Tour Korea! Birthland Tour from CHLSS

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

 

 

Asian Brush Painting & Calligraphy: Chi Spirit Of Korean Folk Masks

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

NOVEMBER 5-26
RECEPTION ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1-5 PM

CATHERINE PARK AND PETER PARK

Owatonna Arts Center
435 Garden View Lane
Owatonna, MN

A few words about AdopteeBridge

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/.

Meeting on October 9th

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.

United Way Campaign

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.

Thank you!

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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.

 

 

Another Exchange Student Opportunity

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.

Rotary Club Exchange Student Opportunity

Hi all,

Samantha Rother from the Rotary Club contacted us about a great opportunity. Please see the recruitment flier at the end of this post if you are interested.

I saw your recent article about Camp Moon-Hwa in the Post Bulletin and it sounds like an incredible program and that we might share some similar goals.  Our Rotary Club hosts an international exchange student each year and this year we will be welcoming a 16 year old girl, Chae-won from South Korea.  I’m currently seeking host families for her and am wondering if you may be willing to share the opportunity with your network?  Hosting through our program is only a three month commitment as Chae-won will stay with three different families during her time here to get a wide range of experiences. In return, she would be able her family the opportunity to get to know here and share her South Korean heritage.  Rotary supports all of our families along the way, offers financial support to the student to minimize financial expectations of the family and sends our students to Lourdes High School so they can ride the school bus from anywhere within the Rochester School District.  I’m also seeking host families for another student, Lara from Spain.  I’ve attached additional information on the program.  Do you know any families who may be interested in this opportunity or would you be willing to share with your network?  I’d be happy to talk more with a family in person.  Our program also offers students the opportunity to travel the world on exchange, this year one of our students will be going to South Korea.  If you ever know a student who may be interested, please don’t hesitate to refer them to our website.