You know that the aloha spirit and mālama ’aina are not just cliches when 66 people show up on a Saturday morning to help with the dirty work of cutting mangrove, picking up debris and carrying or carting all the stuff out to the chipper and disposal bin. This is not easy or pleasant work, but people volunteer to do it. It shows comittment to our cause, as well as living aloha and mālama ’aina.
On October 19, we set a record in the number of participants in a Mālama Hulē‘ia workday. This record was achieved thanks to the involvement of four organizations: Kauai Rotary, KCC Waialeale Program, KCC Kipaipai Program and KCC Student Government. Mason Chock started the day with a cultural orientation and pule. Buddy Keala provided safety instructions. Pepe Trask, with blazing woks, was the hero of the day, making a 4 course lunch that was more than enough for all.
On October 20, we had a smaller but equally committed group that cut down the remaining trees at the end of our Phase I project area. We now have a clear view of the whole small boat harbor across the Pū‘ali Stream. Mahalo to Karen Yee who provided a healthy and filling lunch. Mahalo also to Loves Bakery and Starbucks for in-kind donations.
Below are all of our workforce volunteers for the weekend. Mahalo to all.
|Paul Arrigo||Dasha D’Acosta||Dereck Silva|
|Amanda Catbagan||Moani Jaramillo||Sutada Hesse|
|JR Quillos||Tyres Delos Reyes||Jan Tenbruggencate|
|Lucyancy Harper||Maila Garcia||Pepe Trask|
|Cherrilynn Coloma||Leisha Saio||Chuck Lasker|
|Chandler Asunuin||Virginia Ka’aihue||Herbert Semana|
|Rico Ruiz||Hilda Javinar||Robin Matutina|
|Albert Genovia||Jasmine Sadamitsu||Robert Leonillo|
|Keiko Ho’opi’i||Shelbi Ahlan Shimusu||Travis Dela Cruz|
|Greg Jerves||Albert Genovia||Alisa Waiamau|
|John Constantine||Michael Ellis||Kaehukai Keala|
|Derrick Baker||Alexsis Valdez||Carl Berg|
|David Pratt||Uilani Manoi||Gabe Wilm|
|Connie Rowe||Misty Kaiwi||Russel Fujimoto|
|Dawnie Peralta||Duke Palakiko||Dick Olsen|
|Ariel Bunao||Tom Lodico||Stephanie Giordano|
|Kimo Perry||Bevin Parker-Evans||Buddy Keala|
|Asya Perry||Kalei Waipa||Justin Kollar|
|Coco Chi||Yosh L’hote||Dory Duhaylongsod|
|Steven McCabe||Cullen Gutierrez||Ruben Yasay|
|Carol Pratt||Kat Keala||Steve Yee|
|Kristin Brown||Mason Chock||Michael Tamashiro|
|Richelle Rodriguez||Ka’aonohi Perry|