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Foundation announces nominees for Luna Legends

By Staff | Sep 29, 2011

Before her term ended, former Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise President Ann Neizman (left) honored three Rotarians. Greg Stille received Rotary International’s Avenue of Service Citation for Individual Rotarians. He received this prestigious award for exemplary participation in Rotary’s four areas of service: club service, sharing his vocation, outstanding community service, and impacting new generations. Anne Biedel, M.D., received the club’s Quiet Rotarian Award. Biedel (right) found the time to assist with the majority of club projects while maintaining her full schedule as a highly respected family physician. A new member, Kim Treloar, was graced with this year’s Spirit Award for participating in many service projects with enthusiasm. She broadened members’ understanding of art by opening her studio doors to teach the art of glass design at Akimbo Studios.

LAHAINA — The Lahainaluna High School Foundation will honor three individuals, or an organization, who have significantly contributed to the success of the school, or LHS graduates who have gone on to become contributors to their community.

The nominees are: Clifton Akiyama, business owner and community activist; Dr. Charles Araki, University of Hawaii professor emeritus and U.H. athlete; Henry “Bruno” Ariyoshi, retired LHS principal, athletic director and coach; Sue Cooley, philanthropist; Art Fillazar, educator; Lori Gomez Karinen, educator; Pedro Haro, Hawaii Health Communications Project leader; Robert Kawaguchi, retired educator, athletic director and community activist; Lanny Tihada, former coach, Friends of LHS Football supporter and community activist; and The Westin Maui Resort & Spa.

The winners will be announced at the inaugural “Legends of Lahainaluna” event on Nov. 17. This special event, to be held at the historic Pioneer Inn Courtyard from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., will feature heavy pupus, dessert, beverages, silent and live auctions, and entertainment. Neil Everett, ESPN Sports anchor, will serve as emcee.

Auction items include stays provided by Exotic Estates (Maui), Hotel Renew (Oahu), Wailea Beach (Maui) and Waikaloa (Big Island) Marriott, Grand Hyatt Kauai, Wavecrest (Molokai) and the Grand Wailea (Maui). Most hotel stays include a dining certificate, and Lanai and Molokai packages include inter-island transportation. Activity and merchandise will also be available at auction.

Tickets will be available Oct. 1 with a suggested donation of $100. For more information, call 661-5332 or e-mail lhsfemail@yahoo.com.