Would you all agree that the Ascend Holiday Reception last night was a smashing success?
People hung around well past 9 pm. Many complimented us as the "most friendly group in town".
I believe we delivered on the brand promise of Ascend in the following ways:
1. Twenty eight of you showed up last night to spread the spirit of Ascend volunteers; we were very contagious last night. 2. The Wharton venue was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and exuded high class. 3. The hors d'oeuvres, desserts, wine and beverages were displayed beautifully; and served by a friendly staff. 4. President of SF Board of Supervisors David Chiu presented himself as a close friend of Ascend and a strong supporter of our mission. 5. The invited officers from other Asian professional organizations experienced first hand the camaraderie of Ascend. 6. We welcomed newcomers, introduced them to many people, and encouraged them to attend Ascend events. 7. Our SFSU and Cal Berkeley students displayed a strong sense of leadership, showcasing the Youth of Ascend. 8. We were very generous and donated five boxes full of school supplies to Tools 4 Schools.