Past Event Reports

We Danced to the Tune in June!
(Saturday, June 3)

Joanie Martinez

You may or may not have noticed a difference in our song selections at our last Oldies on June 3, our 57th dance fundraiser. Over the 20 years, many of our dancers’ preferences have been gradually changing. We still retain those great Oldies songs from the 60’s – 70’s (and beyond) that we can free style rock out to. However, at this dance, I also sent our DJ Steve Kikuchi, a broader variety of social and ballroom dance tunes that dancers could fox trot to, hustle (slightly slower disco), do west coast swing, east coast swing, nite club 2-step, and waltz to, besides our popular cha cha music. This was because of feedback I had received from prior recent dances.

There were also plenty of line dances that are becoming so popular now. A number of people take dance lessons, and really do appreciate us integrating these dance tunes into our normal line up. Because Obon is around the corner, we also enjoy getting into the spirit with Obon line dancing to contemporary music at our June Oldies. People had a great time dancing to the tunes in June!

We are grateful that we’ve had the support of many groups of friends who have continued to come to our dances to allow us to experience the success it has been. They continue to come support because they enjoy what we offer.  

Thank you goes to all the WCBT members who helped set things up, sold tickets, offered donation raffle prizes, door prize contributions, and donations for our popular bar. Thank you to Dick & Hisako for feeding us, too!   And of course, appreciation goes to Frank & Richard for keeping our finances straight.

Our Sangha is small but very mighty, warm, and giving. These successful dance fundraisers are a result of all the working together and enjoying our teamwork.


2017 WCBT Golf Classic Make an Ace (May 5, 2017)

Dr. Roy Takemura

The weather could not have been more perfect for the 2017 WCBT Golf Classic, held at the Industry Hills Golf Resort on the “Babe” Zaharias course. A field of 71 golfers participated in the scramble format and had the opportunity to show their skills in the putting contest prior to the start of the tournament.

Immediately following the tournament everyone gathered to the Cherry Hill Room for the awards dinner and raffle.

The low gross winning team. Congratulations!

The Golf Classic was a tremendous success and it could not have been possible without the support of the Sangha and friends of WCBT. Thank you to all the golfers for taking time away from their personal busy schedules to participate in the tournament. To all the people who donated raffle prizes and or items for the player’s goodie bag, and to our generous sponsors a big heartfelt thank you.

The backbone of this event of course is the golf tournament committee and a mere thank you is really not enough for all the hard work these individuals put in to see that this event is a big success.  To all our committee members a big hug, a pat on the back, a hardy handshake and a thank you for making our Golf Classic an ACE!

WCBT Fun Day & Family Reunion (April 30, 2017)

Our first “Fun Day & Family Reunion” was successfully held on Sunday, April 30th, immediately following the Sunday Service. A little over 50 people gathered together and enjoyed fun games, potluck lunch and good times.  It was so nice to see some members who used to be very active at Jr. YBA and now brought their children.

You can enjoy photos of this event in the May issue of our newsletter “Gateway.”