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.
Church of Christ
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.
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,