Apia Arrival & UN Secretary General onboard Hōkūleʻa

HOKULEA SEPTEMBER 5, 2014

PAGO PAGO, American Sāmoa – The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, and President of Republic of Palau, Tommy E. Remengesau Jr., sailed aboard Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia in Apia Harbor, Samoa today. They joined Worldwide Voyage crew and specialists Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue, artist Wyland, and Greg Stone of Conservation International.

“Hōkūle’a, our voyaging canoe, threads together stories of hope as she voyages across the world’s oceans. We are inspired that His Excellency Ban Ki-moon and heads of state for our island nations are coming together on Hōkūle’a’s deck around shared values of preserving and protecting our oceans,” said Nainoa Thompson, president and master navigator of Polynesian Voyaging Society.

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Traditions of the Pacific lecture Makahiki: Protocols & Images

Makahiki: Protocols & Images presented by Pā Kui A Lua with Umi Kai, Kamilo Lara, and Kaha Toledo

Thursday, October 23, 2014

6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | Hawaiian Hall
Tuition: $10 general admission; FREE to Museum Members (w/ valid ID)

In the majestic setting of Hawaiian Hall, guests will be presented with a rare look at the Akua Loa and the other images that accompany the Chiefly procession around the island during Makahiki – the ancient Hawaiian New Year festival in honor of the god Lono.  All three speakers, Umi Kai, Kamilo Lara, and Kaha Toledo hold the rank of ‘Ōlohe Lua (instructor) with Pā Kui A Lua, an organization dedicated to the practices and study of lua as a way of life.  Through their teachings and demonstrations, they’ll bring a greater understanding of the Makahikitradition and its importance to the people of Hawai’i.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS FOR RULEMAKING

The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) will hold statewide public hearings for Hawaii Administrative Rule (HAR) amendments.  The proposed amendments to Title 10, Hawaii Administrative Rules, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, include the adoption of a new section, “10-4-3, General lease; extension of term.”  This new section proposes to implement Section 228 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which authorizes the department to extend the term of a general lease of Hawaiian home lands for commercial or multipurpose projects for the purpose of allowing a general lessee to make improvements to the leased property, or to obtain financing for the improvement of the leased lands.

The hearing schedule is as follows:

On Thursday, October 9, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Hilo, Hawaii – DHHL East Hawaii District Office, 160 Baker Ave.
  • Waimea, Hawaii – DHHL West Hawaii District Office, 64-756 Mamalahoa Hwy.
  • Kaunakakai, Molokai – DHHL Molokai District Office, 600 Maunaloa Hwy., Ste. D-1
  • Wailuku, Maui – DHHL Maui District Office, 655 Kaumualii St.
  • Kapolei, Oahu – DHHL Main Office (Hale Pono‘i), 91-5420 Kapolei Pkwy.

On Friday, October 10, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

  • Lihue, Kauai – DHHL Kauai District Office, 3060 Eiwa St.

The DHHL is proposing a new rule to implement Section 228 of the Hawaiian Homes Commission Act, which authorizes the extension of the term of certain general leases to a maximum term of up to 85 years. Beneficiary consultation on this policy was completed in August 2013.

The proposed amendment language is below:

Hard copies of the proposed rule amendments are available for review from September 10 through November 8 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the DHHL Main Office and at any DHHL District Office.  A copy of the proposed rule amendments will be mailed to any person who requests a copy in writing.  The request must state the person’s name and mailing address, and be delivered to the DHHL Main Office, P.O. Box 1879, Honolulu, HI 96805. Contact the Office of the Chairman at (808) 620-9486 for more information.

DHHL Launches Packaged Homes Pilot Program

Posted on September 13, 2014

DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS NEIL ABERCROMBIE GOVERNOR JOBIE M.K. MASAGATANI DIRECTOR NEWS RELEASE Sep. 13, 2014 Hawaiian Homes Pilot Program To Help Finance Packaged Home Construction on Vacant Lots Over 100 Keaukaha and Kalamaʻula homesteaders to be offered first Click to download a PDF version of this release KEAUKAHA, HAWAI‘I – A new pilot program […]

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DHHL Commission Meeting in Paukukalo Sept 22 and Sept 23

HHC Meeting Sept. 22-23 In Paukūkalo, Maui

Posted on September 15, 2014

Notice of Annual Hawaiian Homes Commission Regular Meeting in Paukūkalo, Maui on Monday, September 22, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:00 p.m. at the Paukūkalo Community Center 657 Kaumuali‘i Street, Wailuku, Maui 96793 Hawaiian Homes Commission Meeting agendas are available approximately one week in advance on the HHC Meetings page […]

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Weekly tips for Non Profits

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Identifying the Best Online Ambassadors for Your Organization

Tuesday, October 7th at 1pm EDT

Justin WareA robust online ambassador program can be the key to spreading your mission. When more people know about your cause, more people can support your nonprofit’s efforts to make a difference. Join Justin Ware, Director of Interactive Communication at BWF Social , as he shared a four-step approach to establishing a community of online supporters.

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Department of Community Services, is requesting proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS (ESG) AND HOUSING OPPORTUNITIES FOR PERSONS WITH AIDS (HOPWA) PROGRAMS

The City and County of Honolulu, through its Department of Community Services, is requesting proposals from qualified nonprofit agencies for the ESG and HOPWAprograms.

The Request For Proposals (RFP) information for both programs is provided on the link below:

ESG and HOPWA (RFP) Notice

Questions regarding the ESG program may be directed to Jan Yokota atjyokota@honolulu.gov or 768-7748.

Questions regarding the HOPWA program may be directed to Lanz Dong atldong@honolulu.gov or 768-7757.

Recent Congressional Votes

 

September 22,2014In thisMegaVote for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District:Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Equal Pay – Cloture
  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage

Editor’s Note: Both chambers are in recess until the week of November 10.

Recent Senate Votes
Equal Pay – Cloture – Vote Rejected (52-40, 8 Not Voting)

The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a bill that would require employers to demonstrate that wage gaps between men and women with similar qualifications and in similar jobs have a business justification. It would prohibit employers from retaliating against employees who share salary information and authorize the Labor secretary to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in a sex discrimination action.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES


Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (78-22)

The Senate voted to clear for the president’s signature a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities and extend the Export-Import Bank’s operating authority through June 30, 2015.

Sen. Brian Schatz voted YES
Sen. Mazie Hirono voted YES

 


Recent House Votes
Fiscal 2015 Continuing Resolution – Passage – Vote Passed (319-108, 4 Not Voting)

The House voted to pass a joint resolution that would provide funding for federal government operations until Dec. 11, 2014, at an annualized rate of $1.012 trillion. It would provide $88 million for government efforts to fight the Ebola virus, provide U.S. border agencies with budget flexibility to maintain current border protection and enforcement activities, and extend the Export-Import Bank’s operating authority through June 30, 2015.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard voted NO

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New Date! Coffee Chat Video Series: Meals For Kids  October 2nd, 2014 from 3:00pm EST to 4:00pm EST

The USDA Food and Nutrition Service & FRAC Present…

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Join FNS and the Food Research and Action Center for our inaugural coffee chat series!

Every month we will explore a topic related to food and nutrition to give you an opportunity to learn more about the programs and to ask us questions about how to make them work in your community.

This month we will explore FNS’s nutrition programs and give you an up close and personal view of meals for kids from the perspective of our invited speaker:
Tanna Nicely, a principal at South Knoxville Elementary School.

Join us to discuss strategies and methods designed to feed nutritious meals to kids.

 We look forward to chatting with you!

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Special Guest Speaker:

Ms. Tanna Nicely

Tanna Nicely, Principal at South Knoxville Elementary School. This is her first year at South KnoxvilleElementary where not only does she offer breakfast in the classroom, afterschool meals, and summer meals at her current school but she also offered all of those programs at her old school, Sarah Moore Green Elementary School where she served as Assistant Principal. During her time there, the school was funded by a grant from the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (includes FRAC, NEA HIN, NAESP, SNF) to implement universal-free breakfast in the classroom.

If you encounter any technical issues, follow this link to register: https://usdafnsocco.wufoo.com/forms/xr6q7ov0zey88l/

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

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