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: Judy Fujimoto and Lynne Ozawa
Historian/Publicity: Jane Utsumi
Fundraising: Janice Shue + Treasurers
Toban 1: Judy Fujimoto and 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.
Hanamatsuri Chirashi Sale Apr. 5
BWA will prepare chirashi for Hanamatsuri Otoki and will sell any extra for $5.00 if pre-ordered by March 29th. Orders received March 30 and beyond will be placed on a wait list and the chirashi will be $6.00.