442 Sons & Daughters Events-Meetings-News

Sons & Daughters of the 442RCT Christmas Party

Our annual Sons & Daughters of the 442 RCT Christmas Party was held on December 16, 2012 at the Treetops Restaurant in Manoa Valley.  Thanks to our hardworking chairperson, Ann Kabasawa, it was filled with delicious food, fun games, fellowship and door prizes!  Attending were 442 Veterans and spouses, Sons & Daughters of the 442RCT and their children and grandchildren. A General Membership Meeting was also held for the election of the 2013 officers.  Our current officers were re-elected for the 2013 term.  Our thank you to Wes Deguchi (President), Al Sadanaga (1st Vice-Presdient), Wade Wasano (2nd Vice-President), Susan Yoshitomi (Secretary), and Shirley Igarashi (Secretary) for voluntering in their respective positions and meeting the challenges of the coming year.  Your time and dedication is appreciated by all. For those who were unable to attend, check out our photos and plan to attend in 1013, the date has been reserved for December 15, 2013 at the Treetops Restaurant in Manoa Valley.

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442SD General Membership Meeting

The Sons & Daughters of the 442 RCT held their annual General Membership Meeting on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The luncheon was held at the Treetops Restaurant in Manoa. Members were able to socialize over lunch and watch a short video presentation: “Going for Honor, Going for Broke: the 442 Story”, produced by George T. Johnston. The meeting included a brief update of the ongoing projects and events. In addition, the members also voted for the new officers for the Chapter:

  • Wes Deguchi:          President
  • Al Sadanaga:           1st Vice President
  • Wade Wasano:        2nd Vice President
  • Shirley Igarashi:       Treasurer
  • Susan Yoshitomi:     Secretary

Click below to view photos of the event, courtsey of Clyde Sugimoto.

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Sons & Daughters 2011 General Membership Meeting

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT held their annual General Membership Meeting at Treetops Restaurant in Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. Approximately 50 people attended the dinner meeting. The causal setting allowed long time members to socialize. It also gave everyone the opportunity to meet a few new members as well.

 

One of the main functions of the meeting was the election of the officers for the organization for 2011. The following slate of officers were nominated and voted into office:

  • President:   Wes Deguchi
  • 1st Vice President:  Anita Nihei
  • 2nd Vice President:  Wade Wasano
  • Treasurer:  Shirley Igarashi
  • Secretary:  Susan Yoshitomi

The following images of the event are compliments of Wayne Iha:

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442 Movie Night

The Sons and Daughters of the 100th/442nd RCT sponsored at social event call “442 Movie Night” on Saturday, February 26, 2011. Veterans, family members and friends gathered at the Club 100 in Honolulu for an evening of fun and fellowship. The program included dinner followed by the showing of the recently released documentary, “Live with Honor, Die with Dignity”. After the show, recognition was given to the veterans who attended the event.

The following photos of the evening were taken by Wayne Iha and Clyde Sugimoto:

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Sons & Daughters 2010 Christmas Party

The Sons & Daughters of the 442nd RCT annual Christmas Party was held on Sunday, December 19, 2010 at the Treetops Restaurant in Manoa. Although it was a rainy winter day, it did not dampen the festivities. There were lots to eat and everyone took home a door prize. Santa showed up and gave out presents for all the little ones, as well as to a few moms and dads.

Here are some of the photos taken at the party compliments of Wayne Iha.

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Why We Did (and Do) It

Ed Goto, 442nd RCT Veteran’s Club, Past President

People have different reasons for joining the Sons and Daughters (S&Ds).  My wife, Genny, and I, started our journey by answering the call for help at the 50th Anniversary in 1993.  S&Ds working together to make that entire event a success brought new friendships and a desire to continue working to preserve the legacy of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team. Read more »

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