This year seven young women from each of the five Uniteds applied for the 2017 BWA Student Exchange program to Japan. All were well qualified and displayed good leadership skills. We are proud to announce the two young women selected are Kiaria Nakamura of Hilo Betsuin and Brandi Yamamoto of Kapaa, Kauai. They will travel to Japan from July 11 – 22, 2017. The final selection by the SE Committee was determined using their written application, references and oral interviews, some via web ex. Congratulations!
Hawaii Buddhist Women’s Associations has a new Facebook page. Look for it on our website’s homepage. Click the “f” icon in the upper right portion of the screen. We welcome current articles, photos, news, events. Send information to the following for posting: Federation (Tamayo Matsumoto, Lois Toyama); Honolulu United (Lois Toyama); Kauai United (Rev. Tomo Hojo); Big Island United (K.T. Cannon-Eger)