2015-06-17 / Features

Six Asian Americans Honored At AAPI Heritage Month

By Catherine Tsounis

Honorees with Political representatives.
Honorees with Political representatives. Assemblymembers Nily Rozic and Edward Braunstein, City Comptroller Scott Stringer, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, Senator Toby Ann Stavisky, and Councilman Mark Weprin honored six Asian Americans for their dedication and hard work during the Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Celebration at Bayside Senior Center on May 14th. Over 100 community members attended the event and enjoyed an afternoon of Chinese cultural music and dance.

This year honorees included Alan Ong, Board member of Fresh Meadows Homeowners Civic Association; Irene Cheung, President of Key Luck Club at Bayside Senior Center; Kwang S. Kim, President of Korean Community Services of Metropolitan New York; Sunny R. Kim, Executive Director of Korean American Community Center of New York; Dr. Uma Mysorekar, President of The Hindu Temple Society of North America; and 3 cases workers from Benjamin Rosenthal Self help Innovative Senior Center.

The Key Luck Club was formed in December 2011 as a community, non-profit organization. Honorees with members of the community.
Honorees with members of the community. Unique Asian-Americans have presented their culture to mainstream America. Their celebrations include singing, dancing and Asian foods with speakers from the Queens community. The Center offers free recreation to seniors in this time of economic distress. Irene Cheung, Founder of Key Luck Club, has a unique commitment to and dedication in providing social and educational program to the seniors in Eastern Queens. Cheung thanked the members and guests with their support. “I am  motivated  to continue doing what I love to do for my community! We acknowledge the contribution of volunteers who help to make each event a success.”

Honorees, members of community and Asian performers.Honorees, members of community and Asian performers.Key Luck Club is a community-based nonprofit organization that provides educational and recreational activities to the elderly in the Queens.  Their activities include: Tai Chi Exercise, Vocal Class, Line Dancing, Ballroom Dancing, Karaoke Singing, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Traditional Art and Craft, Ping-Pong, and pool playing.  They provide hot and nutritious meal to seniors during the weekend.  The program hours run from 10 am to 4 pm every Saturday at Bayside Senior Center, 221-15 Horace Harding Expressway, Bayside, New York 11364.  Contact information: 646-752-1302.

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