Pasadena Buddhist Women's Association (BWA)
The Pasadena BWA (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.
3..........BWA Meeting 8:30 am
9..........General Clean-up and Omigaki (Adornment cleaning), followed by pot luck lunch, 9 am - noon
11.........Deadline to order Oseibo Kamaboko and Tuna Sashimi
12.........Dine-out at Domenico's, 11- 9
17........Oseibo, BWA prepares Otoki (refreshments), 8 am
31........Joya-E (Year-End service), 6 pm
Pasadena 2017 BWA CABINET
President: Lynne Ozawa
1st Vice Presidents (Religious): Yukie Okazaki and Dona Mitoma
2nd Vice President: Kathy Kumagai
3rd Vice President (Hospitality): Cathy Mikuni
4th Vice President (Social Welfare): Yukie Okazaki
Secretary: Jane Utsumi
Treasurers: Lynne Ozawa
Other Board Members:
Historian/Publicity: Jane Utsumi
Fundraising: Janice Shue + Treasurers
Toban 1: Jeanne Ideno
Toban 2: Linda Ito and Corky Ishikawa
Toban 3: Jane Utsumi and June Chin
*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.