24th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration Event Photos

On Friday, February 6, 2015, the World Affairs Council of St. Louis celebrated its 24th Annual Chinese New Year Celebration, welcoming the Year of the Sheep! The event, held at the St. Louis Ritz Carlton Ballroom, is our annual fundraiser. The proceeds of this are used to sponsor our community service activities. Nearly three hundred people attended this year's celebration, participating in Chinese calligraphy, raffles, enjoying a delicious Chinese feast, and more. See below for photos of the evening:

Bill Clifford, President/CEO, World Affairs Councils of America, addresses the attendees

Deepak Kant Vyas, President, World Affairs Council of St. Louis

Deepak Kant Vyas with Mark Alexander, Event Chair

Hashim Alsadah, Lynn Ryan, Jessica Bellomo - Director of Programs at WAC-STL, Nisha Bagchi, Andrew O'Neil

Ron Harke, Auctioneer

James Rushford, Sheow-Hwey Chang, Calligrapher and Founding President of Friends of Taiwan - Greater St. Louis, Jeanette Guellil

Deepak Kant Vyas, Bob Fischer - Executive Director of WAC-STL, Joel Glassman, Linda Carter, Pam and Joe Rottman

Jim Chrismer, Faculty, with member of the 2014 Winning High School World Quest team from Chaminade College Preparatory School: Ned Stanley, Patrick Garringer, Robert Stoffa, Jeremy Schneider

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