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Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

Hawaii Red Cross Recruiting Disaster Volunteers

The Hawaii Red Cross is recruiting disaster volunteers on the islands of Oahu, Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai, and Molokai.  “A critical piece in preparing our local communities for disasters like Iselle before they occur is having trained volunteers on standby and ready to respond,” said Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO, Hawaii Red Cross.  “We encourage new volunteers to join the Red Cross ohana and support our mission of helping those in need.”

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Receives Grants from Wilcox and Hughes Trusts

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) Foundation announced it received two grants totaling $25,000 from two individual trusts to support the rehabilitative needs of children, elderly and neighbor island residents. G. N. Wilcox Trust granted $15,000 and Teresa F. Hughes Trust donated a $10,000 gift to REHAB.

 “Grants from trusts such as Wilcox and Hughes are a critical part of enabling REHAB to serve our community, specifically individuals who have the greatest needs,” said Michael W. Perry, KSSK radio personality and chair of the board for REHAB Foundation.

Hawaii Literacy to Hold 6th Annual Pau Hana Event During National Literacy Month

Hawaii Literacy to Hold 6th Annual Pau Hana Event During National Literacy Month

In recognition of National Literacy Month, Hawaii Literacy is raising both awareness and needed funds at the 6th annual Pau Hana Block Party.

The event will be held on Thursday, Sept. 4 from 6–9 p.m. at Murphy’s Bar & Grill in downtown Honolulu. 

Battleship Missouri Memorial to Commemorate 69th Anniversary of World War II’s End, September 2

Ceremony is free and open to the public, followed by blessing of newly restored Wardroom

On September 2, 1945, the battles of World War II officially ended in Tokyo Bay on the decks of the USS Missouri and peace was restored to the world. 

Next Tuesday, September 2, 69 years after history’s most destructive war concluded, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will commemorate the anniversary with a special ceremony on the Mighty Mo’s Fantail, starting at 8:00 a.m. 

Rear Admiral Robert P. Girrier, Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Pacific Fleet, will present the keynote address. 

Also providing remarks will be Nicole Forrester, Director of the Young Leaders Program at the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic & International Studies, and Tim Guard, Chairman of the Board for the USS Missouri Memorial Association. 

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

Hawai'i Pacific University to Launch Global Lecture Series with $50,000 Grant from Hawaiian Electric

 

Hawai'i Pacific University (HPU) announced today that it has been awarded a $50,000 gift from Hawaiian Electric Industries to support the establishment of a Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability to be launched as part of HPU's 50th anniversary in 2015.

HPU's Presidential Lecture Series on Global Leadership and Sustainability will bring together students, educators, community leaders, innovators, and thought leaders for an inspirational, intellectual and interactive forum. The objective is to transform the way leadership and sustainability are taught, studied and practiced in order to bring positive benefits to Hawai'i and beyond.

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

Show Your Aloha Spirit By Purchasing Aloha Festivals Merchandise

HONOLULU – The Aloha Festivals proudly presents its 2014 merchandise collection to mark its 68th year celebrating Hawaiian culture and heritage. The 2014 Aloha Festivals merchandise – ribbons, power bands and T-shirts – reflects the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission to promote world peace through its sailing canoe Hōkūleʻa in honor of this year’s theme “Maluhia Honua – World Peace With Aloha.”

“We invite the public to join us in celebrating and supporting Hawaii’s premier kamaʻaina festival,” said Helene “Sam” Shenkus, co-chair of the Aloha Festivals board of directors. “The proceeds made from the Aloha Festivals ribbons and power bands allow us to share Hawaii’s history and culture with the community through our free events during the month of September.”

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

Pan-Pacific Festival Names Christine Kubota Advisory Committee Chair

HONOLULU – Christine Kubota has been appointed as the new Chair of the Pan-Pacific Festival Advisory Committee. Kubota’s role is to lead the efforts for Pan-Pacific Festival events, be a liaison with community partners and provide strategic fundraising support. She replaces Benjamin Fukumoto, who served as the chairman for the past nine years.

Kubota is an attorney at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert practicing in corporate, commercial and real estate law since 1988. Her practice also includes immigration law, estate planning and employment matters that address the needs of her Japanese clients. Kubota graduated from Chaminade University with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations and Asian Studies and from McGeorge School of Law at the University of the Pacific with a juris doctor degree.