On March 5, nine members of the Seattle International District Rotary Club participated in a clean-up organized by Friends of Little Saigon. The club also provided coffee and cookies from Starbucks for the approximately 75 clean-up participants. Club members involved were David Akiyama, Nancy Benedict-Evans, David Della, Odette Della, David Goldsmith, Julie Hungar, Ed Jefferson, […]
Lloyd Hara was honored on Feb. 29 for his public service career spanning 50 years. The event, at the Nagomi Tea House, was hosted by Gary Locke and Washington State representative Bob Hasegawa. Hara has served as King County’s Auditor, Seattle City Treasurer, Seattle Port Commissioner, and King County Assessor. He also founded the Seattle […]
By Sharon Lee For Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle has a housing crisis. There is simply not enough affordable housing for families and individuals. The most recent One Night Count of homeless people in January 2014 showed over 3,100 men, women, and children sleeping unsheltered on the streets of Seattle and King County. Another 6,171 people […]
“For many of us, Vera was like a mother…she had a great heart and always saw kindness in people. Our community lost a great friend and a beautiful person.” — Jerry Lee, Mulvanny/G2 By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Long time community activist Vera Faye Ing died on Jan. 18, 2014. She was 73.
On Dec. 15, the Seattle International District Rotary Club presented Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) with a $10,000 grant to help families with children living in transitional housing. The grant will focus on the needs of homeless, immigrant and refugee families living at Columbia Court in Seattle.
For 20 years, the Seattle International District Rotary Club has annually awarded college scholarships. This year, it gave out six scholarships to Vivian Dao, Alexandra Kyrimis,