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Bread baking workshop offered

The Portuguese Association of Maui will host a free bread baking workshop beginning at 8 a.m. on Oct. 24 at Heritage Hall in Paia.

Participants will learn how to bake bread in an old-fashioned round outdoor stone oven. Samples of freshly made bread will be offered.

Advance reservations are required and participation is limited to five people.

Masks and proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 72 hours of the workshop are required for participation.

For more information or to make a reservation, call 243-0065.

Rotary club to host Givsum founder, CEO

Shawn Wehan, founder and CEO of Givsum Inc., will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea’s virtual meeting at noon on Wednesday.

Givsum is an online platform that allows charitable organizations to integrate their operations and fundraising campaigns.

The Zoom meeting ID is 836 0909 9475; the passcode is 219990.

The Zoom room will open at 11:30 a.m. for fellowship.

For more information, contact Allan Weiland at aw3200@gmail.com.

Homeless shelter receives $25K

Ka Hale A Ke Ola Homeless Resource Centers has received a $25,000 donation from the Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Charitable Trust.

The funds will be used for client assistance, development of a culinary arts job training program and miscellaneous operational expenses.

“The ongoing generosity of Ka’anapali Ocean Resort’s Charitable Trust has provided us with much-needed funding during these difficult times,” said Ka Hale A Ke Ola Executive Director Monique Ibarra. “Their partnership is an amazing statement on their commitment to serving the Maui community and those who need a helping hand. We look forward to working with them to continue our programs.”

Imada to speak at Rotary club meeting

Lee Imada, former managing editor of The Maui News and current Hawaii Public Radio Community Advisory Board member, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s hybrid meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 2, at the Royal Lahaina Resort’s Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant.

As of this time, the meeting will be held in person and virtually.

Imada will share information about HPR’s reach in Maui County and the role the radio station plays in the lives of residents. He will offer recent developments, such as staffing changes and new programs, and describe his role as a board member. He will take audience feedback to the Hawaii Public Radio Community Advisory Board.

For more information or to find out if the meeting format has changed from in-person/hybrid to virtual only, contact Mariko Higashi at marikoinmaui@gmail.com.

Nonprofit welcomes new board member

Maui United Way recently announced the addition of Shanda Vangas to its board of directors.

Vangas served on the nonprofit’s community impact grant review committee in 2020 and is the founder and principal of Fourth Wave Strategies LLC, a consulting firm that advises businesses, foundations and nonprofit organizations on strategy, communications and execution. She previously led a corporate campaign that raised more than $1 million annually for United Ways in Colorado and served on the Mile High United Way’s Emerging Leaders Council.

“We’re incredibly grateful for Shanda and all of our board members and the expertise, passion and commitment they add to Maui United Way,” said Maui United Way President and CPO Nicholas Winfrey. “Their pledge of ‘doing more good’ goes a long way and we’re excited to see how we can utilize our resources to accomplish more together.”

Association awards $3700 in scholarships

The Maui Puerto Rican Association has awarded four scholarships totaling $3,700 to four college-bound students from Maui County who are of Puerto Rican descent.

The recipients are Ayvin-Jay Rolando Vargas-Ixcotoyac, who is currently attending Grand Canyon University; Makaylen Hunter Tadeo, who is attending the University of Nevada-Las Vegas; Shandon Rodrigo Obregon, who is attending Chapman University; and Connor R. Fernandez, who is attending Northern Arizona University.

Since 1982, the Maui Puerto Rican Association has given 212 scholarship awards totaling $143,600 to 159 students of Puerto Rican descent.

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