Honors and Appointments
'Bigs' recipients announced
Big Brothers Big sisters of Honolulu has announced the recipients of its 2002 "Bigs" of the Year:
Michael Berube, Hawai'i state manager for E.&J. Gallo Winery, the Community-Based Big Brother of the Year.
Marvelle "Kuulei" Laughlin, a semi-retired businesswoman, the Community-Based Big Sister of the Year.
Dean Kakazu, a computer consultant and loan officer, the Site-Based Big Brother of the Year, for work at Kukui Towers.
Linda Siu, a Wai'anae High School senior, the Site-Based Big Sister of the Year; also serving as student coordinator for Kamaile Elementary School's site-based program.
'03 Boy Scout officers named
The 2003 officers of the Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council, have been announced:
Officers: president, Rodney R. Shinkawa, retired president, First Federal Savings and Loan; commissioner, Brig. Gen. Glen I. Sakagawa, general manager, U.S. Postal Service, Honolulu, and commanding general, 29th Infantry Brigade, Hawai'i Army National Guard; and treasurer, Alfred B. Fernandes Jr., a private certified public accountant.
Also announced were new Aloha Council vice presidents: Don E. Carroll, former chairman, Oceanic Time Warner Cable; Clinton R. Churchill, Campbell Estate trustee; Thomas P. Contrades, International Longshore and Warehouse Union, Local 142, Kaua'i, business agent; Roger Drue, president/chief executive officer, Hawai'i Pacific Health; Raymond E. Engle, mediator, Mosten Mediation Center of Hawai'i; Michael J. Fisch, president/publisher, The Honolulu Advertiser; Robert H. Jones, president, Triple J enterprises, Guam; Ronald K. Migita, vice chairman and chief executive officer, City Bank; William W. Paty Jr., Mark A. Robinson Trust trustee; C. Dudley Pratt Jr., retired Campbell Estate trustee; Helen Shirota-Benevides, state Department of Education educator, Big Island; Charles A. Sted, chief financial officer, Hawai'i Pacific Health; Alvin A. Tanaka, president, Pacific Transfer LLC; and Franklin Tokioka, chairman/secretary, Island Holdings Ltd.
Scouts honor 12 adults
The Boy Scouts of America, Aloha Council, also announced the 2002 recipients of the Silver Beaver Award, honoring adult service to youth within the council: Roy Arakaki, (district vice chairman and unit commissioner, Ka'ala District), a Hawai'i Convention Center telecommunications manager; Kathleen Barbieto (training chairwoman, Ko'olau District), a Queen's Medical Center registered nurse; David DeCaires (Kane'ohe Boy Scout Roundtable Commissioner, Ko'olau District), a small-business owner; Alfred Fernandes (council commissioner), private certified public accountant; Rita Guerrero (Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands commissioner), Mount Carmel Church teacher; George Kamimura (Pack 12 cubmaster, Kamehameha District), Hawai'i Biotech Inc. facility and safety manager; Harvey Kim (district committee member, Ka'ala District), chief operating officer, Alu Like Enterprises; Daniel Malakie (Kona Coast District training chairman, Big Island), a Junior ROTC senior Army instructor; Clifton Tod Pingrey (Troop 135, O'ahu, committee chairman), a prisoner-of-war/missing-in-action search-and-recovery leader, U.S. Army; Marcia Prose (cubmaster, Pukahi District, Big Island), a small- business owner; Carol Uchiyama (training chairwoman and crew committee chairwoman), state Department of Education, Helemano School, teacher; and Floresto Vic Villon (Troop 168 scoutmaster, Kaua'i), a Verizon Hawai'i engineer.