June Board Bullets

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Betsuin Board Bullets

June 27, 2013 Betsuin Board of Directors Meeting

by Joyce Iwasaki 

The intent of the Betsuin Board Bullets is to highlight Board actions, decisions, special events and projects.  Please contact the Betsuin board officers, directors, or the ministers for more details on any item.

Due to a lack of a quorum, an official meeting was not called, but reports and presentations were made.

  • Event for Reverend Dr Kenji Akahoshi – Board Discussion

It was announced in the BCA Update # 797 (June 24, 2013) that Rev Dr Kenji Akahoshi is assigned to the San Diego Buddhist Temple beginning on August 01, 2013.

The Betsuin Appreciation/Farewell Event is set for Sunday, July 21, 2013 in the annex from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.

Organizations were asked to bring appetizers, finger foods, desserts and beverages.  Dharma School was asked to provide funds for paper goods.

The short preliminary program consists of:

Choral renditions from the Lotus Preschool students

Ukulele background music by Curtis Takahashi

Speeches by: Jeanne Nakano, Sumi Tanabe, Michael Stock, Janice Doi, Rinban Fujimoto, Rev Dr and Mrs Kenji Akahoshi

Anticipated attendees: 200 people

  • Insurance Report - Janice Doi

After the last Board meeting, Janice contacted Mary Jo Gleaves of J. Morey Company to increase the coverage on the two parsonages. Janice also requested more information on the adequate coverage we currently have.  We need more information in order to make a sound decision on increasing the coverage or leaving it the same.  Mary Jo agreed to contact Mitsui Marine for information.

  • Facilities Report – Steve Onishi

Steve Onishi and Janice Oda have been discussing the 6’x6’ signs located at the entry of the parking lots.  Henry Oda, Janice’s father, has been annually repainting and maintaining those signs. Janice Oda recommends that those signs be replaced by ones that do not require as much maintenance.  The initial replacement research will cost under $2500.  Should the estimates be over $2500, Steve will submit a motion for Board approval.

  • Board Recruitment and Development Committee – Joyce Iwasaki

Nomination of New Board Members

The Board Development Committee has been working on bringing 4- 5 recommendations for Board approval by the beginning on 2014.  The bylaws state that terms may begin at anytime during the year.

In a written report, the Development Committee recommends the nomination and election of Kevin Kitagawa to the Board with a start date of September 2013.  Further action will occur at a Board meeting with a quorum.

  • 2014 Giving Campaign- Roy Yamanouchi


Building our Sangha as Gratitude for the Buddha Dharma

The Fundraising Committee is on track according to the project timeline.

The Committee has been meeting 1 – 2 times per month.

One goal is to have the fundraising consultant in place by the end of July to begin with training Board members in the art of fundraising.

  • Renovation Project Booth at Obon – Board Discussion

Discussion focused on plans for the Renovation Project Booth during Obon:

Booth will be located on the lawn area in front of the hondo.

The purpose of the booth will be to introduce people to the concept of the renovation project.

The booth will contain informational material worthy of people’s time.

The booth will be designated with a banner:   Generations

Building our Sangha as Gratitude for the Buddha Dharma

Cody Anderson Wasney (CAW) Architects will be available in the booth at designated times during the event.