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,
For those interested in starting or continuing Korean Language classes, fall 2017 registration has opened. Go to the Rochester Korean Center web site for more information and for the registration form.
Please register by August 8th.
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.
Here’s a reminder that there’s a Camp Moon Hwa meeting on March 20th at 6 p.m. at Madonna Towers.
Julie created a spreadsheet that includes the financial information for the past few years to aid in creating a budget. Thank you, Julie, for making this! We’ll be discussion it.
We only have 3 meetings scheduled between now and camp, so the meetings may get kinda crazy. (Not sure if that’s a warning or a selling point.)
Approximately 15 people attended the January 23rd meeting for Camp Moon Hwa. Remember, you’re welcome to attend the monthly meetings as well!
It was decided that meetings would be the 3rd Monday of the month starting in March.
Our next meeting is February 13th.
We will shortly have a list of a dozen or so volunteer opportunities. Keep watching so you can be the first to volunteer for the awesome-est jobs!
Two notes for this year’s overnight:
- It may not be Tuesday night. Right now, we’re looking at Wednesday night, but there are scheduling issues we’re working out
- NO baggies for medication, please. Campers must have proper containers for any medication they need.
That’s all for now.
… We have been in the process of revamping how camp is organized and transitioning into a committee based format for the planning of camp. This is to allow for more people to be involved as well to spread some of the responsibility so the work load is lessened for everyone. We took some time this fall to decide what committees we thought we needed. Since this is a work in progress, these can be adjusted as needed. We have initiated the forming of the committees, and have multiple areas of need for assistance. Some of these will be working primarily in the months outside of camp, and some will have responsibilities during camp.
We are having a meeting on January 23rd at 6 p.m. at Madonna Towers and would love to have you attend if you’re able. We are using this time to check in with the current committees that have already begun working to answer any questions and address any areas/challenges that may have come up. We’re also using this time to address areas where we need additional assistance and to offer information on what these areas are. That way, you can decide if these are of interest to you and if you can offer assistance in any way. We understand that not everyone is going to be able to attend. For the committees that have begun working, please let me know if you have areas of concern, questions, need additional help, etc. before Monday and I can bring it up at the meeting. For those of you who do not currently have an assigned task, let me know if you are still interested in helping and I can send out an email of needed areas after the meeting is over. Also, please pass this information on to anyone else you think may be interested in attending or having more information on ways they can help at camp.
All upcoming meetings will be posted on the website and Facebook page
and open to whoever would like to attend.
Director of Camp Moon Hwa
Korean Heritage House & Jang-mi Korean Dance & Drum are having a National Adoption Day Celebration to raise awareness of the more than 100,000 children waiting in foster care.
Saturday, November 19 at 3-5PM
Central Middle School White Bear Lake
4857 Bloom Avenue
White Bear Lake, MN 55110
Performance: 3:00-4:30 PM
Korean Market: 2:00-5:00 PM
The performance will include the following:
Samulnori (Percussion & Dance ensemble)
Piri, Taepyeonso & Daegeum (Flutes)
Gayageum (12 string zither)
Including artists from Gwanggaeto Samulnori Korean Percussion Ensemble (that name should trigger some nice memories).
Check out the Facebook page for more information!
There are thousands of pictures of today’s Kwanggaeto Salmunori performance. We created a page for some of ours: Kwanggaeto Salmunori pictures
Come back as there will be more later as I’m able to sort through all the pictures I took. Send me some if you have some favorites you’d like posted on the web site.
Also, the Facebook page is sure to have a bunch, too.
Here’s a sampling: