Orange Coast Optimist
 
 
 
 

Hall of Fame

Optimist of the Year
Selected by the OCO President, award honors a member who has demonstrated a commitment to the Optimist Creed.

2013 - Dwayne Yoshinaga
2012 - Stacey Yoshinaga
2011 - Shirley Asao
2010 - Glenn Tanaka
2009 - Caryn Ito
2008 - Clay Sakurao
2007 - Bob Kubo
2006 - Nancy Sakakura
2004 - Ellen Natsume
2003 - Mitch Okuda


OCO Humanitarian Award
2012 - In recognition of their quick, decisive, "life-saving" actions:

- Jordan Hamamoto
- Jodi Matsumoto

Community Service Awards
Each year, the Orange County Nikkei Coordinating Council honors individuals for their contribution to the community.  The following OCO members have received this award:

2013 - Richard Fukuhara
2012 - Neddie Bokosky
2011 - Marsha Hamamoto
2010 - Caryn Ito
2009 - Clay Sakurao
2008 - Ellen Natsume
2007 - Wallace Chan
2006 - Ted Matsumoto
2005 - Lucky Yamaga
2004 - Les Ito
2003 - Bob Kubo
2002 - Jimmy Otsuka
2001 - Glenn Tanaka
2000 - Howard Kunihiro
1999 - Judy James
1998 - Jesse James
1997 - Linda Kimoto
1996 - Shag Okada
1995 - Russell Yamaga

The following OCO member have received this award for their contributions to the Orange County Sports Association (OCSA):

2013 - Caryn Ito
2011 - Ted Matsumoto
2010 - Ed Kamiyama
2009 - Jesse James
2008 - Phyllis Sakamoto
2007 - Janice Jinkawa
2006 - Mark Shigemasa
2005 - Marsha Hamamoto
2002 - Todd Nakawatase
2000 - Mark Ando
1999 - Glenn Yamashita
1998 - Eric Hamamoto
1997 - Gil Takenaga
1996 - Mark Shimasaki
1995 - Debra Yamashita

Young Adult Community Service - OCO Member Honorees:

2013 - Renee Kimoto
2012 - Casey Kubo, Corey Kubo
2007 - Michelle Ito
2003 - Staci Fujita
2012 Octagon of the Month

November 2012:
Amanda Braesch
Kristy Omura
Koby Otsuka
Alan Maedo

2012 - Community Service - Helping Farms Feed 
Families (Nisei Week 
Foundation)

2012 - Southern District - Jr. YBA Endowment Fund Award - Walk the Farm
 
2008 - Human Spirit Award
(A3M)

2003 - Nisei Week Grand 
Marshall - Jesse James
 

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