ABA News – January 2024

Sunday Services

NOVEMBER 5.  Thanks to Russ Nakano for chairing the Shotsuki Hoyo service on November 5 as well as organizing the Buddhist Reading with Shirley Matsumoto, Greeters, Mieko Nakano and Alice Ishida and Ambassadors Peter Matsumoto and Glenn Kitasoe.

NOVEMBER 12.  ABA chaired the November 12 Sunday Service with Russ Nakano organizing the program and chairing the service.  Assisting Russ were Sterling Makishima, Rich & Emi Mori and Bob Matsumoto.

Keiro Kai

ABA partnered with YABA to assist with the Keiro Kai Luncheon registration check in on Sunday, November 19, with the team of Shirley Matsumoto, Teri Hirota, Alec Matsumoto and Haley Sawamura.

Mochi Tsuki Lunch

Per a request from Zone 3 to bring a dessert, salad or snack for the Mochi Tsuki lunch, many ABA members responded to the ask that helped with the large turnout of volunteers this year.   A heartfelt thank you was expressed from Traci Inouye, one of the Mochi Tsuki chairs.

New ABA Members

A happy welcome to our newest ABA members, Linda & Bryan Nishimoto, Linda & Allen Sasaki and Sharon & Dwayne Okabayashi.  We have added 11 new members during 2023 and anticipate more additions in 2024!

ABA Cabinet

As the year 2023 comes to a close, I want to express my gratitude to the ABA team of cabinet members who contributed to keeping ABA active as a social organization that supports Temple activities, community service and just has fun!

The cabinet will remain intact for 2024 with the exception of the Treasurer, Don Fukuma who will be moving to Japan.  We wish Don the best and a lot of Japanese language classes!

Upcoming Activities

  • ABA New Year’s Dinner

Saturday, January 27, 2024 at 5:30 pm

China Stix Restaurant, Santa Clara

Contact Teri Hirota to sign up.
Deadline January 15

  • Golden State Warriors vs. Denver Nuggets

Sunday, February 25, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Chase Center, San Francisco

Contact Kathy Fujii


To Join ABA

If you are interested in joining ABA or have any questions, please contact Reiko Tsuchida (Membership Chairperson), Mieko Nakano (Assistant Membership Chairperson) or any ABA member.

Next Meeting

The next ABA is Friday, February 9, 7:30 pm (Hybrid)

Happy Holidays!


In Gassho,

Ken Nakano

ABA President