MVBT YBA News – March 2023

YBA Spaghetti Dinner

This year’s Spaghetti Dinner took place on February 25.  We were delighted to return to the Temple for our fundraiser this year.  In addition to spaghetti, we also had BINGO and a 50/50 Raffle during the event.  This event wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work from this year’s Spaghetti Dinner Chairperson Allyson Itow, YBA members, and advisors.  Thank you for your hard work, dedication, and flexibility during these past few months.  The fundraiser supports YBA activities such as conferences and enables us to do our one quadrennial trip. 

Here is a message from Allyson:

Hello everyone, my name is Allyson Itow, this year’s Spaghetti Dinner Chair.  I would like to give a huge thanks to the Temple members and everyone who has supported our fundraiser for the past two months.  Your support helps our YBA go on trips, conferences, and do activities.  Additionally, I would like to thank all the YBA members, advisors, and parents who have worked very hard to make this fundraiser possible.  Thank you for all of your support and we hope to see everyone next year.

Coast District Conference

Our YBA, along with the San Jose and Salinas YBAs, are currently preparing for the CD Conference, which will be at the Mountain View Buddhist Temple on March 18.  We have many workshop leaders who are planning their workshops to run at the conference.  There will also be a dinner and dance at the Delta Hotels in Santa Clara.


In Gassho,

Jake Aquino

2022-2023 YBA President