Lt. Governor Chin addressed the United Filipino Council of Hawaii (UFCH) at its annual Installation of Officers and Progress Awards on November 2, 2018. The event took place at the Filipino Community Center.
The UFCH is a statewide organization composed of six island councils, namely Oahu, Kauai, Maui, Big Island, Molokai, and Lanai. There are approximately 350 unit organizations under these island councils, whose objectives include community development, leadership, educational scholarships and outreach programs, social events, and networking.
The UFCH sponsors the annual Progress Awards Program to recognize outstanding Hawaii residents of Filipino ancestry for their excellence and accomplishments in their field of expertise, as well as their dedication and service to the community-at-large. These individuals serve as inspirational role models for others with similar backgrounds, goals and characteristics.