Guidelines for Inviting Guests to the Annual Banquet

(Approved as revised by the Board, 6/25/1999)

CALA must limit the number of guests to be invited according to the program funding.

Guests at CALA's expense may include but are not limited to service award recipients, scholarship recipients, program speakers, ALA Office for Literacy & Outreach Services Director, ALA Diversity Officer, ALA Executive Director, ALA President and ALA President-elect, and presidents of the four minority caucuses, AILA, APALA, Black Caucus, and REFORMA.

The list of guests is to be approved by the CALA Executive Committee.

Banquet tickets may be purchased for other guests.

Sample of the letter of invitation for the 1998 banquet:


On behalf of the Chinese American Librarians Association, I would like to invite you as our honored guest for the 1998 CALA Distinguished Service Award Banquet on Saturday, June 27, 7:00 PM at the Golden Palace Restaurant in Washington D.C. The restaurant is located in the heart of Chinatown, only two blocks away from the D.C. Convention Center. The address is 720-724 7th St., N.W. Washington, D.C.

Names of the 1998 CALA Distinguished Service Award recipients and the 1998 CALA Scholarship Winners will be announced at the banquet.

I look forward to seeing you at the banquet. Please let me know if you would be able to join us. Enclosed please find a banquet flyer with menu, and the entertainment listed

Sincerely yours,

CALA President



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