The first phase of the the Issei Memorial Building renovation (exterior sealing) is essentially complete at a cost of about $70,000. Now we are in the process of coming up with a priority list of projects for future work. Among the projects are exterior lighting, window treatments, new alarm system, foundation repair, kitchen counter replacement, kitchen shelving, new kitchen appliances, back patio replacement, front dead tree removal and replacement, front concrete repair, conference room ceiling replacement and floor repair, interior wall water damage repair and painting, floor refinishing, and bathroom remodel.
Thanks to the $50,000 donation matching program initiated by Ray Matsumoto and the generosity of IMB supporters who allowed us to reach the goal, we have the reserves to tackle many of the potential projects. However, further donations to the IMB Building Fund are always welcome.
(by Tom Oshidari)