Puyallup Valley JACL Holds Scholarship and Installation Luncheon

June 28, 2019 • Community, News

The Puyallup Valley JACL chapter hosted its annual scholarship and installation luncheon in the social hall of the Tacoma Buddhist Temple in Tacoma, Wash., on June 1.

Kate and Emma Inge (center) are pictured with Scholarship Committee members (from left) Leslie Soule, Eileen Yamada Lamphere and Elsie Taniguchi.

This year’s bento luncheon honored 2019 scholarship recipients Emma and Kate Inge from Ballard High School in Seattle.

Emma Inge plans on majoring in media communications at either Oregon State University or Linfield College in Oregon, while Kate Inge plans on majoring in nursing at Gonzaga University.

The scholarships were established by chapter members who donated all or part of their Legacy monies to educate the future generations of Puyallup Valley members and families.

This year’s Scholarship Committee included Eileen Yamada Lamphere, Leslie Soule and Elsie Taniguchi.

In addition, the event featured the installation of the chapter’s 2019 board, which was installed by JACL PNW Governor Chip Larouche.

The new board includes President Eileen Yamada Lamphere, VP Cheryl Lamphere, Secretary Liz Dunbar, Membership Soule, Past President Taniguchi and Treasurer Joan Yamada.

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