34th Inaugural Gala – Around the World

We have officially inaugurated a brand new 2019 board of the Houston International Jaycees at the 34th Inaugural Gala – Around the World at the Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria on January 26. This is inauguration marks our first year as the Houston International Jaycees!  Please welcome our new 2019 Board of Directors!

President – Heather Cheung
Chairman – Rahyab Arif
Secretary – Kevin Chang
Treasurer – Anthony Dinh
International VP – Phuong Tran
Membership VP – Christopher Lau
Individual VP – Jacob Fuller
Community Development VP – Nicole Jones
Business VP – Bonnie Cheng

A special thank you to those who attended and supported us at the Around the World Gala through their presence and generosity.  Your sponsorship and donations make running our chapter and our projects possible.

We also got a rare photo of all the past presidents in attendance during the gala!

Past Presidents of HAJ

For the first time, we had both the United States Pledge of Allegiance and the Texas Pledge Allegiance recited. They were led by Heidi Wong and Ethan Wong.
Pledge of Allegience

We also had amazing entertainment this year!  Dance of Asian America performers who won Platinum and Overall 1st Awards in numerous National Dance Competitions performed “Dai Beauties” and “Sunblossom”.   Jocelyn Chiu, 2019 Celebration of Music Winner, sang “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and “Soul Sister” by Train.

Because the theme of this year’s gala was Around the World, we held a contest for best dressed in cultural attire. Congratulations to Marylnn Matthews!
Cultural Costume Contest

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