FTA Golf Fundraiser Brings Holiday Donation Cheer To ITEP at its 90th Birthday Celebration & Lunch event

Several hundred mostly  International Trade  executives and movers  and shakers in the Foreign  Trade Assn. (FTA) packed  into the Omni Hotel today  (Friday, Dec. 4, 2009) to  celebrate the holidays and   install new officers for    2010.

Carol Rowen was provided with a check for $1,000 from a recent golf tourney and fundraiser by FTA members.

2010 FTA officers sworning included: Chair Caroline Brown, Comerica Bank; President CArolo DeAtougula, Western Overseas Corp.; 1st V.P. Steve Pasienski, Toyota Motor Sales;2nd V.P. Daniel Benoit, OceanWind International; Secretary JoAnne Davis, Pioner Electronics (USA), Inc. and Treasurer Craig Pinkerton, PricewterhouseCoopers LLP.

Chair Caroline Brown, Comerica Bank (l) receives award from 2010 President Carolo DeAtougula, Western Overseas Corp. for FTA services. Photo by MAYO PR

More 100 members and friends of the Foreign Trade Association had a day of fun and raised money for a worthy cause on a recent fall day. The day began with a Shot Gun “Best Ball” golf tournament at Rio Hondo where close to 100 golfers had a great time catching up with colleagues and showing off their best shots. Everyone was a winner, but those taking cash prizes at the gala dinner following the tournament included the foursome from Horizon Lines with first place low net, Purolator taking second low net, and Avalon Risk Management in third. Long drive winners were Fred Woolfork, Worldwide Flight Services for the men and Nancy Hiromoto, Citizen Watch Company, for the women.

Closest to the pin winners were Heather Morris, Port of Long Beach, for women and Rob Romain, Puralator, for the men. The day held something for everyone with some fabulous raffle prizes including a Citizen watch, Pioneer DVD computer writer, walkie-talkies, iPOD Nano, gift certificates and gift baskets, books and TV DVD series.

The grand prize winner of a 24” LCD HDTV television was won by JoAnne Davis, Pioneer Electronics, USA. Congratulations to all the winners of golf and chance! A donation of $1,000 from the proceeds of this event will be donated to the International Trade Education Programs (ITEP) to fund programs that support higher education and preparation for international trade careers for high school students in our community.
The FTA and LACBFFA thank everyone who participated, especially our sponsors: Stericycle, Inc.; Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp, LLP; Avalon Risk Management; Price Transfer, Inc.; J & K Fresh; The Janel Group of Los Angeles; Puralotor; Carmichael International Services; Grunfeld Desiderio Lebowitz Silverman & Klestadt, LLP; OceanWind; PCC Logistics; Plains All American Pipeline, LP; Roanoke Trade Services and Western Overseas Corporation. Thanks also to all our other raffle and goodie bag sponsors: AMH Customs Consultants; American Shipping Company; ChinaWest LLP; Comerica Bank; FIDM; Los Angeles Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association; Mattel, Inc.; NRC Environmental Services; Wegener & Associates and William Thomas Gould, CHB.

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