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UH president will speak at event

The Nisei Veterans Memorial Center’s Ta-Ke leadership series will feature David Lassner, president of the University of Hawaii, at 4 p.m. Tuesday via Zoom.

Lassner’s current agenda includes a focus on helping more Hawaii residents earn college credentials and developing an innovation sector to strengthen the state’s economy while creating high-quality jobs.

To register, call 244-6862 or email deidre@nvmc.org.

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‘Womenomics’ topic for panel

As part of the U.S. Japan Council’s “Regional Women in Leadership” series, the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center is partnering with the USJC on a two-part panel titled “The Fearless, Fabulous, Feminine” at 4 p.m. Friday via Zoom.

Through this panel, both organizations will be discussing the topic of “Womenomics” which intends to strengthen female representation and entrepreneurship, according to an announcement.

Panelists include Meredith Ching, executive vice president of Alexander & Baldwin; Malika Dudley, KITV meteorologist and TV host; and Saedene Ota, founder and partner of Sae Design Group.

To register, call the NVMC at 244-NVMC (6862) or visit www.nvmc.org and click “What’s New.”

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Meal deal supports humane society

Lahaina Gateway’s Moku Roots is offering a special meal deal promotion through the month of October where a portion of proceeds will go back to Maui Humane Society.

The October meal deal features their taro burger with coconut bacon, vegan cheese, a small side of fries and 12 ounce kombucha for $22. Two dollars from each meal will be donated to Maui Humane Society.

Since opening their doors in May 2018, Moku Roots has been serving vegetarian and vegan food with a nearly zero-waste process. Takeaway items like sandwiches and wraps are packaged in ti leaves or in reusable tins for purchase or deposit. Nothing at Moku Roots is “single use,” and customers are encouraged to bring their own containers as well.

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Maui Farm topic for guest speaker

Maria Leon will speak about The Maui Farm during the The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea’s noon meeting Wednesday via Zoom. Leon has been coordinating and managing residential and farm programs at the farm since 2014.

For the Zoom ID and passcode, contact Dennis Bagshaw at President@RCKW.org.

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AAUW to host ‘Tastes and Talk’

The American Association of University Women will host a “Tastes and Talk” event at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Wailea Kitchen, 131 Wailea Ike Pl. Valet parking is available for the get-together at the nearby Wailea Tennis Center. Dining will be outside. RSVP to Heather Mueller at (808) 430-0120 or heathermaymueller@yahoo.com.

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Speaker will discuss estate planning

Estate planning will be discussed at the American Association of University Women’s meeting Oct. 24 via Zoom. The social half-hour will begin at 10 a.m., followed by a business meeting at 10:30 and the program.

Kristen Spees Marchello, an attorney and real estate broker, will explain ways to avoid probate and how estate planning documents work together. She will also cover basic information about long-term care insurance and Medicare planning.

Marchello, an attorney licensed in Hawaii, California, and Nevada and a real estate broker in California and Hawaii, grew up in Incline Village, Nev. She was a Rotary Youth Exchange Student in Argentina for a year in high school, attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and went to the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She studied languages, political science, global legal studies, and mediation. She lives on Maui and practices estate planning with her parents, who are estate planning attorneys.

For Zoom login information, contact Catherine Thompson at cathyt808@gmail.com or (808) 268-1232.

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