Awards

The Sam Honda Volunteer Award

This is a newly created award honoring the volunteer work of a former board member. It may be unprecedented, but our first recipient is Sam Honda himself and is given to him posthumously. Sam worked tirelessly at the Festival of Nations for many years. He could be counted on to jump in and help our committee without complaint. He also recruited family to help as well.  He was also a member of several other Japan related organizations which helped bridge the Japanese relationships within the Twin Cities.

The Chip Fricke Award

This is a newly created award honoring the volunteer work of a former board member. It may be unprecedented, but our first recipient is Sam Honda himself and is given to him posthumously. Sam worked tirelessly at the Festival of Nations for many years. He could be counted on to jump in and help our committee without complaint. He also recruited family to help as well.  He was also a member of several other Japan related organizations which helped bridge the Japanese relationships within the Twin Cities.