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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 27, 2002

Bahai elects 9 to assembly

The new Baha'i spiritual assembly for the island was elected Sunday, with nine people chosen in an electoral process that prohibits any campaigning, nominations or electioneering.

The faith community, which also has no clergy, elected Violet Acedillo, Lillian Chou, Frank Hernandez, Byron Hobdy, Lynne Ellen Hollinger, Carol O'Neill, Craig Quick, Patrick Roberts and Bijan Yeganeh to handle administrative affairs of the 1,000-member community here.

Adult daycare ready to open

Two local churches are planning to open adult daycare programs.

On Wednesday, Unity Church will open its Kahumai Golden Age Day Care, with hours from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

It's open to any adult who is not bedridden, and not just seniors — "anyone who needs special assistance," said Maria Schlemmer, vice president of Kahumai Corp.

Unity Church, at 3608 Diamond Head Circle, will offer nurses and certified aides and meals as part of the program. The cost is $12 per hour. For information, call 737-9336 or www.kahumai.com.

Central Union Church is also gearing to open up an adult daycare center, probably sometime this summer, at its new Family Life Center facility, managed by Arcadia Elder Services.

Benefit tourney set for May 23

Last year's Golf for Goodness Sakes and Fun benefit drew 140 duffers, said Ron Ching, Central Union Church's associate pastor. This year, the Oahu Association of United Church of Christ benefit is expecting even more people at the May 23 event at the Ala Wai Golf Course.

There will be a shotgun start at 12:30 p.m. The $135 entry fee covers green fees, cart, lunch, snack, cold drinks and a seven-course dinner at Hee Hing.

The beneficiaries, which last year received a total $20,000, are Nu'u Ministries, Camp Lani Kamaha'o and a scholarship fund for seminary students.

For more information, call 440-3007 or 791-5631.