Lihu‘e Hongwanji Women’s Association

Mask  Project

LHWA took on a wonderful project to make 400 masks for Wilcox Elementary School, for use by Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grade students.  Carolyn Yamasaki spearheaded this project with many volunteers involved in the measuring, cutting and sewing of the masks over a period of 4 days.  It was a wonderful example of the interdependence of the many helpers focused on one project to help our local students stay safe and healthy as they begin their new school year.  The masks were presented to Principal Cory Nakamura at Wilcox School on July 9th.  You may have noticed a front page article and pictures in The Garden Island newspaper on July 10.  We are proud of LHWA and the many volunteers for their hard work. Thank you especially to Carolyn Yamasaki for taking on this task.

The volunteers who help with the Mask Project are listed below:

 Paula Alquiza  (guest volunteer), Ann Coyle, Arlene Fujikawa, Helen Fujimoto, Gladys Fujiuchi, Elaine Fukushima, Diane Fukuyama, Shirley Hashimoto, Avis Hirahara, Alice Inouye, Hiroko Kurashige, Lynne Matsumura, Lynette Mizuo, Dennis Muffly, Janet Niitani, Karen Nishimoto, Marian Ogata, Caroline Ozaki, Gail Shibuya, Rina Takabayashi  (guest volunteer), Yoko Takabayashi, Betsy Uyematsu,  Carol Valentine, Helen Yamaguchi, Morton Yamasaki, Carolyn Yamasaki

 

 

Scarf design possibility proposed for Hawaii BWA.

Seeking Delegates for the

Student Exchange Program To Japan

July-August 2021

 

 

What: BWA Student Exchange Program to Japan
When: Late July to early August 2021 (14 days)
Who: Two Hawaii women, ages 17–23 years old
Why: Be exposed to Buddhist and Asian culture;             Be a missionary of good will

 

1.Obtain applications from temple offices or at www.hawaiibwa.org, search for “Student Exchange” (or see below for the application)

2.  Submit completed application to:                         
Student Exchange Committee Chairperson
Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawaii
Federation of Buddhist Women’s Associations
1727 Pali Highway Honolulu, HI 96813    

 

3.   Applications must be received no later than September 30, 2020                            If you have any questions, call 808-522-9200 or contact a BWA member.

 

HONPA HONGWANJI MISSION OF HAWAII

HAWAII FEDERATION OF BUDDHIST WOMEN’S ASSOCIATIONS

1727 Pali Highway, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813

 

APPLICATION FOR STUDENT EXCHANGE TO JAPAN

 

                                                                                                            Date_______________

Name_________________________________________

 

Address_______________________________________      Home Phone_______________

          

              _______________________________________      Cell phone_________________

 

            e-mail address ________________________________________________________

 

Age________  Date of Birth ___________________  Birthplace ______________________

 

 

Name and Address of Parent or Guardian:

____________________________________________________________________________

 

 

email address_________________________________ Phone # ____________________

 

Temple Affiliation:

 

Applicant’s Minister, email and phone contact.

 

________________________________________________________________________

 

Educational Background

 

            High School attending/ed ________________________________________________

 

            Grade Completed or Graduation date _________________________________

 

            Higher Education (name of school) ___________________________________

 

            Number of years attended or degree __________________________________

 

List Foreign Languages:

 

            1. _______________________________ Some knowledge_____ Conversant___

 

            2.  _______________________________Some knowledge_____  Conversant ___

 

 

 

 

 

Religious Background

 

Dharma School (name and number of years attended) ______________________________________

 

Other Affiliated Organizations:
                                                                                                                      

 

LEADERSHIP ACTIVITIES:  Assumes leadership positions and expresses thoughts well and clearly. List and describe the nature and length of your participation including dates of offices ad chairmanships held.  1) Temple affiliated activities – Dharma School, teacher/assistant, Jr. YBA, YESS Camp; 2) High School, College, and Community activities (student government, service clubs, Girl Scouts, sports teams, music groups, emergency relief projects, food drives, etc.)

 

 

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE   List paid and/or volunteer jobs

 

 

 

HEALTH:

Excellent ________       Good _______            Fair _______________

                       

Any allergies, diet or physical limitations___________________________

Explain:

 

 

ESSAY  - This will reflect who you are and your aspirations

           

Applicant is required to submit a three page, double-spaced, typewritten essay of no more than 800 words.  Applicant should describe herself and what it means to her to be a Shin Buddhist.  The essay should also include what she hopes to gain from this trip and how she believes she can apply this to her life and her involvement in Buddhist Women’s activities in the future.   

 

PHOTOGRAPH

Scan and submit copies of your passport information.

Also scan your passport-size photo to submit with this application.  

 

Applications must be submitted via email by September 30, 2020  to Karen Kikukawa, Student Exchange Chairperson, at karenkikukawa@gmail.com.

 

The applications will be reviewed by the BWA Student Exchange Committee.

Selections will be made after each applicant has been interviewed.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Two recommendations must be submitted with this application from persons who have known you within the Temple:  a minister and a lay person

 

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                                    (Revised: 2/7/20)

RECOMMENDATION (#1) FOR THE BWA STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 

 

Name of applicant: ________________________________________________

 

Name of Reference: _______________________________________________

 

Title: ___________________________________________________________

 

Address _________________________________________________________

            __________________________________________________________

            __________________________________________________________

 

1.  I know the applicant (circle):         very well     moderately well     only slightly

 

2.  How you know the applicant? (circle):   student in temple class     member in temple group

                                                                                                 

Other ___________________________________________________________

 

 

 

3.  Active Participation in (circle):

Dharma School                                   Yes             No

Jr. YBA                                               Yes             No

Sr. YBA                                              Yes             No

Youth Groups (Girl Scouts, etc.)        Yes             No

 

4.  Ability to advance Buddhist movement (circle)                Outstanding       Adequate

 

5.  Emotional and social development (circle):                       Mature               Sufficient

 

6.  Additional comments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________  ______________________________     _______

Signature                                                       Phone/email                                                             Date

 

                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                rev. 2/7/20

RECOMMENDATION (#2) FOR THE STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

 

Name of applicant: ________________________________________________

 

Name of Reference: _______________________________________________

 

Title: ___________________________________________________________

 

Address _________________________________________________________

            __________________________________________________________

            __________________________________________________________

 

1.  I know the applicant (circle):         very well     moderately well     only slightly

 

2.  How you know the applicant? (circle):    student in temple class     member in temple group

                                                                                                 

Other ___________________________________________________________

 

3.  Active Participation in (circle):

Dharma School                                   Yes             No

Jr. YBA                                               Yes             No

Sr. YBA                                              Yes            No

Youth Groups (Girl Scouts, etc.)        Yes            No

 

4.  Ability to advance Buddhist movement (circle)                Outstanding       Adequate

 

5.  Emotional and social development (circle):                       Mature               Sufficient

 

6.  Additional comments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

__________________________________  ______________________________     _______

 

Signature                                                       Phone/email                                                             Date                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             rev. 2/7/20

Beginning of the Year Fun Activity

Kauai United Hongwanji Buddhist Women's Association

Fall Conference and General Membership Meeting

Sunday October 27, 2019

Please check on the Kauai Government website for updates on Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Kauai.

http://www.kauai.gov/COVID-19

Please check on the Honpa Hongwanji website for COVID-19 information.

https://hongwanjihawaii.com/blog/2020/03/13/covid19/