Two Troop 1 Scouts earn Eagle awards
KAHULUI - Two Scouts from Kahului Union Church's Troop 1 have become Eagle Scouts, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.
Paul Takafuji and Matthew Matasci received their awards at a Court of Honor on April 30.
Matthew Matasci (left) and Paul Takafuji of Kahului Union Church’s Troop 1 have earned their Eagle awards, the highest honor in Boy Scouting.
Takafuji's Eagle project was making a new concrete step at Wailuku Hongwanji Mission. Matasci repainted 12 tables at Kalama Park in Kihei and sealed eight new tables and benches at the new South Maui Community Park.
State Judiciary seeks special advocates
WAILUKU - The Hawaii Judiciary seeks volunteers to train next month to become court-appointed special advocates who serve on behalf of abused and neglected children.
The Judiciary will certify qualified trainees to advocate for a child by submitting written recommendations and speaking up at Family Court hearings for the child's safety and well-being.
A free, five-day training will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from June 18 to 27 at the Queen Lili'uokalani Children's Center in Wailuku.
To register or get more information, call Kari Wakakuwa or Sandra Inouye at 244-2729 or go online to casahawaii.org.
MEO's Enlace Hispano to hold gathering
WAILUKU - Maui Economic Opportunity Inc.'s Enlace Hispano program will host an informational forum on domestic violence at 5 p.m. Wednesday at the MEO Family Center in Wailuku.
Panelists include domestic violence specialists, representatives from the Maui Police Department and other organizations.
A light meal will be provided. RSVP no later than Tuesday by calling Leonardo Sequeira at 249-2993 or sending email to email@example.com.
Seniors financial exploitation discussed
KIHEI - Maui Adult Day Care Centers and Maui County Office on Aging are sponsoring a free workshop titled "Awareness of Financial Exploitation for Seniors & Caregivers" from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at South Maui Adult Day Care Center in Kihei.
Presenters include Lester Nakamoto, bank manager for Kihei Bank of Hawaii; Arliza Borja-Lozano, service manager for Kihei Bank of Hawaii; and Ryan Rodrigues, detective with the Maui Police Department, who will discuss senior financial abuse, identify different types of scams, and teach ways to protect yourself and your loved one from fraud.
The workshop is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed to attend. Certificates of attendance will be provided for professionals, and light refreshments will be provided for workshop attendees.
For more information, call Kathleen Couch or Margie Dela Cruz at 871-5804.
HGEA retirees to hold meeting on June 7
WAILUKU - The quarterly membership meeting for HGEA retirees will begin at 9 a.m. June 7 at United Public Workers Hall in Wailuku.
Retirees Unit Administrator Mahie Trask will be a guest speaker and lunch will be provided.
Vietnam veterans advocate to speak
KIHEI - The Italian American Social Club of Kihei will host a meeting featuring guest speaker Janna Hoehn at 6 p.m. Tuesday in St. Theresa's Stawasz Hall.
Hoehn recently concluded a project to memorialize Maui's soldiers who died in the Vietnam War, and she will present her photo display at the meeting.
Donations to have these photos placed at the Vietnam Memorial Museum site in Washington. D.C., will also be accepted.
The evening will begin with a potluck dinner.
For more information, contact Don Tedesco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portuguese club gives scholarships
PUKALANI - The Maui Portuguese Cultural Club awarded Kamehameha Maui graduates Tiasha Ku'umakanamaikalani Akre of Makawao and Michael Marley Kamaka Gorman of Kula each a $500 college scholarship.
Akre plans to attend Chaminade University to pursue a career in nursing. Her winning essay reflected an admiration of the Portuguese culture and values reflecting how she has adapted these cultural values into her life.
Gorman plans to attend Syracuse University in New York to obtain a degree in aerospace engineering. In his essay, Michael shared his hopes to leave his descendants a better future through courage and exploration, like the Portuguese navigators did, in facing the challenges of today.
The awards will be presented at the Maui Portuguese Cultural Club General Membership Meeting in June.
Scholarship applications are available at www.mauiportugueseculturalclub.com.
Po'okela Futsal U15 sets carwash
The Po'okela Futsal U15 team will hold a carwash from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley Isle Motors.
The cost is $7 per vehicle.
The team recently won a state championship and is raising funds to offset traveling costs to the Futsal National Championship Tournament in Anaheim, Calif., in July.
Futsal is five-players-per-side soccer played indoors.
Valley Isle Motors is located at 221 S. Puunene Ave.
YMCA to hold yard sale on Saturday
KAHULUI - The Maui Family YMCA will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday in the center parking lot located at 250 Kanaloa Ave. in Kahului.
The sale will include children's items, clothing, books, electronics, sporting goods, furniture, home and garden supplies, and more.
Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends.
Proceeds will benefit the YMCA's Camp Keanae.