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Ten local Red Cross volunteers head to Arizona for disaster relief

Ten local Red Cross volunteers head to Arizona for disaster relief

Hawai`i Red Cross volunteers will share their aloha to those affected by the Arizona wildfires.

19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed battling the blaze that left many without basic necessities.

Three Hawai`i Red Cross nurses left yesterday for Arizona and seven additional volunteers will be leaving this week - from Maui, O`ahu and the Big Island.

"Not only do we want to give our aloha and reach out to these poor people that are suffering so tremendously but when they come back, they're going to have experience in order to help Hawai`i be stronger for when we get hit by a disaster," American Red Cross Hawai`i State Chapter CEO Coralie Matayoshi said.

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Special Olympics Hawai‘i Receives $5,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant

Special Olympics Hawai‘i Receives $5,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant

Honolulu, HI – Special Olympics Hawaii announced today that it is the recipient of a $5,000 CVS Caremark Community Grant. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Caremark as part of its commitment to helping people on the path to better health by creating greater access to health care and health education for at-risk and underserved populations. The support from CVS Caremark will help Special Olympics Hawai‘i provide free health care screenings for participating athletes with intellectual disabilities.

Geobunga launches “Geo To Go” on-site consultation and design service

Geobunga launches “Geo To Go” on-site consultation and design service
Helping businesses and residents realize the potential of their outdoor space HONOLULU – www.Geobunga.com – Geobunga, Hawaii’s best resource for homeowners, contractors, landscape designers and green thumbs of all ages looking to enhance their outdoor experience, announced today the launch of its new on-site consultation and design service GEO TO GO.

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in July

Hawaii State Library Offers Centennial Anniversary Events in July

The Hawaii State Library (HSL) will continue celebrating its Centennial Anniversary through December 2013.  The Library, located at 478 South King Street, opened on February 1, 1913.  An historical exhibit about the Library will be featured in the First Floor Reading Room throughout the celebration.  In addition to its regular Saturday morning Children’s Storytimes in the Edna Allyn Room (EAR), the Library will offer free special programs and new exhibits each month during its Centennial year.  All children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Upcoming highlights for July include: 

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Palama Settlement announces Wendy Abe as new Executive Director

Palama Settlement announces Wendy Abe as new Executive Director

Palama Settlement has named Wendy Abe as executive director for the organization. Abe brings a substantial background in non profits leading strategic planning activities, fundraising, resource development, and operations management.  Her position with Palama Settlement began in mid-June.

“After an extensive search, we are excited to have found someone like Wendy Abe who meets our qualifications and will bring both experience and passion to Palama Settlement,” said Jarrett Walters, chair of Palama Settlement’s Board of Trustees.

“We are confident Wendy will infuse a new energy into the services and programs and will work with the Board to provide the necessary strategic direction to move forward as a prominent community organization in Hawaii.”

Her primary responsibilities as the executive director will be to ensure the mission of Palama Settlement is fulfilled through its programs and day-to-day operations.

David Karl and Edward DeLong awarded $4.2M to pursue high risk research in marine microbial ecology

David Karl and Edward DeLong awarded $4.2M to pursue  high risk research in marine microbial ecology

 

HONOLULU - The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded Dr. David Karl and Dr. Edward DeLong, both UH Mānoa professors in the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) individual grants totaling $4.2M to support their marine research. These awards are part of the Moore Foundation’s national Marine Microbiology Initiative that awarded 16 scientists from 14 different institutions a total of up to $35 million over five years to pursue pioneering research in the field of marine microbial ecology.

Hawaii Bankers Association Elects New Officers

Hawaii Bankers Association Elects New Officers

The Hawaii Bankers Association announces its recently elected officers for the new fiscal year beginning June 1, 2013: 

 

President:                       Russell J. Lau, Vice Chairman & CEO, Finance Factors Ltd.

Vice President:              Peter S. Ho, Chairman, President & CEO, Bank of Hawaii

Secretary/Treasurer:     Richard Wacker, President & CEO, American Savings Bank

Executive Director:        Edward Y.W. Pei, Executive Vice President, Hawaii Bankers Association