Silva appointed to board of directors
Michael Silva has been appointed to the J. Walter Cameron Center's board of directors.
Silva is vice president and an owner of Fukumoto Engineering Inc. He is president of the Hawaii Society of Professional Engineers Maui Chapter, chairman of the County Urban Design Review Board and a 2012 Ka Ipu Kukui fellow. Silva is also a member of the Hawaii Land Surveyors Association, the Maui Fair Alliance and the Maui Young Business Roundtable.
Properties of asteroids topic of talk
"The Properties of Asteroids," a talk by J. D. Armstrong, will take place at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the Maikalani UH Institute for Astronomy Advanced Technology Research Center in Pukalani.
What asteroids are, where they come from, and where they are going are some of the topics to be discussed.
The research center is at 34 Ohia Ku St. For more information, call 573-9500.
Items being accepted for benefit sale
The Feline Foundation of Maui will hold another fundraising garage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.
Donations of good salable items are being accepted for the garage sale, which will be at 231 Kawailani Circle in the Piilani II subdivision near Safeway in Kihei.
Money raised will go for spaying and neutering of cats in managed feral colonies. Volunteer caretakers maintain the colonies by trapping the cats, having them neutered or spayed and returning them to their home areas, as an alternative to euthanasia.
The program is funded 100 percent by donations.
To make arrangements to drop off items for the garage sale or to make tax-deductible donations, call 879-3059.
China to be subject of talk at meeting
Myles Kawakami, owner of Hawaiian Carpet One Hawaiian Ceramic Tile, will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Maui's noon meeting on Thursday at Cary & Eddie's Hideaway Restaurant in Kahului.
Kawakami, who is a member of the club, travels to China periodically. He will be sharing his views of China's economy, military and religion.
The meeting is open to the public and visitors are welcome. Lunch is $12.
For more information, contact Kathy Anderson at 357-8877.
2 Maui Girl Scouts receive highest award
Two Maui Girl Scouts were among 25 statewide who earned their Gold Award on April 29, putting them in the top 5 percent of Girl Scouts across the nation.
The award is the highest achievement that a Girl Scout in grades 9 through 12 can earn. The scout must complete at least 80 hours on a project that creates measurable and sustainable change for the local, regional or global communities.
Carley Coppin of Kula and Jessie Haylor of Makawao were recognized for their Gold Award projects, "Horses Fostering Youth" and "Health & Wellness Fair for Foster Children."
First Hawaiian Bank Foundation sponsored the Gold Award for a second consecutive year with a $5,000 grant. Joanne Arizumi, senior vice president of First Hawaiian Bank and a Girl Scouts of Hawai'i board member, acknowledged the girls' exceptional projects at Saturday's ceremony.
"The projects show that girls and young women today can accomplish anything they set their mind to," said Arizumi. "It is truly a privilege to take part in the opportunities that the Girl Scouts provide."
Donations fund equipment for hospital
With donations from The Fred Baldwin Memorial Foundation, the Monsanto Foundation and individuals, the Maui Memorial Medical Center Foundation was able to purchase a new AngioJet Ultra Thrombectomy System that removes clots from arteries, reducing the complications and severity of heart attacks and stroke, according to a news release.
The AngioJet administers a high-speed saline solution through tiny openings in the tip of a small catheter. Plaque and clots dissolve into small pieces that are vacuumed back through the catheter. Unlike earlier technology, the AngioJet removes the clot entirely, eliminating the possibility that tiny pieces could move and cause additional complications.
An unexpected but very positive use for the equipment has been with dialysis patients. If there is any blockage at the dialysis site, treatments cannot be performed. The AngioJet is being used to clear any vascular clotting/blockage at the hemodialysis site, the release said.