KA’ANAPALI, Mar 17–A record crowd of more than 160 Rotarians, residents and visitors celebrated St. Patrick’s Day at sunset in benefit to support club’s Go for the Green recycling initiative. (New post replaces slide show some could not view)..
The Royal Lahaina Resort dished up ono food and them the JD Rock band played all evening as we danced into the night. Proceeds support the club’s 8-month Go For the Green recycling initiative. Former Co-President Liz May of 5A Rent-A-Space (center) and her team played key role in coordinating ticket sales and as shown here a large auction. Also recognized at the event for his great work included former Co-president Jim Fahenstock (not shown). All were supported by hard working club members.
KA’ANAPALI–The club’s a Go for the Green” St. Patrick’s Day golf tournament and gala dinner, its first, raised a substantial sum to support recycling in West Maui, nearly meeting its target revenues . It is now moving forward on its first eco project with a beach cleanup
The winning golf team best team with low net included Golfers awarded prizes include Jim Gottwald, Luke Hoffseth, Kacey Root, and Ben Willis. The team for the low scoring will renameless.
Since figuring out how to support improve the environment in West Maui, the club is currently studying was the funding can be used in coordination with other groups and hopes to complete a plan by June 30.
Meanwhile residents and visitors are invited to join an Earth Day beach cleanup led by the club Wednesday, April 22, 5 to 6 p.m. Community volunteers are asked to meet at 5 p.m. at the Lahaina Jodo Mission parking area, 12 Ala Moana Street near Mala Wharf. Teams of volunteers will clean the beach, working south from the Lahaina Jodo Mission. The club will provide trash collection bags, plastic gloves and bottled water for volunteers. The cleanup will last one hour.
“This Earth Day beach cleanup gives those who are concerned about the environment an opportunity to pitch in and do something positive”, said Co=President Liz May.
To ensure ample supplies are on hand for the cleanup, volunteers are asked to register by calling co-president Jim Fahnestock at 808/214-5282.
Enjoy this preview: the rock band that you shouldn’t miss appearing at our Go for the Green recycling benefit MARCH 14
STRIKE UP THE BAND: See the rehearsal video of the band and bagpiper mentioned in the March 5 Lahaina News (see below)/ Click on the link below to go to You Tube, then search for Fred’s Garage Band Go for the Green.
A BAND and a Bagpipper
Voices of Maui • Beyond the Beach
March 5, 2015
BY NORM BEZANE , Lahaina News
KAANAPALI – Have you ever seen a bagpiper play with a rock band? Probably not; certainly not on Maui.
The awesome Fred’s Garage band (founder Fred no longer plays in the group) is setting a new standard for rock and roll in West Maui and will play with bagpiper Roger McKinley at a new Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset golf-dinner gala on March 14.
Lahaina Music rocked after hours last week as the band and bagpiper rehearsed. The combination may help the gala surpass the popular “Savor the Sunset” benefits for the Lahaina Public Library renovation sponsored by Sunset’s sister afternoon club.
Everyone associated with Fred’s Garage is an example of the remarkable people we have here on the West Side.
Frenetic drummer Ray Chin is an accomplished real estate agent by day.
Jason Jerome, who plays bass guitar, owns Lahaina Music and gives free ukulele lessons at Lahaina Cannery Mall and resorts.
“The experience of playing with a bagpiper makes things interesting. It can be boring playing the same songs all the time,” Jerome said.
Lead guitarist Mark Jackson, who started surfing in Southern California at age eight, is considered one of the most seasoned guitar players on the local Maui music scene, according to the band’s website.
The Rotary event, called “Go for the Green,” is spearheaded by an energetic committee headed by interior designer Renee Ward, also a new member of the club.
Co-president Liz May, who is the club’s “auction queen,” has run auctions at both the afternoon and evening clubs. When she’s not busy running 5A Rent A Space, May supports Women Helping Women. She also holds recycling weekends at the storage facility up in Honokowai.
Co-president Jim Fahnestock, when not forming and presiding over the new club, heads The Vintage at Kaanapali ‘ohana condominium group, which is at work building a greater sense of community.
The “Go for the Green” event is not to be missed. Bring your dancing shoes or go barefoot. And by the way, there is golf with it, too. Call May at 669-5200 or Google “Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset” to see the rehearsal band in action.
Lahaina, The awesome Fred’s Garage Band this week rehearsed at the Lahaina Music Store with the featured “Go for the Green” Golf Dinner gala benefit, with band members pounding out a not to be missed combination of rock and roll with bagpiper. One of the few groups ever to combine the two was Red Hot Chiller Peppers. The combined sound has rarely, if ever, been heard on Maui. Get your dancing shoes ready, or get those pedicures so you can dance in your bare feet on the Royal Lahaina lawn. Get your tickets while they last AT 808 669 5299 or at www. facebook.com/rotarycluboflahaina sunsetblog.org`. Read Lahaina News for full details.
VOICES OF MAUI TALK STORY PHOTO..Watch this space for more on the band.
ST PATRICKS GALA FUND RAISING DINNER AND GOLF OUTING TO GO FOR THE GREEN AT ROYAL KAANAPALI AND THE DOLLARS TO SUPPORT RECYCLING IN WEST MAUI
“Go for the Green,. a fundraising dinner and golf outing, at the Royal Lahaina Resort on March 14 is being sponsored by the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset fir resudebts abd visitors to support community recycling in West Maui and the club’s other community service programs.
The event will kick off with Mad Maui Bagpiper Roger McKinley at 1:30 p.m. for a nine-hole shotgun scramble golf outing on the Royal Kaanapali Course, followed by a festive St. Patrick’s celebration at Royal Lahaina from 6:30 to 10 p.m. The evening celebration will include no-host bar, dinner, dancing to the music of Fred’s Garage and a silent auction. Attendees may purchase golf tickets for $125 per person, which includes dinner, or dinner for $75 per person. Discounts are available for dinner tables of eight with or without golf.
Renee Ward, chairperson of the Rotary event, noted that “Go For The Green” ties together the three key elements of the event.
“It’s a St. Patrick’s Day party, it includes a golf outing, and the proceeds will help the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset foster community recycling programs in West Maui. It’s green times three,” said Ward.
“March 14th will be a day for people who love to feel a bit Irish for a day, love golf, and love to do something for the environment.”
Tickets are available online at http://www.eventjoy.com/e/go-for-the-green-893657. For information on the event and sponsorships, or to donate silent auction items, call club Co-president Liz May at 5A Rent-A-Space at 669-5200.
Reprinted courtesy Lahaina News