CCH Annual Meeting on October 13

Jennie Peterson forwarded this invitation to Sunday’s CCH meeting. Thank you, Jennie.

CCH_2013_AnnualMeeting_Invite_emailAloha, everyone!  I would like to invite you to the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i’s 2013 Annual Awards & Membership Meeting on Sunday, October 13, from 11 am to 3 pm at Waipao in He‘eia, Kane‘ohe.

Enjoy this beautiful outdoor setting and family-friendly event, and help us celebrate our conservation award honorees.  Meet our awesome board of directors and conservation partners, and join us for an ‘ono lunch, cake, refreshing beverages, and shave ice from Kona Ice ‘Ohana.  Enjoy a musical performance by Waipuna – Kale Hannahs and Matt Sproat.  Participate in keiki nature activities.  Win premium door prizes.  Purchase choice products at great prices in our silent auction and country store – just in time for early holiday shopping.  A suggested donation of $25 will help cover the food and refreshments, and keiki are free!  Non-members are welcome to attend and learn more about CCH.  Come to the windward side, and join us for a fun day with family and friends in the country.  A hui hou!

Directions to Waipao:  If you are coming from town via the Likelike Highway or H-3, drive to Kāne‘ohe and take the HI-83/Kahekili Highway exit ramp. Drive north on Kahekili Highway. At the 4th stop light, turn left at Ha‘ikū Roard. Head mauka (towards the uplands) and look for fluorescent green signs that say “Papahana Kuaola.” You will pass Hui Kū Maoli Ola plant nursery on your right. Continue STRAIGHT on the small private lane that runs between Hu Kū Maoli Ola on the right and He‘eia Preschool on the left. Go up about 1/4 mile and park on the right-hand side in the pull-over area where the information signs are posted. If you are a kupuna or need a shorter access route to drop people off, you may proceed further around the corner and drive down the gravel driveway to the lower drop-off zone.

Sample Silent Auction & Country Store Items:

* Gift cards for Kona Brewing Company gift cards Hawaiʻi Kai and/or Kailua Kona
* Gift certificate to Sabrina’s Restaurant in Kaʻimuki
* Gift certificate to Café Pesto Hilo or Kawaihae
* Gift certificates for delux kayak tour, Kumu Kahua Theatre, Environment Hawaiʻi newsletter, annual family pass to Waimea Valley, and more

* Artwork by John Kelly
* Ahupua‘a giclee by Brook Parker, framed
* Caren Loebel Fried’s framed giclee of Ho‘ailona – the amazing Hawaiian monk seal!
* Ae‘o (stilt) in lo‘i kalo photo on metal by Daniel Clark
* Wyland limited edition lithograph
* Monk seal photos & artwork by John Johnson, Nathan Yuen, & Patrick Ching

* Plushy and educational toys, books, & t-shirts for keiki
* Patagonia gear
* Kuki‘o gift basket
* Ahhh…loha Bath Salts gift basket
* Honey Girl Organics gift basket
* Handmade shell earrings by Kapua Kawelo & others

* Hawaiian honey, local produce, & native plants
* CCH/Patagonia Ho‘ailona organic cotton t-shirts
* Ho‘ailona organic cotton tote bags & note cards
* Books about Hawaiian natural and cultural history

Mission: Conservation Council for Hawai‘i is dedicated to protecting native Hawaiian plants, animals, and ecosystems for future generations.

History
:  A resolution adopted at the 7th Pacific Science Congress in Auckland and Christchurch, New Zealand in February 1949 called for a conservation or nature protection body to be formed in Hawai‘i.  A year later, on August 9, 1950, the Conservation Council for Hawai‘i was formed under the initiative of the staff of the Bernice Pauahi Bishop Museum and others for the purpose of “furthering conservation in its various aspects in the Hawaiian Islands to the end of betterment of human welfare therein.”

Today, CCH is one of the largest wildlife organizations in Hawai‘i with over 5,800 members and supporters who work to protect our unique natural heritage.  CCH is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  Through research, education, service, policy, organizing, and advocacy, CCH works with scientists, government agencies, elected officials, organizations, and local communities to stop the destruction of native wildlife and wild places in Hawai‘i.

Hawai‘i faces increasing pressure on its natural resources.  The onslaught of invasive species, global warming, inadequate funding for conservation, and public indifference are taking a greater toll on our unique environment than ever before.  Mahalo nui loa for your support!

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