Place: Kawaikini Charter School on the KCC Campus behind the reservoir
Guest Speaker: Diane Zachary, President & CEO o Kaua’i Planning & Action Alliance (KPAA).
Pic 6&7 At Gaylord’s
Pic 6&7 At Gaylord’s
On Friday, March 8, 2013, eight members of the branch presented monologues of famous women at the Kilauea Elementary School for the Women’s History Month, which is March.
The following monologues were presented:
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman physician in the U.S.
Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit and others
Sally Ride, astronaut, first American woman in space
Yoshiko Uchida, writer
Amelia Earhart, aviator
Georgia O’Keeffe, artist
Julia Morgan, architect
Alice Paul, Women’s Suffrage leader
The group had a late lunch at the Kilauea Bakery.
The free will donations collected at the showing of the Invisible War to members and friends were sent to the Legal Advocacy Fund of The AAUW Funds.
On Friday, March 1, 2013, our member Nancy Golden was honored at a reception at the Nana’s House, Waimea, a family service center. Nancy is the founder of Nana’s House. She is retiring after over 20 years of servicing Nana’s House. A Nancy Golden Fund was created in her honor.
On March 14, a box full of toiletries were sent to the Women’s shelter, Lihue, thanks to Dr. B.
Here are the pictures that were taken on March 8, 2013:
Leilani Spencer as Julia Morgan, architect
Liz as Amelia Earhart, aviator
Lenda as Sally Ride, astronaut, first American woman in space
Anna as Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit
Isabel as Georgia O’Keeffe, artist
Kay as Yushiko Uchida, writer
Elyse as Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman physician in the US
Group picture of monologuers at Kilauea Elementary School
For this March, the women’s history month, our branch did monologues of famous women at Kilauea Elementary School.
Front row: Liz, Elyse, Anna
Back row: Leilani, Isabel, Lenda, Jane, and Kay
Taken on March 8, 2013
Above is our new member Elyse, and below is Leilani.
On Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, AAUW Kauai members helped at the Regional Science Olympiad at the Kauai Community College. Middle School and High School students competed in various activities, such as: egg drop, mousetrap vehicle, Write It, Do It and many more. The Waimea Canyon Middle School and the Island School Middle School both won medals and trophies. Island School High School also received awards. AAUW was honored with a beautiful glass trophy.
On Sat. Jan. 12, 2013, AAUW Kauai members helped Habitat at their work site in Anahola where 3 houses are being built on Hawaiian Homelands. We helped at 2 of the houses painting panels for a garage, putting up sides of houses, drilling holes for nailing, removing rust from a container donated by Matson, etc. Another group of volunteers came from the Global Village. Members of this group came from many different states as well as from Vietnam. Volunteers from Americorps were the team leaders. A family who will live in one of the houses provided a lunch for all of the volunteers.
WordPress.com prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 1,900 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 3 years to get that many views.
AAUW Kauai member participated in the Alzheimer’s Walk at Kukui Grove. AAUW Kauai contributed $100. to the Alzheimer’s association. We received a T-shirt with their logo. This shirt was given to new member, Jean Souza who walked with us that morning. Janis Benn’s daughter received a big plastic flower. She put names of people to be remembered on the pedals.
October 8, 2012
This was the last day for voters to register, AAUW Kauai had a table at the Kauai Community College Resource Center library lobby. Over 50 voter registrations were completed by students. Now they can vote at the November elections. The completed forms were taken to the Election Board Building before they closed at 4:30pm. Anna and Tom Smithwick took care of the morning shift. Cherie Mooy and Jane Asher did the afternoon shift. Thanks to Cherie Mooy for making all the arrangements at the collie.
October 14, 2012
A celebration of the Royal sovereigns, King Kamehameha the Fourth and Queen Emma was held at All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapaa. Member Leilani Spencer’s two daughters, Anna and Julie read the lessons in Hawaiian. They are both fluent in the Hawaiian language. Member Lix Crites composed the prayers of the people and read it in English to the congregation. Anna and Julie presented the silver challis and paten at the altar. They were gifts Queen Emma gave to All Saints Church. They were used for the first time on Christmas day 1925.
The 2012 Queen Emma Festival took place in Kokee State Park. Hiipoi Kanahele, came in her queenly regalia and read portions of Queen Emma’s diary. The doxology and the Queen’s prayer were sung in Hawaiian. many hulas, Hawaiian chants, blowing of the conch shell, were included in the morning’s service.
A slideshow of these events can be viewed at the top of this post.