In the last year, the Kahului Rotary Club has fulfilled its motto “Service Above Self” with community giving projects all around Maui. Now it’s time for the organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year.
There will be a special award luncheon for the 2013 Palaka Award on Friday, Aug. 2 at the Kamehameha Gold Club in Waikapu. Before the ceremony, the annual fundraising “golf ball drop” will take place, in which attendees may purchase a golf ball that will be dropped by helicopter onto the green. The owner of the ball making it closest to the hole is eligible for a yet-unnamed prize. Proceeds will go towards the Michael H. Lyons Memorial Scholarship Fund, which provides college scholarships for Maui’s youth.
At the ceremony, the 2013 Palaka Award recipient will be announced and awarded for their long term service. The award honors an outstanding Maui County non-profit organization leader for demonstrated “significant and enduring impact for both the organization they serve and the community.” Nominations for the prestigious award are open until June 30 and can be filled out online at Kahuluirotary.com. Nominees should have a minimum of seven years of service.
Past recipients of the award include Helen Nielsen of Maui Land Trust and Dr. George Martin of the Carden Academy of Maui. Information on event sponsorship, advance reservations for tickets or tables, as well as golf ball ticket sales via Kahului Rotary club members is available on the web site.
For more info go to Kahuluirotary.com or call 808-875-0500.