Golden Spike Awards Dinner

Past Golden Spike Award Themes and Honorees

2020 Golden Spike Awards: Cancelled

2019 Golden Spike Awards: Giving Voice to the Community

  • Russell C. Leong
  • Frank Shyong
  • Oliver Wang
  • Elaine Woo
  • Helen Zia

2018 Golden Spike Awards: Storytellers, Part II

  • Arthur Dong
  • Felicia Lowe
  • Pamela Tom
  • Renee Tajima-Pena

2017 Golden Spike Awards

  • Jenny Cho
  • L. P. Leung
  • John Jung
  • Lisa See
  • Susie Ling

2016 Golden Spike Awards: Stewards of Our History

  • CSUN (California State University Northridge)
  • Chinatown Service Center
  • Friends of the Chinatown Library
  • Los Angeles Firecracker Run Committee, Inc.
  • UCLA

2015 The 40th Anniversary Celebration

Helen Lim Young Community Spirit Award of Appreciation:
– Bill Chun-Hoon, PhD
– L.P. Leung
– Doreen Chan Nakayama
Ella Yee Quan Editorial Excellence Award of Appreciation:
– Paul Chace
– Beverly Hom-Tsao
– Susie Ling
Yee Family Community Leadership Award of Appreciation
(Honorees were the Past presidents of CHSSC)
Stanley K Lau (19775-1976)
George Yee (1976-1977)
Gerald L. Shue (1978-1979)
Chuck Yee (1980-1981)
Eugene W. Moy (1982-1983)
Munson A. Kwok (1984-1985)
Ella Yee Quan (1986)
Angela Ma Wong (1989-1991)
Kipham Kan (1989-1991)
Tom Mc Dannold (1991-1992)
Sue Yee (1992-1994)
Irvin R. Lai (1994-1996)
Jeffrey D. Tung (1996-1998)
Susan Dickson (1998-2000)
Irvin R. Lai (2000-2002)
Cy Wong (2002-2003)
Linda Wong Smith (2003-2004)

Kenneth Chan (2004-2006)
J.W. Wong (2006-2007)
Kenneth Chan (2007-2009)
Gordon Hom (2009-2011)
Eugene W. Moy (2011-2012)
Susan Dickson (2012-2014)
Don Loo (2014-2016)

2014 Honoring Heroes Abroad, Heroes at Home

  • Hayward L. Fong
  • Hiram W. Kwan
  • Marjorie Lee
  • Benjamin Nakayama
  • Gerald L. Shue
  • William Y.S. Tom
  • American Legion Chinatown Post 628

2013 75th Anniversary of New Chinatown 

  • Grand Star Jazz Club
  • Jin Hing & Co.
  • K. G. Louie
  • Phoenix Bakery
  • Phoenix Imports
  • Sincere Imports
  • Jack Ong
  • Milton Quon
  • Cy Wong

2012 Community Leaders

  • Miranda Hoh
  • Margaret “Margie” Lew
  • Samuel Luk
  • Annie Siu
  • Tim Sui
  • Angi Ma Wong
  • Winston Wu

2011 Chinese American Pioneers

  • Derek Chew
  • Rosana Hsu
  • Frank Jao
  • Stewart Kwoh
  • Col. R. Mark Toy
  • Sue Wong
  • Tyrus Wong

2010 Community Service Heroes

  • Raymond Cheng
  • Bill Chun-Hoon
  • Munson Kwok
  • Irvin Lai
  • Ruby Ling Louie
  • Wing Mar
  • Diane Poon
  • Allen Wong
  • Dolores Wong

2009 Chinese Americans in Sports

  • Tiffany Chin , Olympian figure skater, 1984
  • Annie Yee , former Laker Girl and Rams Cheerleader
  • Cameron Inouye , WNBA Referee
  • Thomas Wing representing his late brother Bob Chow, Olympian rapid-fire shooter, 1948
  • Carole Jue , NCAA Basketball coach
  • Kim Ng , Vice President and Assistant General Manager of Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Michael Chang , International Tennis Hall of Fame Inductee, Class 2008
  • Lawrence Hom , USC Volleyball player and All-American
  • Kevin Kahn Wong , Olympian beach volleyball player, 2000
  • Jon Soo Hoo, Photographer for Los Angeles Dodgers
  • Sherwood Lee, director, Los Angeles Firecracker 5/10k Run Committee
  • Jing Wang, President of Chinese American Athletic Association
  • Cheng-ou Chang, Vice President of Chinese American Athletic Association

2007 Chinese American Banking Pioneers

  • Preston Martin
  • F. Chow Chan
  • Cathay Bank
  • East West Bank
  • Far East National Bank
  • First Public Savings General Bank
  • Trust Savings
  • Standard Bank
  • Golden Security Bank
  • Eastern International Bank
  • The Continental Bank

2008 Community Organizations

  • Arcadia Chinese Association
  • Chinese American Association of Walnut
  • Chinese Club of San Marino
  • Diamond Bar Chinese-American Association
  • San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association
  • San Gabriel Valley Chinese Cultural Association
  • South Bay Chinese Women’s Association
  • South Coast Chinese Cultural Association
  • South Pasadena Chinese American Club
  • Ventura County Chinese American Historical Society

2006 Chinese American Actors

  • Michael Paul Chan
  • Francois Chau
  • George Kee Cheung
  • Chao-Li Chi
  • Tsai Chin
  • Dennis Dun
  • James Hong
  • Alvin Ing
  • Nancy Kwan
  • Dana Lee
  • Jodi Long
  • Lisa Lu
  • Tzi Ma
  • Ming Na
  • Julia Nickson
  • Jack Ong
  • Freda Foh Shen
  • Elizabeth Sung
  • Lauren Tom
  • Russell Wong

2005 Chinese American Pioneers in Law

  • Betty Tom Chu
  • Judge Rose Hom
  • You Chung Hong
  • Judge Ronald Lew
  • Judge Jennifer Lum
  • Judge Delbert Wong
  • Debra Yang