Club Information
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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Russell Hampton
National Awards Services Inc.
Joint Meeting at Burnank Sunrise Tomorrow at 7:15 AM
Joint Meeting with Burbank Sunrise Tomorrow
We will have a joint club meeting with Burbank Sunrise tomorrow at 7:15 am at Holiday Inn.  It is just one block north of FWY 134 off Olive exit.  The cost of breakfast is $10, including parking, though you need to make sure you get a validation.  It is a small, but a mighty club with very generous and dedicated members.  You will be inspired.  I hope you will get to meet President Elect Ian Waterhouse, a 26 year old CPA at Disney Company, who is very young but so giving and committed to service to others, a model Rotarian!
Please also remember that this is an opportunity for us to properly thank them for their kind support to our club; several members had purchased the Tiger rice cookers to support our first fundraiser.  The club also donated their $192 Happy Bucks to this new club earlier this year.  On top of that, they presented us with a banner banner which we will display the club banners we will be exchanging with other clubs not only in the States, but also in other countries.
Tomorrow is the fourth Tuesday, but we will not be meeting at Far East Lounge tomorrow.
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.