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     OCVA Lions Club  Charter Night Celebration
     Sunday, June 26th, 2011

DG Norm Mackenzie and District Council Larry Dicus

State Senator Lou Correa presented the  Certificate of Recorgnition

 MCees Huy Hung and Christine Chung

Lions Quan Tran, Huy Hung, Hoang Tu and  Tany Pham

 Lions Hung Ong, Kha Le, James Do and Long Ng

Daniel Winn and Mr & Mrs Long, and Bao Ton

Little Saigon TV interview Lion Mike Pham

                                                 OCVA Lions Club Charter Members


Sunday June 26th, 2011
Diamon Seafood Restaurant
Garden Drove, Ca

PRLog (Press Release) – Jun 16, 2011 – Orange County, California

The Orange County Vietnamese American Lions Club held their Charter Event on June 26, with over 400 guests and District 4 L4 Lions. The new club has 29 charter members and was sponsored by the Huntington Beach Host Lions Club. The Guiding Lions for the new club are Leonard Gleason and Steve Christy of the HBH Lions club. Dignitaries attending the event included California State Senator, Lou Correa, Fountain Valley Council Member, Michael Vo and Westminster City Council Member, Tri Ta, Honorary Members of the new club. Also in attendance were: MD 4 Council Chair, Larry Dicus and wife, Jane; District Lions Governor, Norm MacKenzie; Vice District Governors, Ken Sherwood and P.J. Smith; Past District Governors Ellen Liebherr, Jim North, Barbara Hayward, Elizabeth Warren and Judy Schnitzer; Public Relations Chair, Carol Van Holt and many members of several local Lions clubs.

Funds to help the club accomplish their ability to serve the community were raised during the event with a silent auction, voice auction and opportunity drawings. Mr. Daniel Winn conducted the voice auction which raised over $10,000. The evening also included a Vietnamese Ao Dai Fashion Show and music for dancing by Cong and Lynn Thanh, Lillian, Henry Chuck, Long Ho. The OCVA Lions have a motto, "We Care, We Serve, We Accomplish," and their goal is to make a difference in their local and global community through humanitarian services. "This is one Charter Event that we will not forget," said District Governor MacKenzie, "It is quite an honor to install the first officers of this dynamic club that is going to be very active and instrumental in benefiting our communities and those in need."

“Helping the homeless and the underprivileged of Orange County will be our first priority and through our exciting Charter Launch Celebration-Fundraiser event, we hope to bring more awareness to our organization and our mission of serving the local community, ” states Michael Pham, the President of OCVA Lions.

Honoring our Guidling Lions Leornard Gleason,         Fountain Valley City Councilman Michael Vo
 and Steve Christy of Huntington Beach Host             and Westminster City Councilman Tri Ta

   Beauty Queens posing in traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai

More pictures

Vien Dong News Coverage


Past Events


Auctionor Daniel Winn


Donated Statue from famous Artist Tuan

 Lions Van & Huong Vu,  Senator Lou Correa

Reception Party