NVC Newsletter

NVC Commander/NVCF President's Column

by Rick Takeuchi and Ted Tomita
March 2017, Volume 67, Issue 3

It’s been an honor and privilege for us to have served as your NVC Commander and NVC Foundation (NVCF) President this past year.

We would like to thank the 2016 members of the NVC Executive Council (EC) and the NVCF Board for their efforts in making sure that all our events and programs have been and will continue to be relevant for our members, our families, and our community.

This past year our focus for the members of the NVC EC and the NVCF Board was to come up with ideas and proposals to help “Rekindle the Spirit” that has made this organization great! 

Our ultimate goal was to be the organization that everyone wanted to be a member of NOW and in the future.

To help us reach our goal, we knew that we needed to make sure that:

  • our leaders possessed and embraced the Core Values of Trust, Respect, and Integrity
  • the NVC and NVCF missions needed to be communicated and understood
  • our leadership and committees needed to know their roles and responsibilities
  • the decisions that we made had to be aligned with the organization’s bylaws and
  • most importantly, socializing and having fun had to be a priority in all the things we did


We must admit that we are not quite there yet. However, we feel very confident that under the leadership of the incoming NVC Commander Bryan Takeuchi (USMC) and incoming NVCF President Warren Higa, who both have deep connections with the NVC and NVCF organizations, the efforts of the 2016 leadership will continue, and the new leadership will ultimately reach our established goal… sooner than later.  In our opinion, among the members of the 2017 NVC EC and the NVCF Board, all have the competencies and the passion to make sure that the legacy of the Nisei Veterans of World War II will continue and impact the many generations to come. 

To us, the NVC and the NVCF organizations are in good hands and the future is looking brighter than ever.  Our collective efforts in “Honoring and Carrying on the Legacy” for the NVC and “Honoring the Past, Educating the Future” for the NVCF continues.