Hawaii Hotel Association’s Visitor Industry Charity Walk celebrated 25
years of aloha by raising a total of $810,000 for Hawaii’s charities.
Light Marketing Group, Inc. has promoted Suzanne Watanabe to Account
Manager. Watanabe has a great deal of experience in event coordination,
public relations and advertising. Watanabe is also a frequent contributor
to the By The Way page of Oahu Island News.
Hawaii Historical Society re-elected Hardy Spoehr as president for
2003-2004 at the Society’s Annual Membership meeting. Also elected were
Mike Durant, Walter H. Ikeda, Linda Menton, PhD and C. Dudley Pratt Jr. to
the Society’s Board of Trustees for four-year terms.
The Steakhouse has named David Martin regional general manager, overseeing
Morton’s restaurant management teams in Honolulu, Hong Kong and
Singapore. In addition he will serve as general manager on Morton’s, The
Steakhouse Honolulu, responsible for day-to-day operations, sales and
marketing, development and training of the staff management, and financial
Financial Management Association (CFMA), the only non-profit organization
dedicated to serving the financial professional in the construction
industry, announced its 2003 Officers and directors. Garrett J. Sullivan
of Kaikor Construction Associates, Inc. was named the 2003 President.
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) is pleased to announce the
induction of Henry Eng, Community Development Manager for the Estate of
James Campbell into the elite membership of AICP’s College of Fellows. On
March 29th, Eng was welcomed as a Fellow of AICP on the basis of
individual achievement in the field of urban and rural planning at a
ceremony held in conjunction with the American Planning Association’s
National Planning Conference in Denver, Colorado.
Park Shore Waikiki has promoted Stephanie Nojima as its new Hotel Manager.
She was promoted from the position of Director of Sales. Nojima created
and implemented new standard operating procedures for sales and
Reservations Departments focusing on new market niches, resulting in a ten
percent increase in sales revenue during challenging times for other
Hawaii State Teachers Association (HSTA)
elected Roger Takabayashi as president. He will serve his first term in
office beginning Tuesday, July 8, 2003. Takabayashi is a student services
coordinator at Dole Middle School, and is a former HSTA vice president,
secretary-treasurer and board member.
Opera Theatre (HOT) recently honored four board members, past and present,
with the first annual Mary Pfeiffer Volunteer Recognition Award. The award
was established in honor of long-time HOT board member, volunteer and
supporter Mary Pfeiffer, who passed away in 2002. Recipients included:
Marian Vaught and Rhoda Hackler, who combined have serviced the HOT board
for over fifty years; founding HOT board member and co-counsel Robert B.
Bunn, esq.; and Tom Huber, who continues to serve as treasurer of the
board. Pictured (L to R): Tom Huber, Rhoda Hackler, James H. McCoy (HOT
board president), Marian Vaught and Robert B. Bunn.
Hawaii Pacific University student news-paper, Kalamalama,
received a top national award and a national First Place with Special
Merit award that placed it among the top seven college newspapers in the
to Me International Foundation, a Hawaii-based nonprofit organization that
actively promotes reading aloud to children, has received a grant of
$60,000 from the Hawaii Pizza Hut Literacy Fund. Monies will be used to
fund a variety of programs, primarily the Read to Me Conference, which was
held in mid June 2003, at the Hawaii Convention Center.
Restaurants of Hawaii is donating more than $8,700 to the American Red
Cross for the victims of December’s devastating typhoon in Guam. The
funds were raised at all 78 McDonald’s restaurants statewide in January
from the canisters normally used to collect funds for Ronald McDonald
House Charities of Hawaii. A check of $8,769.44 was presented to Stan Lum,
director of financial development for the American Red Cross - Hawaii
of Hawaii Charities, Inc. distributed record-level contributions of
$800,000 to not-for-profit organizations that support programs benefiting
Hawaii’s children, youth, men, women and needy in 2003. The majority of
the funding was raised through the Sony Open in Hawaii PGA TOUR golf
tournament (one of largest charitable fund-raising events in Hawaii) and
in a charity partnership with The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg
Foundation, Inc. “We are pleased to support these organizations that
make a significant difference in our communities,” said Anthony R.
Guerrero, Jr., president of the Friends of Hawaii Charity.
students raised $56,620 for Aloha United Way’s 2002 fundraising campaign
through the “Student Aloha” program. The Aloha United Way honored
three public and three private schools that raised the most money. The
public schools were: Aliamanu School, Pearl Ridge Elementary and Moanalua
High School. The private schools were: St. Francis School, Mid-Pacific
Institute and Sacred Hearts Academy. In all, 32 public schools
Coquia of St. Francis School has been selected as one of two students from
29 local private and public schools to represent the State of Hawaii at
the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) World Leadership Congress. The high school
sophomore will serve as Hawaii’s ambassador at the seven-day conference,
which will be held July 18-25 at George Washington University in
Washington D.C. Coquia is currently a sophomore at St. Francis High
Francis School was recently awarded the Triple Crown Accreditation, the
highest level of accreditation from the Accrediting Commission for Schools
for the maximum term of six years. Saint Francis School is among the first
schools in Hawaii to use a brand new protocol developed by three separate
accrediting bodies, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the
Western Catholic Education Association and the Hawaii Association of
National Arbor Day Foundation in Lincoln, Nebraska recently named Honolulu
a 2002 Tree City USA. This marks the 25th year that Honolulu has been
awarded this designation. Tree City USA recognizes communities that have
proven their commitment to an effective, ongoing forestry program through
evaluation criteria that the Foundation established, such as maintenance
and new beautification projects.
Mrs. Charlotte (Henry B.) Clark was
elected to the La Pietra Board of Trustees for a two-year term. She is the
mother of Maria Francis Parkhill, who graduated from La Pietra in 1974.