Komatsubara Receives Award

Don Chapman
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January 12, 2011
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Komatsubara Receives Award

The late Walter Komatsubara, a client of Alan Chinen, was posthumously granted the Symetra Community Champion Award, which was recently accepted by wife Lillian and son Keith, for his contribution to the community. Komatsubara died last June, but had volunteered his services building and maintaining baseball fields for schools. He turned unsafe, weedy, rocky fields into fields of dreams for high school baseball teams and refused gifts or payments for his services. Symetra Financial donated $2,500 to Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation on behalf of Komatsubara. Symetra Life Insurance Company is based in Seattle and sponsors Community Champion Awards annually to clients of agencies that work with Symetra. Pictured (from left) are Kendis Teho of HCCF, Keith Komatsubara, Lillian Komatsubara and Alan Chinen of CAFG.

HPFCU Donates to Lokahi

Hawaii Pacific Federal Credit Union recently collected 118 presents of merchandise and gift cards for the 2010 Lokahi Giving Project. Donations were collected at the main branch in the Ala Moana Building, and at the Pearlridge and Ala Moana branches. A total of 86 gifts were collected and included clothes, toys, board games, bikes, scooters and more. In addition, 32 gift cards for McDonald’s, Times Supermarket, Taco Bell, Foodland and Walmart, to name a few, were donated. Pictured (from left) are Iris Fu, Tracy Yano, Shirley Chun and Tai Filo.

Chaine des Rotisseurs Presents $12,212

The Chaine des Rotisseurs is the world’s oldest and largest international food and wine organization supporting culinary arts. The Honolulu chapter held its annual Christmas banquet at the Kahala Hotel last month and at that time Garrett Saikley, M.D., Bailli, (right) presented a check for $12,212 to new Chaine members M.R.C. Greenwood, UH-Manoa president (center), and Donna Vuchinich, UH Foundation president (left), for scholarships for culinary arts students at Kapiolani Community College.

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