Local Briefs

Rotary club to host district governor

The Rotary Club of Kahului will host 2021-22 District 5000 Governor Sandy Matsui as its guest speaker during its virtual meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday.

Matsui has been a member of the Rotary Club of Kaneohe since 1992. After she served as the club’s president in 2011 and 2012, she served as the District 5000 assistant governor for three years. She was also district secretary, district trainer and a member of the host organizing committee for the Rotary International Convention that was scheduled to be held in Honolulu in 2020. Mastui now serves as the 2021-22 District 5000 governor.

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


Suicide prevention event set for Sept. 30

The 2nd Annual Maui Suicide Prevention Awareness Mini Conference will be held on Zoom from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 30.

The conference is presented by Mental Health America of Hawaii and the E Ola Hou Prevent Suicide Maui County Task Force. There is no cost to attend.

Titled “Embracing Cultural and Social Protective Factors in Suicide Prevention,” the conference will feature presentations about marginalized groups like Pacific Islanders and the LGBTQ+ community, Hawaiian cultural values and the basics of suicide prevention.

The mini conference is open to attendees ages 18 and older. Pre-registration is required.

To register, visit www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJC2 QDM.


Salvation Army giving season underway

With fewer than 100 days until Christmas, The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division is now accepting donations to help individuals and families in need this holiday season.

“With the ongoing pandemic and the ending of various federal and state programs, we anticipate requests for service to increase this holiday season,” said Major Phil Lum, divisional commander of The Salvation Army Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division. “With the public’s generosity, The Salvation Army will continue to provide help and hope to thousands of individuals and families in need throughout the islands.”

Donors can make a sustaining gift of $25 per month, donate through Apple Pay, Google Pay, PayPal or Venmo, donate cryptocurrency, donate by texting “KETTLES” to 51555 or provide new toys and clothing through The Salvation Army Angel Tree.

To learn more about donor opportunities, visit Salvation

ArmyUSA.org. To sign up to volunteer at a Red Kettle or distribute Angel Tree gifts, visit hawaii.salvationarmy.org/ volunteer.


Church participates in ‘Give Aloha’

Iao United Church of Christ in Wailuku is participating in the Give Aloha program through Sept. 30.

Donations to Give Aloha are being accepted at checkout at all Foodland, Sack N Save and Foodland Farms stores statewide. Iao United’s Give Aloha number is 78972.

Foodland and the Western Union Foundation will match each donation up to a total of at least $250,000 for all organizations combined, according to a news release. If total customer donations exceed $250,000, the matching gift will be divided among all participating organizations.

Donations in the form of cash, check or credit card are accepted. Donations must be made payable to Foodland, Sack N Save or Foodland Farms. The donation amount and abbreviated name of the organization will appear on the customer’s receipt. Donations are tax deductible.

The church’s virtual worship is at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday through Facebook at www.facebook.com/iaoucc.maui.


Youth science camp offered for fall break

Learning Endeavors will offer a hybrid citizen science fall camp from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 12-14 for students ages 12-16 and a virtual one-day session from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 15 for students ages 7-12.

Campers will investigate coastal ecosystems and each session will include hands-on science, art projects and games.

Prior knowledge of citizen science is not required to participate in either session. The hybrid camp is $125 per camper, with a $15 discount for families with siblings. The virtual camp is $50 with a $5 discount for an additional sibling.

To view the camp schedule or to register a child, visit learningendeavors.org/events. For more information, call 793-3322 or email info@ learningendeavors.org.


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