(Wailuku, HI)—César Gaxiola, executive director, J. Walter Cameron Center, has announced the Center has volunteer positions available for the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, the season-opening golf tournament of the PGA TOUR that is being held January 3-7, 2013, at Kapalua’s Plantation Course.
Volunteers will assist with the public parking lot at Honua Kai Resort on Sunday, January 6 and Monday, January 7. Lunch will be provided to the volunteers.
Volunteers may call 244-5546 to sign up.
The J. Walter Cameron Center has been a beneficiary of this prestigious tournament since 1999. Since this time, the event has donated over $4 million to Maui’s charities and community organizations.
The J. Walter Cameron Center is located at 95 Mahalani Street in Wailuku and is the home to 15 Resident Social Service Agencies including, A Keiki’s Dream, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association of Hawaii, ARC of Maui County, Best Buddies International, Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Hawaii, Heritage Hall, Inc., Hui No Ke Ola Pono, Inc., Imua Family Services, Ka Lima O Maui, Maui Community Mental Health, Mediation Services of Maui, Mental Health Association of America, MEO Kāhi Kamali‘i, and Pacific Cancer Foundation.
These agencies are estimated to provide services to as many as 30,000 people annually.
Cameron Center meeting facilities provide space to over two hundred community organizations and businesses throughout the year and serve as many as 40,000 people annually.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i– Back by popular demand the County of Maui is holding its second Permitting Open House next month, as an initiative of Mayor Alan Arakawa’s Permit Process Improvement Team.
Representatives from the departments of Planning, Public Works, Environmental Management, Water and Fire will all be in the same room at the same time to answer questions from the public regarding any permit concerns. If interested please bring your building plans and other supporting documents with you.
The last Permitting Open House was held on July 6th and was received with great enthusiasm from the community, many of whom were able to get their concerns resolved immediately after seeing department representatives. Others were able to schedule follow up appointments to talk in further detail.
“We had residents, developers, those in the construction industry and real estate industry all come up and have face to face meetings with department personnel,” said Mayor Arakawa. “In some cases they were able to discuss an issue with one department then switch seats and meet with the next department about a related issue making for a very efficient afternoon.
The open house was so well received that we are doing it again. And will keep holding these sorts of gatherings as long as the community says it is working for them.”
The Permitting Open House will be held on the 9th floor of the Kalana O Maui building located at200 South High Street in Wailuku from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room. Please register at the front when you walk out of the elevators.
For more information about the Permitting Open House call Capital Improvement Program Coordinator Wendy Taomoto at 270-6258.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Office on Aging announced that it will sponsor the “Better Choices…Better Health” healthy living workshop this month.
This workshop will provide practical information, tools and support to people of all ages who are interested in incorporating healthier habits into their lives, and help people with chronic conditions better manage their health.
The workshop will consist of a series of six classes that focus on learning and implementing practical skills used to stay healthy and control symptoms through relaxation, nutrition, improved communication skills, medication management, exercise and more. Participants develop achievable “action plans” that lead to positive changes and greater confidence.
The workshop will run every Thursday from 5:30 to 8 p.m., starting October 25 and ending on December 6. There will be no workshop held on Thanksgiving.
The workshops will be held at the Kalama Heights second floor Chapel at 101 Kanani Street.
Participants will receive “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions, 3rd Edition,” and an audio relaxation CD, “Time for Healing”.
The cost for the six-session workshop is $10 for those 60 and older, and $35 for those under 60. For those experiencing financial hardship, scholarships applications are available to complete and submit prior to the first workshop.
Advance registration is required as space is limited to 15 participants per class. Small interactive classes focus on building skills, sharing experiences and developing support.
Transportation may be available. Caregivers are encouraged to attend.
For more information or to register, please call Maui County Better Choices Better Health Coordinator Jan Roberson at 270-8221.
Applications for the 2013 Maui Master Gardener training are now available. The deadline to apply for the University of Hawaii Cooperative Extension Service program is October 25, 2012.
The 16-week class will meet on Wednesdays, from 9:00 AM to noon, beginning on January 9, 2013 and run through April 24, 2013.
Among the topics covered will be botany, soils, plant propagation, Hawaiian natives, common plant pests and diseases, weed management, pesticide and food safety, orchids, lawns, vegetables, tropical fruits, organic gardening, and integrated pest management. Participants will learn how to disseminate unbiased, research-based information to the gardening community.
In exchange for the training, graduates of the course volunteer a minimum of 50 hours in order to become certified Master Gardeners.
Master Gardener volunteers activities include: staffing booths at Maui County Fair, host plant clinics and plant sales, conduct workshops, develop and maintain educational gardens, write advice columns at local newspapers and operate the helpdesk at the Maui County Extension office answering gardening questions.
The classes are open to adults (18 years and over), who love gardening, and want to learn and to share their knowledge with others in their communities through volunteer educational services.
Classes will meet at the Community Services Building, Bldg. 205, University of Hawaii Maui College campus, 310 Kaahumanu Ave., Kahului.
The enrollment fee is $120 for training materials.
To receive an application to the program, contact Lorraine Brooks, Urban Horticulture Extension Agent, at 808-244-3242, ext. 229, or e-mail LLB@hawaii.edu.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i– The Maui County Office on Aging is accepting applications for table exhibits at its 11th Annual Family Caregivers Conference, which is set for 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at the Maui Arts andCulturalCenter.
The theme for this year’s event is “Family Caregivers Matter.”
“It’s is vitally important to support family caregivers onMauiby providing training, information and access to resources,” said event coordinatorNorma Circle.
“According to a survey done by the National Alliance for Caregiving in collaboration with AARP (Nov. 2000), there are more than 65 million family caregivers nationwide (29% of the population) who play a major role in maximizing the health and quality of life of individuals with acute and chronic illnesses. Having a family caregiver often delays, and sometimes prevents, institutionalization, and allows a person to be cared for comfortably and with dignity in his or her own home and community.”
The conference provides information, resources and training to caregivers through exhibits by local agencies and workshops on topics that include presentations on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, strength and balance tips for caregivers, depression and substance abuse in older adults, legal issues for caregivers, among others.
Preference for exhibit space will be given to applications from non-profit and governmental agencies; however, if space permits, consideration will also be given to for-profit agencies that apply. Space will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Deadline to register is October 17, 2012.
There is no cost for exhibit space, unless exhibitors take part in other aspects of the conference.
WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The Maui County Office of Economic Development (OED) is offering a Grants Training and Workshop on Lana`i on October 5, 2012 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Lana`i Senior Center.
This workshop is geared toward those who are interested in finding out what kinds of grants are available through OED, how to apply for those OED grants and how the grants process works.
This Training Session will examine:
For more details or to RSVP contact Grants Manager Tina Silva at email@example.com or 270-7992.
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