Local Briefs

Rotarians to host district trainer

Rotary District 5000 Trainer Benson Medina will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday at the Royal Lahaina Resort’s Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant.

Medina is a member the Rotary Club of South Hilo and has served as the Rotary District 5000 trainer for the past three years. He will talk about Native Hawaiian foundational beliefs and how they coincide with Rotary’s beliefs and objectives.

For more information about the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset’s meetings, upcoming speakers and events, visit www.rotarycluboflahainasunset.org.


Paia Mantokuji to hold online auction

Paia Mantokuji will host an online auction from Aug. 14-28 as a fundraiser for ongoing temple projects.

The auction will include handmade items, sake sets, art work, collectibles, glassware, kimonos and hapi, baked items and more.

For more information, visit www.32auctions.com/mantokuji.


Rummage sale to aid St. Ann Church

St. Ann Church will host a rummage sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 27.

The rummage sale will include gently used clothes, a farmers’ market, plants, baked goods and other food items.

Proceeds will support the church’s upkeep and maintenance.

The church is located at 40 Kuhinia St. in Waihee.


Rotary speaker to discuss in-home care

Vivia by Ho’okele Home Care Vice President and Registered Nurse Mary Lester will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Kahului’s meeting from noon to 1 p.m. on Monday.

The meeting will be held in person in the A&B Properties conference room in the Maui Mall Village in Kahului. Attendees can bring their own brown bag lunch to the meeting. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

A&B Properties is located at 11 Puunene Ave. in Kahului. For more information or to sign up for the meeting, contact Della Nakamoto at (808) 264-1213, dnakamoto@atlasinsurance.com or visit www.kahuluirotary.com.


AARP to host fraud prevention seminar

AARP Hawaii will host a free fraud prevention seminar featuring former cyber-conman Brett Johnson from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Maui Beach Hotel in Kahului.

Johnson is one of the first criminals to buy and sell credit cards and personal information on the internet. He served prison time and now helps law enforcement catch cyber-criminals and works with AARP to teach consumers about protecting themselves and their families from scammers. During the seminar, Johnson will share what he knows about internet fraud schemes and con artists who work to steal personal information.

Attendees can be of any age and do not have to be an AARP member. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For more information or to register, visit aarp.cvent.com/HIFraud.


Golf fundraiser to benefit nonprofits

The Rotary Club of Upcountry Maui and title sponsor American Savings Bank will host the 7th annual Rotary Helping Women golf tournament fundraiser on Sept. 10 at the Pukalani Country Club.

Proceeds from the tournament will support Women Helping Women, which offers emergency shelter and programs for victims of domestic violence, and The Maui Farm, which provides safe transitional housing and farm-based, family-centered programs.

The tournament format is an 18-hole, four-person, shotgun start best-ball scramble. There will also be a hole-in-one contest, longest-drive contest and closest-to-the-pin contest. The fee for a single entry is $125. The fee for a two-player team is $250.

The price of entry includes the green fee, shared cart fee, a “swag bag,” continental breakfast package, hot bento box lunch, snacks, water, soda, a door prize drawing ticket and the awards presentation. Nongolfers can purchase tickets for a ball drop contest; participants do not have to be present to win.

For tournament details, to purchase ball drop tickets or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, email upcountryrotary@gmail.com or call Mary Albitz at (808) 269-2445.


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