Local Briefs

Rotary club to host Maui meteorologist

The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea will host local meteorologist Malika Dudley as its guest speaker at its 12 p.m. Zoom meeting on Wednesday.

The Zoom meeting ID is 829 1334 8817. The passcode is 081120.

For more information, contact Dennis Bagshaw at president@rckw.org.


Pukalani association holds virtual meeting

The first quarterly Pukalani Community Association meeting of 2021 will be held on Zoom at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Discussion topics will include the upcoming roadwork on Iolani Liholani and Makani Roads, an update from Mahi Pono and fireworks.

The public is welcome to attend.

For more information and the Zoom link, email donnajclayton@hawaii.rr.com.


Resilience Awardees to be honored

The Japanese Cultural Society of Maui will honor 10 Maui residents with its Resilience Award for their leadership and community service in 2020.

The honorees will be recognized during the annual Shinnen Enkai New Year celebration, which will be held online from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 23.

The awardees were nominated and selected for going above and beyond their own capacity to give back to the community and for being an inspiration during these trying times of the pandemic.

Registration is free and sponsorship opportunities are available.

To lear more or to register, visit jcsmaui.org.


HMSA Kaimana offers scholarships

The HMSA Kaimana Awards & Scholarship Program is now accepting applications for its 2021 scholarship.

Up to 15 scholarships valued at $5,000 each will be awarded to high school seniors graduating from a public or independent Hawaii high school in 2021.

Applicants must have a passing GPA. Participation in athletics and involvement in community service during applicants’ high school years are encouraged but not required.

Applications must be received no later than Feb. 26. To apply, visit hmsa.com/kaimana.


MHS junior picked as one of ’20 under 20′

Maui High School junior Logan Tsukiyama was recently recognized by PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs as one of 20 up-and-coming storytellers under 20 years old.

SRL is a national youth journalism program and public media initiative that trains teenagers across the country to produce stories that highlight the achievements, challenges and reality of today’s youth.

As a 2018 SRL Academy Fellow, Tsukiyama co-produced a piece on muralists in Washington, D.C. She also helped produce stories on aquaponic farming in Hawaii, inclusive leadership in the Special Olympics and a mentorship program for students interested in robotics. She chose to get involved in journalism because it gave her the opportunity to share her perspective while also telling the stories of others.


Scholarships available to young musicians

The Maui Pops Orchestra is now accepting applications for the 2021 Auriol Flavell Student Scholarship Awards for Young Musicians.

The deadline to apply is Feb. 19. The scholarship awards will be presented in March.

The awards are intended for students who are pursuing higher education in the field of music, who play a symphony orchestra instrument and who plan to promote community orchestras on Maui or wherever they live in the future.

Application forms are available online. A written recommendation by a music instructor is also required.

To apply, visit mauipops.org/auriol-flavell-scholarship/.


Project Ho’omana seeks donations

Project Ho’omana, a Hana-based community service movement that aims to bring awareness of underage drinking and the effects of drugs, is raising funds to purchase supplies to expand its mission in 2021.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Project Ho’omana has led or assisted in 50 distribution events in Hana. Distributed items include school supplies, footwear, kupuna blessing bags, food boxes, Thanksgiving turkeys, toys and food truck vouchers.

Project Ho’omana founders Tyra-Li and Pristine Perry created a wish list for 2021 and hope to purchase an Apple iPad, color printer and printing supplies to help register people on location at distribution events and print out sign in-sheets, fliers and reports.

To donate to the GoFundMe fundraiser, visit gf.me/v/c/cyds/project-hoomana-2021-wish-list.


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