By: Lydia V. Solis
WEST COVINA, California – Polynesian dances, silent auctions for Hawaiian plumeria plants and other goodies, a photo booth and lumpia pupu platter topped festivities at FilAm Chamber of Commerce Tri-County’s summer luau fundraiser at Lead & Follow Dance Studio in West Covina, Calif.
Nā Pua Lehua I Ka Ua Noe Dance Studio in Chino Hills, Calif. entertained the guests who dined on Filipino food including lechon, pansit, and lumpia, among others. Desserts accompanied the silent auction, raffles for collector dolls, Game of Thrones, and Star Wars collectibles along with antique crystal ware.
FACCTC is a California not-for-profit 501(c)(6). Founded in 2015, it supports businesses in Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino Counties, and is rebounding after the pandemic lockdowns of the past two years. Chamber President Carmela Giliberto encouraged interested parties to join for a discounted fee at https://facctc.org/membership-application/.
FACCTC executive officers include Vice President Lydia V. Solis, Treasurer Art Abellada, Secretary Christen Montero, and President Emeritus Merwynn Montenegro. Its board of directors includes Anthony Lopez, Luau host; Chirho Garcia, Eliza Serna, Jeanette Burton, Jv Libunao, John Fleming, Lani Kim, Luau co-host; Nick Munoz, Hermie Natividad, and Dan Nino. Chamber Ambassadors include Chien Wang, Geno Quiocho, Lisa Day, Daisy Sacro, and Demeven Quirino.