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 BWA CABINET
President: Jeannie Toshima
1st Vice Presidents (Religious): Yukie Okazaki and Dona Mitoma
2nd Vice Presidents (Welfare & Social): Kathy Kumagai
3rd Vice Presidents (Hospitality): Cathy Mikuni
Secretary: Lynne Ozawa
Treasurers: Judy Fujimoto and Lynne Ozawa
Historian/Publicity: Miki Meza
Fundraising: Yukie Okazaki Joanne Yamahata + Treasurers
Toban 1: Judy Fujimoto and Jeanne Ideno
Toban 2: Linda Ito and Corky Ishikawa
Toban 3: Dona Mitoma, Jane Utsumi
*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.
April 6 - Hananatsuri Chirashi Otoki
The Pasadena BWA will be preparing chirashi for otoki for the special service that will be conducted at the San Fernando Valley Buddhist Honganji Temple. No service will be held at the Pasadena Temple, but car pools will be arranged from the temple.
The Pasadena BWA will be preparing the macaroni salad ingredients on Friday May 16th from 9:00 am. Please bring your knife and cutting board.
June 7 - Cold Tofu Performance
Pasadena BWA will be helping with the fundraiser.
June 15 - Father's Day Chirashi Sale
June 21 - Host the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors Lunch
Buddhist Churches of America Conference • October 10-12, 2014
The Pasadena BWA will be in charge of first aide. Please refer any friends or BWA members that may have some medical experience to be on this committee! We will be arranging carpools to this conference. BWA member's registration fee will be paid by Pasadena BWA.