Stan Kurokawa AACC Award Announcement
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Stanley Kurokawa To Receive 2015 AACC Community Service Award
Nisei Post Commander, scoutmaster, ikebana teacher, coach. These are just a few of the titles and positions that Stanley S. Kurokawa has occupied over the decades for the betterment of the Japanese American community of Chicago.
Stan is a 35-year member of the Chicago Nisei Post 1183 of the American Legion, serving as commander three times and as a member of the color guard to this day. He was a scout leader and scoutmaster for Cub Scout Pack 3515 and Boy Scout Troop 515 of the Buddhist Temple of Chicago, and received the prestigious Silver Beaver award for his contributions over 23 years of service. In addition, he coached basketball, baseball, track, and swimming for the Chicago Nisei Athletic Association.
It may come as a surprise to some that Stan holds certificates in the Ikenobo and Ohara schools of Japanese flower arranging, and still teaches ikebana at a local church.
For his years of work on behalf of these these and other organizations and activities, Stanley Kurokawa will receive the Japanese American Community Service Award at the 32nd Annual Lunar New Year Celebration of the Asian American Coalition of Chicago on Saturday, February 28, 2015. Festivities will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont.
For general information on the AACC and its Lunar New Year Celebration, visit www.aacchicago.org.