Monthly Update – August 2009

August is closing out, but Nakayoshi still has some updates for you!

There’s been a lot going on this past month, and more still to come! Hopefully some of you were there with us this past month as we met the creators of Secret Identities graphic novel anthology on Asian American superheroes, volunteered and odori’d at the Mountain View Obon Festival, and stargazed in the Planetarium at the CA Academy of Sciences’ NightLife event. August has also been busy. Nakayoshi members helped the American Cancer Society raise over $16,000 to fight cancer at the Relay for Life in Daly City and followed up the next weekend by volunteering with the Japanese Community Youth Council at the Childrens’ Village game and craft booths at the annual Nihonmachi Street Fair in San Francisco’s Japantown. Nakayoshi members also attended the community viewing of short videos produced for the REEL Nikkei Stories project at the JCCCNC.

We’re heading to the mountains for some nature and kayaking at our Lake Tahoe camping trip this coming weekend, and finishing out the month with the next Nakayoshi meeting on August 30. This month also marks our transition into a quarterly meeting format, so come and check out what else is in the works for the coming months! Make sure you also check out the details below on Japanese Heritage Day with the Oakland A’s, a dinner benefit to help fight Hepatitis B and Nakayoshi’s next sushi-making class coming at you in September!

Have any comments or questions? Want to RSVP or sign up for an event? Feel free to leave any comments on our blog at http://www.nakayoshi.org/, Facebook group page, or e-mail us at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com.

In this update:
8/21-23/09 – Tahoe Camping Trip
8/27/09 – Hepatitis B Awareness Dinner (RSVP by 8/21!!)

8/30/09 – Nakayoshi Quarterly Meeting

Save these dates! Upcoming events in September
9/6/09 – Oakland A’s Japanese Heritage Day (RSVP by 8/20!!)

9/27/09 – Tabemasho! Nakayoshi Sushi-making Class

Friday, August 21: Sunday, August 23: Lake Tahoe Camping Trip
Sign-ups for this event have closed. Thank you to those who signed up for our first camping trip! We have a great weekend outdoors ahead of us!

What: Nakayoshi Tahoe Camping Trip
Date: Friday, August 21, 2009 – Sunday, August 23, 2009
Location: South Lake Tahoe, CA
View more information on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30593261168&ref=ts#/event.php?eid=116797296833

Thursday, August 27: Hepatits B Awareness Dinner
Nakayoshi continues to support the San Francisco Hep B Free! campaign as we join the AsianWeek Foundation at the next Hepatitis B Awareness dinner at the South Sea Seafood Village. Eat a scrumptious 9 course meal and learn about how you can help stop Hepatitis B!

About Hep B: API’s have the highest risk of hepatitis B of any ethnic group. San Francisco’s API residents comprise 34% of the city’s population and bear a disproportionate burden of liver cancer and undetected HBV infection. The city of San Francisco has the highest liver cancer rate in the nation. Learn how to protect family and friends from Hep B and liver cancer caused by Hep B! For more information about hepatitis B which disproportionately affects APIs, visit http://www.sfhepbfree.org/.

*MENU for 9 Course Chinese Banquet Dinner: Cream Corn Soup w/Chicken, Minced Chicken & Shrimp in Lettuce Cups, Peking Duck & Buns, Walnut Prawns, Black Mushrooms & Greens, Mapo Tofu w/Pork, Beef & Greens, Crispy Skin Chicken, Dessert

What: Hepatitis B Awareness Dinner (RSVP by 8/21!!)

When: Thursday, August 27, 2009
Where: South Sea Seafood Village, 1420 Irving St. San Francisco
Time: 6-7pm No Host Bar, 7-9pm Dinner

Price: $30; RSVP by Aug. 21
Contact: Tamiko Wong, twong@awfoundation.com, 415-321-5865.
RSVP on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30593261168#/event.php?eid=133027988553

Sunday, August 30: Nakayoshi Quarterly Meeting
Here’s a perfect chance to get caught up on everything happening in the next few months for Nakayoshi! We are actively seeking to expand our planning committees, so come on out if you’d like to see what’s going on and how you can get involved! Please note that starting this month, our monthly meetings will now be held on a quarterly basis.


What: Nakayoshi Quarterly Meeting
When: Sunday, August 30, 2009
Where: JACL National Headquarters, 1765 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA
Time: 1-4pm
RSVP on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30593261168&ref=ts#/event.php?eid=118002121318

Sunday, September 6: Oakland A’s Japanese Heritage Day (RSVP by Thursday 8/20!!)

Last-minute announcement for you East Bay baseball fans! Come join Nakayoshi at the Oakland A’s game on Sunday, September 6, 1:00 PM @ Oakland Coliseum. Come watch Ichiro and Kenji Johjima of the Seattle Mariners and Kurt Suzuki of the Oakland A’s! RSVP deadline for tickets is THIS THURSDAY, 8/20, so respond quickly if you want to go! Nakayoshi will be joining the Contra Costa and Diablo Valley JACL chapters for the game.

What: Oakland A’s Japanese Heritage Day
When: Sunday, September 6, 2009
Where: McAffee Coliseum, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA
Time: 1-5pmPrice: $10/ticket
RSVP at nakayoshi@ncwnp@gmail.com or on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=30593261168&ref=ts#/event.php?eid=276296405552

Sunday, September 27: Tabemasho! Nakayoshi Sushi-making Class
We’ll be hosting our second Tabemasho! series Sushi-making class/fundraiser on Sunday, 9/27 at the JCCCNC in SF Japantown, taught by Nakayoshi’s very own Graig and Sean Inaba! Proceeds will benefit both the JCCCNC and Nakayoshi, so look for more details on how you and your friends can sign up to learn how to roll your own sushi and support two great community organizations! More details to come! E-mail nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com if you have questions or to reserve a spot.

See you at the next Nakayoshi event! Find out more at the Nakayoshi quarterly meeting this month!

All Nakayoshi events are free and open to anyone unless otherwise noted. Feel free to forward this message along to your friends or anyone interested. Not on the Nakayoshi e-mail list? Click here to subscribe. Have questions? Want to sign up or RSVP for an event? E-mail Nakayoshi at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com. For additional information and updates, be sure to check the Nakayoshi blog or find our group page on Facebook! Nakayoshi is a program sponsored by the Northern California Western Nevada Pacific District of the Japanese American Citizens League.

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