Next Meeting: March 14, 2017

NEW LOCATION!      One Ala Moana Condo

Address     One Ala Moana Condo                     Location    Party and Vino Room

Date           Tuesday  14 March 2017                  Time           6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Parking      Park at Ala Moana Shopping Center 4th floor at the old Nordstrom’s garage. take elevator down to 1st floor, walk over to One Ala Moana, and check in with guard.

Costs           $20 for members and guests, $10 for Akisamiyo! members

Latin America report: John Tasato and Steve Sombrero

 

Next Meeting: 15 February 2017

NEW LOCATION!      One Ala Moana Condo

Address     One Ala Moana Condo                     Location    Theatre Room

Date           Wednesday  15 February 2017         Time           6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Parking       Park at Ala Moana Shopping Center

Costs           $20 for members and guests, $10 for Akisamiyo! members

 

Next Meeting: October 1, 2015

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Agenda:

This month’s meeting is a Logistics Meeting for the Taste of Okinawa, which is scheduled for April 30, 2016.

With such a huge and momentous event coming up this meeting will focus on implementing the plans put forth by co-chairs: Roy Irei, Chris Pearce, and Akemi Martin.

 

Date:                October 1, 2015 Thursday

New Time       5-6:30 pm

 

Vineyard Zippy’s  —  59 N. Vineyard Boulevard  532-4211

images-47Parking: Zippy’s lot and Queens Hospital Nuuanu parking lot.  If the chain to Queens Nuuanu lot is up, please exit Zippy’s and make a quick right turn into the Queens lot.

 

Contact Info

Next Meeting: Sept. 10, 2015

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Agenda:

This month’s meeting will be a briefing on the 2016 Taste of Okinawa, which is scheduled for April 30, 2016.

Active discussion will take place after the briefing by co-chairs: Roy Irei, Chris Pearce, and Akemi Martin.

 

Date:       September 10, 2015 Thursday

Time        6-8:30 pm

New Location!

Vineyard Zippy’s  —  59 N. Vineyard Boulevard  532-4211

images-47Parking is in the Zippy’s lot and only in the Queens Medical Center lot.  No parking at Hosoi.

 

Contact Info

Next Meeting: August 13, 2015

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Agenda: Stanley Takamine will speak on the Building of the Hawaii Okinawan Center.

110331_14Stanley Takamine served as Co-Chairman of the committee that built  the Hawaii Okinawa Center.  He is a retired Hawaiian Electric Administrator, Past UOA President that shaped HUOA as we see it today.  While Ed Kuba served as the Fundraising Chair and spoke to us of the fundraising challenges and success, Stan was his boss and went to Okinawa and wooed the businesses and friends that made the fundraising a huge success.

 

Date:       August 13, 2015 Thursday

Time        6-8:30 pm

New Location!

Vineyard Zippy’s  —  59 N. Vineyard Boulevard  532-4211

images-47Parking is in the Zippy’s lot and only in the Queens Medical Center lot.  No parking at Hosoi.

 

Contact Info

Next Meeting: July 9, 2015

Ed Kuba with Senator Jill Tokuda

Ed Kuba with Senator Jill Tokuda

Agenda: Ed Kuba “How a Shy Guy from Kapahulu Became a Born Again Uchinanchu”

Hawaii Okinawan Center, 94-587 Ukee Street

Hawaii Okinawan Center, 94-587 Ukee Street

Ed Kuba is known as the “Father of the Hawaii Okinawa Center.”  This is because under his leadership it was built on tme and on budget.  He coordinated 500 volunteers to raise $9 million in three years.

Date:       July 9, 2015 Thursday

Time        6-8:30 pm

New Location!

Vineyard Zippy’s  —  59 N. Vineyard Boulevard  532-4211

images-47Parking is in the Zippy’s lot and only in the Queens Medical Center lot.  No parking at Hosoi.

 

Contact Info

Next Meeting: June 11, 2015

 

Senator Jill Tokuda

Senator Jill Tokuda  Video

Senator Jill Tokuda will review this past legislative session.  As chair of the powerful Senate Ways and Means Committee she helped passed many important legislation that will affect the local economy and life in Hawaii in general.

This will be a great forum to ask her questions.  On the flip side, please educate her on your business issues and how bills affect your bottom line.  If laws hurt your business, be prepared to explain how laws should be changed or eliminated to help businesses.  Although Legislators do their utmost to make the best decisions, often their efforts hurt businesses because they don’t have the frame of reference since owners do not go down to the Capitol to explain the pros and cons of the issues.  Legislators want to help the public but people need to speak up and make their concerns known.

This is your opportunity to interact with the chair of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.

Because WUB Hawaii is a member of the Hawaii Chamber of Commerce, the 2015 COCH Legislative Report is provided here.  In the report you will learn about specific legislative items that you can bring up for discussion with the Senator.

Senator Jill Tokuda – Hawaii Legislature Website

Jill Tokuda – Personal Website – Background

Interview (2014)  Civil Beat

Video:  Ask Your Senator (2013)

“Palace Intrigue” (mentions Tokuda faction) Civil Beat 

“Hawaii Legislature Passes $26B Budget” Civil Beat

 

Agenda:   Senator Jill Tokuda will review this past legislative session.  Q&A to follow.

Date:         6-8:30 pm  June 11, 2015    Thursday

New Location!

Vineyard Zippy’s  —  59 N. Vineyard Boulevard  532-4211

images-47Parking is in the Zippy’s lot and only in the Queens Medical Center lot.  No parking at Hosoi.