Video from Women of Wai`anae’s Feb 13 ‘Hearts, Champagne & Tea’ Fundraiser

Message from Senator Shimabukuro to Don Hutton who produced, filmed, and edited this video: Don – I just watched the video while riding the bus with my iPhone and headphones, and it is fabulous!!  I love how you used Rocky Holmes‘s music as the soundtrack, and found that nice picture of him, featured the flyer, included text and info re how to donate, etc! We really appreciate your ongoing support of these events. The event was a huge success and fun too! (2.16.11)

Don Hutton (808-218-1172 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              808-218-1172      end_of_the_skype_highlighting) produced, filmed, and edited this video.


Women of Wai`anae’s “Hearts, Champagne, and Tea” Fundraiser A Huge Success

The Women of Wai`anae (WOW) fundraiser lunch and tea on 2/13/11was a huge success, raising $1,590 for WOW scholarships!  Organizers of the event were Angela Ascrider and Rosalie Smith, and other volunteers included Pat Patterson, Sandy Ducharme, Mary Ellen Apostol, Chico Rivera, Angela Hoppe-Cruz, Maile Shimabukuro, Summer Miles, Nanette Geramonte, Lika Jordan, Georgia Campbell,  Donna Costa, and Karen Young.  Many others volunteered or otherwise supported the event by donating food, silent auction items, money, and providing other support.

Kahumana Cafe generously donated the use of their venue, and musician Rocky Holmes donated a performance.  Rocky’s soulfull, jazzy tunes on saxophone and flute were thoroughly enjoyed.

Previous WOW scholarship winners Errol Kia`i Lee and Moana Gaspar spoke to the crowd.  Kia`i talked about his plans to become a social worker, and Moana shared that she obtained a Masters in Counseling Psychology.

Don and Delora Hutton were in attendance, and Don did a wonderful job videotaping the event.

The silent auction featured beautiful donations from WOW members and supporters, and raised an impressive $416.

The event ended by recognizing the winner of the “funniest hat” contest, Dorothy Walters.  Dorothy’s hat was a whimsical topper made of swirls of paper that she made herself.

Photos and video of the event can be found on WOW’s website,

WOW scholarships are available to non-traditional students from the Wai`anae Coast, regardless of gender.  Applications are now available at Leeward Community College-Wai`anae and the Wai`anae Library, and are due on 5/6/11.

Donations to WOW are tax-deductible, and can be sent to: “Women of Waianae,” 86-024 Glenmonger St., Waianae, HI  96792.  For more information, call 696-4677 or email


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