2019 US Independence Day Gala Dinner
Friday, July 5th, 2019 – The 243rd US Independence Day Gala Dinner at the Equatorial Hotel was a huge success this year which saw 53 sponsors compared to 43 sponsors in the previous year. Greatech played its community responsibility by being one of the Platinum sponsors for the five charitable organizations namely Penang Cheshire Home, Sunshine Cottage Welfare Society, Happy Retirement Home, Lion Reach and AMCHAM CSR Fund.
The US Independence Day Gala Dinner this year was well attended by over 600 guests of which among them were the US Ambassador to Malaysia Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir, Chief Ministry Chow Kon Yeow, Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P. Ramasamy, organising chairman Lim Yong Yin, co-chairman Datuk P’ng Soo Hong and adviser Datuk Seri S.H. Wong and Hotel Equatorial executive assistant manager Rina Mariani.
This yearly event is held to signify the strong relationships between the United States and Malaysia. Just this year alone, another celebration was added to the event to commemorate the success of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landing on the moon on 20th July 1969. The famous quote from Neil Armstrong which was uttered on the moon, “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” became alive that night when we reflected on how technology advancement impacted mankind over the decades.