Every Saturday May-June 2013

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Makaha Clean Up 6/1/13

Makaha Clean Up Day


Saturday, June 1, 2013
9am at Makaha Marketplace.
The day wil start out with a pule kakou
and disburse to the 2 adopt a parks,
Keaau & Maunalahilahi.

Then meeting
at Lahilahi Beach Park for
lunch and fellowship.
Call John Desoto 695-8951 or Emily Auwae 216-4886

Job Opening at UH (Home Visitor)

Position#/Title: 0085266T, Jr. Specialist (Home Visitor)
Search Committee Chair: Jean Johnson (jeanj@hawaii.edu)
Other Users: Colleen Souza, Durome Campbell,
Closing Date: May 8, 2013
Search Committee info: N/A
Other Contact on Ad: Dewayne Bettag (dbettag@hawaii.edu)

Title: Junior Specialist (Home Visitor)

  • Position Number:
  •  Hiring Unit:
    College of Education/Center on Disability Studies
  • Location:
    Manoa Campus
  • Date Posted:
    April 23, 2013
  •  Closing Date:
    May 08, 2013
  •  Salary Information:
    Commensurate with education and experience.
  •  Monthly Type:
    11 Month
  •  Tenure Track:
    Non Tenure
  • Full Time/Part Time:
    Full Time
  •  Temporary/Permanent:
    Temporary – Not to Exceed: July 31, 2014

  •  Other Conditions:
    Federal Funds to begin approximately May 2013, continuation dependent on performance and renewal of funds.
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    Duties and Responsibilities

    1. Be responsible for assisting the Principal Investigator and Project Coordinator with the implementation of Project SPIRIT with duties including, but not limited to, the following:
    2. Assist with the implementation of a federally-funded Project SPIRIT (Supporting Parents In Responsive Interactions and Teaching) to provide intervention services for preschool children and their families in predominately Native Hawaiian communities.
    3. Eventual hire will receive training and certification in the Responsive Teaching Curriculum (responsiveteaching.org), and must be willing to learn and implement said curriculum.
    4. Services to be provided in multiple locations, including homes, parks, and community sites mainly on the Leeward and Windward sides of Oahu.
    5. Will require extensive data entry of encounter information.
    6. Will involve interacting with community organizations and assisting with public relations work relative to the project.
    7. Other duties include assisting with grant preparation, including conducting literature searches.

    Minimum Qualifications

    1. Masters degree in education, sociology, psychology, social work, public health, or a related field.
    2. Must have direct experience working with preschool children and their families.
    3. Must have reliable transportation, flexible schedule, and willingness to travel.
    4. Ability and willingness to learn a new developmental based curriculum.
    5. Ability to present to small groups and communicate effectively.
    6. Must be able to commit to the project long-term.
    7. Must be a team player but with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well.

    Desirable Qualifications

    1. Degree related to early childhood education or development.
    2. Experience conducting developmental assessments on preschool children.
    3. Experience administering the Battelle Developmental Inventory 2 (BDI-2).
    4. Experience working in a client’s home or in the community.
    5. Experience with or knowledge of Hawaiian culture and communities located on the Leeward Coast and in Waimanalo.

  • To Apply:
    Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names of 3 professional references, vitae and official transcripts to the address below.
  • Address:
    1. Center on Disability Studies
    2. Personnel Search Committee (Attn: Jean Johnson)
    3. 1410 Lower Campus Rd., Bldg.171F
    4. Honolulu, HI 96822-2313
  • Inquiries:
    1. Jean Johnson; 808-956-2653; jeanj@hawaii.edu
    2. Dewayne Bettag; 808-956-4453; dbettag@hawaii.edu
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  • The University of Hawaii is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

    Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

“Seeds of Hope” Screening at Coffee Talk

Screening May 10, 2013, at “Film Firday” at Coffee Talk – 3601 Waialae Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii 96816

“HRDC is proud to present a Danny Miller film. Seeds of Hope tells the story of agriculture and food in Hawai‘i. Through the voices of f…armers, teachers, industry experts and community members, it covers the Islands’ historic agricultural sytems; the modern pressures of urban development; the plantation legacy and the impacts of its withdrawal; and the state’s growing food insecurity at a time when healthy, locally-produced food is something that more and more people want. Seeds of Hope paints a moving portrait of Hawai‘i’s struggle to resolve conflicting demands on its limited agricultural lands. This film is a must-see for anybody interested in farming, food, rural education, cultural practice and policy development.”


Neighborho​od Board 24 Agenda

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Waianae Coast Neighborhood Board No. 24


TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2013



7:00 P.M. TO 9:45 P.M.

  1. CALL TO ORDER/WELCOME: Johnnie-Mae L. Perry, Chair

E-mail: waianaenb24@yahoo.com

    • FILLING OF BOARD VACANCY: One (1) Vacancy in Sub-District 01 (Waianae)

    4. MONTHLY REPORTS, PART 1 (Limited to 3 minutes. Questions/comments limited to 2 minutes)

    A. Honolulu Fire Department

    B. Honolulu Police Department

    C. U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division – Lieutenant-Colonel Derrick Cheng

    D. Ordinance Reef Update – Mr. Hudson Kekaula

    E. Board of Water Supply – Mr. Keoni Mattos

    F. Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s Representative – Mr. Ian Santee

    G. Councilmember Kymberly Pine

    E-mail: kmpine@honolulu.gov or call 808-768-5001


    A. Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes for April 2, 2013

    B. Treasurer’s Report – Fiscal Officer

    C. Approval of Agenda Time/Format

    D. Approval of Purchasing Flags/Poles (Estimated Cost $500-$800)

    E. Major General Kurt Fuller, Senior Commander, U.S. Army, Hawaii, April 30, 2013 at Fort Shafter. The Future Stationing of U.S. Army Soldiers in Hawaii. – Al Frenzel (Ret. Army Colonel)

    1. COMMITTEE REPORTS/UPDATES/BOARD ACTION (Limited to 3 minutes. Questions/Comments limited to 2 minutes)

We need your help to support our District!


honolulu_seal-ccCouncilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine
Honolulu City Council – District OneEwa, Ewa Beach, Kapolei, Makakilo, Kalaeloa, Honokai Hale, Ko Olina, Nanakuli, Ma’ili, Wai’anae, Makaha, Keaau, Makua

It is important that you contact the Mayor TODAY.
Please urge him to SUPPORT our District!

Next week the City Council will host its budget hearing which will include three important projects that I am fighting to secure. These projects, and others in the budget bills will positively affect the quality of life in our District.

Included in the projects that will benefit our District is a multi-million dollar investment in Makaha Beach Park and Pu’u O Hulu (Ma’ili Kai) Community Park, as well as continued funding for the Leeward Coast Benefits Program – a $1.5 million community improvement package that will benefit Leeward residents and community service providers.

However, this is just the first step. The budget process is just beginning and we need Mayor Caldwell and his Administration to support these important community improvements!

Will you stand with me and tell the Mayor that you support these important projects to improve the quality of life for Leeward residents?

Councilmember Pine’s

District One
Funding Priorities


My funding priorities focus on services and programs that will bring positive changes throughout the Leeward Coast and the Ewa Region. In addition to the three important projects my other priorities include:

Weed & Seed Program
$150,000 to support the juvenile crime prevention program, serving Ewa Beach.

Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrades
$17.2 million to plan and construct facility improvements to address energy usage, outflow and water treatment.

Farrington Highway Improvements
$2.6 million to plan, design and construct: bike paths, pedestrian sidewalks, lighting and other safety improvements on City portions of Farrington Highway.

Kapolei Regional Park
$300,000 to construct park improvements.

Call Mayor Kirk Caldwell (768-4141) and Managing Director Ember Shinn (768-6634) or email mayor@honolulu.gov today. Tell them that you support these projects in Bill 11 (Leeward Coast Benefits Program) and Bill 12 (Makaha and Pu’u O Hulu Parks).

Please also consider attending the Budget Committee hearing at Honolulu Hale on May 9th at 9:00 a.m. to voice your support for these projects in Bills 11 and 12. Register to testify by clicking here or by calling 768-3815. If you cannot make it to the meeting on May 9th, click here to email written testimony in support of the Leeward Coast Benefit Package in Bill 11 and the Makaha and Pu’u O Hulu Parks in Bill 12.

With your help, we will make sure that the Leeward Coast and Ewa Region will continue to shine as a vibrant and growing community!