Saturday, June 18, 2016

Makenna Olson '16, receives Kaimana Award!

Congrats to our Daughter of Island School, Makenna Olson - Kaimana Award recipient! Read the details in today's Garden Island.

Friday, June 17, 2016


A message from Child & Family Service

To our Kaua'i Guild and Friends of the Kaua'i Community

Picture a joyful smile on the face of a child...

Many of us can remember going off to school with our BRAND NEW 
Backpack filled with School Supplies, secure in our dreams for the NEW school year...

THIS is the purpose of the Backpack Brigade - to deliver this same feeling to the children of Kaua‘i who are most in need!

Some of you have participated in this worthwhile endeavor in years past.
It's an easy project if EACH OF US will sponsor AT LEAST ONE CHILD
and purchase an appropriately-aged Backpack, along with those
School Supplies needed for your assigned student's school and grade. 

RSVP back to me and I will forward your name to one of the Guildas assisting on computers.
They will then send you a child's name, along with ALL the appropriate information.

If you would like to participate BUT would rather someone else do the shopping for you, NO WORRIES.
Just send a check made out to Child and Family Service Kaua'i & jot Backpack Brigade on your check.
Mail your check to my attention at the mailing address listed below.
We will do the shopping for you - it's that simple!

Together, let's put smiles on the hundreds of children in need on Kaua'i!

With much aloha,
Sharon Lasker
Backpack Brigade Chair for 2016
Mailing Address for checks:
Sharon Lasker
P.O. Box 531
Kalaheo, HI 96741

IUCN Congress 2016 Student Participation Opportunity Still Accepting Applications!

IUCN Congress 2016 Student Participation Opportunity

The 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Forum is held every four years and is one of the most important global conservation conferences. 10,000 international delegates are expected to be in attendance during the conference, which includes Workshops, Knowledge Cafés, high-level dialogues and Training sessions. In partnership with Hau‘oli Mau Loa Foundation’s Environmental Leadership Pathways Initiative, the Hawaiʻi Conservation Alliance is offering a 2016 IUCN World Conservation Congress Student Opportunity to support a one-of-a-kind career development opportunity for students and emerging professionals interested in pursuing a career in a conservation-related field. There are a few more spots open for eligible students.

IUCN Congress 2016 Student Participation Opportunity The April deadline has passed, but there are a few more spots open! They will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis based on eligibility:

*Preference given to those applicants who meet the eligibility requirements (listed below by priority):
1. Resident of Hawai‘i
2. Graduate or current student of a Hawai‘i high school
3. Demonstrated a commitment to Hawai‘i conservation
4. Priority given to those who attended HCC as a student or received the HCC Student Rate in the past

Applicants must submit a current resume and cover letter that details their interest in attending the IUCN Congress and their eligibility for HCA’s Student Incentive Program.