NVC Newsletter

November 2010, Volume 60, Issue 10

NVC Annual Chow Mein Dinner

The 2010 NVC Chow Mein Dinner on Sunday, November 7th was a resounding success! The weather cooperated by giving us a gorgeous day, attracting a caravan of cars to the drive-through for take-out meals and many more to eat in the Hall.

Articles

Tokita Brothers Featured at October Speakers Series

The audience for the October 23rd Speakers Series were treated to a presentation from the “dynamic duo”-- Shokichi Tokita and his brother, Yuzo Tokita! They crammed a lot of information into the two-hour session and managed to hold the audience’s rapt attention thru stories...

King County Council Honors Our WWII Nisei Veterans

In commemoration of Veterans Day (Nov 2010), the King County Council took time out of their busy schedule to honor our Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee. But more specifically, they wanted to recognize the Japanese American Nisei who fought and distinguished themselves in combat during WWII.

In Appreciation of Sam Mitsui's Presentation to the "Beginnings" Class at NSCC

“Beginnings” is a coordinated studies class focusing on the subjects of literature and intercultural communications and connecting them to a common theme: the immigrant experience.

RECOGNITION

The Metropolitan King County Council, in commemoration of Veterans Day on November 11, 2010, honor all veterans across King County, and recognize the SEATTLE NISEI VETERANS COMMITTEE and especially the members who served in the 100th Infantry Battalion, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, and the Military Intelligence Service.

The Presidential Signing of the Congressional Gold Medal

...all of the veterans were escorted to the oval office door where President Obama greeted us individually. We assembled in a semi-circle behind the presidential desk and when all was in order, the President, standing behind his chair, gave a short patriotic speech praising us for our loyalty...

Congressional Gold Medal News

The U.S. Congress has approved and President Obama has signed (on 5 Oct) into law the awarding of the prestigious Congressional Gold Medal (CGM) to the predominately Japanese American WWII 100th Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team and Military Intelligence Service.

Kitsap County Veterans Day Program

We are fortunate to have John Fujinari represent the Nisei Veterans Committee in Bremerton, Washington for the Kitsap County Veterans Day Program.

NVC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

The NVC/WAC and Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarships are now available for 2011. Please read more for details.

NVC Major Shimokon Health Professions Scholarship

The Major Shimokon Health Professions Scholarship is now accepting applications for the 2011 scholarship award donated by Dr. Susumu Shimokon and administered by the NVC/NVC Foundation.

New Call Center Improves Service for King County Veterans

The King County Veterans Levy is increasing access to information and assistance for veterans living anywhere in King County. Veterans can now access help by calling One Toll-Free Number: 1-877-904-VETS (8387).