Event & Meeting Calendar

General Meetings

General Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month at the Buddhist Church of Oakland, 825 Jackson Street, Oakland, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. See the 2022 Calendar of Events below. Please note: During the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, general meetings are taking place virtually via Zoom until further notice (ongoing in early 2022).

If you have updates for the calendar, email them to ofsca1962@gmail.com.

All are welcome to attend! If you need assistance finding the meeting location on Zoom or at the church building, or have other questions, please contact Liane Scott at 510-482-5896 or email ofsca1962@gmail.com. (Please note we may not check email daily, so for day-of inquiries, it is best to call or text Liane directly.)

To receive the Zoom meeting link, email ofsca1962@gmail.com

2022 Events

Please note that due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, some scheduled events may not take place as planned. For the latest news and updates, become a member to receive email news, join a General Meeting (see above), or contact us at ofsca1962@gmail.com. To request the Zoom link to join a general meeting (all are welcome), contact us at ofsca1962@gmail.com.


  • January 18 - General Meeting (Held online via Zoom)

  • January - New Year’s Dinner - Buddhist Church of Oakland (cancelled for 2022 due to ongoing pandemic)

  • February 15 - General Meeting (Held online via Zoom)

  • March 5 - Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate (Gardens at Lake Merritt at Lakeside Park) – 10am-4pm

  • March 15 - General Meeting

  • March 20 - Oakland Running Festival water stop (25 volunteers needed)

  • March - Date TBA - ANA Spring Exchange – Fukuoka student in Oakland

  • April 17 - 53rd Cherry Blossom Festival parade - San Francisco

  • April 19 - General Meeting

  • April - Date TBA - ANA Spring Exchange – student in Fukuoka

  • May 17 - General Meeting

  • June 4 - Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate (Gardens at Lake Merritt at Lakeside Park) – 10am-4pm

  • June 18 - Bingo at Buddhist Church of Oakland (need volunteers for church bazaar)

  • June 21 - General Meeting

  • July 19 - General Board Meeting

  • July 29 - August 8 - Summer High School Exchange (Fukuoka students to Oakland)

  • August 16 - General Meeting

  • August 26-29 - OFSCA 60th anniversary events

  • September 3 - Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate (Gardens at Lake Merritt at Lakeside Park) – 10am-4pm

  • September 20 - General Meeting

  • October 1 - Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate (Gardens at Lake Merritt at Lakeside Park) – 10am-4pm

  • October 9 - 54th Otsukimi - Moon Viewing at Lakeside Park Garden Center, Oakland, near Lake Merritt

  • October 18 - General Meeting

  • November 15 - General Meeting

  • December 20 - General Meeting

  • December - Date TBA - OFSCA Holiday Party

ARE YOU NEW TO ZOOM?


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Otherwise, you will be prompted to download and install Zoom on your device when you click the "join meeting" website link. (The Zoom setup may take a few minutes to complete, so it is advisable to do this at least 10-15 minutes before the meeting start time, or even a day or two in advance.)


You can also join a test meeting anytime to familiarize yourself with Zoom and your computer or device's camera and microphone settings: https://zoom.us/test.


It is OK to join via audio only if you are not able to use video on your device!

2021 Events

  • Please note that due to the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic, some scheduled events may not take place as planned. For the latest news and updates, become a member to receive email news, join a General Meeting (see above), or contact us at ofsca1962@gmail.com.

January 19: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

January: New Year's Dinner (Cancelled due to pandemic)

February 16: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

February 22: OFSCA Fundraiser: Takeout Dinner with Holly's Mandarin Fine Chinese Cuisine (meal pickup)

March 6: Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate - 10-4

March: ANA Spring Exchange – Fukuoka student visits Oakland (Virtual Exchange in 2021)

March 16: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

March 16: OFSCA Fundraiser: A Culinary & Libation Journey through the East Bay featuring alaMar Kitchen & Bar/Sobre Mesa and Côte West Winery (Virtual event with mealkit pickup)

March: Oakland Running Festival – water stop - 25 volunteers needed (Cancelled due to pandemic)

April: ANA Spring Exchange - Oakland student visits Fukuoka (Virtual Exchange in 2021)

April 18: 53rd Annual Northern California Cherry Blossom Festival Parade- San Francisco (Cancelled due to pandemic)

April 20: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

May 18: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

June 5: Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate - 10-4

June 15: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

June 16: OFSCA Fundraiser: A Culinary & Libation Journey through the East Bay featuring Daughter Thai and Urban Legend Cellars (Virtual event with mealkit pickup)

June 19: Bingo at Buddhist Church of Oakland (need volunteers for church bazaar) (Cancelled due to pandemic)

July 20: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

July: APCC youth exchange to Fukuoka (Cancelled due to pandemic)

July 23-Aug 2: Summer High School Exchange (Fukuoka students visit Oakland) - VIRTUAL EXCHANGE due to pandemic

August 17: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

September 4: Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate - 10-4

September 21: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

October 2: Quarterly clean up at Torii Gate - 10-4

October 17: 54th Otsukimi - Moon Viewing at Lakeside Park Garden Center, Oakland near Lake Merritt - Sunday (Update: Cancelled due to pandemic)

October 19: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

November 16: General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

December 8: OFSCA Fundraiser: A Culinary & Libation Journey through the East Bay featuring Chef Lala Harrison and Hammerling Wines (Virtual event with mealkit pickup)

December 14 (DATE CHANGE): General Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Zoom (Virtual Meeting)

December TBA: Holiday get-together (Update: 2021 event not taking place due to pandemic)

2020 Events

* Meeting list not archived

October: Deadline for APCC (summer) and High School Exchange

December: Interviews for APCC (postponed)