Local Briefs


Toastmaster places second in contest

Daniela Fournier, a member of Maui’s No Ka Oi Toastmasters Club, placed second in the District 49 International Speech Contest on

Oahu on May 4. District 49 represents the State of Hawaii.

The International Speech Contest has the potential to take winners as far as the annual International Speech Competition. Contests are designed to challenge members’ speaking skills and give them opportunities to speak in different venues, and to progress to state, regional, national and international competition levels.


Free fishing charters for Maui veterans

Two fishing charters out of Lahaina Harbor will be available for free to Maui County veterans and enlisted military personnel on Flag Day, June 14.

This “Salute to our Service People” is being organized by the Navy League, Maui Council. The two charters are “Start Me Up” and “Die Hard.” Tipping is appreciated, according to an announcement.

There will also be a free sunset sail on the “Jayhawk” offered on the same day. It is limited to six people.

To reserve a space on one of these charters, call Suzanne Ayers at 661-8232.

This is the 14th year the Navy League, Maui Council has organized this activity to salute Maui County veterans and enlisted military personnel.


Free seminar about cyberscams offered

The AARP Fraud Watch Network will present a free “Protect Yourself from Cyber Scams” seminar from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the J. Walter Cameron Center in Wailuku.

Will Bales, the supervising special agent for the FBI Honolulu Cyber Division, will give tips on how to avoid online scams and secure one’s identity. AARP Hawaii speakers will profile common online scams such as the romance scam, cyber blackmail and scams targeting veterans.

“Today, being able to navigate the online world is a big part of how we live. But it is important to know how to do it safely so that we can protect our hard-earned money and our personal data. The FBI is the lead government agency in fighting cybercrime and we are pleased that the public will have a chance to learn from them,” said Barbara Kim Stanton, AARP Hawaii state director.

The seminar includes a bento dinner, and there is no need to be an AARP member to attend.

Register at aarp.cvent.com/cyber5-23 or toll free at 1 (877) 926-8300.


Salvation Army topic for presenter

Lt. Steven Howard from the Salvation Army will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Maui on Thursday at Tante’s Island Cuisine, located in the Maui Seaside Hotel in Kahului.

Howard will be giving a general history of the Salvation Army and an overview of operations on Maui. The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome; lunch is from the menu.

For more information, contact Bryce Thayer at 871-2233.


Vendor space available at festa

The 15th annual “Festa Do Dia De Portugal” will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 at Heritage Hall in Paia.

The event is organized by the Portuguese Association of Maui. Vendor tables are available. The cost is $25 for members and $40 for nonmembers. To reserve a space, email PAM.MauiHawaii@gmail.com or call 243-0065.


‘Toddlers Tango’ program at library

A “Toddlers Tango” program will be offered from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday by instructor Aylah Loewenstein at the Makawao Public Library.

In this music and movement class for ages 2 to 5, keiki and their caregivers are invited to sing and dance to music from around the world. Loewenstein will facilitate a multi-sensory learning experience that fosters imagination, intercultural understanding, and rapport between children and caregivers.

For more information, call 573-8785.


CIM awards two student scholarships

The Construction Industry of Maui hosted a celebratory banquet April 24 to honor recipients of the annual Bob Poulson Scholarships. Local business leaders filled The Dunes at Maui Lani Golf Course banquet room to recognize two outstanding Maui seniors pursuing higher education in industry-related fields.

Jaimelee Felipe of Kamehameha Schools and Michael Bates of Lahainaluna were each awarded $6,000 toward their educations.

The scholarship checks were presented by Daryl Arita, longtime friend and business partner of the late Bob Poulson of Arita Poulson General Contracting.


AAUW will install officers at meeting

The American Association of University Women’s last monthly meeting of the season will take place Saturday at Moose McGillycuddy’s, 2511 S. Kihei Road in Kihei.

The business meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m., followed by installation of officers and lunch at noon.

Parliamentarian Dorothy Tolliver will install AAUW’s Maui Branch 2019-20 executive officers. They are President Cathy Thompson, Finance Officer Pat Gotschalk, Program Vice President Virginia Shaw, Membership Vice President Debbie Priest and Secretary Pamela Schultz.

RSVP with menu choice to Shaw at aauwspeakermeeting@yahoo.com. There will be a $3 charge for members and $5 for nonmembers, plus the cost of food.


Kula AARP will meet on Monday

The regular monthly meeting of Kula AARP Chapter will take place Monday at the Kula Community Center. The meeting begins with refreshments at 9 a.m., followed by the program at 9:30.

The speaker at the meeting will be Chris Pacheco from Maui Memorial Park. He will provide information regarding different funeral plans.

The presentation is open to the public with no reservations necessary. For more information, call Diane logsdon at 878-3448.


Three LHS students receive scholarship

In an ongoing show of support for Lahaina youths, Central Pacific Bank and Lahainaluna High School PTSA have partnered with the community to create a new scholarship program through the Legacy Cup Golf Tournament. Thanks to the support of community donors, Pitzer Built Construction, Channing and Sandy Bridges, and Will and Linda Gustafson, contributions to the inaugural scholarship fund totaled $1,500.

This year’s scholarship winners included three seniors of the Lahainaluna High School basketball team: John Flores, Hunter Higdon and Reece Pascua. Scholarship recipients were required to complete a one-hour seminar on personal finance and online banking to introduce them to money management after their high school graduation. Upon completion of the seminar, each student received a $500 check to deposit into a new Central Pacific Bank checking account.

Community supporters interested in making a donation to the Legacy Cup Golf Tournament Scholarship Fund should contact Joel Navarro, assistant vice president and senior commercial banking officer for Central Pacific Bank, at the Lahaina branch; or

Lahainaluna High School PTSA at lahainalunaptsa@gmail.com.