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' Associations. We meet monthly at the Temple (check Temple calendar for exact dates).
Anyone can join as a member, Membership fee is $20 per year.
Pasadena BWA CABINET
President: Jeannie Toshima
1st Vice Presidents (Religious): Yukie Okazaki and Dona Mitoma
2nd Vice Presidents (Welfare & Social): Kathy Kumagai and Cathy Mikuni
3rd Vice Presidents (Hospitality): Linda Ito and Cathy Mikuni
Secretary: Cathy Mikuni
Treasurers: Judy Fujimoto and Lynne Ozawa
Historian/Publicity: Miki Meza
Fundraising Committee: Misako Morihiro, Joanne Yamahata + Treasurers
Toban 1: Judy Fujimoto and Jeanne Ideno
Toban 2: Linda Ito and Corky Ishikawa
Toban 3: Dona Mitoma, Jane Utsumi and Hatsumi Kitani
*Kathy Kumagai 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.
Father's Day Chirashi Sale - Pre-Orders only
Chirashi will be sold for $6.00. We will only make a limited amount, so make sure to pre-order your chirashi so you don't have to make any for Father's Day. They are sold in individual boxes, or you can bring us a plate and we will make it look like you made it yourself.
June 1 - BWA will host the Pasadena Nikkei Seniors
June 8 - So District Conference at Nishi Honganji
June 16 - Father's Day Chirashi Fundraiser