The NVC Foundation (NVCF) hosted a “Mardi Gras” themed fundraising event on February 4, 2023. The Mardi Gras event was held with two goals in mind. The number one goal was to help put the memories of the COVID pandemic in the “rear view mirror” and look ahead toward the future. The second goal was to replenish the program funds of the organization. The Mardi Gras proceeds will support its many educational and cultural programs.
The NVC Foundation Scholarship Program awards up to four scholarships each year. The first is the NVC/WAC Scholarship for $3000. Up to three scholarships for $3000 are awarded to Shiro Kashino Memorial Scholarship.
Author Jamie Ford, who wrote the book Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, visited the NVC Memorial Hall during the January 3rd Nisei Luncheon.
The Children’s Christmas party a 72-year old tradition continues to be a special time for children and families in our community. The NVC Children’s Christmas Party has been attended by thousands of people throughout the years and we are thrilled to be able to continue the tradition for the next generation.
Our neighbors up the street from the NVC Hall came to visit on December 19, 2019. Summit Sierra is a small college-prep public high school which provides a supportive learning environment for a diverse group of passionate young people. They are tuition free and include classes for students in grade 9-12.
During a very busy time of the year, NVC member Dr. Brian Yamamoto presented a 60-minute video of his 75th Anniversary 100th/442nd France Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14th in the NVC gym. The video was produced by Mike Isumi, detailing their July 5-16, 2019 tour.
Our Lost Years, a professional feature-length educational documentary film, commemorates the 75th anniversary of Executive Order 9066. It was produced by the San Diego Chapter JACL, working with filmmaker Lane Nishikawa.
The International District Emergency Center (IDEC) will sponsor FREE First Aid/CPR/AED classes in the months of February and March 2020 at the Nisei Veteran’s Memorial Hall (1212 South King Street).
NVC has joined “Cup of Joe for a Joe”, a Green Beans Coffee program that allows you to thank a member of the armed forces for their service with a hot, fresh cup of Green Beans Coffee and a personal message at over three dozen overseas bases where Green Beans Coffee has an outlet.