Rotary club names service award recipients to recognize programs
The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise recently presented its Vocational Service Award for a Community Program to Keiki Cupboard and its Vocational Service Award for an Individual to Keola Donaghy, director of the University of Hawaii Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music.
Keiki Cupboard was the selected for providing essentials to Maui’s schoolchildren, according to an announcement. It operates in 14 Maui County schools. The Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise has worked with this organization to distribute school supplies since 2009. Representing Keiki Cupboard were President Bonny Ponting, Vice President Toby Neal, Secretary Sue Wilson and School Liaison Roxanne Sinenci.
Donaghy was chosen for his dedication to the two-year-old UH-Maui College Institute of Hawaiian Music. Donaghy became director of this program in 2013 after it was developed by George Kahumoku Jr. There are now 19 students and this program. A wide variety of instructors mentor and train the students in performance, singing, composition, repertoire development, recording techniques and marketing of Hawaiian music.