Waianae Boys and Girls Club is urgently seeking volunteer manpower to help with tree trimming & drainage maintenance


I recently got this photo and email from Lana Yahiku-Keamo:

Praying a great turn out especially for the quarterly drain cleaning in the confined space. That requires a certain type of training from companies like grace pacific.

Please see the attached picture as it shows a big branch that cracked from the recent strong winds. The branch is hanging close to the clubhouse over the parking lot. My staff sent this to me during his teen leadership car wash. They had to cone off 3 stalls to prevent any injuries in the event the branch fell.

I really appreciate all your Kokua and spreading of the word. 

Additional information is in this forwarded message:

From: Lana Keamo <lkeamo@bgch.com>

Date: March 16, 2016 at 3:01:42 PM HST

Subject: Need Your Kokua!

Aloha Maile,

…We need your kokua! As you know BGCH is committed to the maintenance of the Club Facility and the surrounding grounds. Although the roof maintenance is part of building requirements, the situation has become very severe as the 100 year old trees continue to close in and overhang the BGCH Building. The Clubhouse roof and gutter systems are being impacted by the overhanging tree branches, dropping leaves and wood debris onto the roof area. While maintenance of the grounds is also a responsibility of BGCH, the trees are a very special problem requiring special equipment and expertise and supervision.

…We are requesting…help in the management of the tree growth by pruning the overhanging branches and moving the ‘tree shadow’ back from the building structure. Followed by a semiannual trimming of the growth to maintain a modest separation of tree and building.

Recently, the City of Honolulu approached the DOE to assist the city in maintaining an extensive concrete drainage structure running along the edge of the School Buildings as well as BGCH Building. DOE accepted this agreement, advising BGCH to participate in maintaining the portion running along the BGCH building area. 

The trench structure in question, under HIOSH definition would be considered a ‘confined space’. The ‘confined space’ designation requires training and special planning before entering the space to perform work activities. The concrete structure is below grade with vertical walls (open top), and runs several hundred feet, adjacent to the public road, and protected, on two sides, by an approximately 36 inch chain link fence…BGCH does not… [have the necessary skills and training for this work].

Please help BGCH get the support and help we need to address the above maintenance issues.

Much Mahalo for your continued support.

For more information, contact:

Lana Keamo

Clubhouse Director

Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii-Waianae

85-165 Plantation Road, Waianae HI 96792

808-696-2754 (office)

808-696-7420 (fax)

Email: lkeamo@bgch.com

Website: http://www.bgch.com

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.”

Visit by the Air Line Pilots Association, International

The Air Line Pilots Association, International Legislative Affairs Committee members came to visit today to discuss ongoing negotiations with Hawaiian Airlines pilots.

Here’s an article about recent and ongoing activities by the Hawaiian Airlines pilots in the news: https://www.staradvertiser.com/…/hawaiian-airlines-pilots-…/

Photo: Chairman D. Franklin Worthen and First Officer Reid Emminger with Senator Maile ShimabukuropILOTS

Life or Meth 2016 Video Contest Feb. 15-May 21 2016

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PAAC Program and Scholarship

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Annual Native Hawaiian Convention Set for October 2016 – Save the Date!


Kapolei, HI—The Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) is set to host the 15th Annual Native Hawaiian Convention from October 10-12, 2016 at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel & Resort in Honolulu. The event is one of the largest statewide and national gatherings of Native Hawaiian organizations, leaders, cultural practitioners, policy makers, and community members. Hosting guests from Hawaii and across the country, the 2015 convention welcomed over 500 attendees during its three days of events and forums featuring discussions on health, housing, Hawaiian Homes, philanthropy, education and more. In its 15th year, CNHA aims to continue its success of convening the voices and priorities of the Hawaiian community while celebrating its milestone of 15 years of service to the Hawaiian community.


In addition to policy caucuses, workshops and breakout sessions on a variety of topics, the convention also features the popular Marketplace, highlighting Native Hawaiian practitioners, artists, crafters, and designers with local products for sale. Vendors this year will enjoy sharing their products with convention attendees and the Sheraton Hotel guests occupying the more than 1,600 rooms.

“As we prepare for this year’s convention, I am reflecting on CNHA’s journey over the last 15 years. Workshops, grant trainings, policy advocacy, leadership development – there has been so much growth within the Hawaiian community over the last 15 years”, shared Michelle Kauhane, CNHA President & CEO.

CNHA is preparing to welcome attendees and is looking forward to celebrating 15 amazing years of progress.

For anyone interested in sponsorship opportunities for this year’s convention, partnership packages are available at http://www.hawaiiancouncil.org/our-programs/convention/ . Registration for the event will be announced later in the year. For more information on the Annual Native Hawaiian Convention, please email info@hawaiiancouncil.org


CNHA is a national network of Native Hawaiian Organizations, providing assistance in accessing capital and technical resources, and is a policy voice on issues important to Native Hawaiian communities. Its mission is to enhance the cultural, economic, political, and community development of Native Hawaiians.  


For more information about CNHA please contact us at 808.596.8155, toll-free at 1.800.709.2642, by e-mail at info@hawaiiancouncil.org, or at www.hawaiiancouncil.org.


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