The LAMP Optimist Club of Monterey Park will honor Winston Wu, who has been active in service to the youth of the community for more than 30 years, with a “Friend of Youth” award.
Wu and Alhambra School Board Member Adele Andrade-Stadler will be honored at a dinner scheduled Thursday, June 26, at the Empress Harbor Village Restaurant, 111 No. Atlantic Blvd. in Monterey Park.
Winston’s passion is his role as founder and advisor to the four chapters of the Lodge’s Youth Council (YC) in the Greater Los Angeles Area.
The goals of the council are to assist local students with the college admission process and to provide them with opportunities for leadership development and to perform community service.
Many of the youth committee members have gone on to prestigious universities and selected for scholarships, internships and fellowships.
Winston is a past president and served almost twenty years as a board member of the Chinatown Public Safety Association. He was the Vice President of the Chinese American Civil Rights Organization and currently serving as Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Chinese American Education Association.
He started his career at the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power as a dam engineer, working on the testing, design and analysis of dams throughout the system.
Winston received his Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Southern California and his Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles.
Retired as a Water Utility Manager in 1998 at the LADWP, Winston continues his volunteer work with his many youth programs.
He is an orchids hobbyist, having been a member of the Cymbidium Society of America for many years. He is married and has one daughter.
LAMP (Los Angeles-Monterey Park) Optimist Club is dedicated to serving the youth of the community. Founded in 1957, the club is affiliated with Optimist International. Proceeds from the dinner will go towards the club’s youth programs.