Project Dana September 2013
Honpa Hongwanji Hilo Betsuin held their annual Keirokai on September 29 honoring senior members who were born prior and including 1936. Keirokai is an assembly of people to respect the elderly.
This gathering was a day of fellowship in the Dharma. In attendance were 21 clients and 26 volunteers.
The service was conducted by Rimban Jeffrey Soga with Ms. Katelyn Shirai and Jennifer Taniguchi. Emcee’s for the program were Mrs. Jan Ching and Mrs. Lori Tanaka. There was recognition of Keirosha by age, and drawing of gift certificates for 90 and older.
After words of thanksgiving by Rimban Soga, a delicious luncheon was served. Lunch was prepared by the Buddhist Women’s Association.
Following lunch we were entertained by the HHHB Choir, harmonica solos by Richard Okano and a hip hop dance number by Siera Ochi. There was a group participation activity led by Zumba instructor Leslie Waters and HHHB Zumba Gold students.