Forum: Working Together for Our Families JUL 30 hosted by Seagull Schools

07 30 2014 Kapolei Providers 2a

Free Government Cell Phones

Visit the link below for more information:

Here are some reliable sources where you can read about obtaining a free cell phone from the government:

Low-Cost and Free Cell Phone Options for Seniors Jim T. Miller HuffPost 7/10/14

Lawmaker looks to rein in program after free cell phones sent to dead people Barnini Chakraborty FoxNews 3/11/13

Are Taxpayers Paying for Free Cell Phones? Kelly Phillips Erb Forbes 2/12/12

Tapped? ‘LifeLine’ program offers free phone Kim Komando USA Today 5/31/12

How to Get the Government to Cover Your Cell Phone Bill(s) Brad Tuttle Time  2/8/12

Joint Senate Committee Meeting: Affordable Housing Update JUL 23

Aloha, below is a link to the official hearing notice for next week’s Informational Briefing on Housing:







Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland, Chair
Senator Josh Green, Vice Chair


Sen. Michelle N. Kidani Sen. Sam Slom
Sen. Brian T. Taniguchi  


Senator Donovan M. Dela Cruz, Chair
Senator Sam Slom, Vice Chair


Sen. Rosalyn H. Baker Sen. Laura H. Thielen
Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland Sen. Glenn Wakai
Sen. J. Kalani English  


Senator Will Espero, Chair
Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair


Sen. Brickwood Galuteria Sen. Sam Slom
Sen. Josh Green  


Rep. Mark J. Hashem, Chair
Rep. Justin H. Woodson, Vice Chair


Rep. Della Au Belatti Rep. Bertrand Kobayashi
Rep. Mele Carroll Rep. Dee Morikawa
Rep. Richard Creagan Rep. Marcus R. Oshiro
Rep. Jo Jordan Rep. Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto




DATE: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
TIME: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
PLACE: Conference Room 325

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street




This informational briefing is a follow-up to the informational briefing held on February 20, 2014. The purpose is to receive a comprehensive and unified update on the affordable housing projects that have been completed, are presently underway and are planned for the future from the following agencies:


1. The Hawaii Community Development Authority (HCDA)

2. The Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corporation (HHFDC)

3. The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL)

4. The Hawaii Public Housing Authority (HPHA)

5. The Department of Defense (DOD)


Additionally, the following agencies have been invited to participate:


1. The City and County of Honolulu, Office of Housing

2. The County of Hawaii, Office of Housing and Community Development

3. The County of Maui, Department of Housing and Human Concerns

4. The County of Kauai, Housing Agency


Click here to access the presentation materials.



No public testimony will be accepted.


If you require auxiliary aids or services to participate in the informational briefing (i.e. ASL or foreign language interpreter, or wheelchair accessibility), please contact the committee clerk at least 24 hours prior to the briefing so that arrangements can be made.


For further information, please call the Committee Clerk at 586-6130.


Tyrell Ma’ae, Committee Clerk

Office of Senator Suzanne Chun Oakland

State Capitol, Room 226

Honolulu, HI  96813

Phone: (808) 586-6130

WMCAC Golf Tournament 8/15/14 at Makaha Valley Country Club

From: Don “Rock” Arakaki
Date: July 13, 2014

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Aloha Maile,

Hope all is well with you and wish you a very successful year.

WMCAC is having a golf tournament on Friday, August 15, 2014, at Makaha Valley Country Club to raise funds to support the youth programs and community activities to include the Waianae Veterans Day Parade. The proceeds from the golf tournament will help us defray the costs of these events.

We ask your assistance in finding golfers and sponsors to support our tournament. Attached is our Invitation Letter and Sponsorship Information (disregard the deadline for the registration). Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions.

Don “Rock” Arakaki
“Rock Steady”

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DOE Releases Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free & Reduced-Price Meals

HONOLULU, July 16, 2014 – The Hawaii State Department of Education (DOE) is announcing its policy for free and reduced-price meals for children unable to pay the full price of meals served under the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs.  Copies of the policy are available at public schools.

Children from households with income at or below the following levels are eligible for free or reduced-price meals:

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Application forms are being sent to all homes with a letter to parents or guardians. To apply for free or reduced-price meals, households should fill out one application and return it to the school where the child is enrolled or complete an online application via Applications for the current school year (2014-2015) are now being accepted. The application information will be used to determine eligibility and may be verified at any time during the school year by the school or other program officials.

For DOE officials to determine eligibility, households receiving SNAP or TANF must list the child’s name, date of birth, grade, school code and their SNAP or TANF case number and the signature and name of an adult household member. Households not receiving SNAP or TANF must list: 1) the names of everyone in the household; 2) the amount of income received by each person, how often the income is received and the source of the income; 3) the name and social security number of either parent/guardian who is the primary wage earner or the adult household member who signs the form or the word “none” if neither adult household member has a social security number; and 4) the signature of an adult household member.

Applications may be submitted at any time during the year.

Under the provisions of the free and reduced-price policy, the DOE will review applications and determine eligibility. Parents or guardians dissatisfied with the ruling of the official may wish to discuss the decision with the reviewing official on an informal basis. Parents wishing to make a formal appeal may make a request for a hearing on the decision in writing to:

Name of Hearing Official: Glenna Owens, SFA Director
Address: 1106 Koko Head Avenue, Honolulu, HI 96816
Phone Number: (808) 733-8414 or toll-free 1-800-441-4845

In certain cases foster children are also eligible for school meal benefits. If a household has foster children living with them and wishes to apply for them, the household should contact the school for more information.

The information provided by the household is confidential and will be used only for purposes of determining eligibility and verifying data.

In accordance with federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

About the Hawaii State Department of Education
The Hawaii State Department of Education is the ninth-largest U.S. school district and the only statewide educational system in the country. It is comprised of 255 schools and 33 charter schools, and serves more than 185,000 students. King Kamehameha III established Hawaii’s public school system in 1840. The DOE is in the midst of a range of historic efforts to transform its public education system to ensure graduates succeed in college or careers. To learn more, visit

LCC-OCEWD July-December 2014 Course Catalog

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LCC-OCEWD: New Courses Shine Summer 2014 – Retail Operations Program and Pharmacy Technician

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Summer is the perfect season to explore new career opportunities. Whether you’re taking a break from school, or seeking employment, our Retail Operations Program and Pharmacy Technician course offers quality training in two rapidly growing industries. Click the link below for course information and registration.



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