Cameron Center installs new officers

The J. Walter Cameron Center has installed new board officers for the 2013-14 term of office.

In making the announcement, newly elected board President Alan Kaufman said: “With the strong support of the Maui community and a dedicated board of directors, the Cameron Center continues to serve persons with special needs by providing an affordable and safe home for Maui’s social service agencies. Opened on April 23, 1973, this year we celebrate our 40th anniversary of service to Maui. Throughout those 40 years, the commitment of our board, staff, donors and volunteers to the mission of the J. Walter Cameron Center’s has remained steadfast and unwavering.”

The officers installed at a ceremony at the Cameron Center on Jan. 29 were Karlynn Fukuda, board vice president; Gladys Baisa, installation officer and personnel committee chairwoman; and Robert Kawahara, board treasurer. Kaufman was installed at a meeting held in December.

Cesar Gaxiola, the center’s executive director, welcomed Kaufman and the board officers and members.

“These are the leaders of the Cameron Center,” he said. “They will take us into 40 more years of quality service, and I welcome their enthusiastic dedication.”

The center is at 95 Mahalani St. in Wailuku and is the home to 15 resident social service agencies. These include: A Keiki’s Dream, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association of Hawaii, ARC of Maui County, Best Buddies International, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii, Heritage Hall Inc., Hui No Ke Ola Pono Inc., Imua Family Services, Ka Lima O Maui, Maui Community Mental Health, Mediation Services of Maui, Mental Health Association of America, MEO Kahi Kamali’i and the Pacific Cancer Foundation.

These agencies provide services to as many as 30,000 people annually.

Cameron Center meeting facilities are available for rent to more than 200 community organizations and businesses throughout the year.