Thank you to all who joined us to honor Heather Lusk and Rotary District 5000 at our 13th Annual Dinner on Thursday, March 2, 2017 at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Tapa Ballroom. Having you with us as we celebrated our incredible honorees made the night very memorable.
The event kicked off with fellowship and cocktail hour entertainment by Jon Yamasato and Darin Leong. To open the program, we shared a special greeting from U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, the event’s Honorary Chair, who was unable to attend. Next, a touching video by Roy Kimura of Vertigo Projects highlighted how collaboration between providers can help individuals overcome challenges, including homelessness. To complement an amazing Hawaiian luau dinner, guests enjoyed the performances of Kumu Hula Hiwa Vaughn and Halau Hula Ka Lehua Tuahine.
After dinner, our honorees were gifted with unique Hawaiian chants written especially for each of them. These chants were presented by Mahealani Wong and Marques Marzan. In addition to this, honorees received a handcrafted feather lei, koa bowl and special certificate from Senator Schatz. The night concluded with the announcement of our Opportunity Drawing winners. And, like most local parties, guests stayed long after it was over to talk story and catch up with old friends.
Mahalo to the following sponsors and supporters for helping us put this event together and for your continued support of our work in the community!
Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.
Cades Schutte LLP & The Cades Foundation
First Hawaiian Bank
Hawaiian Electric Company
Hung Wo & Elizabeth Lau Ching Foundation
Imanaka Asato LLLC
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
Monarch Insurance Services, Inc.
The Queen’s Medical Center
Akamine, Oyadomari & Kosaki CPAs, Inc.
Al & Sharon Pattison
American Savings Bank
Bank of Hawaii
Chun Wah Kam Noodle Factory, Inc.
Colliers International – Hawaii
Cronin, Fried, Sekiya, Kekina & Fairbanks
Elite Parking Services
Goodsill Anderson Quinn & Stifel
Hawaii Dental Service
Hawaii Pacific Health
Hawaii Receivables Management LLC
Hawaiiana Group Incorporated
Robbie & Cindy Alm
The Limtiaco Consulting Group
Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa
Bar Leather Apron
Dale A. Yasunaga
Creative Concepts by Jeff (for the stage floral design)
Four Seasons Resort O‘ahu at Ko Olina
Hawaiian Chip Company (for the favors)
ILWU Local 142
Jon Yamasato & Darin Leong (for the cocktail hour music)
Joseph and Jan Sam
Keith Uehara Photography (for the photography)
Lemke Chinen & Tanaka CPAs
Mutual of America
The Papaya Exchange
Pono and Dawn Shim
Representative Della Au Belatti
Slovin & Ito
Sylvia Foures (for the graphic designs of event material)
Vertigo Projects and Roy Kimura (for the video production)