Nippon Kan Receives Third Denver City Council Resolution Recognizing Nippon Kan’s Contributions to the Community

December 3, 2002


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 …

Nippon Kan Receives Recognition from the Denver Parks Department

November 23, 2002


On November 23rd, 2002, the Denver Parks and Recreation Department held its 2002 All Volunteer Recognition Reception at the Chief Hosa Lodge near Evergreen in the foothills outside of Denver. Nippon Kan was recognized as “Outstanding Volunteer Partner” and awarded a plaque presented by Denver Parks Department Volunteer Coordinator Joan Wilson. Nippon Kan was commended as an outstanding volunteer partner …

The Winds of Mongolia Fundraising Concert a Great Success!

March 21, 2002


by Emily Busch AHAN President Thursday, March 21st, 2002 6:00 AM. The previous day had been warm with a hint of early spring in the air. We woke on Thursday morning to a flurry of snow. It was show time. Although we had dreamed about it since our last visit to Mongolia in July of 2001, the concert had come …

Put the Beds to Bed Project

October 13, 2001


October 13th, 2001 Under the direction of Gaku Homma Sensei over eighty Nippon Kan volunteers gathered for the 11th Annual “Put the Beds to Bed” project in conjunction with the Denver Parks and Recreation Department. Every fall, the flower beds in Civic Center Park located directly west of the Denver State Capitol Building need to be turned for winter. It …

Special Fundraising Seminar in Memory and Support for the Victims of September 11, 2001

September 22, 2001


Conducted by Kancho Gaku Homma Sensei September 22, 2001 By Emily Busch, AHAN President   Under crisp blue skies, there was a familiar feeling of fall, a change of color in the leaves, a chill in morning air. The Nippon Kan gardens still had not lost their bloom, but something was different this September morning…the flag in the garden was …