AboutMichigan Okinawan Association

Michigan Okinawan Association

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North America(United States of America/State of Michigan)
Michigan Okinawan Association About
Membership90 (As of 2017)
ChairpersonChiyo Menzel (Since 2017)
Organization Overview・The current president is Chiyo Menzel (Since 2017). Term of office is 3 years.
・President is selected by recommendation/appointment.
・There are 1 vice-president, 2 secretaries, 1 treasurer and 5 council.
・It was established in 2003 and its first president was Sue Kinnucan.
・Objectives of establishment:
To Keep culture of Okinawa alive.
To share customs,arts,dance,food.
Affiliated Org.None
Related Org.None
Michigan Okinawan Association Activity contents
Description・Main event are New Year's Party, summer picnic, and home party at a member's home. Most of the participants are people in their 60s.
・At New Year's party, members celebrate with Okinawan dances, Eisa, Karate and Okinawan food
・Picnic is held once a year in the Summer. At this annual get together members share and enjoy food and games.
・Okinawa traditional dance, Eisa, Karate classes are being held once a month, most of the participants are people in their 60s.
・In 2017, participated in the Grand Rapids Asian Festival, and plan to continue next year too.
Own scholarship programNone
Exchange with other regionYes
A 15th anniversary event is scheduled for April 28, 2018, and Kenjinkai of Chicago, Ohio and Indiana are expected to attend.
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