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cancelled! Panning/volunteer meeting KORUS Korean festival 2013! Full meeting

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  • Korean American Association of Greater Washington Metro Area

    7004 Little River Turnpike # L, Annandale, VA (map)

    38.829563 -77.186012

  • Office is on the second floor.
  • The KORUS festival needs volunteers to help out.  The festival is a 3 day celebration of Korean/American culture... the largest in the DC area (and probably on the East Coast).  This is our 3rd year helping the festival, and we have a larger role this year.  The festival will be in September (near the time of the Korean thanksgiving holiday "Chuseok").  The name KORUS is for KORean and US.

    Same as in 2011 and 2012, we've been asked to help brainstorm, plan, learn, plan other special events, along with discuss other ideas such as what performers to have.

    This is the "big" regular meeting, held mostly in Korean.  Most of the people attending are not meetup group members - they are members of the non-profit (KAAW), or other planning volunteers.  The formal meeting starts at 6:30pm, but we can & should arrive and meet-&-greet from 6 to 6:30.

    Food (snacks) may be provided.  There is no cost to attend.

    Park in the numbered spots for the building - 7004 - there are many in the parking lot. And parking is free.

    KORUS planning meeting & events - how to tell them apart:

    1. Regular full meeting ("big") meeting - held in Korean, run by the Director of the KORUS festival
    2. Special meetings for the different types of planning activities, such as: fundraising, PR (publicity), etc.
    3. Awareness/fundraising events: these are new, and are to raise interest in the event, and/or to raise money
    4. Poster/flyer distribution - in August and September there will be a need to put up the posters and small flyers (brochures).  These "street teams" will meet to get instructions, and then go out to different locations.  It's a lot of fun, and after there is a chance to meet again for dinner and to compare how the day went.

    This event is the part of the series of meetings at the KAAW - Korean-American Association of the Washington Metropolitan Area.  KAAW is the non-profit that has organized the KORUS festivals every year.

    Join us as we plan and help make this year's event bigger and better than ever!

    No experience needed! No Korean language ability needed.  The meeting will be held in Korean with English as well.  The meeting will be a discussion of what needs to happen, and a chance to find out what you can do to help out this summer.

    Korean Festival Fact Sheet

    The annual KORUS festival held each fall in Virginia, bringing together thousands of fans of Korean culture: music, food, entertainment, language, and more.  The 3-day event is free, and offers live performances, with food available from many vendors.

    The first festival was held in 2003 in Northern Virginia.  Over the next several years, the size and reach of the event grew.  The 2010 festival in Annandale, VA, had an estimate 70,000 attendees over 3 days. In 2012 the event was held in Bull Run Park in Virginia.

    Past performers include:

    • Bboys - hip hop dance group
    • JUMP! (Martial arts comedy show)
    • Mikyoung Park - Korean singer
    • Kaba Modern - musical group
    • Kim Chung Soo - singer
    • Gamblerz Crew - hip hop dance group
    • traditional Korean dancers

    Delicious food dishes served at the festival include bulgogi, kalbi, and ddokbokki, with side dishes including kimchi and rice.

    Pictures from last year's festival:


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  • Angie

    Meeting is cancelled for tonight, right?

    March 5, 2013

    • Catherine H.

      Yes- due to inclement weather, the meeting has been cancelled and rescheduled for March 12th. Sorry for the inconvenience

      March 5, 2013

    • Paul


      March 5, 2013

  • MyeongHee


    March 5, 2013

  • Michiyo O.

    :( Aww I really want to help out but maybe next year. And I'll bring all of Key club with me! ^_^

    March 4, 2013

  • Tiffany T.

    I have been to many Korean Festival before and I really love it. I am looking forward to volunteer and help out at the event and meet more friends.

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to join a future meeting, but am booked tomorrow.

    March 4, 2013

  • Craig F.

    I'm a maybe

    March 4, 2013


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