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ALSFH Attends 30th Legislature Opening Day

  January 20, 2019, Kailua, HI. The 30th Legislative session opened on Wednesday, January 16, 2019. At 10 AM, the program within the stately Senate floor started with Temporary Chair, Senator Kaiali Kahele (District 1-Hilo) pounding the gavel and calling the Senate to order. The anthems brought attention to the historic meaning of the session opening day to  state governance. Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald swore the elected Senators to office, after which Senate President Ron Kouchi was formally elected. Senator…

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Santa Drops In On ALS Community Holiday Party!

December 26, 2018, Kailua, Hi. On December 18, the Hawaii ALS Community on Oahu held its Annual Christmas/Holiday Party, for the first time on the lanai of the Central 7th Day Adventist Church on Nuuanu Avenue.  It was a beautiful Tuesday afternoon when the Celebrations Committee descended upon the lanai with the trimmings of the decades-long annual event: food, Christmas decor, and raffle prizes!     Assistant Pastor JR Bonilla, who blessed the food, also treated the families to a…

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Hawaii ALS Community Yard Sale This Saturday!

December 13, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The 11th Annual HI ALS Community Yard Sale celebrates two firsts on Saturday, December 15, 2018.  For the first time, the yard sale will be held in wintertime AND organized by the UH JABSOM Department of Communication and Language Disorders graduate students led by Haleigh Smith and Renee Martin. The Department of Communication and Language Disorders (DCLD) trains students in Speech Pathology, a discipline that helps pALS communicate when their speech muscles are affected by…

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ALS Community Holiday Party Set for December 18!

December 4, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The annual Holiday Party for the Hawaii ALS Community is being moved to a new location. The party will be held on Tuesday, December 18, at the front lanai of the Central Seventh-Day Adventist Church on 2313 Nuuanu Ave.  The past 10 years, the party was held at the back lanai of the Philippine Consulate General (PCG) on Pali Highway. The PCG is currently undergoing renovation. The Ad Hoc Celebrations Committee of the HI ALS…

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HiNAMI Recognizes Teaching Volunteers for the 17th Year: ALSFH was there!

November 19, 2018, Kailua, HI.  Since 2001, Hawaii Nurse Advocates and Mentors, Inc. (HiNAMI) has been offering free review classes to graduates of foreign nursing schools to help them pass the RN-NCLEX licensing examinations.  Current teaching and mentoring volunteer staff now include those who have been through these review classes themselves.  Founding President Bea Ramos-Razon is the energy and force behind this long-lasting community service that provides opportunities for professional nurses from academe and health care institutions to help swell…

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2018 Veteran’s Day at the Natatorium War Memorial: ALSFH was there!

November 19, 2018, Kailua, HI. On Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018, Hawaii celebrated the end of World War I with a whole day series of presentations from 6am at the Waikiki Natatorium.  It ended at 8:45 pm with a fireworks immediately after a full orchestra played nostalgia-era standards. Schoen Safotu, Coordinator of the VA Voluntary Services called for volunteers to help at this first ever multi-agency event commemoration of the World War I Centennial. ALSFH President Divina Robillard and…

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Bowling Fundraiser Deemed a Success

November 20, 2018, Kailua, HI.  The first public fundraiser that ALSFH held at the historic Pali Lanes on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in Kailua was described as “successful.”  A grateful and smiling ALSFH President Divina Robillard said,”The rest of the board was reluctant at first because of what looked like a lot of work to be done in so little time. And it was work we had never done before!  But they eventually came around and it got done!”  The…

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ALSFH Presents at Leeward CC Filipino-American History Month Panel Discussion

October 25, 2018, Kailua, HI. October is traditionally celebrated as Filipino-American History month.  For Leeward Community College’s Professor Raymund Liongson, a focus on the Filipino Woman is an appropriate way to understand Filipino-ness.  Thus, “Pinay: the Filipina (Women) American Mind, Voice, and Power” was presented on October 18, 2018 to students and staff. UH Professor Emeritus Dr. Virgie Chattergy discussed how the book, “Pinay: The Culture Bearers of the Filipino Diaspora,” she co-edited with Pepi Nieva was organized around Filipino…

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