Pasadena Buddhist Women's Association (BWA)
The 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.
Pasadena 2015 BWA CABINET
President: Jeannie Toshima
1st Vice Presidents (Religious): Yukie Okazaki and Dona Mitoma
2nd Vice Presidents (Welfare & Social): Shinobu Kiriyama
3rd Vice Presidents (Hospitality): Cathy Mikuni
Secretary: Lynne Ozawa
Treasurers: Lynne Ozawa
Historian/Publicity: Jane Utsumi
Fundraising: Janice Shue + Treasurers
Toban 1: Jeanne Ideno
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.
19 BWA Dine-Out Fundraiser at Panda Express, La Cañada, 12 - 9PM
22 BWA chairs service
29 BWA chairs service
NO BWA meeting in November
6 BWA meeting @ 8:30 AM
12 General Temple Clean-up and BWA Omigaki
20 Oseibo Service, BWA will serve Chashu Udon for took
Preparation for otoki will begin at 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.
Dec 3 - California Pizza Kitchen on Los Robles, All Day
Nov 17 - Corner Bakery in Hastings Ranch, 10am-9PM
Kamaboko Order for New Years
The BWA will again be selling the special designed kamaboko, regular kamaboko and tempura gobo at a discounted rate. Orders are due by December 15, available for pick up on December 20th. Payment can be by check, cash or credit card.
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. 😉