Local Briefs

Golf club contributes to Maui Food Bank

The Ho’omanawanui Golf Club recently donated about 200 pounds of food to the Maui Food Bank, according to an announcement.

Ed Tesoro of Homebridge Financial, Wes Lee of Maui Oil and Ron Kapaku of Maui Oil (retired) represented the golf club as part of the donation.


Rotary Club of Kahului sells trees

The Rotary Club of Kahului is collaborating with Kula Botanical Gardens this year to sell the gardens’ locally grown Monterey Pine trees.

People can reserve a 6-foot Monterey Pine tree by visiting eventbrite.com/e/rotary-club-of-kahului-fundraiser-tickets-130524370907.

A reservation is good for a 6-foot tree, but larger trees can be purchased for an upcharge at the botanical gardens lot.

Participants can either print the reservation ticket or capture the digital image on their devices (or by using the Eventbrite app) and bring it to the tree pickup.

Reserved trees may be picked up at the tree lot next to the botanical gardens at 638 Kekaulike Ave. in Kula. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 12 and 13.

The reservation has no cash value, and trees may only be picked up at the lot on the days and times outlined, according to a news release.

For more information, email rotaryxmastrees@gmail.com.


Webinar to discuss turtle conservation

Hannah Bernard, executive director of the Hawaii Wildlife Fund, will discuss 24 years of Maui sea turtle conservation during a live webinar from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Bernard will also cover the latest information on her organization’s work with various turtle species found within the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary, which is hosting the webinar.

To register, visit attendee.go towebinar.com/register/ 2499641139684469772.


Civil Air Patrol topic for speaker

Darryl Ng, commander of the Maui County Composite Squadron of the Civil Air Patrol, will be the guest speaker at the noon meeting on Wednesday for the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea.

The Zoom meeting ID code is 829 1334 8817, and the passcode is 081120.

For more information, email club President Dennis Bagshaw at President@rckw .org.


Island Art Party holds food, toy drive

Island Art Party of Kihei is holding a drive to support the Maui Food Bank and Toys for Tots this holiday season.

Customers who bring in a can of nonperishable food for the Maui Food Bank or a new, unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots from now until Dec. 31 will receive entry to any of the paint party classes at a rate of $29.50 for kamaaina or $45 for visitors.

Make a reservation at island artparty.com or call (808) 419-6020. For more information about Island Art Party, contact, Mary Albitz at 269-2445 or info@islandartparty .com or visit IslandArtParty .com.


Company donates wrap for gifts

Maui-based company Wrappily will be donating environmentally friendly gift wrap for all Angel Tree gifts donated at Maui County Federal Credit Union locations to help rescue Christmas for keiki and kupuna in need on Maui.

“Wrappily is happy to support The Salvation Army Angel Tree program during this season of giving,” Wrappily founder Sara Smith said. “We believe that sustainability also means taking care of the people in our community. Our hope is that that fun and festively wrapped gifts will brighten the holidays for keiki and kupuna alike. Because everyone should experience the happiness of unwrapping gifts on Christmas.”

Through Dec. 12, individuals can pick up an Angel Tree tag from any Maui County FCU branch, purchase the requested gifts, then bring the gifts and the tag to the same branch, where Wrappily will provide wrapping. Participants can pick up tags or drop off gifts during regular business hours at Maui County FCU branches, which are located at 270 Dairy Road in Maui Marketplace in Kahului, 270 Lahainaluna Road in Lahaina and 1888 Wili Pa Loop in Wailuku.


Rotary club to host hypno-healer

The Rotary Club of Kahului will welcome Wendy MacDonald of Spectrum SolutionZ to its weekly meeting from 12 to 1 p.m. Monday on Zoom, according to an announcement.

MacDonald is a certified consulting hypnotist, a certified integrative healer and an integrative hypno-healer. Integrative hypno-healing focuses on the client’s well-being and considers all aspects of their health: physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental. MacDonald has studied medical hypnosis, trained with many practitioners and earned a variety of hypnosis certifications.

MacDonald lives on Maui and travels regularly to work and update her training. She has presented and worked in Europe, Asia, Canada and the U.S.

On Monday, MacDonald will speak about “the basic formula for accessing the power of our own mind, so we are able to make whatever change may be truly beneficial.”

For more information about Rotary and to sign up for the Zoom meeting, contact club President Della Nakamoto at 264-1213 or dnakamoto@atlasinsurance.com, or visit www.kahuluirotary.com.

The Rotary Club of Kahului meets every Monday, except for holidays, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. via Zoom.


Credit union gives $5K to food bank

Hawaiian Financial Federal Credit Union donated $5,000 to Maui Food Bank in November while continuing to increase its services and commitment to Maui County residents, according to an announcement.

Founded in 1936, HIFICU was the first chartered credit union on Oahu. Today, it is the fourth-largest credit union in Hawaii with 15 branch locations on Oahu and Maui, more than $750 million in assets and 61,000 members.

“We are pleased to present this donation to Maui Food Bank at a time of unprecedented need on the Valley Isle,” said Paulette Ito, senior vice president of marketing for the credit union. “We encourage all residents of Maui Nui to learn more about our services at our branch inside of the Kahului Walmart or by calling (808) 866-5288. The only membership requirement is to live, work, go to school or be related to someone on Oahu or in Maui County.”


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