Attracting new Rotary members topic of talk
Dr. Robert Santry, the Maui membership chairman for Rotary District 5000, will speak at the 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting of the Rotary Club of Kihei Sunrise on Wednesday. The meeting will take place at the Five Palms Restaurant at the Mana Kai Maui Resort in Kihei.
Santry is the current president of the Rotary Club of Upcountry. He serves as the "go-to" person for membership recruitment and retention for the nine Rotary clubs on Maui, according to an announcement.
Santry will review the details of the Rotary International "Ignite" membership program. This program features best practices for clubs in facing challenges of club membership growth. He will explain how this program can help every Rotary club thrive and grow and attract a diversity of new members.
The cost of the breakfast is $22. The public is invited. For more information, contact President Christine Pawliuk at 292-2242 or visit www.kiheirotary.org.
Marine sanctuary seeks advisory council applicants
The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is seeking applicants for several primary and alternate seats on its advisory council.
The council ensures public participation in sanctuary management and provides advice to the sanctuary superintendent.
For Maui County residents, the sanctuary is accepting primary and alternate positions for the following seats: commercial shipping; whale watching; ocean recreation; business/commerce; citizen-at-large; conservation; tourism; Lanai island; Molokai island; youth; Native Hawaiian (alternate only) and research, (alternate only).
Candidates are selected based on their expertise in relation to the seat they are applying, community and professional affiliations and views regarding the protection and management of marine resources.
Established in 1996, the Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations on managing and protecting the sanctuary.
Monday is the deadline to submit applications.
'SeaWees' program about marine environment
Pacific Whale Foundation is accepting students for its "SeaWees" program for children ages 3 to 5 and their caregivers.
The program, which takes place from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesdays at the Pacific Whale Foundation's Discovery Center in Maalaea, teaches children about the marine environment through music, movement, demonstrations, guided exploration and field trips.
A current session is ongoing. Registrations are still being accepted.
The next SeaWees session runs from Oct. 30 to Nov. 20 and will be based on the theme "Slow, Faster, Fastest."
It will have children exploring speed and what it means and if one would need speed on land and in the sea.
The cost of each four-week session is $70. PWF members pay $60.
A second child in the same family can attend for 50 percent off.
For information and to register, call PWF at 249-8811, ext. 1, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily.
Information can also be found online at www.pacificwhale.org/content/seawees-preschoolers.
Workshop to focus on chronic pain, conditions
The Maui County Office on Aging will sponsor a six-week "Better Choices, Better Health" workshop series next month.
The session begins Wednesday, with classes held from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Kaiser Maui Lani Clinic, 55 Maui Lani Parkway in Wailuku.
The course is designed to help people living with chronic conditions better self-manage their symptoms and overall health.
The course will run on six Wednesdays, including Oct. 2, 9, 23, 30, Nov. 6 and 13 (skips Oct. 16).
The workshop costs $10 for those 60 and older, and $30 for those under 60.
The course fee includes the textbook, "Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions," and a relaxation CD. Scholarships are available. Contact Jo Reyes at 270-7233 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register.
Maui architect to describe 'eco-living'
Architect David Sands, co-founder of Bamboo Living, will be the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Maui's noon luncheon meeting Thursday in the Class Act restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College. Sands will speak about "What is Eco-Living?"
Born and raised in Florida, Sands received his master's degree in architecture in 1982 from the University of Florida. While in undergraduate school at Washington and Lee in Virginia, his Chinese art professor introduced him to bamboo as a metaphor for the perfected human being, according to a news release.
After moving to Maui in 1988, Sands co-founded Bamboo Living with Jeffree Trudeau in 1995.
The cost is $20 for the luncheon and meeting, which is open to the public. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Grants earmarked for cat control
The Maui Humane Society has received a $100,000 Baker Trust grant for cat management, according to an announcement from the Humane Society of the United States.
Also, the Feline Foundation of Maui received $20,000 to update its database to deal with registered cat colonies.
Maui native a board certified physician
Dr. Patrick Unemori has been accepted as a diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology and has joined Highland Hospital in Oakland, Calif., as chief of dermatology. He is also a research associate at University of California, San Francisco, where he completed both his residency in dermatology and received his doctor of medicine degree.
Unemori previously graduated as valedictorian from Baldwin High School in 1993, received his bachelor's and master's degrees in psychology from Stanford University, and completed a Fulbright Fellowship at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia.
He is the son of Hilton and Maria Unemori of Wailuku.
Student athlete receives honor
Blair Havron of Pukalani was recently inducted into the 3.0 Club at American International College in Springfield, Mass.
The 3.0 club honors student-athletes who have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better after at least one year of enrollment at AIC.
Havron, a member of the college's women's volleyball team, is a nursing major.