The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce will honor leaders from Maui’s Filipino community June 16 at the 2016 Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards, which will be held at Maui Beach Hotel. The prestigious Gintong Pamana (Golden Heritage) Leadership Award will be presented to six outstanding individuals. The Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce Foundation also will award $1,000 scholarships each to select high school seniors and to a recipient from the Maui Culinary Academy at University of Hawaii Maui College.
“The awardees have demonstrated dedication in their respective fields–from health care, culture & arts, hospitality and community service,” said Maui Filipino Chamber of Commerce President Kit Zulueta. “We hope you can help us honor them at our awards night as it promises to be a special night for all.”
The 2016 awardees are: Zacarias G. Asuncion, a retired surgeon who now dedicates his life to volunteer medical work; Uluwehi Guerrero, Kumu Hula and multi-award winning Hawaiian music recording artist; Vincent L. Gusman, humanitarian and leader of the Maui Masonic Lodge; Rick Nava, public servant and accomplished businessman; Ronaldo Santos, Food and Beverage Manager at the Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club and community supporter; and Melanie Vallejos, dentist and leader of community development projects.
The Chamber’s Gintong Pamana Committee, with help from a panel of judges, will also give a special award to one of the recipients, which will be announced that evening.
The public can attend the Gintong Pamana Leadership and Scholarship Awards banquet by purchasing a $50 ticket online at Mauifilipinochamber.com/gintongpamana or by calling Event Chair Jeana Gamboa at 808-419-1617.
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