Bone marrow donor registry topic of talk
Ferdie Gabat, recruitment specialist at the Hawaii Bone Marrow Donor Registry, will be the guest speaker at the noon luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea today at Mulligans on the Blue in Wailea.
Gabat will describe how marrow transplants work and save lives. He will also outline the guidelines and process of registration and donation.
The Rotary Club of Kihei Wailea is spearheading Rotary Project Share Life in Hawaii by partnering with the registry to encourage people to register by giving a swab of cheek cells or a blood sample to be tissue-typed.
Doctors turn to the registry when their patients have blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma, sickle cell or another life-threatening disease and need bone marrow transplants, but there is no matching tissue type donor in the patient's family.
The registry then helps connect patients with donor matches for donations of blood cells, marrow or umbilical cord blood transplant.
Cost for lunch is $16. The public is welcome.
Wailuku Hongwanji Mission plans sale
A yard sale to benefit the maintenance and activities of the Wailuku Hongwanji Mission will be held on the church grounds from 7 to 11 a.m. on Saturday.
Chow fun, Spam musubi and nishime will be available in addition to plants, clothing, books, toys and household goods.
John Tomoso to speak at Rotary meeting
John A. Hau'oli Tomoso will be the Rotary Club of Lahaina's guest speaker during a 11:45 a.m. lunch meeting on Thursday at the Royal Lahaina Resort, Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant.
Tomoso was raised on Maui and earned a bachelor's degree in political science and sociology. He was recently re-elected to the board of the Maui Native Hawaiian Chamber of Commerce and elected to the board of trustees of the Maui Historical Society. The meeting is open to the public.
For more information, call President Art Ortiz at 283-2384.
Past BHS queens sought for celebration
A former Baldwin High School graduate and homecoming queen is seeking other former Baldwin homecoming queens to participate in the school's upcoming 75th anniversary celebration.
June Tomizawa Harper is hoping to find at least 20 past queens to attend the school's homecoming game on Oct. 25. The queens will sit together at the game and wear a tiara and sash with the year they were queen.
Harper was homecoming queen in 1993.
For more information, call Harper at 344-2611.
MAPA programs topic of presentation
Robert Johnston, executive director of the Maui Academy of Performing Arts, will be guest speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting on Thursday at Cary and Eddie's Hideaway restaurant in Kahului.
Johnston will speak about the various programs and activities at the Maui Academy of Performing Arts and the recent production of "Les Miserables."
The meeting is open to the public, and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
Rotary club moves toward membership goal
Setting a goal of 50 members for its 50th year in 2015, the Rotary Club of Lahaina has boosted membership to 39 with the addition of six new members. Art Ortiz, the club's president, recently inducted Julie Corrine Audino, Marsha Bryan, Laura Harwood, Josiah Moye, Karan Pohl and Mila Salvador into the service club.
The Rotary Club of Lahaina was named one of Maui's most important nonprofit organizations at the 2013 Mayor's Small Business Awards.
The club is open to all those with a passion for service, a desire for business networking and a desire to expand their circle of friends.
The club meets Thursdays for lunch at Royal Lahaina Resort, Royal Ocean Terrace restaurant, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests are welcome to attend.