Las Vegas Okinawan Club for May Day 2022 attended the May Day event with 30 plus other vendors. We were able to share community resource information with our community members, distribute Origami paper cranes with children in the community for cultural exchange and FREE COVID home test kits to more than 200 community members!
Las Vegas Okinawan Club held its 2022 annual Spring Picnic on April 30, 2022 at Craig Ranch Regional Park. We had close to 150 people joining us with BBQ food, games, cultural performances, raffle ticket with prizes! We were able to distribute over 200 COVID home test kits to our members and community members! Thank you to the volunteers and supporters who donated to our club to achieve our mission!
We are holding a senior services seminar in August 2022! More information to come! Homemaker services (both short term and long term services) – eligibility is based upon the person’s medical need for assistance and financial status Adult Day Care services – individual must have a need for care/supervision during the day and a care provider available to them in the evening and weekend times Adult Group Home – individual must be under age 65 Long Term Care services/nursing home placement – individual must meet financial eligibility criteria and have a medical need for this level of care
06/25/2022 Saturday at 11 am - General Membership Meeting/ Yuntaku Luncheon at Buffet of Asia on June 25, 2022 from 11 am - 12:30 pm: Everyone is welcome! Members can purchase tickets for the 10th Year Anniversary Party. The ticket is sold for $25 as a donation (includes bento, entertainment, 1 raffle ticket) New Members and everyone is welcome.
Buffet@Asia, 2380 S Rainbow Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89146, USA Open Hours: 10:30 AM - 9:10 PM
Please contact General inquiries and RSVP to (702) 350-2689 or
Keiko Rudder at (702)-499-8301 or
Rumi Hirano at (818) 590-0774
Our members performed at KIZUNA Japanese Festival's Spring Festival 2022!
Our members got together on March 20, 2022 and had Origami holding seminar to prepare for some donations of Origami and small gift bags to UMC's Children's hospital and 10th Year Anniversary. Our next Origami Seminar will be on April 13, 2022.
Las Vegas Okinawan Club is happy to announce the partnership opportunity with the UMC Children’s Hospital for “Project Origami”. Our goal is to make and donate at least 100 goodie bags (with our Origami paper cranes we are currently making) that include the following donation wish list from the hospital: Coloring books / Coloring Pencils and coloring pens Socks in all sizes (with cute animal or character print) Erasers, Crayons & Pencils (with cute animal or character print) Puzzles, Play Doh or Slime, Toy animals, insects or dinosaurs, Baby dolls, Blocks Stress balls Toothbrush kits Any other items from the donation wish list are also appreciated. Origami Paper Cranes will be included for decoration in each bag. It would be a great cultural exchange for the children to see these pretty Origami paper cranes! UMC Children’s Hospital takes care of the most ill and injured patients in southern Nevada, and your generous in-kind donations/items are greatly appreciated to help the children feel more comfortable while they are receiving treatments in the hospital. If you would like to donate any other items from the donation wish list, we would be happy to include them (please see the hospital website, http://www.chnv.org/OurCare/WishList.aspx). These cute little gifts would light up their world. <Sensory Bottle Making Session> (Date To Be Announced) In May and June, we will be having a session to make homemade sensory bottles. Children love sensory bottles! It makes them calm down and relax. If you are interested in making these together, please let us know. We are going to need lots of “VOSS” water bottles (they are very sturdy!) Please see the photos below of the sensory bottles I made before for my students. Please inquire if you are interested in joining us! <Deadline for In-Kind Donations> Our last day to collect items for donation will be Sunday, July 17, 2022. <Origami Making Date> March 30, 2022 Wednesday at 11 am (Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha/JACL Room) <Donation Drop-Off Dates & Locations> (Please visit our website at nlvoc.org for the latest information!) Las Vegas Buddhist Sangha on the following dates & times: March 30, Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11 am April 6, Wednesday from 11 am - 1 pm April 13, Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11 am April 20, Wednesday from 9:30 am - 1 pm April 27, Wednesday from 9:30 am - 11 am 04/16/2022 - Round Table Pizza (7141 S Eastern Ave #4A0C, Las Vegas, NV 89119) from 12 pm - 3 pm 04/30/2022 - Craig Ranch Regional Park, Village Lodge #1 (2022 Annual Spring Picnic on April 30, 2022 from 11 am - 3 pm 05/26/2022 - West Sahara Library (2022 AAPI Heritage Month CelebrAsian) from 10 am - 2 pm For questions and inquiries, please call/text at (702) 350-2689 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com.
Thanks to State of Nevada and ACDC, we were able to secure 300 COVID-19 Antigen Home Test Kits. We will be distributing at our events and gatherings.
Congratulations, Jan-Ie Low, our club member on being awarded the City of Las Vegas Citizen of the Month! Asian/Pacific Islander American Chamber of Commerce & Entrepreneurship Consultant, SATAY Thai Bistro & Bar Managing Partner, and Golden Catalyst, LLC President Jan-Ie Low works tirelessly to uplift and support the #AAPI community in #Nevada. She's the lead of CNY in the Desert which starts with a ribbon cutting at the Venetian today to kick off #LunarNewYear celebrations.
The Uchinā Shinka, Now is the Time for us to Connect the World.
Please check this website link for the most updated information on "The 7th Worldwide Uchinanchu Festival"
January 2022 - The contemporary Okinawan Taiko drum team performed on January 16, 2022 Sunday during the New Year' Party at the Japanese Church.
January 2022 - World Uchinanchu Network will begin accepting applications for 2022 in January. We would like to ask that you begin recruiting applicants for the Okinawan Emigrants’ Descendant and Asian Scholarship Program.
Application Period: January 11, 2022 to Thursday, March 17, 2022
Deadline for Submission of Application Documents: Applications must arrive by Thursday, March 17, 2022 (Japan time)
How to apply: Please send an e-mail to the e-mail address below.
Our former Vice President, Michie Kobayashi donated $220 to Las Vegas Okinawan Club. We are so thankful and grateful for this generous donation to the club.
October 2021 - Nakada Sachiko, a very well-known Okinawan traditional actress/comedian and Sachiko’s granddaughter Masae Nakada, also a well-known Okinawan actress/singer donated Okinawan Eisa drum constumes for the Las Vegas Okinawan Club. We are very honored and thankful for these donations.
Nakada Sachiko, a very well-known Okinawan traditional actress/comedian and Sachiko’s granddaughter Masae Nakada, also a well-known Okinawan actress/singer who came to Los Angeles for the 2021 film Japanese Film Festival LA received the “Best Actress Award” on behalf of her grandmother, Sachiko. Our board member, Rumi Hirano escorted Masae around Las Vegas in October 2021.
September 2021 - Yoshiya Tomori is our new member from Naha, Okinawa. Yoshiya is the head chef at “RAKU Toridokoro”. Please say hi if you get a chance to eat there. The address is “4439 W. Flamingo Rd. Las Vegas, NV 89103”.
友利よしや君は沖縄県那覇市出身の新メンバーです。 「楽・鳥処」の総料理長をしています。是非友利君に会いに「楽・鳥処」で食事をされてみて下さい。住所は「4439W。FlamingoRd Las Vegas, NV 89103」。
July 2021 - Las Vegas Okinawan Club purchased 10 additional Paranku Taiko drums in July 2021. If any member is interested in joining for practice, please contact Junko Cortez at 702-666-3681 or Rumi Hirano at 818-590-0774.
May 2021 - Alexia Cooper (center) of Okinawa III, who was selected as the North American version of "30 Under 30" for "Forbes” by improving the performance of the solar power generation company. Etsuko Crissy (Etsuko san) was our former secretary and recently relocated back to Okinawa. Etsuko san, a foreign correspondent, wrote an article and was on a major Okinawan newspaper, "Okinawa Times", major Okinawan newspaper on May 10, 2021. Michiko Dolan is our Las Vegas Okinawan Club member, and her granddaughter was featured about her incredible accomplishments as a young entrepreneur/CEO of a solar energy company. Article link: https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/750821; https://www.forbes.com/profile/alexia-cooper/?sh=4cb83bd1100d
Photo (Next Page) : Younger brother Austin is in the back, Alexia in the middle and grandmother Michiko Dolan is on the right.
Etsuko Crissy (悦子さん) はラスベガス沖縄県人会で長年秘書を勤めていました。海外通信員の悦子さんが2021年5月10日の沖縄の主要新聞「沖縄タイムス」に記事を書き、５月１０日記事が掲載されました。
Michiko Dolan（ドーランみちこさん）はラスベガス沖縄県人会のメンバーであり、彼女の孫娘は彼女の驚くべき業績（ソーラーエネルギー会社の若い経営者、女性社長としての功績）について特集されました。添付されている英語の翻訳がありますのでご覧ください。日本語のオンライン記事へのリンクもここにあるのでもし興味があればご覧くださいね。https://www.okinawatimes.co.jp/articles/-/750821; https://www.forbes.com/profile/alexia-cooper/?sh=4cb83bd1100d