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Poipu Rotarians rally for Waimea Boys & Girls Club

  • Courtesy Milani Pimental

    Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach and friends are all smiles during the Ohana Night celebration at the Waimea Clubhouse of the Boys & Girls Club of Hawaii.

WAIMEA — Members of the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach recently came together for a fun community-service opportunity at Ohana Night at the Waimea Clubhouse of the Boys &Girls Club of Hawaii.

During the pajama- and hot cocoa-themed event in which participants and their families gathered, Rotarians helped to serve dinner, hot chocolate, and judge the club’s pajama contest.

After dinner, grants totaling $10,000 were presented to Lea Nuesca, Boys &Girls Club of Hawaii Waimea Clubhouse program manager. A full $7,000 was provided through the generosity of community partner Joe Nelson through his company, Koloa Surf Company. The remaining $3,000 was from a district grant from the Rotary Club of Poipu Beach.

The funds are critical to the success of the Waimea Clubhouse, as the grants are designated for use toward the club’s facility rental at the West Kauai Technology Center.

“As Rotarians, an area of focus is investing in the future of young people on our island for education and after-school activities,” said Ted Faigle, club president. “We thank our partner, Koloa Surf Company, whose generosity assists us to support the Boys &Girls Club West Kauai financially. We also thank our dedicated members who have so much fun supporting Boys &Girls Club with their time and talents.”

“This impacts 40 families on our Westside of Kauai,” said Tina Albao, Boys &Girls Club of Hawaii Kauai director of development and operations. “These much-needed funds enable the kids to have a safe place to gather after school. We are so grateful to both Koloa Surf Co. and Poipu Rotary.”

The Rotary Club of Poipu Beach was created in 1982. It has more than 35 professional members who share a drive to give back to the community.

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