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High Street Journal An Official Publication of the County of Maui

May 2014

“BLOSSOMS FOR THE BRAVE” EVENT TO BE HELD MAY 23 OLDER AMERICAN AWARDS PRESENTED TO RUGE & WRIGHT FIRST-EVER “MADE IN MAUI COUNTY” FESTIVAL ACCEP PTING VENDOR APPLICATIONS, SPONSORS

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CONTENTS

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Message from the Mayor.................................................................................... 3 M.D. Minute ........................................................................................................... 4 Happenings at the County ............................................................................. 5

PUBLISHER / EDITOR

Lynn Araki-Regan EDITORIAL COORDINATORS Lois Whitney Tiffany Iida Herman Andaya, Jr. Rod Antone PHOTO COORDINATOR Ryan Piros Jaime Kane

Ruge, Wright honored as Outstanding Older American Awardees................................................................................................................. 7 First-ever “Made in Maui County” Festival accepting vendor applications, sponsors ....................................................................................... 8 Silversword plants journey to Korea and back for Goyang International Horticulture Show.................................................................... 9 Expert study finds no health risks with smart meters .......................... 10

CONTRIBUTORS

Local schools benefit from annual phone book recycling ................. 11 Dana Acosta Karen Arakawa Mayor Alan Arakawa Stacia Ash SeaRay Beltran Nita Fernandez Carolyn Franklin Robynne Fukunaga Theresa Gerry Kimberly Haueisen Jennifer Hawkins Jaime Kane Karen Phaneuf Simone Polak Teena Rasmussen Keith Regan Jan Roberson Sandy Ryan Crystal Sakai Charlene Sakamoto Sarah Shim Butch Soares Hana Steel Yuki Lei Sugimura Jacky Takakura Deanna Thyssen Kit Zulueta

Equal pay for equal value ................................................................................. 12 Hawaiian Canoe Club receives $15,000 grant from Saltchuk Resources Inc. ........................................................................................................ 13 County Kitchen ..................................................................................................... 13 Workshops at Maui County Business Resource Center announced for May .................................................................................................................... 14 B & C Highlight...................................................................................................... 15 Did you know that...? ......................................................................................... 16 Kupaianaha (“Blessings of Life”)..................................................................... 17 Various events, volunteer opportunities available at Kaunoa............21 Kulia i ka nuu ......................................................................................................... 22 Photo Gallery ......................................................................................................... 23

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MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR Aloha everyone,

I’d like to share a story about one of our own county employees, who really embodies what we mean when we refer to “public service.” Keoki Pfaeltzer works for our Aquatics Division as one of our pool lifeguards. Last summer while camping with his family on his day off, he noticed someone out in the ocean struggling in the rough waters of Maalaea Bay. Keoki saw the victim go face down in the water and stop moving. He then told his wife to call 911 and to alert emergency responders as to what was happening. He then swam out to the victim using his long board despite 30 knot prevailing winds. Keoki swam about a quarter mile and found the man unresponsive and not breathing. He began to resuscitate the victim by placing him on his surfboard. After 10 minutes of conducting CPR, he flagged down the commercial vessel Ocean Odyssey and a U.S. Coast Guard vessel which was enroute to his location. After the victim was secured Keoki began swimming back, but then turned around to help a second victim in the water. Apparently this second victim had swam out to try and help as well but panicked when he saw a large tiger shark. Keoki swam over, secured the second victim and helped him to shore. The the first victim in this case did not survive, but Keoki’s actions should be noted because they were brave, selfless and quick-thinking. He was alert and recognized that someone needed help, had the good sense to have someone call 911 before he paddled out, attempted to conduct CPR in the open ocean (a very difficult task on a moving surfboard) and swam over to help a second man despite the fact that a shark was spotted nearby. The U.S. Coast Guard was so impressed that they plan to award Keoki Pfaeltzer their Certificate of Valor later this month, the first time they have done so for one of our county lifeguards. They feel that Keoki deserves this honor, and so do we. Congratulations Keoki, and thank you for all that you do. Aloha and God bless,

Mayor Alan Arakawa

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M.D. Minute A Message from Managing Director Keith Regan

The recent Budget proceedings have brought to mind the importance of integrity as it relates to the way our government functions, which influences the way we work together to serve the public. Integrity as defined by one of America’s most common household namesOprah Winfrey- means doing the right thing, knowing that nobody will know whether you did it or not. This is often the case in our daily work patterns, where it could be tempting to cut corners or leave small tasks undone. While “the easy way out” could be less time-consuming or frustrating, the sense of gratification gained by going the extra mile far outweighs any feelings of guilt from taking a shortcut. My son Riley, now in the third grade, will be faced with many similar challenges as he grows up, especially in this age of technology. The lure of getting a better grade by using test answers texted by a friend; “borrowing” material from an online source for a term paper; the list of ways to cheat the system go on and on. As County employees and public servants, we uphold the public trust, especially in the handling of taxpayer dollars and government funding that gets allocated to businesses, non-profits and individuals. Likewise, Mayor Arakawa’s administration takes great pride in caring for each of the County’s more than 2,500 employees, and recognizes how hard each one of you works. Although we may not have received every item requested in our FY 2015 budget, we will continue to advocate for the needed equipment, pay, training and other important things you need to do your job effectively—and safely. Your well-being is important, and your contributions are highly valued. Yet at the end of every day, the only thing each of us takes with us is the satisfaction of knowing we did the best we could do, for today. As the famous poet Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The reward of a thing well done, is to have done it.” I’m extremely proud of the work you do, and the many ways our County serves our community. Thank you.

Keith Regan Managing Director

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Happenings at

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ANNUAL “BLOSSOMS FOR THE BRAVE” LEIMAKING EVENT AT COUNTY BUILDING TO HONOR VETERANS Shuttle available, flower donations requested The public is invited to participate in a community lei-making event on the front lawn of the County Building on Friday, May 23 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free event, sponsored by Kaunoa Senior Services and the Office of the Mayor, is intended to gather the community to make a total of more than 2,500 lei. The lei will be placed on veterans’ graves at Makawao Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day by Girl Scouts. Ample parking and a free shuttle to the County Building will be available from the War Memorial Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium parking lot every half-hour from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Live music by Kevin Kanemoto & Friends will be featured, along with Emcee Kathy Collins. Flower donations are requested; flowers and greenery may be dropped off between 8:30 11:30 a.m. on the day of the event, at the South High Street parking lot fronting the County Building. Examples of materials needed include: lei needles and crochet thread; green Ti leaves (cut and frozen); crown flowers; orchids; Bozu flowers; Plumeria (buds and partially open); Bougainvillea flowers and leaves; and other sturdy flowers.

Pre-sewn lei are also welcome; lei should be 16”-24” long before tying. “It’s inspiring to see so many people from all walks of life come together to remember our veterans in this meaningful and beautiful way,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Each lei represents our gratitude for their service, and for the many ways they helped shape the community we live in today.” For more information, call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308. COUNTY TO SPONSOR DIABETES MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a “Better Choices, Better Health” Diabetes SelfManagement workshop series at Kaiser Maui Lani. This series will meet from 9 - 11:30 a.m. on six Wednesdays from June 25 through August 6, 2013. The Better Choices, Better Health diabetes program is an evidence-based, educational “Healthy Aging” program developed by Stanford University to help adults manage their diabetes as well as their overall health. Included

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in the series are achievable action plans for improving nutrition, exercise, relaxation, communication skills, medication management and more. Participants will receive the book, “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” and a relaxation CD, “Time for Healing.” Cost is $10 for individuals age 60+ and for caregivers of any age. The cost for individuals age 59 and below is $35; scholarships are available. For more information or to register for the series, call Better Choices, Better Health Coordinator Mary Kay Hoffman at 463-3166. FIRE & PUBLIC SAFETY COMMISSION COMPLETES ANNUAL EVALUATION OF CHIEF The Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission recently completed its annual evaluation of Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray. This evaluation is mandated by the Maui County Charter. The evaluation takes into consideration the categories of leadership, budget preparation, annual review and update of the MFD strategic plan, department participation in community activities, communication, maintaining leadership and promoting a professional presence in the community and supervising the merger of the Ocean Safety Department from the Park s Department to MFD as directed by the charter amendment. Chief Murray has performed exceptionally well in relation to the Commission’s expectations. “His continued effort to move the Department forward in the area of having MFD is a challenge that he has not wavered toward completion,” says Commission Chairman William Soares. It is also noted that he was creative enough to be the first department statewide to have MFD recruits train with the State Fire recruits.

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The Commission feels that Maui County is fortunate to have a Chief that performs to such a s high standard, especially with all the challenges that he faces on a daily basis - those being economic issues, emergencies, and equipment and building acquisition and

maintenance. Soares says “Maui County is in good hands with the entire team that is present at the Maui County Fire Department.” MEMORIAL FUND ESTABLISHED FOR VICTIMS AND FAMILIES OF LANA`I AIRPLACE CRASH A “Maui County Remembers” memorial fund has been established by Pūlama Lāna‘i to provide financial assistance to the families of those who perished or were injured in the Lāna‘i plane crash on February 26, 2014. All funds will be allocated to assist crash victims and their families. “Our hearts go out to the families who have lost loved ones and those who were injured in this tragic accident,” said Kurt Matsumoto, Chief Operating Officer of Pūlama Lāna‘i. “This fund was created to aid the victims and their families during this difficult time of recovery and healing.” Mayor Arakawa said there has been an “outpouring of support” for the victims’ families, but no mechanism to direct financial support to them. “Pūlama Lāna‘i has helped facilitate the process, and we are grateful for their assistance.” Donations are accepted at any Bank of Hawaii branch; checks should be made payable to “Maui County Remembers.” Online donations may be made through May 31, 2014 with any major credit card or PayPal at www. MauiCountyRemembers.org. For more information, contact Debbie Adachi at ph. (808) 237-2234 or via email at dadachi@ pulamalanai.com. DMVL CLOSING SATELLITE OFFICES FOR STAFF TRAINING The Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing will be closing its satellite offices in Hana, Kihei, Lahaina, Lanai City, Molokai and Pukalani on Friday, May 16, 2014 in order to conduct staff training. The Kahului Service Center located at the Maui Mall will remain open from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014. All DMVL offices will resume their regular customer service hours on Monday, May 19, 2014. For more information, call 270-7363.


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Ruge, Wright honored as Outstanding Older American Awardees The Maui County Office on Aging held its 46th annual Outstanding Older American Awards on May 6, 2014 at the Maui Beach Hotel, and announced the winners of this year’s Outstanding Older American Awards: Fred Ruge and Kanee Wright. Background on the winners: Fred Ruge is an 84-year-old with the spring of youth in his devotion to help veterans of Maui through his leadership, fundraising, transportation to appointments and guidance through the challenging path to VA benefits. His accomplishments are notable: Korean War Combat Vet, lobbying to expand Makawao Veterans Cemetery, helping create jobs for returning Afghan vets, preventing veterans’ suicides, extending his helping hand to the homeless, and helping the poor as a Salvation Army holiday bell ringer. Kanee Wright is an 83-year-old volunteer at Hale Maha‘olu’s Home Pumehana site in Kaunakakai, Molokai. She loves to help and lives up to her middle name of “Happy,” bringing a smile with her everywhere she goes. She loves to keep busy by cleaning Home Pumehana’s windows, screens, tables and chairs, as well as running errands for the kitchen, office and maintenance shop, and delivering parcels when she is not on the road delivering nutritious meals to the Friendly Isle’s frail, homebound seniors.

Each May, the nation celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions and provide them with information to help them stay healthy and active. This year’s theme, “Safe Today. Healthy Tomorrow,” highlights injury prevention. Older adults are at a much higher risk of unintentional injury and even death than the rest of the population. Unintentional injuries to this population result in millions of medically treated injuries and more than 30,000 deaths every year. With a focus on safety during Older Americans Month, the Administration for Community Living plans to use this opportunity to raise awareness on how older Americans can live longer, healthier lives.

were Audrey Rocha Reed, Director of Heritage Hall; Ronna Patty, PHN; Cesar Gaxiola, Executive Director of the Cameron Center; Scott Seto, Executive Director of Adult and Community Care branch of the Department of Human Services; and Sandy Freeman, Executive Director, Maui Adult Day Care Centers. The 10 nominees for the 2014 Outstanding Older Americans Awards were Louise Corpuz, Penny Dearborn, Sally Gospodarek, Barbara Kennedy, Kathleen Ordonez, Patsy Ponce, Tom Leuteneker, Fred Ruge, John Tryggestad and Kanee Wright. For more information on the awards program, contact Jan Roberson at 270-8221.

Judges for this year’s awards

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First-Ever “Made in Maui County” Festival accepting vendor applications, sponsors The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development recently announced that the inaugural “Made in Maui County” Festival will be held November 7 and 8, 2014 at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center in Kahului. Approximately 6,000 to 8,000 residents and visitors are anticipated to attend the event, which will showcase a wide variety of madein-Maui County products, including foods, produce, art, crafts, jewelry, fashion, gifts, collectibles and more in one location. Planning for the first-ever festival is in full swing with vendor applications and sponsorship forms now being accepted on the event’s official website: www. MadeInMauiCountyFestival.com. The event is being presented by the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development in partnership with the Maui Chamber of Commerce. Two informational sessions will be held at the Cameron Center for local businesses interested in participating as a vendor and who need assistance in completing their Vendor Application: Friday, May 23 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm, and Wednesday, June 11 from 5 pm to 6 pm.

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“This new festival will benefit our local economy in many ways,” said Mayor Alan Arakawa. “Besides giving local merchants the chance to showcase and sell their locally produced items, it stimulates our economy as a whole by bringing in interested shoppers to our island. In other words, everyone benefits both directly and indirectly from the festival.”

vendors, food trucks and more! Admission is $3; children 12 and under are free. Patterned after the successful “Made In Hawaii” Festival, this new Maui County event offers greater opportunities for local businesses to participate.

Vendors must be based in Maui County and feature a minimum of 51 percent, value-added in Hawaii. Booth space will be assigned based on type of product and on a first-come, firstserved basis. Vendor applications can be downloaded from www. MadeInMaui CountyFestival.com; click on “Vendors” button. Sponsorship opportunities are another way for companies to show their support of Maui County’s entrepreneurs and their products while increasing visibility for their own business. To receive a Sponsor Packet, click on the “Sponsors” button on the festival website. The event will kick-off with a Wholesale Buyers and Distributors Event/Reception (by invitation-only) on Friday, November 7th from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. On Saturday, November 8 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Festival will be open to the public with approximately 100 vendors offering a myriad of made in Maui County products, plus food, demonstrations, restaurant

“Not all businesses can afford to go to Oahu for the ‘Made In Hawaii’ festival,” said Teena Rasmussen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. “Costs for transportation, accommodations and staffing can quickly add up. That’s why this new event was created to make it more affordable and convenient for our local businesses to showcase their products right here at home.” “Both residents and visitors are always looking for things made by local people, local hands, local hearts, to keep dollars in our community and to grow these outstanding businesses,” said Maui Chamber of Commerce President Pamela Tumpap. “This Made In Maui County Festival will be a celebration of the many wonderful products created here on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.” For more information, visit www. MadeInMauiCountyFestival. com, email info@ MadeInMauiCountyFestival. com or call (808) 244-0081. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter (#MIMCF2014), Instagram and Pinterest.


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Silversword plants journey to Korea and back for Goyang International Horiculture Show Trip marks the first time the plant has left Haleakalā National Park since being listed as a Threatened Species The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development recently secured the necessary permits to take three Silversword specimens from the greenhouse at Haleakalā National Park (HNP) to be preserved by specialists and displayed at South Korea’s Goyang International Horticulture Show in the show’s rare plant exhibit. Economic Development Director Teena Rasmussen reported that the Maui booth won the Prime Minister’s Award, the 2nd highest award presented at the show. The County of Maui had a large booth at the horticulture show in which half of the display space will be devoted to showcasing Haleakalā National Park and the rare ‘Āhinahina (Silversword) plant, a federallylisted “Threatened” species found only on the upper slopes of Mt. Haleakalā. HNP Park Ranger Stephen Anderson attended the show as well, and was in the booth speaking to attendees about the Silversword. The other half of the Maui County booth focused on Maui’s rainforests, beaches and tropical flowers. Maui floral designer Asa Ige was hired to design the booth and to travel to South Korea with the Silversword plants. Hawaiian Airlines allowed the plants to be transported at no charge. Mayor Alan Arakawa noted that Maui County’s Korean Sister City Goyang had been interested in displaying the Silversword “from the moment we became a Sister

City back in 2011.” “The Silversword is an important native plant, culturally and ecologically for Maui and we are proud to share it with the people of Goyang,” Mayor Arakawa said. “South Korean visitors are known for their love of hiking, wildlife and the outdoors so this is also an important outreach for our tourism industry. This is truly a great opportunity to help preserve this beautiful plant while educating the world about the impacts of climate change on our environment, especially on rare and fragile plants like this.” The Silversword plants were grown in the HNP greenhouse as part of an experiment testing the effects of climate

change on native Hawaiian vegetation, according to HNP Superintendent Natalie Gates. “The plants were not collected from natural habitat for this exhibit since all natural and cultural resources in the park are protected and cannot be removed,” Gates said. “The Goyang Flower Show allows the park to introduce this amazing species to an international audience and highlights the important role national parks worldwide play in protecting biodiversity.” The Silversword plants, which are on loan for the show, will travel back to HNP after being preserved by specialists in Korea. The specimens will then be used in park environmental education programs.

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Expert study finds no health risks with smart meters BY: JEANNE SKOG A new study has concluded that the electromagnetic radiation from radio frequency (RF) measured on smart meters at homes in the Maui Smart Grid project does not create a hazard.

in what could be Maui’s smart energy future. Where they go others will follow.”

“They didn’t find anything in their measures that gives us concerns,” Maui County Energy Findings by Cascadia Commissioner PM, an engineering Doug McLeod and project said. According to management McLeod, prior to service company, are Maui Meadows resident Maria Drey, a volunteer in the Maui Smart Grid Project, this week’s report, outlined in a report people interested said having a smart meter at her home has been beneficial. “There’s no down released today by the side to it,” she said, adding that she and her family have become more energy in risks from Hawaii Natural Energy efficient since the project’s start. electromagnetic Institute (HNEI) at the radiation had to University of Hawai’i get data from at Manoa. Cascadia conducted the “Christian” Rawson of the Hawaii models. “This testing is real study in February as part of HNEI’s Natural Energy Institute. data from real homes on Maui,” research into health effects from McLeod said. The tests show The Maui Smart Grid project the meters. “that the level of measured demonstrates how residents can electromagnetic radiation were monitor their home power use, Using federal and state orders of magnitude lower than sometimes in real time, and make government standards, Cascadia adjustments for the most efficient what the government calls out as PM measured electromagnetic and cost-effective use of electricity. dangerous.” radiation in February at five Maui Meadows volunteers use 91 homes and one Access Point in Maui-based energy consultant smart meters at their homes as a Maui Meadows. Access Points Carl Freedman has reviewed the pilot project. When refined, the are the primary hubs for all new report as well. “Smart meter project could be used as a model communication to the smart communications ambient field for energy conservation and meters in the field. strengths are less than what we efficiency across electricity grids in commonly accept in public spaces The study, according to Cascadia’s Maui County. and much less than we expose report, was conducted under ourselves to using cell phones,” Maui Economic Development the extreme conditions and Freedman said. “Personally, I am Board (MEDB) is partnering yielded conservative results. not worried about this level of with HNEI to engage with the For example, Cascadia tested additional field exposure and community and the volunteers the radio frequencies while the would not object to having a meters were transmitting data (the in the project. MEDB President smart meter in my own or my and CEO Jeanne Skog said her highest period of radio frequency neighbors’ homes.” agency will post the full report at activity) with testing equipment mauismartgrid.com directly next to or on top of the The Maui Smart Grid project smart meters, and then in specific was established as a pilot in the “It’s reassuring to have increments out to a distance of 50 confirmation that residential smart Maui Meadows neighborhood feet. to evaluate new Smart Grid meters in this project are safe technologies and enable a for residents to use,” Skog said. “The results clearly show that the cleaner, more efficient energy “Safety is of utmost importance radio frequency is very minimal page and we appreciate our volunteers’ and does not pose a health risk,” 10 Continued to next page continued support of the Smart said Project Manager James Grid Project. They are pioneers


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Local schools benefit from annual phone book recycling The annual Phone Book Recycling Contest to raise money for local schools is being offered this year by Aloha Recycling in partnership with Hawaiian Telcom and the Berry Company. The contest continues until May 20, 2014 and you MUST recycle phone books during the contest time span to give your school of choice credit. The top five schools can win the following cash prizes:

Makawao: County of Maui Redemption Center, Off Makani Rd (Behind Kalama Inter. School), Open seven days a week, 8:30 to 4:30 Haiku: County of Maui Redemption Center, Hana Hwy at Pa’uwela Rd (Near Haiku Community Center), Wed thru Sun, 8:30 to 4:30

• $800 for first place • $600 for second place • $400 for third place

school to credit.

Kihei: County of Maui Redemption Center, Welakahao Rd at Pi’ilani Hwy (Between Pi’ilani Hwy and S. Kihei Rd), Open seven days a week, 8:30 to 5:00

Please take large loads directly to Aloha Recycling in Kahului. Call first to determine load limits, 871-8544.

Look for the announcement about up-coming phone book collection at the Kalama O’ Maui County Building Complex.

Kahului: Aloha Recycling Redemption Center, 75 Amala Place, Across from Cash N Carry, Mon thru Sat 8:00 to 5:30

Please note however that phone books year are accepted year-round at the all the above locations.

Kahului: County of Maui Redemption Center at UHMC (Near the MACC), Wed thru Sun, 8:30 to 4:30

For more info: call the Recycle Maui County Hotline at 2707880 or visit www.mauicounty. gov/recycle.

system on Maui. Often called the energy Internet, the Smart Grid is a system of interconnected technologies that enable two-way communication between different parts of the electric power system.

meters professionally installed in their homes and receive access to a personalized energy data Web site. Through the Web site, volunteers can easily monitor and control their energy consumption.

Participants have had smart

Maui Economic Development

Board, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation established in 1982 to initially focus on diversifying Maui’s economy. MEDB’s mission now involves taking innovative actions that strengthen existing industry as well as diversifying through new opportunities.

• $300 for fourth place • $200 for fifth place Take any phone book to the County dropbox locations during redemption center hours or take directly to Aloha Recycling. Each participating school will be listed in a computer database at these five locations. When dropping off phone books, tell the redemption center staff which

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Committee Analyzes Pay Equity Members seek $591/month increase for 365 employees By: Karin E. Phaneuf Chair, Mayor’s Repricing Committee

In July 2013, Mayor Arakawa appointed a special “Repricing Committee” to research the current wage pricing for the predominantly female clerical and administrative staff on the County payroll, 348 female and 17 male staff. The purpose of the committee is to determine whether women at the County are valued less than men with regard to wage pricing. The results are in and the answer is – YES. The committee members compared skilled, predominantly female clerical and administrative staff with predominantly male, unskilled laborers and discovered that 96% of clerical staff are female and 94% of labor staff are male. Unskilled laborers earn an average of $7092.00 more annually than skilled clerical staff.

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Pay equity is equal pay for work of equal value. The Pay Equity Act is intended to eliminate the wage gap that exists due to the undervaluation of what is typically thought of as “women’s work”. When you compare the minimum qualifications for each group and realize that the “women’s work” is valued substantially less than the “men’s work,” it can be a shocking revelation. Clerical applicants at COM require a high school education and two years of clerical

experience. They must also pass a Civil Service exam, a typing test, and ace the interview to be considered for hire. These candidates must also look good, smell good and have most of their teeth. The MinQ’s for hire as a County laborer? None. Laborers, however, step into their first day on the job earning an average of $7092.00 more than a Clerk III with two years of experience Some argue that the work of average laborers and janitorial staff is heavier, harder, stinkier work and, therefore, deserving of more kala. Should brawn be valued higher than brains? Remember also that times have changed and that labor unions have helped workers acquire tools and equipment to ease stress on backs and bodies. Over the years lifting limits have decreased and time on tasks is often less than that of office personnel. Many laborers are surprised when told that they are paid significantly less than the staff running their shops. Many of these men rallied in support of their clerical staff when it faced Council on April 22, 2014 and was referred to the Committee on Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs for review and consideration. In the past 50 years, clerks have experienced an increase in the complexity of daily tasks which includes greater responsibility,

new software packages, money handling and budget management, complicated phone systems and personal contact with irate customers. Why then is the pay for this group lower than the pay for the labor force? The answer may lie in long-held belief that men are the main family breadwinners. They bring home the bacon and their women cook it. As my mom used to say, get an education so you will have “something to fall back on.” Women today are often the head of household and many women on Maui work two jobs so they can bring home the bacon, and they also get to cook it! The Mayor’s Repricing Committee contends that the rate of pay received should be connected to the complexity, responsibility, knowledge and skills needed to do the job and that the current pricing practices at County of Maui for Clerks/Admin/Clerical positions are not aligned with this policy. One of our HGEA reps also sits on this committee and agrees that an overhaul of the pricing for this group is long overdue. County Council Agenda Item 14-99 was transmitted on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 to the Policy Committee Continued to page 15


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Hawaiian Canoe Club receives $15,000 grant from Saltchuk Resources Inc. Hawaiian Canoe Club received a grant of $15,000 from Saltchuk Resources, Inc. The grant will support the seven-week summer program that enables children as young as ten to challenge themselves physically while learning about Native Hawaiian culture and the environment. Kimo Haynes, President of Maui Petroleum/Hawaii Petroleum presented a check to members of Hawaiian Canoe Club at the Kahului club site in April. “We are grateful for this generous grant from Saltchuck Resources. Each summer our kids paddle to the different islands, Kaho`olawe, Moloka`i and Lana`i. Our kids take on projects like planting native trees and restoring trails, which builds their understanding of our island culture and natural resources,” said Dave Ward, President of the Board of Directors of Hawaiian Canoe Club. “We rely on donations and grants to make sure all young people, especially those from low-income families, are able to participate.” Hawaiian Canoe Club is the operating name of Hawaiian Kamali`i, Inc, a nonprofit 501(c)3 dedicated to providing cultural and educational opportunities for Maui youth in the setting of outrigger canoe paddling. Hawaiian Canoe

Kimo Haynes, President of Maui Petroleum/Hawaii Petroleum, presented a check for $15,000 to Hawaiian Canoe Club. Also pictured here: Arianna K. Gerry, Club Manager, Dave Ward, Board President, and Paul “Ka`uhane” Lu`uwai, HCC Keiki Coach.

Club operates at Hoaloha Park on the shore of Kahului Harbor, serving more than 150 children each year. The Saltchuk Resources, Inc. Hawaii Regional Giving Committee makes impactful gifts to the Hawaiian communities in which Saltchuk companies operate. The Saltchuk Hawaii Companies consist of Aloha Air Cargo, Maui and Hawaii Petroleum, Minit Stop

Shops, Young Brothers, and Foss Hawaii. Young Brothers provides scheduled cargo services by barge throughout the Hawaiian Islands; Maui Petroleum and Hawaii Petroleum provide fuel distribution services; Aloha Air Cargo provides air cargo services throughout the Hawaiian Islands, Foss Maritime provides harbor ship assist services; and Minit Stop locations provide convenience retail services on Maui and Hawai‘i.

County Kitchen Springtime Potato Salad by Sarah Shim 6 ½ 1/3 ½ 1 ½

Cups diced peeled cooked potatoes Cup chopped celery Cup chopped onion Cup mayonnaise Tablespoon white vinegar Teaspoon salt

4 Hard-cooked eggs, chopped ½ Cup chopped sweet pickles 1/3 Cup chopped radishes 3 Tablespoons sugar 1½ Teaspoons prepared mustard Paprika, optional

Combine in a bowl potatoes, eggs, celery, pickles, onion and radishes. In another bowl, combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, milk, mustard and salt; mix well. Pour over potato mixture, stir to coat. Chill. Sprinkle with paprika if desired.

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Workshops at Maui County Business Resource Center announced for May The County of Maui Mayor’s Office of Economic Development recently announced its workshops for the month of May. Workshops are presented at the Maui County Business Resource Center, a County of Maui facility, located in the Maui Mall across Pizza Hut in Suite B-9. Seating for all workshops is limited, and all workshops are subject to change or cancellation. To reserve a seat, call the Maui County Business Resource Center at 873-8247. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted. The following workshops are available: Google Partners Connect Hosted by: Tom Gaddis & Joseph Cicchino Wednesday, May 21, 2014 8:00 9:00 a.m. Maui Business Resource Center and Hands Off Media are hosting an exclusive Google session and you’re invited to join us. It’s a great opportunity to learn from Google experts about how to grow your business. Refreshments will be provided. Speakers will be broadcast live from Google. Topics are “Helping Small Businesses Succeed on the Web,” “Maximize Your Business Online” and “Work and Win with an Agency.” Please RSVP by May 16, 2014; space is limited.

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Tom Gaddis and Joseph Cicchino are owners of Hands Off Media. Official Google Partners will be available to answer any questions after the

event. Blogging for Business… Should You? Instructor: Nico Fisher Wednesday, May 21, 2014 Noon - 1:15 p.m. (Q & A 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.) Did you know that business blogging is a highly effective way to grow your business? What is the first step before starting a blog? In this workshop, you will learn how to get started, build an audience and make your blog a successful marketing tool. Nico Fisher will show you how to build a roadmap for writing content.

to become a truly independent, professional artist. This seminar will demonstrate easy ways to identify, build and grow a strong fan base using online and offline methods. You’ll also learn ways to increase your income for a sustainable music career. You can make substantial income from your music online – Danelle and Danielle will show you how! Special Evening Workshop: “Quickbooks for Small Business” Instructor: Richard Kehoe, CPA Thursday, May 15, 2014 5 – 8 p.m. Cost: $45 per session

Maui Music Biz: Social Media & Marketing Savvy to Increase Your Fan Base & Income Instructors: Danelle “Dee” Harvey & Danielle Miller Wednesday, May 28, 2014 Noon - 1:00 p.m. (Q & A 1:00 – 1:30 p.m.) Are you a musician? Do you want to know how to: • Stand out from the crowd and make money from your craft? • Market your music without compromising your creative time? • Know which marketing and social media platform is best for you? At this workshop you will learn how to set yourself on the path

This small class setting offers hands-on computer training for beginners who want to learn to set up their company’s QuickBooks. This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss your individualized solutions. The class is sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor. Followup counseling sessions with experienced SCORE counselors are available free of charge for participants.


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B & C Highlight Maui County Commission on the Status of Women BY: LOIS WHITNEY Appointed by the mayor, members of the Committee on the Status of Women (CSW) are selected on the basis of their interest and knowledge in, and their ability to make contributions to solving problems relating to the status of women within the County. Two ex-officio members (Corporation Counsel and the County representative of the State Commission on the Status of Women) are also on the committee. The CSW develops information as the State Commission on the Status of Women requires or as the committee deems advisable concerning the status of women within the County. The CSW also submits to the State Commission its plans and proposals affecting the status of women in Maui County. The committee encourages the participation of as many sectors of our community as possible, and may utilize existing public or private organizations in its efforts. Highlights: Recent agenda items include a panel discussion on the safety of women in Maui County; pay equity day and month, the Salary Disparity report that was submitted to the County Council; and Women’s History Month activities. Members of the Maui County Committee on the Status of Women:

• Photo: Ryan Piros The Committee on the Status of Women recognized four outstanding women in March as part of their “Women of Excellence” awards program. Mayor Alan Arakawa, Council Chair Gladys Baisa (seated) and CSW Chair Barbara Potopowitz (2nd from right) congratulate the recipients of the 2014 “Women of Excellence” Awards. Honorees L-R: Alberta DeJetley, SheriAnn Daniels, Agnes Groff, and Paul Janes-Brown.

• Barbara Potopowitz - Chair (Wailuku) - 3/31/2014 • Maria Ornellas - Vice Chair (Wailuku) - 3/31/2014 • Jennifer “Mino” McLean (Haiku) - 3/31/2017 • Molly Peck Murawski (Kihei) 3/31/2017 • Carol Reimann (Kahului) 3/31/2015 • Susan “Netra” Halperin (Haiku) - 3/31/2015

• Cynthia Ann Santiago (Hana) - 3/31/2014 Additional info: Supporting Department: Office of the Mayor Ph. 270-7855 Note: This column will feature a County board, commission or committee each month, as well as announcements and recent member changes. Chairs are encouraged to submit items for this column to Lois.Whitney@ mauicounty.gov.

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on Intergovernmental Affairs. At this committee, the discussion will involve the sticky issue of gender equity and “Equal Pay for Equal Value.” Eventually, this issue will affect all clerks and administrative professionals in the state of Hawaii. If the request for a pay differential of $591/month is passed here on Maui,

it will have a “trickle-down” effect for all Hawaii Counties. Kudos to our Mayor for understanding the importance of this issue and for spearheading our committee. Mayor Arakawa certainly did not have to take on this controversial issue and I commend

him for doing so. Thank you also to all the hard working members of the Repricing Committee and to the Committee on the Status of Women for your commitment , bravery and hard work bringing this issue to the forefront.

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DID YOU KNOW THAT . . .? BY: SIMONE C. POLAK

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Coffee (caffeine) is considered to be good for you again!

be some benefit from drinking coffee.”

Source: http://goaskalice. columbia.edu/caffeine-content

We have all heard or read about how coffee causes cancer, heart disease, coffee makes you fat, coffee stunts your growth, etc. Over the years, coffee has been blamed - mostly unjustly - for numerous health problems. Moreover, coffee drinking has sometimes been viewed as an unhealthy habit, similar to smoking and excessive drinking.

According to the 2013 National Coffee Drinking Trends published by the National Coffee Association, 83% of American adults drink coffee every day. Current research findings that moderate coffee use has been associated with some health benefits thus come as a welcome message to all coffee drinkers.

In a 2008 Harvard study on coffee and health , which included over 130,000 healthy male and female study participants in their 40s and 50s, who were followed for a period of 18-24 years with the goal to see who died during that period, and to track their diet and lifestyle habits, including coffee consumption. In that study, no relationship was found between coffee consumption and increased risk of death from any cause, death from cancer, or death from cardiovascular disease, even including individuals who drank up to six cups of coffee per day.

As always, moderation is the key. In US studies, a cup of coffee was based on an eight ounces sized cup, not on a larger size cup such as the 12/16/20 ounces cups sold by Starbucks and other coffee stores. Approximately 400mg of caffeine per day is considered moderate caffeine intake. So, if you want to pay heed to the best possible benefit of caffeine consumption, you need to keep track of your daily or weekly caffeine intake. The following chart should be useful to “estimate” and regulate your caffeine intake.

Lastly, while it is good to know for coffee drinkers that coffee in moderation has its health benefits, these studies do not mean that you should start drinking coffee, if you are not at present a “cup of joe” kind of guy or gal. You should also not increase your coffee consumption based on these studies as more research is needed. And, should you decide to increase your coffee consumption, be sure to run it by your doctor first, if you have any pre-existing health conditions or if you take prescription or over the counter drugs, as they may contain caffeine.

A large prospective study of more than 400,000 individuals suggests that – far from being bad for your health – that a steaming cup of coffee is actually associated with a lower risk of death. Men who drank four to five cups of coffee daily reduced their risk of death over a 13-year period by 12%, while women’s risk dropped by 16%, according to Neal Freedman, PhD, of the National Cancer Institute, and colleagues. Freedman and colleagues cautioned that the study could not prove that coffee is good for you. But, together with previous research, he said, the findings provide “some reassurance that coffee drinkers don’t have a higher risk of death (and suggest) that there might

Product Caffeine (in milligrams)

-----------------------. http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/ nutritionsource/coffee/ . http://www.medpagetoday. com/PrimaryCare/ DietNutrition/32724 . http://www.ncausa.org/i4a/ pages/index.cfm?pageID=731

Coffee [1 cup (8 oz.): brewed, dripped, percolated] 135 Coffee [1 cup: instant] 95 Espresso, [1 oz]

30-50

Flavored coffee [8 oz] 25-100 Green tea [8 oz]

25-40

Soda [12 oz: best to check each brand with manufacturer] 22-55 Milk chocolate [1 oz]* 1-15 Dark chocolate [1 oz]* 5-35 White chocolate [1 oz] 0 Energy drinks [~8 oz]

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Caffeinated gum [1 piece] 5-100

DID YOU KNOW THAT…? Is a monthly column written by Simone C. Polak, a Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Drug Unit at the Prosecutor’s office. A former NYC Emergency Medical Technician & medical/surgical technician in the Air Force Reserve, she has maintained an interest in medical developments, news, and advances, especially as they pertain to our daily lives. Any opinions expressed in these articles are her opinions and do not constitute those of her department or the County of Maui. These articles are informational only, and are not intended as medical advice.


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Kupaianaha “Blessings of Life” BY: TIFFANY IIDA We are each so fortunate to have wonderful people in our lives, friends, co-workers, loved ones who are iimportant to us. The High Street Journal wishes to share our employees’ good news, offer a chance to get to know each other better and offer the precious joys that add spark to our lives. These are special moments and stories as written and provided by employees of the County of Maui. This column is your chance to express gratitude, praise and the simple and abundant joy these experiences have brought you- The blessings of life! Please send submissions to tiffany.iida@mauicounty.gov for inclusion in future issues of The High Street Journal.

Gabbard’s District). Her mixed media piece titled “Take Off ” will be displayed in the U.S. Capitol for 1 year alongside winners of all the other congressional districts.

Cong gre essw woman Tu Tuls lsii Gabbard d& Pame ela a Ma atssu uoka

Pamela Matsuoka, Office Operations Assistant, Department of Housing and Human Concerns, Senior Services Division, Kaunoa Senior Center, Meals on Wheels would like to congratulate and recognize her daughter, Megan Matsuoka. Megan is currently a senior at Baldwin High School and recently won 1st place in the 2014 Congressional Arts Award for the 2nd Congressional District (Congresswoman Tulsi

and Golf Resort. Their son, Geovanni, was the ring bearer. Reverend Kalani Wong, husband of Avis Teshima-Wong (Department of Planning) was our officiant.

Tremaine Balberdi, Malia’s mother, worked so hard on the wedding. “She bought and did most of my decorations leading up to the wedding, including individually decorating over a 100 tea light candle holders and making the wedding favors! In fact, after her passing I didn’t have to buy a single thing for the decorations, because she had it all!! She even made a checklist of the things I had to bring to the Congratulations to Planning Department’s Zoning Inspector, wedding. To honor her at my wedding, we played the song Malia Balberdi, on getting called ‘Cover Me’ by Mark Naea married to Al Breucop on and Lavina Williams, which April 12 at the Makena Beach On April 12, 2014 Megan was presented with the away Tulsi Gabbard at the Hawaii State Capitol. In addition to having her art work displayed in the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. she was awarded a cash prize of $1000. Megan’s parents, family & friends are all so very proud of her and so are we hear at the County of Maui. Congratulations Megan!!!

Ma aliia & Al Breu ucop & son n Geov van nni with th mem mbe ers of theiir wedd ding party

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good luck in your future endeavors! Dean and Jill-Anne Ono, Secretary to David Goode, Department of Public Works would like to congratulate and recognize their son, Tyler Ono. Tyler will be graduating this upcoming May from the University of Hawaii, Manoa campus, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science. Jill and her husband, Dean, are very happy and proud of Tyler’s accomplishment! Congratulations Tyler!!!

was also played at her funeral, as my uncle Josh Defreitas did the sign language, I did the hula. Having never danced hula in my life, I had 12 days to learn it. We decided to do the song right after I walked down the aisle in a way to ask God to bless our ceremony. I also decided to use her wedding ring instead of the one my husband bought me since it miraculously survived the plane crash. Our reception in the ballroom of the hotel was a blast! Several employees from the Zoning Administration were invited. Carolyn Cortez, Staff Planner VI from ZAED, danced so much, she pulled a muscle! After many days of sorrow, it was refreshing to see everyone having a great time laughing and smiling, including my dad. We could defi nitely feel my mom’s presence that day!” said Malia.

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Lily Sardinha, Specialty Plans Examiner II, Department of Public Works would like to recognize and congratulate her 17 year old daughter, Nicole Ekekela-Kina Sardinha who will be graduating from Baldwin High School on May 23. Nicole plans to attend the University of Hawaii at Manoa Campus on Oahu in the fall and Mayor in Business. Congratulations Nicole and

25-27, 2014. The tournament was held at the Duke Maliu Regional Park on Molokai. The schools that attended were Hana, St. Anthony, Seabury, Lanai and Molokai High School. The Molokai Farmers won the season and MIL Championship Games. According to Mark, the games were very exciting. The win now qualifies the Molokai Farmers to complete in the State Championship. Mark states that he is a proud father and we see why. Good luck Kysha and the Molokai Farmers in the State tournament!

JoAnne Tanaka, Clerk III, Department of Public Works wanted to recognize Airman Zachary Phaneuf, the amazing son of Karin Phaneuf, Administrative Officer, Department of Public Work. Zachary is currently stationed in Kuwait as a Computer Network Security Specialist. He loves his job; however, he does not call his mother often enough. He will come home for a visit in September and have to face the mother he didn’t call. Yikes Zachary…Kuwait will be nothing compared to Mom, Karin. We are all hoping to meet you and thank you for serving in the Military. Mark Kawano, Automatic Sprinkler System Repairer, Department of Parks and Recreation would like to recognize and congratulate his daughter Kysha Kawano, 4.0 Sophomore at Molokai High School and her team mates for their success at the MIL Division 2 Girls Softball Tournament held the weekend of April

Kysh ha Kaw wano

Stan nley y Mo ori

Deanna Thyssen, Secretary to Finance Director Danny Agsalog, wanted to wish Happy Birthday to the employees Department of Finance, Real Property Assessment born in the month of April. Lisa Garcia, Tax Clerk I, made a 2 layer cake for the occasion. In the picture Stanley Mori’s birthday was on April 16. The other birthday celebrities that are not in the picture is, Sandra Kuniyoshi, April 8, Scott Teruya, April 16, Grace Komoda, April 28.


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• Sponsoring the various Key Clubs at our High School •

The annual Keiki Fest

The Annual Track Meet

Shop with a Cop

• Tiffany Iida--Managing Director’s Office

Justin’s hobbies are designing and playing video games, drama club, cross country and bowling teams. He was a member of Kamehameha Schools’ 2013 HOSA Bio Medical Debate team and traveled to the HOSA National Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Justin is also a member of the National Honor Society for Kamehameha Schools Maui.

• Richard Minatoya-Prosecutor’s Office

We are very proud of Justin and all of his accomplishments!

To find our more about the work of the Kiwanis you can contact the following Kiwanis members, Kiwanis Club of Kahului • John Buck--Mayor’s Office

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John L. Buck III, Executive Assistant to Mayor Alan M. Arakawa was recently elected as Kiwanis Lt. Governor elect for Division 22 (Hawaii) of the Cal-Nev-HA district of Kiwanis International. He will serve as Division 22 Lt. Governor during the 2014-2015 Term. John’s service will coincide with the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International in 2015.

graduating from Kamehameha Schools Maui. Justin will be attending Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont, and majoring in computer science.

Kiwanis Club of Maui • Mike Miyamoto-Department of Environmental Management Kiwanis Club of the Valley Isle •

Jan Shishido--DHHC

• Jenny Daniels--Mayor’s Office

John is married to his lovely wife Sandra of 35 years, has 3 sons and 8 grandchildren. He is currently the president of the Kiwanis Club of Kahului, which meets at noon every Tuesday at the Hideaway Restaurant. John stated, “I and deeply honored to have this opportunity to serve Hawaii as their Division Lt. Governor during the 2014-15 term. It will be an exciting time for all Kiwanians as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis International.” Kiwanians serve the children of the world. There are 3 clubs here on Maui that participates in service projects in the community, with focus being children. Some of the projects include;

Viole et Kahea ealan nii Fra ankliin

Congratulations to Real Property Tax Clerk Carolyn Franklin on the birth of her granddaughter, Violet Kahealani Franklin, born on April 30, 2014. Violet is absolutely adorable!!! Ju ustiin Fern nandez

Congratulations to Justin Fernandez, the son of Paul Fernandez & Dept. of Prosecuting Attorney’s Nita Fernandez, on his

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Congratulations to Chad & Robynne Fukunaga (Dept. of Environmental Management) on their son, Adam Fukunaga, receiving the grand champion award for Pack 40’s Raingutter Regatta held on April 23.

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The recipient for the Coolest Design Award was Matthew Takakura, the son of Miles & Jacky Takakura (Dept. of Water Supply).

Congratulations also to Sharon Zalsos on being selected for the lead role in the upcoming production of Miss Saigon by the Maui Academy of Performing Arts! She will play the role of “Kim”!

Sharron n Zalssos witth her mother, r, Liilia Zalso os Rossss,, and d Ter eres esit ita a Noble e Aaro on Nak kamura

Congratulations to Cathy & Lance Nakamura (Dept. of Public Works) on their son, Aaron Nakamura capturing the 2nd Place trophy at Pack 40’s Raingutter Regatta.

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Congratulations to Dept. of Environmental Management’s Sharon Zalsos for being recognized as SBA’s 2014 Minority Small Business Champion of the Year for Maui County. She was recognized at an awards luncheon held on Maui and Oahu.

Also performing will be Dept. of Public Works’ Deputy Director Rowena DagdagAndaya who earned a role in the Ensemble, and son Trey who will be sharing the role of Tam with his cousin Caleb! Trey’s dad, Mayor’s Chief of Staff Herman Andaya, Jr. is thrilled! The show will run from August 15-17 and August 22-24 at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center Castle Theatre.


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Various events, volunteer opportunities available at Kaunoa BY: DANA ACOSTA

BLOSSOMS FOR THE BRAVE, a community leimaking event to honor our Veterans, is set for Friday, May 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the front lawn of Kalana O Maui. Donations of ti leaves are being accepted now at Kaunoa Senior Center in Spreckelsville, and fresh flowers are greatly needed and will be very much appreciated on that day. Kevin Kanemoto & Friends will provide memorable Aloha Friday ‘lei-making’, live music for your listening pleasure. A shuttle will be available from Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium parking lot, every ½ hour, from 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon. Please join us and help make lei to honor our Veterans, to be placed at Makawao Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day. WELLNESS WORKSHOP: Tai Chi for Arthritis is a course designed by Dr. Paul Lam, Tai Chi associates and medical experts to improve flexibility, muscle strength and balance. TCA can also help increase heart/lung activity, align posture, and prevent falls. Exercises may be done seated or standing and is taught by a team of Certified Instructors: Leola Muromoto, Cory Williams and Clarice Holmes. Contact Kaunoa to register for the workshop on Thursday, May 22, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.; continuing practice follows on Wednesdays, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m., June 4 & 18, July 9 & 16 and/or Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., June 5, 12 & 19, July 10 & 17. CIVIC ADVENTURES, LIMU in a CAGE: help is needed to restore and promote limu growth at Loko i’a Ko’ie’ie in South Maui. On Friday, May 30, Civic Adventures participant-volunteers will tackle the project by stringing limu onto a line to be placed in a cage in the fishpond to spur limu

Kaunoa’s seniors got into the swing of things at Lahaina’s Second Friday 50s Rock’n Roll Party last month. While enjoying a mouthwatering array of dining options, live music & entertainment, Maui’s Classic Cruisers and a little Front Street retail therapy, this costumed quartet (l-r: Donna Chisholm, Kathleen Anbe, Anna Pamplona, andThelma Oshiro) paused for a cameo appearance with the Bubba Gump Shrimp!

growth. President of ‘Ao ‘Ao O Na Loko I’a O Maui, Kimokeo Kapahulehua, will lead the work and discuss the cultural and historical significance of the fishpond, as well as restoration efforts in progress. Contact Kaunoa for more details and to register. Volunteer opportunities, classes and activities are open to people 55 and better. For a full listing of events and opportunities, call the Kaunoa offices at 270-7308 or 661-9432 to receive the monthly newsletter. Kaunoa Senior Services is a division of the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns.

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Kūlia i ka nu‘u Strive to reach the summit Please help congratulate these dedicated employees as they continue to serve our community and in doing so, “strive to reach the summit.” Congratulations & best wishes to Jerrie Sheppard who transferred from the Dept. of Prosecuting Attorney to the Dept. of Corporation Counsel effective May 1. The Maui County Fire and Public Safety Commission recently completed its annual evaluation of Fire Chief Jeffrey Murray. This evaluation is mandated by the Maui County Charter. Fire r Chiief Jeff Murr Murray ay y The evaluation takes into consideration the categories of leadership, budget preparation, leadership and promoting a professional presence in the annual review and update community and supervising of the MFD strategic plan, the merger of the Ocean Safety department participation Department from the Park s in community activities, Department to MFD as directed communication, maintaining

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by the charter amendment. Chief Murray has performed exceptionally well in relation to the Commission’s expectations. It is also noted that he was creative enough to be the first department statewide to have MFD recruits train with the State Fire recruits. The Commission feels that Maui County is fortunate to have a Chief that performs to such a high standard, especially with all the challenges that he faces on a daily basis - those being economic issues, emergencies, and equipment and building acquisition and maintenance. Soares says “Maui County is in good hands with the entire team that is present at the Maui County Fire Department.”


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Photo Gallery A photo-essay of activities in the County

On April 24, 2014, Fire Inspector Kapono Stupplebeen led a Fire Extinguisher Training at Wells Park for County employees from Kalana O Maui, Kalana Pakui, One Main Plaza and Old Wailuku Court House. Pictured with Stupplebeen is Dept. of Water Supply’s Larry Winters Larry Winter for putting out the fire. Future training dates of May 27, 2014 and May 30, 2014 are expected. Please watch for information in upcoming emails.

Mayor Alan Arakawa speaking at the Maui International Peace Poem Project

WANTED: Your best shots for the County’s Photo Gallery Want to submit a photo of a County event or employee at work? Email your photo for consideration to lynn.araki-regan@mauicounty.gov. Caption info must include name and title of each person whose face appears in the photo.

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More Photos . . .

Mayor Arakawa at the Maui International Peace Poem Project with students and organizers.

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Mayor Arakawa at the Maui Autism Center .


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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT 101 Best Practices for a Successful Volunteer Program What makes a successful volunteer program? This question and more will be answered as we invite you to join us at our Volunteer Center & NOVL workshop in May! Our panel presentation and small group discussions will be led by two long-time NOVL members with many years of volunteer management experience. Joan Naguwa Executive Director of HUGS Joan has worked with a wide variety of volunteers in the nonprofit sector for over 35 years. She has recruited, trained and supervised volunteers (youth, seniors, corporate volunteers, Board members, etc.) as the Director of the Voluntary Action Center of Helping Hands Hawaii, Executive Director of Waikiki Community Center and The Children's Alliance of Hawaii. During her career, she has trained volunteer managers of numerous state, city and nonprofit agencies, coordinated statewide conferences on volunteer management, served on advisory boards for service learning programs - University of Hawaii at Manoa, Kapiolani Community College, Punahou School Luke Center on Public Service and served on several Boards of Directors of nonprofit agencies. She chaired the Hawaii State Commission on National and Community Service and was the President and one of the founding members of NOVL.

Paul Belanger Director of the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society, Pearl Harbor Office Paul has over 40 years of volunteer leadership experience. He has managed municipal, non-profit and volunteer programs in Maine and Hawaii and is a long time member of NOVL. Paul has prepared volunteer leadership programs, coordinated the VRCH CVM program and presented workshops on volunteer leadership in Hawaii as well as on the mainland. He was named the Network of Volunteer Leaders Hawaii Volunteer Leader of the Year in 2006.

May 23, 2014 10:00 am—12:00 Noon Maui Economic Opportunity, Classroom 2 RSVP by Monday, May 19, 2014 to Wendy Stebbins, County of Maui Volunteer Center Coordinator at wendy.stebbins@mauicounty.gov 808-270-7150 www.handsonmaui.com


Blossoms

Brave

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A Community Lei-Making Event for Memorial Day

Friday, May 23, 2014 • 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Kalana O Maui (County) Building Front Lawn • 200 S. High Street, Wailuku Join Kaunoa and Mayor Alan Arakawa as we honor our Veterans this Memorial Day! To recognize each hero, we need to make a total of 2,500+ lei. Stop by and help make lei to be placed at Makawao Veterans Cemetery on Memorial Day. Bring flowers and/or greenery between 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. to the South High Street parking lot in front of the County Building. Examples of materials needed: - Lei needles & crochet thread - Green ti leaves (cut & frozen) - Crown flowers - Orchids - Bozu flowers - Plumeria (buds & partially open) - Bougainvillea flowers & leaves - Other flowers & greenery

Featuring live music with

Kevin Kanemoto & Friends! SHUTTLE available from Ichiro “Iron” Maehara Baseball Stadium parking lot every 1/2 hour from 8:30 a.m. - 12 noon.

For inquiries, call Kaunoa Senior Center at 270-7308.


PHONE BOOK RECYCLING

School Contest A p r i l 2 2 n d t h r u M a y 2 0 t h , 2 014 a t A L L A L O H A R E C YC L I N G H I - 5 REDEMPTION CENTERS Haiku Recycling Center Hana Hwy at Pa’uwela Rd. Near Haiku Community Center 8:30—4:30 Weds thru Sun

UHMC Recycling Center Wahine Pio Rd. 8:30—4:30 Weds thru Sun

Kihei Recycling Center Welakahao Road at Pi’ilani Hwy 8:30—5:00 Seven days a week

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Makawao Recycling Center Off Makani Rd. Behind Kalama Inter. School 8:30—4:30 Seven days a week

Aloha Recycling 75 Amala Place 8:00—5:30 Mon thru Sat

This year’s phonebook recycling is brought to you through a partnership between Aloha Recycling and Hawaiian Telcom. This is a contest for schools to earn money. So when you drop off your old phonebooks, please let our staff know which school you would like to have credited for the books. Mahalo for recycling!


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MAY & JUNE

                                                                                   Please contact event organizers for more information, subject to change.   

Wailuku First Friday May 2 & June 6, 6 – 9 pm   Market Street, Wailuku  Join the fun at sunset with live entertainment, music, ono foods, a beer garden, crafters and shopping.  Info: (808) 878‐1888 or http://mauifridays.com/wailuku  Maui Matsuri May 2, 9 & 10  UH Maui, Kahului  A free celebration of Japanese traditions, the Matsuri kicks off May 2 at  Ka`ahumanu Center with a kimono show, dances and taiko. Enjoy a family  night of Obake Stories on May 9, followed by Saturday’s cultural festival  with foods, crafts, exhibits, a hanafuda tournament, martial arts & obon.   Info: (808) 283‐9999 or www.mauimatsuri.com 

Maui Classical Music Festival May 3, 5, 7, 9 & 10   Makawao, Makena, Hana and Lana`i       The Boston Trio joins other acclaimed musicians for the  annual chamber music festival held at historic churches  around Maui and Koele Lodge, Lana`i.  Info: www.mauiclassicalmusicfestival.org   The Miracle Worker May 9 – 25, Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm, Sun. 3 pm  Historic Iao Theater, Wailuku   Maui OnStage presents a classic about Helen Keller  – "A story that, however well

known, acquires stunning new reality and affectingness on the stage." Info & tickets: (808) 244‐8680 or www.mauionstage.com               – Time Magazine                         

Paniolo Country May 24 – July 11, 10 am – 4 pm daily  Hui Noeau, Makawao  This juried exhibition honors the legendary Hawaiian paniolo  cowboy and the ranching lifestyle and history of the islands.   Info: (808) 572‐6560 or www.huinoeau.com  Talk Story on the Land June 14, 9 am – 12 noon   Waihe`e Coastal Dunes & Wetlands  Explore one of Maui’s unique nature reserves on a hike lead  by the Hawaiian Islands Land Trust.  Info & RSVP: (808) 244‐5263 or www.hilt.org 

Ki-ho’alu Slack Key Guitar Festival June 22, 1 ‐ 7 pm   Maui Arts & Cultural Center, Kahului  Gather family and friends for this annual tradition – a free concert   of Hawaiian slack key music by masters of the genre.  Info: (808) 242‐7469 • www.slackkeyfestival.com  Hawaiian Music Series May 29 & June 26, 6 pm   Baldwin Home Museum, Lahaina   Musicians Desmond Yap and Josh Kahula perform at sunset out on the lawn.   Info: (808) 661‐3262 or www.lahainarestoration.org 


May 2014 Call to reserve a seat: Ph. 873-8247 Maui County Business Resource Center workshops are offered to the general public through the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development. All workshops are held at the Maui County Business Resource Center, Maui Mall and are subject to change or cancellation. Workshops are free unless otherwise noted.

Google Partners Connect Hosted by: Tom Gaddis & Joseph Cicchino Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Maui Business Resource Center and Hands Off Media are hosting an exclusive Google and you're invited to join us. It's a great opportunity to learn from Google experts about how to grow your business. We'll provide refreshments. All we need is your presence and participation. Speakers will be broadcast live from Google. Topics are "Helping small businesses succeed on the web," "Maximize your business online," and "Work and win with an agency." Please RSVP by May 16, 2014 (Space is limited). We'd love for you to come learn with us. Tom Gaddis and Joseph Cicchino owners of Hands Off Media and official Google Partners will be available to answer any questions after the event.

Blogging for Business…Should You? Instructor: Nico Fisher Wednesday, May 21, 2014 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. – (Q & A 1:15 – 1:30 p.m.) Did you know that business blogging is a highly effective way to grow your business? What is the first step before starting a blog? In this workshop, you will learn how to get started, build an audience and make your blog a successful marketing tool. Let Nico Fisher show you how to build a roadmap for writing content. She is an energetic entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in marketing and social media. She is presently a Marketing Strategist, Social Media Consultant and Trainer and is passionate about taking businesses from good to great through various marketing avenues.


Maui Music Biz – Social Media & Marketing Savvy to Increase Your Fan Base & Income Instructors: Danelle “Dee” Harvey & Danielle Miller Wednesday, May 28, 2014 – 12 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Are you a musician? Do you want to know how to: Stand out from the crowd and make money from your craft? Market your music without compromising your creative time? Know which marketing and social media platform is best for you? At this workshop you will learn how to set yourself on the path to become a truly independent, professional artist. This seminar will demonstrate easy ways to identify, build and grow a strong fan base using on and offline methods. You’ll also learn ways to increase your income for a sustainable music career. You can make substantial income from your music online – Danelle & Danielle will show you how! Danelle "Dee" Harvey is an accomplished professional singer & recording artist, published songwriter/composer, musician, teacher and vocal coach. She set up her own indie label and music publishing company, Tygahoney Music (@TygahoneyMusic) one of the first ever Fair Trade music labels, after leaving her major label deals. Danelle continues to work as a consultant with musicians and businesses, sharing her music business knowledge on copyright, royalties, music licensing, and ways to increase revenue streams through smart marketing. Danelle empowers musicians, helping them manage all aspects of their careers while continuing to do what they love best – make beautiful music. Danielle Miller is a social media marketer and small business enthusiast. Founder of Miller Media Management,(@mmmsocialmedia) a marketing consulting and coaching company in Maui, Hawaii. Two years ago, Danielle started on a mission to help small business owners in Maui use social media to market their products and services. She believes small businesses and entrepreneurs are the heart and soul of a more stable economy. Danielle is an a marketing instructor for EdVentures Maui, #Those4Girls moderator, and part of the #MauiBizWeek Special Organizers Team.

*********************************************************** SPECIAL EVENING WORKSHOP $45.00 PER SESSION

“QUICKBOOKS FOR SMALL BUSINESS” by Richard Kehoe, CPA Hands-on computer training for beginners. Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. Learn to set up your company’s QuickBooks in a small class setting with personalized tutoring. This class is for new users and will teach you how to record sales, receive payments, prepare invoices and balance your checkbook. Get customized answers and schedule a follow-up appointment at no cost to discuss YOUR solutions. Sponsored by SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and presented by Richard Kehoe, CPA and lead SCORE counselor.

FREE COUNSELING SESSIONS WITH EXPERIENCED SCORE COUNSELORS.


High Street Journal - May 2014  

An official publication of the County of Maui.

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