April Recap

April 13-22 Friendship Without Borders Creates the Future

April 25 Reiyukai Calling to Action to Support Nepal

April 25 Reiyukai Creative Recycling @ Montebello, CA

bApril 13-22 Friendship Without Borders Creates the Future -Tokyo, Japan ― From April 13th to the 22nd, Luisa Sosa and Guadalupe Delgado, co-winners of the 2015 Letter to My Parents ContestTM  in Chicago, traveled to Japan as delegate members of the cultural program—Youth Cultural Exchange US-Mexico-Japan. The Youth Cultural Exchange US-Mexico-Japan is an educational program for young Hispanic leaders in the US and Mexico. It started over two decades ago with an initiative from the State Government of Guanajuato, Mexico.

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April 25 Reiyukai Calling to Action to Support Nepal – On April 25th, a powerful earthquake of 7.9 magnitude struck Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Many buildings were destroyed, lives lost, victims injured, and a wide area of Nepal and the neighboring countries was devastated. Upon receiving this tragic news, Reiyukai Headquarters immediately decided to donate a total of ten million yen from the Arigato Kodama Fund to support the people of Nepal. On May 1st, Yoshio Kawai, Reiyukai’s Chief Exectutive Director, visited H.E. Madan Kumar Bhattarai, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal in Japan, to donate five million yen to the Government of Nepal. He also visited the Japan Platform, an international emergency humanitarian aid organization which offers the most effective and prompt emergency aid in response to global emergencies, focusing on issues of refugees and natural disasters, to support the cause of disaster relief in Nepal. To donate please click HERE

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April 25 Reiyukai Creative Recycling @ Montebello, CA – Reiyukai Creative Recycling teaching the Boy Scouts Troop #45 and Girl Scouts Troop #5631 how to recycle.

March Events Recap

Mar 14 – Chicago LMP (Letter to My Parents Contest in Chicago)
Mar 15 – Annual RANC Meeting
Mar 22 – San Diego Gathering

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Mar 14 – Letter to My Parents Contest in Hawaii Final Presentation. For Press Release please click here

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Mar 15- Annual RANC Meeting:  Once again, regional representatives from Los Angeles, Hawai‘i, Connecticut and Chicago gathered in the Windy City to attend the Reiyukai America National Committee Annual Conference. REACT members from different regions also joined the meeting. The participants at the Conference evaluated the results of the activities and projects that were implemented in each region during 2014—in order to make 2015 another year full of care and compassion. Many new projects and activities were introduced to the community during 2014 with a view to expanding the scope of Reiyukai’s philosophy.

Picture3Mar 22 – Blue Sutra recitation in group during the Reiyukai Coffee Talk @ San Diego

February Events Recap

Feb 08 – Mrs. Kimi Kotani Memorial Service
Feb 14 – Hawaii’s Plantation Village
Feb 15 to 24 – Mr. Masaru Miyachi Visit
Feb 28 – Danza Floricanto Event

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February is one of the most meaningful months of the year as the world-wide Reiyukai community commemorates the efforts and achievements of Co-Founder, Mrs. Kimi Kotani, who passed away on February 9, 1971.

This year’s commemoration was especially significant as Mirokusan—the young leaders training facility constructed in Japan under the leadership of Mrs. Kotani fifty years ago—completed its reconstruction and was re-inaugurated in January.

In California, members from Pasadena, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Orange County gathered at the Reiyukai America Pasadena Center on Sunday, February 8th, in honor of Mrs. Kotani.

 

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Waipahu, HI -On February 14th, during the Chinese New Year’s Celebration at Hawaii’s Plantation Village, those who visited Reiyukai America’s booth had huge smiles on their faces while making a colorful star-shaped craft from recycled materials. Locals were interested in listening to the active Reiyukai member about Reiyukai America’s mission and its activities in the Hawai‘i area.

 

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From the 15th to the 24th of February, members of the 8th Branch in California enjoyed the visit of Mr. Masaru Miyachi, Leader of the Miyachi Branch. He visited cities such as San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego—meeting with both people that Mr. Miyachi himself had invited to become members and newer members of the 8th Branch.

 

DSC_0171On February 28 Reiyukai Creative Recycling was asked to participate in this years Danza Floricantos 2nd Anneversity event ‘Carnival Estilo Floricanto’.