This is an event to honor the Issei and Nisei, first and second generations, of our community who paved the way for future generations of Sansei and Yonsei, third and fourth generations. We have the quality of life today and the opportunities to pursue career choices and post-secondary education that were not options for many family members during the first 50 years of the 20th century. The Japanese buffet is free to any Japanese person age 70-1/2 or older whether they are a JACL member or not. Adults are $15 each, a family of 1 adult and 1 child is $20, a family of 2 adults and 1 child is $35 and each additional child is $5 each. Make your reservations by Thursday, March 10th on-line by clicking on the "Sign-Up and App" tab and then filling out the reservation form.
The Spokane Chapter JACL will be hosting the quarterly meeting at the downtown library on Saturday, March 19th. Chapters represented are from Alaska, Gresham-Troutdale, Lake Washington, Olympia, Portland, Puyallup Valley, Seattle and White River Valley.
This is a family friendly event. Girls' Day is called Hina Matsuri or momo no sekku, peach flower festival, where a set of hina dolls wearing kimonos are displayed to bring girls' happiness and good health. A traditional Japanese doll display is set up, craft activities and light finger food are provided. Space is limited to please make your reservations on-line by selecting the "Sign-Up Sheets and App" tab and then clicking on the Hina Matsuri Reservation Form. Members are free and non-members are $5 per person.
The Spokane Chapter JACL has decided not to mail out hard calendars to our members and community friends this comin. With our website, event flyers and announcements at events, we the board, felt it more cost effective to no longer print expensive hard copies of calendars. If you would still like a generic copy of a calendar with all of our events listed in it, please send us an email and we will get a copy out to you. Thank you.
This is a family friendly event for JACL members and non-members to come and have a breakfast buffet of eggs, ham, hashbrowns, pancakes and sweets, enjoy making some holiday themed crafts, hear a Japanese holiday story and, of course, visit with Santa. Held at Highland Park UMC, 611 S. Garfield.
RSVP by Monday, December 6th on line prices:
JACL Members - Adults $2 and children are free.
Non-JACL Members - Adults $5 and children 12 and under are $2 each.
Prices at the door:
JACL Members - $5 and children 12 and under are $2 each.
Non-JACL Members - Adults $9 and children 12 and under are $4 each.
Upcoming API Civic Engagement Workshop Monday, November 22nd at the Community Building, 35 W. Main Avenue. It will be from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. There is no cost to attend. It will be moderated by Heidi Park from the Win/Win Network in Seattle, and Kendee Yamaguchi , the Executive Director of the Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs.
It will focus on how our Asian Pacific American community can become better connected to local and State agencies and how our voice can make a difference in advocacy for education, health, economic development issues that affect our lives. Please invite your friends and business colleagues to this informative session.
We have some pictures of the actual conference and I posted the pictures the Spokane members took on their "off" time activities. YES, they paid for their own food, jazz music and Architecture River Cruise tickets. Wish we could have audio taped the tour guide explaining the wonderful buildings -- enjoy all you architecture buffs! The rest of you -- you had to be there to really appreciate the buildings.
Finally loaded the 2010 Girls' Festival pictures. Click on the Photos tab and then 2010 Girls' Festival. Thank you Lilia for chairing this event and for providing the wonderful pictures!
The next quarterly JACL PNW District meeting will be held in White River at the Fort Dent Business Complex.
The Methodist Nikkei Conference will be held in Seattle on Friday through Sunday, October 8 - 10th. For more information, please contact Pastor Kevin Dow at 535.2687.