Mutual Aid Society of Chicago, Annual Meeting
• The Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago held its annual meeting on March 30 at the Japanese American Service Committee (JASC). Annual reports on finances and activities, as well as their plan for 2015, were presented.
• Some discussions at the meeting were:
• The Montrose Cemetery was hard hit by emerald ash borers, and more than 50 trees were removed, especially in Oakhill Annex section, which lost many of them. A long-term beautification project needs to be considered.
• The Japanese Mutual Aid Society of Chicago received a large, unrestricted bequest from the estate of the late Mrs. Ayako Hamamoto. This will be reflected in next year’s financial statement.
• The Mutual Aid paid $387 for burial which was based on the agreement dated November 10, 1993. Executive Secretary Karen Kanemoto reminded the attendees that neither Mutual Aid nor the Montrose Cemetery took prepayments for burial or funeral expenses.
• 2015 Elected Officers are: Executive Secretary, Karen Kanemoto; Board member, Ron Yoshino and Neil Kanemoto; Treasurer, Ken Yoshitani; Vice President, Stanley Kurokawa, Sats Tanakatsubo, and Robert Kumaki; President, Gary Shimomura.
• Here is general information about
plots at Montrose Cemetery. The costs are the same as last year.
Executive Secretary, Karen Kanemoto
President, Gary Shimomura