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National Adoption Day Celebration event on November 19th

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)
Pansori (Singing)

Including artists from Gwanggaeto Samulnori Korean Percussion Ensemble (that name should trigger some nice memories).

Check out the Facebook page for more information!

United Way Community Giving Campaign

Good news for those donating to the United Way: you can now designate that the funds go to Camp Moon Hwa!

Just put the following information on the form or in the notes field of the online form:

Southern Minnesota Cultural Education Society  
1801 20th Ave NE   Rochester, MN 55906
Simple, right? We hope so! Thank you for any amount you donate to us. And thank you to the United Way for allowing donors to designate us to receive funds!

Day 3 announcements

Just some announcements as I remember them from this morning:

  • Bring extra clothes tomorrow as the game “Drip, Drip, Splash” will be played.
  • If you have a blue 2011 Camp Moon Hwa shirt with an orange ribbon on the sleeve, please wear it tomorrow for the fundraiser.
  • Also, if you have a Will button from last year, please wear that, too.

Get plenty of sleep tonight. Tomorrow promises to be a rich, full day.

New This Year at Camp Moon Hwa

SHHHHHH. Can you hear it? There’s only one week until Camp Moon Hwa 2016 begins and, if you listen closely, you can hear the panic rising.

I’m just kidding. We’ll all be ready for the campers. However, there are changes this year for which you’ll need to be ready.

  • Required training for classroom assistants and overnight chaperones will be on Thursday, June 23, at 7:00 PM. There will also be a “make-up training session” on Saturday, June 25th at 11:00 AM. This is for all of the classroom assistants who are 18 & under and for all of the overnight chaperones.
  • Security changes! This year we’ve beefed up the security for campers safety.
    • The main door will be locked and you will be let in.
    • All campers must be signed in and signed out
    • All campers, volunteers, and visitors must have a name tag
  • Parent workshop. On Monday, June 27th, from 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM, we’ll have a licensed social worker who is an adult adoptee to meet with parents to get input on future sessions with campers on the topics of identity, self-esteem, and adoption.
  • Samulnori Performance. On Thursday, June 30th, at 2:20, The Kwanggaeto Samulnori troupe of Seoul with hold a special performance. Parents are invited to attend!!  This year, campers have a special opportunity to have this professional salmulnori troupe helping Brooke teach drumming to the campers. This troupe will perform for the campers and campers’ parents on Thursday at 2:20.
  • No bowling this year!  There will be no bowling outing at camp this year. But feel free to wear socks to the Samulnori performance instead.
  • Ultimate Hike BBQ fundraiser. Following the Samulnori performance on Thursday, June 30th, there will be a fundraiser for Team Rochester–the team participating in the Ultimate hike which is a program of CureSearch for Children’s Cancer! Team Rochester will participate to honor fellow Korean Adoptee, Will Dickes, who lost his brave fight to childhood cancer. They will be serving bugolgi burgers.

That’s what I have. If there is anything not covered in either this or the camp e-mailed newsletter which you’d like to know, feel free to contact us. Otherwise, we’ll see you on Monday!