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Salinas BWA News for July 2018

We are still looking for a volunteer to be President from October to December 2018. If you can help us, please notify our current President, Irene Yonemitsu.

Thank you to everyone who supported our annual BWA Food Sale on June 3. It takes many, many BWA, BTS members and friends to host a successful food sale. We would like to thank all the men and young men who came and helped on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A special thank you to Herb Wong for chairing the barbequing and getting all the guys to cook, especially from 3:00am. Many thanks to: Mark Amiya, Ken Dairokuno, Isao Eitoku, Robert Gatanaga, Kaneaki Hagihara, Larry Hirahara, John Hirasuna, Mitsumori Kuramura, Tatsumitsu Kuramura, Tsugu Kuramura, Glenn Minami, Neil Miyazaki, Davis Onitsuka, Alan Takemura, Gary Tanimura, Larry Tokiwa, Gene Tsukamoto, Neil Uota, Mark Yamaguchi, Tsutomu Yamashita, Ron Yokota, Kenji Yonemitsu, Don Yoshimura, Rev. Yugo Fujita and chair Herb Wong. A very special thank you to our young men: Brandon Onitsuka and Bryce Uota for starting at an early age to help the BWA. We thank Temple members Mitsuko Gatanaga, Machiko Miyanaga and Fran Schwamm for all their help.

A big thank you to all of you who baked delicious pastries for the sale or who gave a monetary donation for the bake sale: Pastries -  June Aoki, Carol Cisneros, Hisako Dairokuno,  Mitsuko Hagihara , Masako Hirai, Lillian Kawahira, Kahori Kuramura, Kazue Kuramura, Yoriko Kuramura, Yoshiko Kuramura, Kayoko Kyutoku, Kazuko Miyanaga Linda Iwamoto Miyazaki, Tamiko Oishi, Fran Schwamm,  Jan Tokiwa,  Cynthia Tsukamoto, Kiyoko Uchida, Noriko Uchida, Noriko, Yamaguchi, Helen Yamashita, Mariko Yamashita, Noriko Yamashita, Setsuyo Yamashita, Bonnie Yokota, Fusako Yonemitsu, Irene Yonemitsu .  Monetary donations -  Chieko Eitoku,  Misako Kamimura,  Yasuyo Kikuchi, Fukiko Nishio, KayMorishita, Judy Otsuka, Joni Yamaguchi.

Thank you for the donations for the Produce sales: Glen Noma (4 flats strawberries), Larry Hirahara (10 flats blueberries), Akiko Onitsuka (2 boxes daikon, 4 boxes Japanese cucumbers, 2 containers of alstroemeria flowers). Tanimura and Antle for: iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, napa cabbage, asparagus, Artisan lettuce, parsley, celery, artichokes, green onions.

Thank you to all the BTS, BWA members and friends who attended our Lady Kujo Memorial service on June 10. Thank you, Rev. Fujita, for enlightening Dharma talks, accompanist Kahori Kuramura and chairperson Jan Tokiwa. Thank you to the following members for their donations: Yoshito/Tomi Matsuno and Curtis/Janet Louie families (onaijin flowers), Mitsuko Higashi, Koichiro/Ekiko Yonemitsu (fruit osonae), George/Lynne Gatanaga (onaijin sweets), Mark/Joni Yamaguchi, Tsutomu/Rieko Dairokuno, Ryoji/Akiko Onitsuka, Kenji/Tamiko Oishi, Fumiko Onitsuka (otoki refreshments)            

After the service, we went for lunch at the Club at the Crazy Horse Ranch. As usual we all had a delicious lunch. Thank you, June and Mel Aoki.

The BCAFBWA conference will be held September 14-16, 2018 at the Marriott Hotel, Visalia CA. It is hosted by Central California District. Please see conference poster. Japanese guest speaker will be Rev. Ryuta Furumoto (Senshin sensei), English guest speaker Rev. Bob Oshita. They will also have a workshop for the Japanese speaking members. Please sign up and support this conference.

Obon is a month away and we are busy making preparations, disinfecting refrigerators and freezers, making lumpia, making oboro ebi, and making anpan, etc. 

Obon schedule should be going out at the beginning of July, please check the Obon schedule and see if I need to change booth/shift assignments and let me know as soon as possible.

We will be making kuri manju on Sunday July 15 from 9:00am. Please come and help us.

7月婦人会ニュース 

婦人会ではまだ10月から12月の婦人会会長を探しています。どうかご協力ください。 

婦人会フードセ-ルは6月3日に無事に終わりました。仏教会と婦人会のお手伝いくださいました方には御礼申し上げます。特に朝の3時からバーベキューの準備をしてくださったワング・ハーブさんたち男性仏教会メンバーや青年の方にお礼申し上げます。婦人会ではない女性の方にもお礼申し上げます。お名前は英語の欄をご覧ください。

ケーキ類を持ってきていただいた方やご寄附をいただいた方のお名前も英語の欄をご覧ください。有難うございました。お野菜や果物やお花をいただいた方もお名前を英語の欄に載せさせていただいています。皆様のご協力に大変感謝いたします。有難うございました。 

6月10日(日)は九条武子夫人追悼法要と6月祥月法要が婦人会主催で厳修されました。お話は藤田裕豪先生、チェアーは常盤ジャンさん、オルガンは倉村かほりさんでした。内陣のお花は松野夫妻とルーイ夫妻から、お供えは東ミッチーさんと米満考一郎夫妻と潟永ジョージ夫妻から頂きました。お茶菓子をお持ちくださったのは山口マーク夫妻、大六野勉夫妻、鬼塚良二夫妻、大石健司夫妻と鬼塚文子さんでした。有難うございました。法要の日クレージーホースランチにて昼食をいただきました。お世話くださった青木メルとジュン夫妻に感謝いたします。

全米仏教婦人会大会が9月14―16日にバイセリアのマリオットで開催されます。日本語のお講師は洗心仏教会の古本りゅうた先生、英語は大下ボブ先生です。ワークショップは日本語と英語のがありますので是非参加してください。

お盆が近づいて来ました。いろいろは準備が進んでいます。スケジュールも7月初めに配られます。変更の希望がある場合は速やかにキャロルにご連絡ください。よろしくお願いいたします。

栗饅頭つくりはは7月15日(日)午前9時からです。ご協力お願いいたします。