Maile to Speak at CPS Conf – July 12 at 11AM

CPS Conference Sponsored by Parents for Righteousness; Maile To Be Among Speakers (July 12 and 19 at Waianae Satellite City Hall)

Rep. Maile Shimabukuro will be among the speakers at the Parents for Righteousness conference regarding Child Protective Services (CPS) issues. Maile will be speaking on July 12 from 11am to noon regarding measures passed by the Legislature affecting CPS.

The conference is scheduled for both the 12th and the 19th of July, and will take place at the Waianae Community Center (Satellite City Hall) Conference Room. The conference will take place from 9am to 3pm on both days, with lunch included.

Space is limited so reserve your seat at the conference now.

For more information, call (808) 697-8384.

Mahalo nui loa a mei Makua ho’omaikai ‘oe a ‘ohana
Ivan Kapaona
Public Relations Officer
Parents for Righteousness
(808) 697-8384

Update: 2008 Women of Wai`anae Scholarship Winners; Puhawai Farm Lot Members Recognized

Women of Wai`anae (WOW) is proud to announce the 2008 WOW Scholarship Winners:

Grand Prize Winner: Angela Lacey
Continuing Scholar: Skye Grahovac
Runners Up: Jes-I Kalawa, StacyAnn Kane, Charlotte Naone, Napua Napalapalai, and Andrea Saballa.

Mahalo nui loa to the members of the Puhawai Farm Lot Association, who donated funds for two of the “Runners Up” scholarships. The decision-making body of the Puhawai Farm Lot Assn. consisted of: Vince Dodge, Kammie & Elizabeth Kam, Eileen and Ed Machado, Gwen Makepa, and Margie Perreira.

Congratulations to all winners!

For more information regarding WOW, email Karen Young at

WCNB Regular Meeting Agenda – July 1

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

7:00 P.M. TO 10:00 P.M.

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WCNB Transportation Committee Meeting – July 7

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Calvin Endo, Acting Chair
For David Lawrence Brown, Chair

MONDAY, July 7, 2008 – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Wai‘ anae Community Center
85-670 Farrington Highway
Wai‘anae, Hawai‘i 96792

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Mandatory Solar Water Heating Bill Becomes Law (and Proud Daughter Maile)

From: Katherine Kamada
Sent: Friday, June 27, 2008 8:48 AM
Cc: Rep. Maile Shimabukuro et al.
Subject: Thank you for your support of Act 204

Honorable Governor Lingle,

Thank you for signing into law Act 204, which will mandate solar water heaters for new homes built after 2010. Hawaii will not regret moving in this direction as I have seen solar water panels throughout most homes in Japan during my travel in 1969. We are definitely behind in the area of renewable energies but will lead the nation if we continue to support mandates like Act 204.

I watched on television a panel of speakers including the legislator from Kauai (I forget her name), Jeff Mikulina, Karen Young (has photovoltaic panels hooked to batteries which generates electricity to her home and is almost off the HEI grid) and two other gentlemen. It was a paid program which I just happened upon while channel surfing. It was so gratifying to hear these individuals speak of what has been done and the possibilities of renewable energies for Hawaii . The legislator from Kauai said that Hawaii could become the Saudi Arabia of renewable energies. Every time I fill my gas tank (we live in Waianae) I wonder how much longer I will be able to afford filling my tank and doing errands or fulfilling doctor appointments outside of Waianae.

Thank you, Governor Lingle! Imua , Hawaii !

Dennis and Katherine Kamada

Note from Maile: Aloha Ms. Kamada — Thank you for this excellent email and for cc:-ing me. Nice of you to recognize my mother, Karen Young — she’ll be happy that someone watched the show. The Kauai legislator is Mina Morita by the way. Take care and aloha, Maile Shimabukuro

Pre-Apprenticeship Training for Leeward Residents

Construction Training Center of the Pacific

1727 Dillingham Blvd.
Honolulu, Hawaii 96819
Phone: (808) 847-4666 x212
Fax: (808) 842-0129
HONOLULU- The Hawaii Building Industry Foundation (HBIF) and the Construction Training Center of the Pacific (CTC) are accepting applications for Project ComPACT through July 8, 2008 for Pre-Apprenticeship Construction Training. The project is made possible by a grant from the City and County of Honolulu Leeward Coast Community Benefits Program.

Adults who reside in the Leeward Coast communities of Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Kapolei, Honokai Hale, Nanakai Gardens, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Waianae, Makaha and Kaeau are eligible to apply. Project ComPACT exposes individuals to over 150 vocations in the construction industry. Upon completion, they are able to enter the industry and succeed in the trade apprenticeship programs or entry level positions.

Applications are available on-line – click here – or may be picked up at the Construction Training Center of the Pacific, 1727 Dillingham Boulevard, Honolulu, HI 96819. The Deadline to submit an Application is July 8 and for more information, contact Barbara Nishikawa, Training Director, at 847-4666 ext 212 or via

WCNB Parks & Rec Meeting Agenda – July 10

Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board

Parks and Recreation Committee Meeting Agenda
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Waianae Neighborhood Community Center
85 670 Farrington Highway
7:00P.M. – 9:00P.M.

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