Non-Profit Events: 2010

Hawaii Community Foundation offers Nonprofit Event Planner: A Registry of Charitable Events in Hawaii on our web site. The Event Planner features all types of events from black-tie galas to training workshops and is designed to be the one-stop place for nonprofits to check out the events around town as well as to post their own.

We are seeking events scheduled for January – March of 2010. If your organization has any events planned during this timeframe, or anytime in 2010, please visit the Nonprofit Event Planner page to post your event.

When submitting events, please include the following:

– Title of Event
– Date
– Time Start
– Time End
– Island
– Event Type
– Location of Event
– Cost
– Benefitting
– Chairperson
– Event URL
– Description

If you have any questions, contact

Rock and Roll Motorcycle Club Hosts 2nd Annual Christmas Party for Paiolu Kaiaulu Keiki

Santa made everyone smile at the 2nd annual Rock and Roll Motorcycle Club Christmas party for Paiolu Kaiaulu residents. Click on the photos for larger views.

Mahalo nui loa to the Rock and Roll Motorcycle Club for hosting their second annual Christmas party for the keiki and families of Paiolu Kaiaulu emergency shelter on 12/5/09. Rep. Jerry Chang of Hilo is a proud member of the motorcyle club, and he shared these and other photos with Maile.

For more information about Paiolu Kaiaulu, contact Rita Martin at

Bradah Mel Makaha Event – photo update

Congratulations to Bradah Mel Pu`u on hosting another successful event! Makaha resident Christine Johnson took some photos of the event:

World Longboard Champion Bonga Perkins and teammates catching a wave at the 2008 Bradah Mel’s Canoe Surfing Championship fundraiser at Makaha.

The Bradah Mel’s Canoe Surfing and Stand-Up Surfing Championships – an event to help raise funds for two Olympic kayak hopefuls from Hawai’i – is scheduled to run this weekend on Dec. 12 and 13.

Proceeds from this event will help the Dolan brothers — Patrick, 21, and Ryan, 19, members of the U.S. Olympic Kayak team — in their quest to reach the 2012 Olympics in London.

The surfing event, which attracts some of the best paddlers and surfers from Tahiti, Brazil, France, Hawai’i and other states, will be held at Makaha Beach.

Bradah Mel Pu’u, an avid waterman and Wai’anae Coast lifeguard, has been holding the surf contest for the past four years as a fundraiser for his friend Leighton Look, who was paralyzed in a diving accident and passed away last September. This year’s event will be held in Look’s memory.

Registration will start at 6:00 a.m., and the event at 8:00 a.m..The contest kicks off with the Stand-Up Surfing division, then on to the Canoe Surfing.

For information, call Bradah Mel Pu’u at 478-9086.

Ka Wai Ola Stream Meeting 1/19/10

FYI – The request for proposal for the EPA CARE cooperative agreement is out!  We will be submitting for a Level 2 cooperative agreement, which is due March 9, 2010.  Check out the RFP at:
I will need your assistance over the next two months as we develop the work plan for Level 1 (our work up to this point) and prepare the proposal for Level 2.
Our next meeting is Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Details forthcoming!
Have a Mele Kalikimaka i ka Hauoli Makahiki Hou!
Leslie Kahihikolo, Project Director
Pacific American Foundation

Wai`anae Coast Christmas Parade A Big Success

Scotty boy Butay, Draidon Wilson, “Santa” (Thomas Dods of First Hawaiian Bank), Kawena Nu`uanu, and Hohuli`i Nu`uanu, aboard the Santa Claus float at the Wai`anae Coast Christmas Parade. [Click on the photo for a larger view]

Mahalo nui loa to the Wai`anae Coast Rotary Club for organizing another wonderful Christmas Parade on 11/28/09. Maile was lucky enough to ride with “Santa” on the grand finale float, sponsored generously by First Hawaiian Bank, Bank of Hawaii, and the U.S. military.

Click here to view other pictures Maile took at the Christmas parade:
While waiting for the parade to start, Maile shot this video of the Kamaile Academy hula dancers, under the direction of Kumu Pua, rehearsing on their float (click on this link to view the video):

Kamaile Academy Hula Performance at Christmas Parade

Kamaile Academy performed beautifully at the Wai`anae Coast Christmas Parade on 11/18/09. Mahalo nui loa to Kumu Pua for her excellent work with the student halau.

MACA November Meeting Minutes

From: Makaha Ahupuaa Community Assn.
Date: Sunday, December 13, 2009, 5:05 PM

Following are the minutes for the November meeting of the Makaha Ahupu~a
Community Association. There will be no meeting in December.

Makaha Ahupua~a Community Association
Regular Meeting


Date Thursday 12 November 2009

Place Makaha Marketplace, Farrington Highway/Makaha Valley Road, Makaha

Directors President Mark Suiso, Treasurer David Duke, and Secretary Jao


Meeting Opened 6:30 pm

1. Kamehameha Schools/Hawaiian Homelands. A proposal has been announced for
transferring ownership of the Makaha Valley Country Club and a large amount of
adjacent land to Kamehameha Schools (KS) and the State Department of Hawaiian
Homelands (HH). While the transfer is still pending, KS is going forward with
gathering data and developing a plan for the area, centering on a new learning
center. Joe Lapilio, speaking on behalf of KS, gave an informative
presentation on the plan, emphasizing that ³it is all conceptual at this
time.² Some problems brought up for discussion during refinement of
development plans were: pedestrian safety, storm water drainage, ³unilateral²
ageements still in effect, accounting for more traffic, and increased
drinkable water requirements.

2. Board Election. Following brief discussion of future ideas and options for
the Association,
Nine persons were named for consideration as Board members: Karen Ayau, Lanny
Busher, Debbie Castro, David Duke, Landis Ornellas, Jao Ottinger, Alex
Santiago, Terri Spotke, and Mark Suiso. All are current Board members except
Karen, Debbie, and Landis. The directors present voted to elect and retain
the six current members,and, to elect the other three persons as new members.
Following confirmation of those persons who agree to serve, and makeup of the
Board then finalized, election of officers will be scheduled for the next regular
Association meeting.

Meeting Adjourned 7:45 pm

Submitted by Jao Ottinger, Secretary

50-unit homeless project breaks ground


A developer broke ground yesterday on a 50-unit transitional and long-term housing project to serve the homeless in Wai’anae.

Housing Solutions Inc., the nonprofit developer of the 4.3-acre parcel for Sea Winds Apartments, said it is the only project in its inventory that includes transitional housing for couples without children.

Construction of 20 studios and 30 two-bedroom townhomes is expected to take 16 months. Sea Winds will be the eighth facility managed by HSI. Its seven other facilities have 646 units and house more than 1,200 men, women and children.

Legislative Update & News from Maile


The 2010 legislative session officially begins on 1/20/10, and I look forward to a challenging 4 ½ months at the capitol.

Due to our financial crisis, the usual “Opening Day” ceremony and public festivities are unfortunately cancelled this year.

This session, I will again serve as Vice-Chair of the Hawaiian Affairs Committee, and sit on the Education, Higher Education, Human Services and Health Committees. Some of the bills I will be introducing and supporting include:

1) Prohibit all Oahu landfills from accepting municipal solid waste as of July 2012, except for natural disasters and special waste (ie, waste that the city must show cannot be shipped, converted to energy, or recycled);

2) Following a non- judicial foreclosure, allow the previous homeowner 30 days to appeal if he/she can show that the sale price was unfair;

3) Require homeless shelters to allow participants to remain in their unit during the administrative appeal process;

4) Allow disabled patients to opt-out of mainland-based health plans (SB 1310), and prohibit pre-tax bids for QExA health insurance contracts (HB 1642);

5) Increase penalties for forced prostitution/human trafficking;

6) Prohibit all taking of sand from public beaches, except from designated areas;

7) Make assaults on lifeguards equal to a felony, similar to laws protecting firemen, police, and EMT’s;

8) Urge State of Hawaii to recognize and adopt the UN declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples;

9) Allow property owners to designate beneficiaries on deeds;

10) Return the E Ala voyaging canoe to the Wai’anae Coast.

Bills must be introduced by late January, so let me know immediately if you have any other suggestions.

Please join me at two important events in January:


What: Yard Sale!
When: Sat. & Sun., Jan. 9 & 10, 8am-2pm
Where: 86-024 Glenmonger St. (corner of Pokai Bay St. & Glenmonger St., Waianae)
Why: Fundraiser to help Malama Makua pay court fees and other costs
Who: Call Karen or Maile at 696-4677 or email to donate items or for more information


Volunteers continue to work on this important project, which aims to create a pathway along the Wai`anae Coast. The state has already planned a partial pathway coming from the Honolulu direction, which ends at Lualualei Naval Road. The “People’s Path” will hopefully continue this pathway along the entire coast. For over a year, volunteers have cleaned and beautified the Maili Point section of the pathway, and are asking for your help again, in honor of Martin Luther King weekend.

What: Clean-up and Beautification of People’s Path
When: January 16, 2010; 7:30-11:30am
Where: Maili Point (meet across from Kaukama Road)
Who: Sponsored by Rep. Maile Shimabukuro, Women of Wai`anae, AlohaCare, and others
Why: Our goal is to create a pathway along the Wai`anae Coast

Wear protective footwear and sun protection. Gloves, trash bags, and refreshments provided. For more information, contact: or call 696-4677

Please spread the word about these two events.

It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve you. Contact me with your questions and concerns, at or 586-8460. Mele Kalikimaka a me ka Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Hale Wai Vista Application & Brochure

The contact person for the new Hale Wai Vista (HWV) affordable housing project located behind Wai`anae City Mill is Jim Gesser, the future HWV resident manager. HWV is a project of the Hawaii Housing Development Corporation, a private non-profit. Funding was provided by the state via the Hawaii Housing and Finance Development Corporation (HHFDC), and other sources. Prudential Locations, LLC, is handling HWV applications. For information regarding how to apply, and other questions, call Mr. Gesser at 738-3110.

1) Click HERE for a copy of an informational brochure regarding Hale Wai Vista
2) Click HERE for the Hale Wai Vista application

Hale Wai Vista applications are also available at this website:

December Rub-a-Dub Collection Drive

Clean bodies can improve health and help get good jobs, better grades in school and housing. Help the houseless on the Waianae Coast lead a cleaner, better life by donating hygiene products to the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC). WCCHC provides health care and outreach services to the homeless living along the Waianae Coast to improve health, to reduce barriers to housing and to help clients build a self-sufficient lifestyle.


Travel Sized or Hotel Sized Hygiene Products
Bath towels

Please get together with your office staff and start a collection drive for the month of December.

When you are ready for the items to be picked up, please call Dodie Rivera at the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center at 697-3586 or Janet Kelly at the Legal Aid Society of Hawaii at 585-0077 ext. 220.



The HOA`AINA O MAKAHA newsletter can be read from THEIR blog:

Once you are on their blog page you need to click on each page of the newsletter to be able to read it.

Waianae Library Furlough Friday Reading Program

Open to students age 13 and under

Come into the library and sign up NOW!!!!

Visit on furlough Friday’s – December 11 and 18

Check out books and get a prize!

Call the library 697-7868 for more information-open from 1pm to 5pm

Waianae Library Christmas Party

“A Christmas Party”

Friday, Dec. 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

You & Me and Puppeteer, Christy Lipps

As an added feature, the children will decorate the Christmas tree w/homemade ornaments & sing some Christmas carols.

Refreshments to follow.

Please call 10-14 days in advance if you need a sign language interpreter or other special accommodation.

Wai’anae Public Library
85-625 Farrington Hwy.
Ph 697-7868

Education Resource Specialist needed for MA`O.

Aloha Community Partners,

We are now on the search for a new Education Resource Specialist whose main responsibility will be to coordinate and run our college internship program which provides 30-40 Waiʻanae youth (17-24) with farm work, full-college tuition scholarships to Leeward Community College and $500-$600 monthly stipends: see This is a position for someone who is rooted/connected with the Waiʻanae Coast (or any native Hawaiian community), passionate about transformative education, and deeply interested in working closely with young adults (and their ʻohana) in counselor/trainer/mentor/friend/coach roles. We are only accepting applications during a short window of time so please help us spread the word to your networks quickly! See below for the job description and general information

Position Title: Education Resource Specialist
Start Date: January 4, 2010
Salary Range: $38,000-$41,600
Responsibilities: direct recruitment into our College Internship (Youth Leadership Training Program) and provide the tracking and support necessary for our college interns to succeed in meeting work and academic internship demands through intensive case management.
How to Apply: send resume via e-mail (.pdf preferred) to Summer Miles at Resumes Due: December 14. Call Summer at 696-5569, 721-6592 if have questions.


Summer Miles
Director of Education
(office/fax) 696-5569


a non-profit ‘aina-based project of the Wai‘anae Community Re-Development Corporation

P.O. Box 441, Wai‘anae, Hawai‘i 96792
Office Tel/Fax. 808-696-5569

(posted December 7th, 2009)

Overview Since 2001, MA.O has run intermediate, high school and young-adult leadership programs thatfocus on building transformative educational experiences based on Hawaiian cultural values (ea, ho`omalu, kako`o, `ohana, kuleana), work with the `aina, higher education and public advocacy regarding community food security.

Recognizing the need to expand our staff to meet the multiple challenges our community is faced with when it comes to higher education, MA`O has created an Educational Resource Specialist position to help oversee the articulation gap betweenHigh School and College. This person will help direct recruitment into our College Internship (Youth Leadership Training Program) and provide the tracking and support necessary for ourcollege interns to succeed in the program through intensive case management.

Duties will also include strategic planning and leadership roles in projects, events and activities in the 7th grade to college educational pipeline.

Responsibilities Ability to work unsupervised, at maximum efficiency levels to:

• Recruit youth from the Wai.anae coast ages 17-24 into the YLT program each school year
• Provide training, counseling, guidance and mentorship to interns to meet both farm work and
academic demands
• Develop and nurture relationships with public and private high schools, organizations thatwork with youth, and Leeward Community College
• Work collaboratively with MA`O staff and school partners, and community stakeholders to evaluate and refine YLT program’s effectiveness and 7th-college pipeline
• Support the mission, goals and activities of WCRC and MA.O wherever possible.

Desired We are looking for a person with leadership potential: a person who is willing to be trained.

Qualities are able to self-evaluate, assess programs, put plans into action, solve problems, network and whohas 100% commitment, dedication and perseverance to build on the foundation created inbuilding a 7th grade through College pipeline.
Minimum Minimum requirements include:

• Bachelors degree
• At least 1-to 2-year work experience counseling and directing at-risk young adults
• Ability to establish rapport with at-risk young adults and their families
• Understanding of the Wai.anae Coast

Other experiences that may be beneficial include:
• Counseling and facilitation experience
• Experience working on a farm or of growing food
• Exposure to leadership situations, ability to manage people and solve conflicts peacefully.
• Experience working collaboratively on special projects

Resident of the Wai‘anae community preferred. Passion for food
Compensation This is a salaried position with the possibility of significant career advancement. Salary in the firstyear will be $38,500-$44,500 per year depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits willinclude health care and annual vacation.
How to Apply E-mail resume (.pdf preferred) to ATTN: Education ResourcePosition. Resumes due: December 14, 2009. Position start date: January 4, 2010. Site: MA‘O
Organic Farms (Wai.anae). We will call you to schedule an interview. Call Summer Miles at 6965569
or 721-6592 if you have any questions.

Holiday on the Hill + Farmers’ Market this weekend at WCCHC

The Wai`anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center is hosting its annual Holiday On The Hill on Friday Dec. 11 from 7 am to 2 pm, and Saturday, Dec. 12, from 7 am to 12 pm.

The events will be held at the Ka`aha`aina Cafe with food booths, crafts, cooking exhibitions and storytelling by local author Tammy Yee.

WCCHC will combine its weekly farmers’ market with its Hill event on Saturday.

Live & Let Live Sign Waving Schedule

HPD Officers stood together at the 12/5/09 “Live & Let Live” Kick-Off at Waianae Police Station. L-R: Lt. Gerry Asato, Assistant Chief Michael Tamashiro, Major Michael Moses, Deputy Chief Paul Putzulu, Mr. Wynn Warner, Officer Michael Kahikina, Officer Tony Pacheco, Sergeant Glen Ishikawa and Officer Halani Barboza. [Click on the photo for a larger view].

Safe driving sign wavers will be at Nanakuli Avenue and Hookele Street (across Maili 76) the following dates from 3:30-5:30pm:

Wed, 12/9
Tues, 12/15
Thurs, 12/17
Mon, 12/21

Please join them and help spread this critical message during the holiday season!

For more information, contact:
HPD Officer Mike Kahikina
Regional Patrol Bureau
District 8 (Ewa-Kapolei-Waianae)
Ph: (808) 723-8403
Fax: (808) 692-4263

“Serving and Protecting with Aloha”

Valley of Rainbows Scholarship Application

Aloha Community Leaders:

Attached you will find Valley of Rainbows application forms to share with your students, board members, neighbors and youth in our community. You will need Adobe Reader to view, you can download (free) at

Click HERE to view information and forms.

Please feel free to share with youth leaders/groups and encourage youth, ages 8-17 residing on the Leeward Coast (Kahe to Ka’ena) to apply for our monthly financial scholarship program. We fund/support all organized activity relating to: education, school, cultural or sports with the check payable to the organization, not the family/child. Deadline to submit application is the first Monday (postmarked) of each month with awards distributed on the 3rd Monday of each month at Waianae Satellite City Hall Conference Room starting at 6 p.m.

Please remind everyone to complete all questions and be sure to include attachments. Failure to fulfill application checklist will delay their application. Also, all forms should be mailed to: PO Box 1009, Wai’anae, HI 96792 – be sure to add additional postage to avoid delays. (Sorry, we do not pay for postage due letters).

Additional information can also be found on our website at Merrie Aipoalani, our Scholarship Chair, can be reached at or leave a message at (808) 668-1212.

Let us know if you have any questions. Thanks again for your continued support!



Denice Keliikoa, CFRE President
Valley of Rainbows …Making Dreams Come True
PO Box 1009, Wai’anae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 286-7869 Fax: (808) 696-3389

This is a great day to create, imagine, produce and visualize.

Ka Wai Ola Update Re: Wai`anae’s Streams


Aloha Kakou,

We had an awesome meeting on Nov 30! Mahalo nui loa to everyone who stayed the extra hour! See the attached meeting notes by clicking HERE.

We prioritized the various environmental issues and decided to combine and take action on the following issues:

· Illegal dumping in and near streams

· Inactive landfills – inadequate maintenance has resulted in degradation of cover and subsequent erosion of soils.

· Non-point source pollution into streams and ocean

· Overdevelopment –decide how they want to incorporate this issue into the overall issue for action.

To complete the process, I need your input on two items. You can email your input or call Jolyn at 864-9260 or Pake at 258-7253.

1. Decide on a framework for action. This is what we have so far, but it needs to be refined

a. The Waianae Coast has seen the degradation of the `āina and wai resulting from development. By focusing on these issues for action, it is the desire of the advisory committee to stop the degradation and restore the `āina and wai.
b. Key words – Restore, mālama, preserve, perpetuate?

2. Determine what aspect of overdevelopment (maybe the term incompatible development is appropriate?) to tie into the issue for action.


Leslie Kahihikolo, Project Director
Pacific American Foundation

UPDATE: Rental Assistance for Wai`anae’s Transitional Shelter Residents

Persons in need of rental assistance who are working and live in transitional shelters may be eligible for the new federal “Rent-to-Work” program.

An orientation regarding the program is scheduled for DECEMBER 16, 2009 at the Wai`anae Satellite City Hall. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required.

For more information, click HERE to see part 1 of an informational brochure and click HERE to see part 2 of the brochure; or call Joe Wigfall at Oahu Worklinks, at 696-7067.