Last updated on 1/2/15
|English Invitation Letter||Japanese (日本語) Invitation Letter|
|English Poster||Japanese (日本語) Poster|
| Date: Sunday, January 18, 2015
Time: 1pm - 4pm (check-in starts at 12:30pm)
Location: Sarah P. Duke Gardens (426 Anderson St., Durham)
Cost: $40/person in advance
Register by January 11th, by email to email@example.com or phone 919-787-6233 (Rocky Iwashima)
To volunteer, contact us at Triangle_Nippon_Club@yahoo.com.
New Years is an especially spiritual time of the year for Japanese. In order to celebrate and share in the spirit of this event, we will hold a traditional Japanese New Year's Celebration, called a "Shin-nen-Kai" among the members of the Japan-related Organizations of the Triangle Area.
We plan to include elements of traditional customs and rituals that signify the Japanese New Year. Food will be served in a buffet style.
The Nippon Club of the Triangle is now registered with AmazonSmile. When you designate the Nippon Club as your favorite organization and make a purchase through AmazonSmile, then 0.5% of the purchase will be donated to the club. There is no additional cost to you.
The 2013 financial report has been added to Club Reports page.
In 2011, Nippon Club donated a total of $4,900 to the Tsunami Relief Fund, gathered from generous donors to Rainbow House project of Ashinaga (a non-profit organization). It was an effort to give psychological and social support to the children who lost parents in the March 11 national disaster. We have recently received a progress report from the project. Here is the summary from the report:
“Ashinaga has already purchased a building for child services in the city of Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, and will open the facility by the end of June 2013. We also purchased another building in Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, which is now under renovation to be reborn as the Ishinomaki Satelite Rainbow House by the end of 2013. We have signed a lease contract for a piece of land for Rikuzentakata Satelite Rainbow House and are planning to construct another Satelite Rainbow House in Otsuchi or Yamada, Iwate Prefecture. The total amount of estimated expenditure for the Rainbow House project for Tsunami relief is $41.5 million and we have raised $36 million as of March 31, 2013.”
We are glad to take a part in this contribution.
Observers are welcome. For the location and time, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.