AboutIndiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai

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North America(United States of America/State of Indiana)
Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai About
Membership80 (As of 2017)
ChairpersonAtsuko Richardson (From 2017)
Organization Overview・President are selected thru elections; Term of office: 2 years.
・2 Vice President, 1 Secretary, 1 Treasurer and 7 Board Members.
・Members are mainly Uchinanchus married to American military retirees. Very family-oriented gatherings with a strong teamwork.
・First President: Masako Finch
・Held the 15th Anniversary event in 2009.
Affiliated Org.None
Related Org.1
Indiana Okinawa Kenjinkai Activity contents
Description・Hold several events such as a picnic, New Year's Party and a International Festival in a year. Members in theirs 60s mostly attend. We continue family-oriented activities and parties in order to gain the cultural interest of the younger generation.
・We were very active 10 years ago with Children's Eisa, a International Festival, Junior Study Tours and Uchinanchu Festivals. However, our membership decreased so we are not active as before.
・Hold Eisa, Sanshin, Ryukyu Dance events several times a year. Members in theirs 60s mostly attend.
Own scholarship programNone
Exchange with other regionYes
Receive advice and support from neighboring Kenjinkais.
Other Okinawa related mattersUchinanchus gather a lot at the Lawrence Community Park Activities Center.

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