By The Way...
Old Spaghetti Factory restaurant has been named as one of the top 10
healthiest family restaurants in the country by Child magazine, a leading
national parenting publication with more than 1 million readers. After
evaluating more than 125 national restaurant chains over a five-month
period, Child magazine recognized The Old Spaghetti Factory as among the
best for offering simple, appealing and complete meals for kids,
nutritional pasta meals (and limited
fried foods), and healthy choices such as salad and beverage
Teruya received the Agency Hands in the Community award for his commitment
to volunteering in the community. With this award comes a $500 grant from
The Allstate Foundation for the Rotary District 5000 Foundation, where
Teruya volunteers. Teruya has been a Rotarian since 1987. He has actively
participated in many local and international projects.
Richard Ellis Hawaii, Inc. has awarded Andrew D. Starn Rookie of the Year,
which is presented annually to an outstanding first-year CBRE Hawaii
broker who exemplifies the high quality of client service for which the
company is known and has completed one year of brokerage service with the
company. Starn specializes in commercial real estate properties throughout
Hawaii and is currently an associate in the retail properties division at
CBRE Hawaii. He represents landlords with their leasing needs for 12
retail centers on Oahu. Among his current projects is recon-figuring and
strengthening the retail mix at Koko Marina Shopping Center.
American Diabetes Association recently announced the hiring of Majken
Mechling as executive director of its Hawaii area offices. Mechling
previously served as the executive director of the Juvenile Diabetes
Research Foundation’s Hawaii chapter. She has extensive experience in
non-profit management, including program design, fundraising, special
events, planned giving, major gift recruitment, grant writing, marketing
and organizational development.
Anderson, president of the YMCA of Honolulu, announced that the Mary F.
and Walter D. Frear Eleemosynary Trust has made a contribution of $500,000
to the YMCA of Honolulu capital campaign, “Reaching for Tomorrow: Our
Commitment to Kids, Families, and Communities.” The donation consists of
$250,000 for the new Leeward YMCA lobby; $150,000 for the new Waianae
Coast YMCA lobby; and $100,000 for physical access renovations at the YMCA
Camp Erdman dining hall. In addition, the YMCA will name a room in the new
Kalihi YMCA for the Frears.
Queen’s Med-ical Center recently announced that Alyson Kau was named the
2003 Employee of the Year. Kau was selected from 12 other candidates who were
named Employee of the Month by The Queen’s Medical Center throughout
2003. Kau is a social worker and substance abuse counselor at the Day
Treatment Services at The Queen’s Medical Center’s Kaheihei-malie
Building. Her duties include supervising the Dual Diagnosis Programs and
the Community Transition Program, in addition to being a mentor and
instructor for social work, psychology and counseling students.
Downes of Kailua, a physics major at The Ohio State University, was
recently inducted into the revitalized Ohio State Chapter of Sigma Pi
Sigma, the national physics honor society Sigma Pi Sigma recognizes
outstanding scholarship in undergraduate physics students, as well as
advanced degree holders who contribute to physics education.
of Women Leaders named Dr. Janice Nielsen and Dr. Mary Sheridan, ACSW, as
2003 Leader of the Year awardees at its annual meeting. The recipients,
chosen from the public and private sectors, best exemplify OWL’s mission
statement and have achieved many of its goals and objectives. Nielsen
received the Leader of the Year award for the public sector. She is the
director of government and legislative affairs for the U.S. Army, serving
as the liaison with the Army Pacific Headquarters and governmental
officials at the federal, state and local levels for Hawaii, Alaska, Guam,
and American Samoa. Sheridan received the Leader of the Year award for the
private sector. She is professor and program chair of social work at
Hawaii Pacific University. A career medical social worker, Sheridan has
developed the bachelor’s program in social work at HPU and has published
extensively on medical social work.
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Construction, Inc., is the first construction company in Hawaii to
receive the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program
(SHARP) certification. SHARP is a safety recognition program of the U.S.
Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration.
CORRECTION: On page three of the March
2004 issue, we incorrectly spelled the name of American Express financial
advisor Ginine Castillo. We regret the error.