Thursday, July 31, 2008
Big Island: 78360
Okay, so since we all gotta eat – shop at Foodland, use your Maika`i
card and make a donation to our favorite non-profit!
The following information is from the website:
* From Sept. 1 - 30, donations to Give Aloha participating
organizations will be accepted at checkout at all Foodland and
Sack N Save stores statewide.
* **Customers must use their Maika`i Card to make a donation, and
can donate up to a cumulative total of $249 per person, per
organization. Donations exceeding $249 per person, per
organization will not be matched.** **Donations** **made without
a** **Maika`i Card will not be matched.** **Individuals must use
their own Maika`i Card to make a donation. Multiple donations on
a Maika`i Card exceeding $249 for the same organization will not
* Customers who do not have a Maika'i Card may request one at
checkout. Only one Maika'i Card will be issued per person.
* Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each
donation up to a total of $300,000 for all organizations
combined. If total customer donations exceed $300,000, the
matching gift will be divided proportionately among all
participating organizations (see calculation of matching gifts
on page 2).
* Please do not inform donors that their donation will be matched
"dollar for dollar." Foodland and the Western Union
Foundation will match a portion of their donation
* Membership dues, fees, tuition, and other payments for which
goods and services are received in return are not considered
"donations." These payments will not be matched.
* Donations in the form of cash, check or credit card (VISA,
MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JTB) will be
accepted. Donations must be made payable to Foodland or Sack N Save.
* The donation amount and name of the organization will appear on
the customer's receipt.
* Donor names will not be released to organizations.
* Donations are tax deductible to the full extent of the law.
* A thank you note will be given at checkout to customers who
donate, thanking them for giving aloha and reminding them to
save their receipt since it will be the only record of their
* Foodland reserves the right to refuse participation of any
Merrill S. Oka
Legal Aid Society of HI Program Manager
Monday, July 28, 2008
Thank you for attending the community meeting with Rep. Karen Awana held at the Waianae Intermediate School on July 9th.
Attached are notes [click here] we took during the meeting discussion. Information from these notes will be included in a report submitted to the Hawaii Legislature later this year that addresses Native Hawaiian issues and programs. The meeting notes are attached for your information and we will also send you a copy of the report once it is completed this fall, if you'd like.
Thanks again for your participation!
National Conference of State Legislatures
Denver , Colorado
303.364.7700 303.364.7800 fax
Click here for a related article.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
July 25, 2008
LEEWARD BEACH PARK NIGHT CLOSURE UPDATE
As announced earlier this month, several Leeward Coast beach parks will soon be closed at night in response to requests from residents and applicable Neighborhood Boards concerned with ensuring that the parks be kept safe and clean.
The closure dates for the following parks have been changed from July 28 to August 11: Tracks, Nanakuli (Cove and Beach), Lualualei No. 2 and Pokai Bay parks. Night closure hours will be 10 pm to 5 am.
Plans call for Ulehawa No. 2 (the area between Nani Kai and Maili across from the 7-Eleven store) to also be closed from Sunday, September 28 at 10 pm to Friday, October 3 at 3 pm for extensive cleaning and maintenance. Effective October 3, the park is to be closed every night from 10 pm to 5 am.
Plans also call for Lualualei No. 1 (also known as “Sewers”) to be closed from Sunday, October 12 at 10 pm to Friday, October 17 at 3 pm for extensive cleaning and maintenance. Effective October 17, the park is to be closed every night from 10 pm to 5 am.
Park users are being informed of these closures in advance and encouraged to seek appropriate alternatives.
Media contact: City Parks Director Lester Chang at 768-3001.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Date Thu, 24 Jul 2008 13:40:57 -1000
To "Rep. Maile Shimabukuro"
Subject Call For Artists
Hawai'i Tourism Authority Promotes Cultural Tourism
Aloha HSFCA Constituent:
In a year-round marketing effort to showcase the variety of culture and the arts that Hawai‘i has to offer, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) seeks materials from artists and arts organizations for the purpose of promoting cultural tourism to help attract potential visitors to our islands.
The HTA has contracted Pacific Network, a newly created Internet network and website, to be the venue that features Hawai‘i’s artists and arts organizations on the Pacific Network website's Arts & Culture Channel. Artists and arts organizations may submit brief text, jpegs, and/or videos to the HTA for formatting on Pacific Network. A description of Pacific Network’s efforts is discussed in a Letter to Artists and Friends from Edgy Lee.
By focusing on more pre-arrival exposure, potential visitors who are looking for ways to connect more closely with our culture can go to the Pacific Network website and access information about artists plus calendar listings of cultural events and activities while they are still in their decision-making process.
Pacific Network will use the submitted material for the sole purpose of promoting an artist’s material as a means of featuring Hawai‘i’s artists and its arts organizations. The HTA and Pacific Network will not use any material submitted by an artist to promote the commercial sale of goods or services. In lieu of a general release, a Limited License Agreement has been provided to clarify the proposed use of the artist’s material by Pacific Network.
Please click on the links for the Specifications Sheet and the Limited License Agreement that you will need to submit along with your materials. Send your materials and form to:
Hawai‘i Tourism Authority
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
For more information, please call Lois at 973-2268 or email her at email@example.com. The HTA requests that materials be submitted by Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
Ronald K. Yamakawa
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
250 South Hotel Street, 2nd Floor, Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: (808) 586-0300 - Fax (808) 586-0308
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Cast members of the Nanakuli High and Intermediate School Performing Arts
Program present a 25 song musical production on August 1 and 2.
Photo by Michelle Kitsu
From: Robin Kitsu
Subject: NHIS Performing Arts presents "Summer Splash"
The show is called "Summer Splash" and it's a musical revue show featuring pop songs from the past and present and songs from Broadway. The show will play on August 1 and 2 at 7:00 pm at the NHIS multi-purpose building. Tickets are $5 for adults pre-sale, and $6 at the door, $3 for students, and children under 12 free. People may call 668-5823 and ask for performing arts program to make ticket reservations or for more info.
Click here for the link to the Honolulu Advertiser article.
I'm proud to tell you that I'm being locked up...that's right, I'm going behind barsto help Jerry's Kids and MDA. To be released on good behavior I have to raise bail and I need your help!
All you have to do is click here to make a secure, online donation before 08/21/08. Your donation will help families living in our community and help guarantee me an early release.I can't wait to add you to my list of contributors.
Thanks in advance for your help. Don't hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
If you can, great! If no can, no can.
P.S. I'm counting on you. Click here to donate.
If the link above does not work, please cut and paste the address below into the address bar of your Internet browser.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
When: Monday, July 28, at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Wai`anae Olelo (located at Wai`anae High School)
What else: Potluck, too!
Who to contact: Kawika Nahoopii at email@example.com
For More Information Call 696-1003
Monday, July 21, 2008
COMMUNITY CLEANUP TO REMOVE LITTER AND DEBRIS
MEET AT MAILI ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
- Increase Your Awareness, Increase Your Activity
- Individual and community efforts can make a diff erence!
- 9 Simple Actions To Be An Everyday Environmental Hero
- On an individual level, learning to change some of our behaviors can help protect our water resources.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:51 PM
To: governor.lingle; firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep. Calvin Say; Rep. Karen Awana; Rep. Maile Shimabukuro; Poka_Laenui; email@example.com; Dale @ Hale Na`au Pono; Lt. Gov. Aiona; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Please reinstate award-winning, accredited Hale Na`au Pono
Honorable Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Esteemed Legislators,
Please reinstate award-winning, accredited Hale Na`au Pono (Wai` anae Coast Community Mental Health Center) services. There is clear support for this valued facility. Over 1500 signatures were garnered and given to the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and select Legislators to save their services.
Presently there are several television programs and public service announcements directed at the government to continue their program. Here is only a few of them. Please review the reasons and reinstate their valued services.
Executive Director Request
Fourteen Hale Na`au Pono testimonies
Part 1 http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=36959758
Part 2 http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=36961021
Please note that the videos are ongoing and only will be removed if the service is reinstated.
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 7:53 PM
To: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
Subject: Community meetings on the disproportionality of Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian children in the Child Welfare System
We wanted to let you know about upcoming community meetings coordinated by the Department of Human Services (DHS) in collaboration with Casey Family Programs that will be occurring on Oahu . The purpose of these meetings is to generate discussion and feedback on the disproportionality of Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian children in the Child Welfare System and how we, as a community, can best care for our keiki and families.
F amilies, youth and providers are encouraged to be a part of this discussion. Location, date and times of meetings are listed below. Click on link below for more details.
Mahalo for your aloha for Hawaii 's children,
Hawaii Foster Parent Association
Disproportionality of Native Hawaiian/Part Hawaiian Children in the Child Welfare System
Windward Coast Session:
Monday, July 28
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Waimanalo Public Library and School
41-1320 Kalanianaole Hwy
Thursday, August 7
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m
Papakolea Community Association
2150 Tantalus Drive , Honolulu , HI
Thursday, July 17, 2008
July 16, 2008
Hale Na'au Pono: DOH has no clear transition plan in place
As a Wai'anae Coast resident and legislator, I must respond to The Advertiser's June 19 editorial, "State justified in canceling mental-health contracts."
I dispute your conclusion, but concur that "Caught in the middle are about 400 of Hale Na'au Pono's clients, who face potentially disruptive and wrenching changes as they switch to other providers."
Mental health consumers — not Hale Na'au Pono or the Department of Health — should be our main concern.
Media discussion has focused on contractual disputes between a private agency and a state department. The issue is not who is right or wrong. It is that consumers must receive the services they need, no matter who provides them.
Hale Na'au Pono has provided culturally sensitive, nationally recognized services for more than 20 years — something the health department has been unable to provide alone. My Wai'anae household's members — my sister as an educator, my mother as a nurse practitioner, and myself as a legal services attorney — have been more effective in helping many clients by collaborating with Hale Na'au Pono.
Your editorial rightly stresses the negative impact on consumers as the health department switches to other providers. Despite claims that it has staff and facilities to replace Hale Na'au Pono, the evidence is not there.
With no clear transition plan, the health department's small, new facility in Makaha, with skeleton staff and part-time hours, is no replacement for Hale Na'au Pono's full staff and adequate facilities.
The only sensible solution is to extend existing contracts until a viable alternative is found.Rep. Maile Shimabukuro
District 45 (Wai'anae, Makaha)
Rep. Maile Shimabukuro's letter concerning Hale Na'au Pono on the Waianae Coast losing DOH funding for their contract to serve 400 mental health consumers.
First, let me congratulate the Representative and her husband for the birth of their first born son. I think it's indicative of the the Representative's committment to the mental health needs of her community by using her one letter for the month devoted to this urgent topic.
Second, I wish that Rep. Shimabukuro will continue to serve the Leeward Coast for another term. Her devotion to the Native Hawaiian culture and needs is remarkable. I know she and her family will be making sacrifices for the next two years to make this happen, and I hope the Legislature can help the Governor and the DOH restore the needed service contracts which should be in place until a suitable mental health care and follow-up for the 400 patients is in place.
Arvid Youngquist, former secretary
United Self Help, Inc.
07/16/2008 12:12:41 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Subject: Please consider making a difference in the lives of Wai`anae Elementary School's incredible students!
Date: Tuesday, July 15, 2008, 12:19 PM
Aloha Wai`anae Community Members,
I am a 5th and 6th grade math teacher at Wai`anae Elementary School. Although many of the students I work with have failed to meet state standards in the past, they have immense potential and are capable of achieving. Fortunately, I have the privilege of working with the same amazing students next year as sixth graders and will have another opportunity to help these students learn several years of material in just one.
While visiting Kapolei Middle School, I found an incredible math program that would enable me to more adequately meet the needs of each of my students. The average sixth grade classroom spans 9 years of proficiency and I will be better equipped to teach each of my students at their levels with the assistance of this program (Accelerated Math). Accelerated Math is a research-based program that has been shown to help students meet standards and develop greater proficiency of mathematical concepts. I need your help to bring this program to my classroom.
I have written an ambitious grant (url below) and individuals or businesses can donate. I am confident that there are innumerable individuals out there eager to help our local keiki and believe in the power of community members working collaboratively. Generous individuals throughout the country have already donated $654! Every bit helps, so even if you have $5 dollars to spare please consider donating!
Please help students in need by clicking on the link above! Contributions are tax-deductible, and the donors receive photographs, student thank-you notes, and a teacher letter for the project they choose to sponsor.
Remember, the future of Hawai`i depends on the condition of its children. People like you who generously support our children are working toward a brighter future.
5th/6th Grade TeacherWai`anae Elementary School
Friday, July 11, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Makaha Fashion Boutique Joins Host of Other Successful Locally Owned Businesses at Makaha Marketplace
Makaha Fashion Boutique is the latest in the line of locally owned and inspired shops opening at Makaha Marketplace. Its day-long grand opening was held on July 16, and enjoyed by an enthusiastic crowd.
The Boutique will feature high-end casual resort wear from a variety of brand names, in sizes 2T to 3X. Sales will be cash only, and no bills over $20 will be accepted.
“The Boutique will also be selling electronics, such as MP3 players and IPods,” Robles added. “Prices will be below retail, with nothing over $30.”
Local Legislators-Coming to Your Community to Discuss Native Hawaiian Programs
Aloha All (sorry for the duplicates),
Received this in a printed e-mail...from CNHA's Resource Corner (July 6, 2008)-released 6/13/08
Who: Legislators from the Native Hawaiian Caucus and the National Conference of State Legislatures
What: Hosting community meetings to garner input on Native Hawaiian programs
When: OAHU MEETINGS
Kapolei July 7th-Monday (5:30pm) Location to be Announced
Nanakuli July 8th-Tuesday (6pm) Ka Waihona o ka Na'auao School Cafeteria
Waianae July 9th-Wednesday (6pm) Waianae Intermediate School Cafeteria
Papakolea July 10th-Thursday (6pm) Robert Louis Stevenson Middle School Cafeteria
Waimanalo July 11th-Friday (6pm) Waimanalo Public Library
check out www.hawaiiancouncil.org for more information
Sorry for the late notice....
Barbie Lei Burgess [email@example.com]
Mon 7/7/2008 6:19 PM
Sunday, July 6, 2008
This is a copy of Representative Shimabukuro's letter to Governor Lingle re the governor's plan to veto bills that the representative from Wai`anae feels are vitally important to the interests of residents in her district as well as the rest of Hawai`i. To read the letter, click on the image above or click here.
(Click on the image to view the announcement.)
Date: Saturday, July 12
Time: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Pau Hana to follow
Where: UHM Campus Center
Online registration: click here
Extended registration deadline: Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Theme: Turn Your Passion into Action!
Envision Hawai'i's fourth annual conference focuses on transforming passions into actionable programs and initiatives. In addition to developing valuable skills tailored towards public servants, participants will engage in a unique and collaborative forum to explore ideas and issues brought to the table. Organizers hope connections forged at the conference will bring about changes participants seek and that Envision Hawai'i will continue to strengthen and mobilize the community for the good of our island home. Click here for more.
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2008 8:31 AM
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Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Four students from the Leeward community are gaining hands-on experience in the electric utility industry through summer internships at Hawaiian Electric Company. Mentored by experienced Hawaiian Electric employees, the students are working in a variety of areas including safety and security, power line maintenance, and support services.
Mikey Phomtavong and Rome Werner, both seniors at Waianae High & Intermediate School, were partnered with Journeyman Lineman Alden Almeida of the Construction and Maintenance division at the Koolau Baseyard. The students performed tasks in support of overhead and underground line crews, learning about the science and engineering of electricity. “These two young men have a lot of varied interests and dreams for their future,” said Kanai Kauhane, Construction & Maintenance Training Supervisor. “We provided them with an inside look into the electric industry, and encouraged them to learn what aspects of the job fit their interests and talents.”