Monday, October 20, 2008

Weekend Recap: North Beach Crawl and Volunteering at Sansei Live!

Nakayoshi had quite the fun weekend this past Friday and Saturday. Were you in on it too?

We started out with our crawl through North Beach on Friday night. I arrived promptly at 9pm at the SF Brewing Co., but just as I suspected, Nakayoshi members all knew to arrive fashionably late. Luckily that gave me time to nurse my diet coke as Nakayoshi members started to trickle in the door. By the time we were ready to move on to the next spot, our group was close to 30 strong. Nakayoshi proceeded to take over 15 Romolo later in the night and finally finished the night off at Rosewood on Broadway.

It was great seeing you all come out! We really hope that we see even more faces the next time around. If you missed this month's social, make sure you and your friends are free on Friday, November 21st when we go out for another night on the town.

Make sure to check out more pictures from Friday night on the Nakayoshi online photo gallery!

While Nakayoshi spent Friday night out on the town, a handful of us also found the time on Saturday night to volunteer at the 25th Annual Sansei Live! benefit at the Presidio Officer's Club in San Francisco. The annual fundraiser for Kimochi, Inc. featured lots of live music, hors d'oeuvres, culinary demonstrations, and plenty of dancing. Kimochi, Inc. provides many valuable services to the aging nisei generation in Japantown, so we felt like this was a great event to support another organization that serves our community in countless ways.

A big thanks goes out to Tamiko Wong, Kimochi, Inc.'s volunteer coordinator for the event. Thanks also go out to our volunteers, including Graig, Emily, Atsushi, Matt and Jessica, as well as to our lovely friends (and members!) from this year's Northern California Cherry Blossom Queen Court. Nakayoshi also had a great time meeting other volunteers from UC Davis JASS. Make sure you guys join Nakayoshi when you graduate, ok?

For those of you who can't wait for the next Nakayoshi event, come on out to our next meeting, this Sunday, October 26th from 1:00-4:00pm at the JACL HQ in Japantown. E-mail us at nakayoshi.ncwnp@gmail.com if you need more info!