This June marks the 2nd anniversary of Nakayoshi’s founding. We’ll be kicking off Nakayoshi’s 3rd year of operations this month with our 3rd annual Welcome BBQ. Join us as we get our third year off to a fresh start by welcoming in our newest class of recent college graduates and connecting them with the great activities and people that make up the Nakayoshi family!

We are continuing to do our best to provide monthly social and volunteer opportunities, and are looking forward to seeing new faces and encouraging existing members to get involved with Nakayoshi and the community! To all of you who have been with us the past two years, thanks for your part in making Nakayoshi what it is today! And to all the newcomers, we look forward to getting to know you all at the BBQ and our other upcoming events!

In this update:

6/13/10 – Nakayoshi’s 3rd Annual Welcome BBQ
6/19/10 – Volunteering at Youth Fishing Derby
Other Community Events:
6/19/10 – JCYC’s 40th Anniversary
6/27/10 – NAAAP SF Summer Picnic

Sunday, June 13 – Nakayoshi’s 3rd Annual Welcome BBQ

It’s time again for Nakayoshi’s annual welcome BBQ and picnic in Golden Gate Park to welcome new members and to kick off our 3rd year of connecting young professionals with the Bay Area Japanese and Japanese American community! The event is FREE for everyone, so come on out and bring your friends! We’ll be grilling up burgers and hot dogs as well as providing additional dishes and drinks.

Come meet or catch up with other Nakayoshi members, learn more about our monthly social and volunteer activities, play games, eat great food, and have a great time on us! Please pass the word along about our BBQ and invite anyone who you think would be interested! We’ll be at table #15 at Lindley Meadow in Golden Gate Park (at 30th Avenue and John F. Kennedy Drive) from noon to 4pm. Make sure you RSVP on Facebook or by e-mailing us at We look forward to meeting you!

What: Nakayoshi’s 3rd Annual Welcome B

Date: Sunday, June 13, 2010

Time: Noon-4pm

Location: Table #15 at Lindley Meadow, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco

Price: FREE


Saturday, June 19, 2010 – Volunteering at Youth Fishing Derby

Nakayoshi’s June volunteer opportunity will be at the San Francisco JACL chapter and Nisei Fishing Club’s annual Youth Fishing Derby, held at the San Pablo Dam Reservoir in the East Bay. Volunteers will be needed to assist parents and other volunteers chaperone 20-25 youth ages 8-12 as well as to help set up and clean up the potluck picnic provided by the JACL chapter and Nisei Fishing Club members. No fishing experience necessary!

This is an easy and relaxed volunteer opportunity to spend the day having fun helping kids and a chance to enjoy a potluck picnic at the scenic reservoir! Please RSVP to volunteer by June 13. Email us at if you have any questions. We hope you can lend a hand!

What: Volunteering at Youth Fishing Derby

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Location: San Pablo Dam Reservoir, 7301 San Pablo Dam Road, Richmond, CA

Other Community Events:

Saturday, June 19 – JCYC’s 40th Anniversary

Come on out and support the Japanese Community Youth Council (JCYC), as they celebrate 40 years of providing non-profit programs, activities and social services for children and families in San Francisco Japantown and throughout the city of San Francisco! Their 40th Anniversary Gala will be a special evening in Japantown’s Peace Plaza to celebrate their 40 year history of empowering young people for the future on Saturday, June 19, 2010, from 7pm to midnight.

The evening will be MC’d by Wendy Tokuda of CBS Channel 5 news and Jeff Mori, Executive Director of Asian American Recovery Services, and will feature live entertainment and a video reflection of JCYC from the 1970s to the present. Tickets are on sale; $100 for the all-night gala or $25 for the After-Hours Party from (9:30 pm-Midnight). Purchase tickets at:

For more information on JCYC, go to:

What: JCYC’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Date: Saturday, June 19, 2010

Time: 7pm – Midnight (After Hours Party starting from 9:30pm)

Location: Peace Plaza, San Francisco Japantown (Post Street at Buchannan)

Price: $100 all night, $25 for After Hours Party



Sunday, June 27 – NAAAP-SF Annual Summer PicnicNakayoshi is partnering with the San Francisco chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP-SF) for their annual summer picnic on Sunday, June 27 at Rengstorff Park in Mountain View.

Continuing on NAAAP’s success from last year’s Summer Picnic, Nakayoshi will be joining NAAAP as they gather again for their 2010 Summer Picnic and Volleyball Tournament event bringing diverse Asian-focused organizations and like-minded professionals from all over the SF Bay Area for a great day of food, friends, and fun!

About NAAAP:
NAAAP San Francisco is the Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Asian Professionals. NAAAP-SF is an all volunteer non-profit organization. We serve and support organizations, associations, and enterprises committed to the betterment of the Asian American community. The National Association of Asian American Professionals is dedicated to promoting leadership development, professional networking, and cultural awareness on behalf of the Asian community. Through programs and leadership opportunities, NAAAP-SF is driving leadership development by providing hands on experience, feedback, and education. Founded in 1982, NAAAP has since expanded to over 25 cities and has grown to over 3,500 active members in North America. Over the years, NAAAP has established strategic, diverse, and collaborative relationships that further our commitment that “We Make Leaders!”

Find out more about NAAAP-SF at

What: NAAAP-SF Annual Summer Picnic
Date: Sunday, June 27
Time: 10:30am
Location: Rengstorff Park, Mountain View
Price: Early Bird Special (expires 6/11)$12 NAAAP Members / $17 Non-Members; Regular (Online only): $17 NAAAP Members / $22 Non-members; On-Site: $22 NAAAP Members / $27 Non-members
To Register:

That’s our June monthly update! We hope you can make it out for some picnics and BBQing this month. Keep your eyes open for our other events in the works for later this summer, including Obon festival volunteering and our annual camping trip!

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 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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