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2017 Annual Spring Celebration Gala – Year of Rooster Booster Photos







Chinese New Year Celebration at the Fremont Main Library (1-21-2017)

Steve Cho’s Album

Mary Lynn’s Album

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Congratulations to David Bonaccorsi for being appointed to Fremont City Council.


President Dr. Gari Browning, gave update about Ohlone College last night (12/7/2016) at CBC meeting.


2016 Installation Luncheon

Henry’s photos


2016 July 4th Parade


2016 Summer TYLP Graduation


April 23, 2016 CBC Spring Celebration Gala

Marina’s Album 1

Marina’s Album 2

Marina’s Album 3

Gerry Low-Sabado’s Gala Photos

Gerry Low-Sabado’s photos

Gerry Low-Sabado’s Photos (Congratulations to Wing Ng)

Gerry Low-Sabado’s Photos (Congratulations to Anny Kang)

Gerry Low-Sabado’s Photos (Congratulations to Wendy Wong)

Mary Lynn Pelican’s photos




January 30, 2016 Chinese New Year Celebration

Fremont Bulletin photos

Gerry Low-Sabado’s photos


December 19, 2015 Christmas Party at Aegis Garden

Xmas at Aegis 2015 revised

2015 CBC Internship/Installation Luncheon (12-6-2015)

Gerry’s Album

Steve’s Album


2015 Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Celebration 9-18-2015 Photos

CBC Album


Niles Rotary Album


Tricity Voice 9-15-2015 Local Organizations Celebrate Moon Festival



World Journal 8-31-2015 



World Journal 8-31-2015



MG Garrett Yee was promoted to the CIO/G-6 team last week. He will serve as the Army lead for network modernization and the Military Deputy, Cybersecurity Directorate. Prior to joining CIO/G-6, MG Yee simultaneously served as the Commander, 335th Signal Command, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; G6, U.S. Army Central; CJ6 Coalition Joint Forces Land Component Command and Director, Cyber Information Systems for Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

CBC 8-4-2015 Meeting

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CBC 8-4-2015 meeting 2

CBC Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program Closing Ceremony (7-25-2015)

CBC TYLP 2015 Group

WORLD JOURNAL – CBC Board Member Peggy Chiou was sworn in as the new President of Association of Northern California Chinese Schools (7-25-2015)

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2015 4th of July Parade Photos:

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2015 Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program – Opening



2015 TYLP Parent Orientation

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CBC 23rd Spring Celebration Gala Photos:

Steve’s Album

Judy’s Album 1

Judy’s Album 2

Mary Lynn Pelican’s Album


Spring celebration honors volunteer and citizen of the year – Tricity Voice 4-21-2015

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CBC Meeting 4-1-2015 Photos
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Chinese New Year Celebration at Fremont Library 2-21-2015
Photos from Gerry Low-Sabado
Photos from Steve Cho
CBC Installation/Internship Luncheon 12-7-2014
SBCC/CBC Christmas Party at Aegis Garden with Dream Achievers 12-6-2014
CBC Meeting 12-3-2014 – Photos
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CBC Presidents’ Luncheon 10-26-2014
It was great getting together with many of the past and future CBC presidents for lunch. Brainstorming on ideas with people who share similar passion not only for making our community better, but also enjoying good food is absolutely fantastic! We can certainly think better when our tummies are filled with yummy food!

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Thanks to all who joined CBC and Fremont Rotary Club in Celebrating the 2014 Moon Festival! It was great to get together with so many good friends, elected officals and honorable guests!

Thanks to Prince of Peace Church for the facilities, Lena Zee for coordinating this event, Tim Reilly’s Canyon Band and Dr. Herbert Chiu for the music, Jim Schoon and Lily Mei for being the emcees, Bill Marshak for the special presentation.

Thanks to all our wonderful performers (David Bonaccorsi, Avantika Vandanapu, Claire Shu, Peter Kuo & David Sun, Greg Bonaccorsi) and the entire Fremont Rotarian cast!

Special thanks to the Major Event Sponsors (Dirk Lorenz – Fremont Flowers and Bay Area Wholesale, Chinese Cuisine ??,  SOGO Bakery in Newark, Jim Sakane Photographer, Lena Zee, Ruth Kao and Lily Mei); Grand Prize Donors (John Rehnberg, Thomas Tang, Rosa Chao); and all Door Prize Donors.

Big thanks to all of the team leaders and volunteer coordinators (Kathy Jang, Marlene Weibel, Judy Lam, James Lechner, Cecilia Leon, Cecilia Chang), and all of our students and volunteers!

Mary Lynn Pelican’s Album

Gerry Low Sabado’s Album

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Moon Festival Celebration – Tricity Voice 8-26-2014
Celebrate Moon Festival – Tricity Voice 8-12-2014
World Journal 8-16-2014
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Trapped in a Blender – Tricity Voice 7-29-2014
CBC TYLP contestants
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World Journal Article


CBC Meeting 7-2-2014 (Guests: Mr. Lou Riordan  – Program Specialist of StopWaste, an Alameda County Public Agency;  Mr. Raj Salwan – Fremont City Councilmember; Ms. Eva Lu – an active parent volunteer)
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2014 CBC Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program Opening 6-21-2014

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2014 CBC Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program (TYLP) started this morning at the Friends of Children with Special Needs (FCSN) Center. TYLP has been such a successful program for years because of the great teamwork among the staff/parent volunteers and the TYLP leadership.TYLP is not just a workshop for 9th-12th graders to develop essential public speaking skills and leadership qualities, but also to build a community of friendship and support.Students learn from their coaches and mentoring adults to work hard, to be focused and organized, to take responsibility for their learning progress, to encourage and cheer for each other, and to constructively critique each other’s performance in order to help one another excel.It is always exciting to see the transformation of the students at the end of this 5-week program. If you did not get a chance to sign up for this program this year, don’t worry. It will be offered again next summer.You can see some of the photos taken by going to our website at are also welcome to come to the Closing Ceremony on July 26, 2014 at the FCSN Center (2300 Peralta Blvd., Fremont, CA 94536) to share the students’ learning experience and celebrate their achievement.
CBC TYLP Parents Meeting 6-7-2014
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CBC TYLP Coaches Meeting 5-31-2014
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Tricity Voice 5-21-2014
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22nd CBC Spring Celebration Gala Photos (Year of the Horse – Blazing a Trail to Success)
Steve & Amy Cho’s Album
Mary Lynn Pelicon’s Album
Video – CBC Members Percussionists
Video – UMusic Percussion Ensemble
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Power Lunch with the Spring Celebration Committee on April 1, 2014
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Tricity Voice Article (3/18/2014) – Blazing a Trail to Success
Blazing a trail to success – By Sara GiustiSpring is here, and with the bright days and warmer evenings, Citizens for Better Community (CBC) celebrates another year of service at their 22nd annual Spring Celebration fundraiser.For 23 years, CBC has been representing, bringing awareness to, and building community for Chinese-Americans in the Tri-City area. Founded at a time when Fremont lacked Chinese representation, CBC today is not just a Chinese-American organization, but a unique and essential part of the community as a whole, providing education, health, and cultural outreach programs to the entire community. Senior citizen outreach, community service, or communal events, such as their annual Fourth of July Barbecue, are just a few of the ways CBC supports the Tri-City area.

CBC’s annual Spring Celebration is the organization’s primary fundraiser. This year, funds from the gala will benefit CBC’s Toastmasters Youth Leadership Program, Internship Program, cultural programs (e.g. Moon Festival, Chinese New Year Celebration with Fremont Library), and financial aid to other local nonprofits.

Entertainment for the evening includes music performances by CBC’s own Dr. Herbert Chiu and Idea band, a special erhu performance (a two stringed bowed instrument, also nicknamed the Chinese violin), and a surprise percussion performance with selected community members. A dance will follow closing remarks.

The gala’s emcee is CBC Board Member Colonel Garrett Yee. Speakers include Citizen of the Year Phong La, Fremont’s former Human Relations Commissioner, also appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to the California Commission on Asian and Pacific Islander American Affairs in 2013, and Volunteer of the Year Lily Mei, a Fremont Unified School District School Board Trustee.

This year’s theme is aptly named Year of the Horse – Blazing the Trail to Success. It is CBC’s wish for all of our members, friends, families and supporters to attain success in life by learning from some of the traits of the horse [loyal, patient, energetic, active], said CBC President Ivy Wu. [We] hope many people in our community, especially organizations, families and individuals who are new to our community, will join CBC by participating in this upcoming gala. We also welcome everyone to our monthly meeting held on the first Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Carlton Plaza in Fremont, added Wu.

Dress code for the evening is black tie or dress suit for men, and long dresses or cheong sams for women. Dinner options are beef, fish, or vegetarian. RSVPs are needed by March 21 – reserve your spot soon, as tables fill up fast for this memorable celebration!

Contact Kathy Jang for tickets and information at (510) 790-0740

Spring Celebration
Saturday, Apr 5
Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Dinner, Programs and Entertainment: 6:30 p.m.
Hilton Newark/Fremont
39900 Balentine Dr., Newark
(510) 790-0740
Tickets: $88/seat, $800/sponsor tables of 10 seats
RSVPs needed by Mar 21

Reception for R.I.P.E. Gary Huang 3-9-2014 Photos
CBC Chinese New Year Celebration (Year of the Horse) 1-15-2014
David Sheen Elected as the New President of ABA
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December 29, 2013


Happy Holidays from CBC
25th Assembly District 3rd Annual Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Leadership Awards
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Pictures from the SBCC Angel Island U.S. Immigration Station Tour by Gerry Low Sabado

Fly Me to the Moon Party Photos (by Gerry Low-Sabado) – 9-20-2013

Fremont Festival of Arts Clean-Up 8-4-2013

Fremont Festival of Arts Set-Up 8-2-2013

CBC/SBCC 2013 BBQ Photos

CBC Youth Leadership Toastmasters Program Closing – World Journal Article

CBC 2013 Youth Leadership Toastmasters Program Closing

CBC 2013 Youth Toastmasters Program Opening

CBC 21st Spring Celebration Gala Photos and Video

CBC 21st Spring Celebration Gala

Fremont Advanced Sustainable Technology

FEF Gala 2013

CBC Music Club – Language of Music

Chinese New Year 2013 (a)

Chinese New Year 2013 (b)

Remembering 1882


CBC Toastmaster Youth Leadership Ceremony 2012

CBC Internship/Installation Luncheon 2012