What a wonderful meeting for Florence West Rotary! The Consul-General of Japan Mr. Takashi Shinozuka was our guest as a visiting Rotarian and speaker. The Consulate-General of Japan, Atlanta is a diplomatic mission of Japan. It is located in the Buckhead area of Atlanta. The consulate’s jurisdiction includes Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Senator High Leatherman was our guest and visiting Rotarian as well. Mr. Shinozuka spoke about the US and Japan relations with emphasis on the Southeast. Senator Leatherman shared a common message of how South Carolina welcomes Japanese companies and culture. Mr. Shinozuka and Senator Leatherman had met before and shared common goals and vision for our state. Mr. Shinozuka brought a trading banner from his home Rotary in Atlanta, Georgia that President Emery DeWitt happily traded a Florence West Banner with him. How exciting it was to have two such distinguished visiting Rotarians to our Club!
Pictured: Consul-General Takashi Shinozuka addressing the Florence West Rotary Club on Thursday, August 2, 2018
Pictured: Mr. Shinozuka and President Emery DeWitt trade club banners
Pictured: Consul-General Takashi Shinozuka and Senator Hugh Leatherman