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FEBRUARY 2024, VOLUME 74, ISSUE 2

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As with any of the programs and events offered by the NVC and Foundation, we rely heavily on volunteers to help carry them out. Since the Nisei Lunch began in 2015 there have been many volunteers that have come and gone, but there has always been a core group of volunteers that have given their time and effort to the program on a regular basis.  I want to acknowledge these very dedicated volunteers and express my gratitude for their efforts.

ARTICLES

NVC-NVC FOUNDATION VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION BRUNCH

Sunday, February 11, 2024, marked the 4th annual Volunteer Appreciation Brunch hosted by the Seattle NVC and NVC Foundation.  Even though this year’s event was held on Super Bowl Sunday, we still had a nice group in attendance. Everyone enjoyed the food provided by Terry Takeuchi, owner and operator of Terry’s Kitchen in Bellevue.

SCOUTS HOST SEATTLE BETSUIN SERVICE AT NVC MEMORIAL HALL

During the evening of Dec. 31, 2023, an arsonist broke into the Seattle Buddhist Church and set a fire in the temple’s basement. When informed that the fire left the Betsuin Boy Scouts Troop 252 without a meeting venue, the NVC offered to host the Scouts at the NVC Hall for their weekly meetings. 

LETTERS: VINCENT OKAMOTO SHOULD GET THE MEDAL OF HONOR

Vincent Okamoto should have gotten his soon after his heroic action in Vietnam. What Okamoto did was nothing less than what Audie Murphy did during WWII. He did get the Distinguished Service Cross… but he also deserves the MOH. 

ATTENTION! GRADUATES AND LAW STUDENTS IN LABOR LAW 

The Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studies seeks to recognize and support the efforts of graduate and/or law school students dedicated to improving the lives of workers. The Players Trust awards $50,000 annually to fund up to five scholarships at a minimum of $10,000 each.