Kaui continues her own tradition of giving back

The importance of giving back to those in the community on Kaua’i is not lost on Trinette Kaui, broker in charge for A&B Properties on Kaua’i.

Many people have noticed, including her peers from the Kauai Board of Realtors, they said in a press release.

Year after year, many people continually give back without striving for any recognition for their gifts of aloha.

Leaders of the Kauai Board of Realtors wanted to take a bit o time to bring one of those agents, Kaui, into the spotlight, even if the glare bothers her.

While some might allow the busy-ness of their lives to get in the way of the important matter of giving back, Kaui is not one of those.

Besides her responsibilities of broker in charge, she is the property manager for approximately 20,000 acres on Kaua’i which consists of agriculture and commercial properties of Alexander & Baldwin.

She is also a notary public. Her efficient time-management skills are partly due to being a certified facilitator for Stephen Coveys’ “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.”

In the past, she served eight years on the State of Hawai’i Safety Council, and completed a term on the State of Hawai’i Re-apportionment Commission.

Currently, she is a member and past president of the Rotary Club of West Kauai, property chair for The Salvation Army Advisory Board, director on the Kauai Medical Board, program chair of the Contractors Association of Kauai, director on the Kamehameha Schools Association of Kauai, a Kukuiolono Park trustee, and community chair of the Boy Scouts of America-Friends of Scouting.

If that isn’t enough, she is a member of the Hawaii Property Insurance Association, Kaua’i Community College Foundation, and the Kauai Board of Realtors, where she has served as vice president, treasurer and director.

In the recent past, she has served as president of the King Kaumuali’i Elementary School Parent Teacher Student Association, participated on the Kauai Workforce Investment Board, and to top it all off, was named Mother of the Year in 2001.

She has been with A&B for 22 years, and is fiercely loyal to her employer. Her loyalty is due in part to the wonderful way that A&B leaders helped their employees and residents of Kaua’i after the closure of McBryde Sugar Company and the destruction wrought by Hurricane ‘Iniki in 1992.

A&B officials completely supported their employees, and put their needs and welfare first, and for this she will always be grateful, she said.

A Kaua’i High School graduate, she holds an associate’s degree from Kaua’i Community College, and has been married for 21 years to Sgt. Wesley Kaui of the Kaua’i Police Department.

Son Donovan, 20, graduated from Kamehameha School, and is currently serving a two-year church mission in Independence, Mo.

Trinette Kaui has used his knowledge and love of the Hawaiian language to assist A&B officials with the naming of several aspects of current projects here on Kaua’i.

Son Kawika is currently a junior at Kamehameha, and loves nothing more than returning to Kaua’i for long weekends with his family members.

When she has a moment to spare, which isn’t often, she enjoys golfing, picking shells, listening to her husband play the guitar with Na Hula O Kaohikukapulani halau, and attending the Merrie Monarch Festival on the Big Island.

Though Sunday is her day of rest, she is very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

With all of her professional and personal success, she remains humble. “I’ve been blessed,” she said.

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