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2014 Inauguration - Organization of Chinese Americans Cleveland Chapter

Organization of Chinese Americans Cleveland Chapter
Inauguration Reception
Margaret W. Wong Offices - Cleveland Ohio
February 8, 2014

Organization of Chinese Americans is a national organization whose stated mission is to advance the social, political, and economic well-being of Asian Pacific Americans (APAs) in the United States. In 2013, OCA's National Board of Directors passed a resolution to change its name to OCA - Asian Pacific American Advocates to reflect a more expansive mission to represent the pan-ethnic interests of the community.

The 2014 Inauguration of the new officers of the Organization of Chinese Americans (OCA) Cleveland Chapter was held in the offices of Margaret W. Wong.

Wayne Wong served as MC for the event.

Wayne Wong

Wayne Wong

Wayne introduced immigration attorney and author Margaret W. Wong who gave some background history of Chinese culture groups in Cleveland and spoke of the recent passing of her beloved husband Kam Chan.

Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong



Margaret W. Wong

Margaret W. Wong


Next, Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson thanked the Chinese community and presented a proclamation to the new OCA president Lisa Wong.

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson



Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Lisa Wong

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson and Lisa Wong


Organization of Chinese Americans National President Sharon Wong came from Washington DC to speak at the 2014 Inauguration Reception of the Organization of Chinese Americans Cleveland Chapter. She spoke about the OCA and said that Asians are the largest percentage (36%) of new immigrants. Hispanics are 31%.

Organization of Chinese Americans National President Sharon Wong

OCA National President Sharon Wong



Ms Wong also spoke about hate crimes, hazing, bullying and lack of cultural awareness about the Asian community including the Jimmy Kimmel live bit about 'Killing everyone in China.'

Organization of Chinese Americans National President Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong thanked outgoing OCA Cleveland president Johnny Wu for his 10 years of service.

Organization of Chinese Americans National President Sharon Wong

Sharon Wong

Wayne Wong introduced Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi who is of Filipino heritage and spoke of the vibrancy of the Asian American community.

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi and Wayne Wong

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi and Wayne Wong



Then, Mayor Ron Falconi swore in the new officers of the Organization of Chinese Americans Cleveland Chapter.

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi

Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi



OCA board swearing in by Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi

OCA board swearing in by Brunswick Mayor Ron Falconi

Lisa Wong, just sworn in as new OCA, Cleveland Chapter president, gave her remarks.

Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong



Lisa Wong

Lisa Wong


Ariella Brown representing Congresswoman Marcia Fudge presented a proclamation to Lisa Wong congratulating her and the Organization of Chinese Americans Cleveland Chapter.

Ariella Brown speaking

Ariella Brown

Ariella Brown and Lisa Wong

Ariella Brown and Lisa Wong




Wayne Wong and new OCA president Lisa Wong presented a plaque to outgoing president Johnny Wu for his ten years of service.

Lisa Wong and Johnny Wu

Lisa Wong and Johnny Wu



The event also included several cultural performances and updates on OCA projects such as OCA Image TV, OCA AsiaTown Voice, Project RAISE and OCA Interactive Kiosk.

Johnny Wu

Johnny Wu

Yin Tang

Yin Tang - OCA AsiaTown Voice

Kyle Znameak

Kyle Znamenak - OCA Image TV and Interactive Kiosk

Cathy Vue - Project RAISE

Cathy Vue - Project RAISE


Congratulations and best wishes to the new OCA Board.

New OCA Officers with Mayor Falconi and Sharon Wong

New OCA Officers with Mayor Falconi and Sharon Wong


OCA Induction Main Page(this page)

Yin Tang Dancers from the event

Blooming Flower Hmong Dance from the event

Guzheng and Erhu performances from the event

Faces in the Crowd


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