Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
From: Jack De Feo
The Olelo Board of Directors meeting will be held on May 26th Wednesday at the Waipahu Olelo Community Media Center at 6 PM.
There will be a Bus waiting at Leeward Community College in Waianae to take us to that meeting en masse at 4PM.
Please bring as many people as you can with you to let our voices be heard by the members of the board in regards to the injury sustained over the unanimous OBJECTION to the decision made at our Olelo Kahea on May 6th by the CEO of Olelo Keali Lopez. The Waianae Community was told at our Kahea Meeting that we would have no say in the matter as to the direction we the members of our community want our Waianae Olelo CMC Canoe to go well into the future. The time has come for the members of our community to take a course of action where we decide for ourselves the future of our Community with the support of our Media Center to sustain us and to tell those who do not live or work for our community loud and clear where they can go.
I've included [text of a] letter that was sent to Olelo that will better illustrate our current situation in this matter:
Aloha & Greetings,
What has come to my attention is the impasse over the administrative decision by Olelo to transfer Kawika to the Mapunapuna Media Center as its new manager. I clearly understand the reasoning behind this decision due to the working relationship I've developed with Kawika. I will present and give a brief summary of his unique skill set that has set the standard for building Community Media for Olelo in Waianae:
1.) Kawika has a vision that coincides with his passion for the community of Waianae he has devoted much of his life to by implementing and expanding the resources of Olelo into the Waianae CMC. Kawika is the best spokesperson I know of for Olelo in the Waianae Community that I've had the pleasure of listening to and working with. He believes with all his heart and soul that Olelo is the vehicle by which his community can transcend all of its generational problems and learn to live a healthier, more prosperous future using Community Media to promote these vital issues with Kawika as the steersman in the Olelo Waianae Canoe.
2.) Kawika has the innate ability to fully utilize the strengths of his staff to do what they do best while at the same time mentoring to the volunteers and clients looking for guidance on how to best realize their projects. I have personally benefited by his insight to constructively criticize and address my specific needs. These are just a few of the qualities Kawika has that translate into being a trusted leader, manager, mentor, coach and friend.
Olelo in Mapunapuna would do well to have someone like Kawika as its CMC Manager but that would mean taking the Waianae community with him, including staff, volunteers and clients because taking Kawika away from his community would be like taking one leg away from a three legged stool. He is as much an important part of Olelo as he is to those who need him most in the Waianae Community. Its not realistic or practical to outsource Kawika's unique skill set or passion to another community and expect that he would thrive as well as he has in another environment. What Kawika brings to any organization should not to be misconstrued as a product that can easily be exported inside a tool box to be outsourced elsewhere. What practical sense does it make to fix what's broken in Mapunapuna by breaking what has worked so well for Waianae and nationally recognized as a model for building Community Media in PEG access. Under the present circumstances Kawika has no choice but to follow his heart and remain in his community. What is really sad about this situation is that no one will benefit by the unintended consequences of the decision to transfer Kawika out of the Waianae Community. The departure of Kawika will have a devastating effect on the relationship with Olelo and the Waianae Community especially at this critical juncture when by his self less efforts towards building community, Kawika has managed to bring together community organizations that until recently have been at odds with each for many years. The facts as they now stand reveal that after 10 years of recognized loyalty, outstanding performance and dedication, Olelo has made the decision to separate itself from Kawika instead of the other way around despite the spin that has been circulated to conceal Olelo's disreputable subterfuge.
I strongly recommend that a more reasonable approach be considered on how to best address the needs of Olelo in Mapunapuna and Olelo Waianae where both parties involved can arrive at a solution where no harm is done to either community. I also suggest that an arbitrator be considered to facilitate the reinstatement of Kawika and any further discussions in this matter must include the Olelo Board Members to avoid any unintended consequences to the reputation of Olelo by the Waianae Community once the news of Kawika's departure is made public.
Liaison for Na Hoaloha
Jack De Feo
The directions to the Waipahu Olelo CMC are as follows:
To the Waipahu Community Media Center
Waipahu Community Media Center
@ Waipahu Intermediate School
94-455 Farrington Hwy
Waipahu, HI 96797
Phone: 671-3950 | Fax: 671-3952
Friday, April 23, 2010
FYI, please see 4/20/10 email from HPD Major Michael Moses. Rep. Shimabukuro's office has contacted Corporation Counsel (the City's attorneys) regarding this issue, and is attempting to obtain further clarification.
Yesterday I personally checked the along the Waianae coast and found no illegal tents (non-permitted) or shopping carts in any of the “active” parks. Unfortunately, there was numerous camp sites set up along Maili Point which is undeveloped park land. Since this area is not considered an active park we (HPD) do not have the legal authority to enforce the park ordinances including the newly enacted prohibitions on tents and shopping carts. HPD does patrol this area daily and has enforced on-view violations for traffic and . So until advised otherwise from the Department of or this is the only type of enforcement can deploy for this area of concern.
Major Michael K.S. Moses
Regional Patrol Bureau
District 8 (Ewa-Kapolei-Waianae)
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Date: Saturday, May 8th, 2010
Place: 84-766 Lahaina Street, Waianae, 96792
Time: 9-11:30 am Talking Story
2 noon Lunch - Italiano
Please RSVP Contact: 695-9730 or email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Ed Gerlock to share his stories and experiences at Hoa Aina O Makaha
Ed will share his community organizing experiences working with the poor and elderly through COSE in the Philippines and the analytical effectiveness of social movements that are seeking solutions for the current conditions that are affecting the people of the Philippines.
If you would like to support Ed’s work with a tax-deductible donation, please make your check payable to Hoa ‘Aina O Makaha (mailing address: 84-766 Lahaina Street, Wai’anae , HI 96792).
Donations received will be forwarded to Ed and COSE.
For more information on COSE (Coalition of Services of the Elderly), please check out the organization’s website: http://www.cosephil.org
If you didn't already know, Nanakuli will still have our Hawaiian Immersion Summer School at Nanakuli Elementary. Please pass the word as we're trying to get at least 50 haumana to ensure 2 full kumu. New haumana are always welcome.
Nanakuli (like other Kaiapuni sites) comes under Anuenue, so you won't find it on the DOE summer school list (per se).
Approximate dates are 2 Jun - 1 July, with three Holiday/Furlough days.
Tuition is $160, BUT many of us apply for and RECEIVE tuition scholarships from Alu Like (http://www.alulike.org/services/kaipu_hana.html).
Even though we transferred our keiki wahine to Ke Kula Kaiapuni o Waiau, we still like to send our girls to Nanakuli because:
1. It helps to further and maintain their 'olelo Hawaii. But, non-immersion haumana also attend, so English is spoken ensuring that all haumana progress together.
2. It provides a cultural focus, I especially liked the year they learned about the wa'a (from tree protocol to canoe building & completion via their own textbook).
3. They establish & maintain friendships with other Waianae Coast keiki.
4. I like & appreciate the staff that continue to come to our Coast, enduring and overcoming the challenges and obstacles presented annually.
5. We need to maintain the Hawaiian Immersion presence at Nanakuli Elemtary, despite all of the problems.
6. Its closer & easier for us to chauffeur them.
So, join us and enroll your keiki/moopuna/'ohana. Feel free to forward this email to other interested 'ohana & hoa. Also, contact Kaui Keola to receive more information on the kula & registration.
For more info, email: email@example.com
- project-based learning
- a culture of empowerment
- use of technology
Complex Area Resource Teacher
Hawai'i Department of Education
Office: (808) 668-5739
Public Education Support Division
Office: (808) 534-8405
Cell: (808) 780-2676
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
E Ala Canoe to Sail to Wai`anae Coast April 20-22; Sign Petition Urging City to Allow E Ala To Return to Wai`anae Coast!
· Tuesday, April 20 (Time TBD) – Sail from METC - MAKUA
· Wednesday, April 21 – Sail from MAKUA - NANAKULI
· Thursday, April 22 (Sail from NANAKULI – POKA’I BAY – Arrival Ceremony at 8:30am)
Return Sail from POKA’I BAY - METC
· Saturday, May 1 (Time TBD)
After hearing complaints from walkers and bikers that the undeveloped area across Wai`anae Pizza Hut was difficult to traverse, Women of Wai`anae (WOW) has decided to invest the remainder of its AlohaCare grant into beautifying the area in celebration of Earth Day. Problems in the area include the uneven terrain near the intersection of Pokai Bay Street and Farrington Highway, and the "sticky" used asphalt that is at the end of the parking lot.
So far, a landscaper has lined the path with small stones, leveled it by hand, and planted native plants. The next step is to bring the community together to pick up trash, water, and further beautify the area. Join us for a community clean up:
Where: Meet across Wai`anae Pizza Hut
WOW is looking for more individuals and groups interested in helping with this effort on an on-going basis. In particular, volunteers are needed to maintain and water both the Sewer’s Beach (across Pizza Hut) and Ma`ili Point (across Sea Country) sections of the pathway.
“This is an ideal project for senior, student, community service, environmental, and other groups to take on,” Shimabukuro continued. “The group could work together on a regular basis to water plants, landscape, pick up litter, and continue to malama the People’s Path. Individuals and families are also welcome to volunteer.”
For information about the 4/18/10 clean-up, or on how to volunteer on an on-going basis, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 696-4677.
Aloha LCCW 'Ohana,
Please check out this month's LCCW newsletter.
Sign the Petition urging the Governor to release $3m for the LCC-Wai`anae Education Center!
For more information, contact:
Leeward Community College at Wai`anae
86-088 Farrington Hwy. #201
Wai`anae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 696-6378
Fax: (808) 696-4024
We urge the community to get involved in asking the Governor to release these funds. Contact information for Gov. Lingle follows:
The Honorable Linda Lingle
Governor, State of Hawai`i
Honolulu, Hawai`i 96813
or click HERE to contact the Governor via email form.
[TEXT FROM REP. SHIMABUKURO'S LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR}
February 16, 2010
The Honorable Linda Lingle
Hawaii State Capitol
Honolulu, Hawaii 96813
Dear Governor Lingle:
It is with a sense of urgency that I request you to release $1 million in capital improvement funds for the Wai'anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC). This funding, approved by the Legislature in 2007 and in danger of lapsing, is greatly needed for the expansion of outpatient/adult medicine services for the center's 27,000 patients.
Since 2008, CIP funding to help with WCCHC's $10.3 million building project has been included in legislative budgets and is being considered in bills in the current session. Mindful of our state's current fiscal situation, WCCHC has scaled down its plans to reduce expenses and make use of currently available funding. However, without the $1 million of CIP funds already approved, there is the real possibility that promised matching funds will be lost by this delay.
I realize, Governor, that all of us in public service are faced with many challenges at this time, and I appreciate the difficult choices you must make each day. I hope, though, that you can take a moment to acknowledge the critical role played by WCCHC—the Wai'anae Coast's major healthcare provider—as well as other private sector groups that work with our government to care for our most needy citizens. A speedy release of funds would be a fitting recognition of their contributions.
Maile S. L. Shimabukuro
Cc: House Speaker Calvin K. Y. Say
Senate President Colleen Hanabusa
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Sorry for the late agenda. Please see agenda below. We have a very busy meeting coming up and hope everyone can make it.
Wai`anae High SCC Chair AY 2010
P.S. Also a Congratulations to our school for receiving $100,000.00 from American Savings Bank for Education
Wai`anae High School’s School Community Council
Regular Meeting Agenda
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Wai`anae High School
Library Conference Room
85-251 Farrington Hwy. Wai`anae, HI 96792
4 to 5:30 pm
1. Call To Order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Approval of Minutes – March 2010
4. Student Concerns
5. School/Committee Reports
5.1 Academic/Financial Plan
5.3.1 Bell Schedule
5.3.2 Race to Top
6. Election of New Members for AY 2011 (Discussion)
7. SCC Self Assessment
9. Next Meeting/Adjournment
SCC Board Minutes and Agendas are available at the following website: https://iportal.k12.hi.us/SDO/DefaultP.aspx
WRITTEN COMMENTS ARE DUE MAY 17, 2010 TO THE DEPARTMENT AT:
A public hearing will be conducted at May 17, 2010 7p to 9p at Kapolei Hale, Conference Room A
Call Margartia Romero (cell # 372-9490) for times and locations or to arrange free testing for your program site! We tested 125 people in April and had 11% test positive for hepatitis B or C. Get tested today!
Hepatitis Support Network of Hawai`i & Access Care Today (ACT) invite you to get ~
Free Hepatitis B & C & Diabetes Tests
now available in Waianae
May 19th is World Hepatitis Day!
Prevent Liver Cancer Today!
Location: From Ewa Beach to Waianae
From May 4th to May 22nd
Call 372-9490 for an appointment
$10 for 50 People who have ever used injection drugs or Steroids ~
Past & current injection drug users, who have never tested positive with us before and have old or new injection drug needle track marks, may be eligible for $10 and other incentives. 83% of prior Injection Drug Users that we tested in 2009 had hep C! You may not feel ill until you have extensive liver damage. GET TESTED TODAY!
Anyone, who has ever shared an injection drug even once in their life time many years ago, smoked “ICE” or “Crack”, been in prison, had a non-sterile “street” or prison tattoo or “tatau”, had a blood transfusion in the USA before July 1992, had unprotected sex with multiple sex partners or had a STD before, should GET TESTED FOR HEPATITIS C!
ONE in 12 is infected with hepatitis B or C worldwide. Many of the homeless/ houseless are infected. Most people do not know it because they may not feel ill until they have end-stage liver disease or when it may be too late to be treated successfully!
ADULTS, WHO WERE BORN IN ANOTHER ASIAN OR PACIFIC ISLAND (API) COUNTRY, NEED TO GET TESTED FOR HEPATITIS B! (10% OF THE ADULTS in MANY API COUNTRIES HAVE CHRONIC HEP B.)
If you have had unprotected sex with an infected person you should also be tested!
Knowledge is power! The life you save may be your own or someone in your `Ohana. We have screen over 581 people for hepatitis C in 2009 and 30% were positive! We can also give FREE Hepatitis B vaccinations to adults who do not have health insurance and are at risk for infection, have hep C, are new API immigrants/migrants or share a house with someone who has chronic hepatitis B. Ask about where since this is only at limited locations.
DON’T MISS THIS SPECIAL OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT YOURSELF AND YOUR `OHANA FROM GETTING HEP B AND LIVER CANCER! HEPATITIS B VACCINATIONS CAN COST from $125 UP TO $150 PER VACCINATION.
Many of the people with chronic hepatitis B and C are only now finding out they already have cirrhosis or end-stage liver disease. Ask the staff at your program to arrange for these FREE services through May 22nd at their site and/or call us for an appointment!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
@ Wai'anae High School
85-251 Farrington Hwy
Waianae HI 96792
Phone: 696-1003 | Fax: 696-3683