Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association welcomes 2014 officers

By Ling-Mei Wong

 

The Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association of New England (CCBA) inaugurated its 2014 officers on Jan. 4 at its 90 Tyler Street headquarters.

The CCBA’s president for 2014 will be Hung Goon. The English secretary is Karen Lee and Chinese secretary is Victor Louie. Philip Huang was named auditor, while Larry Young became treasurer.

Several public officials personally acquainted with Goon spoke at the inauguration.

Chelsea city councilor Calvin Brown said, “Hung Goon is my brother from another mother. … Hung reminded me of a growing Asian community in Chelsea and I’m so honored to be here today.”

Goon is a human resources generalist for the Middlesex County Sherriff and has worked in other state offices. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson, a former colleague at the sheriff’s office, said, “Every time I’m in Malden with Hung, people don’t get excited to see me — they talk to Hung.” He thanked Goon for his ongoing community service with a citation.

Malden Ward Two councilor Steven Ultrino (left) looks on as Malden Mayor Gary Christenson presents CCBA President Hung Goon with a citation during his inauguration Jan. 4. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.) 摩頓市議員Steven Ultrino、摩頓市市長郭建新和中華公所主席阮鴻燦1月4日在中華公所合影。(圖片由黃靈美提供。)

Malden Ward Two councilor Steven Ultrino (left) looks on as Malden Mayor Gary Christenson presents CCBA President Hung Goon with a citation during his inauguration Jan. 4. (Image courtesy of Ling-Mei Wong.)

Representatives from the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office expressed their appreciation for the CCBA’s efforts. “We thank former President Rick Wong for helping the image of Chinatown, which is now quite clean,” said Ed Kuo, director of the cultural center.

Other public officials at the inauguration included state Rep. Aaron Michlewitz, state Rep. Donald Wong, Boston city councilor Tito Jackson, Malden city councilor Steven Ultrino and Ed Flynn, son of former Boston Mayor Ray Flynn.

Goon was ill, but expressed his appreciation. “Thank you everyone for supporting the CCBA team,” he said. “Thank you, my friends, for being here and helping me with what I do.”

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About Ling-Mei Wong 黃靈美

Editor of the Sampan, the only bilingual Chinese-English newspaper in New England 舢舨報紙總編輯。舢舨是全紐英倫唯一的中英雙語雙週報。
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