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: 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.
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.
6 BWA preparing and serving lunch to the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors
13 BCA/BWA Conference at Quiet Cannon
14 Keishiki Ceremony - BWA will serve otoki after this special service
Last day to order chirashi
20 Chirashi ingredient preparation 9:00-Noon
21 Chirashi preparation
23 Obon Dance Practice 7-8 PM
25 Obon Dance Practice 7-8 PM
28 BWA Meeting
30 Obon Dance Practice 7-8 PM
1 Marie Callender's (on Baldwin in Arcadia) Dine-out
15 Corner Bakery Dine-out
Father's Day Chirashi Sale