Posted by: gmcquade | November 25, 2009

FTA and LACBFFA Kick Off the Fall Season with Golf Tournament and Gift to ITEP

First place Low Net winners from Horizon Lines Pictured from left to right: Kurt Weikum, Greg Stewart, Matt Flemings, and Kwang Chen.

FTA Plans to Make Donation to ITEP at its 90th Birthday Celebration & Lunch event

Over 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.

For more information or to RSVP contact:

Foreign Trade Association (FTA)

Tel. 818.352.6753;


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