BWA News March 2024

At Tante’s Restaurant on February 11th, the BWA came alive with vibrant energy during our General Membership Meeting and Sokai. Members reveled in a delightful lunch, engaged in a lively gift exchange, and warmly welcomed Wendy Choi, our newest member. Applause filled the air for those achieving a remarkable 100% meeting attendance in 2023, with a special tribute to Reverend and Minae Murakami, our dedicated BWA advisors. The excitement doesn’t end there—let’s keep the momentum going!

Scholarship Alert! Attention BWA members with high school seniors graduating in 2024—the BWA Scholarship Committee is accepting applications. Reach out to Kyla Manley or Tamara Manley for all the details and open doors to new opportunities!

Save the date for the Maui United BWA 2024 Spring Assembly on March 16th at the Makawao Buddhist Temple. From 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., immerse yourself in the Assembly’s camaraderie, connecting with fellow BWA members across Maui County. Transportation? We’ve got you covered with bus services for attendees. Join us for a memorable day of unity and a scrumptious lunch.

And a collective “Happy Birthday” shout-out to our March-born members—Irene Arakaki, Gwen Hiraga, Mari Ann Kato, Bette Nomura, Nancy Shimoda, and June Toma Rose. May your birthdays be as bright and cheerful as the community we share

Cubed Okinawa Sweet Potato Mochi courtesy of Gail Iwamoto-Hamai

2 cups Okinawan Sweet Potato
1 box Mochiko
1 cup flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 cup sugar
1¾ cup water pinch of salt

Boil or steam potatoes, cool, cut into ½-inch cubes. Mix together all other ingredients, add water and stir. Add potatoes and mix well. Drop by spoonful or make patties and fry in hot oil.
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