2013 Chinese New Year Celebration
The Year of Snake
Time: 5 pm to 9 PM
Date: 2-16-2013 (Sat.)
Location: Veterans Hall in San Luis Obispo
An Orphan Who Became A Business Owner and Author of Book “Double Luck”
Lu Chi Fa was born in 1942 in Jiangsu Province of China. He lost his parents at a very young ago and grew up in Jiangsu, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan. In 1969, he immigrated to the United States. He now owns the Coffee Pot Restaurant in Morro Bay and lives there too.
Gordon has been a strong supporter to CCCA over the years. His book, the Double Luck is his life story of his early years and struggles in China. It was written with the hope and intention, of inspiring others to seek opportunity in times of crisis, to believe fully in themselves, to learn the important lesson of respecting themselves and others, to work hard, and to succeed in their personal and professional lives. Many of us have been inspired by the courage, determination, and selflessness displayed by Lu Chi Fa as he persevered in the face of the daunting obstacles that he faced during his early years.
Double Luck has been a very popular and successful book; some 70,000 copies have been printed. Both adults and children come to Gordon’s restaurant to hear him tell his story in person and to meet this gentle and brave man. His book is featured on the list of 100 books highly recommended for middle grade students in California schools. In 2001, Double Luck was chosen for a gold award for non-fiction by the Parents’ Choice Foundation. Three education classes at Cal Poly of San Luis Obispo, include Double Luck on their required reading lists for teachers and student teachers. Gordon has been invited to speak to numerous school classes and community groups. Over 100 newspaper and magazine reporters have interviewed him, and he has been a guest on both radio and television shows.
Gordon is passionate about giving back to the communities. He donates all the money from his book sales to charities. His giving to his local library had enabled the library to pay for a new room for the children’s collection. If you haven’t met Gordon, come to the CCCA New Year Celebration where Gordon is usually there with many of his friends.
Central Coast Chinese Christian Church in San Luis Obispo
San Luis Oriental Market
Wu Shu Tai Chi Center