Below are the last 10 columns written by Guest writer

Supporting Shriners Hospital

Wednesday - January 25, 2012
By Dorina Badget

By Dorina Badget, High Priestess,
LOSNA Hawaii Court No. 60

The Ladies’ Oriental Shrine of North America (LOSNA) is an international nonprofit organization that is committed to supporting the children of Shriners Hospitals for Children network.


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Inspiring New Leaders

Wednesday - January 18, 2012
By Marie Parducho

By Marie Parducho, Member and Former Co-Vice President, FAMES

The Filipino-American Multi-Ethnic Society (FAMES) is committed to mentoring, educating and motivating leaders in the community.

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Addressing Abuse

Wednesday - January 11, 2012
By Kata Issari

When Mariska Hargitay began playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit more than a decade ago, the content of the scripts opened her eyes to the epidemic of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse.


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Stamping Out Violence

Wednesday - January 04, 2012
By Steve McLaughlin

By Steve McLaughlin

The Kupale Domestic Safety & Assault Prevention Program for Women and Children is a modern and updated course presented and supported by Hawaii Zenyo Jujutsu Kai. Our original program began here in Hawaii in 1926 and was taught by the famous martial artist and massage therapist, professor. H.S. Okazaki.

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Guiding Victims To Safety

Wednesday - December 28, 2011
By Leslie Cintron

By Leslie Cintron,
Representative, Ala Kuola

Founded in 2006, the mission of the Hawaii Family Law Clinic, doing business as Ala Kuola, is to assist victims of domestic violence to attain safety, peace and healing.

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Providing Slippers, Toys And More

Wednesday - December 21, 2011

By Lynn Vasquez, president and co-founder,
The Slippah Foundation

Six years ago on an online bulletin board, the question “What do you want for Christmas?” was asked. I answered, “I wish for all the children of Mayor Wright Housing to have a pair of rubber slippers so they won’t have to go barefoot.”

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Impacting Learning Through Service

Wednesday - December 14, 2011
By Merle Okino O’Neill

By Merle Okino O’Neill,
Executive Director, Youth Service Hawaii

Most of you have probably participated in some type of community service. But how many of you know how service learning can improve student achievement and engagement, while helping youths develop life skills?

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Aloha Chapter Is Here To Help

Wednesday - December 07, 2011
By Daniel Ward

By Daniel Ward, MPA, PR & Volunteer
Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association

The holidays are a season when families gather to spend quality time with each other. It is also a time that can raise serious questions about the cognitive health of aging family members.

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Student Actors Learn, Have Fun

Wednesday - November 30, 2011
By MJ Matsushita

By MJ Matsushita,
Technical Director, KHSPAC

Drugs, gangs, homelessness and suicide: These are a few of the issues some of our students have to deal with on a day-today basis. Kaimuki High School Performing Arts Center (KHSPAC) is one place many of our troubled kids can come for a safe haven. KHSPAC is a place where they can express themselves.

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Helping Oahu’s Public Schools

Wednesday - November 23, 2011

By Kathie Wells, Founder
Community Helping Schools

Did you know that many of Hawaii’s public school teachers have to use money out of their own pockets to buy school supplies for their classrooms and students? This includes basic supplies such as dry erase markers, notebooks and pencil sharpeners. With programs getting cut and budgets limited, Hawaii’s public schools do not have the extra funds to provide their classrooms with the necessary supplies needed to teach.

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