Testimony Needed on 4/2/13

Please submit testimony in support of the following bills, scheduled to be heard on Tuesday, 4/2/13, 2pm, State Capitol room 325, before the House Judiciary Committee:

SB 66, SD1, HD1

(HSCR1196)

Status

RELATING TO THE CODE OF ETHICS.

Proposed HD2:  Makes the financial disclosure statements of members of state boards and commissions available for public inspection.  Clarifies the fair treatment law by separating out certain limitations placed on task force members and makes clear that legislators are not prohibited from taking action in the exercise of the legislator’s legislative functions.

Copies of the proposed HD2 are available in room 302 and on the Legislature’s Web site:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov.

CPC, JUD
SB 516, SD1

(HSCR1078)

Status

RELATING TO PATERNITY.

Removes time bar on paternity actions for good cause shown.  Effective on 07/01/50.  (SD1)

HLT/HUS, JUD
SB 61, SD1

(HSCR1011)

Status

RELATING TO JUVENILES.

Provides the option of participating in a restorative justice program for children who are undergoing informal adjustment by a court or other designated agency, which program may involve the child and the child’s parents or guardian meeting with the victim harmed by the child’s law violation.  Effective on 07/01/50.  (SD1)

HUS, JUD

To view the hearing notice and instructions on how to submit testimony, click on the following link:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2013/hearingnotices/HEARING_JUD_04-02-13_.HTM

Unclaimed Refunds, The Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development – Deadline 4/15/13

Please see the email below in regards to unclaimed refunds from 2009. Feel free to share with those interested. For more information, please contact The Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development (HACBED) at the contact information below.

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Dear Senators and Representatives – I am the Program Director of the self-sufficiency and free tax assistance program at HACBED (The Hawaii Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development) and I was wondering if you would be willing to help us get the word out on this matter of unclaimed refunds.  There is approximately $7.5 Million that goes back to the US Treasury if Hawaii workers don’t claim it by April 15th.  Below is the notice that I’ll be posting on my website.  Any assistance that you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

The IRS recently announced that for tax year 2009, approximately 7,200 Hawaii taxpayers have failed to claim almost $7.5 million in refunds.   The median potential refund for these taxpayers according to the IRS – $599.   The primary reason why so much money remains unclaimed is that many workers make the mistake of not filing a tax return when they earn less than the amount that makes filing a return mandatory.  For example, in 2009, a single person with gross income of less than $9,350 was not required to file a federal tax return.  However, by not filing a return, that person missed out on receiving a refund of any federal taxes that were withheld from his paycheck. 

In addition, the $7.5 million of unclaimed refunds does NOT include federal tax credits, such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, which some taxpayers might also have been entitled to receive in 2009. 

The law provides most taxpayers with a three-year window of opportunity for claiming a refund.  If no return is filed to claim a refund within three years, the money becomes property of the U.S. Treasury.  For 2009 returns, the deadline for filing a return in order to claim a refund is April 15, 2013.

The free tax assistance program at HACBED has certain sites that are able to assist taxpayers in filing their 2009 tax returns.  This service is free but available appointment slots are limited and anyone who wants to file a return must have all of the necessary documents – their W-2 and other income information for 2009, picture ID, and an original social security card.  Interested persons can contact the Program Director by emailing info@hawaiitaxhelp.org or stamanaha@hacbed.org

Susan

Susan Tamanaha

Program Director

Family and Individual Self-Sufficiency Program

Hawai`i Alliance for Community-Based Economic Development

677 Ala Moana Blvd., Suite 702

Honolulu, HI  96813

Direct Line:  (808) 381-0881

Earn It.  Claim It.  Save It. 

Mulch made from 100% recycled tires

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One of the items on sell at Sam’s Club Hawaii is Rubber Mulch, made from 100% recycled tires.

“It’s a mulch made from recycled tires – tires from Sam’s Club’s auto, TreadHunter and lube shop that, in the past, would have been be carted away. Now Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club have eliminated that cost, and turned it into a revenue center by selling the old tires to a company that turns them into what Wal-Mart says is a non-toxic, latex-free mulch that can be used for playgrounds, pools, pond areas or gardens.” ( http://money.cnn.com/2008/06/16/news/companies/gunther_walmart.fortune/)

 

The Rubber Mulch is made by a company called Liberty Tire Recycling.

“Scrap tires collected by Liberty Tire Recycling are processed and refined by size-reduction techniques designed to achieve a range of particle sizes as small as 600 microns. Various mesh sizes of crumb rubber become the ideal raw material for a wide variety of applications, including molded rubber goods and adhesives. By reclaiming more than 33 percent of the nation’s discarded tires, Liberty Tire annually transforms more than 110 million tires into raw materials.” (http://www.libertytire.com/AboutUs.aspx)

“With innovative tools, technologies and processes, Liberty Tire is a revolutionary American conservation enterprise – from coast to coast, and from whole tire to end product. The company’s commitment to finding new and better ways to RECLAIM, RECYCLE and REUSE bridges the sustainability goals of scrap tire generators nationwide with those of local scrap rubber consumers.” (http://www.libertytire.com/AboutUs.aspx)

 

Liberty Tire Recycling is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.

Click here to contact them.

Click Here to view the Abandoned Tire Task Force bill that Maile authored

PRINCE KUHIO PARADE PHOTOS

Maile participated in the Prince Kuhio Parade in Waikiki on 3/23/13. She is very grateful to the Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club, who played a large role in organizing the parade; her volunteer driver Don Machado; the Sakoda ‘ohana for marching along side her, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority for funding the event.
Here is the biography that Maile provided to parade organizers:

Senator Maile Shimabukuro represents the Waianae Coast, Ko Olina, Honokai Hale, and Kalaeloa. She is a member of the Tourism & Hawaiian Affairs Committee, as well as the Hawaiian Caucus. She introduced the “pa’i ‘ai bill,” which legalized the production and sale of hand-pounded poi. She also helped champion the legalization of indigenous architecture for residential purposes. Currently she is working on returning the E Ala voyaging canoe to the Wai’anae Coast so that haumana may be instructed in navigation and canoe-building.
Maile and her boyfriend's daughter, Jaedyn Kim-Sakoda, were driven by Don Machado in his classic Mustang convertible.

Maile and her boyfriend’s daughter were driven by Don Machado in his classic Mustang convertible.

Parade coordinator and Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club member Lu Faborito (center), posed with Ray Elsey, Jr. (Left) of Makaha, member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha Chapter 1, and Ali'i Sir Ace Kaleohana (right) of the Kapuaiwa Chapter of the Royal Order of Kamehameha

O’ahu Council Parade Chair and Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club member Lu Faborito (center), posed with Ray Elsey, Jr. (Left) of Makaha, member of the Royal Order of Kamehameha Chapter 1, and Ali’i Sir Ace Kaleohana (right) of the Kapuaiwa Chapter of the Royal Order of Kamehameha.

The Wai'anae Hawaiian Civic Club featured the E Ala Voyaging Canoe in their parade banner.

The Wai’anae Hawaiian Civic Club featured the E Ala Voyaging Canoe in their parade banner.

Kainoa Daines, Emcee; Luana Sala, Check In & Hospitality; Emily Auwae & Frances Ah Nee, Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club members

Kainoa Daines, Emcee; Luana Sala, Check In & Hospitality; Emily Auwae & Frances Ah Nee, Makaha Hawaiian Civic Club members

Sand Theft Bill Scheduled for Thurs 3/28/13

Aloha –

Please submit testimony in support of HB17, which has been scheduled for Thursday, 3/28/13, 10:30am, State Capitol basement (room 016). The bill does the following:

“Deletes the “one-gallon per person per day” exception to the prohibition against the removal of sand and other beach or marine deposits, except for materials inadvertently taken, and creates an exemption for public emergencies and traditional cultural practices. Ensures public lateral access along the shoreline by extending for two years the requirement that landowners remove human-induced, enhanced, or unmaintained vegetation interfering with such access and also extending DLNR’s enforcement duty to maintain such access. Extends the sunset date of Act 160, SLH 2010. Clarifies that Act 160, SLH 2010 does not alter or modify any agreement of the DLNR existing or executed on the effective date of Act 160. Effective 6/29/13. (SD1)

Use this link to submit testimony online:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=17

Please spread the word.

Mahalo,

Senator Maile Shimabukuro

586-7793

maileshimabukuro@yahoo.com

SCR 135 Hearing 3/28/13 Re. Voting Rights

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Will Espero, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

 SCR 135:

URGING THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS TO GRANT FULL VOTING RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

NOTICE OF HEARING

Thursday, March 28, 2013

4:00 p.m.

Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs.

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

SCR 115 Re. Parole Hearing Thursday, 4:00pm

 

COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC SAFETY, INTERGOVERNMENTAL AND MILITARY AFFAIRS

Senator Will Espero, Chair

Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, Vice Chair

 NOTICE OF HEARING 

SCR 115

REQUESTING THE HAWAII PAROLING AUTHORITY TO THOROUGHLY CONSIDER GRANTING PAROLE TO CLASS A, CLASS B, AND CLASS C FELONS BEFORE THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR MAXIMUM TERMS.

 Thursday, March 28, 2013

 4:00 p.m.

 Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

 

Click here to submit testimony to the Senate Committee on Public Safety, Intergovernmental and Military Affairs. 

Testimony may be submitted up to 24 hours prior to the start of the hearing.

ARMY NEWS: Soldiers assist with vision screenings at Naniakapono Elementary

 Recently, Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, partnered with the Lion’s Club to assist with grade school vision screenings at Naniakapono Elementary School.

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Read more about the Army’s School Partnership Program effort in today’s edition of the Hawaii Army Weekly or here at http://tinyurl.com/a9pj7yx

Sgt. Andrew Pollard from 1-14th Inf. Regt. helps screen the vision of a student from Nanaikapono Elementary School. The Golden Dragons partner with the elementary school through the School Partnership Program to increase Army involvement in the communities in which they live.

Sgt. Andrew Pollard from 1-14th Inf. Regt. helps screen the vision of a student from Nanaikapono Elementary School. The Golden Dragons partner with the elementary school through the School Partnership Program to increase Army involvement in the communities in which they live.

_____________________________________________________________

March 22, 2013

Golden Dragons set sights on grade school vision screenings

WAIANAE – Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, “Golden Dragons,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, visited Nanaikapono Elementary School, March 11, to help members of the Lions Club give vision screenings to students.

The visit was part of the School Partnership Program and gave the Golden Dragons a chance to give a little back to the community.

“I grew up in an area that needed some help,” said 1st Lt. Timothy McCracken, 1-14th Inf. operations officer. “I remember Soldiers and members of the community coming and helping us out with projects around the school. So, I think this is really just giving back, and I think 1-14th Golden Dragons leading the way on this is a great way to have a positive influence on the community.”

Lions Club members organized the vision screening with club members from the Ewa Beach and Kapolei branches coming out to work with the Golden Dragons to test the kids.

“Back in the 30s, Helen Keller identified Lions Club International as being crusaders for the blind, and she was also deafblind,”

said Sam Fisk, the Lions Club vision screening organizer.

“So, we are crusaders for blind- and hearing-disabled individuals, whether they are young, old or in between. But our primary mission in Hawaii,” he continued, “is to deal with school children, because vision is so important to the education of children in terms of their ability to acquire new knowledge and to be successful as adults.”

Fisk also said that it would be difficult to make the vision screenings happen without military support.

“Many Lions are employed, so when we have a heavy schedule of morning screenings, there are only so many retired Lions we can depend on to come out on a weekday morning,” Fisk said. “The Soldiers … have been very helpful to us because they fill in manpower to enable us to accomplish our mission. It is a win-win situation because it’s a public relations opportunity with community service. The service men and women provide more than defense. They also provide support.”

Community service like this event doesn’t just benefit the students, school, community or unit. It can provide a benefit to the individual Soldier, as well.

“Based off of this experience, having the community involvement will help me with my communications skills,” said Spc.

Brandon Russell, a medic with 1-14th Inf. “Being part of the community involvement will also help me understand different people and different learning styles. And, further in my career, it will allow me to be more open to community, helping my Soldiers to be more involved, as well, and allowing the force to be more of a presence in the community.”

———————————————

Thank you for your consideration,

Amy

____________________________

Amy L. Bugala

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs Chief, Community Relations

314 Sasaoka St.

BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF

Schofield Barracks, HI 96857

p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162

amy.bugala@us.army.mil

How are we doing? Comments are welcome at http://ice.disa.mil under Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Information Management and then Public Affairs.

Check us out on:

www.facebook.com/usaghawaii

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GMO LABELING UPDATE

Aloha Senator Shimabukuro!

I want to start by thanking you very much for taking the time to speak with us yesterday. It was an extremely busy day for us, so I can hardly imagine what it must have been like for you. That you took time out of your schedule to speak with us speaks volumes about your character as a public official and representative of the people of Hawai’i. I also want to take a moment to apologize, first for not getting this email to you yesterday, and secondly for not realizing that you were a Richardson graduate.

Per your request, please find attached materials concerning the constitutional issues surrounding HB 174, as well as a couple of pieces regarding GMO labeling bills more generally. While it’s a little late in the game for HB 174, this fight is far from over and I figure that these materials may come in handy in the future. Please find attached the following:

  • 2013-3-12 AG opinion HB174–The AG opinion letter to Senator Baker’s Office
  • WSRSFL AG Response Memo–Our response to the AG opinion
  • Constitutionality of HB174 Concerning Labeling–Paul Achitoff’s (Earthjustice) response memo tracking our own analysis but doing a better job (see, “Difference between a law student and lawyer” ;-))
  • 2012-12-07 GE Labeling Memo-ENRLC–A detailed memo of the constitutional issues surrounding GMO labeling, with particular focus on Vermont law
  • GE Labeling-Consistency Guidelines–A one page “cheat sheet” for how to construct labeling bills that will be constitutional

I hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to contact me with any further questions you may have.

Thank you again for your time, consideration and hard work.

Mahalo!

-Christiaan Mitchell

Maile met with University of HI law students regarding the GMO labeling bill on 3/21/13.  L-R: Matthew Yoshida, Adair Fincher, Maile, and Christiaan Mitchell.  Here is a link to HB 174: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=174

Maile met with University of HI law students regarding the GMO labeling bill on 3/21/13. L-R: Matthew Yoshida, Adair Fincher, Maile, and Christiaan Mitchell. Here is a link to HB 174: http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=174

GE Labeling Memo

AG opinion HB174

Constitutionality of HB174 Concerning Labeling

GE Labeling-Consistency Guidelines

WSRSFL AG Response Memo

 

LEGENDARY WAI`ANAE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH LARRY GINOZA HONORED BY OIA ATHLETIC FOUNDATION

 Eighth Annual OIA Athletic Foundation Dinner Honoring Ted Fukushima and Larry Ginoza

On 3/21/13, legendary Wai`anae High School football coach Larry Ginoza was honored by the Oahu Interscholastic Association (OIA) Athletic Foundation. Kailua football coach Alex Kane, and Wai`anae High football coaches Harry Mitsui and Glenn Higa spoke of their friendships and experiences with Coach Ginoza.
Senator Shimabukuro was in attendance, and enjoyed hearing the touching and often funny stories that Kane, Mitsui, and Higa shared about Coach Ginoza. Shimabukuro has fond memories of attending Wai`anae Elementary School with the children of Coaches Ginoza, Mitsui, and Higa.
“My classmates at Wai`anae Elementary included Sharlene Ginoza, Scott Mitsui, and Darren Higa. It was great to hear their fathers speak – they all made the audience laugh!” Shimabukuro shared. “Congratulations to Coach Ginoza for being honored with both the Milken Educator Award in 1991, and now this OIA Athletic Foundation Award in 2013. He has touched so many lives on the Wai`anae Coast, and his legacy lives on.”
Here is a video link to a portion of Coach Larry Ginoza’s speech:
Here is a link to information about Coach Larry Ginoza’s 1991 Milken Educator Award:
Wai`anae High School Athletic Director Glenn Tokunaga (center) invited Rep. Jo Jordan (left) and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (right) to the OIA Athletic Foundation dinner honoring coaches Larry Ginoza and Ted Fukushima on 3/21/13.

Wai`anae High School Athletic Director Glenn Tokunaga (center) invited Rep. Jo Jordan (left) and Sen. Maile Shimabukuro (right) to the OIA Athletic Foundation dinner honoring coaches Larry Ginoza and Ted Fukushima on 3/21/13.

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ARMY NEWS: Soldiers assist with vision screenings at Nanaikapono Elementary

Aloha Community Leaders:

 Recently, Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, partnered with the Lion’s Club to assist with grade school vision screenings at Nanaikapono Elementary School.

Read more about the Army’s School Partnership Program effort in today’s edition of the Hawaii Army Weekly or here at http://tinyurl.com/a9pj7yx

Sgt. Andrew Pollard from 1-14th Inf. Regt. helps screen the vision of a student from Nanaikapono Elementary School. The Golden Dragons partner with the elementary school through the School Partnership Program to increase Army involvement in the communities in which they live.

Sgt. Andrew Pollard from 1-14th Inf. Regt. helps screen the vision of a student from Nanaikapono Elementary School. The Golden Dragons partner with the elementary school through the School Partnership Program to increase Army involvement in the communities in which they live.

_____________________________________________________________

March 22, 2013

Golden Dragons set sights on grade school vision screenings

WAIANAE – Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, “Golden Dragons,” 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, visited Nanaikapono Elementary School, March 11, to help members of the Lions Club give vision screenings to students.

The visit was part of the School Partnership Program and gave the Golden Dragons a chance to give a little back to the community.

“I grew up in an area that needed some help,” said 1st Lt. Timothy McCracken, 1-14th Inf. operations officer. “I remember Soldiers and members of the community coming and helping us out with projects around the school. So, I think this is really just giving back, and I think 1-14th Golden Dragons leading the way on this is a great way to have a positive influence on the community.”

Lions Club members organized the vision screening with club members from the Ewa Beach and Kapolei branches coming out to work with the Golden Dragons to test the kids.

“Back in the 30s, Helen Keller identified Lions Club International as being crusaders for the blind, and she was also deafblind,”

said Sam Fisk, the Lions Club vision screening organizer.

“So, we are crusaders for blind- and hearing-disabled individuals, whether they are young, old or in between. But our primary mission in Hawaii,” he continued, “is to deal with school children, because vision is so important to the education of children in terms of their ability to acquire new knowledge and to be successful as adults.”

Fisk also said that it would be difficult to make the vision screenings happen without military support.

“Many Lions are employed, so when we have a heavy schedule of morning screenings, there are only so many retired Lions we can depend on to come out on a weekday morning,” Fisk said. “The Soldiers … have been very helpful to us because they fill in manpower to enable us to accomplish our mission. It is a win-win situation because it’s a public relations opportunity with community service. The service men and women provide more than defense. They also provide support.”

Community service like this event doesn’t just benefit the students, school, community or unit. It can provide a benefit to the individual Soldier, as well.

“Based off of this experience, having the community involvement will help me with my communications skills,” said Spc.

Brandon Russell, a medic with 1-14th Inf. “Being part of the community involvement will also help me understand different people and different learning styles. And, further in my career, it will allow me to be more open to community, helping my Soldiers to be more involved, as well, and allowing the force to be more of a presence in the community.”

———————————————

Thank you for your consideration,

Amy

____________________________

Amy L. Bugala

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs Chief, Community Relations

314 Sasaoka St.

BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF

Schofield Barracks, HI 96857

p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162

amy.bugala@us.army.mil

How are we doing? Comments are welcome at http://ice.disa.mil under Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Information Management and then Public Affairs.

Check us out on:

www.facebook.com/usaghawaii

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HB 224 Relating to Immersion Schools Hearing 3/22/13 at 9:05 a.m.

HB 224 is not one of Senator Shimabukuro’s bills but she is encourgaing you to support it and submit testimony:

 
  Hawaiian Language Immersion Program; Student Assessment; Appropriation ($)
Description: Requires the Department of Education to develop annual assessments in the Hawaiian language in language arts and mathematics for students in grades three through six, and in science for students in grade four in the Hawaiian Language Immersion Program. Makes an appropriation. (SD1)

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY

COMMITTEE ON WAYS AND MEANS

Senator David Y. Ige, Chair

Senator Michelle N. Kidani, Vice Chair

Has scheduled decision Making for:

Date: Friday, March 22, 2013       Time: 9:05 a.m.
Place: Conference Room 325 State Capitol, 415 South Beretania Street

 

TRUSTEE PETER APO TESTIFIES ON OHA BUDGET 3/20/13

Peter Apo (center), former State House Representative for the Wai`anae Coast, now serves as Trustee and Vice Chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Apo testified on the OHA budget before the Senate Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Committee on 3/20/13. Here is a link to HB222:http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=222&year=2013

Peter Apo (center), former State House Representative for the Wai`anae Coast, now serves as Trustee and Vice Chair of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Apo testified on the OHA budget before the Senate Tourism and Hawaiian Affairs Committee on 3/20/13. Here is a link to HB222:
http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=HB&billnumber=222&year=2013

Please submit testimony in support of SB 68 Hearing – Thursday 3/28

Please submit testimony in support of SB 68:

 
Description: Allows judges discretion in setting incarceration terms when sentencing drug offenders in certain class B
and class C felony cases to make the length of the sentence proportionate to the offense and related conduct.
Excludes certain offenses. (SD1)

 

The bill is scheduled to be heard by the House Judiciary Comm. on Thursday, 3/28, 2:00 p.m., in room 325. You may submit testimony using this link:

 
 
The Star-Advertiser recently published an editorial in support of SB68:

https://21maile.com/2013/03/04/article-repeal-drug-mandatory-minimums/

Native Hawaiian Male Youth Conference 5/28-30 – Deadline to Register 4/30/13

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‘Aha ‘Opio Kane is an anuual conference sponsored by Kia’i Oo ka’ala , project of Queen lili’uokalani Children’s Center. The three day/two night (s) conference will educate, equip and encourgae young men. Cultural practioners, community leaders, and a communtiy service project are part of the format.

For more information contact: Lyle Kaloi or Makaluana Feliciano at # 851-7800

 

Forms must be received by 4:30pm, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the Queen Lili’uokalani Children’s Center, Wai’anae Unit.

NANI ‘O WAIANAE and KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL 3/10/13

L-R: Kanaloa Alewae, Makalii Hatchie, and Alice Greenwood.

L-R: Kanaloa Alewae, Makalii Hatchie, and Alice Greenwood.

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Finished view

Sunday March 10th in Waianae planted 15 native plants, near the PVT waste management company.

“My name is Kanaloa I play for the WestSide Warriors and I am happy to do this for my community.” – Kanaloa Alewae

“Nani ‘O Waianae is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization comprised of grassroots volunteers committed to creating a community based educational awareness and hands-on program which address environmental issues unique to our coastal community. The organization is a certified affiliate of the national organization of Keep America Beautiful, Inc.”

(Language from keepinghawaiiclean.com)

Army conducting invasive species management effort at Makua – Mar. 20-21, 2013

March 20, 2013

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Aloha Community Leaders – For your use and consideration on your websites, newsletters or in social media.

The U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) and the Oahu Invasive Species Committee (OISC) are continuing efforts to stop the spread of invasive fountain grass on the Waianae Coast.

USAG-HI and OISC staff will be conducting an aerial spray operation on Makua Military Reservation, March 20-21, to eliminate a population of fountain grass.

The work involves the targeted application of an herbicide onto individual plants using a spray ball suspended from a small helicopter. During application, the helicopter may be visible from Farrington Highway near Makua Valley. Operations will only take place in optimal (low wind/rain) weather conditions. The last aerial spray application was conducted in late May 2012, and treated approximately 300 plants.

There are no rare or endangered plants within the treatment area, and the application does not pose a risk to ground or ocean waters, springs, or wells of Makua Valley. The activities are not expected to impact area motorists or hikers.

For more information or concerns about this effort, please contact U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Community Relations at 656-3158 or 656-3159.

BACKGROUND ON THE EFFORT:

Fountain grass is not native to Hawaii. It is a state-listed noxious weed, ecologically adapted to fuel brushfires. Fountain grass is well-established elsewhere on Oahu, notably Diamond Head and Lanikai. Community members can help stop the spread of invasive species by calling 808-266-7994 or visit www.oahuisc.org for more information.

OISC and USAG-HI efforts to stop the spread of fountain grass on the Waianae Coast began in 2011 after a population of the weed was discovered on the cliffs above Kaneana cave along Farrington Highway. During early efforts, staff walked the area and applied herbicide by hand to plants that were accessible. A majority of the plants are located on very steep terrain, however, making it too dangerous to control the entire population by hand.

Aerial treatment was the next critical step to eliminating the population, according to Army biologists.  The plants are scattered on approximately 30 acres of Army and neighboring land, however the operation targets a concentration of plants on approximately 9.6 acres of Army property.

Mahalo-
Amy
Amy L. Bugala
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Public Affairs Chief, Community Relations
314 Sasaoka St.
BLDG 300, RM 105, WAAF
Schofield Barracks, HI 96857
p:808-656-3158 // f:808-656-3162
amy.bugala@us.army.mil

How are we doing? Comments are welcome at http://ice.disa.mil, under Pacific, Schofield Barracks, Information Management and then Public Affairs.

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Reschedule​d to May 2013

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Legislative Advocacy Workshop
 
Do you want to know what really goes on at the State Capitol?
Get the inside scoop!
Workshop Time (10:00 am to 12 noon)

Specialized Training on the Legislative Process
by Alex Santiago, LSW
Workshop Content
art of advocacy

This training is applicable to anyone who wants to learn the Art of Advocacy and how to be more effective in promoting your cause through the legislative process.

The learning objectives for this workshop are:

  • Understanding how the legislative process works
  • Learning the tools to navigate the legislative system
  • The art of influencing policy making

Speaker Bio

Alex

Alex Santiago served in the Hawaii State Legislature from 1990 till 2000. He chaired the Committee on Health and the Committee on Ocean and Marine Resources. Upon his retirement from public office, he served for two years as the Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawai’i.

Alex is a Licensed Social Worker and has practiced in the field for more than 30 years. He started his social work career as the Youth Coordinator with the Waianae Rap Center and worked for four years as a CPS social worker.

Prior to embarking on his political career, Alex worked as the Director of Social Work at Kahuku Hospital. He also lectured on Social Policy and Macro Social Work at the graduate level at the University of Hawai’i, School of Social Work.

Alex is currently the Executive Director of the Hawai’i Psychological Association. He also serves as a consultant to the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-Hawai’i Division and the Hawai’i Dental Hygienists’ Association. In the past he has served as a consultant to The Hawai’i Nurses Association, Easter Seals of Hawai’i, The Mental Health Association of Hawai’i, Partners in Development, and others.

advocate

Alex was instrumental in starting up the organization PHOCUSED (Protecting Hawai’i’s Ohana, Children, Under Served, Elderly and Disabled) and served for five years as the Executive Director.

Workshop Dates & Venue:

Oahu Workshop: **Rescheduled to May, adding East Hawaii location as well.

Remarks

1. All payments must be submitted with a registration form.

2. Attach a copy of PayPal confirmation email if you don’t get a confirmation receipt no.

3. Cancellations made 3 working days prior to the workshop will be entitled to a full refund. No refunds will be made thereafter.

Address: HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union, 1226 College Walk, Honolulu, HI 96817

(fronting A’ala Street)

Workshop Fees

$50 for the workshop

$40 – Student Rate 

**Light refreshments will be served** 

Registration & Payment

a. Check

Download the Registration Form and send to our office together with a check payable to “PARENTS, Inc.” 

b. Credit Card

Click on the following PayPal button to make a credit card payment online. 

Buy Now

Please download and complete the Registration Form and email to us.

c. Purchase Order

Same as check payment, please send the Purchase Order together with the Registration Form. 

For inquiry, please call: (808) 235-0255 or email info@hawaiiparents.org

You may also visit our website at www.hawaiiparents.org

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Request for Testimony SCR 80 Re. Natural Disasters Hearing Tomorrow

NOTICE OF HEARING

SCR 80 & SR 47  

State Civil Defense; Natural Disasters; Evacuation Zones

REQUESTING THE HAWAII STATE CIVIL DEFENSE TO CONDUCT A STUDY REGARDING WHAT ACTIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN WHEN PEOPLE REFUSE TO LEAVE THEIR HOMES OR CLOSE THEIR BUSINESSES LOCATED IN EVACUATION ZONES DURING NATURAL DISASTERS.

Date: Thursday, March 21, 2013

Time: 2:45 p.m.

Place: Conference Room 224

State Capitol

415 South Beretania Street

Follow either link below to submit testimony:

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SCR&billnumber=80&year=2013

http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/measure_indiv.aspx?billtype=SR&billnumber=47