COMMUNITY NEWS IN BRIEF for May 21 issue
YOUTH CAMPAIGN TARGETS SLAVERY
LAHAINA — Loose Change to Loosen Chains, students freeing modern day slaves, will collect donations on Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Safeway at Lahaina Cannery Mall and Hi-Tech Surf Shop in Kahului.
The organization noted that there are 27 million slaves worldwide, one million new children are brought into the sex trade each year, there are nearly two million children in the commercial sex trade worldwide, and 50 percent of women being trafficked are underage.
Loose Change to Loosen Chains is affiliated with International Justice Mission, a human rights agency that secures justice for victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. For information on Saturday’s collection drive, call 385-6909.
BNI CHAPTER FORMING
LAHAINA — Business Network International (BNI) is opening a Lahaina chapter.
BNI is the largest business networking organization in the world. The group allows only one member from each profession into a chapter, with the goal of giving members more business. The Lahaina chapter will meet weekly. Call Jerry or Robyn Downer at 667-2712.
COLEMAN TO HOST BOOK SIGNING
LAHAINA — Stuart Holmes Coleman will visit Barnes & Noble at Lahaina Gateway at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 24, to sign and discuss his latest book, “Fierce Heart: The Story of Makaha and the Soul of Hawaiian Surfing.”
Call 662-1300 for information.
KAMP KUMULANI SET
NAPILI — Kamp Kumulani 2009 is coming to Napilihau Recreation Center on June 15-19 from 9 a.m. to noon.
“All aboard for the Boomerang Express! We’re heading to the Land Down Under, where we’ll wind our way through Australia,” noted Rondilyn Franz, Kumulani Chapel’s director of Children’s Ministry.
This Vacation Bible School is free to keiki currently in grades K-5. All are welcome to attend. Call Kumulani Chapel at 669-6905!
DINNER TO SUPPORT SCHOOL RIFLE TEAMS
WAIKAPU — Maui Friends of the NRA will host its first annual dinner auction at 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, at the King Kamehameha Golf Course clubhouse.
Featuring a dinner buffet and auction, the event will raise funds to support all Maui County high school rifle teams.
Banquet tickets are $45 each. For information, call Alan Brown at 870-5595.
BLAKE TO DISCUSS WIND, SOLAR POWER
KIHEI — South Maui Sustainability will hold a workshop, “How to Build Your Own Solar & Wind Power System” with Dr. Steve Blake, on Saturday, May 23.
The workshop is slated for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Kihei Charter School.
A donation of $20 is requested. Visit www.SouthMauiSustainability.org for details.