Giving back through life-changing experiences.
Giving back through life-changing experiences.
住所: 4110 N M.L.K. Blvd, North Las Vegas, Nv 89032
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Las Vegas Okinawan Club has several partnerships with local nonprofits and communities to better serve our Southern Nevada community! Our community service initiatives include:
1. Shannon West Youth Homeless Center - Dessert /baking goods delivery to Shannon West Youth Homeless Center once a month together with Ninth Island Aunties.
2. Hunger Relief and Education Support for At-risk Children - Las Vegas Okinawan Club participates in Back-to-School Event to distribute school supplies, Easter Food Basket Giveaway and early literacy books each year.
3. Senior Services for Minority and Immigrant Individuals and Families - Las Vegas Okinawan Club's Keiro program offers dependent older adults, a warm, safe and encouraging environment. Our friendly and professional volunteers provide:
For families caring for a dependent older relative, can feel confident that their loved one is being cared for in a safe and nurturing setting. Volunteers in the Keiro Senior Services program are bilingual
4. Ronald Mcdonald House Charities Greater Las Vegas - members cook for the families of sick children fighting for their health at Sunrise Children's Hospital with Ninth Island Aunties. The facility accommodates rooms. We provide ingredients and cook dinner for the family members that are staying. Please sisit RMH at https://rmhlv.org/
5. Las Vegas Homeless Camp Food Distribution - members help coordinate food pickup and deliver for food distribution to a homeless camp near the Las Vegas Strip once a month. Our partnership with "The Promise" allows for helping those in need. Please visit https://www.instagram.com/thepromiselv/.
6. Food Drive for Struggling Families - Las Vegas Okinawan Club's new initiative is to help to feed families and individuals in need in our Southern Nevada community, and food and monetary gifts donated by caring community members are a vital part of making that happen. If you have non-perishable food you are not using or not going to consume, please consider to donate and drop them off at our club events and gatherings.
Please visit our "Philanthropic Initiatives" page to learn more about our community service projects.
Aki Matsuri festival was founded in 2010 by Robert Higashinaka who wanted to boost awareness about the growing Japanese population in Las Vegas. “Aki Matsuri” are the Japanese words for “fall festival”, and has been celebrated in the Las Vegas valley each October. The event attracts more than 10,000 people annually and features traditional culture, music and food. The visiting groups from Japan, as well as the local talent, are not paid for their performances, nor are the visiting groups compensated for their travel expenses.
JFAN appreciates the enthusiasm of everyone who volunteers to make this event a success year after year.
At the Aki Matsuri, the new KAWAII Bon Odori will be held in the afternoon and the Classic Bon Odori will be held in the evening. Let's all dance together and have fun.
New to Bon Odori? No problem!
Join our FREE Bon Odori Dance Workshops to learn how to dance! Here is the schedule:
9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/30, 10/14 will be held at The LV Buddhist Sangha, hosted by LV Kaminari Taiko from 1:00pm - 3:00pm
9/23 and 10/7 at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center. Open to all, so come join us!
Space is limited-
Email: email@example.com to RSVP for the Sangha location or Call the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center directory to reserve the spot. �Winchester Dondero Cultural Center: 702.455.7340 (Closed Sunday and Monday) ONLY FOR 9/23, 10/07!
At the Aki Matsuri, Bon Odori will be held in the evening. Let's all dance together and have fun.
New to Bon Odori? No problem!
Join our FREE Bon Odori Dance Workshops to learn how to dance on 9/23 and 10/7 at the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center. Open to all, so come join us!
Space is limited, Call the Winchester Dondero Cultural Center directory to reserve the spot.
Winchester Dondero Cultural Center: 702.455.7340 (Closed Sunday and Monday)
Keiro No Hi, translated in English as “Respect for the Aged Day,” is a Japanese public holiday celebrated in September. It is a day to honor older adults, to express appreciation and gratitude for their contribution to society, and to celebrate their longevity and vitality.
Our annual Spring Picnic that was held on May 13, Saturday at Craig Ranch Regional Park was successful! Thank you to all the volunteers and performers who made this event fun and safe place together and enjoy Spring picnic! We had total of 163 participants and gained 16 new members at the Picnic! Please welcome our new members! Participants enjoyed BBQ Food, Raffle Prizes (i.e., Cirque du Soleil tickets, cash prizes, restaurant gift certificates, etc), Asian & Pacific Islander cultural performance, FREE community resources to the community including food assistance, health navigators, SNAP, citizenship assistance and more! 5月13日土曜日にクレイグ・ランチ・リージョナル・パークで開催された毎年恒例の春のピクニックは成功しました。このイベントを皆で準備をしてくれ安全な場所にしてくれたボランティアとパフォーマーの皆さんに感謝致します。皆で春のピクニックを楽しむ事が出来ました。合計 163 名の参加者があり、ピクニックには 16 名の新しいメンバーが加わりました。新しいメンバーを是非、歓迎してください! 参加者は、バーベキュー料理、ラッフル賞品（シルク・ドゥ・ソレイユのチケット、賞金、レストランのギフト券など）、アジアおよび太平洋諸島の文化パフォーマンス、食料支援、健康ナビゲーター、SNAP、市民権支援などのコミュニティへの無料のコミュニティリソースを楽しみました。
Las Vegas Okinawan Club will be performing “Ichariba Yui” at Sangha’s Obon Festival and Aki Matsuri. It’s an Okinawan Obon dance with Okinawan music! Very easy! You can also practice at home.
Practice Day/Location: Wednesdays at 11:30 am the Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha (4110 N M.L.K. Blvd, North Las Vegas, NV 89032). If you would like to join to practice, please contact Keiko Rudder (702) 499-8301. Everyone is welcome!
Restaurant Discounts - We are so grateful for the generosity of Okinawa Onigiri & Ramen Tatsu! Please support local businesses!
Las Vegas Okinawan Club members are eligible for a 10% discount at these two restaurants. Please make sure to present your valid membership card!
Las Vegas Okinawan Club, also known as Las Vegas Okinawa Kenjinkai has been registered as a domestic Non-Profit organization in the State of Nevada since July 22, 2011. The club was founded by 10 Okinawan women originally and it has grown to more than 170 members including individual, families, local businesses, volunteers, and supporters as of March, 2023. Las Vegas Okinawan Club is exempt from federal income tax under IRC Section 501(c)(3) and is classified as a public charity status 509(a)((2).
The purpose of the Las Vegas Okinawan Club is to improve the well-being, health and quality of life of Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, immigrant families and other community members by advocating for social-economic equity, sharing resources and empowering individuals through education, training and public awareness campaigns to create vibrant multicultural community while promoting Japanese and Okinawan culture.
Las Vegas Okinawan Club consists of Okinawans, Japanese, those who have a relationship with Okinawa or are interested in Okinawan and Japanese people and its culture.
We have members who are Okinawan, Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Filipino, Indian, Hawaiian, African American and other ethnicities. It is important that our club stays inclusive to all of our community members including other cultures, ethnicities and LGBTQ community members.
As of Marcy 2023, there are approximately 170 people including individual members, family members, business members and supporters.
Everyone is welcome!
Las Vegas Okinawan Club does not discriminate by age, ethnicity, race, color, creed, disability, gender, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression. We are LGBTQ friendly. Everyone is welcome!
Traditional Okinawan Dancers, Ryubu No Tomo
Reiko Ogasawara, a former Japanese NBA dancer came to our 2023 Spring picnic on May 18 to teach a dance move to our club members and picnic attendees.
Las Vegas Okinawan Club held its 10th year anniversary party. We had guests from Okinawa Association of America (Los Angeles Okinawa Kenjinkai), Utah Okinawa Kenjinkai, and other guests from out of state. Together, we had 204 guests to celebrate the club's 10th year anniversary on September 3, 2022.
2021 Las Vegas Okinawan Club Annual Spring Picnic (May 1, 2021)２０２１年度ラスベガス沖縄県人会春のピクニック
2021 Las Vegas Okinawan Club Birthday Lunch２０２１年度ラスベガス沖縄県人会バースデーランチ
Learn more about our upcoming events, fundraisers, and more!