2013 / Okinawa Association introduces 2013 officers and event schedule

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Okinawa Assoication of America held New Year's party on Jan. 20 in Montebello. (Cultural News Photo)

The Okinawa Association of America aka Hokubei Okinawa Kenjinkai announces officers for 2013 and event schedule at its annual New Year’s party at the Quiet Cannon event place in Montebello on January 20.

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Shingi Kuniyoshi

Dr. Shingi Kuniyoshi of San Bernardino County, retired U.S. Air Force civilian, was officially installed as the 2013-14 president. Kuniyshi previously served as the OAA president in 1997 and 98.

 

Board of Directors for 2013

Tomiko Akamine, Ethel Asato, Setsuko Fujimoto, Edward Kamiya, Shingi Kuniyoshi, Nosho Miyagi, Yoneko Nakamura, Vicky Oshiro Nishiuchi, Michiko Numata, Joan Oshiro, Mieko Shima, Helene Shimane, Sadao Tome, Yoshihiro Tome, Yuko Yamauchi

 

Officers and Chairpersons for 2013

President: Shingi Kuniyoshi

Vice President, Building: Edward K. Kamiya

Vice President, Chief Financial Officer: Vicky Oshiro Nishiuchi

Recording Secretary: Helene Shimane

Corresponding Secretary, Computer Class: Joan Oshiro

Treasure: Ethel Asato

Auditor: Aiko Tokunaga, Hiroshi Yamauchi

Advisor: Chogi Higa (Uchinaguchi Class), Sadao Tome

Hospitality: Tomiko Akamine

Scholarship: Noriko Chung

Culture: Noriko Cuaron

Co-Karaoke: Setsuko Fujimoto, Shoji Numata

Library: Junko Kawate

Seisonen-bu: Shoji Numata

History: Yukikazu Nagashima

Kajimaya Seniors Club: Yoneko Nakamura

Martial Arts: Eihachi Ota

Fujinbu Women’s Association: Mieko Shima

Geino-bu Performing Arts: David Yoshimichi Shinjo

Membership: Yuko Yamauchi

 

2013 Events (Dates are subject to change)

January 20: New Year’s Party

February 8: “The legend of Hanagoromo” by Ship of Ryukyus (performing arts group from Okinawa)

March 3: Fujinbu Shinnen Shinbokukai (New Year’s Party)

April 13: Seisonen-bu Bowling Tournament

April 21: Computer Class/Wakamono Taikai Rummage Sale Fundraiser

April: Fujinbu Pechanga Indian Casino Fundraiser

May 5: Geino-bu (Performing Arts Committee) “Utayabira, Wuduyabira” Show

May 26: Kajimaya Club (Senior Citizens Club) Anniversary Party

June: Fujinbu Cooking Class “Murasaki Manju” (Purple Pastry) by Saeko Gushiken

July (over the course of 4 days): World Youth Uchinanchu Taikai

July 7: Annual Picnic/Scholarship Award

August: Fujinbu Cooking Class

September: Keiro Kansha no Hi (Senior Appreciation Day) Luncheon

September: Fujinbu Craft Class “Tesage Bag” (Japanese-style fabric bag) by Aiko Tome

September 29: Seisonenbu Golf Tournament

October 6: Bazaar

October 27: OAA Participation in Nanka Kenjinkai Kyogikai Shinboku Engeikai (Japanese Prefectural Association of Southern California Charity Show)

November 10: General Membership Meeting

November 17: General Clean-up Day

December 1: Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon

December: Participation in Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Southern California Charity Drive for Keiro Senior Health Service

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