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IN THIS ISSUE SERVICE

Circle K’ers help balloons stay afloat at the annual Oakland Holiday Parade. PAGE 3

DISTRICT

The Golden Gate Division joins forces to prepare for the Tournament of Roses. PAGE 9

FELLOWSHIP

Circle K’ers take a bite out of happiness at the happiest place on earth! PAGE 4

FEATURES

- Joshua Lomeli

Check out these five restaurants you just gotta try in Berkeley. PAGE 11

CIRCLE K INTERNATIONAL PLEDGE

I pledge to uphold the objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill towards others through service and leadership, to develop my ability and the abilities of all people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of mankind’s potential.


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Berkeley Circle K was assigned OAKLANDHOLIDAYPARADE UC the duty of walking the Strawberry ShortSaturday, December 5 marked the day of the annual Oakland Holiday Parade, in which floats and marching bands paraded down the streets of Broadway Avenue to celebrate the coming festivities. Every year, Circle K’ers from all over the Golden Gate District volunteer at the event to help spread holiday cheer to thousands of families in the area. This year, over 100 Circle K’ers attended. All volunteers were dressed in Santa hats and a commemorative T-shirt. Before their shifts began, everyone was given an hour of free time, so we split up and walked the streets of Chinatown, stopping for dim sum and Vietnamese sandwiches. Each club in the Golden Gate Division was assigned a particular balloon to walk down the street. These balloons were EPIC in size and required as many as 40 people to parade it down the avenue.

cake helium balloon, and with such a big responsibility in our hands, we persevered despite many obstacles. One such obstacle was a hole in the helium balloon that had to be mended before the start of the parade and another was the rowdy wind that blew in all directions. At the end of the day, the Strawberry Shortcake balloon made it safely to the other end of the parade and brought lots of cheer and happy faces along the way. After the parade was over, all the balloons had to be deflated. Unfortunately, the Strawberry Shortcake balloon could not survive unharmed to the end, as it ripped during the deflation process. Luckily, the mishap was easily fixed and the helium balloon may live for next year’s parade. To lighten up the mood, JC ALHAMBRA, ANHPHA NGUYEN, SALLY KIM, and SOOYUN CHOI treated members in attendance to a helium rendition of “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.” Afterwards, a quick Divisional Council Meeting followed and Circle K’ers bonded over a meal of chicken and waffles before heading back home.

Wrap for Service!

BARNES & NOBLE GIFT WRAPPING

By MARGARET CHIU TREASURER

In addition to all the food and festivities I look forward to during the holiday season, I am always excited for one of my most favorite projects: gift wrapping at Barnes and Noble. With its flexible time slots and relaxed demands, this project is always the perfect break from studying for all those boring finals during finals week. Conveniently, the Barnes and Noble gift-wrapping is also a very easy way to fundraise for our District Fundraising Initiatives: UNICEF’s 6-Cent Initiative, Starlight Foundation, and Pediatric Trauma Program. During the project, we help customers

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wrap their gifts using wrapping paper and materials provided by Barnes & Noble. Though the service is free, the tips collected are donated to our charities. As a Circle K’er obsessed with wrapping boxes from books and CDs to games, this project was actually quite fun. In fact, I learned a few neat tricks from one customer, which turned out to be very handy at later sessions. At every Barnes & Noble event I attend, I also take advantage of the bookstore’s Starbucks café. The delicious egg and sausage muffin definitely helps keep me awake during the morning shifts and keeps my hunger in check. The best part about this

project, however, is the chatting I can do while helping customers with their holiday shopping. After a busy semester, I am always glad to hang out with fellow Circle K’ers who I didn’t get a chance to talk to a lot the semester. It was great seeing MIMI DAO, KEIKO TANAKA, KENNETH LEE, VIRGINIA LIU, DEEDEE MIN, and DARRELL HAWKINS before leaving for winter break. After days of book wrapping, we made about $625 from this fun and simple project. Even though the event just passed, I’m already looking forward to the Barnes & Noble gift-wrapping sessions next year!

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FELLOWSHIP

Circle K Wreaks Havoc on Family Park Body Count Uncertain ...

By VINCENT LIM

FEATURES EDITOR

It was a beautiful day in Anaheim, CA where Berkeley Circle K spent the day at the happiest place on earth. Of course, once we actually arrived, the long lines of cars did not bode well for the day that had yet to unfold. At the ticket lines, MATTHEW TADROS was tearfully reunited with DIANA TRAN, who, out of either genius or insanity, had arrived at Disneyland early to enjoy the theme park for an extra two hours. TAMMY TIEU and her sister had also arrived earlier, and the group was soon joined by LAURA REDMOND who was all smiles. Once everyone had their tickets, they joined TIFFANY ORNEDO and her sister inside the park. Disneyland was in full holiday mode. Inside, a giant tree with colorful decorations welcomed us, as if to say, “You think this is impressive? Wait until you see the rest of the stuff inside!” But of course the tree didn’t actually say that because trees don’t talk. Could this laughing girl be the But if it could culprit of the attack? (and it couldn’t), CAL KRONICLE

that’s what it would have said. And the tree wouldn’t have lied. We went on as many rides as our legs could take us, from Space Mountain to Finding Nemo, Indiana Jones to Jungle Cruise. As our visit came to an end, we had to put the cherry on top of the proverbial sundae with Disney’s fireworks show. It was a spectacle of lights and music, all to the tune of popular

panicked because hey, talking tree. We ended the night at Guppy’s in Cerritos, a popular café renowned for its shaved ice, where we were joined by DARRELL HAWKINS and NINA YANG, and later PETER LE, JOSHUA LOMELI, FLORENCE LEE, and MIMI DAO. We ordered our food, and Darrell, planning ahead, ordered two brick toasts in what we soon discovered to be our own personal episode of Man v. Food, with Darrell struggling with all his might against the massive blocks of bread. But in this never-ending battle, Darrell triumphantly wolfed down every last piece. It flew into his mouth, as if to scream “No! Curse you Darrell Hawkins!” But it didn’t, because if it did, that would make it some sort of animal, and Darrell doesn’t eat animals. All in all, after 15 hours of fun and a “tasteful” number of pictures to document the happiness, the day was one to remember.

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holiday songs. We stared up at the sky in awe, fireworks glittering down like the branches of a weeping willow and shooting across the sky like a falling star. But the pièce de résistance was the foamy snow that came raining down at the end. We all looked up, the sky filled with tiny bits of snow flying about, little bits catching in our clothes and hair. And in the distance we saw the tree, all lit up as if to say “I told you so!” But it didn’t say that because everyone would have

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FINAL CHILL NIGHT

Finals? Chill out! By MATTHEW TADROS SPIRIT & SOCIAL CHAIR

Every fall, students must deal with finals before a well-deserved winter break can finally be reached. In preparation for the days of isolation that lie ahead of them, Circle K’ers decided to hang out one last time during Fall Final Chill Night. The “chill-out” session and the last official social of the semester was held on Thursday, December 10. The evening began with a meal at Crossroads for Winterfest, an annual event in which the dining commons go all-out for the holidays, whipping up amazing holiday treats while decked out in holiday gear. After waiting in line, Circle K’ers finally entered the dining hall and split up, carried in different directions by the smells of a variety of foods. Once everyone sat down, members enjoyed a wonderful meal together and had the chance to catch up with one another. Some opted for second and even third helpings before the group left Crossroads and headed to Wheeler Hall where the second half of the social would take place.

There, the Circle K’ers had the option of participating in a number of games, starting with a huge round of Taboo in which members tried to guess the word on the card without using any of the tabooed words. If they were bored with the word game, the members could also choose amongst Guitar Hero, Dance Dance Revolution, and Cranium. Throughout the night, the room was filled with energy and everyone soon forgot about the stress of finals for a few hours. To end the night, members made their very own gingerbread houses in honor of the holidays. Many of the designs were creative and all of them looked mouthwatering. Afterwards, the Circle K’ers said their final goodbyes because they knew it would be some time before they saw each other again at the start of the spring semester. And with that, everyone went back to their homes, rejuvenated and ready to take on their finals.

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KAREN CHEN JC ALHAMBRA

ANHPHA NGUYEN

Purple Pandemoniums

LINH HOANG TAMMY TRAN

FLO LEE

Pink Wonderbangs

VINCENT LIM

Yellow Fevers WESLEY HART

LILY OKAMURO MELISSA WONG

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DIANA TRAN

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Black Monarchs

Blue Shapangs

Green Dynasty

Red Herrings

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Main Menu

Salad Chicken Enchiladas Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna Macaroni and Cheese

Dessert Menu Fresh Fruits Pound Cake Brownie Bites Chocolate Chips

Decorations Committee Chairs

Darrell Hawkins & Diana Tran

Program Designer Jonamir Ventura

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Spotlighting the

BRIAN HUANG: Most what Master Yoda ANGELO RICARTE: Most likely to blind

Florence Lee & the newsletter committee A red carpet rolled into the entryway of the Lipman Room. Circle K’ers entering UC Berkeley’s Fall Banquet were greeted by a silhouette of the city, which wrapped around the entirety of the room. Up ahead, two lifesized Oscars flanked the sides of the stage where speeches, performances, and inductions would be made throughout the night. Circle K’ers dressed as Hollywood celebrities from the ’40s and ’50s sat at round tables covered with red and black table cloths, topped with glowing centerpieces and sprinkled with gold confetti stars. Outside, a balcony overlooked a view of the Bay, lit by night lights against a setting sun. Inside, all was red, black, and gold, interrupted by the sporadic flashes of cameras eager to capture award-winning moments.

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Activities

Board Auctions

Board Skit Circle K’er Bingo Secret Greeter

Entertainment

2009-2010 Board Newsletter committee

Committee Chair

Kenneth Lee

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Matthew Tadros

Fundraisers

Committee Chair

Circle K’’er Bingo

Pay and spend time with two Circle K’ers on this year’’s board. SHERA KWAK’s wish was their command: DIANA TRAN & FLORENCE LEE sang “Down” to the Key Clubbers at banquet.

Chain Links

JC ALHAMBRA won a gift card to Yogurtland!

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Board Skit The family with the shortest chain link must lip sync an old-time hit.

GREEN DYNASTY had it goin’ on as they sang and danced their way through Fountain of Wayne’s hit, “Stacy’s Mom”!

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t likely to do a says. you with his grin.

KATHY HUA: Most likely to look completely different with glasses on.

DARRELL HAWKINS & MIMI DAO as Brangelina

FALL BANQUET 2009 HELEN WENG: Most likely to glow in the dark.

JOSH LOMELI & FLORENCE LEE straight from Twilight.

Secret Greeter

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Members

Committee Chair Sooyun Choi

JOSH TAYLOR: Most likely to steal one of those shiny board badges.

MONICA BAYYA & LINDA SHI danced to “Toxic” using silly props after failing to greet the Secret Greeters.


LEADERSHIP/DISTRICT

Circle K’ers take a group picture after a day of float-decorating for the 2010 Pasadena Tournament of Roses.

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Though Circle K’ers spent the afternoon of the 30th and the morning of the 31st gluing flowers and climbing scaffolding, the rest of the days were spent completing additional service projects intended to help Cal-Nev-Ha’s charities. On the first night of Go West, there was an Eat for Service fundraiser at Souplantation, where a fraction of the restaurant’s proceeds were donated to the charities.

Trust me. There is really no better way to celebrate the coming of a new year than to work alongside other Circle K’ers at Go West. Every year, Circle K clubs from throughout the California-Nevada-Hawaii (CalNev-Ha) district come together to help with the massive three-day event. From December 29 until December 31, Circle K’ers worked closely with their Kiwanians to prepare the Kiwanis rose float for the annual Pasadena Tournament of Roses float parade on New Year’s Day. Those volunteers who opted to stay all three days arrived at the nearby Altadena Baptist Church with sleeping bags, tents, and toiletries in hand.

ered in the Baptist church bright and early to fold 1,000 paper cranes, sew pillow cases, and stitch together dolls for the Pediatric Trauma Program. UC Berkeley’s very own DARRELL HAWKINS, JOSHUA LOMELI, and KATHLEEN WONG joined forces to prepare breakfast for the dedicated volunteers. The day ended with a trip to Pasadena, where Circle K’ers began to work on the rose floats, which were to be displayed in two days. The third and final day of the event was spent adding the final touches to the floats and eating at Roscoe’s C h i c ke n and Waffles. Oh, and here’s to JOHN MOORE and KEIKO TANAKA for staying the entire time: you guys ROCK!

There, Circle K’ers had the luck of spotting Ted from Wongfu Productions. (LOL.) The night concluded with an elaborate Pokémonthemed mafia game as well as other games to break the ice. On day two, groups of Circle K’ers gath-

UC BERKELEY CIRCLE K’S WINTER TRAVEL LOG

Though our district spans across California, Nevada, and Hawaii, it is pretty easy for Circle K’ers to get to know one another. One way they can do this while supporting one other is through interclubbing! In technical terms, Circle K considers club visits as “interclubs” if there are at least four members from the visiting club. This winter break, UC Berkeley Circle K clubbed around at:

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First General Meeting

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Number of Bears Present: 10 JANUARY 14, 2010

Number of Bears Present: 4

Number of Bears Present: 1

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Number of Bears Present: 1

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By LILLIAN OKAMURO

Learning Center located on lower Sproul. Each day, the event began at 10 a.m. and In service to its campus every semester, students who arrived early had the privilege UC Berkeley’s Circle K holds a semian- of enjoying free coffee and bagels donated nual Study-A-Thon, providing food, study by Starbucks Coffee and Noah’s Bagels. At materials, and a relaxed environment for around noontime, sandwiches from Sufstudents to study in during finals week. ficient Grounds were distributed for lunch The event is a tradition that brings students with both meat and vegetarian options for from all different majors and clubs from all students. This wonderful event was the product of across campus together for a massive studyall the hard work invested by the Public ing session. This semester, the event was held on De- Relations Committee and its chair, MINJI cember 8 and 9 in the Cesar Chavez Student GWAK. Even though I look forward to this event every year as a student, I learned to appreciate all the work that goes into planning the event as a member of the committee. Whether it was contacting restaurants for donations or writing personal notes on exam books, the Circle K’ers of the Public Relations Committee worked tirelessly to prepare a flawless Thanks to Sufficient Grounds, a “sufficient” number of event. The result? A flow of happy faces sandwiches were available to all students at the event! at this semester’s Study-A-Thon! SCRAPBOOK CHAIR

JONAMIR VENTURA and TAMMY TIEU hard at work. ... If only we had all been studying this hard.

Chair-a-Project!

As members of Circle K, we are very used to receiving e-mails informing us about the details of upcoming events and having someOND one to look to M D E R A R U By LA FF WRITER STA for directions during service projects. However, one of the great things about Circle K is that it isn’t always a board member sending out those emails or offering leadership – many times, it is a regular member like you and me! Through the Chair-A-Project program, every member has the opportunity to develop his or her leadership skills by leading or “chairing” a service project. I recently CAL KRONICLE

participated in the program for the first time, and though I was nervous at first, it was really easy. Project Coordinator DARRELL HAWKINS walked me through everything I had to do and was there to answer the questions I had both before and during the project. The event I chaired was Chaparral House, a continuous event in which Circle K’ers visit and interact with the senior citizens of the elderly home. As the chair, I was responsible for sending out emails before and after the event, in addition to making sure everyone had something to do during the project. Everyone had a great time during the event, and it was a well-deserved break

from studying for finals! While ANGELO RICARTE and Darrell played games such as Scrabble with the residents, SAMANTHA LUI and I worked with other residents to make some awesome holiday decorations. Singing Christmas songs and doing arts and crafts definitely helped me forget about finals for a few hours and helped me focus on the upcoming winter break! Overall, the project was a lot of fun as was the experience of chairing it! I would definitely recommend the Chair-A-Project program to all members; it is not intimidating or difficult at all and it is a great opportunity!

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FEATURES

By JOSH LOMELI

GOT A QUESTION?

PRESIDENT

Send an email to JOSH LOMELI at jdlomeli@gmail.com

RECIPE OF THE MONTH

HUNGRY?

Green Chicken Enchiladas Craving some Mexican food? Here are some very easy to make chicken and Monterey Jack cheese-filled flour tortillas topped with green enchilada sauce!

Ingredients

Directions 1. In a pot with enough water to cover, boil the chicken for 25 minutes or until juices run clear. Drain, cool, and shred.

6. Take out the enchiladas and enjoy! You have one hot Mexican dish ready to serve!

Breakfast

Tips

Cuisine: French

TIP #1: I usually make some Mexican Rice to serve on the side! TIP #2: Add canned, sliced olives to put into your enchiladas. TIP #3: Top your finished dish with sliced tomatoes, cilantor, and sour cream.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit (175 degrees Celsius). Lightly grease a medium baking dish.

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3. Fill each tortilla with equal amounts of chicken and cheese, reserving 1/4 cup cheese for topping.

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Bittersweet Chocolate Café

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Crixa Cakes

Chocolatey drinks (like Chocolate Chai) and treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.

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Cuisine: American

Enjoy baked goods at this nifty café!

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4. Roll tortillas to form enchiladas. Arrange enchiladas on prepared baking dish. Cover with enchilada sauce.

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Come try La Note for fluffy pancakes, savory omelettes, and various pastries.

1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breast halves 12 10-inch flour tortillas 1 8-oz. package shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 19-oz. can green enchilada sauce

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5. Bake enchiladas for 30 minutes in the preheated oven. Top with reserved cheese and continue baking for five minutes until the cheese has melted.

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Fun Facts

Comic

By MIMI DAO

ADMINISTRATIVE V.P.

The word “dictionary” was not included in the first dictionary.

Earwax and orange peels contain equal amounts of Vitamin C.

70% of a random sample of all dollar bills from the major U.S. cities tested positive for the virus that causes genital warts.

Martin Luther King, Jr. lip-synched most of his famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

In 1945, a rooster named Mike had his head chopped off but continued to live. His owner continued to feed Mike with an eyedropper, and the rooster lived for 18 more months, gaining six pounds in the process.

Here’s a math problem:

... family-less.

Ten years ago, only one out of 1,406 Unit 2 residents participated in the 2010 census. If each student is worth at least $1,000 per year in federal funds, how much money has Berkeley lose since 2000? ANSWER:

$14,050,000

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It was a chilly San Francisco night near the pier. Circle K’ers were warming themselves with sips of soup after a day spent exploring the city. Suddenly, a laugh –hysterically quirky – caught their attentions. And just like that, LAURA REDMOND was propelled into the spotlight and became a celebrity.

Word of the girl with the crazy laugh spread like wildfire overnight, and all couldn’t wait to experience the laugh for themselves. That’s when I knew I had to meet this Circle K’er for myself. After talking with her for a few minutes, it was clear that her laughter wasn’t the only notable thing about her. There was also her beach-blonde hair and her optimism, which was just as infectious as her laugh. Though September’s San Francisco Social

was Laura’s first Circle K event, she has participated in over 43 events and completed nearly 100 service hours since then. When Circle K unofficially took a month-long break this winter, Laura supported Circle K clubs throughout Southern California, picking up other UC Berkeley Circle K’ers along the way for the ride. Here’s the path Laura took to earn her the distinct honor of being both December’s Member of the Month and Member of the Winter!

SERVICE

LEADERSHIP

FELLOWSHIP

Chaparral House

Scrapbook Committee

Study-A-Thon

Oakland Holiday Parade

Single Service Committee

Disneyland Social

Saint Vincent De Paul

Leadership Forum

Edgewood Toy Drive

Concession Stands

Public Relations Committee

Fall Final Chill Night

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Spirit & Social Committee

Interclubbing

Chair-A-Project

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Service Hours

Divisional Council Meetings Fall Banquet Go West!

Other Hours

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LAST PAGE EDITOR’S

MESSAGE Love, Actually

as emails, wall posts, text messages, and phone calls for the majority of the year. Though I use the word “love” cautiously, there is no mistaking it: winter break was all about love. Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end, and now that the break is over, it is time to start again with a new year and a new Berkeley semester. But this year, 2009 exits the stage of my life only after imparting me with one last gift: an appreciation for love’s potential, for what it can be. I sincerely hope that 2009 was a year to remember for you, and I hope you found closure by its end. For 2010, I can only hope you will find new ways to answer the third question by experiencing more of what life has to offer. But before I put the period to my last sentence in the new year, I leave you with a quote from my most favorite Prime Minister: “If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaking suspicion… love actually is all around.”

no need to lie. We only have the world to gain by answering truthfully because, in this case, truth reveals strength of character. So what have I learned this year? I’ve learned a number of things – mostly about myself and about others. Above all, I’ve learned about relationships – the interaction between myself and others – and I’ve found an appreciation for love – for its fragile, precious character and its complexity that reaches beyond human definition. The holiday season makes me unusually perceptive to it. Though Santa has long fallen from his pedestal, the holiday still retains its magical sparkle. The month-long break promised after a grueling semester is a promise of love – of a reunion with family and friends and a reacquaintance with times long-dissolved into fond memories. For the last weeks of 2009, I woke up to home cooked meals and stayed out until the sun rose without obligations weighing heavily on my mind. But most importantly, I spent time with people who existed only

The end of another year begs three questions: did I change? For better or for worse? And, finally, E LEE what have I learned? C N E R O L F By TER CHAIR To the first, the NEWSLET answer is always “yes” because “no” would be admitting to a year – 365 days, 8,760 hours, 525,600 minutes – of stagnation. We want to know that we’ve lived, and there is nothing worse than realizing that the blood and the tears we’ve shed have amounted to nothing. The answer to the second is always “for the better.” Every year, we make modest acknowledgements of past failures and conquered obstacles to reach the same conclusion: what doesn’t kill us does, indeed, make us stronger. We want to end the year optimistically because optimism foretells a fortuitous start to a new year. But the answer to the third – now that’s an answer I want to hear because there is

Josh Lomeli

Margaret Chiu

Mimi Dao

Tammy Tran Secretary (714) 290-4411 cki-secretary

M.D.&E. Chair (818) 292-0397 cki-membership

Peter Le

Kenneth Lee

Sooyun Choi

President (909) 725-8552 cki-president

Administrative V.P. (714) 925-9044 cki-adminvp

Service V.P. (310) 804-1458 cki-servicevp

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Florence Lee Newsletter (949) 433-7405 cki-newsletter

Single Service Chair (714) 360-4284 cki-singleservice

Iris Hsu

Darrell Hawkins

Lily Okamuro

M.R.P. Chair (951) 398-9891 cki-mrpchair

Fundraising Chair (714) 326-3127 cki-fundraising

Diane Chen K-Family Chair (718) 612-3548 cki-k_family

Treasurer (718) 612-3620 cki-treasurer

Diana Tran

Project Coordinator (323) 919-2424 cki-projectcoord

Minji Gwak

Webmaster (909) 837-8114 cki-webmaster

Scrapbook Chair (818) 642-0916 cki-scrapbook

Matt Tadros

Public Relations Chair (510) 926-1174 cki-publicrelations

WINTER 2010

Tammy Tieu

Spirit & Social Chair (562) 746-2331 cki-social

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