Helene Ross receiving the donation from Mr. Kieu Hoang
Annual High School Scholarships Program receives donation.
In 1975, as the Vietnam war was about to end, Mr. Kieu Hoang and his family escaped their country and arrived in our area in great need. Starting over in the in the United States wasn’t easy for the Hoang’s family. Upon arriving the family was assisted by the Westlake Women's Club who rented an apartment for them, paid first and last month's rent, furnished the apartment, bought the children clothes, enrolled them in school and helped the Hoang family start on their new lives in America.
On April 27th the Westlake Women’s Club celebrated their 50 Years of service to the Conejo Valley at its Anniversary “Fashions on Parade” luncheon and fundraising event at the Hyatt. The Day was made even more special with the attendance of Mr. Hoang and his family. Mr. Kieu Hoang is now a highly successful business man with interests in biotech, the Hoang Winery in Napa and Q Sushi in Westlake. As a way of saying “thank you”, he presented the club with a $50,000.00 donation and an additional $7000.00 from two of his associates. The funds will provide a guaranteed contribution of scholarships to five Conejo High School students and two continuation schools in our area. This year’s recipients will be receiving their awards in the next few weeks.
National Disaster Search Dog Foundation
As a project of our Evening Group, we have been ongoing sponsors for the training of dogs with the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. On October 26th. our latest sponsored dog KNOX graduated from training and was introduced to his new handler. See The Acorn :Search dog graduates in Santa PaulaSearch dog graduates in Santa Paula