Sacramento Asian Real Estate Association of America Hosts 2022 Installation Gala at King Palace

On April 26, 2022, the Sacramento Chapter of the Asian Real Estate Association of America gathered at the King Palace Restaurant to celebrate its Asian heritage and install new officers, board members and advisors for next year. . The event was joyful, as AREAA members and community partners all enjoyed the opportunity to come out and celebrate, after enduring a few years of the Covid-19 pandemic. The event included a twelve-course meal, an auction, music and dancing.

It is important to note that the event was sponsored by Wells Fargo, Emerald, Home Mortgage, US Bank, Big Valley Mortgage, Chase, Loan Depot, The BNKR Group Cross Country Mortgage, Rube, Prime Lending, Loan Factory and MetroList .

Sacramento Pro Tem Mayor and Assembly Candidate Eric Guerra speaks at the AREAA Installation Gala. Photo Credit: Samantha Tov, Advisory Board Member

Notable political leaders in attendance included Elk Grove City Council member Stephanie Nguyen, City Council member Pat Hume, and Sacramento Mayor Eric Guerra. The event was hosted by Channel 10 News’ Van Tieu. Meanwhile, Barry Brome of the Greater Sacramento Economic Council was the keynote speaker. AREAA National President Amy Kong was also present.

Photo Credit: Samantha Tov, Advisory Board Member

2022 Sacramento AREA Executive Officers, Board of Directors and Advisory Council

During the event, the new 2019 officers and board of directors were installed. The AREAA Sacramento 2022 Chapter Officers and Board of Directors are:

President – ​​Vaneesa Lam
Vice President – ​​Tuan Tran
Secretary – Fam Saechao
Treasurer – Daniel Kwon
Past President – ​​Malyna Phan
Board of Directors – Maymay Huang
Board of Directors – John Lanting
Board of Directors – Connie Van
Board of Directors – Jonathan Lee
Board of Directors – Spring Ho
Board of Directors-Dennis Ngai
Advisory Board Member – Samantha Tov
Advisory Board Member – Randall Hom
Advisory Board Member – Luanne Shikasho
Advisory Board Member – Patrick Lieuw

President Vaneesa Lam plays the Chinese guzheng zither as Vice President Tuan Tran looks on.


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The festivities

Afterwards, President Vaneesa Lam, Vice President Tuan Tran, Past President Malyna Phan and Advisory Council Member Samantha Tov helped lead the festivities. This included calling the raffle winners. The raffle prizes included gift certificates for breweries and restaurants, Chanel perfume and Black Label Johnny Walker. At one point, President Vaneesa Lam performed a solo on stage playing a Chinese guzheng zither.

A full twelve-course Chinese meal was served. Some of the highlights of the meal included lobster, honey walnut shrimp, steamed chicken with ginger scallion sauce, and braised beef with vegetables. Sangria was also available for everyone. Everyone present seemed to enjoy the food and the festivities. Towards the end of the night, the deejay put on some dance music and people migrated from the tables to the dance floor.

Keller Williams RE Agent Lien Tran, Elk Grove Tribune Editor Dr. Jacqueline “Jax” Cheung, Mia Lam, Jasmin Nguyen, Keller Williams RE Agent & Community Partners Advocates of Little Saigon Sacramento Vice President Nikki Nguyen, Kim Huynh, and Bick Lam

The event, according to Vaneesa Lam, AREAA Sacramento chapter president, was sold out. With a sold-out event, great food, lively entertainment, and the fact that over $2,000 was also raised for the AREAA Foundation (non-profit 501c3), the 2022 Annual Facility Gala could certainly be considered a great success.

From Sacramento AREAA President

“I am so excited this year to lead the Greater Sacramento AREAA Chapter to continue our legacy of giving back. By raising our community one family at a time, we bring light and hope to society as a whole. I am so humbled and honored to stand among so many AREAA founders and leaders to volunteer my time and services to advance and advocate for sustainable homeownership in the AAPI community. It is my goal and intention to direct this chapter to focus on small acts, but with great love.

Sacramento AREAA President Vaneesa Lam

About ARAA

The Asian Real Estate Association of America is a “nonprofit, professional trade organization dedicated to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities by creating a powerful national voice for housing and construction professionals. real estate that serve this dynamic market”. ** There are 39 chapters and 17,000 members across the United States and Canada. AREAA is the largest Asian organization in North America.

AREAA members help advocate for policies that develop and improve homeownership within the AAPI community. Additionally, they often participate in community service events to benefit the local Asian Pacific Island community. Free training courses are offered to members. In addition, members have the advantage of being able to come together and learn from each other’s experiences.

If you are interested in joining the Sacramento Chapter of AREAA or would like more information, you can contact them at [email protected]

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