Monday, January 1, 2018

2018 FTKA annual membership dues

It's that time of year again for FTKA members to renew their family's annual membership. In order to assure that FTKA can continue to sponsor our two main events – celebration of the lunar New Year and Chuseok – and cover crafts; food; facility rental (when applicable); and organizational expenses, the annual membership fee per family is increasing from $40 to $45.

Please submit $45 payment of your family's 2018 membership fee via mail or PayPal. Deadline for payment is Feb. 1, 2018.

For payment by check, please make payable to "Families Through Korean Adoption" and mail to:

Ildi Martonffy
FTKA Treasurer
562 Concord Drive
Oregon, WI 53575

For payment via, log in to your account, select the PayPal "send money" tab and insert the in email address field. Please also mark "I am sending money to family and friends" so that no PayPal fees are assessed to FTKA.

If you have questions about submission of your payment by mail or online via PayPal, please contact Ildi at

Monday, March 20, 2017

Korean Culture Day - April 1, 2017

Please join us for FTKA's annual Korean Culture Day on the morning of Saturday, April 1, 2017.

Once again, we will have activities for kids of ALL ages, including Korean language, dancing, crafts, and food.

There will also be a presentation for adults about traveling in Korea, hosted by Brook Newmaster, and a finale showcasing our guest performers' work with participating kids.

The event includes the following talent:
  • Brooke Newmaster of the Minneapolis-based Jang-mi Dance and Drum Group, and her artist-in-residence, Jisu Kim, of South Korea 
  • KASPer, UW Madison's K-pop crew 
  • B-Boy Matt Davidson 
  • Tae kwan do expert Richard Kim 
  • Hanji Crew will be hosting a craft-making session plus selling ready-made crafts 
 You won't want to miss this fun-filled event.

** Please note that any child under the age of three needs to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver at all times.

** Parents will also need to sign a waiver in order for their child to participate in this event.

Cost: This event is open to both FTKA members and members of the public for $6 per child and $10 per adult.

Date: Sat., April 1, 2017, from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

New eastside Madison location: Door Creek Church, 6602 Dominion Drive, Madison, WI 53718

RSVP online today!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Korean Culture Day 2016

It's almost here!!

Please join us for our annual Korean Culture Day, a morning of celebrating and bringing together families interested in Korea and adoption. Once again, we will have activities for kids of ALL ages, including Korean language, dancing, craft and food as well as a session for adults.

When: Saturday, April 16, 2016
Registration: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Activities: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Where: St. Andrew Church, 6815 Schneider Road Middleton, WI 53562
Cost: $6/child $10/adult

To let us know if you'll be joining us, go to our Korean Culture Day registration form.

Please note that any child under the age of three needs to be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times.

The adult session will include a viewing and discussion of the movie "Approved for Adoption". The movie's filmmaker is a Korean adopted and he explores, through a unique mix of animation and archival film, issues of identity while growing up in France. Check out the movie's trailer on YouTube for more information. Cameron Lee will be leading the discussion after the movie.

We hope you will join us! This event is not limited to FTKA members, so feel free to share!