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“WATER SCIENTIST” TELLS CLUB FAILURE TO PROTECT REEFS NEEDS MORE ATTENTION

(Note: scroll down for 24 photos of our spectacular St. Pat’s benefit)

LAHAINA, Mar. 29–Considering that “people come here for the natural beauty,” Maui is being shortsighted when laws are not followed by developers or enforced by government, a leading “water scientist” told members and guests of the Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunset this week.

The fifth speaker in a Rotary series on the environment, Mark Deakos, executive director of the Hawaii Association for Marine Education and Research, told Rotarians that our reefs are in danger from sediment from the land that is filled with pollutants, herbicides and pesticides that end up in the ocean.

When water filled with sediment from pipes as tall as a man pour into the ocean, it replaces natural sand and clouds up through wave action, preventing light from reaching life nurturing coral.

One of the biggest areas at risk is Olowalu where 370 manrays and other marine animals make their home. Plans for development of Olowalu pose significant danger to the reefs unless proper procedures are followed, Deakos said.d

Water reaches the ocean through literally hundreds of pipes that stretch from Naplii to Lahaina, New technology allows for the continuous measurement of the quality of water over the world wide web if developers are willing to install it, Deako said.

Water gets to the ocean through these pipes or by flowing naturally from the land. Vegetation on the land absorbs moisture and keeps it from the ocean. When there is concrete or no vegetation, water eventually flows downhill to the sea.

Although there are a number of West Maui organizations monitoring water quality and gathering statistics, the state has only one health officer to keep track of water quality and enforce regulations in all of Maui County.

The water scientist pointed out that violation of the Cean Water Act is a criminal offense which provides for penalties of $27,000 a day for violators.

The flow of water in developments is self monitored. A land owner can walk through a property twice a week, observe that everything is ok when it may not be, and then move on., according to the association’s executive director.

To reverse many of these trends, the County of Maui as well as the state must do a much better job enforcing the laws and providing support for proper monitoring. Legisltors need to step up and pay more attention to the need for enforcement, Deakos said.

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UPDATE 24 PHOTO MONTAGE HOW WE CELEBRATED ST. PATS DAY AT BENEFIT FOR RECYCLING

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. st pats B - 1Former 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. 

CLUB REPORTS BENEFIT RESULTS, AWARDS GOLF PRIZE, PLANS BEACH CLEANUP

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 

Some 40 golfers competed with prizes and 150 dinner guests purchased some 100-auction items and danced to the music of Fred’s Garage Band,

Hard working Rotarian Renee Ward, fund raising chair for Go for the Green, checks on  golf progress

Hard working Rotarian Renee Ward, fund raising chair for Go for the Green, checks on golf progress

 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.

Going for the Green at tournament

Going for the Green at tournament

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.

GO FOR THE GREEN: THE PLACE TO SEE WHAT THE NEW ROTARY CLUB OF LAHAINA SUNSET WROUGHT

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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.
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–vGUmkWcRY

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.

Go For The Green FINAL Flyer for public distribution

FRED’ S GARAGE BAND GETS READY FOR UPCOMING GO FOR THE GREEN

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.

Charter members of our new club will be on hand to Go for the Green on MarCH 14.

Charter members of our new club will be on hand to Go for the Green on March 14. Photo by Sunset Rotarian Norm Bezane

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.

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Reprinted courtesy Lahaina News

DISTRICT GOVERNOR MAKES IT OFFICIAL AS WE BECOME MAUI’S 10TH ROTARY CLUB: We get our banner and bell and official certificate

District Governor Laura Steelquist (her husband shown here was once district governor too) and Jo Anne Laird present Co presidents Liz May and Jim Fahnestock ,with the club banner, bell and official certificate.rotary best plaque35690031

the flag.

the flag.

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FIRST PHOTOS: WE CELEBRATE FORMATION OF MAUI’S 10th ROTARY CLUB

We received out Rotary flag and bell, we presented pins and flowers leis to charter members, we ate and danced.
Many more photos to come of the grand celebration.

GALA CELEBRATION SATURDAY ON CHARTERING CLUB

Oct. 16–Maui newest Rotary Club will officially induct its first 23 charter members at a special event featuring dinner, the popular Fred;s Garage Rock and Roll band and a silent auction.

The fun begins at 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at the Royal Lahaina Resort on the wonderful ocean lawn (weather permitting)_ Ticket information at 669=5200  CLICK FOR PREVIOUS STORIES IN COLUMN ON RIGHT. 

Drummer Ray Chin of Fred's Garage Bank helps group rock.

Drummer Ray Chin of Fred’s Garage Bank helps group rock.