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Message from the Board, Ocean Paddler TV, Mauna Lani Xmas Tree Contest

— November 29, 2011 —

Aloha everyone!

Uncle Bo wants to thank you all for a great 2011 season, and for coming down to the General Membership meeting. We all look forward to an even better coming year! If you have any suggestions you’d like to make, please call Uncle Bo at 938-8577.

I’m sure we’ll hear of more “off-season” activities (equipment maintenance, projects for the halau and landscaping, rec and maintenance paddling, etc), so please check our website for what’s happening.

A few things to notice now:

Ironman ran a full page Mahalo ad on Thanksgiving day...there’s a picture of Kai Opua volunteers working the T1 aid station on the pier in the ad!

Ocean Paddler TV is airing their November show and the middle segment highlights the Sunday and Monday races at this year’s Queen Liliuokalani Races. Catch it on OC 16 Tuesday night at 7pm. If your cable station doesn’t have OC 16 you can watch it on your computer, as that station airs live on the internet: Log onto

Airtimes for Ocean Paddler:

  • Mon 6:30 am 
  • Tue 7:00 pm 
  • Wed 1:00 am 
  • Thu 5:00 am and  1:30 pm 
  • Sun 6:30 am 

You can go to  to watch archived shows (last month highlighted the Saturday races at QL, and you can watch Na Wahine o ke kai and Molokai Hoe there as well).

Mauna Lani Christmas Tree Decorating Contest

Non-profit organizations are invited to install and decorate Christmas trees in the lobby area of the Mauna Lani. The trees being displayed are fundraisers, and Aunty Kealai and Uncle Jose Salinas are decorating a Christmas tree for Kai 'Opua. The trees will be going up on Dec 5 and 6. You can visit the display and vote for your favorite....we know which that one will be...right! Voting is from Dec. 6 through Dec. 21. Each vote costs a dollar...but this benefits all the non-profits involved. There are large cash prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.

Uncle Jose has a wonderful vision of the tree and how he’s going to decorate it. For a long time now, he has been weaving fish net ornaments, all color coordinated and significant to Hawaiian culture. Those along with glass balls and fish ornaments are part of his decorating scheme. So please, get in the holiday spirit and help support Jose, Kealai and Kai 'Opua by taking your friends and family up to the Mauna Lani ... and VOTE!


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