COMMUNITY NEWS for August 16 issue
Maui blood drives slated
LAHAINA – Summer means fun, and often a drop in blood donations. That’s because schools are out, families are on vacation and donors who regularly give throughout the year often take a break and wait until fall to start donating again.
But the need for blood doesn’t take a vacation. This month, the Blood Bank of Hawaii invites Maui residents to donate blood at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Kahului Stake, from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 20; 7 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 21; and 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 22.
A drive will also be held on Thursday, Aug. 23, at Lahaina Civic Center from 8 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.
To make an appointment or get more information, visit “http://www.BBH.org”>www.BBH.org or call the Blood Bank of Hawaii toll-free at 1-800-372-9966.
Event to support Monk Seal Foundation
KAHANA – There will be a fundraiser for the Monk Seal Foundation at the Maui Brewing Company Brew Pub from 6 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Aug. 24.
There will be a “Special Seal Brew” pouring that night. Half of the event’s pint sales will go to the Monk Seal Foundation, a Maui-based nonprofit dedicated to the preservation of the critically endangered Hawaiian monk seal.
For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.monksealfoundation.org.
The brew pub is located in the Kahana Gateway Shopping Center.
Performance-based incentives available to UHMC students
KAHULUI – University of Hawaii Maui College students interested in pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and STEM-related fields within a Hawaiian Studies and cultural context can now apply for performance-based incentives through the Kahikina O Ka La program.
Supported by the National Science Foundation, Kahikina O Ka La combines current STEM and STEM-related curricula with traditional Hawaiian cultural knowledge.
Over the course of the next academic year, Kahikina O Ka La will develop STEM and STEM-related programs to assist youth from K-12, undergraduate, and graduate levels as well as provide instructional opportunities for teachers and community leaders.
“Kahikina O Ka La is committed to guiding UHMC students to careers and leadership roles both locally and on a global stage,” said Damien Cie, project director for Kahikina O Ka La.
For the 2012-13 academic year, 60 students will benefit from the program. Applicants will be ranked on preference using multiple criteria such as GPA, course units completed and academic interests/goals. Awarded students will receive continuous academic support through program counselors and an annual performance-based stipend award in the amount of $3,500 or $5,000.
For information, call 984-3543 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sacred Hearts School announces policy
LAHAINA – For the 2012-13 school year, Sacred Hearts School announced its policy for free milk, and free and reduced price lunches for children unable to pay the full price of milk or lunches served under the Special Milk Program, National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program and the Child and Adult Care Food Program.
A copy of the policy and applications are available in the school office. Call 661-4720.
New HIV specialist available on Maui
WAILUKU – Maui AIDS Foundation (MAF) has a new primary care/HIV specialist available on Maui to help people with HIV/AIDS lead happier, healthier lives.
Dr. Timothy Duerler is teaming with MAF to offer medical care services by appointment every Thursday at the foundation’s Wailuku office at 1935 Main St., Suite 101.
John Gilarski, MAF director of client services, said, “This move is part of the MAF’s commitment to improving client health and reducing the chances of HIV transmission. Prevention and care work together in a symbiotic relationship. We are able to counsel clients and connect them to medical care within minutes following diagnosis.
“Dr. Duerler’s addition to the Maui healthcare community gives people living with HIV/AIDS greater alternatives when reviewing their options for treatment.”
Dr. Duerler accepts all patients with HMSA, Medicare, MedQuest and those who are underinsured or uninsured, thanks to Ryan White funds (Ryan White funds are restricted to MAF clients only.) VA and Kaiser Permanente are not covered.
To schedule an appointment with Duerler, call Mango Medical at (808) 769-5010.
Josie Gomez named to Dean’s List
APPLETON, WISCONSIN – Josie Gomez, the daughter of Robert Gomez and Barbara Newton of Lahaina, has been named to the 2011-12 Lawrence University Dean’s List.
She earned the honor for maintaining a minimum 3.4 grade point average.
Lahaina preschool holding enrollment
LAHAINA – Holy Innocents Preschool in Lahaina is currently holding enrollment.
Registration is $250 per year. Tuition for preschool on Mondays through Fridays is $425 per month for pickup at 2:30 p.m. and $520 per month for pickup at 4:30 p.m.
Established in 1974, Holy Innocents Preschool is located at 561 Front St. Call 667-9058 or visit www.holyimaui.org/ preschool.
Soroptimists meet at the Royal Lahaina
KAANAPALI – Soroptimist International of West Maui is a volunteer service organization for business professionals who work to improve the lives of women and girls in our local community and throughout the world.
Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays at noon at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
Call Ruth McKay at 283-5193 for luncheon reservations.