Last month, Regional Chairs, Vice Chairs and representatives gathered in Los Angeles with USJC leadership, including President Irene Hirano Inouye and Chairman of the Board Dennis Teranishi. These representatives of USJC's 12 regions discussed future events, ways to strengthen outreach, and more.
The gathering kicked off on the evening of June 24 with a networking reception that welcomed 25 USJC members from Southern California.
USJC Associates and ELP alumni at the Southern California Reception: (L-R) Winston Taira, Craig Ishii, Tim Higashide
On June 25, regional representatives discussed how they can further the mission of USJC. Participants included Texas Chair Donna Cole; Midwest Chair Marion Friebus-Flaman; Mountain Region Vice Chair Tim Higashide; Japan Chair Russell Kawahara; New England representative Lianna Kushi; Southern California Vice Chair Ron Ohata; Northern California Chair Allen Okamoto; Southern California Chair Sandy Sakamoto; Pacific Northwest Chair Harold Taniguchi; Hawaii Chair Tyler Tokioka; Washington, DC Chair Mark Uyeda; Pacific Northwest Vice Chair Mari Watanabe; and New York & Vicinity Chair Sakura Yagi. Membership Committee Chair Dayne Kono and Dennis Teranishi also lent their support.
These representatives were introduced to guidelines on USJC programming, communications and donor/sponsor relations. Each participant also shared ideas and best practices to engage with their respective regions. Thank you to all who attended!
Regional representatives with USJC leadership
Click here to view more photos from the reception on June 24 and the meeting on June 25.