News Briefs for Saturday, April 29, 2006

• Scholarship deadline coming soon

• Prayer Sunday for Africa


Scholarship deadline coming soon

Applications for Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce scholarships must be postmarked by May 5, a chamber spokesperson said in a press release.

Public high-school seniors planning on attending college full-time and majoring in business or business-related fields are encouraged to apply.

Chamber leaders are offering three, $1,000 scholarships, one to a senior at each of the three public high schools.

The scholarships funds will be generated from the chamber’s Third Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament on May 21 at the Poipu Bay Golf Course, home of the PGA Grand Slam of Golf.

Scholarship applications are available at the three public high schools, and at the chamber office at 2970 Kele St., Suite 112, in the Lihue Plantation Building behind First Hawaiian Bank on Rice Street.

Completed applications must be mailed to the Scholarship Committee at the Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1969, Lihu‘e, HI 96766, or 2970 Kele St., Suite 112, Lihu‘e, HI 96766, postmarked no later than May 5.

Chamber officials are still accepting hole sponsors, donations, and golfers for the tournament. Hole sponsorship, donation and golfer registration forms are available at the chamber office, or by calling 245-7363. The Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce is a 501 (c) 6 nonprofit organization that has been serving Kaua‘i’s business community since 1913. The Kaua‘i Chamber of Commerce membership includes more than 650 business and professional men and women representing 450 Kaua‘i firms who give of their time and talents to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, civic and social well being of the County of Kaua‘i and the state of Hawai‘i. For more information, visit www.kauaichamber.org.


Prayer Sunday for Africa

Kauaians will gather for an informal prayer session at Prince Albert Park in Princeville tomorrow at noon, to show support for efforts to end genocide in Africa, organizer Vera Lauren said.

It is part of a national effort to, among other things, gather in prayer, and send post cards to President Bush encouraging him to do all he can to end the violence, she said.

“I wanted Hawai‘i to be represented, so on my own I am putting together a last-minute, short rally, ending in a non-denominational prayer,” she said.

“I do not know if my dog and I will be the only ones there, or if 10 or 100 people will come by to show their support. The only thing I know for sure is that I will not sit back and go uncounted,” Lauren said.

The park is near the Princeville Public Library, not far from the fountains on Ka Haku Road near the main Kuhio Highway entrance to Princeville.

For more information regarding the genocide, see oprah.com.

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