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Make A Difference Award

  • By SGV Journal

Victoria Chavez, Vincent Chang, Selected For 2007 People Who Make A Difference Award

Arts and Culture Commission Secretary Victoria Chavez and Library Board Member Vincent Chang are recipients of the 2007 People Who Make A Difference Award (PW MAD).


Former Monterey Park Mayor and Treasurer, Louise Davis will present the awards at a Monterey Hill Steakhouse dinner event on January 24. The award is also known as “The Louise” in honor of Ms. Davis.

Chang, an immigration attorney, has been active in teaching citizenship classes, youth programs and has been president of the LAMP Optimist Club. Ms. Chavez, has been a long-time volunteer with the city and has been active in the Sister City organizations as well as serving on city commissions.

Bataan “Death March” survivor, William Sanchez, a long-time Monterey Park resident will be the featured speaker.

PWMAD is non-partisan tribute presented annually by the United Democratic Club of Monterey Park to one city resident man and woman who have previously received little public recognition while making major community service contributions.

Names of the honorees are embroidered on a tapestry which hangs in the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library.

The dinner, which begins promptly at 6:00 p.m., is open to the public. Tickets are $27 (includes tax and tip) and can be purchased from Kathy Wills (626-570-1054) or Tilda/Terry De Wolfe (626-280-0479), or by mail at UDC, P.O. Box 954, Monterey Park, CA 91754.

Please specify prime rib, salmon or chicken pasta when reserving.

In addition to Chavez and Chang, this year’s nominees were Roselyn Britt, Madeline Detmers, Lucia Su, Ramon Barreto, T. C. Chung, William Sanchez and Jim Wilcox.


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