Housekeeping

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K. Ken Fujimoto

Item #1 – One of our major concerns is the safety and welfare of our members and others who come to our temple.  It was recently learned that the Dharma School Parents Organization (DSPO) has been having difficulty finding parents able to assist in the cross guard duties.  They are also having problems finding people to bring refreshments, but they, rightfully, feel that the cross guard duties are more important than snacks after class so have been focusing ...

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Hope from despair

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G Sakamoto

I think I spend too much time reading the news. The Merc, CNN, ABC, NBC, Reuters. KQED, NPR, Huffington, BBC, CNET. I tend to read liberal. Sometimes I’ll read a long article from Washington Post or The Atlantic or New York Times. Its only occasionally because I’m too cheap to subscribe, although I do stay with ads until they finish. Unfortunately, I’m the news consumer who’s going to ruin real news reporters.

With news from the web, I select what ...

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Generations campaign update November 2016

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We need your help and let’s retire the debt together!!! Mind the Gap!

2 months and counting and need to raise ~$380K so we can enter into 2017 with no debt.  September and October have been really slow months and have only raised $30K/month vs the $100k/month target.  The clock is ticking and need the Sangha’s help so we can enter into 2017 with no debt and get the ball rolling on Phase II or the Education/Lotus bldg. project.

Thanks to those ...

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Annex Renovation Update September 2016

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I wanted to take this opportunity to Thank everyone for all your help and support. Specifically the Infrastructure committee made up of: Rev Sakamoto, Steve Onishi, Mary Sasaki and Janice Doi, the Temple Board for courageously approving the funding for this project and the office staff for being very patience with me and the fast paced demands of construction projects.

I’d also like to Thank Jimi and George Yamauchi, George Hanada, Bob Terasaki and Greg Aso for their help to unravel ...

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Reflections on the Olympics

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K. Ken Fujimoto

Every four years, the Summer Olympic Games are held. This causes problems on many levels for me. On one level, I do not think the problem is any different than it is for many of you. Depending on where the games are being held and what event is taking place, we find ourselves lacking sleep since we stay up late watching events. This is compounded for ministers at ...

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President’s article for September, 2016

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Have you heard about the Betsuin’s “Mind the Gap” drive? Here’s what that means. We have a gap between how much money you and other supporters have thus far generously donated for Generations Phase 1 (the annex seismic retrofit and remodeling) and the $5.4 million project pricetag. Because we have to pay the final construction bills this month, we will be using part of the line of credit from Union Bank temporarily to fill the ...

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