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A stage actor to address the Rotarians

Angel Emerson, administrative assistant to the Maui Theater Board of Directors, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset hybrid meeting at 5:30 p.m. on December 7.

The meeting will be in person at the Royal Ocean Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Lahaina Resort and will be served virtually over Zoom.

Emerson will present a brief history of Maui Theater and talk about its mission, programs, achievements, and challenges.

To receive a Zoom link to virtually attend the meeting, contact Mariko Higashi at marikoinmaui@gmail.com.


The Khan family sponsors holiday lunch boxes

The Molokai family picked up the tab for 15 boxes of Thanksgiving lunches spread across 15 families on Head Start Maui’s Stage of Economic Opportunity Program in Kaunakakai.

MEO usually buys vacation funds from the Maui Food Bank for Molokai Head Start families, but this year Greg Kahn and Kahn Family Fund paid for the funds.

The boxes contained ham, vegetables, mashed potatoes and all the fixings for a Thanksgiving meal.

Head Start is a national, federally funded program targeting low-income families that enhances readiness for school by enhancing children’s social and cognitive development through education, health, nutrition, social services, and others for eligible children and their families.


Delaware Day event set for December 8

Maui’s annual Delaware Day celebration will take place at 4 p.m. on December 8 at Beach Bums BBQ & Grill at Maui Harbor Shops in Maalaea.

All First Staters visiting Maui or anyone who was born, lived in, worked in, or attended school in Delaware are welcome to attend. All attendees are required to wear a Delaware piece of clothing.

For more information, contact Adele Rugg at adeleonmaui@yahoo.com or (808) 879-9964.


Fund raised to prevent cancer

Maui County Federal Credit Union raised $5,217.70 for Maui Health’s Cocoa Foundation for a cause campaign.

The campaign raises funds to support breast cancer prevention by providing mammograms and biopsies to uninsured or uninsured individuals.

“We would like to thank the Maui County Federal Credit Union, and especially its employees and members, for their support of Cocoa’s cause.” said Melinda Soyani, director of development at Maui Health. “Given their incredible efforts and commitment to helping and protecting women on Maui, we will be able to raise more than $80,000 this year, which will provide 400 screenings or other vital life-saving procedures to those most vulnerable.”

To learn more about Kokua for a Cause, visit www.mauihealth.org/foundation/events/kokua-4-a-cause.


A local law firm is awarding scholarships

Wailuku-based Menzer Law Firm has selected five students as recipients of the 2021 Support the Community Scholarship.

The scholarship recognizes students who have volunteered with a non-profit organization. Each student will receive a $2,500 scholarship and the nonprofit to which they volunteer will receive a $1,000 donation from Menzer Law Firm.

The beneficiaries and their non-profit organizations are Ilya Karpajal, Imua Family Services; Jacqueline Mulder, Maui Cancer Wellness Retreats; Max McGrath, Hawaiian Islands Land Trust; Michael Wong, MathCounts; Minister Gonzalez, Maui Humane Society.

To learn more about the beneficiaries and their volunteer work, visit maui.menzerlawfirm.com/2021/10/26/2021-maui-scholarship-winners.

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