Financial Lo’i Workshop #2 11/19/15 at 5:30 PM

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Financial Lo’i Workshop #2: Your Family Financial Lo’i

Financial Loi

Event to be held at the following time, date, and location:

Thursday, November 19, 2015 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (HST)
Kamehameha School Community Learning Center at Maili (CLC-M) Kauhale Building
87-790 Kulauku St
Waianae, HI 96792

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The Financial Lo’i Workshop series utilizes the practice and concepts of planting kalo and relates it to how to strengthen and maintain your personal finances. Each workshop centers around a specific topic, although each workshop is a part of a larger series, it is not mandatory to attend all 6 workshops, however attending as many as you can is highly recommended.

The Financial Lo’i Workshop #2 will focus on creating Your Family Financial Lo’i. This will provide a snapshot of your current financial situation and give you insight on where you can start to further strengthen your family’s finances.

We hope you can make it!

INPEACE KKLEA Financial Capability Project

Toy and Letter Drive for Raymond Senensi

Message from Inez Larson:

Aloha Kakahiaka Senator Shimabukuro!

I have remained in contact with Raymond’s mother. Raymond is the little boy that was bitten by a shark in Makaha, and I know what they need.

I am writing to you in regards to a toy drive and a letter drive for him.

Raymond Senensi 2.

He is doing well and should return to Nanaikapono on Wednesday.

Raymond has seven siblings. His mother, who is our age, is a single mom. Her oldest is eighteen and the rest are little. The youngest is eighteen months I believe.

The insurance won’t cover bandages or pain medication. She has started a gofundme account.

I love gathering toys and letters for Raymond, and I’m meeting his mom to give them to him. He’s so appreciative.

Surrounded by her children, the mother talks about sleepless nights, night terrors, and bandages. She tells me about incontinence and the pain he’s in.  He’s on children’s ibuprofen.

He’s shy and so is she.

They have been so traumatized, and I know well the impact a successful toy and letter drive would have on his recovery.

I know these are the types of things welcomed by the family. They will help a lot in their daily struggle in coping with the incident.

It helps for them to know they are not alone.

Please send toys and letters for Raymond Senensi to:

Inez Larson
84-105 Kiapa Place
Waianae, 96792


Phone: 808-457-7202

GoFundMe Fundraiser for Raymond Senensi’s Medical Bills

Raymond Senensi

Raymond Senensi

Message from Raymond Senensi’s mother, Shirita Luvz Mikey:

This fund is set up on behalf of Raymond Senensi, III.

Raymond was bit by a shark on October 28, 2015 while he was waiting for a wave at Makaha Beach.  He was about 60-70 yards offshore when a shark jumped out of the water and grabbed his right leg and dragged him under water.  Raymond kicked the shark in the nose to free his leg.  When he reached the surface he yelled for help to one of the other surfers in the water who was an off-duty lifeguard.  The lifeguard pushed him on a wave to shore, and when he reached shore the lifeguards treated him until the EMS arrived.  From there he was admitted to Queens Medical Center in serious condition, where he had surgery.
The money is going to medical expenses and medicine that are not covered by insurance. This would mean a lot because it would help me with medical bills. We will be very thankful for any donations received, and it would mean a lot to Raymond to get through his recovery.

Click here to support Raymond.

Wai`anae Moku 2030 Survey

Voices of Waianae

The Wai`anae Economic Development Council was formed with a vision of community improvement through business development.

We work with business owners, aspiring business owners, and community organizations to educate, assist with, or manage businesses or projects that benefit the community through economic growth and financial sustainability. We have community resources who provide services to our community but have been struggling.  We have been UNDERFUNDED by Government agencies for Government mandated services, and in general IGNORED by those outside our community.

This has been going on for DECADES and it’s TIME FOR A CHANGE ! We need to come together as a community in a coordinated effort with one VOICE and a Long Term PLAN to fix these issues. Our DIVERSITY is our strength so if we  bring our ideas, perceptions, experiences, good common sense, and our values together, we can make this happen.

We need your input and would appreciate you completing the attached survey so that we can better understand how our community feels about our issues and look at ways to set the priorities to build a strategic plan to move forward. We sincerely appreciate your participation.

Please click the link below for the on-line survey:

Sharlette L. Poe Executive Director L.E.I. Foundation (808) 202-3772

Mahalo to Waianae High Beautification Volunteers; More Help Sought

Sen Shimabukuro 80AEfforts are on-going to beautify Waianae High.  Special thanks to Manny Madeira and Tommy of West Coast Roofing & Pokai Bay Drive Inn.  Manny and Tommy donated heavy equipment and volunteered their time to clear African kiawe from the football field, and helped to install a water line.  Other volunteers include Cal Domen, David Lam (retired HPD sergeant), Daniel Davis, Ronald Padayhag, and others.

More volunteers are sought to help beautify Waianae High.  For more information, visit this link ( or call Cal Domen at 282-2443.

Cal Domen is seeking volunteers to help beautify Waianae High.  Call him at 282-2443 for more information.  L-R: Cal Domen, Sen. Shimabukuro and her son Keani, and Ronald Padayhag enjoyed breakfast at Burger King after the 2015 Veterans Day Parade.  “Mahalo to Cal, Ron, and Leroy Paredes, who escorted my son and me in the parade in a 1953 Chevy pick up and a 1949 Lincoln 4-door.  I really appreciate the on-going support that these classic car owners have given to our veterans year after year,” Sen. Shimabukuro said.