The Maui County Medical Society members thank Maui Diagnostic Imaging for hosting our July dinner meeting. Mahalo to Dr. Andrew Kayes for the fascinating presentation.
Monica Heeney, R.N.
Maui County Medical Society
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Mahalo to Leola Muromoto and her "Spammers" from Kaunoa Senior Services for collecting more than 1,700 cans of Spam for Hale Mahaolu's "SPAMstruction" competition, which will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 at the Queen Kaahumanu Center.
Three Key Clubs at Maui's high schools will compete in a structural competition using just cans of Spam. The prize will be $1,500 for the winning school's Project Graduation fund.
Hale Mahaolu is a private, nonprofit organization of 94 employees that provide quality affordable rental housing and support services for elderly and disabled people and their families.
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We are so grateful to everyone who offered support as part of a four-session Reading Is Fun program at Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Wailuku. A very special thank you goes to the program facilitator, Gail Nagasako, for designing a program that empowered the children to write their own books, pick their own titles and write their own stories. We were very blessed to have incredible reading buddies and mentors, including Erika Eberly, Charlestra Snyder, J.R. Batulyan, Winona Tomosa, Shirley Evangelista, Cornelia Soberano, and Melanie and Jay Hue-Sing Ammasi. Most importantly, thank you to the children who participated for the stories they wrote and the books they picked to read. We also would like to acknowledge the Office of Social and Economic Justice of the Episcopal Church for the grant that made it possible to create and offer a program to engender the love of reading in Maui's children.
Mary Lou Mellinger
Good Shepherd Outreach Coordinator
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