August 2016

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Los Angeles, CA- Reiyukai America’s REACT of the Los Angeles branch, was proud to collaborate with a local non-profit organization, URU (Ultimate Restoration Unlimited), in order to clean and beautify our residential of South Los Angeles streets. From left to right, Representative of  Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office, Theresa McDonald, President of URU and Toshiro Obara, Vice President of Reyukai America, North America branch.

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Chicago, IL- REACT members in Chicago gathered to install a new “Family Ancestors Plaque”, Sokaimyo, celebrating the beginning of a new journey! If you haven’t received yours, contact your local Reiyukai representative!

 

 

 

July 2016 Recap

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A big hit, always fun and entertaining. Reiyuaki Creative Recycling once again participated in Echo Park’s Annual Lotus Festival. Needles to say….it was a hit!

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Madoka San (center w/ Fedora) showing fellow crafters how its done!

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Reiyukai America’s annual Family Day Picnic! Chicago, IL

Levar, (left), who served as one of our Mcs, reflected as follows;”It showed me that family is more than just blood related relatives. It also includes close friends and others who bring joy into your life!”

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“We wanted to reachout to more people”, said Tomoko Obara, Reiyukai National Commeetee member representing Chicago. “So we wanted to organize our annual event during the summer season outside at a park”

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… silliness was not a requirement….but it was certainly welcomed!

 

June 2016 Recap

 

 

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Pasadena’s Pop Up Museum Pasadena, CA

Reiyukai America was invited by Side Street Projects, a non-profit organization, to celebrate family in Pasadena City’s Pop-Up Museum. This year’s theme wqas “family”, which was very fitting considering Reiyuak America is all about family!

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Leaders of Distinct Nations Sharing One Goal Tokyo, Japan

Two winners from Chicago’s Letter to My Parents Contest, Levar Stepney and Anna Ramirez,   had the opportunity to visit Tokyo, Japan, as delegates for Reiyukai’s annual cultural exchange program. Members of the delegation had the opportunity to learn the cultural and history of Japan, make friends while interacting with young leaders of Reiyukai, as well as meeting and interviewing the Minister of Education and the Deputy Governor of Hiroshima! Needless to say, it was a memorable experience for all!

 

 

 

 

May 2016 Recap

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What’s this? Adorable handbags made out of recycled milk cartons & duct tape?

That’s right. Reiyukai’s Creative Recycling hosted another one of their popular crafting events at San Bernardino’s Rialto Branch Library. It was such a hit, keep an eye out for us, we’ll be back San Bernardino, CA!

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Abraham Licoln National Cemetery Elwood, IL

We Remember, Honor, Appreciate and Pledge

The Reiyukai America National Committee and Reyukai’s young leaders group-REACT (Reiyukai Active Care Team) planned a variety of activities to appreciation to the unknown heroes who dedicated their lives to to protect this beautiful country. Each event became an opportunity to make a pledge; making the world a better place by cultivating a group of friends who work for the sake of others.