WAILUKU - Melody Stuart has been named the new executive director of the Hawaiian Canoe Club, the seven-time state canoe paddling champion that offers programs for all ages based on traditional Hawaiian cultural values.
"Stuart brings her passionate experience and skills with nonprofits to the Hawaiian Canoe Club," said Dave Ward, president of the board of directors. "We are very happy to have Stuart for this position because of her extensive experience with enhancing member relations, fundraising and grants management. The Hawaiian Canoe Club is very excited to have Stuart on board."
Stuart, who began in her new post June 2, has worked with Girl Scouts Muir Trail Council and United Way of Stanislaus County in California. She has volunteered with many community programs, including Maui Habitat for Humanity and the recent Maui Visitor Industry Charity Walk. She also served on the Monsanto community outreach program and is currently president of the Kihei Toastmasters Club.
She has a degree in cultural anthropology.
Hawaiian Canoe Club, whose registered name is Hawaiian Kamali'i, offers paddling programs for all ages, a recreational paddling group, three sponsored races and two major fundraisers each year. The mission of Hawaiian Canoe Club is to perpetuate and preserve the art of Hawaiian canoe paddling through personal growth and character development rooted in traditional Hawaiian cultural values.
For more information on Hawaiian Canoe Club, see Web site www.hawaiiancanoe
club.org or call 893-2124.