Castlette Ale leads state delegation
Castlette Ale of Kihei, a member of the Wilbert Wah Hu Tom Ladies Auxiliary, #3850, led the state delegation of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars' 100th National Convention held July 20-24 in Louisville, Ky.
As the leading representative from the state, she voiced the delegates' votes during the election of national officers and played a role in deciding the direction of the national organization for 2013-14.
AARP meeting will have 2 speakers on Monday
The South Maui Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday in the Garden Room of Kalama Heights, located at 101 Kanani Road in Kihei.
Guest speakers will be Taka Harada and Dale Zarrella.
Harada will recount Kalaupapa's history and tell of his connection with his brother, who lived in Kalaupapa.
Zarrella will share information about St. Damien and the background of the sculpture of St. Damien that he created.
For further information, call South Maui AARP Coordinator Adele Rugg at 879-9964.
Mom-owned businesses focus of showcase
The Maui Mompreneur Showcase will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the Maui Beach Hotel's Elleair Ballroom. Admission is free.
The Maui Mompreneur Network was created by Jovina Kaeo and Luana Fukumoto to provide a source of support, encouragement and resources for mom business owners on Maui, according to an announcement.
Twenty-two businesses were signed up for the showcase as of Thursday and the list was continuing to grow, said Kaeo.
The Mompreneur Showcase is open to mom-owned businesses on Maui.
Businesses interested in participating may call Kaeo at 344-8427; the network also has a blog at mauimompreneurs.com.
Melanie Joy to present introduction to carnism
"Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows: An Introduction to Carnism" will be presented by Melanie Joy at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kaunoa Senior Center in Paia.
This presentation is based on the award-winning book of the same name.
Joy, a social psychologist, explains that carnism is an invisible belief system that shapes our perceptions of the meat (and eggs and dairy) we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why.
Joy describes how carnism, like other isms (sexism, racism, etc.), is most harmful when it is unrecognized; and it is sustained by complex social and psychological mechanisms.
By illuminating the invisible mechanisms of carnism, Joy helps viewers become more informed consumers and empowered citizens, according to an announcement.
Kaunoa Senior Center is located at 401 Alakapa Place. For more information, contact Steve at email@example.com or 280-6865.
Palmyra Atoll topic of presentation
A lecture "Palmyra Atoll: Where the Wild Things are Still Wild," will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary's Kihei conference room at 726 S. Kihei Road.
Cheryl King, Hawaii Wildlife Fund vice president and Maui research coordinator, will be the guest speaker.
She spent June on the atoll working with the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation of the American Museum of Natural History and will report on the efforts that the team made to survey the sea turtle population there.
King has been researching sea turtles since 1996 in South Carolina, New York and Florida before moving to Maui and joining the Hawaii Wildlife Fund in 2000.
Reunion payment due for class of '83
The Baldwin High School Class of 1983 reunion organizers request classmates to mail registration and payment as soon as possible for the 30-year class reunion to be held Aug. 30-31 in Las Vegas.
The reunion-night dinner will be on Aug. 31 at Makino's, with a casual night Aug. 30.
Other activities are planned. For more information, contact Malorie Arisumi at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 385-5154.
UPW retirees to meet in Wailuku
United Public Workers Paid Retiree Members Chapter 646, Maui Division, will have a meeting at noon Thursday at Tasty Crust restaurant in Wailuku.
New officers for 2014-17 will be nominated and elected. Delegates will be nominated to attend the UPW Retirees State Convention on Nov. 1 at the Ala Moana Hotel on Oahu.
Min Meng, special assistant to the state director of the UPW, will be guest speaker. Free lunch will be served to members. For more information, call Sylvia Valdez at 269-0210.
Dressage society fundraiser Tuesday
The Hawaii State Dressage Society will hold its annual fundraiser from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at Flatbread Co. in Paia. HSDS supports the United States Dressage Federation's mission of dedication to education, recognition of achievement, and promotion of dressage and equestrian events, including the new sport of western dressage.
Funds are being raised to promote the Young Rider Championship Show later this year and for upcoming educational events.
A variety of items and services will be offered in a silent auction. For more information or to donate to the auction, email Karen Davidge at email@example.com or call Heather Hendel at 344-0635.
Rotary club to present speaker
The Wastewater Operations Program superintendent for the County of Maui's Wastewater Reclamation Division will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday.
Steve Parabiocoli will make the presentation at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Parabiocoli has been with the Wastewater Division for more than 29 years. He is past president of the Hawaii Water Environment Association and is active in the association's Water Reuse Committee.
He has assisted with the development of the sustainable science degree water/wastewater curriculum at the University of Hawaii Maui College.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, call President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or see the club's website at www.kiheirotary.org.
Large yard sale in Kahului on Saturday
Kahului Hongwanji Mission will have a yard and chow fun sale from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at 291 S. Puunene Ave. in Kahului.
Rummage items will include clothes, women's and children's shoes, children's toys, anime, books, games, crafts, household items, golf clubs, and more. There will also be plants for sale.
In addition to chow fun, the selection of food and snacks will include baked goods, sushi, rice dishes, somen salad, mini bentos and chocolate candy. For more information, call 871-4732.