9th Annual Community Recognition Dinner

9th Annual JACL Community Recognition Dinner

Current JAMsj board members, Warren Hayashi and Jimi Yamaichi, and Eiko Yamaichi were honored with other prominent community leaders at the 7th Annual JACL Recognition Dinner

For 2011, the San Jose JACL is proud to recognize the following deserving community honorees at the 9th Annual JACL Community Recognition Dinner that is to be held on Saturday, October 15:  Roy and P.J. Hirabayashi, founders of San Jose Taiko and artists largely responsible for the spread of the taiko art form throughout the U. S.; Jim McClure, San Jose Obon Chairperson for the past 12 years and otherwise heavily-involved volunteer at the San Jose Buddhist Church; Wes Mukoyama, former Executive Director of Yu-Ai Kai and involved community member; the San Jose Zebras, one of the longest-lived and pioneering organizations in Nikkei basketball; and the Wesley Jazz Ensemble, a group of musicians who have given of their time and talents widely within the community.

Jana Katsuyama, KTVU Channel 2 staff reporter will be the Mistress of Ceremonies.

The 9th Annual San Jose JACL Community Recognition Dinner – 100 Years and Beyond:  Honoring Community Service, will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel –Mediterranean Center in San Jose.

Tickets are priced individually at $85 or $850 for a table for ten.  The celebration begins with No Host Cocktails and Silent Auction at 4:00 pm and with the Dinner program scheduled to start at 5:00 pm.

In conjunction with the dinner, San Jose JACL will again have its popular silent auction and benefit drawing to raise funds for the Chapter’s programs.  The Community Recognition Dinner event is the Chapter’s major fundraiser.

For more information contact Tom Oshidari, toshidari@yahoo.com, 408 257-5609, or Sharon Uyeda, suyeda9356@aol.com, 408 259-3656.

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The Japanese American Museum of San Jose's (JAMsj)mission is to collect, preserve, and share Japanese American art, history, and culture with an emphasis on the Greater Bay Area.
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