Happenings for Sunday, November 24, 2002

• Kaua’i Visitors Bureau luncheon is coming • UH’s Dobelle to address Chamber • MV Infinity calls twice on Nawiliwili • Meeting on tourism impacts set for Lihu’e • Crop-insurance meeting is set

Kaua’i Visitors Bureau luncheon is coming

The Kaua’i Visitors Bureau annual membership luncheon is set for Thursday, Dec. 5, beginning with registration at 11:30 a.m., at the Radisson Kauai Beach Resort. The cost is $30 per person. The program includes information on advertising, a public relations recap for calendar-year 2002, and highlights of the calendar-2003 plan. This Saturday, Nov. 30 is the registration deadline. For reservations and more information, please call 245-3971.

UH’s Dobelle to address Chamber

Dr. Evan Dobelle, 12th president of the University of Hawaii, is the keynote speaker at the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce annual general membership meeting and silent auction, set for next Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club.

The Marriott also sponsors the event, which begins with registration, no-host cocktails and the start of the silent auction at 5:30 p.m. The 2002 Entrepreneur of the Year and 2002 Humanitarian of the Year for Kaua’i will also be honored. The charge is $39 for Chamber members, $49 for guests, and $44 for Chamber members signing up after the registration deadline next Tuesday, Dec. 3. Please call 245-7363 for more information, or register via fax, 245-8815, or online at www.kauaichamber.org/reservations?viewres&20.

MV Infinity calls twice on Nawiliwili

The 965-foot-long MV Infinity calls twice at Nawiliwili Harbor this week, the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 26, arriving at 7 a.m. and leaving at 6 p.m. the same day, and scheduled to return on the same arrival and departure schedule Friday, Nov. 29.

Thanksgiving will be a busy day at the harbor, with the 754-foot-long Norwegian Wind scheduled to arrive at Pier 3 at 7 a.m., leaving at 4 p.m., while the 867-foot-long Legend of the Seas arrives at 8 a.m. at Pier 2, out at 5:30 p.m. Volunteers are always welcome to help greet cruise ships. Please call 245-2340 for more information on volunteering.

Meeting on tourism impacts set for Lihu’e

A public meeting to discuss potential impacts of tourism on the state’s infrastructure, environment, economy and culture is set for tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 25, beginning at 7 p.m. in the Kauai High School cafeteria.

The forum will include a discussion of an ongoing study, Planning for Sustainable Tourism in Hawai’i. A Web site has been established, www.hawaiitourismstudy.com, where written comments are being accepted. Draft reports and other products of the project are being posted on the Web site as they become available.

Crop-insurance meeting is set

A meeting to discuss the possibility of establishing a crop-insurance program for farmers of various tropical fruits is set for tomorrow, Monday, Nov. 25, at 2:30 p.m. in the Lihu’e State Building.

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