December 3rd, 2002
On Monday, December 2nd, 2002 Nippon Kan President Doug Kelly and A.H.A.N President Emily Busch were present at the Denver City Council Meeting held at the City and County Building across from the State Capitol.
Resolution 75, Series of 2002 was introduced and sponsored by City Councilmember Deborah Ortega from District 9. The Resolution was Nippon Kan’s third recognition by the Denver City Council for its contributions to the community. This resolution was written to commemorate the 12th year, 30,000th meal served by Nippon Kan to the homeless at the Denver Rescue Mission. It further acknowledged and commended Nippon Kan for its efforts in expanding cultural horizons for Denver citizens by sponsoring and producing a fund-raising concert featuring the Mongolian Folk Singing Ensemble, “The Winds of Mongolia”. The concert performed at the Sewall Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, was held to raise funds in support of AHAN’s Mongolian orphaned children project.
The resolution was read and approved by the Denver City Council and broadcast live on local Denver television. Nippon Kan President Doug Kelly accepted the resolution on behalf of Gaku Homma Sensei and Nippon Kan.
The following is a transcript of the resolution, which will be delivered to Nippon Kan after it has been signed by the Mayor, City Council President and sealed with the seal of the City and County of Denver.
Resolution No. 75, Series of 2002 Recognizing Nippon Kan Culture Center’s Contributions to the CommunityWhereas, Gaku Homma and Nippon Kan Culture Center, for twelve consecutive years, have served meals to the homeless of Denver at the Denver Rescue Mission. The meals which are funded and prepared monthly by Nippon Kan members, number an average of 250-300 meals per service. On August 18th, 2002, the 30,000th meal was served to the homeless at the Denver Rescue Mission.
Whereas, Gaku Homma and Nippon Kan, have expanded the cultural horizons of Denver residents by sponsoring and producing a fund-raising concert featuring the celebrated traditional Mongolian Folk singing Ensemble “The Winds of Mongolia”. This concert, open to the general public, was held at the Grand Sewall Ballroom, at the Denver Center for Performing Arts, on March 21st, 2002. Proceeds were used in support of Nippon Kan’s Mongolian Orphaned Children’s project in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Tickets were also donated to Denver agencies whose works benefits the citizens of Denver such as the Denver Parks and Recreation, Children’s Hospital, Denver Firefighters Orphans and Widows fund, the Art Institute of Colorado and the Denver Rescue Mission.
Whereas, organizations and programs such as this foster cultural understanding, overall goodwill and harmony.
Be it resolved by the Council of the City and County of Denver:
Section 1. That the Council hereby expresses its heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Gaku Homma and Nippon Kan Culture Center for their tremendous contributions to not only the community of Denver, Colorado, but to citizens of many countries.
Section 2. That the Clerk of the City and County of Denver shall attest and affix the sea of the City and County of Denver to this resolution and that a copy be transmitted to Gaku Homma and Nippon Kan Culture Center.
Passed by the Council December 2nd 2002
Nippon Kan Vice President