The board of directors meet at LACA Hawaii, 1064 Sand Island Parkway, the second Wednesday in June, August, September, November, February, March, April or May depending when the Annual Membership Social is held. The function of the board is to formulate the goals of the Lana’i Alumni and Community Association, to plan its programs, and to manage its operation.
It’s been gratifying welcoming incoming first-time directors and the return of past personnel. Installed as incoming directors on May 12 at LACA Hawaii were returnees: Marge Morita Asato, Rosita Viduya Hueu, Nickie Morita Oshiro, and Ruth Fukushima Nakasone. They join incumbents: Coochie Tanodra Cayan, Donna Reyes Ching, Monica Cockett, Suzanne Pascua Damian, Bruno Oroyan, Jean Piena, Susana Sanchez Kincaid (Lanai), Linda Pascua Degamo (Lanai), and Bill Ruidas (Maui). Sports Coordinator Jacob Hueu serves as Security when the board meets.
The meetings since last year have been conducted on rotation by a Director/Facilitator and will continue until volunteers step forward and serve as officers for the vacant positions. Coochie Cayan is Recording Secretary, Donna Ching is Treasurer and Rosita Hueu, is Adviser. Positions open are: President, Vice President, Corresponding Secretary. If you would like to give it a try, contact anyone on the board.
What use to be simple refreshments at the end of the meetings has now evolved into potluck dinners topped with talking stories about “before time in Lana’i” and catching up on the latest happenings with family, classmates and friends. You’re welcome to attend the meetings and enjoy the bounty of food.
LACA has been fortunate in having Robert Kinoshita, owner and president of Kula Sand, LLC, furnish the meeting site for LACA. We also deeply appreciate the assistance and support from the Kula Sand personnel. Thank you very much!
Ho’omana’o Makou’o Lana’i! Lana’i, We Remember!