4/6/2013, Newark, NJ
This year's annual gala drew the support of over a hundred members and friends at the Hilton Hotel in Newark, NJ. Newly-elected PACBC President, Nancy Simpliciano, and fellow officers were formally introduced to the community.
The evening saw a spirited turnout of ballroom dancing enthusiastic guests, who were also treated to performances by competitive dancers Korina Travis and Austin Joson. The couple performed four different dances that left the audience inspired and aroused. In addition, Erika Santos, niece of longtime member Dr. Ampy Yuzon, serenaded the crowd with a Filipino standard and the Italian aria "O Mio Babbino Caro".
As with previous galas, the 36th annual ball was a solid success, with guests looking forward to many more enjoyable events throughout 2013 to gather together, the foremost of which are its charity fundraisers where they can give back to the community.