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West Maui Rotary clubs to lead beach cleanup Saturday

By Staff | Nov 6, 2014


LAHAINA – Residents and visitors are invited to join a beach cleanup led by the three West Maui Rotary clubs on Saturday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 8 a.m.

Community volunteers are asked to meet at 7 a.m. at one of two assembly points in Lahaina: Lahaina Jodo Mission parking area, 12 Ala Moana St.; or Kamehameha Iki Park at 525 Front St.

Teams of volunteers will clean the beach, working south from Lahaina Jodo Mission and south from Kamehameha Iki Park.

The three Rotary clubs will provide trash collection bags, plastic gloves and bottled water. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gloves, hats, sunglasses, appropriate footwear and sun protection. The cleanup will last one hour.

The three sponsoring clubs are the Rotary Club of Lahaina, Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise and Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset. They are part of the global network of 34,000 Rotary clubs in more than 200 countries and territories, including ten clubs on Maui.


“The three Rotary clubs in West Maui exist for one reason,” said Liz May, co-president of the Lahaina Sunset Rotary Club. “And that reason is community service.”

“This beach cleanup gives those who are concerned about the environment an opportunity to pitch in and do something positive,” added “Skeeter” Stebbins, president of the Lahaina Sunrise Rotary Club.

Mila Salvador, president of the Lahaina Rotary Club, said, “We hope to meet residents who are interested in service to this community. With more helping hands, we can accomplish even more in West Maui.”

To ensure ample supplies for the cleanup, the sponsors ask volunteers to register by calling Rotary Lahaina Sunset Co-president Jim Fahnestock at (808) 214-5282.