Sell-out for 2012 Citizen Alice Wang, New Board installation

A sell-out crowd gave 2012 Citizen of the Year Alice Wang an ovation for her years of extensive volunteering on Thursday night at the Chamber’s Annual board directors’ Installation Dinner.

AliceWang with (l-r) Councilman John Wuo, Mayor Bob Harbicht, and Councilman Gary Kovacic

Following comments about Alice by Chamber Executive Director Scott Hettrick and 2011 Citizen of the year Sho Tay, Alice’s very poised (and pregnant) granddaughter a thoughtful, funny, and touching introduction, after which Alice thanked family and friends, more than 50 of whom were in attendance.

Following the swearing in of the new board of directors for 2012-13, including the board’s Executive Council, new President Pete Siberell announced several goals he plans to achieve during the next year, including more Asian members, more members from Westfield Santa Anita’s retail and restaurant tenants, upgrades to the Chamber building, and videos about Arcadia.

Outgoing President Bob Hoffman of Merrill Lynch was presented a custom-made bobble-head doll featuring “Bobby” in a UCLA Bruins basketball jersey and a New York Yankees baseball cap.

Attendees also collected more than a dozen prizes in a silent auction, including a 21-speed bike donated by Helen’s Cycles, a 37-inch HDTV donated by Chamber member Vicki Knight of Century Rooter, and day passes to historic Glen Ivy Hot Springs.

(Following the gallery of photos from the event below, see a video montage of the photos produced by The Executive Factor.)

Alice Wang crowned; Pete Siberell sworn in

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