September 2022 Newsletter

Read the Chapter Presidents Letter • Key Save-the-Dates for the 2022 - 2023 Ikebana Season • Get September Demonstration Details & RSVP Reminder

Ikebana International

Los Angeles Chapter #4 • September 2022 Newsletter


Dear Members,


Hope you had a great Labor Day Weekend everyone. How did you all do with the HEAT WAVE? I hope you stayed hydrated and cool as possible while we honored this country's labor force. Read this month’s article Save-the-Date for key annual events for this chapter and get details on our September Meeting.


Key Dates for our Chapter in 2022 - 2023, 🥳 Happy 65th Anniversary!

This 2022 - 2023 season, marks the 65th anniversary of the establishment of Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter #4. 65 years in human years typically marks retirement, but as a chapter we are only getting started. When we meet those who have retired, we congratulate them, saying, "Congratulations on your retirement!" I am delighted to be a care-taker and serve as president of this chapter during this momentous occasion. I am proud of each of our members and board members who have supported us annually. I look forward to celebrating our 65th anniversary with everyone at the coming New Year Luncheon Meeting. Please save-the-day January 8, 2023. We will need energy to prepare for it, and we would like to welcome anyone who would like to participate in the Organizing Committee. Volunteers can support us for as little as 5 minutes a month, we have a task for you. Email me to find out more.



Volunteers have been the foundation of this chapter since its founding and we continue to work hard to bring our ikebana community together. Without your support Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter #4 would not be able to host our workshops, luncheons and the annual Katen. Thank you for helping to fulfil our mission, “Friendship through Flowers” for the next 65 years.


September Meeting & Demonstration


The first meeting in September is approaching and I am excited. We hope you like the new venue. As those of you who have been to the USC Pacific Asia Museum know how special it is. All the board members are delighted to be hosted by a great location, that’s not too big and near a freeway.



The first meeting in September is approaching and I am excited. We hope you like the new venue. As those of you who have been to the USC Pacific Asia Museum know how special it is. All the board members are delighted to be hosted by a great location, that’s not too big and near a freeway. Thank you to everyone who has RSVP'd. This event is currently at capacity.


Get added to the standby list by emailing info@ikebanalosangeles.org. We'll let you know by EOD Friday, September 16, 2022 if we have space for you.


Include the following:

  • First and Last Name of Attendee(s)

  • Phone Number and email

Schedule

  • 11:00 am is when museum doors open (wear your IILA badge and check-in at the entry ) to get in for free

  • 11:00 am - 11:30 am: Social and snacks

  • 11:30 am: Demonstration by 5 schools of ikebana


Location

  • USC Pacific Asia Museum, 46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101

How to enter USC-PAM?

  • You must have RSVP'd.

  • A Chapter representative will hand you your new 2022 - 2023 Ikebana International Membership Card before entering the museum

  • If you are bringing a friend, please bring last years Membership cards for them to use

  • Those without an Ikebana International membership card must pay for museum admission

  • Gate opens at 11am.EVERYONE MUST CHECK IN AT THE GIFTSHOP before entering to receive an entry sticker by showing your Ikebana International Membership badge.

  • Cross the courtyard to the back stairs and elevator. The meeting room is on the second level.

What’s Special About this Ikebana Demonstration?

On Sunday, September 18, 2022 we will have our Annual Ikebana Demonstration Showcase by local Ikebana Masters with each holding a 20 minute demonstration. This is a great opportunity for guests to understand the differences between each ikebana school, discover which flower arrangement style is suitable for them, and learn about local ikebana workshops throughout Southern California. If you have friends who are interested in Ikebana, please invite them to join us. Seats are limited. There is no entry fee with an Ikebana International Membership badge. A light lunch will be provided.


Our 1st-VP Leonard Brinkers has put together a lovely write-up about our demonstrators. Please take a moment to read about those sharing their floral art here >>




Sincerely,

Fukuyo Tanaka

Chapter President

Ikebana International Los Angeles Chapter #4

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