Representatives from Safeguard Services Inc. and Star Protection Agency will be accepting applications and conducting preliminary interviews for security officer positions at shopping malls, businesses and condominiums. O'ahu WorkLinks, a community-based employment and training program, in partnership with the city, state and others, is sponsoring the recruitment effort, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Makalapa Community Center, 99-102 Kalaloa St., 'Aiea.
Job-seekers must complete an application in person or submit a resume. Other O'ahu WorkLinks sponsors include Alu Like and the Honolulu Community Action Program. The program has seven "one-stop center" locations from Waialua to downtown Honolulu. Appointments: 488-5630.
John Travis, former governor of Toastmasters Area 2, will be guest speaker at a meeting of the Hawai'i Kai Toastmasters Club, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Japan-America Institute for Management Science, 6660 Hawai'i Kai Drive. Guests welcome. 734-7468.
A two-part workshop on long-term-care insurance, sponsored by Financial Management Services, will be offered this week and next at Mililani High School.
One workshop will focus on "What is Long-Term Care?" (myths and facts, and a discussion of levels of care nursing home, assisted living, care home and home healthcare); the other, on "Cost and Financing Long-Term Care" (government financial assistance, such as Medicare and Medicaid; private and self-insurance).
The free workshops are scheduled 6:30 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and Sept. 28. Registration: 622-1634.
HONOLULU CITY AND COUNTY TOASTMASTERS CLUB offers opportunities to improve public and impromptu speaking abilities, noon to 1 p.m., first and third Tuesdays, Honolulu Municipal Building, eighth-floor conference room. Guests welcome. Picture identification required. 527-6797.
The Hawai'i Kai chapter of BUSINESS NETWORK INTERNATIONAL, a networking organization specializing in business referrals among members, will hold a Visitors' Day open house, 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Hawaii Kai Retirement Community, 428 Kawaihae St. Public welcome. Reservations: Natalie Iwasa, 395-3233.
A HAWAI'I STOCK MARKET SIMULATION, simulated buying and selling of funds over a 10-week period, will be offered by the Hawaii Council on Economic Education. Two background workshops are offered: 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Oct. 14 at the University of Hawai'i-Manoa, Watanabe Hall, Room 112. Fee. 956-7009 or www.hawaiisms.com.
ALA MOANA TOASTMASTERS no-host luncheon meetings, with opportunities to improve public- and impromptu-speaking abilities, noon to 1 p.m. Thursdays, Yum Yum Tree restaurant, Ward Centre. Guests welcome. 330-5439.
THE BREAKFAST CLUB, a networking organization for small-business owners and professionals, 7:30 a.m. Thursdays at Sizzler Restaurant, Pearlridge. 456-0222.
The HONOLULU BUSINESS NETWORK, a networking organization for small-business owners and professionals, meets 12:01 to 1:15 p.m. Thursdays at Sansei Seafood Restaurant, Restaurant Row. Information: Tracy Nakashima, 525-6028.
"BUILD YOUR FINANCIAL FUTURE TODAY: PERSONAL FINANCE EDUCATION," a retirement planning seminar, will be offered by Edward Jones financial firm, 10 a.m. Saturday at Keolu Shopping Center, 1090 Keolu Drive, Suite 106-A, Enchanted Lake. Free. Reservations: 263-4784.
APPLE MacINTOSH OS X operating system lecture, demonstration and question-and-answer session for "PC-switchers," new and experienced Mac users, and those who want to sharpen MacIntosh skills noon to 2 p.m. Saturdays, MacMouse ClubHouse, 627 South St., Kaka'ako. Free; no reservations needed. 921-8294 or info@MacMouse.com.
Mark Rolfing, one of Hawai'i's first golf stars, and a strong proponent of the state as a premium golf-destination, will speak on the future of golf as it affects local tourism in a Sept. 28 speech to the SALES & MARKETING EXECUTIVES OF HONOLULU. The dinner meeting will begin with 5:30 p.m. cocktails at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel's Ni'ihau and Lana'i rooms. Rolfing will also share his views on the golf industry and some of the young ocal stars in the sport. Reservations: Roberta Cullen, 537-1158, or www.smehonolulu.com.
The third annual all-industry Hawaii Agriculture Conference, highlighting industry innovations for farmers, ranchers and other industry participants, will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at Hilton Hawaiian Village, Coral Ballroom. Participating in "Agricultural Conference 2004 Changing Times: Enhancing Your Assets" will be national, international and local industry leaders. (Conference organizers have also issued a call for nominations for the first HAWAII AGRICULTURE AWARDS, to be presented at the conference.)
The conference is sponsored by the Hawaii Farm Bureau Federation, state Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Leadership Foundation-Hawaii, and the University of Hawai'i College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources. Fee. 589-2407.
Business meetings of general interest are listed in the "Coming Events" column each Monday. Submit notices at least two weeks in advance: Business Events, Business Section, The Honolulu Advertiser, P.O. Box 3110, Honolulu, HI 96802; fax 525-6763; e-mail email@example.com. (For e-mailed releases, please include information in the body of the message, not in an attachment. )