AboutSt.Louis Okinawa Association

St.Louis Okinawa Association

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North America(United States of America/State of Missouri)
St.Louis Okinawa Association About
Membership45 (As of 2017)
ChairpersonKumiko Langley (From 2017)
Organization Overview・Current President: Kumiko Langley (From 2017); Term of office: 2 years; President elections are either thru recommendations or designation.
・1 Secretary, 1 Treasurer and 1 Communications Officer per area.
・Established in 1996; First President: Yaeko Wilson; Strengthened friendship among Uchinanchus in the St. Louis Metropolitan and southern Illinois areas.
・Established to create friendship and mutual assistance among Uchinanchus and to promote and preserve our traditional Okinawan music, dance, cuisine, dialect, and art.
・Re-structured as a non-profit in 2014 and changed our name to St. Louis Eisa Okinawa Association officially; Had an Eisa instructor sent from the Okinawa Prefectural Foundation for Cultural Promotion; Currently, our purpose is to keep the Eisa culture alive by promoting our culture thru performances.
Affiliated Org.None
Related Org.None
St.Louis Okinawa Association Activity contents
Description・Invited the Eisa Group "LUCK" from Okinawa to perform at the 2016 Missouri Botanical Garden Japan Festival.
・Perform Eisa at schools and community events.
・Hold Origami and Uchinaguchi classes several times a year. Most of the participants are in their 30s.
・Hold Eisa, Ryukyu Dance, Sanshin classes once a month. Most of the participants are in their 30s.
Own scholarship programNone
Exchange with other regionNone
Other Okinawa related matters・Jefferson Barracks Community Center, Address: 305 Gregg Road,St. Louis MO
A community center where we gather and also practice Eisa.
・Des Peres Park, Address: 12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres, MO.
Hold our picnic at this park.

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