March 2016
President's Message
By Glenn Torio, Board President
President's Message                       
     We have been enjoying beautiful summer like weather as of late, let’s hope the El Nino
will continue to bring much needed rain to us between these nice San Diego days. Even
with the most recent storms, we are still in a drought situation. This is a concern of the Tem-
ple Eco Sangha Committee. This is a new up and coming committee that deals with all
aspects of ecology, such as using “green” food con-tainers at Temple events like bazaar
and recycling. Please look for and use the Temples recycle containers. As you know,
Buddhist are ecol-ogist and we are doing what we can to help our earth by recycling and
thinking “green”. The committee will be hosting an Earth Day Event April 17th after
service in the Annex, hope to see you all there!
     Though unable to attend, my thanks go out to all who attended the Temple General
Meeting on January 24. The Slate of candidates for the new Temple Board of Directors was
approved at that time. The February Board of Directors meeting is when the slate of
candidates is discussed, any other candidates are added to the slate and new execu-tive
Board is voted in. I am happy to announce the new Temple Presi-dent is Lu Ann Lee, 1st VP
(Ways and Means) Michael Kinoshita , 2nd VP (Activities) Glenn Torio, 3rd VP (Membership)
Bill Teague, Treasur-er: Akie Tomiyama, Recording Secretary: Nancy Martinez and Corre-
sponding Secretary: Karen Okuhara. In addition to the Executive Board, there are 13 other
Board members including three new mem-bers. The new Board was installed at the
Nirvana Day service, Febru-ary 14th. Please join me in congratulating the new Temple
Board Members and continue to give your tremendous support. I would like to take this
time to thank the Temple Board of Directors for keeping us heading forward onto bigger
and better things! Lastly I thank you the Sangha for continuous support and best wishes
for the future of Our Temple.
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