Association of America is managed by 13 elected Board of
Directors. At annual membership meetings the members elect
seven or eight Directors each year for a two-year term and a
President for a two-year term. Two Vice Presidents, a
Secretary, a Treasurer, and Chairs of the committees are
appointed by the Board. The 13 Board of Directors and Officers
meets at least once a month.
fifteen committees to provide specialized programs:
Performing Arts Committee (Geino-Bu) is the largest group, and
24 independent Okinawan dance, music, and Taiko studios belong
to the group. When needed, we create special committees to
carry out special projects.
about 800 families and individuals belong to the Association.
Most of our members have some familial connection to Okinawa.
However, anyone interested in Okinawa can join the
Association. The membership fee is $20 per year per individual
and $30 per year for family membership. The Association is
supported by membership fees and by volunteer work.
To become a
member, please fill out and return the membership
application (PDF/1.1MB) along with a check (made payable
to “OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC”) to:
ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
16500 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE, SUITE #203
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA 90249