This year’s recipient is THINK Together, a nonprofit organization that provides after-school and out-of-school learning programs for children from more than 225 schools and community centers throughout several counties in southern California. THINK (Teaching, Helping, Inspiring and Nurturing Kids) together provides services to 70,000 at-risk students and low-income families.
“There is such a need for the services provided by THINK Together, and we were impressed by the proven success among the participants,” notes Dick Crowe, executive director, California Circuits Association (CCA). “It’s an added bonus to be able to make a donation to such a wonderful cause while enjoying this annual get-together with our colleagues.”
The musical entertainment for the evening was provided by the Crow’s Feet Band, otherwise known as Southern California’s Oldest Rock Group. The band performed during the reception hour, offering popular favorites such as “Elvira,” “Route 66,” “Mustang Sally” and “Honky Tonk Perfume” as well as a special rendition of A Lousy Day in California to the tune of “California Dreaming.”
IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global trade association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 2,700 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $1.7 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Garden Grove, Calif.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.
The SMTA (www.smta.org) membership is an international network of professionals who build skills, share practical experience and develop solutions in electronic assembly technologies, including microsystems, emerging technologies and related business operations.