Friday, June 21 from 5:30 - 8:30pm at the historic Waimea Theater.
Learn about their Community Projects and hear a message from Mayor Carvalho.
Heavy pupus provided by Wrangler's Steakhouse.
$10/person (No charge for Keiki 12 and under)
PLEASE RSVP by June 19th.
651-5744 or 246-8727 or email Sherri@leadershipkauai.org.
We hope to see you there!
And the WINNERS Are...
Adult Category Winners
For an evening of great food, joyous celebration, and wonderful entertainment, click here to visit the Ho`okanaka Awards website for more details and to buy your tickets to this exciting once-a-year event!
"Let Us Lead" Luncheon - Sunday, April 28With big Mahalos to Princess Cruises, we are once again able to host an incredible luncheon and afternoon aboard the Sea Princess while it is docked in Nawiliwili from 10:30am to 1:30pm on Sunday, April 28!
Please note - We must provide proper ID to Princess Cruises by April 14, so don't delay!
Call Sherri Patrick at (808) 651-5744 or email her at Sherri@leadershipkauai.org for tickets today!
MAHALO NUI LOA to everyone who provided us with the opportunity to raise funds for Leadership Kauaʻi at this past weekendʻs Wellness Expo!
Thank you so much to Char Ravelo & Fran Becker (Wellness Expo coordinators), our alumni and supporters who donated food/supplies and a special note of gratitude to Brenda Jose, Keith Yap, Lana Spencer, Ed Sancious, Royce Kawabata, Mark Hubbard and Tom Lodico for giving your time and talents to feed the masses which in turn feeds our youth and adult program!
Aloha LK Alumni and Ohana!
We are excited to be participating in the upcoming Wellness Expo and need your kokua!
Alumni Brenda Jose and Keith Yap have graciously volunteered to operate the food booth at the Expo on behalf of Leadership Kaua`i. This will be a fun activity that will help us raise some much-needed funds! Here's how you can help:
1) Donate one or more of the following items:
2) Volunteer your time to help set-up and to help during the event at the Kaua`i Memorial Convention Hall:
Friday, February 8th
4p - 7p Set-up and Prep
Saturday, February 9th
7:30a - 11:00a
11:00a - 2:30p
2:30p - 6p
Sunday, February 10th
7:30a - 11:00a
11:00a - 2:30p
2:30p - 6p
For more information, or to offer your kokua, please contact Brenda Jose via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
This was the first community service project from our 2012 Pi'ina Hoku Youth Class! As a group, they decided they wanted to help introduce various sports activities to our island keiki (ages 4 - 13) who might not otherwise have the opportunity. Please see the flyer below for details. The event was a HUGE SUCCESS!! Mahalo to the entire 2012 Adult and Pi'ina Hoku Class, and the staff & alumni who showed up to help!
We also extend a HUGE MAHALO to Daniel Hamada and the staff & faculty at Kapa'a High School for making their facilities available for this effort!
Our new adult class of leaders for 2013 completed an 8-hour Orientation on August 31st in Hanapēpē. Our students come from Kapaʻa to Kekaha with a wide range of background and experiences. We ended our day by participating in our islandʻs unique cultural practice of harvesting paʻakai (salt)! Mahalo to Aunty Millie Wellington of the Kauaʻi Philippine Cultural Center and Thomas Nizo of the Kapahu ʻOhana for sharing your manaʻo and resources with us!
Our next session is scheduled for September 14th and 15th at Hui o Lakaʻs CCC Camp in Kōkeʻe for more team building, an introduction to Kouzes and Posnerʻs 5 Practices of Exemplary Leadership and selecting a community project to work on together for the next 9 months.
Here's our awesome 2013 Adult Class...
Front Row (L-R): Stephen Tangalin (Network Specialist); Thomas Nizo - Alumni LK Class of 2010; Pua Chin (Executive Administrator); Sean Texeira (Executive Protocol Officer); John Jensen (Seeds Processing Manager).
Middle Row (L-R): Melissa McFerrin (Executive Administrator/Festival Coordinator); Kalawaiʻa Lee (Program Specialist III); Amanda Gregg (Writer/Journalist); Gabriel Legacy (Community Representative); Royce Kawabata (Project Specialist)
Third Row: (L-R): Jonathan Kalk (Institutional Researcher); Dennis Rowley (Range Complex Sustainment Coordinator)
Friday, June 15, 10AM - 1PM
Come join our 2012 Adult class in celebrating their graduation and community project accomplishments!
FEATURED KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Henk Rogers, Founder & Chairman
Blue Planet Foundation
The ceremony including community service project presentations begins promptly at 10AM. Keynote at 12 noon.
Luncheon* at 12:30.
SORRY - Our deadline for purchasing a lunch ticket is now passed. However, please consider joining us for the ceremony portion, including keynote speaker, from 10AM - 12:30. (Only $10 at the door - lunch NOT included)
Mahalo to everyone who attended our first-ever Ho`okanaka Awards Ceremony on May 5! In front of a crowd of more than 200 people, we honored 29 nominees submitted from around Kaua`i, and presented 5 Adult and 5 Youth Awards. Attendees of the event were also treated to a great buffet dinner and entertainment throughout the evening by Na Hoapapa, Paul Togioka, Tommy & Malia Tokioka, the Halau Ka Lei Mokihana, Puni Patrick, and a rockin' finishing set by Kanihou. Mahalo to all the entertainers and volunteers who donated their time to help us celebrate! For more detailed information on the awards process and to see the complete list of winners, please click here.
You can also see more photos in our MidWeek Kaua`i article here.
Again, Mahalo Nui Loa to everyone who helped make this event a success!
Remember, last year, Mayor Carvalho proclaimed the entire month of May as "Leadership on Kaua`i" month. Well... it wasn't just May 2012 - it was EVERY May!
This year, please help us continue the tradition by celebrating the wonderful leadership we find every day around our island community.
The 2nd Annual Ho`okanaka Award Nomination process is now open. The deadline to nominate someone is Monday, March 4 by 5pm HST.
Then... the Award Ceremony & Dinner will be Saturday, May 4 at the Kaua`i Beach Resort.
To download and submit a nomination form, and to buy your tickets to this once-a-year gala event, please visit http://thehookanakaawards.blogspot.com/.
We look forward to your participation!
Each and every Leadership Kaua`i class chooses a class motto. The 2012 Adult Class chose the following phrase:
“Ho`okanaka! E laule`a me ka mālama `ana i Kaua`i!”
(Be someone! Celebrate caring for Kaua’i!)
It's important to understand that the phrase "Ho`okanaka!" has a larger meaning than merely the simple translation of "Be someone." It means to be someone in the largest sense possible - to make a difference for the future, for the community, and even for the world.
Each class also splits into 3 smaller groups to develop 3 community service projects. One of the groups decided that there should be an annual awards ceremony to recognize and honor leaders who do important work throughout Kaua'i. From this, the idea of an annual leadership awards ceremony was born and the team decided to name the awards after the key phrase from their class motto "Ho'okanaka". The date of May 5 was picked for the awards ceremony... one month prior to their Leadership Kaua`i graduation in June.
As the plan developed, we had discussions with Renae Hamilton of the YWCA who has been holding annual awards, also in May, to recognize women leaders, and another idea was born - the team decided to ask the Mayor to proclaim the entire month of May as a special month to recognize "Leaders on Kaua`i". So, in a special proclamation outside the Mayor's office on Tuesday, January 24, Mayor Carvalho proclaimed May as "Leadership on Kaua`i Month" (see photos).
On May 5, Leadership Kaua'i will kick-off the monthlong celebration of leadership with our Ho'okanaka Awards dinner & ceremony, and the YWCA will conclude the month on May 31 with their women leadership awards & ceremony luncheon.
We look forward to everyone, island-wide helping us celebrate and honor all of our wonderful leaders throughout Kaua`i.
Please read about our Ho'okanaka Awards and nominate someone by the deadline of February 28 by clicking the link in the right-hand column of this page. Then, sign-up to attend our Awards dinner and ceremony. The team is planning that it will be a "not-to-be-missed, Academy Awards style" event! We hope to see you there!
Here's a Video and a couple of photos of the Mayor's proclamation.