COMMUNITY NEWS for January 29 issue
Elle Cochran to speak at Lahaina Sunset Rotary Club
LAHAINA – The public is invited to hear Elle Cochran, West Maui representative on the Maui County Council, speak at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset meeting on Tuesday evening, Feb. 3, at the Royal Lahaina Resort.
Cochran will discuss the status of West Maui recycling programs and other subjects of interest to the community. In addition to her prepared remarks, she will address audience questions at the meeting.
Cochran chairs the council’s Infrastructure & Environmental Management Committee, and she serves as vice chair of the Economic Development, Energy, Agriculture and Recreation Committee.
“The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is exploring ways to foster community recycling on the West Side,” said Rotary Club Co-president Liz May. “And Elle Cochran has been a great help to us in understanding the issues and focusing our early efforts.”
The evening will include a social from 5 to 5:30 p.m. and a Rotary meeting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Cochran will speak from 6 to 6:30 p.m.
There is no charge to attend the meeting in the Royal Ocean Terrace. Attendees may order drinks and/or dinner and receive separate checks. The restaurant offers happy hour drink prices until 6 p.m. and a 25 percent discount on food.
The Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset is Maui’s newest Rotary club, launched last July. It is part of the global network of 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and territories dedicated to community service. For more information on the meeting or Rotary membership, contact May at 669-5200.
LIS accepting nominations for Honors Program
LAHAINA – From now through Feb. 12, Lahaina Intermediate School is accepting nominations for students into its Honors Program for the 2015-16 school year.
The program includes Honors Math for grades 6-8, Honors English Language Arts for grades 7-8, and Honors Science for grades 7-8.
Parents, students, educators and community members are invited to nominate students. Acceptance into the program is based on a variety of assessments, such as teacher evaluations, writing samples, teacher-developed assessments, standardized reading and math scores, and report card grades.
Nomination forms are available at King Kamehameha III School, Princess Nahienaena Elementary, Sacred Hearts School and Lahaina Intermediate School.
Lyman to offer Sea Talk
MAALAEA – Maui Ocean Center’s free Sea Talk Series continues on Thursday, Jan. 29, from 6 to 7 p.m. with a presentation on large whale entanglement response by Ed Lyman of the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.
Sea Talks are held in the Open Ocean exhibit, with entry through the aquarium’s front gate from 5:30 to 6 p.m.
Seating is limited; register by calling 270-7088.
MEO offering funding for Project Graduation 2015
WAILUKU – Maui Economic Opportunity announced that $47,741 in Maui County funding has been made available for Project Graduation programs for 2015 high school graduating classes in an effort to promote alcohol- and drug-free graduation celebrations.
Project Graduation grant applications are available on MEO’s website at meoinc.org.
Deadline for the receipt of applications is Feb; 7; notifications of awards will be made by Feb. 28.
Applications must be e-mailed to Lyn McNeff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, e-mail McNeff or call 249-2990.
Homebuyer workshop kicks off series
KULA – A nonprofit is providing a trail to qualify for funds to build and finance homes.
The Oahu-based nonprofit Hawaiian Community Assets will offer a homebuyer workshop on Jan. 31 at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Keokea.
The daylong event is open to the public and launches a series of four workshops on Maui.
Hawaiian Community Assets has timed the series to prepare Native Hawaiian homesteaders for 46 half-acre residential lots that the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands will offer Upcountry in June 2016.
Workshops aim to help DHHL beneficiaries and others to solidify their credit ratings, save for down payments and qualify for loans.
For more information, contact Waiohuli Undivided Interest Lessees Association President Emma Abihai Yap at 264-6299 or e-mail ekahua.abihai@ gmail.com.