Pasadena Buddhist Women's Association (BWA)
The Pasadena BWA (PBWA) is a service group which provides assistance to the Sangha of this temple and also to other organizations. We earn funds to provide financial support for the Pasadena Buddhist Temple, Dharma School and youth groups, as well as the Buddhist Churches of America and other organizations. Some of our own fundraisers include our Cookbooks, our Father's Day Chirashi Sushi Sale, restaurant fund-raisers (eating out at Marie Callendar's, Souplantation and California Pizza Kitchen) and Culinary Classes. We provide volunteers to help with Temple fundraisers such as Obon, Sukiyaki Dinner, Fall Dinner, Mochitsuki and Chicken Teriyaki Take-out. Twice-yearly we clean the temple altar adornments. In addition, we try to program activities for the enjoyment, education and social fulfillment of our members. We also participate in the Southern District Buddhist Women's League and Federation of Buddhist Womens' Association. We meet monthly at the Temple (check Temple calendar for exact dates).
Anyone can join as a member, Membership fee is $20 per year. Application found on Membership page.
7 PNS Nikkei Sr Luncheon - Prepare Tea and Tea Pots
Super Bowl fundraiser?
SUPER BOWL Edamame & Spam Party Rice Sale
13 SD BWA Chapter Meeting at Vista Buddhist Temple (noon - 2:00)
18 Dine-Out Fundraiser at Shakers in South Pasadena
20 PBT Dance
27 SD Mini Seminar at Pasadena BT
28 BWA General Meeting @ 8:30 AM
Give yourself a break, don't cook. Join the Sangha for an easy fundraiser. BWA hosts restaurant fundraisers once or twice a month at Pasadena area restaurants. In some cases you must take a flyer and give to your server, at others just mention Pasadena Buddhist Temple or drop your receipt in the donation day bucket at the restaurant. Please join us when you can. We will post flyers as received. In most cases we receive 20% of your receipt, dine-in or take-out.
Pasadena 2016 BWA CABINET
There will be no "President" this year. The Cabinet will conduct the business of the BWA in 2016.
1st Vice Presidents (Religious): Yukie Okazaki and Dona Mitoma
2nd Vice President: Kathy Kumagai
3rd Vice President (Hospitality): Cathy Mikuni
4th Vice President (Social Welfare): Yukie Okazaki
Secretary: Jane Utsumi
Treasurers: Lynne Ozawa
Past President: Jeannie Toshima
Other Board Members:
Historian/Publicity: Jane Utsumi
Fundraising: Janice Shue + Treasurers
Toban 1: Jeanne Ideno and Shelley Shinmoto
Toban 2: Linda Ito and Corky Ishikawa
Toban 3: Jane Utsumi and Mitsuko Hays
*Lynne Ozawa has been designated as the contact person for the Southern District Federation, World BWA and BCA and will receive any correspondence and forward it to the general membership.
BWA shopped and volunteered on Saturday, October 3rd in support of Shopimg Exttravaganza. Thank you to our volunteers who worked 4 hour shifts in baggage claim and the lunch area: Jeannie Toshima, Yukie Okazaki, Julie Komoto, Jane Utsumi, Kathy Kumagai and Januce Shue and her daughters, Olivia and Katie. Thank you for selling tickets and forcing yourselves to try to shop. 😉