The Board of Director members re-elected/newly elected at the General
Meeting in January were introduced to the congregation at the Ohigan Service in
March. The Board Members who will serve on the Board for the next two years are:
Dwight Fujii, Ray Haynes, Lance Kawakami, Brian Kimura, Ellen Nagamine, Miyoko Mura,
Hiroko Seki and Kaye Soo Hoo. Congratulatlions to all and we’ll see you at the monthly
Board meetings. They will be joining the remaining Board members: Carolyn Hashiba,
Osamu Matsushita, Howard Miyoshi, Midori Nakatani, Takeshi Oda, Georgene Salisbury
and Hiromi Yamashita. Their term will end in Janauary of 2010. Together the Board
of Directors will work hard to provide the leadership necessary to guide the temple
as (1) a spiritual site, (2) a place to sit for Zazen(meditation), (3) a learning
site for cultural activities and (4) an opportunity to be a part of the Japanese
The Board members are ready to listen to any suggestions and comments that
will improve the temple, so please feel free to talk to us at any time. We are here
to serve your needs. Once again, congratulations to everyone.
ZENSHUJI BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND EXECUTIVE OFFICERS FOR 2009
Thank you to 3 Board Members who have served their terms with dedication, hours
of service, wonderful ideas, and great expertise. We will miss you at the Board meetings
but look forward to your participation on various committees and events.
YOHKO FUKASE-D’ELARCO: She brought her business expertise to the Board meetings.
She provided us with ‘a view of the bigger picture’ that an executive sees on various
issues. Yohko is also a member of the Shakyo Group and is one of the
members we depend on to help us with the writing on the Darumas at the Setsubun Service.
Yohko will continue to help us as a member of the audit team and finance committee.
YOSHIMI SUSSAN: She brought her bilingual expertise and business skills to the
Board. She was Lang Sensei’s right hand on the Busshin staff. Thanks to her, she
translated Japanese articles for the English section and help at the Board meetings
to translate issues so that the Sansei members would have a better understanding.
Yoshimi is a member of the Shakyo Group and has assisted us with the writing on the
Darumas at the Setsubun Service.
JAMES MONARREZ: He was the Chairperson for the Carnival Committee, Gardening Club,
and Sakai Fund. He learned how to apply for the permits of the various events by
contacting the right city offices and knowing the people in charge. This requires
many hours of correspondence and appearances in the various offices. James has been
successful in securing the Mega Toys parking lot for our big events. James has pledged
to continue the responsibility of getting the various permits as needed and we thank
him for this service.
Once again, on behalf of the Board and Congregation, our sincerest appreciation
for your service and may we continue to work together on various committees and events.
Your participation and leadership will continue to be of great value and importance.
CONGRATULATIONS NEW BOARD MEMBERS
May & June Events 2009
MAY 1st - 3rd Japanese Temple Meeting at Tassajara
2nd Karaoke Night
12th Board Meeting 7:30pm
17th Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Mother’s Day & Father’s Day Luncheon
24th Dr. Kato’s Japanese Lecture
25th Memorial Day
JUNE 6th Rummage Sale
9th Board Meeting 7:30pm
21st Monthly Service & Memorial 11am
Fujinkai Meeting 10am
Daruma Club 12 Noon
Dr. Kato’s Japanese Lecture
28th Garden Cleaning
MOTHERS DAY & FATHERS DAY LUNCHEON
Once again we will be having a combined mothers day and fathers day Luncheon to be
held after the monthly service and memorial on May 17th at 12 noon. We look forward
to seeing many fathers and mothers!
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE SCHEDULE
SUNDAY MAY 24th GREEN HILLS 11:00 am
MONDAY MAY 25th EVERGREEN 9:30 am MUENTO
am NISSEI VETS
ROSE HILLS 9:00 am NISSEI
ROSEDALE 2:00 pm
ENGLEWOOD 2:00 pm
ZENSHUJI RUMMAGE SALE
SATURDAY JUNE 6TH 8AM-1PM IN ZENSHUJI SOCIAL HALL(downstairs)
Zenshuji will be having a special Rummage sale to benefit building improvements.
Please donate any unwanted items such as used clothing, furniture, books - anything!!!
Your donated unwanted items will help to improve the Temple facilities. Ongoing upkeep
and maintenance gets harder with the passing of so many years as things start to
wear out. With everyone’s help we can renew
our Temple step by step. Your unwanted items can go a long way to helping with this
effort. Please bring your unwanted items to Zenshuji by the end of May. You can come
by anytime or call 213-624-8658 to arrange a time to ensure someone is at the Temple
to accept. Thank you in advance for your thoughtful donation!