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Hale Kipa Receives Donation for New Solar System

 

HONOLULU – www.RevoluSun.com – Hale Kipa announced today it will save thousands of dollars a year in electricity costs at its Manoa program site, thanks to a joint donation of a new photovoltaic (PV) system by RevoluSun, Hawaii’s leading provider of residential and commercial solar systems, and American Piping & Boiler Co., one of the state’s largest full-service industrial general contractors.

 

“The solar system so generously donated by RevoluSun and Piping & Boiler Co. will allow us to invest more funds into our mission of improving the lives of at-risk youth and their families,” said Punky Pletan-Cross, chief executive officer of Hale Kipa. “Our youth are our primary focus and we are truly grateful for these businesses’ support.”

 

The energy costs saved through the 5 kW solar system will be directed to Hale Kipa’s program operations.

 

Palama settlement announces new members to board of trustees

Palama settlement announces new members to board of trustees

Palama Settlement has announced ten new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms.

 

The new members are: Al Carganilla, principal of Farrington High School; Valentino Ceria, president, Plumbers & Fitters UA Local 675; Aaron Ellis, associate for Ulupono Initiative; Jason Y. Ito, director administration and planning, Kyo-ya Management Company; Raymond Iwamoto, member, Schlack Ito; Patricia Nishimoto, PhD, adult onocology clinical nurse specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center; Paul M. Saito, partner of Cades Schutte LLP; Su Shin, executive director-corporate communications at Hawaiian Telcom; John K. Taira, senior vice president and manager of Central Pacific Bank; and Brian Uemori, senior vice president, Bank of Hawaii.

 

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

Aloha Festivals Seeks Applicants For 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court And Floral Parade

HONOLULU – The 2014 Aloha Festivals is now accepting applications for participants in the 2014 O‘ahu Royal Court and annual Aloha Festivals Floral Parade.

2014 Aloha Festivals O‘ahu Royal Court:

Applicants are currently being sought for the positions of mō‘i kane (king), mō‘i wahine (queen), kamāliʻi kane (prince), kamāliʻi wahine (princess) and other court members of the 2014 Oʻahu Royal Court. Applicants must be of Hawaiian ancestry and are expected to make various appearances during their reigning year, from September 2014 to August 2015. King and queen applicants must be 35 years of age or older; prince and princess applicants must be 16 to 18 years old. Scholarships will be awarded to the chosen prince and princess to further their education after high school. In addition, court members are also being sought to fill attendant positions.

Armed Forces Birthdays Celebrated with ‘Free Pass’ Days at Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

Armed Forces Birthdays Celebrated with ‘Free Pass’ Days at Pearl Harbor Historic Sites

The Pearl Harbor Historic Sites today jointly announced that active-duty Armed Forces members, retirees, and dependents are invited to enjoy ‘Free Pass’ days to celebrate the birthday of their respective U.S. military branch this year (see schedule below). 

Paid admission is being waived for tours of the Battleship Missouri Memorial, Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, and USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park. Presenting a valid military I.D. at the Ticket and Information Booth at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or onsite at each Pearl Harbor Historic Site is required. 

Walk up tickets to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument, which includes boat tours to the USS Arizona Memorial, are free and available daily. 

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

$500K for UH Hilo’s First Endowed Chair

David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History, College of Arts and Sciences

HILO –Practicing Hilo dentist and University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa faculty member Patsy Fujimoto is honoring her former University of Hawai‘i at Hilo history professor David Purcell, by establishing an endowment at UH Hilo with a $500,000 gift. The David C. Purcell, Jr. Endowed Visiting Chair in History in the College of Arts and Sciences will enable the department to bring distinguished historians to campus, and increase the amount of expertise in American, Asia/Pacific and European history, as well as in other fields of history.

“Mighty Mo” Admission Free to All Military on Memorial Day

Offer Extends to Reserves, Retirees, Auxiliary, and Dependents

The Battleship Missouri Memorial will honor Armed Forces members who paid the ultimate sacrifice to protect America’s freedom by providing free admission to all active-duty, reserve, auxiliary, and retired U.S. military personnel and dependents on Memorial Day.

On Monday, May 26, all that is required for free admission is to present a valid military I.D. at the Ticket and Information Booth at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center or at the entrance to the Battleship Missouri Memorial for those having approved access onto Ford Island.

Saltchuk HI Companies Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii Petroleum, & Young Bros Give $140,000 to Shidler

Saltchuk HI Companies Aloha Air Cargo, Hawaii Petroleum, & Young Bros Give $140,000 to Shidler

Scholarships support Neighbor Island students in the Distance Learning Executive MBA program.

The Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has received a scholarship gift of $140,000 from Saltchuk Hawai‘i companies, including Aloha Air Cargo, Maui/Hawaii Petroleum, and Young Brothers , to help Neighbor Island students obtain an MBA. The scholarships will be awarded to students entering the 2014 – 2016 cohort of the Distance Learning Executive MBA program starting this fall, and will be awarded based on community service, merit and financial need. To be eligible, students must work on Kaua‘i, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lana‘i or Hawai‘i Island and be a State of Hawai‘i resident.