By The Way...
The Girl Scouts recently honored Gov. Linda
Lingle during the “Woman of Distinction Dinner” for her work as a
troop leader and board member. The Council is particularly pleased that
Gov. Lingle has accepted this honor because of her steadfast commitment to
the Girl Scout movement in Hawaii. As a young woman, Lingle served as a
troop leader on Molokai during the late 1970s and later served as a member
of the council’s board of directors for three years until she resigned
upon becoming governor.
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Dennis Tulang, P.E. has joined M&E Pacific, Inc., a
Hawaii consulting engineering firm, as a senior project manager. Tulang
has more than 30 years of wastewater and environmental engineering
experience. As senior project manager, Tulang will be responsible for
overseeing all of M&E Pacific’s water, wastewater
and environmental projects.
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Pacific Resources for Education and Learning
recently received a Healthy Workplace Award from the Hawaii Psychological
Association. The award, which recognizes organizations that promote
psychological health in the workplace, was presented at the Hawaii
Psychological Association’s annual conference.
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Jamba Juice and the Hawaii Food-bank
received over 25,000 pounds of rice during the recent “Race for Rice”
campaign. The campaign was launched to help meet the Foodbank’s urgent
need for rice. The community was encouraged to “race” down to any
Jamba Juice location on Oahu, Maui and Kona with
their rice donations to receive valuable Jamba Juice coupons. The
Foodbank was truly grateful for the community’s donations and their dedication
to help feed the hungry in Hawaii.
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The Friends of Iolani Palace is pleased to
announce volunteer opportunities at Iolani Palace. As a Palace volunteer,
you will be working in one of Hawaii’s most precious cultural treasures,
a gift of Hawaii’s past. Three-hour shifts are available from Tuesday
through Saturday. Please call 522-0821 for further information.
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Francesca DePasquale (l) and Valerie Kunimoto (c), both Saint
Francis School graduates, are congratulated by St.Francis Principal,
Sister Joan of Arc (r), after being designated Advanced Placement (AP)
Scholars by the College Board in recognition of their exceptional
achievement on the college-level Advance Placement Program Exams. The 2003
graduates scored in the top 15 percent of secondary-school students taking
the AP Program Exams. Ms. DePasquale, daughter of Damian and Angel
DePasquale is currently attending Georgetown University. Ms. Kunimoto,
daughter of Warren and Lori Kunimoto currently attends the University of
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The Bishop Museum took its first plunge into
historic soil in mid-November by breaking ground on its new $40 million
Science Learning Center. With Phase I of the project scheduled to open in
December 2005, the Center will be the only facility in Hawaii dedicated to
showcasing the latest in scien-tific technology and research, educating
visitors on such topics as oceanography, volcanology, meteorology,
biodi-versity and ecology. The 19,000-square-foot Phase I will feature a
26-foot erupting volcano, the crevasses of a lifelike lava tube, a Living
Islands Gallery with insects and other organisms and interactive
activities in the Deep Oceans Gallery.
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Waikiki Health Center is wrapping up its Back to School Campaign that raised more than $16,500 through canisters placed in retail locations. Generously sponsored by Hawaii Dental Service, campaign proceeds will be used to help cover the cost of providing more than 1,000 medical visits to school-age children, most of them for immunizations and school physicals. Funds for the campaign were collected in over 250 canisters placed at 125 retail locations. Volunteers from the Central Y and the Kiwanis clubs helped to pick up and deliver the fundraising cans, Seniors at the MoiliIli Community Center helped to label the cans, and people at the Bank of Hawaii’s Kapahulu Branch counted all the money raised.