Picture Caption: 2014 Florin Manzanar Pilgrims gather in front of the Manzanar National Park monument.  Photo by Josh Kaizuka.  53 diverse travelers including 10 former WWII incarcerees,  family members , 8 Muslim Americans, 17 youth,  and people of many backgrounds interested in the past as well as the civil and human rights lessons for American today traveled on the 3 day annual bus journey.


Florin JACL Mission: 

Promoting civil rights, social justice, and cultural heritage for all Americans through community education, alliances and leadership.


Florin JACL and Community Events:


Date: Saturday, October 11, 2014

Event: Fun "Nikkei Hot Dogs, Cupcakes, and Free Bingo"

Scholarship Dinner

Time: 5:30 pm Dinner; 7 pm Free Bingo

Location: Buddhist Church of Florin YBA Hall

Address: 7235 Pritchard Road (off Florin Road), Sacramento

Admission: $12 at the door. $10 tickets paid in advance.  $6 ages 4-12. Free for 3 and under.

RSVP & More Info:   Send checks for discount $10 tickets to:  "Florin JACL," PO Box 292634, Sacramento, CA 95829   

Further info at:

Website: www.Facebook.com/FlorinJACL

Email:  FlorinJACL@hotmail.com or Marielle at (916) 685-6747

Description: 33rd annual Florin JACL Scholarship & Youth Fundraiser. Sample a dozen Japanese toppings on Nikkei (Japanese style) hot dogs plus 20 types of cupcakes!  Free bingo with hundreds of prizes. Raffle drawing, pumpkin decorating, face -painting, and rub on tattoos for the kids.

Other Comments: Anyone for teriyaki, wasabi, miso, tonkatsu, furikake, nori seaweed , kim chi, sesame seed, and more? Try out the tasty shoyu wienies over rice. Don't forget all the "classic" condiments, plus veggie dogs, salad, and drinks.

Event Flyer, click here.

Ticket/Volunteer/Donor/Sponsor Order Form, click here.


Submit event information for posting on website, click here.


Youth / Next Generation Interest:

> 2014 JACL Convention Youth Reps Report (August, 2014) 

> Developing Leaders for Today and Tomorrow (July, 2014) 

> JACL Youth/ Student Leadership Summit flyer (May, 2014)

> 2014 Florin JACL Scholarship Recipients (May, 2014) 

> Bay Area Nikkei Youth Conference flyer (November, 2013) 

> Washington, D.C. Leadership Summit Reflections (March, 2013)


For more Youth/Next Generation Interest articles, click here.



> Fun, Friendly Intro to Obon (July, 2014) 

> Sikh Forum on 1984 Genocide (July, 2014) 

> Journeying to an American WWII Prison Camp (April, 2014) 

> Reason for Gladness with Mochi Madness (Sacramento Bee - January, 2014) 

> Recognizing our Long-Time Florin JACL Members (December, 2013) 

32nd Annual Fun Nikkei Hot Dogs, Cupcakes, and Free Bingo Scholarship Fundraiser (October, 2013) 

> Carrying on the Spirit of the 1988 Redress Act (February, 2013)


For more news/announcements, click here.  


Florin JACL Newsletters:

September 2014

December 2013

August 2013

June 2013


For newsletters archive, click here.  


Membership Form/Brochure:

Membership form, click here.

Florin JACL Brochure, click here.


Board Meetings:

Date: Every First Wednesday of the Month

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Florin Community History Center

Address: 7245 Fletcher Farm Dr, Sacramento, CA 95828

Link to Map, Click Here.
Contact Name: Marielle Tsukamoto, President

Email: mariellet@frontiernet.net


About Florin JACL:

The Florin Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) is one of the oldest and most active local community organizations involved in teaching cross-cultural understanding and promoting civil rights of all people. Established in 1935, the Florin JACL is run entirely by volunteers, and is sustained from community donations and membership dues. We host several valued programs open to the entire community each year.  For more information about Florin JACL, click here


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Oral History:

The Florin Oral History Project was initiated to preserve the unique history of Florin which was once a thriving farming community with a large Japanese population. Over 70 volumes have been completed representing a cross-section of the Florin and Sacramento communities, including those in various occupations, war veterans, draft resisters, minors in the prisoner of war exchanges, etc.  For more information, click here


Pictures & Articles of Past Events:
2013-04-16 Donate to the Japan Multicultural Relief Fund
2012-08-17 Fundraising Appeal for the Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting Victims 
2012-05-26 Sacramento Gold Medal Ceremony Honors WWII Veterans
2011-01-02 Mochi Madness Event (Pictures & Article)
2010-09-06 Ethnic Studies Pioneer Isao Fujimoto (Sacramento Bee article)
2010-08 Community Leaders Pass - George Furukawa and Kern Kono

Pictures & Articles Online Archives, click here

Guidelines for submitting pictures for posting on website, click here.

Guidelines for submitting PDF articles for posting on website, click here.



Japanese American Citizens League, Florin Chapter

PO Box 292634, Sacramento, CA  95829-2634