Japan Society of Fairfield County
Annual Meeting 2010

Sunday October 24, 2010

    The Annual Meeting of the Society took place at the New Canaan Historical Society. Chairman, Harry Sakamaki, presented the 2010 officers and directors, thanked those members who made special contributions, and introduced twenty-four new members, which was an historically high number. He announced Volunteer Awards for 2010. The award winners are Naomi Manning for leading several origami classes, Shizue Pleasanton for her magnificent flower arrangements and displays at Ambassador Nishimiya’s lecture at UConn, Kazuni Inoue for leadership and creativity in the origami and Japanese dance events, and Vernon Beck for long time support as webmaster.
    New officers and directors were elected to serve one year terms in 2011 and are listed on the organization page. The only change was that Yumi McDonald was was elected to replace outgoing Vice President for Public Relations Vicky Hackman.
    Vernon explained the reciprocal membership arrangement between JSFC and the Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.
Musicians Table 1    A program of entertainment followed which included a Japanese flute (shinobue) and percussion performance by Nobuko Miyazaki and Kae Reed, Sue Scannell’s discussion of her family, the Perry Family, and a report by Harry Sakamaki of the first diplomatic contacts between Japan and the United States 150 years ago.
    We welcome volunteers to help run our society and serve as future directors and officers. Involvement now trains one for future leadership.

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