Margaret Hashimoto of Hui Holomua Family and Community Education headed the slate of new officers for the Kauai Association of Family and Community Education, which launched its new year with the KAFCE Achievement Day luncheon Jan. 18 at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort.
Joining Hashimoto were Vice President Janice Plumer of Club Musubi, Treasurer Marina Pascua of Hui Holomua, Historian Gladys Fujiuchi, and past president Bernie Tangalin, both from Hui Holomua.
One of the major projects of KAFCE is the financial support it provides the Project Grad programs on Kauai. Dayle Rabago Takakusagi, representing Waimea High School, Anita Applegate, representing Kauai High School, and Cassie Camara, representing Kapaa High School, were on hand to accept their respective contributions from KAFCE coordinator Jo Shimamoto.
KAFCE supports other projects, including Character Counts! essay and drawing contest for fourth-grade students, Books for Newborn, Dress a Girl project, and with scholarships through the Trimble Foundation.
Natsumi Yamasato, working toward a degree in education, is the most recent Trimble Scholarship.
During the luncheon, KAFCE recognized Sharon Espina for five years of service, Suzie Yokoyama for 10 years of service, Tangalin for 15 years, Dorothy Higuchi for 30 years, Lucinda Tasaka for 35 years, and Janet Fujii and Fujiuchi for 50 years.
Hawaii FCE, of which KAFCE is affiliated, has a mission of living the “aloha spirit” to strengthen individuals, families and community.
Memberships are available by calling 245-2532.