Vietnam subject of presentation
"Images of Vietnam" will be the subject of a talk and slideshow presented by Bob Hanusa at the Kiwanis Club of Maui noon luncheon Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Bob and Maggie Hanusa were among 16 volunteers from around the world who spent two weeks in Vietnam building a fence around a kindergarten school complex.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, call Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Pink Paddlers blessing for 4 canoes
Mana'olana (the Pink Paddlers) will have a blessing of four canoes at 9:45 a.m. Jan. 11 at the Maui Canoe Club on the north end of Sugar Beach.
The public is invited to attend the event.
The bright pink canoes play a role in offering support and healing for cancer survivors, according to an announcement.
Benefit for Hawaiian Islands Land Trust
The Hawaiian Islands Land Trust will present its 13th annual Buy Back the Beach Benefit Lu'au from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at the Old Lahaina Luau.
The event will feature a private concert by HAPA.
Tickets are $150 per person and $1,200 for a table of eight. Tickets may be reserved by calling 244-5236 or online at www.hilt.org/bbtb.
Havron receives recognition at college
Blair Havron of Pukalani was among 24 American International College students in Springfield, Mass., recently recognized for their campus and community involvement. The students were inducted into Who's Who Among Students at American Universities and Colleges.
Families, friends, faculty and staff filled the Bradley Room at the school on Dec. 12 for the ceremony as Brian O'Shaughnessey, dean of students, presented each student with a plaque.
Havron, a nursing major, is captain of the AIC Volleyball Team and president of the Christian Conqueror's Club. She is also a member of the 3.0 Club for student athletes.
Students are nominated for inclusion in Who's Who by campus committees and directory editors on the basis of academic achievement, service to their community, leadership in extracurricular activities and potential for continued success, according to a news release.
Maui consultant to speak at meeting
The owner of Pacific Islands Risk Management Group will be the speaker at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Jan. 8.
SeaRay Beltran will make the presentation at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Pacific Islands Risk Management Group is a private, full-service environmental, health, safety and engineer consulting firm with a strong focus on client's objectives and needs, according to a news release. The mission of the group is to provide a common-sense approach to achieving regulatory compliance with all federal, state, regional and local safety, health, environmental and engineering requirements based on leading-edge technology.
Beltran will share details of the focus of this group and answer questions about current practices.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Cahill graduates from Boise State
Jennifer Cahill graduated from Boise State University during winter commencement held on Dec. 20 in Boise, Idaho, with a bachelor's degree in business administration. Cahill attended Boise State University on a four-year swim scholarship. During her career on the Boise State Swimming and Diving team, Cahill helped lead the Broncos to three conference titles and a runner-up finish.
Cahill remains the school record holder in the 500-, 1,000- and 1,650-yard freestyle events and earned numerous individual medals and three relay titles at conference championships.