On Friday, March 8, 2013, Mr. Sakuji Tanaka, Rotary International (RI) President, will visit the Secret City Commemorative Walk and the International Friendship Bell located in Bissell Park. As part of the event, Mr. Tanaka will participate in a tree planting ceremony in honor of his visit.
Mr. Tanaka is the former chairman of the Daika Company and president of the National Household Papers Distribution Association of Japan. He has also served as vice president of the Yashio City Chamber of Commerce.
A member of the Rotary Club of Yashio since its charter in 1975, Mr. Tanaka has served RI as a director; Rotary Foundation trustee; committee member and chair, including chair of the 2009 Birmingham Convention Committee; regional Rotary Foundation coordinator; district governor; and training leader. His district assisted with the construction of a school building in Bangladesh.
Mr. Tanaka has received the RI Service Above Self Award and the Foundation’s Citation for Meritorious Service and Distinguished Service Award. He and his wife, Kyoko, are Paul Harris Fellows, Benefactors of the Permanent Fund, Major Donors, and members of the Arch C. Klumph Society. In addition, Mr. Tanaka has established an endowed Rotary Peace Fellowship.
Chuck Hope, Oak Ridge City Councilman
Mark Watson, Oak Ridge City Manager
Sean Seyfert, Co-President, Oak Ridge Sister City Support Organization
Jack Bailey, Governor, District 6780 Rotary International
Shigeko Uppuluri, Oak Ridge Sister City Support Organization
Students from the Oak Ridge City School system
News Media Contact: Candice Brogan (865) 425-3546 or firstname.lastname@example.org