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16th Annual Banquet @ Almansor Court, Alhambra | Jan 4th, 2014

Almansor

This year's banquet will be held at Almansor Court in Alhambra on January 4th, 2014 from 6pm to 12pm.

We're looking to mix things up a bit this year and we hope all of you can join!

Award Winner
 
Jack Ko Award For the love of dragonboat, and for the love of the team, this person has gone above and beyond his/her duties to the team. This is a super award for an extraordinary person. Personal note: If you consider the MVP to be the franchise of the team, then you might consider the recipient of this award to be the foundation of the team.
Jackko

Leon Cheng

Most Spirited This paddler bestows positive energy upon the entire team, his/her attitude is infectious.
Spirited

Manny Favela

Most Inspirational Through their actions and words, this paddler motivates teamLARD to achieve greatness.
Inspirational

Cathleen Kim

Rookie of the Year This paddler went beast-mode in year one.
Rookie

Lori Jue

Most Improved This paddler raised their game to new and incredible heights.
Improved

Justin Chi

Team,

Thank you for voting me as Most Improved. I attained numerous milestones with the continous energy and motivation from the coaches, leadership, and paddlers. I look forward to another successful year with the Los Angeles Racing Dragons. Cheers,

Justin Chi

Most Sportsmanlike The definition of team player, also a distinguished teamLARD representative for the entire paddling community.
Sportsman

Tabitha Huang

Most Valuable

Big appologies i missed most of the banquet; with a 5-hour transit i don't recall ever suffering a worse busing fiasco. When i finally got there i was totally disoriented with the mix of devastation from missing most of it and great honor of you all having voted me MVP. Try to imagine the brainwarp of laughing and crying simultaneously inside while keeping a straight face outside. Also had a full video presentation prepared of international races; big regret i did not get to show but trying to figure out another way to present to you all. Thanks again to all of you, and lets rock 2014.

Kristof

The franchise, the best performing paddler on and off the water.
Mvp

Kristof

Big appologies i missed most of the banquet; with a 5-hour transit i don't recall ever suffering a worse busing fiasco. When i finally got there i was totally disoriented with the mix of devastation from missing most of it and great honor of you all having voted me MVP. Try to imagine the brainwarp of laughing and crying simultaneously inside while keeping a straight face outside. Also had a full video presentation prepared of international races; big regret i did not get to show but trying to figure out another way to present to you all. Thanks again to all of you, and lets rock 2014.



LARD is known for its appetite.

Food



And Singing our hearts out!

Singing



And this ain't no Safety Dance!

Dancing



We were here to rock out the vote too

New directors



All with our typical LARD flair.

Photobooth Lard leadership





Thanks to all of the LARDies that made our SIXTEENTH YEAR awesome!

Men

James Banh
Richard Boucher
Alain Bourgault
Jay-Ar Caranto
Charles Chang
Vincent Chao
Nicholas Chekmizoff
Jason Cheng
Leon Cheng
Dennis Chhean
Justin Chi
John Eck
Kristof Erkiletian
Michael Espino
Manny Favela
Mark Feng
Aaron Fong
Angel Garcia
Dan Gee
Otto Jan
Kenny Kim
Keith Kimura
Lick Pui Lai
William "Billy" Leung
Christopher Liu
Christopher Louie
Butch Lucero
Rich Maher
Taylor Mar
Scott Matsunami
Charles Murakami
Matt Najera
Kyle Nassar-Reis
Patrick Ng
Hugh Nguyen
Jason Nugal
Doug Nyland
Willie Peng
Brian Solloway
Jeffrey Tarn
William Ting
Noel Villegas
Kenneth Wang
Jeremy Wong
Jesse Wong
Paul Hung Wu
Scott Wu
Mel Yee

Women

Alyssa Adraneda
Betty Chang
Jane Chang
Crystal Chen
Lilly Chen
Karen Cheng
Jacqueline Chu
Ana Coo-Lam
Dolores Covarrubias
Gabby Guzman
Darlene Hernandez
Tabitha Huang
Lori Jue
Cathleen Kim
TK Kimura
Kristine Kropke-Gay
Pink LAPD
Yvonne Lau
Sarah Leung
Jeannie Lin
Wendy Louie
Ging Masinda-Quinto
Diane McCabe
Alicia Muller
Betty Ng
Ligaya Pinga
Meghan Potter
Kat Quinto
Lynda Razo
Sue Safianoff
Cheryl Schmid
Nancy Shen
Lori Skelton
Alex-Arlene Talactac
Clara Tran
Peggy Voong
Crystal Wang
Karen Wang
Vinnie Wu