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West Maui Soroptimists induct new member

By Staff | Feb 18, 2016

Pictured at the induction are (from left) Jill Holley, Michelle Potts, Kathy Perry, Rachel Miyoshi, Mihaela Stoops, Anna May Stoops and Dalina Adimi.

LAHAINA – Soroptimist International of West Maui inducted its latest member, Rachel Hintzen Miyoshi, at the Plantation House on Saturday, Feb. 6.

Miyoshi moved to Honolulu after hitchhiking around the USA and attended the University of Hawaii School of Social Work.

Hired by the American Red Cross, she spent three years in Saipan and Guam before marrying and moving to Seattle. After 30 years in Seattle, she returned to Hawaii as a lawyer and property owner.

The Soroptimists’ goal of supporting the growth and development of girls and young women in education and business is of special interest to Miyoshi.

She said, “I believe women need to build an ‘Old Girls Network’ to help women everywhere succeed in supporting themselves and their families for a better future of us all.”

Soroptimist International of West Maui is part of a global volunteer movement working together to transform the lives of women and girls.

There are approximately 80,000 club members in 130 countries and territories working at the local level to educate, empower and enable opportunities for women and girls.

If you are interested in finding out more about the West Maui organization, contact Jill Holley at Jill@kidneyhi.org or (808) 986-1900. The club meets twice a month and would love to hear from interested West Maui residents.