Officers, awards and grants
Chinese group installs officers
Diane Wong has been installed as president of the Organization of Chinese American Women. Other officers include Lei Ahu Isa, vice president; Jane Pang, recording secretary; Rena Ochse, corresponding secretary (ex-officio); Juliette Ling, treasurer; Blossom Tyau, parliamentarian; Patricia Lau, budget and finance; Phyllis Shea, auditor; Vivian Young, historian; Sandra Hagen, membership; Queenie Mow Chee, courtesy; Yun Soong Jim, nomination; Gladys K. Lee, publicity; and Shirley Chung, communications.
Macy's donates $372,432
Macy's Hawai'i has given $372,432 to Aloha United Way, the American Cancer Society, The Hawai'i Foodbank, and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hawai'i, Maui and the Big Island. Macy's raised the money through its "More Community" campaign.
Macy's West chairman and CEO Robert L. Mettler said, "We are pleased to implement this campaign to fund-raise for the four participating nonprofit agencies. During this hard economic climate, donations to nonprofits are down and these contributions come at an especially needy time."
Bonsai group elects officers
The Hawai'i Bonsai Association's newly elected officers for 2003-2004 are: President Sam Yamada, Vice President Keith Schultz, Recording Secretary Matt Arashiro, Corresponding Secretary Ted Tsukiyama and Treasurer Allan Totoki.
Student wins scholarship
Peggy Leung of Honolulu has been honored as a recipient of the Jonathan Baldwin Turner Scholarship at her school, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Leung graduated from Maryknoll High School and is majoring in food science and human nutrition. The scholarship was established by the university's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.
SAT score garners $1,500
Alexia Rivas, a junior at Kailua High School, has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from College Connections Hawai'i, a nonprofit organization that provides preparation for standardized tests. Rivas edged out other candidates for the award because she improved the most on her SAT score, raising it 310 points.
Hospice Hawai'i gets $17,500
Hospice Hawai'i, a community-based, nonprofit organization that provides care for the terminally ill, has received money from several groups. The Frear Eleemosynary Trust awarded Hospice $10,000 to help underwrite the cost of its Children's Bereavement Program. The Hung Wo and Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation donated $3,500 for general use. First Insurance employees collected and donated more than $4,000 in gifts in response to Hospice's Holiday Memorial Campaign.
Support group awarded grant
Lanakila, a not-for-profit organization that supports physically or cognitively challenged people, has been awarded a $5,000 grant by the Hawai'i Hotel Association for participating in Charity Walk.
Golf event raises money
The Louis Vuitton Golf Cup 2003 Hawaii Charity Tournament on Jan. 11 raised $128,000 to benefit The Hawai'i International Film Festival and the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific. The annual charity tournament has provided more than $2 million for Hawai'i's nonprofit organizations that promote the arts and culture in Hawai'i.
Humanities get $52,312
The Hawai'i Council for the Humanities, a program of the National Endowment for the Humanities, has awarded eight grants totaling $52,312 in support of humanities projects for the public.
The Bishop Museum received a $25,000 grant; The Melville Society got grants of $3,593 and $3,652; the Hawai'i Council of Teachers of English and the Hawai'i Writing Project was awarded $10,345; $2,222 went to the University of Hawai'i-Manoa Library; $2,500 was awarded to 'A'A Arts; the Salt Lake/Moanalua Public Library and Friends of the Library of Hawai'i received $2,500; and $2,500 was given to Children's Literature Hawai'i and the UH-Manoa Department of English.