Nominations for the Palaka Award are being accepted

The Rotary Club of Kahului is accepting nominations for the 2013 Palaka Award, presented to a longtime and exceptional volunteer with a Maui County nonprofit organization.

The honor is awarded every year to the leader of a nonprofit organization who has demonstrated outstanding dedication to volunteer service and exemplified the Rotary Club’s motto of “Service Above Self.”

The nominee must have a minimum seven years of service and demonstrate a significant and enduring impact for both the nonprofit organization and the community.

The winner of the award will be announced at a luncheon ceremony, to be hosted by the Rotary Club and the Alexander & Baldwin Foundation, at noon Aug. 2 in the Kamehameha Golf Club’s Waikapu Room. A golf ball drop fundraiser is planned prior to the awards luncheon; proceeds will go to the Michael H. Lyons II Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships for exceptional Maui youth.

The deadline for nominations is June 30.

To obtain more information, reserve tickets or file a nomination, visit or call 875-0500.