Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Volunteerism is great!

Hello Gin/Yan/Zhen Family members and Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to show interest in possible volunteer opportunities in the future.
My name is Jimmy Gin and I work here in Burbank, Ca at the NBC Television Network since 1979.
I am currently a Operations Supervisor for the The NBC Agency (in-house ad agency) for the NBC Universal Televsion Network.
My interest in volunteerism was recogonized by the pretigious GE Phillipe Award for Community Service in 1998.
This award came also with a $2,000 cash award which I presented to two students from San Gabriel High School and Mark Keppel High School.
I am an active volunteer here at NBC Universal and continue to seek opportunities to help our local communities.
I and my wife Dale, have been with the Mark Keppel Family since 1996. Our four children all have graduated from Keppel (2000, 2002, 2004 and 2007)
I am also the current Mark Keppel High Alliance President and on the Personnel Board at the City of Monterey Park.
I will be using this site for future volunteer opportunies from GE, NBC Universal and also Asian Pacific American Forum (APAF) all organizations that I belong to.
You can contact me at anytime at my office number 818-840-4230 or by e-mail with any questions.(
Thank you for helping and volunteering and giving back some of your time to our communities throughout Southern California.
Jimmy Gin
English Secretary
Gin/Yan Family Association
July 2007

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Study Tour in Beijing, China 2007

Garrett and his classmates from Castelar School in Los Angeles Chinatown tours China for 10 days. The School in Beijing that is hosting is Shuren-Ribet Private School. Students will have 5 classes a day- Some of the subjects are Chinese, Chinese painting, Calligraphy, Chinese Dance and Martial arts. But its not just academic the students will be able to tour Tinanmen Square and Imperial Palace and also climb the Great Wall. Looking forward to have Garrett tell us about his experiences in later blogs.
Information provided by Garrett's father-Gary (my nephew) 4/3/07

Friday, March 30, 2007

2007 Los Angeles Spring Banquet Photos

2007 Raffle Prize Winner- Justin Joe
Congratulations! Apple I-Pod Nano

Frankie, Tony, Jimmy & Bob

Katie and Frankie Yan

2007 Scholarship Awarded to: Wesley Yan

2007 Los Angeles Spring Banquet

On March 18, 2007 the Gin/Yan/Zhen Association held it’s annual New Year dinner at the Empress Pavilion Restaurant in Los Angeles Chinatown. It was well attended with over 270 family members attending the event.

It was a time for the whole Gin/Yan/Zhen Association (GYZ Assoc.) to gather to share family stories for the past year, to renew old friendship, to make new friends and to meet other member the family. Most of all it was time to share a meal together and to wish everyone Happy New Year and have a prosperous and healthy New Year. We like to thank all who attended.

It was wonderful time as William once again MC the event, in which, he did an outstanding job as always. Making sure the event moved along and everyone was engaged.

A big thank you goes to Jimmy, Frank and Bob for organizing the raffle to raise additional funds for the GYZ Assoc. They also donated all of the prizes that were given away that night. We raised a little over $500.00 that evening and we like to say “Thank you” to everyone for participating. The grand prize was an Ipod Nano and there were over 20 other plus prizes given away that night.

We like to thank the following people who helped sell tickets that night. Dale, Diane, Tiffany, Justin, Brianna, Lila and Mei. Lila and Mei got our young kids to participate by wishing everyone a Happy New Year and than receiving a little gift.

Also the GYZ Assoc. gave out their annual scholarship to a deserving student currently attending a 4-year university.

It was such a fun and enjoyable evening. Thank you once again for attending. Please keep in touch as this year we will be planning for a GYZ picnic. Stay tune for more up and coming events from the Gin/Yan/Zhen Association-Los Angeles.

Written by: Bob Gin 3/29/07

Thursday, March 29, 2007

The Gin-Yan-Zhen Family Surname


Welcome to GIN & YAN Blog. I will be posting photos and information for you. Yes, that is San Francisco, Ca behind me. Thanks to Cuz Hal and Rose Gin for being so gracious to me and my Brother Vince. We both had a wonderful time at the GIN SUN HALL Spring banquet. Also for their continued support to our GIN FAMILY Clan. Jimmy M. Gin -English Secretary GIN/YAN Family Association- Los Angeles Please send me suggestions and ideas to better this site at: