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Temple President's March 2017 Message

Hello Salinas Buddhist Temple Members, this is this month’s updates from your Temple President. I am looking forward to attending the annual National Council Meeting in San Jose at the end of this month. Larry Hirahara, Reverend Fujita and I will be representing the Temple and we have the voting right for our Temple for the issues that come up for votes during the National Council Meeting. I will report back in next month’s newsletter on the items that the Council voted on during the meeting. The chairman of the National Council meeting would like to invite Salinas Temple members to the annual banquet, which will be held on Saturday night on March 4th at Marriott Hotel in San Jose. Tickets are $100 per seat, please email or call me if anyone would like to attend the event. Also on Sunday March 5th at 10 AM, the National Council meeting is having Eitakiyo Service at the San Jose Buddhist Temple Betsuin.

Other important news is that we will be having Tri Temple services and luncheon after the service. The first one will be the Hanamatsuri Service on April 9th at the Monterey Buddhist Temple at 10 AM. On May 20th the Goutanye Service will be held at Watsonville Buddhist Temple. Finally on August 20th we will be hosting the Shonin Memorial Service with Dr. Ken Tanaka as our guest speaker. Members of the Temple will be offering car pool services for people who feel that they can’t drive to Monterey or Watsonville for the two out of town service.  Please plan to attend these three services, as each service will have great guest speakers. It will be especially good if Dharma School kids can attend, because they will be treated to a special “Dharma Talk” for the kids. 

If any Temple members have good ideas on how to make the Temple better, please let me know so that we can talk about them at the Temple board of directors meetings.


Gary Tanimura