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Salinas BWA News for September 2017


Our heartfelt condolences to Mary and Grace Kawahira for the loss of their mother  Sachi Kawahira.  Our long time BWA member, Sachi passed away in July.


Thank you BWA ladies for all your hard work for the Obon on July 30th.  Thank you for the monetary pastry donations from :  Cynthia Tsukamoto, Fumi Urabe, Noriko Uchida, Chieko Eitoku, Fumiko Onitsuka, Fukiko Nishio, Mariko Yamashita and Noriko Yamashita. Thank you for all the pastries made and bought from:  Kahori Kuramura, Helen Yamashita, June Aoki, Valerie Onitsuka, Misako Kamimura, June Tanimura, Sachi Tanimura, Fran Schwamm, Bonnie Yokota, Fusako Yonemitsu, Akiko Onitsuka, Kay Morishita, Claudia Hirasuna, Linda Miyazaki, Carol Cisneros, Nancy Uota, Mitsuko Higashi, Tamiko Oishi, Machiko Miyanaga and Irene Yonemitsu.

Thank you to all the chair people and members who worked all week long to make this Obon a success. We are lucky to have such dedicated members who come and work long hours for the Temple Obon. Thank you!


Rennyo Shonin Memorial Service – Tri Temple Service August 20th.  Thank you Toban 1 for all your help: Kahori Kuramura, Irene Yonemitsu,  Carol Cisneros, Tamiko Oishi, Helen Yamashita and Bonnie Yokota for their excellent work. We had an excellent guest speaker, Rev. Dr. Ken Tanaka from Japan and formerly of Mtn. View speak on Saturday and on Sunday morning. His talk has been taped so it will be accessible for the members.


Some of the BWA members have been busy cleaning and setting up the new parsonage. Thank you to: Masako Hirai, Fukiko Nishio, Fumiko Yonemitsu, Atsuko Yamaguchi, Mitsuko Hagihara, Setsuyo Yamashita, Noriko Yamaguchi and Kahori Kuramura for cleaning the house after repairs, painting etc. were completed. Thank you to June Aoki, Helen Yamashita, Cynthia Tsukamoto and Machiko Miyanaga for lining all the kitchen, bathroom shelves. Thank you to June Aoki and Carol Cisneros for shopping for all the sundry items for the house and organizing the kitchen, bathrooms etc. for Sensei. We are still finalizing buying other items for the house and washing and cleaning linens etc. that will be used.


The FBWA Delegates meeting in Fresno on Oct. 13-14, 2017 will be represented by Tamiko Oishi, Irene Yonemitsu and Rev. Yugo Fujita for Salinas BWA.