April 2016
President's Message
By LuAnn Lee, Board President
President's Message                       
     I would like to start off by saying thank you to my brother Glenn Torio for serving as
President the past few years. He did a great job representing the temple and I hope to do
the same. Lucky for the temple, he has taken on a few new committees and will continue
in many leadership positions.
     On March 4-6, I attended the National Council Meeting in Visalia with Rev. Dr. Kenji
Akahoshi and Ralph Honda. It was hosted by the Central District held at the Visalia
Marriott Hotel and Convention Center. The theme was Cultivating the Buddha Dharma.
We en-joyed many local fruits throughout the conference.
     I attended a President’s breakfast and informative workshops, listened to five new
ministers at the Dharmathon, and enjoyed a nice banquet. On Sunday, we attended the
Eitaikyo Service at the Visalia Temple. It was nice to see some familiar faces like Mukoji-ma
Sensei, Steven Terusaki and Vista members. I also met new people from throughout the
United States, Canada and Hawaii. The weekend events made me more aware of how
we are connected to the BCA and that they provide support to us even though we are
miles away.
     I would like to thank Ralph for driving me to the meeting and back safely. I am
extremely grateful for his calmness as the rental car he drove encountered a flat tire and
there was no spare tire. After he made a few phone calls, we had a 30 minute tow truck
ride to the Bakersfield Airport where we picked up a new rental. We made it back to
home in good time despite the “bump” in the road.
     I look forward to representing the Temple at future events and I hope to meet more of
you at Sunday Service or at one of our many events.

                                                                                                                                     In Gassho
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