2013 / Rotary Club to invite a tsunami survivor to share her story, Jan. 31

Unoura Masako and Local Students

Masako Unoura Tanaka, left, and local students at a disaster area.

The Rotary Club of Downtown Los Angeles holds a special presentation by Mrs. Masako Unoura Tanaka, survivor of the March 2011 Great East Japan earthquake and tsunami, on Thursday, Jan. 31 at 6:30 – 8:00 pm at Los Angeles Athletic Club, 431 West Seventh Street, Los Angeles, CA 90014.

Renowned architect and the creator of the LAX pylons Ted Tokio Tanaka almost lost his wife in March 11, 2011. Masako Unoura Tanaka will tell her inspiring story of survival and about her ongoing efforts to aid the affected region, including her coastal hometown of Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, where her father has been a Rotarian for 50 years.

Costs are $25 per person. Light dinner will be served. No-host fellowship hours will begin at 5:00 pm at Athletic Club Bar on 3rd floor. Parking is available in LAAC structure for $2. Entrance off Olive Street. RSVP to Jennifer Usyak at (818) 744-3581 or jennifer@rotarydtla.org