Wednesday
Nov052014

November 2014 White Path Message from BWA

Salinas Buddhist Women’s Association November 2014 Newsletter message

Sept. 29th, Temple Tri-tip BBQ  fundraiser: The following BWA members helped make the fundraiser a success:  Carol Cisneros, Lillian Kawahira, Irene Yonemitsu, Kahori Kuramura, Kay Morishita, Tamiko Oishi, Bonnie Yokota and Helen Yamashita. Thank you to all the BWA ladies who took time to bake special pastries and gave monetary donations.

October 10-12: The following BWA members attended the FBWA Conference in Irvine Ca., June Aoki, Linda Iwamoto (representing Salinas BWA at the delegates meeting on Friday), Sachi Kawahira, Meiko Keating , Yasuyo Kikuchi and Kiyoko Uchida. BWA paid for the members registrations along with Rev. and Mrs. Fujikawa.

October 17, Irene Yonemitsu, Kahori Kuramura and Rev. Fujikawa attended the CD BWL
meeting in Watsonville. Salinas BWA will be the 2015 CDBWL Cabinet.  We will need to fill the Cabinet positions by January 2015. We will host the CDBWL Conference in 2016. CDBWL Conference is tentatively set for Thursday Feb. 12, 2015 in San Jose.

Saturday Oct. 18, the following BWA members helped make the daifuku for Keirokai and for the osonae: June Aoki, Carol Cisneros, Irene Yonemitsu, Helen Yamashita, Makiko Kurano,Kiyoko Uchida, Fukiko Nishio and Tomiko Kamimura. Also the following members helped make the table arrangements and corsages and boutonnieres,  Kumi Tashiro and Tamiko Oishi.  Thank you to Kahori Kuramura and Fumiko Yonemitsu for cleaning the gym bathrooms.

Keirokai: Sunday, Oct. 19:  BWA Toban groups 3 & 4, chairs Fumiko Yonemitsu and Yoshiko Shioya and the toban members helped with the potluck luncheon for the Seniors. Thank you chairs and toban ladies and other helpers for making the 2014 Keirokai a success.

A special  thank you goes out to Mrs. Fujikawa for spear heading the ”neko” craft fundraiser project. Among the ladies who sewed the nekos were the following BWA  members:  Makiko Kurano, Kayoko Kyutoku, Fukiko Nishio, Kiyoko Uchida,  Fumiko Yonemitsu.  All the supplies used make the nekos were donated by the ladies. The nekos were gifted to the Seniors at the luncheon. 

Reminders:
Nov. 2 is the annual BWA Memorial Service 
Nov. 9  Temple Udon Fundraisers. Tea Tobans 1 and 2 will work the kitchen.
Chairs are Kimi Yoshimura (gr. 1) and June Aoki (gr 2)
BWA members please come and support these activities.

Respectfully submitted
Tamiko Oishi
11月婦人会ニュース

9月29日の仏教会トライチップBBQフードセールは成功のうちに終わりました。婦人会の方でお手伝いくださった方のお名前は英語の欄をご参照ください。ペーストリー類をお持ちくださった方とご寄附くださいました方ありがとうございました。

10月10日から12日まで全米婦人会大会が加州アーバインでありました。サリナスの代表者は岩本リンダさんと青木ジュンさんでした。不二川先生ご夫妻と4名のメンバーが出席しました。お名前は英語の欄です。

9月17日ワトソンビルで行われた沿岸地区婦人会会議に米満アイリーンさんと倉村かほりさんが出席されました。2015年の沿岸婦人会連盟はサリナスが役員をします。そして2016年の3月頃に沿岸仏婦大会を主催する予定です。2014年の沿岸仏婦大会はサンノセ別院にて2月12日の予定です。

10月18日(土)婦人会では敬老会のための大福餅を作りテーブルの飾りつけとコサージュを作りました。ジムの洗面所エリアの掃除もしました。お名前は英語の欄をご参照ください。

10月19日の敬老会はお茶当番ブループ3(チェアー:米満文子さん)とグループ4(チェアー:塩屋良子さん)がお手伝いくださいました。ありがとうございました。またその他に敬老会が成功するようにお手伝いくださった方にもお礼申し上げんす。

猫のクラフトを作っている婦人会メンバーの方にお礼申し上げます。今回敬老の方々へのお土産として使わせてだきました。お名前は英語欄です。たいへんありがとうございました。

11月2日婦人会先亡者追悼法要と11月9日は仏教会うどん昼食。お忘れになりませんように。

サリナス仏教婦人会会長
大石民子
Thursday
May302013

BWA Food Sale, Sunday June 2, 2013

The Salinas Buddhist Womens Association is holding their annual Food Sale this Sunday, June 2, 2013. Pick up time is from 10 AM to 1 PM.

Wednesday
Aug222012

Saturday
Jun162012

Lady Takeko Kujo Memorial (Kisaragiki) & June Shotsuki Service (sponsored by Salinas Buddhist Women's Association)

June 17, 2012, 10 AM

Guest speaker Rev. Zuikei Taniguchi of Alameda Buddhist Temple

Lady Takeko Kujo, 九条武子夫人, (1887-1928) was the founder of the Buddhist Women’s Association. Lady Kujo was the daughter of Myonyo Koshon Ohtani (1850-1903), who was the 21st Monshu. (The Monshu is the Spiritual Leader and Head of Hongwanji, and is a direct descendent of Shinran Shonin.) Lady Kujo is best known for her humanitarian activities, particularly after the great Tokyo earthquake of 1923. She was instrumental in the construction of the Asoka Hospital in its aftermath. Through the establishment of the Buddhist Women’s Association, she sought to redefine the role of women in temple life. She also wrote numerous poems and gathas that expressed her deep appreciation of the Nembutsu teaching.

The June monthly memorial service is a service honoring family and friends who passed away in the month of June.

Wednesday
Apr112012

Salinas BWA Food Sale, June 3, 2012

This is an opportunity to enjoy great Japanese Food while also supporting the temple ladies who work so hard for the temple and the community. Please place your orders and then come out on June 3 to buy fresh vegetables and flowers while picking up your order!