Child Protection Reform Roundtable, with co-convenors Sen. Suzanne Chun Oakland and Rep. Dennis Arakaki, noon-1 p.m., State Capitol, Room 329. Agenda: Governors legislative package, department initiatives: Department of Human Services (Susan Chandler), foster board payments, multiagency coordinators, funding substance abuse treatment, OHANA conferencing, childrens payment and Department of Health (Loretta Fuddy), public health nurses (vacancies), Healthy Start (emergency appropriations bill and biennium budget request 2001-2003), funding substance abuse treatment; discussion of Legislatures bills and resolutions: blueprint for change, CPA assault penalties, case caps for CPS workers, child support to be paid for foster parent/caregivers, intrafamilial child sexual abuse, kinship care, mandated reporting, sexual assault; other business: medical case management update (Dr. Vicky Scneider, KMC). 586-6130.
Hawaii Youth Services Legislative Breakfast, opportunity for students to talk with Hawaii state legislators about youth issues, $15 fee; call for more information. 531-2198.
Board of trustees of the Employees Retirement System meeting, 1:30 p.m., City Financial Tower, 201 Merchant St., Suite 1400; agenda includes: Segal Co. five year experience study, application for ordinary, service-connected and noncontributory-service connected disability retirement.
Paul Bragg free exercise class, 9-10:30 a.m. Monday-Saturday, Fort DeRussy lawn, next to the Army Museum. In its 30th year, all ages welcome, conducted by Braggs daughter, Pat.
Parity Educational Forum, forum by the Mental Health Association of Hawaii, speakers, Paul Samuels, Legal Action Center, Washington, D.C., and Ken Libertoff of the Vermont Association of Mental Health. 521-1846.
Public Information Meeting on utilizing nighttime work for Kalanianaole Highway construction, 7 p.m., Kalani High School cafeteria, 4680 Kalanianaole Highway. 587-2345.
"Small Business 2001: Strategies to Return Prosperity to Hawaiis Business Climate," 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Ala Moana Hotel, Hibiscus Ballroom; entrepreneurs to talk about "strategies for success": Dana Gray of Oils of Aloha, Randy Lee of Chocks TV & Appliances and Carol Ai May of City Mill; keynote speaker, Steve Forbes; "A Bipartisan Blueprint for Economic and Investment Prosperity in 2001," by Senate President Robert Bunda (D), former House Majority Leader Ed Case (D), House Minority Leader Galen Fox, Senate Vice President Colleen Hanabusa (D), Senate Minority Floor Leader Fred Hemmings (R) and Rep. Mindy May; also speaking, Robin Campaniano of AIG Hawaii and Lowell Kalapa, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii; public welcome; reservations required. 396-1724.
Breakfast with U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, effects on Hawaii of the hotly contested presidential election and the 50-50 split in the Senate, address to members of the Chamber of Commerce, 7-8:30 a.m., Halek¬lani Hau Terrace, Waikiki; $25 cost; call Kim Mills for reservations. 545-4329.
Newcomers Club of Honolulu, a womans social organization aimed at acquainting new residents in the Honolulu area, giving a welcome coffee 10 a.m. at a private residence; also, lunch 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at the Hale Koa Hotel; call for details. 528-6986.
"The New Direction of the IRS," free seminar and public forum conducted by the Citizen Advocacy Panel and the American Society of Women Accountants, 9 a.m.- noon, The HEI Training Center, Pacific Tower, Room 805, 1001 Bishop St.; public comment invited on issues relating to IRS policy, procedures and customer service; tax professionals may receive three continuing education credits by attending; call to register or for information. (888) 912-1227.
Kakoo Ohana Paahao, support/-activity group for families of current or former inmates, ex-inmates and all community members who want to change tomorrow by being proactive today, 6:30 p.m. every Friday at Queen Liliuokalani Childrens Center, 1300 Halona St. 833-7694.
"Election 2000: The Final Spin," perspectives on the presidential election, from a political standpoint, by professor Dan Boylan, and where the media is concerned, by professor Tom Brislin, 7 p.m.; public welcome; free; call for location. 956-6934.
Alcoholics Anonymous, call 946-1438 for meeting in your area.
Al-Anon, for family and friends of alcoholics; call for meeting in your area. 948-2666.
Narcotics Anonymous, call 734-4357 for meeting in your area.
Alzheimers Association-Honolulu Chapter, 591-2771.
Diabetes Support Group for young adults, The Queens Medical Center, 537-7117.
Disordered Eating for women and teens with eating disorders. 262-3345, 262-7922.
Overeaters Anonymous, 737-3469.
National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association Support Group, 372-1991.
Bereavement Support Groups, Castle Medical Center, 263-5343; St. Francis Medical Center, 547-6011. Hospice Hawaii (adults and children groups), 924-9255.
To list your community meeting in the Community Calendar, send notices to Community Calendar, City Desk, Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802. Fax: 525-8037.
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