu
From left: Dow Constantine, Marcie Maxwell, Jim Dawson
Emcee Andy Wappler
Emcee Molly Shen
Jay Inslee speaking with Washington Supreme Court Justice Steve Gonzalez
Entertainment was provided by multiple ethnic groups, including a Korean fan dance by Morning Star.
Assunta Ng with former students Evelyn Hou, Kwan Wong, and Wong’s wife Grace Lee
Tony Au leading Jay Inslee’s dragon with the dragon pearl.
Maun leading Rob McKenna’s dragon with the dragon pearl.
Gubernatorial candidates Rob McKenna and Jay Inslee led the dragon dance that opened the event.
Approximately 650 guests attended the anniversary gala.
Bob Hasegawa, Itu Dash, and Debadutta Dash
Assunta Ng and Mimi Gates
Bruce Harrell presents the Asian Weekly award to PEMCO’s Sue McNab.
Martha Choe presents award to Awan Kazi from State Farm Insurance.
Kip Tokuda presents award to Tomoko Matsuno from Uwajimaya.
Rhythms of India
Master Hong Jiyiao
Sue Taoka with Donnie Chin
Bill Gates Sr. and Constance Proctor
Bob Santos sings “What a Wonderful World”