Rotary Club Speaker: Mae Vieth | Growing Up in Communist China

Mae Vieth shared her remarkable story of living in China before immigrating to the United States during a difficult childhood

Mae Vieth, wife of Rotarian George Vieth, was the program speaker at the May 28 meeting of the Rotary Club of South Pasadena.

She presented the second half of her story of living in communist China and emigrating to the United States. Mae’s story is remarkable. She is Korean but was raised in China.

Her father spent many years in prison and her childhood was very difficult. She and her family ran a successful restaurant in China, among many other endeavors.

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She ended up in South Korea, was in the auto business, and then returned to China under a different name. Her life story would make a fascinating book and she is a great American success story, becoming an entrepreneur upon arriving here. She has started several businesses and is in the process of developing a Korean spa in South Pasadena.

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday at noon in the Tower Room at the Oneonta Congregational Church except for the first Tuesday of the month when the

Meeting takes place at 6 p.m. at the Canoe House restaurant in South Pasadena, 805 Fair Oaks Avenue.

As a result of a conflict at Oneonta, the June 11 meeting will be held at the Priority One Credit Union media room, 1631 Huntington Drive. Guests are always welcome.