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New Years Luncheon - Postponed until February

New Date: Sunday, February 27, 2022

Dear Members and Guests:

Given the aggressive nature of the Omicron variant and the rising COVID case rates in Los Angeles, the Board has decided to postpone our New Year Luncheon until February 27, 2022. But even then, everything will still hinge on where we are with COVID cases. We will have to wait and see what the situation is next month.

The safety of our members and guests is of the utmost importance to us.

The Board will provide further details as we get closer to the rescheduled date.

We very much look forward to celebrating together in February or as soon as it is safe to do so.

In the meantime, please stay safe.


Fukuyo Tanaka - President

Leonard Brinkers - 1st Vice President

Cynthia Conant - 2nd Vice President

Michiyo Nakamura - Treasurer

Julie Wolfe - Secretary


Our Annual New Year’s Luncheon will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2022, at Courtyard Monterey Park with special guest Mrs. Muto from the Consul General of Japan. This is an opportunity for members to get together once a year and deepen their friendship through flowers. Hopefully as many people as possible will come together. Similar to the monthly workshops, our group will follow COVID-19 prevention procedures and strive to participate with peace of mind.

Join us to celebrate the New Year at our annual luncheon. We will present an exhibition of arrangements by members of the our various schools and hold a silent auction. A demonstration will be provided by Haruko Takeichi from Sogetsu Los Angeles Branch.

We’re looking forward to an entertaining event. Bring a family member or a friend and enjoy the celebration!

Come early (10:30am) and join us for coffee, view the arrangements on display, and sign up for the silent auction. We will have a short meeting at 11:30am, followed by our New Year Toast, and the luncheon will begin at 12:00pm.

Menu Entrée Selections:

  • Miso Black Cod Seasoned Sticky Rice, Cucumber Salad

  • Miso-Yaki Glaze Roasted Chicken Breast Potato Puree, Roasted Wild Mushroom, Chicken Jus

  • Miso Roasted Eggplant Seasoned Sticky Rice, Baby Bok Choy, Miso-Yaki Glaze


$75 per person

RSVP Deadline:

Please register for the Luncheon by completing and sending in this registration form


Courtyard Monterey Park 555 North Atlantic Boulevard, Monterey Park, CA 91754

Demonstration by:

Haruko Takeichi, Sogetsu, Los Angeles Branch. Read her full profile here >>


No charge for parking

Donate to the Silent Auction

Our previous silent auction was very successful. We are conducting it once again at our 2022 Luncheon and are in need of any vases or gently used Ikebana-related books. This is a great opportunity to do an "osoji" (Japanese for big cleaning before the new year) to your Ikebana supplies. Let's give a second life to your under-used vases by donating them to the auction. Please bring your items with you to the Luncheon. For details or to make a donation for the silent auction, please contact Fukuyo by email at

About Haruko Takeichi (Flower Name Gyokushun), Sogetsu Los Angeles Branch | Luncheon Presenter