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BEGIN concert tickets are sold out!
A big nifee deebiru (thank you) for your support!

We currently have a waiting list, but ticket availability is not guaranteed.



OAA 110th Anniversary Zenyasai Reception
北米沖縄県人会創立110周年記念 前夜祭リセプション

Special guest appearance by BEGIN for a group photo!
(This is NOT a meet-and-greet 握手会ではありません)

August 31, 2019 (Saturday) 6 - 8 p.m.
Ken Nakaoka Community Center
1670 West 162nd Street, Gardena CA 90247


Admission 入場料:
$20 - OAA members 沖縄県人会メンバー
$40 - Non-members 沖縄県人会メンバーじゃない方
RSVP REQUIRED BY AUGUST 16
チケット販売は8月16日までです


Print out the RSVP form
RSVP online (service fee applies)


UPCOMING EVENTS

(Dates/times subject to change)

Kempi Scholarship Information Session:
Study abroad opportunity for young Okinawans
About the Scholarship

August 24 2019  |  4 p.m.
OAA Center, Room 103

16500 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90247

Application Deadline: September 27, 2019
Applicants are encouraged to pick up and read through the application as soon as possible because it will be a highly extensive process including an essay written in Japanese and an interview with the OAA’s selection committee

OAA Annual Keiro Kansha no Hi
Senior Appreciation Day Luncheon
敬老感謝の日ランチョン

September 8, 2019  |  12 - 3 p.m.
Gardena Valley Japanese Cultural Institute
(Map)
GVJCI Hall (Basement Level)
1964 W 162nd St., Gardena, CA 90247

RSVP required by August 30 due to limited space
Invitations have been sent to OAA members ages 80 and over
and Kajimaya Seniors Club members

Save the Date:
OAA Annual Okinawa Bazaar & Fundraiser
北米沖縄県人会バザー

ENTERTAINMENT  |  FOOD  |  GAMES  |  RAFFLES  |  SHOPPING
Please support the OAA's largest annual fundraiser!

October 6, 2019  |  11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
OAA Center

16500 S. Western Ave., Gardena, CA 90247
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


RECURRING ACTIVITIES @ THE OAA

(Dates/times subject to change)

VOLUNTEER DAY • 1st Tuesdays, 10 a.m.
OKINAWAN LANGUAGE CLASS
• 2nd Fridays, 7 - 9 p.m. (members only)
KARAOKE CLUB • 3rd Saturdays, 5 - 9 p.m. (members only)
NUCHĀSHII POTLUCK GATHERING • Last Thursdays, 7 - 9 p.m.
COMPUTER CLASS FOR SENIORS
• Every Thursday, 10 AM - noon (members only)

SPECIAL PROGRAM FOR 2019:
SENIOR "SURII JURII" GATHERINGS

3rd (English speakers) and 4th (Japanese speakers) Saturdays, 12 - 2 p.m.
Reservation required 1 week prior to event:
(310) 532-1929, oaamensore@gmail.com
Priority given to OAA members and their families

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED


EASY WAYS TO HELP THE OAA

Shop @ Amazon = Help OAA!

Shop @ Ralphs/Food 4 Less = Help OAA!



Donate your car through Harold’s Car Donation and the OAA will receive 50% of the net proceeds! All you need to do is call 1-800-310-5274 or email harold@haroldscardonation.com and indicate that you would like to support the OAA.
They will take care of everything for you including car pick-up and DMV paperwork!
Your donation will be tax deductible!
Harold’s is trusted by Southern CA Nikkei organizations!


BECOME A MEMBER TODAY

About 800 families and individuals belong to the OAA. Most of our members have some familial connection to Okinawa. However, anyone interested in Okinawa can join the OAA. The membership fee is $20 per year for individuals and $30 per year for families. The OAA is supported by membership fees and by volunteer work.

To become a member, please fill out and return the membership application (PDF) along with a check or money order (made payable to OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.) to:

OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
16500 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE, SUITE #203
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA 90247



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