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Royal Society of St. George, Calif. and United Nations Association/USA Inland Empire Co-host Awards

Updated: Dec 17, 2022


Joey Zhou, Honorary RSSG member, Philippe Milgrom, US Ambassador for Confrérie du Sabre d'Or, Dr. Jeanne Ruderman, Maître du Protocole for Confrérie du Sabre d'Or, Christopher Loverro, James L.P. Jackson II, and Sasha Silin


Santa Monica, California, USA. 11th December, 2022. The Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch, and the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA/USA), Inland Empire Chapter, co-hosted an awards ceremony and luncheon at the Upper West Restaurant in Santa Monica, California. The awardees included Lena Evans, Maryanne Parker, James L.P. Jackson II, Sir Laurent Khaiat, Judith Flex Helle, Professor Michael Atar, Christopher Loverro, Marquis John Andrew Blakemore, and Miranda Kramer who received awards for their volunteerism and humanitarian work. A special award was given to LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang, who received the RSSG American Culture Award.


Princess Karen Cantrell, Chairman of the RSSG, California Branch


Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, presents Lena Evans with her awards


Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, presents Maryanne Parker with her award


Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, presents James L.P. Jackson II with his award


Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, presents Sir Laurent Khaiat with his awards


Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, presents Christopher Loverro (C) with his awards, Sasha Silin


Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, presents Judith Flex Helle with her awards


Princess Karen Cantrell with Sandro Monetti accepting award for Professsor Michael Atar, who was unable to attend


Marquis John Andrew Blakemore, Miranda Kramer receives her award from Princess Karen Cantrell, Chairman of the RSSG, California Branch


Princess Karen Cantrell, Chairman of the RSSG, California Branch, and Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter, welcomed the guests and award recipients. The guests included Sandro Monetti, Vice-Chairman and Trustee of the RSSG, Philippe Milgrom, US Ambassador for Confrérie du Sabre d'Or, Dr. Jeanne Ruderman, Maître du Protocole for Confrérie du Sabre d'Or, Harrison Engle, Co-Chairman of LABA International Art Festival and filmmaker, Julie Shen, President of M3/JMK Modeling Media Academy, Laura Angelini, Honorary RSSG member and music artist, Brenda Yang, Honorary RSSG member and President of the JinGuo Committee, Sons Excellence Enrico Viconte Melson de St. Luke, Joey Zhou, Honorary RSSG member, international TV host, and Founder of the LABA International Art Festival, Chevalier Peter L. Eckert, Dr. William Martin, and Donna Jett.


Philippe Milgrom, Princess Karen Cantrell, present LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang (by video conference) with his award, Joey Zhou


Mr. Huang, who was unable to attend the event was contacted by video conference at his art studio in Beijing and stated, "I am very excited to receive this award and wish to thank the board members of the RSSG.“


The American Culture Award presented to Mr. Jiannan Huang


LABA Blue-chip artist Jiannan Huang

Jiannan Huang is one of the world's finest artists, specializing in Western oil painting and Chinese ink. He is ranked third on the 2020 Hurun China Art List and 19th on the Hurun Global List with sales of $29 million. Jiannan holds several positions - Director of the Chinese Traditional Culture Promotion Association, member of the French National Artists Committee, art consultant for the World Low Carbon Cities Alliance, and France Jiny City Gold Medal Honorary Citizen. He was awarded the title of "Earl" by the Indonesian Royal Family. In 2021, he was given an honorary membership into the Royal Society of St. George (RSSG), California Branch, and received the RSSG "Master of Arts" Award and the LABA Most Influential and Most Valuable Artist Award in 2022.


Princess Karen Cantrell, Chairman of the RSSG, California Branch


Princess Karen Cantrell stated, ”Today, excitement galore! We are experiencing award celebrations for humanitarian awards in the world, and also the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Awards from the White House. We have beautiful recipients who have put in 2,000 hours this past year of service to their fellow man, and we're so excited and so proud of them. The Royal Society of St. George keeps to its mission, and we are so thankful for dedicated people who care about others in a very true way."

Ike M.I. Khamisani, President of the UNA/USA, Inland Empire Chapter Mr. Khamisani stated, "The reason the United Nations was created was because of the scourge of war, and to save the world from war and to do the best for the people of the world. From hunger, human rights, education, and from any aspect of human society that was needed to be dealt with at a ground level."

Lena Evans, recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award


Lena Evans received the Presidential Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award and stated: "When you volunteer and you know that helping others is your life, you don't expect to be recognized for it. You don't expect any compensation or recognition. But it's wonderful to be recognized for your volunteerism because then you become a beacon and a symbol for others, and inspire them to help also."

Joey Zhou, Honorary RSSG member, international TV host, and Founder of the LABA International Art Festival

Mr. Zhou stated, ”In the past two years, the LABA International Art Festival and The Royal Society of Saint George, California have participated in over 15 activities together. The LABA International Art Festival is proud to be one of the sponsors of the RSSG, California Branch."


Philippe Milgrom, Christopher A. Chambers, Ike M.I. Khamisani, Princess Karen Cantrell, Maryanne Parker, and Sandro Monetti


Photos of some of the awardees












The Beverly Arts News is sponsored by the JHSZ International Art Institute

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