Naked Cow Dairy Cheese Tasting Sat. 3/10

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From: Monique Vander Stroom – Naked Cow Dairy Hawaii

Sometimes the proof is in the pudding… or the cheese!

We’re hosting a Cheese Tasting on Saturday, March 10 to give you an opportunity to taste what we’ve been up to and talk cheese with Monique, Sabrina, Gida and a very special guest (Hint: she’s tan, weighs 1000lbs and answers to the name “Pickles”)

If you like what you taste, you can donate on site and be entered to win a basket of tasty treats!

See you Saturday, March 10 2pm-6pm at 687 Auahi St. next to R&D HI

Monique and I look forward to seeing you all there.

Lawmakers Listen Town Hall Meeting on March 14 hosted by Rep. Jo Jordan

Message from Rep. Jo Jordan:

On Wednesday, March 14 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at the Waianae District Park in the Multi-Purpose Room, I’ll be hosting a Lawmakers Listen Town Hall Meeting with House Leadership. 

The following are tentatively scheduled to attend:
House Vice Speaker Joey Manahan
Chair Angus McKelvey, House Committee on Economic Revitalization & Business
Vice Chair Sharon Har, House Committee on Water, Land, & Ocean Resources
Chair Marcus Oshiro, HouseFinance Committee.

Mid-session legislative highlights will be provided with an emphasis on Economic Revitalization & Business and Water, Land, & Ocean Resources.  Refreshments will be served.

Feel free to share this with anyone that you think would be interested in the information.  Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns by contacting me at 586-8460 or

Mahalo, Jo Jordan
Representative 45th District
Waianae, Makaha, Makua
Contact Us phone: (808) 586-8460 fax: (808) 586-8464

Zumba Fitness Series

Zumba fitness classes: Nanakuli High and Intermediate (; AND ALSO AT Waianae Intermediate ( Click image to enlarge.

STEM Summer Bridge @KCC: Applications due April 2

Aloha mai kakou,

Please spread word to any *high school seniors,* especially Native Hawaiian, that you know about KCC’s Summer Bridge 2012!

It is a great opportunity for them to get a solid start on a science/engineering pathway in the UH system.

KCC STEM Summer Bridge
June 18-July 27, 2012
9:00am-4:00pm M-F
@ Kapiolani Community College

Applications due APRIL 2

The 6-week Summer Bridge program focuses on two tracks: ecology and environment (Hakilo) and engineering (IKE) that seek to integrate culture, community, and science/engineering.

Each day, Summer Bridge students participate in self-paced math courses and engage in hands-on environmental and engineering projects.  On weekly huaka’i, students explore connections of community, land, and science/engineering, and learn about opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math).

Students accepted to the program are awarded FULL SCHOLARSHIPS that provide not only 3 college math credits, but also  lunch, and supplies, including a netbook computer that they can keep to use on their college journey.

The ‘IKE pre-engineering program in particular is meant to not only reach students heading to LCC, HCC, WCC, Maui College as well as KCC, but also support them through the CC-UH transition. Students of Native Hawaiian and other underrepresented ethnicities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For more information, check out: >

Or call Mrs. Keolani Noa at 734-9236 or cel 728-1046 or Aurora Kagawa at 227-1071

KCC Summer Bridge Hakilo and IKE are supported through grants from the National Science Foundation’s Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP, award 1023665) and the Pre-Engineering Education Collaboration (PEEC, award 1037827)

Aloha aina,
Aurora K. Kagawa
IKE (PEEC) Outreach Specialist
Kapi’olani Community College
4303 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, Hawai’i 96816

Education Week at the Hawaii State Capitol: Ask Your Senator

Education week at the State Capitol is right around the corner!

It will be held from March 12 to March 16, 2012.

Organized by the Hawaii State Senate Committee on Education, this interactive week-long celebration honors the achievements and innovative efforts of our local schools, educators, students, and various programs throughout the state from early childhood to the university system.  Now in its 9th year, Hawaii State Senators are taking the event to the classroomwith the “Ask Your Senator” project, to find out what our future leaders want to know about their State.

The concept behind the “Ask Your Senator” project is simple. We want to know what classrooms and students from across the State are thinking, by asking them to ask us, their Senators, a question. After the questions are collected, Senators will take the time to answer select questions in person through online videos, which will be shared with the students as well as with the wider community.

This project provides opportunity for students to lead the discussion, through student driven and student oriented questions. Students may take part of the “Ask Your Senator” project as a group (school or classroom) or as an individual student.

The various ways you can participate are listed below. Questions will be collected up to March 13th. Once questions are selected, Senators will answer questions through videos which will be published online and sent back to the schools, classrooms, and individual students.

If you need help coming up with questions to ask, example questions could include topics in the areas such as: the legislative processes, issues or problems inyour community, or general questions about the role of the legislature.

Ways to participate in “Ask Your Senator”:

Email- Send your question (s) or video linkto

Twitter- Use the hashtag #HIAskYourSen

Facebook- There are several ways you can send a message on Facebook:

*  Share your message to the Hawaii  Senate Majority Facebook page under the note Section, Ask Your Senator?

*  YouTube- Post a video question from you oryour class with the title “Dear Hawaii State Senator, I Have a Question”

UH Alert re Leeward CC -Waianae Campus

From: UH Alert

Subject: UH Alert – Sexual Assault

Leeward CC has just been informed of an alleged sexual assault that took place near the vicinity of the Waianae campus on the evening of February 29th.

As a safety reminder, all members of the campus community should exercise good personal safety habits to include; walking in well-lighted areas, locking your car doors, protecting yourself from strangers, using escort services, and reporting any suspicious persons or activity immediately to campus security (455-0611) or HPD (911).


This Health and Safety Alert was sent on behalf of Vice Chancellor of Administrative Services Please do not reply to this message. It was sent from an address that cannot accept incoming email.

Alert ID number: 1330985328 Alert distribution:    – All faculty, staff and students at Leeward CC.    – UH Emergency Managers

King Kamehameha Royal Court Queen’s Pa’u Unit Fundraiser This Saturday 3/10

From: Mike S. Aweau Jr.
Date: Mar 7, 12:28pm

Aloha!!! Im having a fundraiser this Saturday for The King Kamehameha Royal Court Queen’s Pa’u Unit @3-9. Awesome door prizes, great entertainment and of course onolicious food:). You can help support a good cause by purchasing tickets from me for ONLY $10. Message me mahalo :). Your donation will help me get all the flowers and uniforms, my rental of horse and other necessities needed to make that day of the parade a success!!:) Message me if you’d like to help support this great cause and Hawaiian Tradition:) Mahalo!!

Michael Aweau, Jr.