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Salinas BWA News for April 2018

1.  We are still looking for a volunteer to be President from Oct.to Dec. 2018. Kahori Kuramura is our President from April to June, 2018.  
2. The CD BWL Conference was held on March 17, 2018 in Mt. View. Rev. Candice Shibata of the Florin Buddhist Church was the English keynote speaker and Rev. Yushi Mukojima of the Mountain View Buddhist Temple was the Japanese speaker. The theme of the conference was “May All Beings Be Happy and Well”.  Rev. Shibata shared some personal experiences and reminded everyone to have compassion for others but also have compassion for yourself and one of her examples was to take good care of your health. The workshops we attended were very fun and appropriate for the theme of the conference.  BWA member had their choice of attending two workshops from line dancing, making ID bracelets or Taiso. Rev. Fujita and the following members attended the conference:  June Aoki, Carol Cisneros, Hisako Dairokuno, Masako Hirai, Yasuyo Kikuchi, Kahori Kuramura, Fukiko Nishio, Akiko Onitsuka, Kumi Tashiro, Cynthia Tsukamoto, Kiyoko Uchida, Bonnie Yokota and Irene Yonemitsu. They all enjoyed the conference very much.    
3. Salinas hosts the Tri-Temple Hanamatsuri Service on Sunday, April 22, 2018.  Rev. Henry Adams of the San Mateo Buddhist Temple is our guest speaker.  Bishop Kodo Umezu and Mrs. Umezu will be our special guests.  Rev. Adams will also lead a lecture on Buddhism on Saturday afternoon, April 21st from 2-4 p.m.  We encourage all BWA members to attend this special lecture on Saturday and our Sunday Hanamatsuri service.  We are responsible for the hanamido and lunch. Toban 1 is in charge of the luncheon.  Carol Cisneros and Irene Yonemitsu are co-chairs of the luncheon.   
4. Salinas BWA will have an artifacts sale at the Asian Festival on Saturday, April 28th.  Also, the Salinas Kendo Dojo is having a ramen sale and members have been given tickets to sell. Cynthia Tsukamoto is chairperson of the Artifact sale.  If you want to donate to this sale, please bring your artifacts to the temple on Friday, April 13, 2018.  Kahori Kuramura is in charge of making daifuku manju.  We will be contacting BWA and BTS members to help make manju and/or to help with the artifact sale.   
5. This is a reminder to please pay your 2018 SBWA dues. The dues are $15.00 and payable to SBWA.  Please bring your check to June Aoki or mail your payment to the temple. Thank you.   
6. April SBWA meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 15, 2018 after the BTS Shotsuki service at 10:00 a.m.  
4月28日(土)午前11時から午後4時まで アジア祭りが開催されます。剣道クラブがラーメンセールをしますので婦人会は工芸品蚤の市を塚本シンシアさんがチェアーで行います。倉村かほりさんがチェアーで大福を金曜日に作って当日即売いたします。ご協力お願いいたします。