Let's beat the heat with some delicious frozen treats!!! Bring the kids and join us as ZaCSA Members serve up free ice cream at the SHA Pool on August 14 from 3:00-5:00pm. Meet some of our members, learn about our programs, delight in the tasty treats, and enjoy a nice cool swim! 

Know someone new to Camp Zama? Bring them along! This will be a great opportunity for new folks to get to know their neighbors and make a few new friends! Let's give them a nice welcome!
This is a FREE event and open to all community members! 
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Sign-up for our 2015-2016 Membership Year!

The ZaCSA Membership year runs from June 1st through May 30th and we have just started our new year! Please download your Membership Application and drop it off to East Meets West Gift Store, Building 375 on Camp Zama (map to the store).  

Download a Membership Form

ZaCSA is open to all adult members (not just spouses) within the Camp Zama community, regardless of rank or grade, military or civilian. Join us today! 
Purchase at East Meets West Gift Shop or on the Day of Super Sign-Ups!
Must purchase by September 11, 2015. More info.
Sign up and register for some amazing membership events, enriching Japanese Friendship Group Events, and other ZaCSA happenings throughout the coming year! Mark your calendars and keep an eye out for more details to come! Click here to RSVP on FaceBook!
Get Creative with Piecemakers!

ZaCSA Piecemakers and Craft Group is one of the fun activity groups offered to members of ZaCSA. This group is designed as a casual social group that enjoys the art of DIY. August meet-ups will be held on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month, 10:30am - 2pm in the East Meets West Board Room. Please check their FaceBook page for updates & more info: Piece Makers
Friendship Group Planning

On July 15th, all of our Japanese Friendship Groups came together to plan out our 2015-2016 year events! Our ladies have a great mix of our favorite activities from last year to new and exciting outings for this year. The schedule will be released soon but you will see such things as Hiking, Calligraphy, New Years Celebration, and more! At ZaCSA's Super Sign-Up event you will be able to sign up for these activities!
Heart of the Community Award:
Beth van Kan

ZaCSA is proud to announce that Beth van Kan has been awarded the Heart of the Community Award for her significant impact on the Camp Zama Community. Not only has she been instrumental in making ZaCSA the wonderful organization it is today, but she has greatly contributed to the Zama American High School PTO, and volunteered at numerous service projects in the earthquake affected are of Inshinomaki. Read more.
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Multiple Volunteer Opportunities Available

Interested in reaching out and helping our community? Looking to meet new people and make new friends? Have a unique schedule that requires flexibility? No worries! Contact us for more information by emailing, calling DSN:263-5533, or just stop in during store hours!
Don't forget to check out our FaceBook page for monthly promotions and discounts: East Meets West.

Sign-up now to volunteer through SignUpGenius
ZaCSA Happenings
The ZaCSA of the past has generally been quiet during the summer, but this year our Board decided to remain active and reach out to all the new members in our community. Our ZaCSA Insider event on July 21st was a huge success with an estimated 60 individuals in attendance. Our guests visited many of our “experts” who talked about anything from children’s activities, to best places to photograph, to exciting nearby attractions. Pictures of the event.
This summer we were also incredibly honored to present four exceptional community members with ZaCSA’s Heart of the Community Award: Mary Manglapus, Natasa Brumage, Beth van Kan, and Rachel Westhoff. 
Pictures and more information.

Our ZaCSA Board is officially full and working hard to develop exciting programming and events. Here’s a brief highlight of our summer happenings:
  • Our Friendship Groups presented us with 8 Japanese Cultural Events/Exchanges for this ZaCSA Year. 
  • Membership has worked to create Loyal Member Incentives. The information will be rolling out soon. This is our way of saying THANK YOU for being a member!
  • The Program Package Deal ($75) is also new. With this package deal, you will purchase all the membership meeting ticket costs at one time, saving you $25, giving you more opportunities to be entered into the Loyal Member Incentives, and saving you time of purchasing your tickets each month.
  • East Meets West Gift Shop is rocking and rolling! We have had a record high July in sales and are developing firm foundation of volunteer support. Welcome Domenika Leinbach as the new EMW Purchaser. If you are interested in volunteering – Sign-Up!  
Finally, ZaCSA is happy to announce that that Liz Pasquerette and Marilyn Dostie will join our ZaCSA team as our Honorary Presidents and Meredith Johnson will join Josie Montanez as our ZaCSA Advisors
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2015 Camp Zama Guidebook!

The pages are full of restaurants, shopping, kids activities, day trips, and more!  Our 2015 Camp Zama Guidebook gives great suggestions for many popular stations. It is a 'must have' as you discover the area.
A great gift for sponsoring 
inbound Soldiers!

$10 each. All proceeds to support ZaCSA's mission. On-sale at East Meets West Gift Shop, Building 375, Camp Zama.   >>>MORE INFO.
Beat the Heat, Japanese Style

Get out of the heat and stop by to browse our unique wares featuring Japanese fans, wind chimes, and games. Find the perfect summer gift for yourself or others!

Did you know? Japanese wind chimes are called Furin; wherein "fu" is wind and "rin" is bell. We have a beautiful assortment of Furin with peaceful sounds that would make the perfect summer adornments!

Find us on FaceBook: East Meets West Gift Shop


Calendar of Events

Click on the calendar to view ZaCSA Events and events with our Japanese Friendship Groups for the 2013-14 ZaCSA Membership Year or visit
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