A New Chapter

by Rosita Viduya Hueu

My service to the Lana’i Alumni and Community Association as past president for seven years and advisor for two years has truly been an exhilarating and an enriching experience.  I hope I have served with humility and to your satisfaction. At this time, I bid you a fond aloha.  I have decided to add a new chapter in my Book of Life. I’m looking forward to blissful moments in journeying generation to generation with my ohana and a continuance of  purposeful service to God, family and friends.
The following are several noteworthy facts I would like to share with you.

  • At the first meeting in 1995, there were one hundred members.  As of February 2011, LACA has a membership of 1,157.
  • In closing our account with PSHF, Lana’i High and Elementary School is the beneficiary of the balance of $9,358.
  • The LACA scholarships and Kiyoshi Mana Minami awards program will now be administered by Lana’i High and Elementary School (LHES) as long as LACA members continue to help in sustaining the program through generous donations.
  • LHES will be responsible in maintaining record of donations as LACA ends its Contributory Club Categories.
  • LACA has existed for sixteen years because of the efficient implementation of guidelines for the various programs and activities by essential coordinators,  networks, member volunteers, and non-members.

LACA owes a debt of gratitude:

  • to past administrations and directors
  • to entertainers who unselfishly gave of their time and talents at events either at no charge, or at minimal cost in Las Vegas, Oahu, Lana’i and Maui.
  • to its members, Lana’i retailers and supporters (non Lanaians).
  • Lana’i Invitational Golfers for their LACA Fund annual donation derived from their Putting Contest.
  • to Robert Kinoshita, owner and president of Kula Sand, LLC, who has provided resources and the use of a modular building at 1064 Sand Island Parkway as “Home for the Lana’i Alumni and Community Association” and a sanctuary for Lanaians.

My heartfelt mahalo nui loa and love to my relatives and family for their unconditional support, personal sacrifices, and especially to my husband Jacob Hueu who has been my tower of strength from the 1980’s with the Lana’i Alumni Association which evolved in 1995 into the Lana’i Alumni and Community Association.

To each of you, thank you very much for your friendship, trust, and confidence through the decades! Best wishes, good luck, and much success to the board of directors and general membership in LACA’s future endeavors!

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