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Lahaina Restoration Foundation executive director to speak at Rotary meeting

By Staff | Jul 9, 2021

Theo Morrison has been leading community groups in Lahaina for the past 30 years.

KAANAPALI — Theo Morrison will make an in-person presentation at the hybrid meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort. The meeting will also be available via Zoom for those who wish to view it online.

Morrison has been leading community groups in Lahaina for the past 30 years. Currently, she serves as executive director of the 59-year-old Lahaina Restoration Foundation.

Morrison will speak to the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset about projects recently completed and currently underway. Although the pandemic curtailed many beloved LRF activities — such as Wo Hing festivals and Hawaiian Music Series — LRF seized the opportunity to produce new programs that fit within the COVID-19 guidelines.

LRF reopened the Lahaina Visitor Center in April and initiated a “Hands-on History” program led by Deputy Executive Director Kimberly Flook that is ongoing weekly.

Apuakehau, the former site of the King’s Kalo Patch next to Lahaina Public Library, has seen onsite learning with kalo harvests and planting by students from Sacred Hearts School and King Kamehameha III Elementary School. James Simpliciano leads the kalo education.

Hands-on Hawaiian cultural arts classes conducted by Kalapana Kollars are held at Apuakeau on select Saturdays.

LRF led the effort to conduct community planning meetings on the future use of the Pioneer Mill Office Building. The community offered up many great suggestions that will be compiled into a report for the County of Maui, owner of the property.

Members and guests are encouraged to attend this in-person meeting of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. If a member or guest would like to join this meeting via Zoom, contact Past President Mariko Higashi at marikoinmaui@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link.