Dear Legionnaires 親愛的會友：
Our Post received an incredible honor in May when New York State Senator Daniel Squadron nominated the Lt. B.
R. Kimlau Chinese Memorial Post as a candidate for the New York State Senate Veterans Hall of Fame.
Commander Eng along with Chairman Woo, Vice Commander Chung, Adjutant Mui, Chinese Secretary Lam,
Treasurer Leong, Past Commander Shin and Past Commander Tang attended the induction ceremony at the
Senate Chamber in Albany, hosted by Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan. Senator Squadron thanked the
Kimlau Post for their outstanding service and contribution to the local community and the country.
The Legion, Auxiliary and SAL Legion Year 2015-2016 officers took their oaths on June 6th, 2015. Please join us in
congratulating them for a successful year. We would like to thank you for your support and trust. We also want to
thank you for your participation in a very successful 70th anniversary celebration. The 70th anniversary celebration
kicked off on Friday night with a karaoke dinner dance at the Grand Harmony Restaurant. Past Commander Mimi
Wang and Past Commander Paul Tam volunteered to serve as DJs for the night. They did such a terrific job of
lining up the singers and they got everyone on to the dance floor. The night was filled with fun and laughs.
Everyone showed off their talents and enjoyed the night. Some members already requested that we hold the dinner
dance every year instead of once every five years. On Saturday, Mott Street between Canal Street and Bayard
Street was closed to traffic a little after 2:00 pm. The Chinese School Crimson King Band performed patriotic songs.
The Praying Mantis lion group led by Vice Commander Antonio Chuy and his students put on a fantastic show in
front the CCBA. The performance by the six lions attracted a large crowd and received thunderous applause. The
New York State Court officers bagpipe band followed with patriotic music. Legion, Auxiliary and SAL members and
dignitaries marched behind the bagpipe band and the New York State Court Ceremonial Color Guard Unit for a
grand entrance into the CCBA Auditorium. The officers’ installation took place at the CCBA Auditorium to
accommodate many guests from all over the United States. The guests included fifteen members of the San
Francisco Cathay Post 384 led by Commander Nelson Lum; fourteen members of the Boston Chinatown Post 328
led by Commander Matthew Seto and Commander Elect Amy Au; California Department Parliamentarian and Past
Commander Wayne Yee of the Los Angeles Chinatown Post 4618; and Department Commander Frank Peters.
Congresswoman Grace Meng thanked the many veterans in the audience for their sacrifices and service to the
country. State Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilwoman Margaret Chin also provided proclamations to the
Post. Five members of the post received fifty and sixty years of continuous membership awards, which is quite a
milestone. CCBA President Eric Ng received the outstanding community service award and Adjutant Gabe Mui
also received an award for his outstanding contribution to the success of the 70th Anniversary Journal. Commander
Eng remarked that today we also celebrate the 70th anniversary of the ending of WWII and thanked the WWII
veterans. He also recognized the leadership, dedication and contribution of Chairman Peter Woo.
On June 8th, fourteen members of the Legion and Auxiliary along with the Cathay Post members and Los Angeles
members attended the Boston Chinatown Post installation. Amy Au was sworn in as the first female commander of
the Boston Chinatown Post taking over the reign of the post’s youngest commander Matthew Seto. The friendship
and camaraderie among the four posts have continued to grow and we look forward to celebrating the Cathay
Post’s 85th anniversary next year.