KALAPAKI BEACH – Roger Cable of Senter Petroleum was installed as the 2003 board chairman of the Kaua’i Chamber of Commerce at the Kauai Marriott Resort & Beach Club here Thursday night.
He said “communication and partnership” are themes for his year as chair.
“Please communicate with us. It’s your Chamber of Commerce,” he emphasized. “We’re there to bid your deeds.”
Installed by Judge George M. Masuoka as chair-elect was Curtis Tom of Bank of Hawaii, with Darnney Proudfoot of the Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative as vice chair, and Leland Kahawai of First Hawaiian Bank continuing as treasurer.
The new member of the board of directors is Danielle “Dani” Ramos of Pahio Resorts, replacing Lisa Ubay of Princeville Corporation.
Continuing directors include Barbara Bennett, Paul Endo, Jerry Gibson, Bob Mullins, Sam Pratt, Robby Rask, Matt Takata, Peggy Cha, Mike Furukawa, Charlie King, Brad Nagano, Cynthia Schur and David Walker.
For his volunteer work, outgoing board chair Myles Shibata, of Kawailoa Development, owners of the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa and Poipu Bay Golf Course, was given a dinner certificate for two at Gaylord’s Restaurant at Kilohana in Puhi.
He was also recognized as the board member to recruit the most new members into the Chamber this year, nine. That effort won him a meal certificate good at Hukilau Lanai at the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy.
Chamber membership stands at 484, though membership committee co-chair Paul Endo of First Hawaiian Bank had a goal of 500. He said he still hopes the goal can be reached before the end of this year.
Wayne “Rocky” Perreira of Roberts Hawaii Tours won the monthly Operation Aloha award, and the $50 restaurant certificate and plaque that comes with it.
Mamo Cummings, Chamber president, was surprised with a certificate from the 2002 board good for a stay at the Hyatt Regency Kauai Resort & Spa at Po’ipu, for her efforts. Carol Texeira, Chamber executive administrator, and Sheryll Bumanglag, office assistant, were also recognized for their work.
Several grade-school students were in attendance at the Chamber’s annual general membership meeting and silent auction, at a table paid for by Gregg Gardiner and 101 Things to Do on Kauai.
Dr. Evan S. Dobelle, 12th president of the University of Hawaii, was guest speaker.