Small, locally operated credit unions provide personal service. All locally founded, the island’s six credit unions serve only Kauai. With more than 55,000 members and over 50 community volunteers on their boards and committees, the total assets of locally born Kauai credit unions is $800 million combined.
One Kauai student is helping others connect with the community through volunteer service. Island School senior Emily Sullivan organized a community service fair Tuesday. About 180 students from Island School, Kauai High and Hawaii Technology Academy attended the fair at the Wilcox Gymnasium on Island School’s Puhi campus.
The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration’s automated rain gauge at Mount Waialeale reported more than 14 inches of rainfall in a 24-hour period on Wednesday. The North Wailua Ditch gauge reported more than three inches in the same period, and Hanalei received about two inches.
The gray, rainy weather mirrored the solemn reflection of Island School’s students, while Landon McNamara’s popular anti-violence song, “Loss For Words,” played over the loudspeakers in Wilcox Gymnasium.
Celebrate family music at a special event this week. The 2018 Spring Slack Key Day festival will bring local musicians and families together Wednesday to share their love of Hawaiian-style music, in the campus of All Saints Episcopal Church in Kapaa.