By Lauren Rabaino
A quick thanks to all of you who attended our AAJA Seattle Lunar New Year banquet a few weeks ago. A special thanks to Acquabar for hosting us, the Â TrackademicsÂ for providing entertainment, Ava Van Photography,Â and up-and-coming Taiwanese American comedianÂ Yola Lu.
A group of journalists from Canada also made it to Seattle for the event, pics below.
From our treasurer, Mai Hoang, an update on money:
- Taking out the credit card fees, we made $2,270.38 on the silent auction! That is about $700 more than we we made last year! Overall, including everything else (ticket sales, dessert dash and photo booth), we made more than $5,300 in revenue! There is a couple of dessert dash payments outstanding.
- Expenses were a bit higher; $2,304.60 vs. $1,135.74 last year. The higher costs reflects higher food costs ($1,834.80 vs. $975) and additional expenses from the photo booth and eating the ticket fees.
- But in the end net revenue, including the silent auction, was $3012.91 for this year compared to $2560.76 last year.Â Without the silent auction we made $689.90.Â Great job everyone!
- This is still not a definite total as there’s still some housekeeping to do.
We’ll keep you updated on plans for the next event. See photos from the photo booth at Ava Van’s Facebook page.