[Scholarships & Academic] [Honors] [Grants & Donations] [Officers Named]
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Honors recently went to these island residents or groups:
- Charles Akira Higa and Herbert Blong Soo Minn have been inducted into McKinley High School's Hall of Honor for their outstanding achievements and contributions to the community. Higa, of the class of 1949, is most noted for the successful establishment and expansion of the Zippy's Restaurant chain. Minn, of the class of 1941, has been distinguished in boxing as a coach and international boxing official and has an accomplished career in the insurance field.
- Natalie Marie Carrano of Waialua Elementary School has won the National Pre-Teen Petite Pageant title in Orlando, Fla., after winning the state contest last year. She is the daughter of Joseph and Melissa Carrano.
- Kent Kitagawa and Christopher Wood have received $2,000 and $1,000, respectively, from the Kapiolani Health System. Kitagawa is a master of public health student who works as a hospital medical technologist; and Wood, a doctor of public health student and medical student, has a background in water quality research and clinical medicine.
- Eiko Cusick and Dennis Ma'ele of the University of Hawaii have received the 1995 Pauline Stitt Outstanding Student Awards. Each received $100. Cusick is majoring in health education, and Ma'ele in environmental and occupational health.
- Michelle M. Scoggins of Kailua, and Anthony T. Walters and Matthew N. Wong of Mililani have been named Distinguished Military Students at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell.
- Karen Sabino, a 17-year-old Mid-Pacific Institute senior, was named Hawaii's Junior Miss for 1996 at the 37th annual scholarship program. She received a $3,500 cash scholarship and will represent Hawaii at the national pageant in Mobile, Ala., this summer.
First runner-up Angela Aki of Iolani School won $2,500; and second runner-up Christine Leopardi of Maryknoll High School, won $2,000. Other semi-finalists included Marisa Aquino of Iolani, Jazmin Brooks of Campbell High School, Jana Kitamura of Kapaa High School, Roshni Kumar of Iolani School, and Lorina Shinsato of Mililani High School.
- Mark S. Taba, a senior materials controller for Brewer Environmental Industries, has received the Dr. Dean E. Hutter award for the "Outstanding Man in Business Administration" from Chaminade University of Hawaii.
- Dr. Fumio Tsuji of Maui has been selected Alumnus of the Year (1995) by Washington University School of Dentistry in St. Louis, Mo.
- Winners of the 44th Cherry Blossom Festival's Essay Contest include first place winner Jarrett Woo of Kaiser High School; Dianna Taber of Kauai High School, second place; Jodi Nanbu of Waimea High School on Kauai, third place; and Lori Gail Lamug of Kaiser High, David Matsumoto of St. Louis, and Sabrina-Ann Velazquez of Kalani High, honorable mention. Woo received $200 and a plaque.
- David Bercovici, University of Hawaii assistant professor of geophysics, has received the American Geophysical Union's prestigious Macelwane Medal. The annual award is presented "in recognition of significant contributions to geophysical science by a young scientist of outstanding ability."
- Wincha Helen Chong and Aeng Chuly Chong of Honolulu have been selected to participate in the 1995-96 Undergraduate Teaching and Research Assistantship Program at Brown University. Wincha Chong is a senior studying biochemistry, and Aeng Chong is studying political science. The assistantships include stipends ranging from $800 per semester to $2,200 for 10 weeks in the summer.
- Sabrina Sakata and Cory Chagami of Hilo High School are the winners of the Ford "Credit Drives America" Essay and Poster Contest. The fifth annual contest required 11th- and 12th-graders throughout the state to create essays and posters addressing the topic, "Why is good credit so important for young adults?" Sakata had the winning essay, and Chagami, the poster.
- Kristi Lyn E. Suzuki of Aiea has been chosen president of the Hawaii Cultural Association, a social support network group for students from Hawaii at Boston University. She is a senior in the College of Communications.
- Alanna Moore of Honolulu was one of 12 students at Lewis and Clark College to receive a Mary Stuart Rogers Scholarship. She is a senior majoring in sociology/anthropology and minoring in gender studies.
- Ramon Arjona IV of Pearl City has received the University of Hawaii's annual Golden Key National Honor Society KPMG Peat Marwick Scholar's Award. He is a Regents Scholar majoring in English and theater.
- Bert Teraoka of Honolulu wrote a poem entitled "Christmas Wishes," which was published in a book of original poetry compiled by The National Library of Poetry, "Tomorrow Never Ends."
- The Hawaii Pacific University cheerleading squad placed second in a preliminary competition, which earned it an all-expense-paid trip to the Universal Cheerleaders Association National Competition in Orlando, Fla., in January. This was the squad's third consecutive year of national competition; it placed third last year.
- Frances F. Shimotsu of Beta Zeta/University of Hawaii and the Virginia area has been elected 1995-97 president of Pi Lambda Theta, the International Honor Society and Professional Association in Education. Council awards recipients included Dr. Vivian Shim Ing and Pearl M. Yamashita of the Hawaii chapter.
- Paula Szilard, who recently retired as a reference librarian in the Science and Technology Department of Hamilton Library at the University of Hawaii's Manoa campus, has received the Nina D.P. Horio Excellence in Librarianship Award. She won the award due to her development of the engineering, tropical agriculture and medial areas of the library's collections and her teaching, publishing and editorial activities.
- Dr. Lee-Jay Cho of the East-West Center has received the $20,000 Niigata Northeast Asia Prize in recognition of his work promoting the Tumen River area development and his leadership of the Northeast Asia Economic Forum.
- Amee Koga, Trisha Yamada, Melissa Matsubara, Stacie Yoshikawa, Jenny Sakuoka, Kimberly Oho, Lynne Saito and Alia Thorsen of Oahu were part of the Hawaii 4-H delegation to the 1995 Western Regional 4-H Congress in Utah.
- Hawaii Kids Count has awarded Liza Simon of KHON-TV, Karin Stanton of West Hawaii Today and Karen Waygood of KHNL Hawaii News 8 its first meritorious journalism awards recognizing coverage of children, youth and families. Hawaii Kids Count is an educational campaign on the conditions of children and youth. It is funded by a $400,000 four-year grant from the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which sponsors similar efforts in every state.
- Alana-Seanne Fassiotto of Honolulu served as a volunteer intern for four days in the office of U.S. Rep. Tim Roemer while participating in the Washington leadership program of Indiana University's School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
- Angela Borths, Shu Zong Chen, Jean Chow, Lydia Enriques, Jamie Marcello, Danielle Miyauchi and Joy Nakamoto are the charter band members of Aiea Intermediate School's Tri-M, an international music honor society.
- Stephanie Kaneshiro, Valerie Little, Linda Sue Randall-Heller, Regina Young, Wendy Stevens, Margaret Lacey, Julie Rosner, Karen Tappin, Grace Blodgett and Lonnie Lai were welcomed as new members into the Nurses Honorary Society of the University of Phoenix, Hawaii Campus.
- The Gamma Psi-At-Large Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International has received the 1995 Chapter Key Award from Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing. The chapter was recognized for its excellence by nursing leaders and scholars from throughout the world. The chapter's members attend the University of Hawaii in Honolulu and Hawaii Pacific University in Kaneohe.
- Fourteen graduate students at the University of Hawaii received fellowships under the English as a Second Language/Bilingual Personnel Training Project for 1995-96. They are Mark Alves, Timothy Donahue, Margaret DuFon, Canisius Filbert, Catherine Kawahata, Joseph Laturnau, Albert Lehner Jr., Maureen Long, Lara Mui, Ann Shonle, P.S. Kamealoha Smith, Jean Thoulag, Mark Warschauer and Kerry Wong.
- Erin Kapena Pflum of Keaau has received the Denyse and David D. Miller National Scholarship for the 1995-96 school year. He is a sophomore at Brown University in Rhode Island.
- Janelle Higa and Vanessa Alexander Tanzer of Honolulu have received $500 awards from the Colleges of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association at the University of Hawaii.
- Jeffrey S. Portnoy, a Honolulu attorney, and his associate, Mark D. Lofstrom, have received the 1994 First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. The attorneys were recognized for their work in representing the University of Hawaii SPJ chapter seeking the release of the names of disciplined Honolulu Police Department officers.
- Pyong-Hwoi Koo, chairman of the Korea Foreign Trade Association, has received the Philip C. Habib Award for International Leadership, sponsored by the Pacific Forum Center for Strategic International Studies. The trade association is a non-profit trade organization representing 60,000 companies.
- Antalia Ahina and John Gervacio each won second place awards in the cement and plasterers contests, respectively, in the 1996 International Apprentice Competition, the first time Hawaii has placed in the event. They were entered by the Hawaii Masons Training Program, which is part of the Hawaii Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons Union.
- Hilo cousins Shane Pea, Paul K. Dulan, Jr., and Chuska Pea have been promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout, along with Reid T. Fujimori and Aaron Gee Ming Choy of Honolulu.
- Jeanette Caldeira, Debbie Hagihara, Alett Keahi, Cynthia McKinley and Anne Okazaki have received the certified professional insurance woman designation from the Honolulu and National Associations of Insurance Women.
- Roger C. Evans, a retired state administrator for 20 years, has been named executive director of the Public Employees Management Association.
- Mike Rabe of Kaimuki, owner and vice president of sales and marketing of Creations in Catering, is the first off-premise caterer in Hawaii to receive the Certified Professional Catering Executive Distinction by the National Association of Catering Executives.
- Elizabeth Barker, a family nurse practitioner in Kaneohe, and Valisa Saunders, a gerontological nurse practitioner at Kaiser, have received awards for excellence from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
- Campbell High School's Future Farmers of America, led by Derek Chow, has won top honors at the Conservation Awareness Contest at the Halawa Xeriscape Garden, and a chance to compete in the finals in Hilo. Members of the team included Dennis Oshiro, who also was the individual high scorer, Alexis Caparas and Kevin Shin.
Leilehua High School came in second; team members are Kristine Wong, Burt Iwata, Kyle Uchima, Susan Wong and advisor Russell Wong.
- Aryn Hideo Kaleio Nakaoka of Kaneohe, Robert C. Findeisen of Ewa Beach, Matthew J.H. Ramsey of Honolulu and Jason S. Bauske of Kailua were promoted to the rank of Eagle Scout by the Aloha Council of Boy Scouts of America.
- Allan M. Woodrow, director of convention services at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel, has received the 1995 Hall of Leaders Award, presented by the Convention Liaison Council, which is composed of 25 leading organizations in the convention business market.
- Helen Kobayashi, a former teacher at Hilo and Waikea High schools, has received the Liberty Bell Awards from the Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association for her work with teachers and the community on the growth and success of law-related education.
- Judge Leslie Hayashi received the Justice Award for her extensive work in educating the public about the ideals of justice and the legal system. James J. Nelson, a student at the William S. Richardson School of Law, received the Second-Year Best Law Student Paper award.
- John Farias Jr. has been named "Distinguished Volunteer for 1995" by the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii. Farias, president and chief operating officer of The Borthwick Group, serves as chair of the foundation's Planned Giving Committee. As chairman of the St. Francis Hospice for the Ewa Planning Committee, he was instrumental in securing a site and various permits for the proposed hospice facility in West Oahu.
- Ruth Tamura, former gallery director at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii, has received the Director's Chair Award from the Western Museums Association.
- Phyllis Shimabukuro-Geiser of Waianae has been named Outstanding Farm Bureau Member of the Year by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Foundation. She is president of the Hawaii Egg Producers Association, member of the State Board of Agriculture, vice president of the West Oahu County Farm Bureau, and has served on several other agricultural advisory boards.
- The Paul T. Yamamura family has been named the Farm Bureau's Outstanding Farm Family of the Year, having been one of the largest independent pineapple and vegetable farmers on Maui for many years.
John "Bobby" Brooks of Maui has been named Outstanding Associate (nonfarmer) Member of the Year.
- Kristine Hayashi of Aiea has been crowned Miss Deaf Hawaii. She is studying at the University of Hawaii and hopes to be a social worker for deaf children and adults or a special education teacher.
- Hob Osterlund, clinical coordinator for pain management at The Queen's Medical Center, has received the Reginald C.S. Ho award for "Outstanding Achievement in Pain Control" from the American Cancer Society. She has lectured on cancer pain management locally and nationally and founded the Hawaii Cancer Pain Initiative.
- Dr. Ralph Hook, emeritus professor of marketing at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has been awarded the 1994-95 Walter A. Lemburg Award for Distinguished Service by the American Marketing Association. He is one of three recipients to be recognized this year. He is a past president and founder of the Honolulu chapter of AMA, and has served in various positions in the organization since becoming a member in 1949.
- Jaye Gray, a registered nurse at Kaiser Permanente, has been named Occupational Health Nurse of the Year by the Hawaii Association of Occupational Health Nurses.
- Carl Okuyama, president of Sure Save Supermarket, Ltd. and the Hawaii Food Industry Association, has been named "Employer of the Year" for 1995 by the Rotary Clubs in Hawaii. He is also the recipient of the "Outstanding Young American" award from the U.S. Jaycees, "Boss of the Year" award from the Hilo Jaycees, and "Retailer of the Year 1993" award from the Retail Merchants of Hawaii.
- Winners of the National Philanthropy Day include Robert R. Midkiff, outstanding philanthropist; GTE Hawaiian Tel, outstanding corporation; David McCoy, outstanding volunteer fund raiser; Stanley W.O. Lum, outstanding fund-raising executive; and Compadres Mexican Bar & Grill, outstanding small business.
- Winners of the American Association for State and Local History awards include Sherwood Greenwell, longtime president and founder of the Kona Historical Society; Coila Eade, treasurer, founder and mainstay of the Hana Cultural Center; and Malama 'O Manoa, under the leadership of Mary Cooke, for its preservation of the Manoa community and book on Manoa history.
- Francine Wai of Honolulu has been appointed to serve on the President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities' Subcommittee on State Relations. She is executive director of the Hawaii Commission on Persons with Disabilities.
- Hawaii Lawyers Care has presented its 1995 Pro Bono Service Awards to Laurie A. Tochiki, Deborah S. Jackson, Ashford & Wriston (law firm), Wayne M. Tanna, Elizabeth A. Strance, William Boykin, Patricia Brady, Scott Jensen, Corianne Lau, Gayle Lau, Gayle Nakama, Jan Ryan, Dawn Slaten, Fay Toma, Raymond Zeason, Damon Key Blocken Leong & Kupchak, and Paul Johnson Park & Niles.
- Larry and Carol Denis, and their children, Larry, Jr. and Colleen, have been honored as the Family of the Year on the Big Island by the Child & Family Services, a United Way organization which provides counseling services and financial support to families and children in need. The Denises are active in many civic, school and church activities.
- Winners of the Richard Smart Big Island Community Achievement Awards for 1995 include Dr. Earl Bakken, chairman of the board of the North Hawaii Community Hospital; June and Richard Ha, owners of Kea'au Banana Plantation; the Kona Historical Society; Suntera Corporation, a solar design firm; and Glenn and Shorty Bertelmann of Na Kalai LWa'a Moku'o Hawaii-the Makali'i Project, a community group which built an ocean voyaging canoe.
- James L. Brewbaker, professor of horticulture and affiliate professor of agronomy at the University of Hawaii, has received the DEKALB Crop Science Distinguished Career Award. The award is presented to a crop scientist who has exhibited an outstanding record of service during a minimum of 25 years. Brewbaker's research focuses on the genetics and breeding of tropical legume trees and maize.
- Neal K. Okabayashi of Honolulu has been appointed to serve on President Clinton's Advisory Committee on the Arts, which is comprised by civic and cultural leaders to represent the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Okabayashi is a vice president in the legal department for First Hawaiian Bank.
- Gail M. Uyetake and Michael R. Garris have been promoted to associates of Helber Hastert & Fee, Planners, of Honolulu; and Robert M. Day has been named an associate of Helbert Hastert & Young, Planners, of Singapore.
- Sophia Mores, a 1995 graduate of Kalani High School, performed in the Whitman College Jazz Ensemble during the fall semester in Walla Walla, Wash. Mores, a freshman at the college, plays the tenor saxophone.
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- Winners at Work Inc. has received donations from the Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation, $4,000; McInerny Foundation, $10,000; and Frear Eleemosynary Trust, $5,000. Winners at Work is an employment service for people with disabilities.
- The Atherton Family Foundation has given a $15,000 grant to the River of Life Mission to help feed Hawaii's homeless. The money was used to purchase a delivery van to pick up tons of fresh produce and food donated to the mission, which feeds up to 525 people a day.
- The Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation has awarded a $1,000 grant to the St. Francis Healthcare Foundation of Hawaii from funds raised from the 1995 Visitor Industry Charity Walk. The grant is for St. Francis Medical Center's Ko'olau Health Center in Ha'aula for its "lomilomi," or traditional Hawaiian massage, program.
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc. has awarded $250,000 to La Pietra-Hawaii School for Girls, which has created a permanent endowment for student financial aid. The grant will help young women from single-parent homes and provide assistance to at least 15 girls annually.
- The Atherton Family Foundation has awarded $3,000 to Catholic Charities Family Services for the support of its Healthy Families Project on the North Shore. The project is designed to help the expectant mother in her last trimester.
- Child & Family Service, a comprehensive private human service organization, has been awarded grants totaling $146,200 from the following groups: the Robert F. Lange Foundation, $50,000 for children's counseling programs on Oahu, and $70,000 for programs on Maui; the George N. Wilcox Trust, $5,000 for a pilot program to train welfare-dependent women on Kauai; the Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation's Visitor Industry Charity Walk, $3,000 to support the CFS Group Family Treatment Program on Kauai, $700 for PATCH on Maui, and $2,000 for PATCH on Kauai; the Atherton Family Foundation, $3,000 to purchase automation equipment for PATCH on Oahu; the Teresa F. Hughes Trust, $7,500 to assist the elderly in the Honolulu Gerontology Program; and the Gwenfread Elaine Allen Fund, $5,000 for the Honolulu Gerontology Program.
- The Women's Fund of Hawaii has awarded a $4,000 grant to the American Association of University Women and $1,000 to the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Hawaii. The AAUW will use the money to set up a Career Exploration Day focusing on careers in math, science and technology for girls in West Hawaii on the Big Island. The Healthy Mothers Coalition will use the grant for the production of a video program profiling the successful career of two former pregnant and parenting teens.
- Central Pacific Bank raised $27,500 during its fifth annual Christmas tree lighting campaign to help maintain the services of the Hawaii Poison Center at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. The center, in existence for 38 years, provides poison control services at no charge and is staffed 24 hours a day, every day.
- The Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation has given Hawaii Habitat for Humanity a $2,000 donation from the 1995 Visitor Industry Charity Walk to help build a home for a family in Waiahole Valley.
- The Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Montessori Community School in downtown Honolulu for upgrading its computer equipment and software.
- The Junior League of Honolulu has contributed $500 to a senior citizens program at the Susannah Wesley Community Center in Kalihi.
- The McInerny Foundation and the Frear Eleemosynary Trust have donated $4,000 each to the Someone Special Foundation. The grants are earmarked to bring the health and safety program for children ages 3 to 5 to over 265 schools throughout the state. The Someone Special Foundation was established to promote, inform and educate children, parents and teachers in the basic concepts of good health, wellness and safety.
- Cheap Tickets Inc. has awarded $10,000 to the Easter Seal Society of Hawaii for the respite and child services program for children with disabilities.
- The Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation has awarded $3,000 to the Victim Services Program of the Honolulu Chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving. The donation will be used to develop the Youth Victim Impact Panel Program.
- The Honolulu Club has donated over $17,000 to the Hawaii Special Olympics, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, University of Hawaii Foundation-Music Department and The Life Foundation. The club raised the money at a gala "Beaches to Broadway" evening, which included a silent auction. The club recently completed a $2.8 million renovation of its facility.
- The 1995 Mayor's Walk of the Honolulu Marathon raised $38,000 for Special Olympics.
- Journalist Robert M. Rees has given a $10,000 grant to the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii for a conference to promote press freedom.
- The Robert Emens Black Fund has awarded a $20,000 grant to St. Joseph School to establish an Office of Development.
- The March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Chapter of the Pacific, has given $10,000 to the Kona Community Hospital Lactation Support Center.
- The Atherton Family Foundation has given a $5,000 grant to the Moanalua Gardens Foundation, which also received $10,000 from the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundation.
- Taco Bell Hawaii has given a $10,000 grant to Kapiolani Sex Abuse Treatment Center to fund production of a play for high school students called "When She Says No."
- The Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association, Hawaii chapter, has awarded a $1,000 teaching grant to Hahaione Elementary School and Wheeler Intermediate School. The grant is used to purchase supplies for science experiments and activities.
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has established a $500,000 grant to enable Hawaii Special Olympics to hold neighbor island regional tournaments for handicapped athletes. This would allow the athletes to train and compete against others in the area to better their skills and measure their progress.
- The Hawaii Committee for the Humanities awarded six grants totaling $94,247 to nonprofit organizations in support of humanities projects for the public. Recipients of the grants included the University of Hawaii at Manoa's Summer Session; the Friends of Operation Manong, United Filipino Council of Hawaii at Manoa Center for Philippine Studies; and the Filipino Historical Society of Hawaii; Puna Paia'ala Productions; Hawaii Community Television; Film History Foundation; and the Center for Japanese Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
- The Atherton Family Foundation has given a $3,000 grant to the Junior League of Honolulu to purchase automation equipment. The league is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism and improving the community through trained volunteers.
- GTE has awarded $36,000 in "Growth Initiatives for Teachers" or GIFT grants for the 1995-96 academic year to six teachers on the Big Island and Oahu, who teamed up to implement innovative math and science programs. The teachers who received the awards were Alan Little and Jamil Samimi from Laupahoehoe School; Thelma Ryusaki and Alan Nakagawa from Honokaa High and Elementary School; and Pamela Fujinaka and David Masunaga from Iolani School.
- The National Endowment for the Humanities in Washington, D.C., has awarded its largest grant his year to Hawaii Pacific University. The university accepted the foundation's $575,000 challenge grant, and has committed itself to raise $1.7 million in matching funds at a rate of three to one during the next four years. The university will utilize the grant to establish a visiting scholar position in the humanities, to augment faculty development and to increase library holdings.
- The Barbara Cox Anthony Foundation has donated $2,500 to Winners at Work Inc. for field testing and evaluation of curriculum for Winners' Transitional Employment Program. The organization provides vocational assessment, job placement, on-site training, and follow-along support to the disabled.
- The Hawaii Justice Foundation has awarded Hawaii Lawyers Care a $110,000 grant which will be used to continue giving pro bono legal services to low-income families and individuals.
HLC also received four grants earmarked for its AmeriCorps program, Students & Advocates for Victims of Domestic Violence. The largest consisted of $326,987 in federal AmeriCorps funds. The James and Abigail Campbell Foundation donated $20,000; the Amiel Petrie Tout Fund of the Hawaii Community Foundation, $10,000; and the Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation, $2,000.
- Bank of America Hawaii has presented the Community Clearinghouse with $20,000 that was raised from the bank's 1996 calendar sales. The Clearinghouse is a program of Helping Hands Hawaii and annually assists over 575 social service and community agencies, shelters, churches and hospitals by distributing funds, food and material goods to people in need.
- The Robert E. Black Fund has awarded a $10,000 matching grant to the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council through the Hawaii Community Foundation to support "Awakening the Dragon," an exhibit, public lecture and arts performance series on Vietnamese history and culture. The Atherton Foundation has given a $5,000 grant to meet half of the matching challenge.
The project was originated by and is co-sponsored by the Kapiolani Community College Office of Community Services, with support from the Hawaii Committee for the Humanities and the University of Hawaii.
- The Hawaii Community Foundation has awarded a $30,000 grant to the Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children. These funds will be used to support the planning of a system of career development for early childhood personnel.
- Theo H. Davies and Co., Ltd. has contributed $50,000 to Goodwill Industries' Legacy League, and endowment fund established to maintain the facilities of the employment and rehabilitation agency. The donation is one of the largest gifts donated by the company and represented the culmination of yearlong events celebrating its 150th anniversary.
- Wal-Mart of Mililani has given Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Honolulu Inc. $3,498 in recognition of the service it gives to the community. The amount represented a percentage of sales during a five-hour period.
- The Hawaii Justice Foundation has awarded grants totaling $400,000 to 17 nonprofit programs, projects and services that provide critical legal help to Hawaii's low and moderate-income citizens. The foundation is reserving $25,000 of this amount to analyze, monitor and respond to policy changes in Hawaii's welfare system.
- To celebrate the grand opening of its Ward Avenue store, Marshalls donated $10,000 to HUGS. The money will be used to help fund the organization's special programs which help families in Hawaii whose children have been diagnosed with life-threatening illness.
- The Alexander and Baldwin Foundation has awarded a $10,000 contribution to the Easter Seal Society of Hawaii as a capital grant for its Kauai Service Center's new facility.
- The Harold K.L. Castle Foundation has awarded a grant of up to $30,450 toward the the 1996 alcohol- and drug-free "Project Graduation," an all-night graduation party for Kalaheo High School students. The grant will provide $70 to each participating graduating senior.
- Goodwill Industries of Honolulu, Inc. has received $136,000 in corporate and foundation grants in the quarter ending Sept. 30, 1995. Grants included $40,000 from Bank of Hawaii, $40,000 from First Hawaiian Bank and $30,000 from the McInerny Foundation. Other donations: DFS Hawaii, $15,000; GTE Hawaii Foundation, $5,000; HEI Foundation, $2,500; Jessie Ann Chalmers Charitable Trust, $2,500; Junior League of Honolulu, $1,000.
- The Centre Court Restaurant in Executive Center raised $3,200 for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Hawaii to fulfill a wish of a Big Island child with aplastic anemia for a special computer.
- The Sukamto Foundation also contributed $10,000 to grant three wishes for two Oahu girls and one Kauai boy. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit corporation which has granted more than 200 special wishes for Hawaii children suffering from terminal illnesses or life-threatening medical conditions that may prevent them from reaching their 18th birthdays.
- Bank of Hawaii donated $100,000, Grace Pacific, Inc. $50,000, and GTE Hawaiian Tel $10,000 to help The Hawaii Children's Trust Fund raise money to prevent the abuse and neglect of children. The Hawaii Children's Trust Fund is a coalition of public, private and non-profit companies whose goal is to raise $10 million for abused children.
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation has contributed $100,000 to Hawaii's charities in honor of Hawaii Non-Profit Organization Day on Aug. 5. The charities included the Aikane Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, Easter Seal Society of Hawaii, Epilepsy Foundation of Hawaii, Hawaii Wheelchair Athletic Association, Helping Hands Hawaii, Parents & Children Together, Project Dana, Lanakila Rehabilitation Center, and Winners Camp.
- Paul S. Honda, president of the Honda Foundation and treasurer of the Pacific and Asian Affairs Council, will contribute $100,000 to PAAC over a three-year period. The gift will establish the Honda Scholarship Fund, which will provide grants to promote East-Asian studies in 1997.
- The Terry Fox Run, sponsored and organized by the Four Seasons Resort on Maui, has awarded $24,000 to the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii.
- The People's Fund has awarded its fall cycle grants to the following organizations working for fundamental social change: Aloha Aina Student Environmental Coalition, Makawai Stream Restoration Alliance, Mothers and Children Against Poverty, Na Mamo O Hawaii, Out of the Blue Productions, Save Sunset Beach Coalition, Waikiki Tenants Association, Lila Pilipina, and the Tubao Dance Theater Collective.
The People's Fund is a local, publicly supported community foundation.
- The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation have awarded a $10,000 grant for construction materials for Hawaii Habitat's building fund. The Kiwanis Club of Pearl Harbor is volunteering the labor for the project, which will help a low-income family.
- The Atherton Family Foundation has awarded a $5,000 grant to the Friends of Foster Kids to support a part-time executive director. Friends' mission is to support programs that educate and assist foster parents, and consolidate and maximize the services provided by agencies that serve the foster care community.
- Star Markets Ltd. and The Fujieki Family Foundation Fund have donated $5,000 to the American Diabetes Association of Hawaii, and $5,000 to the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific.
- First Hawaiian Bank and Bank of Hawaii have each contributed $2,500 to the CrimeStoppers Honolulu program, a crime prevention program that offers reward money for tips leading to the arrest and conviction of criminals.
- The Hawaii Chevrolet Division, in conjunction with Cutter Chevrolet, has donated a 1995 Extended Cab Fleetside Pickup Truck to the Moanalua High School auto mechanics program. The truck, valued at nearly $30,000, was donated because it received minor damage during shipment to Hawaii and cannot be sold as a new vehicle.
- Kong Chew Benevoent Association: Henry C.H. Chu, president; Kai Fee Lui, vice president; Donna B.K. Chang, English secretary; Yew Fong Lum, Chinese secretary; Susan K.S. Jong, treasurer; Wilfred K.C. Lam, auditor; Dr. Aldfred Lum, Thomas Y.T. Chung, Richard K.W.Lee, Wilfred K.C. Lam, Yuk Guy Yee, directors.
- Hawaii Society of Corporate Secretaries: Janis G. Yee, president; Molly Egged, vice president; Alyson J. Nakamura, secretary; Maude Williams, treasurer.
- East West Center Board of Governors: Ronnie C. Chan, member. EWC International Advisory Panel: Dr. Narongchai Akrasanee, Felipe Alfonso, Didin Sastrapradja.
- Hawaii Women's Political Caucus, board of directors: Linda Tseu, president; Nanci Kreidman, first vice president; Denise Hayashi Forman, second vice president; Faye Kennedy, third vice president; Pua Auyong White, secretary; Amy Agbayani, Carole Goodson, Loretta Matsunaga, Joan Kenly Stebbins, Laura Thielen, Alice Tucker, directors.
- College of Education Alumni Association: Thelma Nip, president; Richard Anbe, vice president; Karen Hosaka, secretary; Allen Awaya, treasurer; Dennis Chai, Gerald Suyama, Mary Tanouye, David Wong, Shirley Yamashita, directors; Andy Nii, past president.
- Hawaii Fashion Industry Association, board of directors: Cheryl Schaefer, chairman; Gary Barnes, secretary/treasurer; Kathy Fujihara-Chong, Deborah Gibson, Mary Miyaguchi, Paula Rath, Douglass Smoyer, Petra Tajiri, Leigh Tonai, Mark Troedson, Freda Young, board of directors.
- Kailua Urban Design Task Force, board of directors: Don Bremner, chairman; Paul Remington, vice chairman; Bill Muench, secretary; Ann McLean, treasurer; A. Kimbal Thompson, architectural and project planning chairman; Kate Braden, finance chairman; Mele Pochereva, public relations chairman; Janelle Hutchison, Steve Meder, Ken Sanders, Steve Mechler, Diane Nielson, directors-at-large.
Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific Foundation: Ken Sandefur, Nery Heenan, "Joe" Hideo Morita.
- Parents and Children Together, board of directors: Linda Rosehill, president; David Shibata, vice president; John Whalen, secretary; Lowell Kalapa, treasurer; Sandra Au Fong, Scrappy Lipton, Rene Nelson, Sialo Taifai, new directors.
- Hawaii Society of Corporate Secretaries: Janis G. Yee, president; Molly Egged, vice president; Alyson J. Nakamura, secretary; Maude Williams, treasurer.
- Oahu Attractions Association, board of directors; Darrell Metzger, chairman; Ron Howard, vice chairman, secretary; Gary Myers, treasurer; B.J. Dorman, Harvey Gray, Lucien Wong, executive committee.
- Ahahui Kaahumanu of Honolulu: Mary Ann Hutchinson, president; M. Lehua McColgan, vice president; Martha Ho, secretary; Ann Morano, treasurer; Mary Petersen, chaplain; Jessie Cavaco, Leinaala Chong-Kee, Wanda Sonogini, directors.
Kuakini Medical Center Auxiliary: Kenneth Kunisaki, president; Kyoichi Yanagihara, vice president; Toshiko Tasaka, treasurer; Edna Nakashige, secretary; Beatrice Kim, corresponding secretary.
- 442nd Veterans Club: Paul Takiguchi, president; Robert Katayama, president-elect; Bill Naganuma, second vice president; Joe Shimamura, third vice president; Jennifer Baker, executive secretary; Harry Tokushige, treasurer.
- Honolulu Society of the Sons of the American Revolution: John M. Williams, president; Paul D. Winter, vice president; Michael T. Cloyd, secretary/treasurer; Raymond E. Woodstock, registrar; Warren M. Yarbrough, chaplain; Steven D. Brock, William G. Burlingame, Everett C. Higgins, Elwin L. Spray, Louis A. Torraca, Jr., William J. Ward, Larry R. Woodstock, trustees.
- Hawaii Literacy, Inc: Deborah Collins, president; Joanne Tachibana, first vice president; David Rair, second vice president; Clinton Y.L. Yee, treasurer; Marcia Linville, secretary; B.A. Akana, Halaki Ancheta, Anne Harpham, Lorraine Kaina, Bertha Kaui, Kristi Maynard, Steve Kolt, Chris Melahn, Bob Loewe, board of directors; Wally Amos, Elena Atkins, John Brogan, Norma Carr, Carole Chun, Jean Coffman, Bill Gaeth, Mariko Hong, Faye Kennedy, Earl J. Kim, Terri Okada, Fran Sueco, Evelyn Trapido, Sarah Van, Lynne Waihee.
- Help, Understanding & Group Support board of directors:Charin Tomomitsu, president; Robert Takamatsu, president-elect; Colleen Sakurai, Debby Atkinson, Andrea Kia, vice presidents; Earl Kaneshiro, treasurer; Cynthia Waters Cote, secretary; Arnold Morgao Jr., past president; Lance Abe, Ruth Antone, Jack Bates, Jeri Broadfoot, Dan Cooke, Peter Dudgeon, Dale Finlay, Laura Grimme, Kili Kono, Charles Loomis, Melinda Manaut, Barbara C. Marumoto, Deborah Lau Okamura, B. Alan Schoupe, Taryn Schuman, Gary Tasaka, Mariann Tesauro, Philip K. White, Keith Yap.
Hawaii Women's Legal Foundation: S. Gail Robertson, president; Linda Martell, vice president; Corianne Lau, secretary; Nancy Evans-Tudor, treasurer; Marlene Young, Lynda Pelayo, Susan Mollway, Darcie Yoshinaga, and Magalie Sunderland, new board members; Helen Gilmor, Bernice Littman, Trudy Burns Stone, Janice Wolf, June Russell, Richard Clifton, Barry Edwards, Pamela Byrne.
- Pacific Insulation Contractors Association: Kevin Meechan, president; Myron Nakata, vice president; John Soria, secretary/treasurer; Perry Lara, Ron Labanon, directors; Tim Lyons, executive director.
- Tsung Tsin Association: Dr. Gail G. L. Li, president; Helen K. Liu, first vice president; Harry S.Y. Chong, second vice president; Wallace T.K. Ching, Chinese secretary; Winifred C. Lau, asst. Chinese secretary; Lenora J.K. Leu, English secretary; Ellen N.F. Hee, asst. English secretary; Loy Fook Leu, treasurer; Fred K.W. Seu, asst. treasurer; Leonard J.K.H. Kam, auditor; William S. Ching, asst. auditor; Alyce F. Ching, sergeant-at-arms.
- Hawaii Women's Political Caucus, board of directors: Linda Tseu, president; Nanci Kriedman, first vice president; Denise Hayashi-Forman, second vice president; Faye Kennedy, third vice president; Pua Auyong-White, secretary; Dr. Amy Agbayani, Carole Goodson, Loretta Matsunega, Esq., Joan Kenly Stebbins, Laura Thielen, Esq., Alice Tucker.
Institute of Financial Education: Patricia Matsuo, president; Sheryl Higa, first vice president; Howard Wong, second vice president; Lynn Morita, recording secretary; Marianne Eismen, permanent secretary; Edwin Sakamoto, treasurer.
- Young Lawyers Division of the Hawaii State Bar Association: Stacy C. Suzuki, president; Keith Y. Amemiya, vice president/president elect; Stuart N. Fujioka, treasurer; Mark K. Murakami, secretary. Oahu directors: Cindy K. Ching, Kyle J. Martin, Melissa Murata-Mash, Amy K. Morikami, Cheryl Nolan, Carrie K. Okinaga, David A. Pendleton and Richard A. Yanagi. Neighbor Island directors: J. Yoshimoto (East Hawaii), Susan Marshall (Kauai), Kenneth J. Shimozono (West Hawaii), and David M. Jorgensen (Maui).
- Hotel Sales and Marketing Association, Maui Chapter: Angela Kaufman, president; Joan Palmtag, first vice president; Kanara Barber, vice president; Haunani Hendrix, past president; Robin Wohler, treasurer; Jennifer Spillard, secretary.
- Better Business Bureau Foundation of Hawaii: Dwane Brenneman, chair; Ann Simpson, vice chair; Norman Chong, vice president and treasurer; Anne Deschene, secretary and president. Trustees: John Derby, Edmund Kajiyama, Michael Rosenberg, Mary Anne Stubenberg.
- Organization of Chinese Americans, Hawaii Chapter: Patrick T. Fujieki, president.
- Hawaiian Sugar Planters' Association: W. Allen Doane, E. Alan Kennett, co-chairmen, board of directors; Stephanie A. Whalen, John C. Roney, association officers; Ruth Yamato, secretary-treasurer; James S. Andrasick, Richard F. Cameron, Robert B. Heiserman, Robert Reid, Warren S. Robinson, Jerry Vriesenga, board of directors.
- U.S. Coast Guard Foundation: Charles J. "Chuck" Leland, chairman of the board.
- Hawaii Community Foundation: Robert A. Alm, Gary L. Gifford, Gerry Keir, Margaret Masunaga, Dr. Sada Okumura, Rev. Jan C. Rudinoff, R. Dwayne Steele, Lynne Waihee, board of governors.
- United Chinese Society: Charles T.C. Lum, president; Charles Y.K. Chun, first vice president; Harold Hu, second vice president; Foo Chan, Chinese secretary; Irene C. Johnson, English secretary; Lum Nip Leong, treasurer; Rod H.C. Tam, assistant treasurer; Curtis Y. F. Chinn, auditor. Trustees: Alvin K.C. Au, Leigh Wai Doo, Thomas B. Lau, Larry L.P. Lee, Richard H.S. Leong, Albert Q.Y. Tom, Danny C.H. Young.
- Hawaii Pacific Gerontological Society: Karen Miyake, president; Alexandra Au, president-elect; Karen Crozier, secretary; Joyce S. Yamaoka, treasurer; Kevin S. Kimura, student representative; Gladys Fonseca, Roy Fusato, members-at-large; Betty Rhodes, caregiver representative.
- Hawaii Committee for the Humanities: Edward J. Shultz, chairman; Willa Tanabe, vice chairman; Florence H. Yee, secretary-treasurer; Susan Bendon, Burt T. Lau, Nanette Napoleon Purnell, Edward Shultz, three-year term members; Prof. Philip F. Rehbock, advisory member; Esther Arinaga, liaison between HCH and the Federation of State Humanities Councils, board of directors.
- Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children: Linda Buck, president; Jana Smith, president-elect; Don Piburn, vice president of membership; Sherlyn Franklin Goo, treasurer; Wayne Watkins, corresponding secretary; Mike Fahey, recording secretary; Teresa Vast, past president. Members-at-large, Nancy Golden, Miles Nakanishi, Mary Anne Sobeleski; representatives from seven chapters, Jana Smith (Big Island), Donna Genuth (Kauui), Darby Zink (Maui), Papia Sengupta (Honolulu), Dolores Brockman (Leeward), Jean Grice (Military), Lani Steelquist (Windward).
- Advisory board to Ho'opono, Services for the Blind Branch, state Vocational Rehabilitation Division: Diane Galus, chairwoman; Robert Chow, first vice chairman; Philip Ana, second vice chairman; Nani Fife, Georgi Georgiev, Gloria Kishi, Ethel Kuwasaki, Gordon Lee, Sally Luke, Joe Lum, Wally Miura, Karen Murakami, Sheryl Nelson, Rachel Pestana, Frank Redondo, Conchita Schlemmer and Howard Takara, board members.
- Honolulu Chinese Jaycees: Shirley S.S. Pai, president; Rena Hwang, executive vice president; Jimmy Barsch, management vice president; Kalene Shim, community vice president; Patrick Tomiyasu, membership vice president; Dr. David Yee, individual development vice president; Tracy Ing, treasurer; Stuart Machicda, recording secretary; Wesleyd Kam, corresponding secretary; Bradford Dang, legal counsel; Joy Minaai, chaplain; Karen Lee-Sur, chairman of the board.
Board of directors: Jaime Chock, Dennis Dang, Mary Fong, Burton Kong, Brian Lee, Charlene Leong, Lindley Low, Terence Lum, Wesley Lum, Craig Nagano, Mark Nakashima, Joe Shrestha.
Mid-Pacific Institute: James R. Bell, Emily H. Fujii, James S. Kometani, Kenneth R. Kupchak, board of managers; Hugh R. Pingree, chairman of the board; Frank C. Atherton, vice chairman; Dickson C.H. Lee, secretary; William E. Aull, treasurer.
Japan-America Society of Hawaii: Dwane Brenneman, president; Tetsu Aiko, Adm. Ronald Hays, Paul Honda, Howard Karr, vice presidents; Jean Rolles, vice president/secretary; Stanley Sawai, vice president/treasurer.
- Aina Haina Community Association: Phil Manly, president; Meymo Rego, vice president; Teri Nakayama, recording secretary; Bob Parker, membership secretary; Art Mori, treasurer; Bertha Leong, Lenore Johnson, representatives-at-large.