Local Briefs

‘Careers & College’job fair set for Aug. 4

An in-person “Careers & College” job fair will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Paina building at the University of Hawaii Maui College.

A virtual job fair will also take place that day from 1 to 3 p.m. The online event will have virtual booths and Facebook Live sessions during which employers will conduct interviews and take questions from job seekers.

Prior to the job fair, job seekers should log on to www.MCVJF.com and take the RIASEC career test.

For more information, visit mauicountyvirtualjobfair.com/run-up-to-the-careers-college-job-fair.


Volunteers needed for cemetery cleanup

A cleanup event will be held at the Kula Shofukuji Shingon Mission Cemetery from 7 to 10 a.m. on Aug. 7.

Volunteers are needed to help remove weeds and brush. The cemetery is located at 113 Puanani Place in Kula.

For more information, email gkomo0409@gmail.com.


Marrow drive to be held on Lanai

As part of an Eagle Scout project, Life Scout Riley Regan of Oahu’s Troop 325 will host a bone marrow donor drive at the Straub Lanai Family Health Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 14.

Potential donors must be between the ages of 18 and 44 years, meet health guidelines and be willing to donate to anyone in need of a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant. There is an online registration process that includes a short form to complete and a cheek swab sample.

“I am really hoping that the residents of Lanai who are 18 to 44 years old will participate and join the registry so that we can save more lives,” Regan said.

Those who can’t attend the donor drive in person can register online anytime at no cost at my.bethematch.org/ImuaScouts or text IMUASCOUTS to 61474.

For more information, email Regan at yoshio.regan@gmail .com.


Event to focus onHawaiian monk seals

Lauren Van Heukelem and Dr. Sophie Whoriskey of Ke Kai Ola, a dedicated hospital for monk seals at The Marine Mammal Center on Hawaii island, will be the guest speakers during a free virtual presentation at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Van Heukelem is the center’s response and operations coordinator and Whoriskey is a Hawaiian monk seal conservation veterinarian.

“Saving a Species: Rehabilitation as a Conservation Tool for Hawaiian Monk Seals,” will focus on the center’s mission and work over the past 45 years in California and Hawaii. Since opening Ke Kai Ola in 2014, The Marine Mammal Center has treated 36 Hawaiian monk seals and provides the only long-term care facility for this endangered animal.

The event is part of the “Know Your Ocean Speaker Series” which is hosted every month by the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council.

To reserve a spot at the free presentation, visit www.bitly .com/monksealwebinar.


Club to host Uganda nonprofit founder

The Rotary Club of Kahului will host Carol Adams, founder of the Uganda-based Youth Encouragement Services (YES), as its guest speaker at its virtual meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday.

Adams moved from Hawaii to Uganda in 1996 and established YES in 2004. The nonprofit supports the education of orphans and vulnerable children by covering the fees for enrollment, boarding, lunch, uniforms, scholastic materials and basic health care. Adams also worked to establish the Manna Rescue Home in western Uganda to provide secure housing and care for HIV-positive children.

For more information or to sign up for the Zoom meeting, contact Tony Krieg at 865-6500, email dnakamoto@atlasinsurance.com or visit www.kahuluirotary.com.


St. Anthony Class of ’71 reunion planned

St. Anthony High School Class of 1971’s 50th class reunion, “Class of ’71: Still Having Fun,” is scheduled for Oct. 22-24.

For more information, call Cindy Ferreira Collins at 298-1540 or Stacey Andrade Eaton at 276-5763.


Nonprofit offers mentoring for women

What Makes You Feel Beautiful, a Maui-based nonprofit female empowerment organization, is inviting Maui County women ages 18 to 35 to sign up for a free, six-month mentoring program.

“We’re looking for young women interested in receiving support in achieving their personal and professional goals in life,” said What Makes You Feel Beautiful Executive Director Monica Marrow. “Our locally trained women mentors provide confidential, one-on-one mentoring focused on skill development, goal achievement, problem-solving, networking, career, education, communication and increasing all-around life skills.”

Following the six-month mentoring program, participants can choose to take part in the What Makes You Feel Beautiful life coaching and career coaching programs.

For more information, visit www.wmyfb.org/mentoring-program or call 442-2627.


Credit union raises over $8K for students

Maui County Federal Credit Union raised more than $8,000 and collected more than 2,800 school items during a branchwide school supply and backpack drive that concluded on July 17.

The company said this year’s donations will provide backpacks filled with school supplies to more than 300 local students.

“We are incredibly grateful for the generosity of our members and our community, as well as our hardworking employees, who made raising over $8,000 possible this year. Because of them, we were able to collect more donations than in the three previous years combined,” said Maui County Federal Credit Union President and CEO Gary Fukuroku. “What is even more exciting is that we could help three times as many students return to the important work of attending school and getting an education that will assist in preparing them for the future.”


Credit union awards three scholarships

Maui Federal Credit Union recently awarded $1,000 scholarships to three of its members.

The recipients are Jerome Butac, who is studying applied sciences at Pacific University; Mary Jicel Butac, who is studying nursing at the University of Hawaii Maui College; and Kainalu Yoshida, who is pursuing a degree in biology at Seattle University.

“It’s been a tough year and we wanted to continue helping our members reach their higher education goals,” said Maui Federal Credit Union CEO and President Clayton Fuchigami. “The awardees, who were selected by random drawing by attorney Paul Horikawa, were diligent about submitting their completed applications by the deadline. We’re proud to be able to award scholarships to these deserving students.”


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