Dear Rochester-area families,
Word has gotten to me that there is a South Korean exchange student needing a family for the winter and spring. This is what was sent to me:
Our friend and conversation group member Catalina Ferreira is trying to find a host family for
a 16 year old boy from South Korea. She needs to find a home for him in the next week or
two so he can attend next semester at Lourdes High School. If you can help,
please contact Catalina at email@example.com.
You can out more about him (including a neat photo album) here:
If you’d rather not host, please pass the information along to anyone you think might be interested.
Thanks for your consideration,
Happy New Year There’s a meeting on Tuesday, January 9th.
It’s at Madonna Towers at 6:00 PM.
There will be discussions about sponsorship and other fundraising possibilities.
I’d better read up on how to put logos on the ol’ web site.
We’ve talked about it for years. Now it is finally happening!
Brooke and Soojin are teaching classes in Rochester
The lessons will be on Thursdays at Sunset terrace music room. The lessons are offered through Rochester Community Education.
Fan Dance classes are Thursdays at 4:30.
Drumming classes are Thursdays at 5:55.
Classes are for grades 2-12.
Classes start February 8th.
You can find the registration and more info on the Rochester Community Education website.
We received word from CHLSS that they have a couple tours of Korea scheduled for 2018. Both of them overlap with Camp Moon Hwa, though.
Here’s some information:
We offer personalized post adoption services, cultural expertise and caring support to help Korean adoptees learn more about their Korean origins, culture and people important to their birth and adoption stories. Regardless of a family’s U.S. or Korean adoption agency, we provide a unique, comprehensive birthland tour with post adoption services backed by years of experience.
In 2018, we will offer the same tour at two different times June 12-25, 2018 and June 26-July 9, 2018.
Click on the box below for more information:
Tour Korea! Birthland Tour
Mrs. Catherine Park and her husband Peter have an exhibit at the Owatonna Arts Center. Mrs. Park teaches brush painting at Camp Moon Hwa and is a big supporter of the Rochester Korean Center. Please visit www.oacarts.org/now-showing/ for more details.
ASIAN BRUSH PAINTING & CALLIGRAPHY:
CHI SPIRIT OF KOREAN FOLK MASKS
RECEPTION ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1-5 PM
CATHERINE PARK AND PETER PARK
Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Lane
The folks at AdopteeBridge sent us a note to ask us to mention them to you. This looks like something that could be beneficial to many of us.
AdopteeBridge is an adoptee-led organization providing services to transracial adoptees, their families, and community. Our organization is in direct response to the large number of transracial adoptees living in Minnesota. We offer positive direct support services to these adoptees, empowering them to have a better understanding of their birthland and adoption stories.
We offer a wide range of services including birthland tours, mentorship program, discussion groups for both adult adoptees and adoptive parents, and soon, we will offer educational webinars.
If you’re interested in more information, contact them at www.adopteebridge.org/.
Did you enjoy September? Good.
Now get back to work. We have our first meeting to plan for Camp Moon Hwa 2018 on October 9th at 6:00 PM at Madonna Towers.
If you’d like to see what a meeting looks like, come join us. Especially welcome are people who want to help out with planning, but don’t want to commit before getting a better understanding of the workings.
For those of you who donate through the United Way campaign, you now have the option of donating to Camp Moon-hwa. On the pledge form, you have the option of ‘writing in’ a nonprofit organization. If you’d like to donate to Camp Moon-hwa, this is where you would enter in the following information:
SMCES- Camp Moon-hwa
1801 20th Ave NE
Rochester, MN 55906
Please comment if you need further information such as a telephone number or tax id number.
Sorry, this web site hasn’t been updated, but I’ve been busy with a trip to South Korea and am just now getting back in the swing of things.
This morning we received a request for help in finding homes for 2 South Korean exchange students. Time is short, so the sooner you decide to accept one into your home the better. If interested, please call the number listed or contact Sue Franck via e-mail sfranck (at) nacelopendoor.org. Thanks!
FLIER – TaeRin. Lourdes, MN
FLIER – JunSang. Lourdes, MN
We truly do need assistance. We have three very nice South Korean teenagers coming to Rochester to attend Lourdes High School. We have a potential host family for one of the young ladies, but we have a girl and a boy for whom we are still seeking homes. Nacel Open Door is a highly reputable high school age exchange organization, and we’ve had students at Lourdes for several years. This is the first time we’ve had difficulty locating suitable homes, though, and are reaching out to the community.
Our students’ natural parents pay for all of the private school tuition and expenses, uniforms, bus transportation, etc. The students come with their own personal spending money, and are covered by medical insurance. Our host families provide a warm environment, a private bedroom, meals (although students purchase school lunches), and basic care. Our families come from all walks of life, with a common goal of providing a South Korean teenage with a good experience while attending high school and preparing for the future.
In return, our families receive a host family stipend to help cover any expenses that may be incurred by having another member in the household. Additionally, we have an experienced and trained staff and local representative on hand to assist our families and students throughout the school year. You are never alone when hosting with Nacel Open Door, we are always here to help.
To learn more about us, please contact our website at www.nacelopendoor.org. The direct link to the Private School Program is http://www.nacelopendoor.org/exchange-programs/private-school-program.html. I am being so bold as to attach flyers giving a little information about two of our students, in the hope that you will help us reach out to people in the community who may be interested in assisting these exceptional young people. Additionally, if you refer people to us who do host one of the students, we will provide the camp with a $250 Referral Fee for each placement.
Please do call me at 800-622-3553 extension 603 with any questions you may have, or respond back via email. I am very anxious to speak to you further, and hope we can work together on behalf of these two deserving young people.
Today’s Rochester Post Bulletin has a story about Steve Dickes participating in a Super Hike as a fundraiser for CureSearch.