2016 SBCSC SCHOLARSHIPS AWARDS BANQUET
Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:00 p.m.
Mayflower Restaurant, 34348 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City, CA 94587
Our club’s primary community service project is the Scholarship Program, which grants deserving high school seniors of Chinese descent monetary awards for college. This program is funded by the club golf tournament, as well as generous donations from club members and local businesses. Each year there are very impressive applicants and this year is no exception. We invite you to join with us in congratulating their academic and community service excellence at our annual Scholarship Award Banquet.
This year, our keynote speaker is Fiona Ma (馬世雲). Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Emeritus Fiona Ma was elected to the State Board of Equalization (SBOE) on November 5, 2014 and represents close to 10 million people in 23 counties from the Oregon border to Santa Barbara County. The 5,000 person tax agency affects every taxpayer in California and has broad regulatory and adjudicatory powers and is the only elected tax board in America.
Ms. Ma was elected to represent the 12th Assembly District from November 2006 to November 2012 (after serving the maximum three terms). She was the #112 woman to ever be elected to the California Legislature and the first Asian woman to ever serve as Speaker pro Tempore since 1850 (first Legislature). Ms. Ma first became interested in politics as a small business owner advocating on behalf of other small businesses. She was an elected delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business under President Bill Clinton and later was elected a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 2002-2006.
In the Assembly, Ms. Ma authored groundbreaking legislation to protect consumers, prevent the spread of Hepatitis B, and increase access to quality healthcare. As a joint author of Proposition 1-A (Nov 2008), she was the legislature’s leading advocate to bring high-speed trains to California. Additionally, Ms. Ma has been and continues to be a leader in promoting trade and fostering relationships between California and Asia.
Ms. Ma received her B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY), her M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University (SF), and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She has been licensed in California as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1992.
This year, the Award Banquet will be held on April 20th Wednesday evening at the Union City Mayflower Restaurant (34348 Alvarado Niles Rd., Union City, CA 94587). The dinner banquet program will start at 6:00 p.m. and is expected to finish no later than 9:00 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier to check in so that we can start on time.
The cost of the dinner is $29 for adult and $16 for students (18 and under). You may purchase online using your credit card. Please make sure to fill out your contact information and the name(s) of the dinner guests on the Scholarship Dinner Form after clicking the "ADD TO CART" button. All scholarship student applicants will receive complimentary dinners. This year's major donors (donations of $125 and up) will also receive complimentary dinners to this year's award banquet. If you have not made a donation but would like to make a donation now, you may click on the DONATE button on the right to donate with your credit card.
For those receiving complimentary dinners, please fill out the RSVP form below to make your reservations. You can also purchase additional dinner reservations using the "ADD TO CART" buttons on the right.