Thank-You Letters

The Iaconetti family: Will, Rick, Bob, and Lori, extends a thank you for the expressions of sympathy and love from so many of Lorraine’s dear friends. We all miss her very much. We are grateful for the memories, thoughts, and reflections that your cards brought back to mind. They helped soften the grief we feel. She loved Maui and its people, that’s the reason we made Maui our home 58 years ago.

Iaconetti family


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Parents And Children Together extends our appreciation to the Kahului Whole Foods Market. We are especially grateful for the coordination of Elyse Ditzel and her team for supporting PACT during this July-to-September fundraiser where shoppers can donate their change (or more) to PACT in order to help us promote our goal of bringing peace to Hawaii’s families.

Maui PACT Family Peace Center has been conducting domestic violence and anger control counseling services since 1994. We serve families and individuals through three separate components: Puuhonua (serves victims/survivors), Na Opio Youth Groups (for skills building anger and emotional control) and Kuleana (domestic violence intervention).

With this donation, we will be able to reach more families and increase awareness of the serious impact of domestic violence in our community.

The partnership with Whole Foods means a great deal to us and especially to those who benefit from our services. Your generosity has served as a splendid example to us of our commitment to serving Maui.

Thank you, Whole Foods Maui, for joining us in this inspiring journey of ending domestic violence and promoting healthy individuals, families and communities here on Maui.

I would like to encourage everyone to “Be the Change In your Community, and in your Home.” We look forward to working with Whole Foods in the future and invite you to visit the Family Peace Center anytime.

For more information call 244-2330 or see

Lucy Feinberg, Maui regional director

Parents And Children Together

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On behalf of the Mike Russell Memorial 3v3 Soccer Tournament held on Aug. 3 & 4 at Seabury Hall, I would like to thank our generous sponsors for their support in making this a fun and successful event. Proceeds went to support of the family of the late Mike Russell and Stephen Smith. Mahalo to Tobi’s Shaved Ice, Seabury Hall, Minit Stop, Maui Tropix (Martin ohana), Pepsi Co. (David Yoshioka), Haiku Grocery (Nakagawa ohana), Hi Tech Surf Sports (Kim Ball), Ohana Futbol Association (Ben Walin), and all of the volunteers and volunteer referees. Mahalo to all!

Noah Walin


Thank-You Letters

The Iao United Church of Christ Rummage Sale Committee wishes to thank everyone in the community who so generously donated items for our sale. Because of your willingness to help and your generous giving, it was very successful.

Iao United

Church of Christ

Rummage Sale



The 11th annual Maui No Ka Oi Soccer Tournament hosted 48 teams from Kauai, Oahu, the Big Island and Maui. We wish to extend our thanks to those teams who participated and continue to share in the love for the game of soccer. Numerous individuals made the success of this event possible: Hawaii Youth Soccer Association State Board; County of Maui – Parks Department East District; Roger Yamaoka and the HYSA Maui referees; Diane Fujii-Doe; Ryan Arakawa; Jules Castillo-Medeiros; and the Maui Girls Soccer Club – Coach Wes Morita, Coach Jesse Olaipiman, Ka’ina Bonacorsi, Erin Rodrigues and the parents of MGSC. A big mahalo to the County of Maui – Fire & Public Safety Department Chief Jeffrey Murray, Bram Denhaan, Matthew Mann, Patrick Fukuda, Nathan Nishiki and Rylan Yatsushiro.

Tony Medeiros, director

Maui No Ka Oi Soccer Tournament


On the final weekend of summer, an amazing outpouring of aloha came from the folks who shop at Longs and Walmart.

It was the annual School Supply Drive sponsored by the Rotary Clubs of Maui. The shoppers that day really opened up their hearts and pocketbooks, taking extra time to think of our precious keiki. There were mountains of donations!

From all who were involved in the drive, to all who so generously donated, a big mahalo.

We really are lucky we live Maui.

Sue Wilson,


Keiki Cupboard


The committee for Maui’s annual Hiroshima and Nagasaki remembrance program gratefully thanks the following people for their kind and generous participation in our Aug. 5 event at UH-Maui College: Brian Nagami and the performers of Maui Taiko, keynote speaker Jim Albertini of the Malu ‘Aina Center, koto musicians Mika Inaba and Koko Walbee, UH-Maui College instructor the Rev. Anne Jenny, the Rev. David Schlicher of Makawao Union Church, Jason Schwartz of Unity Church and the members of the Japanese Cultural Society of Maui.

We also thank the Rev. Youlida Yoruw of Iao Congregational Church for the many special Koshraen lei and Lillian Maeda and for her delicious tea, as well as all others who generously donated their resources and efforts in making the event enjoyable and successful.

Last but not least, thanks to the UH-Maui College Peace Club for sponsoring our use of the UH-Maui College facility.

Remembering Hiroshima and Nagasaki in relation to the still-present threat of nuclear war, the legacy of bomb testing and the ever-present danger of aging reactor catastrophe educates ensuing generations and strengthens our common resolve to work for a world safe from radiation disaster in the future.

The Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance Committee

the Rev. John Hara,

chairman Wailuku

Jodo Mission

Thank-You Letters

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to numerous sponsors who helped in my undergraduate and graduate studies on the Mainland and made it possible for me to accomplish my goals. For my undergraduate studies, I would like to thank the sponsors of the National Pepsi-Cola College Scholarship, the Hawaii Omori Scholarship and the Trustee Scholarship. For my graduate studies, I would like to acknowledge Kevin Tripp for his generosity in choosing me to be one of the recipients of the American Drug Store Minority Scholarship; to the University of Colorado Health Sciences for the Chancellor’s Diversity Scholarship and School of Pharmacy Scholarship; to Mesa Community College in Arizona for the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship; and to Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences for the Tolle Totum Scholarship.

I thank my parents (Peter and Leonora Castillo), my sister, the rest of my family, my mentors and my study buddies for always believing in my highest potential. Most of all, I thank our Lord almighty for guiding, blessing, and enlightening me throughout the course of my studies. To all, I am elated and grateful for all the financial support and prayers in my pursuit of becoming a physician. Every little bit of help goes a long way. I am forever indebted and wholeheartedly thankful for all that you did for me. I wish to do the same for someone similarly from an underrepresented background in the future and give back to the community.

Beverly Castillo


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Hui Laulima O Hana would like to extend our sincerest aloha and mahalo to everyone who showered our Hana dialysis home annual kokua fundraiser on July 13 with tremendous support. To our many sponsors, donors volunteers, vendors and entertainers, we are so grateful to all of you. Words cannot express enough the blessing of having such wonderful people in our lives, who truly believe in our mission to support and improve the culturally unique quality of life of the East Maui communities by providing charitable dialysis treatment and health care services.

Lehua Cosma, president

on behalf of Hui Laulima O Hana

Board of Directors, staff, clients & volunteers

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The Good Shepherd Episcopal Church “Women in Ministry” wishes to say “mahalo nui loa” to the Slammed Society car and truck club that sponsored a “Cruise for the Cause-Back to School Supplies Drive” on June 14. Proceeds raised from this cruise helped the church’s women purchase back-to-school supplies for 75 children from the wider Maui community. The partnership with the church women and their community service is very much appreciated. The club has assisted with our “Feed the Hungry” program as well. Me ka mahalo!

Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

“Women in Ministry”

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Makawao Elementary PTA would like to thank all of our parents, guardians, volunteers, and loyal and supportive Maui businesses for making our 2012-13 school year fundraisers a huge success. Between our Fun Run and Rams Discount Card fundraiser we raised enough to support the PTA’s mission of supplying art, music, physical education and field trips for all our students. Without everyone’s support the above activities and field trips would not be possible.

Makawao Elementary School PTA