The 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala

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The 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala

The Japan America Society of Minnesota is happy to announce the 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala on Saturday, November 14th, 2015. This year the Keynote Speaker will be Mark Dayton, the Governor of Minnesota. Proceeds from this fundraising event will enable JASM to continue to offer fascinating social and educational programs that promote cultural exchange between Minnesota and Japan, including the merit-based Mondale Scholarship.

Program Highlights
Highlights include:

  • Keynote Speaker Mark Dayton, the Governor of Minnesota
  • Presentation by Ambassador Walter Mondale of the Mondale Award for Japan – Minnesota Partnership.
  • The Mondale Scholarship will be announced for two Minnesota students for study in Japan.
  • ​A Silent Auction will be held during the reception and cocktail hour.
  • A Live Auction will be held during the dinner.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Dayton

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We are very excited to have Mark Dayton as our keynote speaker for the 2015 Mondale Gala and we hope you will join us for what is sure to be another memorable event.

Mark Dayton is Minnesota’s 40th Governor. He was born in Minneapolis and raised in a house in Long Lake, where his father still lives today. He has two grown sons, Eric and Andrew. Gov. Dayton became a grandfather in 2013 when Eric and his wife, Cory had their first child, Hugo.

Gov. Dayton attended Long Lake Elementary School and Blake School in Hopkins. He loved hockey, and it was his childhood dream to be the starting goalie on the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team! He didn’t make it, but he was named an All-State goalie his senior year in high school. He graduated, cum laude, from Yale University, where he also played Division I hockey.

After college, Gov. Dayton taught 9th Grade general science for two years in a New York City public school. He still tells how it was the toughest job he ever had! It was here where he realized the terrible injustice that his students had so little, while he had been given so much; and he decided that he would devote his life to improving social equality and economic opportunity for all Americans.

For most of the past 37 years, Gov. Dayton has served Minnesotans, as Commissioner of the Minnesota Departments of Economic Development and of Energy and Economic Development, as State Auditor, and as United States Senator. He has worked throughout our state to help businesses locate or expand and create jobs, to improve local government services, to better fund our public schools, to support our servicemen and women, to help Minnesotans get the health care they need, and in many other ways to make a better Minnesota. Currently, Mark serves on the Executive Committee of the National Governor’s Association.

Award Recipient:
Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department.
Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Dr. Matthew Welch, Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Dr. Matthew Welch will be the recipient for the 18th Annual Mondale Award and Scholarship Gala. Dr. Welch is currently the Deputy Director and Chief Curator at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts Directors Office and Asian Art department. He has been with the MIA since 1990 and specializes in Japanese and Korean art, with a particular interest in Edo period and Zen painting.

Dr. Welch embodies what the Mondale Award, モンデール奨学制度, and JASM are all about: fostering the Japan-America relationship. He began by receiving his Bachelor of Arts from Trinity University in San Antonio and then earned his Masters and PhD from the University of Kansas. Dr. Welch is a part of the Associate of Art Curators and the Arts Dialog Committee, CULCON, which is the U.S.-Japan Conference on Cultural and Educational Interchange. He was also a Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Research Fellow in 1987, making him familiar with international education. He also has many publications, including “Looking to the West: The Meiji Era and Yoshida Kasaburo”, in A Japanese Legacy: Four Generations of Yoshida Family Artists (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2002) and Untamed Beauty: Tigers in Japanese Art (Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2005).

Details

Date: Saturday, 11月 14, 2015
Time:
5:30pm-9:00pm

Place: Oak Ridge Country Club
700 Oak Ridge Road
Hopkins, MN 55305
火: 952.935.7721
Registration and Payment
Be sure to fill out the registration form regardless of your method for payment. If you are paying by Paypal, fill out the form then proceed to pay through Paypal.
Payment and registration are required before the event.
If you are mailing a check to us for your ticket(s), the address is:
Riverplace EH-131
43 Main Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414
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– Assistance with Kimono Dressing for the Mondale Gala 2015 –

Registration and Donation

If you wish to wear a Kimono and require assistance at the event, be sure to fill out the registration form. Upon your reservations, we request a 20$ donation for this service. If you make a donation by Payal, fill out the form then proceed to pay through Paypal.

ご予約
Please complete the registration form Here.

Donation

We will contact you for the appointment and the details before the event.
Please read the following link and make sure to bring all items we need.
***Do not forget to bring 3 koshi himo (cords or strips of cotton) などが催され、 2 thin towels as well.***
http://tsurukomaiko.freeforums.org/information-kimono-item-list-t21.html
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着付けに必要な持ち物は以下のリンクよりご確認いただけます。
http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~kitsuke/mochimono.html
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ミネソタ日米協会
43 Main Street SE / EH-131 / Minneapolis MN 55414