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Monterey Park Woman’s Club


A picture of Marilyn Monroe wearing diamonds was displayed at their Annual Fundraising Fashion Show and Luncheon that was held on April 29th at the Quiet Cannon in Montebello.

Their theme was “Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend”.

The event was attended by approximate 190 guests who were seated at tables that displayed “Diamonds” and Hersey’s Kisses keeping the same theme.


Scott Wand played an electronic keyboard to entertain the guests before the luncheon.

Some guests purchased raffle tickets to take a chance  to win the gift basket of their dreams.


Congressmember Judy Chu posed for a picture with Councilmember Vinh Ngo, Carol Sullivan and Vicki.


Theresa Amador welcomed all of the guests to the Monterey Park Woman’s Club Fashion Show.


Mayor Pro Tem Thomas Wong welcomed the group to this event. The club supports our local communities.


He led our Flag Salute.


Fire Chief Matt Hallock led the Inspiration. He thanked the  guests for attending this event.  He spoke about the Pandemic that cancelled our events. He also spoke about the January 21st tragedy. We are grieving with the families and friends. We must treat each other with kindness and love. We should look forward with hope and courage. We are stronger together. We will create a better community for all of us.


Theresa Amador thanked all of the members of the San Gabriel Valley’s Woman’s Clubs for the assistance. Thank you for coming.

She introduced Mayor Pro Tem Thomas Wong, Councilmember Vinh Ngo, Councilmember Yvonne Yiu, Councilmember Henry Lo, former Mayor Mike Eng, former City Clerk Pauline Lemire, Police Chief Scott Wiese, Fire Chief Matt Hallock. We work together. She thanked the Fire and Police Departments for their service to our city.

She introduced City Librarian Diana Garcia who has updated our library into the future.

She introduced Larry Sullivan, who is a member of the Lions Club in Monterey Park.


Club President Sandy Hidalgo welcomed all to our fashion show. Our funds helped the residents during the Pandemic. She thanked the committee for this show. They made this event possible.

She announced the April Birthdays of members: Pauline Lemire who is 91 years old and Barbara Rush who is 99 years old.

The guests  sang “Happy Birthday” to both of the ladies.

Please buy your raffle tickets. Thank you for attending. Please enjoy!


Theresa Amador announced the guest speaker Congressmember Judy Chu who lives in Monterey Park. She is married to Mike Eng. She provided a brief list of Judy Chu’s political history to the guests.


Judy Chu thanked the Woman’s Club which was founded over 108 years ago. They provide people with funds. They raise funds to meet the community needs. Last year they raised approximate $5,000,000 to help the community. She thanked all of the members of the Woman’s Club.

She spoke about the January 21st tragedy in Monterey Park. She helped our community to get the resources that we needed  to help our police and fire departments. She thanked out Monterey Park Police and Fire Fighters and asked the crowd to applaud for them.

She spoke about all of the aid that we received from the Federal and State governments.

She spoke about the various bills that the Federal and State elected officials are planning to help reduce gun violence and homeless in our country.

She spoke of her plans to provide funds to rebuild Fire Station #51 located next to City Hall.

Judy Chu said we women now have a seat at the table in Washington, DC as we have 153 women serving in Congress or in the Senate.

Thank you for your support.


Judy Chu honored Theresa Amador and Carol Sullivan with a Proclamation.


Carol Sullivan thanked Marie Montanez and Theresa Amador for all of their hard work on planning this event.


Police Chief Scott Wiese thanked all of the club members for everything you do for the community.


Jennifer Tang from Assemblymember Mike Fong’s office thanked everyone for supporting all of us in Monterey Park.


Jennifer Tang honored Sandy Hidalgo with a Proclamation.


Theresa Amador said that Jennifer Tang is one of the young leaders. Please enjoy your lunch.


Bob Gin and Theresa Amador started the raffle drawing to the delight of the guests.


Theresa Amador and Thomas Wong also enjoyed drawing the winning raffle tickets.


Theresa Amador and Yvonne Yiu shared in the fun of drawing winning raffle tickets.


Lauren Quintero from Magnolia Boutique in Arcadia was the Mistress of Ceremonies. She announced all of the models and described the clothing to the guests.


Lenna Hanna strolled down the runway to the delight of the audience.


Nancy Omi-Hara was very happy to show off her wonderful outfit.


Elizabeth Yang enjoyed her moment on the runway.


Vicki Iwata was very happy to stroll down the runway to show off her outfit.


Oriana Chan is one of the regular models who has been graced the runway for many years.


Ricky Artmanni from the Monterey Park Police Department enjoyed his first-time modeling for the Woman’s Club Fashion Show.


Katherine Torres is one of the regular models who has been graced the runway for many years.


Corey Calloway from the Monterey Park Fire Department enjoyed his first-time modeling for the Woman’s Club Fashion Show.


Diana Garcia enjoyed modeling her great outfit for the audience.


Lenna Hanna enjoyed her second stroll on the runway dressed in her best.


Nancy Omi-Hara was delighted with the applause she received on her second stroll down the runway.


Elizabeth Yang was very happy to show off her latest outfit.


Vicki Iwata enjoyed her second stroll down the runway in her latest outfit.


Oriana Chan enjoyed the applause from the audience in her second outfit.


Ricky Artmanni was dressed in a suit as the guests applauded him as he strolled down the runway.


Diana Garcia was very happy to complete her second stroll down the runway.


Katherine Torres  enjoyed her second stroll down the runway.


Corey Calloway was dressed in a western outfit. He was cheered on by his fellow fire fighters.


The models took their final stroll down the runway as the fashion show ended.


Lauren Quintero from Magnolia Boutique thanked the audience. Please enjoy your event.


Henry Lo , Vinh Ngo and Theresa Amador pulled more raffle tickets the delight of the audience.


Theresa Amador thanked the audience for attending this special event. She thanked all of the club volunteers for their assistance. It takes a team to make it work. She thanked Magnolia Boutique for providing the clothing. She thanked the Monterey Park Fire Department, the Monterey Park Police Department and all of the residents for attending this event.


A group picture to celebrate this special event.

Magnolia Boutique in Arcadia has a wonderful selection of clothes for sale. Please call 626-357-0899 for their location and business hours.

The Monterey Park Woman’s Club has been “Proudly Serving Our Community Since 1915”.

“As we spend time working and going about our daily lives, it’s also important for us to lend a helping hand where ever we can. Life is serious stuff. Take a Breath. Enjoy yourself. And enjoy the company of others while you – ‘Work for Some Good’. We invite you to join the Monterey Park Woman’s Club.”

Please mail your request to join the club to Monterey Park Woman’s Club at P O Box 1281 in Monterey Park CA 91754.

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