NVC Newsletter

November 2018, Volume 68, Issue 10

October Speaker Series: The Medicare Maze

During her tenure as Director of Home and Community Based Services for Nikkei Concerns (now Keiro Northwest), Kara Mayeda saw the piles of healthcare-related papers on the tabletops within the homes of our Nisei elders. They were intimidated by the health insurance maze and uncertain as to what to do.  "There was a huge need," she said at the October Speakers Series program on October 13. "There were no resources."   


Thank you for a Cup of Joe!

NVC has joined "Cup of Joe for a Joe", a Green Beans Coffee program that allows you to thank a member of the armed forces for their service with a hot, fresh cup of Green Beans Coffee and a personal message at over three dozen overseas bases where Green Beans Coffee has an outlet.

NVC Foundation Scholarship Program - Applications Available NOW!

The NVC Foundation Scholarship Program awards up to four scholarships each year. The first is the NVC/WAC Scholarship.  This honors the Nisei Veterans Committee and the Women’s Auxiliary Committee.  Up to three scholarships are awarded to honor Shiro Kashino, a highly decorated member of the 442nd RCT, the 2nd Commander of the NVC and an active community leader.

George Nakashima Woodworker Complex

Reprint from the National Park Service website -- George Nakashima Woodworker Complex.  Internationally renowned furniture designer and architect George Nakashima designed this 12-acre complex with 21 buildings located in New Hope, Pennsylvania. 

WAC in the MIS: Remembering Kathleen T. Iseri

Kathy Iseri volunteered for the Women's Army Corps (WAC) exactly one year after leaving the concentration camp at Gila River and was among the 51 Nisei women who trained at the Military Intelligence Service Language School (MISLS) at Fort Snelling, MN. 

Finally Recognized: Filipino-American WWII Veterans Honored

Reprinted from Northwest Military.com -- Jessie Castro, Vitaliano Bantiles and Lenenor Jimenez had waited over 75 years to receive due recognition for their service alongside American forces pitted against the Japanese Army in the Philippines during World War II.