Banquet: 13th Annual Banquet @ The Grand, Long Beach
Centerpieces by Karen & Crystal Wang
|Jack Ko Award||Kenny Kim|
|Most Spirited||Lori Skelton|
|Most Inspirational||Leon Cheng|
|Rookie of the Year||Delwin Leung|
|Most Improved||Kat Quinto|
|Most Sportsmanlike||Otto Jan|
|Most Valuable||Chuck Chang|
|Biggest Eater||Jeff Chen|
|Best Dressed||Dennis Chhean|
|Best Hair||Sandy Yang|
|Biggest Facebooker||Vi Wu|
|Biggest Splasher||Crystal Chen|
|Least Punctual||Jeff Chen|
|Mr. Congeniality||Mark Feng|
|Ms. Congeniality||Karen Cheng|
|Most Photogenic||James Banh|
|The Wax Fiend||Nick Chekmizoff|
Plan for Banquet
Jessica Lee (Oct 6, 2010)
Music by Greg, Alicia & Billy
As the season is winding down to a close, it's time for us to look back at everything we've accomplished this past season, the hardwork and the shared happiness. It's also a time to recognizing those who stood out from the rest of our family. Whether it's for being the most spirited or for the biggest facebooker, we want to recognize these people for all that they've contributed to the team. So please, come to our annual LARD awards banquet on 13 November @ 6pm @ The Grand in Long Beach. Our whole family, both new and old are encouraged to come.
Please RSVP and provide money by Oct 31. The evite is below and payment can be made to any Board officer/Captain (Jessica Lee, Lori, Diane, K-dub, Mike, Lilly, Kenny, Phil, Meghan, Vi, Cathleen).
Off-Season Practice & Land Training
Lori Skelton (Oct 29, 2010)
It's all waiting for you Avy
As you may or may not be aware, Dr. Will's Land Training has ended for the season. However, we will continue to paddle at our regular practice times: Saturday @ 9:00am and Sunday @ 7:30am. Please continue to respond to the weekly Evite's. As land training has come to end, it is a good idea to keep up a healthy fitness routine throughout the winter months.
In addition, we have a great treat in store as Rich will be conducting a Yoga instruction on Sunday's after practice at 10:00am. This will be a beginning Yoga circuit focusing on stretching and breathing. You will need a mat and/or towel and water. Rich's Yoga sessions will last throughout the year, vacation and weather permitting.
We will keep you informed should a practice be canceled due to weather or holiday. Stay tuned and don't forget to consult the LARD calendar on the website for further updates.
Thank you all for your hard work, dedication and commitment throughout the year! LARD STRONG!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Banquet.
Photo by Scott Wu
Some words of gratitude
Mike Lee (Nov 14, 2010)
Thank you all the volunteers for making banquet 2010 possible
There are many thanks which owed all around for a successful and memorable event. There were a lot of people working in the background to make it happen so...
Thank you to:
Jeannie & Alicia Masters of Ceremony
Alicia and Jeannie for being amazing MCs and keeping the night entertaining and flowing smoothly.
Karen and Crystal Wang for slaving away late night to get the meticulous centerpieces completed.
Diane, Huay, Crystal and Vi for working the banquet check-in, voting and waivers.
Cheryl for taking charge of raffle ticket sales. We really raised a good chunk of money this year for LARD!
Dennis and Kat for organizing the end-of-year awards and funny awards.
Karen Cheng and Andy for creating and running the Family Feud game.
Greg, Alicia and Billy for their musical performance.
Phil for spearheading the banquet video year after year! (Don't worry he's trained a staff of 5+ people for next year)
Benchie. Meet benchie.
All the raffle prize donors! (Jim & Cheryl Rablovsky, Leon & Wynne Cheng, Alicia Muller, Karen Wang, Phil Sun, TK Kimura, Manny & Cynthia Caldera, Crystal Wang, Sam Kang, Rich Boucher, Jessica Lee)
Most of all, thanks to all the attendees and hope you all enjoyed the evening. Congratulations to all the awards and raffle winners. Welcome new Board members Delwin, Kat and Rich. Welcome new captain Crystal Wang.
Karen Wang (Nov 18, 2010)
It's red, black and white for one obvious reason! Crystal gave me the suggestin of using red lines around the pictures and the wording instead of a boring red border. It gave it a more artistical and abstract look. Since we were giving away star candy (Thanks Kenny!) we included stars all over the boxes. I specifically chose team pictures from different races and paired them with small pictures showing "LARD LOVE!
Lori Skelton (Nov 13, 2010)
The blood, sweat and tears throughout the years only makes us stronger. Your dedication, commitment and hard work makes us who we are. It encourages me to worker harder for you.
We are a team;
We are a family;
We are LARD!
Looking forward to continuing the journey with all of you.
Farewell, 2010. Thanks for the memories. Buckle up 2011, it's going to be a wild ride!
Love & Spirit,
Crystal Wang (Nov 14, 2010)
They're watching you!
LARD, 2010 was such a great year! Thank you coaches, captains, and board for all of the hard work you all put in to make our team what it is today. Camera crew, thank you for capturing EVERYTHING and making these wonderful photo albums and videos for us. You guys are everywhere! Lastly, a much deserved thanks to all those LARDies that volunteer to help whenever needed. I'm so happy to be a part of this FAMILY and I'm looking forward to 2011...after I watch the banquet video 20 more times =)
Dragon Boat West 2010 Rankings
Out of 389 teams, LARD Black was ranked 15th, LARD Red was ranked 173rd.
Festivals / Regattas
Dash For Charity
Bill Alley Memorial Dragon Boat Regatta
FCRCC Spring Regatta
Dragon Zone Junior Regatta
Gorge Super Sprints
FCRCC Women's Regatta
Dragon Zone Regatta
Rio Tinto Alcan Dragon Boat Festival†
|2||2||Dragon Hearts Magnum||Mixed|
|3||New||Kai Ikaika Paddling Club||Mixed|
|4||4||Masters of D'Zone||Mixed|
|5||3||Dragon Hearts Ultimate||Mixed|
|15||8||Los Angeles Racing Dragons Black||Mixed|
|173||61||Los Angeles Racing Dragons Red||Mixed|
LARD Strong sponsored by Camelbak
by William Leung (Aug 20, 2010)
Otto and Billy's reaction to the surprise sponsorship from Camelbak. You could say we were fairly impressed. *cue Zelda Treasure sound*
Our Gracious Donors
Phil: "Ack! Matt! Can you get your camera. I need documentation!"
Matthew: "okay!" . . . then I just shot whoever I could get -- not everyone turned around when I called their name, and others got their bottle and turned the other way.
Anyway, glad this was useful. - Matthew
Joshua & Dorothy Potter
Edgar & Kuniko Fukutaki
LA Pink Dragons
Cheryl Schmid and Jim Rablovsky
Rawnsley Plastic Surgery Los Angeles
The 2010 LARD Team
Aileen C. Chu