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Little Tokyo
Every Tuesday at 11:45am except 4th Tuesday at 7:30am
Far Bar
347 E. 1st St.
Los Angeles, CA  90012
United States
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District Breakfast
LAX Westin
Apr 05, 2016
7:00 AM – 9:00 AM
Nobukichi Koyama to Speak on Gardeners' Federation
Far Bar
Apr 12, 2016
11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
District Breakfast Tomorrow
Please join us at the last quarterly District Breakfast tomorrow at LAX Westin Hotel on 5400 Century Blvd. from 7-9 am.  The speaker isRamu Damodaran, Deputy Director for Partnerships and Public Engagement in the United Nations Department of Public Information (DPI) and Chief of the United Nations “Academic Impact” initiative.  He is flying into LA just for us from NY.  
Don't miss this rare opportunity to listen to one of the most important education leaders today.  Separately, this breakfast is organized by Interact and Rotoract students.  Let's show our warm support for the Rotary youth by attending the event.  The cost is $22 per person with a $20 club subsidy.
See you there!
Joint Meeting with Burbank a Big Success
The joint meeting with Burbank Sunrise was a big success on 3-29-16! Some of us became early birds, attended their 7:15 am meeting at the Burbank Holiday Inn, and were ever so warmly welcomed.  We were happy that we could thank them for their generous support to our club in person.  We will not forget their kindness to donate their $192 Happy Bucks earlier this Rotary year, several Tiger rice cookers they had purchased at our first fundraiser, and the banner banner they had given to us.
We proudly presented our brand new club banner for exchange.  This banner is the creation by all of our club members over several months, but in particular with the time and effort thrown into by Yokko Ueda, our professional computer graphics designer.  The banner was a big hit.
Accompanying Makiko were Tomoko Omura and Weili Materna.
FH Family Visits Our Beautification Project!

Frances's Son, Ryan, Joins Our Clean-up

At our monthly beautification project at Frances Hashimoto Plaza yesterday, we were delighted by the visit of Ryan Friedman, the son of late Frances Hashimoto, and his finance, Sharon Im.  We were happy that we could personally show Ryan and Sharon what we had been doing to express our gratitude and respect to one of the most respected community leaders, late Frances.  Even though it was Easter Sunday, 15 members and friends showed up to clean the plaza, and water the Rosemary we had planted.
Sown in the picture from left to right are: Weili's friend, Kumiko Nakamura, Mari Robinson, Hiro Yokota, Yokko's husband Hiroyuki Ueda, Haru Takehana, President Makiko Nakasone, Ryan Friedman, Weili Materna, Sharon Im, Chris Komai, Joyce Chinn, Mike Okamoto, and Yokko Ueda.  Not pictured but came for the clean up are Kathy Ikeda and Derek Furukawa, past president of Gardeners Federation of Southern California.  It is important to note that Derek had a conflicting schedule, but instead of skipping the clean up altogether, he came early in the morning to blow leaves on the plaza for us to make our work easier!  Now that is commitment and dedication.
As part of the beautification project of the plaza, we are planning to install a stone monument to honor Frances with the money we raised by selling the 52 rice cookers Japan Tiger Corporation of U.S.A. had kindly donated last fall and the Rotary District community grants we recently received.
The next clean up will be ay 9:30 am on Sunday, April 24.