Our network

Community Spirit

Hawaii Meth Project Hosts “Break the Ice” Teen Art Display at the Hawaii State Capitol

WHAT: "Break The Ice" Art Display

WHEN: Exhibit will be on display through February 28, 2014 from 7:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Closed Holidays)

WHO: Hawaii Meth Project

WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol – Chamber level, Foyer
              415 South Beretania Street
              Honolulu, HI 96813

COST: Free and open to the public

Call for entries for Maunalua Art Contest for July 4th celebration

Call for entries for Maunalua Art Contest for July 4th celebration

HAWAII KAI - East O'ahu students in grades K-8 are invited to submit artwork for the Independence Day at Maunalua Bay art contest.  The winning art will be used on T-shirts and all event collateral for the 2014 and 2015 July 4th celebration.  Deadline for entries is February 12, 2014, and the winner will be announced on-line February 28th at www.mcfhawaii.org and posted on the community bulletin board at Koko Marina Center. 

To enter, students must submit an original drawing on 8-1/2 x 11 white printer paper that depicts "What I love about Indpendence Day at Maunalua Bay."  The drawing must include the following information on the back: 

1.     Name of student;

2.     Age;

3.     Address;

4.     Phone number;

5.     School;

6.     Title of image; and

Grootaert Establishes Scholarship for Hawaiian Studies, Dance, Music

Grootaert Establishes Scholarship for Hawaiian Studies, Dance, Music

Dr. Christiaan “Chris” Grootaert, former lead economist in the social development department based at the World Bank’s D.C. office, has pledged  $250,000 (with an outright gift coupled with his estate gift) to establish the Karen Elaine Chandler Endowed Hawai‘inuiākea Scholarship Fund for Hawaiian Studies, Dance, and Music. The scholarship supports undergraduate students pursuing a degree at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge who have a strong focus in their studies on Hawaiian dance or the combination of Hawaiian dance and music.

Originally from Belgium, Dr. Grootaert graduated from UH Mānoa in 1978 with a PhD in economics. This latest gift builds on his earlier generosity. In 2005 he established an endowed scholarship fund at the Department of Economics and in early 2013 he established an endowed scholarship fund at the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, both in his name.

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

Local community groups can make their voices heard through Awareness Powered by Volta

HONOLULUwww.VoltaCharging.com – Volta Industries (Volta) today announced the return of its corporate giving program, Awareness Powered by Volta, a community service outreach program specifically designed to help non-profit and community groups with building awareness by providing them free advertising space worth thousands of dollars on Volta’s electric vehicle (EV) charging station kiosks.

“We had a great response to the contest last year, and were able to provide both HUGS and Blue Planet with free ad space,” said Arden Penton, Director of Media and Operations.  “In fact, we ended up extending their free space from three months to eight months, for a total value of $25,000 in free ads. We want to help more community-based groups again this year, so we decided to run the contest again.”

Start the New Year by giving back to your community!

Start the New Year by giving back to your community!

Join us for the first workday of 2014 on January 11th and get an update on the Livable Hawaii Kai Hui's unique community project and get a look at the Hāwea Heiau Complex and Keawāwa Wetland.  Come at 8 am and stay as long as you are able, or for those wanting a great workout, until noon.  We also need kokua to get the opala to the dump. Check the flyer for details.  Mahalo!

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

Island Insurance Foundation pledges $50,000 in support of the Hokuele'a Worldwide Voyage

The Island Insurance Foundation has pledged $50,000 to the Polynesian Voyaging Society in support of the voyaging canoe Hokule`a and its sister vessel Hikianalia’s Worldwide Voyage. The Island Insurance Foundation’s $50,000 pledge will entail a $10,000 donation for each of the five legs that comprise the Worldwide Voyage.

Recently, the Hokule`a and Hikianalia traveled together for the first time to complete the first of five legs, navigating 1,000 miles around the state. The final leg of the Worldwide Voyage is scheduled to be completed in 2017 with the entire journey taking both vessels 45,000 nautical miles, circumnavigating the Island Earth, with visits to more than 60 ports in more than 20 countries.

Basketball Winter Classic Games at Kaiser

Basketball Winter Classic Games at Kaiser

Kaiser High School is hosting a Basketball Winter Classic over the holidays. For great family fun, join us at the games running from Thursday, December 26th through Saturday, December 28th. All of the Winter Classic Games are at Kaiser High School Gym. Admission: $8 General, $4 Senior and Military

Thursday 12/26
4:00 PM - J.V. St. Louis vs Kaiser
5:30 PM - Mililani vs Maryknoll
7:00 PM - Waiakea vs Kaiser

Friday 12/27
4:00 PM - J.V. Mililani vs Kaiser
5:30 PM - Mililani vs Waiakea
7:00 PM - Maryknoll vs Kaiser

Saturday 12/28
12:00 Noon - Maryknoll vs Waiakea
1:30 PM - Mililani vs Kaiser

Contact Coach Branden Kawazoe for more information at (808) 394-1200 ext 2242. Or by email at Branden_Kawazoe@notes.k12.hi.us