NVC Newsletter

February 2019, Volume 68, Issue 2

Speaker Series: Walter Tanimoto – Military Service & Deployment to Iraq

Walter Tanimoto, our NVC Commander and presenter for the January Speakers Series, disclosed some of the toughest moments during his 23-year U.S. Army career. They came during his one-year tour stationed in Iraq. Walt ultimately attained the rank of major.  


NVC & NVC Foundation Installation Luncheon on March 16th

The Nisei Veterans Committee and Foundation cordially invite you to attend the 74th annual Nisei Veterans Committee and NVC Foundation Installation. Our ceremony will be a luncheon at the Rainier Golf and Country Club on Saturday, March 16th.  Social hour will begin at 11:30 am; lunch will be served at 12:30 pm.

Volunteer Appreciation Brunch 2019

The Seattle Nisei Veterans Committee and the NVC Foundation is an all-volunteer organization and without our volunteers, many of the events, programs, and everyday business of the organizations would not take place.  It is important to thank our many volunteers for their contributions to the overall success of our organization.

The Man Behind the First Japanese-American Novel

This article is reprinted from the North American Post written by David Yamaguchi.  David was given a paperback copy of the new 2018, 365-page biography of Seattle-born Nisei writer, John Okada.  Apparently the University of Washington Press wanted a review. 

Houses for Peace

NVC and NVC Foundation co-sponsored a screening at the University of Washington of an NHK-World-Japan documentary, Houses for Peace: Exploring the Legacy of Floyd Schmoe.  The documentary focuses on how Quaker peace activist Floyd Schmoe (1895-2001) organized an interracial volunteer group from Seattle to go to Japan in 1949 to build houses in Hiroshima and Nagasaki for atomic bomb survivors...

NVC Children’s Christmas Party

This 71-year-old tradition continues to be a special time for children and families in our community.  Memories of attending this Christmas party are a common thread that links all the generations in the Japanese American community. The NVC Children’s Christmas Party has been attended by thousands of people throughout the years...