Los Angeles, specifically Koreatown, was the place to be during the November 14-16 weekend. Friends of Korea (FOK) held their annual executive and general membership meetings at the Korean Cultural Center on Wilshire Boulevard.
The main agenda item for the executive board meeting on Friday was to brainstorm ways to expand and diversify the FOK membership. FOK hopes to transform from an organization primarily of returned Peace Corps volunteers who served in Korea to an organization of individuals with an affinity for Korea. Prospective members are encouraged to contact FOK for more information or to apply on the front page of the FOK website. We welcome your participation.
Saturday: Membership & General Meeting & Evening Dinner Party
Consul General Kim hosted a wonderful buffet dinner at the Ambassador's house following the events at the Korean Cultural Center. Click on the slide show above for a sample of Saturday's events.
On Saturday, FOK held the annual membership meeting from 2:00 to 2:30 p.m. Members were provided a summary of Friday's executive board meeting and voted on members of the FOK executive board. FOK welcomes David Harrop, Rob Ichihana, Younghee MacIntyre, and Dan Strickland as new members of the board.
Following the membership meeting, citizens of the greater Los Angeles community joined the FOK general meeting, which featured
• a keynote address "Current Activities on the Korean Peninsula & Korea's Economic Development by Korean Consul General Hyun-Myung Kim.
• a panel discussion "Korean-American Identity, Culture & Community in the 21st Century by Dr. Edward Chang, Mr. Sukhee Kang, and Ms. Paula Ness Spears.
• entertainment by the Korean American Young Artists.
FOK would like to thank the Korean-American community in the greater Los Angeles area for their gracious hospitality during the weekend activities. We look forward to seeing you in Boston in 2015!