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Happy New Year!

Mensore! Ii soogwachi deebiru!
(Welcome and Happy New Year)

Please join us at these upcoming events!

All events subject to change. Please contact the OAA to confirm
event dates, times, and locations: 310-532-1929 or oaa.mensore@gmail.com


Free Documentary Screening of "The Targeted Village"
February 28th • 10:00 AM ~ 12:00 PM

@ the OAA Center, Yamauchi Building
ADMISSION NOT GUARANTEED
DUE TO LIMITED PARKING AND SEATING
Click here for more information


Guest Musician from Okinawa! Takane Kochihira
March 7th • 7:00 PM

@ the OAA Center, Yamauchi Building
FREE FOR CURRENT OAA MEMBERS!
$7 for the general public
RSVP REQUIRED: 310-532-1929 or oaaliveevent@gmail.com
Click here for more information

OAA Family Bowling Event
April 19th • 10:00 AM Check-In (11AM Start)

@ Covina Bowl

1060 W. San Bernardino Rd., Covina 91722

$35 for adults (18 & up) • $25 for juniors (under 177)
RSVP REQUIRED: oaabowling@gmail.com
Click here for application form
Click here for more information

Rummage Truck Fundraiser
April 25th • 9:00 AM ~ 3:00 PM

@ the OAA Center parking lot
Click here for a list of acceptable donation items

Utayabira Wuduyabira (Let's Sing, Let's Dance)
Okinawan Performing Arts Concert
May 17th • 2:00 PM

@ the James R. Armstrong Theatre
3300 Civic Center Dr., Torrance 90503
Tickets are $20
Click here for more information

Annual Picnic, Okinawa Bon Dance, and Scholarship Awards
July 13th • 10:00 AM ~ 4:00 PM

@ Whittier Narrows Recreation Park
750 Santa Anita Ave., Area E-1, South El Monte
Parking: $6
Bento (pre-sale only): $7

Monthly Activities:
Volunteer Day • March 3 • 10:00 AM
Uchinaaguchi Class • March 13 • 7:00 PM
Karaoke Club • March 21 • 5:00 PM

Click here for complete calendar of events




Mensore!
Welcome to the Okinawa Association of America (OAA)'s official website! Our website is currently under construction, so here are the best ways to keep up to date with the OAA:

  • Visit our Facebook: If you have a Facebook profile, feel free to "like" us, post comments, and share all things Okinawan! :)

  • Sign up for our "Jigami-gwa" eNewsletter: All you need to do is email your name to oaa.mensore@gmail.com and you'll receive OAA updates via email!

  • Subscribe to our YouTube channel: We're trying to post more videos that document our latest events as well as the history of the OAA. Watch and learn!

  • Visit our news/blog and newsletter pages: For those who don't want to bother with social networks, we still do things the "old-fashioned" way!

  • Become a member (see below): Our organization was built on and survives because of its members. Ichi nu ichimadin (From generation to generation)!


BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!

About 800 families and individuals belong to the OAA. Most of our members have some familial connection to Okinawa. However, anyone interested in Okinawa can join the OAA. The membership fee is $20 per year for individuals and $30 per year for family membership. The OAA is supported by membership fees and by volunteer work.

To become a member, please fill out and return the membership application along with a check (made payable to OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.) to:

OKINAWA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA, INC.
16500 SOUTH WESTERN AVENUE, SUITE #203
GARDENA, CALIFORNIA 90247



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