Members of the Japanese Women’s Society Foundation and their guests gathered at Waialae Country Club on July 23 for the organization’s annual general membership meeting and installation luncheon.

Outgoing president Irene Nakamoto thanked the 2016-17 officers and chairpersons for their service during the past year. She also highlighted the organization’s events over the last 12 months.

State Sen. Michelle Kidani installed the officers and directors for 2017-18. They are: Cathy Iwai, president; Melanie Takahashi, president-elect; Patty Matsuo, vice president; Susan Hirate and Sarah Kamida, secretaries; Patrice Fukada and Libby Lum, historians; Gerri Kaneshiro, treasurer and Irene Nakamoto, immediate past president.

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