Monday, May 31, 1999

Taking Notice


Honors recently went to these island residents or groups:

bullet Ihilani Resort & Spa's employees received several Hawaii Hotel Association Na Po'e Pa'ahana Awards for 1998. Erlinda Estabillo was named Room Keeper of the Year; Daniel Miguel, second place, Security Officer; and John Westfall, third place, Food and Beverage.

bullet Winifred Odo, former statemr6 Winifred


Medicaid administrator and healthcare consultant, has been named program director of the new Ewa Intergenerational Care Center, Kulana Malama, which should be under construction later this year and completed in the year 2000.

bullet Kaho'omiki: Hawaii's Council of Physical Activity, is the 1999 recipient of the Gold Star State Governor's Council Award. The council is made up of representatives from Queen's Medical Center, Hawaii Medical Service Association, Kapiolani Medical Center, the American Heart Association, the City Department of Parks and Recreation, the Boys and Girls Club, United States Tennis Association, Castle Medical Center, and the University of Hawaii, among other agencies, and members of the public.

bullet Emmett Copp of Waimanalo is the winner of the sixth annual 1998 Water Quality Contest, held by the City Department of Environmental Services. Joy Murashige of Honolulu also won the contest to name a new environmental super hero, "Talapia Man," played by comedian Frank DeLima, to educate residents and school children about protecting the environment. Other winners include Renee H. Dietch, Kyle Greenwood, Kelly Goodick, Pamela Young, and April Okumoto.

bullet Edison Hiroyuki Miyawaki,mr6 Edwin

Miyawaki M.D. and Alexander Cooke Waterhouse, Sr. were recently awarded the Charles Reed Bishop Medal by the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum. Miyakawa, a physician and philanthropist who serves on the museum's board of directors, has provided leadership in support of the Sci-mr6 Alexander

Waterhouse Sr.ence Learning Center and the new Hawaii Sports Hall of Fame exhibit. Waterhouse is a business executive, community leader and philanthropist who has provided exceptional support to the museum programs as trustee of the John T. Waterhouse Trust.

bullet Stephen Watarai, a 35-year Honolulu Police Department veteran, has been promoted to the rank of assistant chief, filling the vacancy created by the recent retirement of James Femia. He will command the central patrol bureau, which includes Central Honolulu, Kalihi, Waikiki and East Honolulu patrol districts. Watarai previously commanded the Kalihi patrol district.

Assistant Chief Barbara Wong succeeds Femia as head of the administrative bureau. Stephen Kornegay has been promoted to Kalihi district commander and Jeffrey Owens, head of Central Receiving Division, replacing Marc Greenwell, who retired. Other promotions include Bart Huber, Mark Nakagawa, captain; Frank Pugliese, Michael Johnson, lieutenant; Stephen Logan, Randolph Luna, sergeant; Michael Lucas-Medeiros, metropolitan officer II (corporal).

bullet Videographer Chazlynne M. Deguair of Waianae, now a student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, has won a $1,000 award for her participation in the ARTS Week '99, the final phase of a program sponsored by the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts in Florida.

bullet Josephine N. Puletasi, a graduate of the University of Hawaii at Manoa from Malaeini in American Samoa, has joined the staff of U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye under the American Samoa Internship Program, initiated by Inouye in 1981.

bullet The Family Resource Coalition of America has appointed Calvin Sia, Hawaii early childhood expert, to its board of directors. Sia initiated Hawaii's Healthy Start, a pioneering home visiting program that serves as an international model to prevent child abuse and neglect. Sia is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Hawaii School of Medicine, and president of the Hawaii State Medical Association.

bullet Dr. David Kaku of Honolulu has been honored by the National Stroke Association, which celebrated the 10th anniversary of its research fellowship program, and honored past and present recipients.

bullet Mental Health Association in Hawaii 1998 Awards have been presented to Beverly Creamer of the Honolulu Advertiser (media award), Rep. Tom Okamura (legislator-of-the year), and the Diamond Head Life Skills Program (community service award).

bullet Cindy Robison has been pro-mr6 Cindy

Robisonmoted from conference services manager to director of conference services at the Lanai Resorts, Manele Bay Hotel, and Lodge at Koele. Prior to coming to Lanai in 1996, Robison was convention services and catering manager at the Maui Prince Hotel.

bullet This year's honorees for the 22nd Annual Leader Luncheon for the YWCA of Oahu include Catherine Lagareta, president and chief executive officer of Communications-Pacific, Inc.; Maile Meyer, founder and part owner of Native Books, Inc.; JoAnn Moe, soccer coach and custodian of Punahou School; and Sacred Hearts Academy.

bullet Thanks to Alisa Kimura of Honolulu, Kauai High and Intermediate School was the sweepstake winner of a $5,000 Office Depot shopping spree. Kimura listed the Lihue school as her favorite in entering the chain store's $250.000 Back-to-

School Sweepstakes.

bullet Marriott's Kauai Beach Club has been awarded the Marriott Vacation Club International's Award of Excellence for 1998.


These island residents or groups recently earned scholarships or academic recognition:

bullet Jennifer Lin, a Jefferson Fellow at the East-West Center in 1989, has received the 1998 Achievement Award for Women in Journalism from the Mary Morgan Hewett Fund, administered by the Friends of the East-West Center. Lin is Beijing bureau chief for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Knight-Ridder Newspapers.

bullet The University of Hawaii, William S. Richardson School of Law is the winner of the 1999 National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition. Team members included Kaiulani Kidani, Paul Tanaka, Elijah Yip and coach Professor Denise Antolini.

bullet Andrew Allshouse of Radford High School and Aaron Romero of Moanalua Middle School are Hawaii's top youth volunteers in the 1999 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program. They received a $1,000 award and an all-expenses paid trip to Washington D.C. to join other national finalists. Nina Yuen of Hilo High and Theresa Engel of Punahou were also recognized as distinguished finalists.

bullet Nicole Uehara, a Hawaii Baptist Academy senior, was one of 350 high school students chosen to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington D.C., sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council.

bullet Lorina Shinsato of Mililani, a Salem-Teikyo University student, has completed a 15-week Berlin, Germany Study Abroad Program. She was one of eight university students from the West Virginia University to receive travel grants from the Okinaga Foundation to cover half the cost of airfare.

bullet These graduating high school seniors have been named as candidates in the 1999 Presidential Scholars Program among 2,600 students nationwide: Aaron T. Ohta, Kalani; Victoria S.S. Wong, Punahou; Albert M. Ching, Laura M. Damerville, Joseph K. Fackrell, Tanner T. Fahl, Melissa D. Fujimoto, Ross M. Higashi, Jeffrey S. Malins, Jolene S. Meneno, Glenn A. Nagao, Makanaokalani Oshiro, Christopher A. Seo, Erin A. Singletary, Kawika A. Uechi, Jason W. Lee, Kristl K. Yuen, Michelle M. Yuen, Iolani.

bullet Keola Whittaker, a graduate of Roosevelt High School, has been elected to the executive council of the Associated Students of Whitman College in Walla Walla.

bullet Daniel William Evans of Kahuku High School and Gavin Takuichi Maeda of Konawaena High were selected as delegates to the 37th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. They were among 104 students showing potential leadership ability who spent a week in the nation's capital. They received $2,000 scholarships.

Officers named

These groups have new officers:

bullet University of Hawaii Foundation: Stanford S. Carr, Richard C.L. Chan, Lynne Johnson, Daniel B.T. Lau, Joichi Saito, Michael Wo and Stephen Yoda, board of trustees.

bullet Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau: Tony Guerrero, Bill Hurley, Kehaulani Kekua, Darrell Metzger, Perry Sorenson, Paul Tang, Richard N. West, board of directors.

bullet United States Postal Service: Paul Leo Klink, co-chair.

bullet Catholic Charities: Sandramr6 Sandra

Ohara Ohara, chair; Cathy Sekiguchi, vice chair; Sharon Weiner, secretary; Robert Tong, treasurer; Ray Depa, Rosemary Zais, Roger Wall, Douglas Smith, Father Gary Secor, new board members.

bullet American Society of Civil Engineers, Hawaii Section: Jadine Y. Urasaki, president; C. Michael Street, president-

elect; James Rispoli, vice president; Joanna Seto, secretary; Tony Lau, treasurer; Lorna Lee, younger member director; Peter Nicholson, past president

bullet Moiliili Community Center: Elizabeth Lum, president; Muriel Miura Kaminaka, first vice president; Kurt Mitchell, second vice president; Walter Ozawa, secretary; Cynthia Manabe, treasurer; Elaine Costello, Harry Yee, new board members.

bullet Honolulu Boy Choir: John F. Nielson, chairman; Jean E. Rolles, vice chairman; Tony Ruivivar, treasurer; Madeline P. Chang, secretary; C. Frank Damon, Jr., Claire W. Engle, Glenn K.Y. Hong, Danny Kaleikini, Stephen S. Lent, Tom Moffatt, Col. Ann M. Testa, Fred E. Trotter; Glenn R. Zander, members; Blake M. Nuibe, executive director; Cathy Foy-Mahi, choral director.

bullet Exchange Club of Downtown Honolulu: Tomma Irvine, president; Dennis Daniel, vice president; Linda Hamilton, past president; Lynne Kinney, treasurer; Barbara Kono, secretary; Carol Silva, Judy Jakobovits, Jim Sterrett, Bob Stouffer, Russ Dearing, Marty Moreno, directors.


bullet The Atherton Foundation has given $3,500 to the National Coalition Building Institute for a pilot project to reduce prejudice and promote conflict resolution at Pahoa High and Intermediate School on the Big Island.

bullet The Hawaii Association for the Education of Young Children has received two $15,000 grantsfrom the Atherton Foundation and the Samuel N. and Mary Castle Foundations. The grants will be used for a system of early childhood ecudation and care.

bullet Grants totaling $26,200 are assisting the Mental Health Association in Hawaii: The Hawaii Medical Service Association Foundation gave $10,000 to the "Treatment Not Jail" project; AlohaCare Neighbors, $5,000 for the InnerVIEW Hawaii newsletter and $2,100 to develop Big Isle Sanctuary Support Groups; Hawaii Hotel Industry Foundation, $2,000 to support the Speakers Bureau.

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